2021

Tina Petronek, a paraprofessional with Luverne Elementary School, is the Luverne Education Association’s 2021 Friend of Education.
Everyday family activities led Tina Petronek to be named the 2021 Luverne Education Association’s Friend of Education. Petronek has been a media center paraprofessional at Luverne Elementary School since 2014. “What could be better — working in something you enjoy (library/reading) and at the same...
Lucinda Rofshus is the Luverne Education Association 2021 Teacher of the Year. Rofshus, a fourth-grade teacher, is a 29-year veteran of the classroom. She has taught 26 years in Luverne.
When Lucinda Rofshus accepted the bouquet of flowers and 2021 Teacher ofk the Year plaque from family members and colleagues on Nov. 16, she was quick to defer praise. “I don’t think I do anything that other teachers don’t do,” she said. “We just make a really good team here.” But her peers thought...
Newly revealed LEA Teacher of the Year Lucinda Rofshus thanks those connected by Zoom for the 2021 honor, telling colleagues, “I don't think I do anything that other teachers don’t do. We just make a really good team here.”
Each Monday during American Education Week, Luverne Education Association celebrates public education and honors two individuals whose focus is on students and receiving a quality education. Fourth-grade teacher Lucinda Rofshus was selected as the 2021 Teacher of the Year and elementary...
Agriculture producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather...
The Luverne School District levy is set to decrease by 4.4 percent for taxes payable in 2021. The district next year will levy $3.904 million, which is $179,805 less than the $4.084 million levied this year. Luverne School Board members set the district’s preliminary levy at their Sept. 24 meeting...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School District levy is set to increase by less than 1 percent in 2021 following action at the H-BC School Board’s Sept. 28 meeting. For taxes payable in 2021, the district will levy an additional $8,612 or .64 percent more than in 2020. Local property taxpayers contribute $1...
Rock County Commissioners are proposing a 2.15-percent levy increase for taxes payable in 2021. The proposed 2021 increase garners an additional $127,000 for a total levy of $6.3 million, or about half the county’s annual budget. Included in the 2021 budget is $79,000 earmarked for reserves. The...
The Rock County Commissioners postponed action on a preliminary 2021 tax levy until Sept. 22 after discussions stalled during the Sept. 8 meeting. County Administrator Kyle Oldre said the state is projecting a budget shortfall due to spending efforts to lessen the coronavirus pandemic impact in the...
For the second year in a row, Luverne’s tax levy could increase by more than 9 percent, according to action at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. Council members set the proposed 2021 tax levy at $2,298,720, which represents a 9.67 percent increase ($202,596 more than the current levy). The levy...
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