2020

10 years ago (2010) •Remember the Christmas blizzard of 2009? Nearly two feet of snow and zero visibility closed roads to all travel that day, canceling holiday plans for families all over the Upper Midwest. This year, those holiday blizzard memories will be recalled during a special presentation...
Luverne’s LaShad Smith earned all-district honors for his efforts during the 2020 season. Smith was one of seven Cardinals to be named to the all-district team.
The South Central District announced their all-district team for the 2020 season recently and the Luverne Cardinals were well represented. In total the Cardinals had five players receive all-district honors. LaShad Smit, Zach Ahrendt, Bailey Cowell, Cade Wenninger, Peter Baustian and Ethan Beyer...
Luverne’s Elise Ferrell passes the ball during the team’s Nov. 16 match against JCC. Ferrell was recently named to the Big South All-Conference team.
The Big South Conference announced its fall sports all-conference teams for volleyball on Monday, Nov. 30. The Luverne Cardinals had three players recognized. Senior Gracie Zewiske and junior Elise Ferrell both received first-team all-conference honors. Junior setter Reghan Bork received honorable...
Abby Knobloch, pictured here going up for a kill, was named to the Red Rock all-conference team for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots.
The Red Rock Conference released all-conference volleyball honors on Dec. 2 and the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots had two players receive honors. H-BC senior Abby Knobloch received first-team all-conference honors. Fellow senior Taryn Rauk received all-conference honorable mention. Under the...
A 20-minute show of fireworks ushered in the 2020 Love the Lights celebration in Luverne’s city park Sunday night.
Dozens of holiday displays were illuminated simultaneously Sunday night for Luverne’s Love the Lights celebration. The city park came to life around 7 p.m. when the lights were illuminated on more than 70 displays set up by 39 businesses and organizations. The park lighting followed a spectacular...
Fifteen Luverne High School students recite the National Honor Society pledge Nov. 23 during a recorded virtual ceremony. Current NHS member Lauren VerSteeg (bottom, far right) administered the pledge to (top row, from left) Trista Baustian, Rozilyn Oye, Zachary Ahrendt, Simon Boyenga, (second row) Peter Baustian, Olivia Huisman, Griffen Jarchow, Olivia Wieneke, (third row) McKenzie VanGrootheest, Gracie Zewiske, Brooklynn VerSteeg, Rylee Gee, (bottom) Elise Jarchow, Luke Thorson and Casey Sehr.
Fifteen Luverne High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society Nov. 23 in a recorded ceremony that replaced the traditional in-person event. New junior inductees are Trista Baustian, Olivia Huisman, Griffen Jarchow, Casey Sehr, Luke Thorson, Brooklyn VerSteeg and...
Owners of 19 Rock County parcels recently received letters that they’re out of compliance with the state’s buffer law. Since the notifications were sent in October through the Rock County Land Management Office, one parcel has been brought into compliance, leaving 18 parcels whose owners will...
Dispatch report Nov. 20 •Scam calls were reported at location on E. Dodge Street. •Complainant on County Highway 4 reported a driving complaint. •Parking complaint was reported on E. Luverne Street. Nov. 21 •Property was found at location on W. Hatting Street. •Noise complaint was reported at...
Brooklynn Ver Steeg tossed in a team-high 24 points to lead the Cardinals to a 61-38 win over the St. James Saints during the 2019-2020 season on Feb. 22 in Luverne. It was Luverne’s first postseason win since 2007.
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ basketball team enjoyed a successful 2019-2020 season, finishing with a respectable 19-10 record. They earned the No. 1 seed in their subsection before falling to Windom, the No. 2 seed, on a buzzer-beater. The Cardinals were paced by Brooklynn Ver Steeg. As a sophomore...
Rock County Commissioners allocated more CARES Act dollars last week in response to a fast-approaching spending deadline. Commissioners  allocated almost $220,000 to five community service organizations and will make a final distribution of the more than $1 million into Rock County through the...

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