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Fourth-graders (from left) Nolan Dekam, Allison Beyer, Summer Mollberg, Ty Kopp, Will Gehrke, Makenzie Smith, Gracyn Woodley and Naima French learn about ATV safety from FFA’ers (from left) Chris Aning, Harrison Uithoven, and Lucas Hansen
Luverne High School FFA students hosted Farm Safety Day presentations Monday for Luverne Elementary fourth-grade classes.
Luverne Economic Development Authority Director Holly Sammons (second from left) leads LEDA members on a test drive of the new e-bikes rental program during their Monday morning meeting in Luverne City Hall Council Chambers. From left are Sherri Thompson, Sammons, Kevin Aaker, Mayor Pat Baustian and Mike Engesser.
The city of Luverne is launching an e-bike rental program based at the East Main Street trailhead property (former Casey’s) at the Blue Mound Avenue corner.
Kindergarten students perform the “Carnival of the Animals” Friday morning with Luverne Elementary School music instructor Morgan Van Holland (back, far left). A video featuring each classroom will be released this week in lieu of a public concert.
Spring traditionally is a busy time in the Luverne Elementary music department.
Kindergartners in Monica Edstrom’s and Jessica Van Batavia’s classrooms race off the starting line May 5 during the annual running of the Cardinal Dash, a fun run fundraiser organized annually by Parent Partners In Education. The students complete a half-mile or a two-mile run, depending on grade level.
This year’s annual Cardinal Dash fundraiser at Luverne Elementary School yielded $16,180 for the school’s Parent Partners in Education (PPIE) group. The amount topped the group’s $13,000 goal.
Averill Sehr catches a fly ball during the game against Windom May 4.
Fourth-graders (from left) Nolan Dekam, Allison Beyer, Summer Mollberg, Ty Kopp, Will Gehrke, Makenzie Smith, Gracyn Woodley and Naima French learn about ATV safety from FFA’ers (from left) Chris Aning, Harrison Uithoven, and Lucas Hansen
Luverne Economic Development Authority Director Holly Sammons (second from left) leads LEDA members on a test drive of the new e-bikes rental program during their Monday morning meeting in Luverne City Hall Council Chambers. From left are Sherri Thompson, Sammons, Kevin Aaker, Mayor Pat Baustian and Mike Engesser.
Kindergarten students perform the “Carnival of the Animals” Friday morning with Luverne Elementary School music instructor Morgan Van Holland (back, far left). A video featuring each classroom will be released this week in lieu of a public concert.
Kindergartners in Monica Edstrom’s and Jessica Van Batavia’s classrooms race off the starting line May 5 during the annual running of the Cardinal Dash, a fun run fundraiser organized annually by Parent Partners In Education. The students complete a half-mile or a two-mile run, depending on grade level.
Junior and senior students in H-BC ag classes spent Thursday afternoon, May 6, at The Rez in Hills testing the fishing poles they constructed in class.

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Gordon Mulder (right) , past president of Luverne Lions Club and current vice district governor 5M3, presents a donation to Friends of Blue Mounds chair Amy Nelson and Blue Mounds State Park manager Chris Ingebretsen. The donation will be used to purchase new bike racks for the state park to...
Four Hills-Beaver Creek students were recognized recently for their creative writing skills. Sponsored through the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative based in Marshall, the 2021 Creative Writing Contest drew 162 entries from 110 students in grades three through twelve. Students could enter...
Luverne Elementary counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins reached a career milestone recently when the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) designated Luverne Elementary School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). RAMP recognizes schools committed to delivering an exemplary school...
Seniors (from left) Cassie Flanagan, Trinity Carlson and Crystal Sayavong pick up trash at The Lake.
As a thank you to the Luverne community for its years of school support, the 90 seniors at Luverne High School spent Friday morning lending a hand at several public parks and nonprofit organizations for their annual senior service day. After a morning of service work, the students met for a picnic...
The Luverne City Council approved a $6.36 million reserve capacity agreement with Missouri River Energy Services for the 3,500 KW diesel-powered generator in the power plant building. The 1967 generator has been in the power plant and under an reserve capacity agreement for many years, and...
Members of the Rock County DFL organization worked along I-90 near Luverne Thursday, May 6, on their Adopt a Highway service project. From left are Beryl Haugen, Carol McDonald, Val Saarloos, Carol Serie, Lona Klosterbuer, Suanne Ohme, Keith Erickson, Al Stoakes, Ruth Stoakes, Greg Antoine, Pat...
A section of the Luverne High School choir practices for Friday’s in-person concert last week with choir instructor Seana Graber (in front, facing camera). Although Friday’s event has limited spectators, it will be the first time the students will perform as a group in more than a year.
In-person choral and instrumental concerts return to Luverne Middle-High School Friday for the first time in more than a year. For the sixth-grade band students, the 6 p.m. concert will be their first concert together as a group. Joining them will be the seventh- and eighth-grade band and sixth-...
Parent organizers for Saturday’s Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary School junior-senior prom plan to conduct this year’s event outside at SpringBrooke Events, Golf & Grill in Beaver Creek. The public may attend and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and practice social distance on the golf course....
Luverne City Council members took action last week to modify tax increment financing for the former Sharkee’s property on South Highway 75. The city originally purchased the property and prepared the lot in 2016 for an unknown future development. With Towne Square Apartments coming soon, the city...
The Luverne Redbirds amateur baseball team fell to the Milroy Irish on Sunday, May 9, in Luverne. The Irish bested the Redbirds 10-4. The Redbirds struck first when Gaige Nath hit a solo home run to lead off the game. The Irish scored three runs in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Kendall Meyer hit...
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