Joel Farrell (left) and Jim Hoiten with Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls position the 48-inch saw blade into position Thursday morning, June 13, at the Luverne Middle-School High School.
Workers with Gil Haugan Construction have spent weeks cutting the Luverne school complex in half.
Jason Phelps
A new Luverne Middle School principal will be in place this fall, provided board members approve the hiring of Jason Phelps at tonight’s (June 20) meeting.
Sue VerSteeg began Great Planes Travel in Luverne in 1999. The agency is celebrating 20 years in business at its new location on North Freeman Avenue.
Great Planes Travel is celebrating a new location and 20 years of business during a ribbon-cutting this afternoon in Luverne.
Scott Johnson (left), Dave Ermler and Dan Mahar are working to bring Tall Grass Guitar Class to Luverne.
Musical artists and organizers of Tall Grass Guitar Class made a big announcement at a small gathering Thursday, June 13, during Southwestern Mental Health Center’s Chamber open house.
Rock County Relay for Life cancer survivors release balloons at the end of Thursday’s Block Party event at Take 16 Brewing Co.
The 2019 version of Rock County’s Relay for Life unfolded under pleasant weather conditions with healthy participation at its new location at Take 16 Thursday night.
People who join the annual Rock County Garden Tour next week are in for a rare private viewing of one couple’s pursuit of artistic expression and stretch of imagination.
Joel Farrell (left) and Jim Hoiten with Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls position the 48-inch saw blade into position Thursday morning, June 13, at the Luverne Middle-School High School.
Jason Phelps
Sue VerSteeg began Great Planes Travel in Luverne in 1999. The agency is celebrating 20 years in business at its new location on North Freeman Avenue.
Scott Johnson (left), Dave Ermler and Dan Mahar are working to bring Tall Grass Guitar Class to Luverne.
Rock County Relay for Life cancer survivors release balloons at the end of Thursday’s Block Party event at Take 16 Brewing Co.

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Joel Farrell (left) and Jim Hoiten with Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls position the 48-inch saw blade into position Thursday morning, June 13, at the Luverne Middle-School High School.
Workers with Gil Haugan Construction have spent weeks cutting the Luverne school complex in half. Crews are preparing for the demolition of eight classrooms from the two-story west wing of the high school to make room for the new commons and performing art center addition, which will be located...
Jason Phelps
A new Luverne Middle School principal will be in place this fall, provided board members approve the hiring of Jason Phelps at tonight’s (June 20) meeting. Phelps has been the principal at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School for the past five years. Phelps is coming into the new position with some...
Sue VerSteeg began Great Planes Travel in Luverne in 1999. The agency is celebrating 20 years in business at its new location on North Freeman Avenue.
Great Planes Travel is celebrating a new location and 20 years of business during a ribbon-cutting this afternoon in Luverne. Owner Sue VerSteeg moved her travel agency to the former Rock County Eye Clinic location on Freeman Avenue this year, and the event from 1 to 3 p.m. will offer tours of the...
Scott Johnson (left), Dave Ermler and Dan Mahar are working to bring Tall Grass Guitar Class to Luverne.
Musical artists and organizers of Tall Grass Guitar Class made a big announcement at a small gathering Thursday, June 13, during Southwestern Mental Health Center’s Chamber open house. Scott Johnson, CEO of SWMHC, introduced an Oct. 18, 19 and 20 event that will bring three “world class” guitar...
Rock County Relay for Life cancer survivors release balloons at the end of Thursday’s Block Party event at Take 16 Brewing Co.
The 2019 version of Rock County’s Relay for Life unfolded under pleasant weather conditions with healthy participation at its new location at Take 16 Thursday night. “I hope everyone enjoyed the change to a block party,” said Lisa Ehlers, local Relay for Life chairwoman. “It was nice to have...
People who join the annual Rock County Garden Tour next week are in for a rare private viewing of one couple’s pursuit of artistic expression and stretch of imagination. The Gerald and Sandy Johnson home on the state line northwest of Beaver Creek is an otherwise ordinary acreage that’s been...
The Southwestern Mental Health Center is helping more clients than ever, yet the workload continues to increase, according to CEO Scott Johnson who said suicide in the Midwest is a crisis. “We’re doing more than ever before, but mental health needs at times overwhelm what we’re able to provide,” he...
The Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series debuted Tuesday at The Plaza at the corner of Main Street and McKenzie Avenue. In addition to evening activities, a late morning/early afternoon plaza event was suggested, and organizers arranged for Ron and Jane Cote of Luverne to provide the entertainment for...
More than a year of belt-tightening measures brought positive news May 21 from Southwest Health and Human Services officials. SWHHS director Beth Wilms and fiscal manager Sarah Kirchner updated county commissioners on the organization’s financial progress over the past 18 months. “Our cost-saving...
Quarter 4 A Honor Roll Seniors: Amber Bos, Grace Bundesen, Sidney Fick, Mary-Frances Ladd, Luke LaRock, Garrett Raymon, Josie Scholten, Bailey Swan, Preston Wilhelmi. Juniors: Josie Bartels, Whitney Elbers, Larinda Kellenberger, Kailey Rozeboom. Sophomores: Abby Knobloch, Allison LaRock, Lauren...

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