2021

Pictured are (from left) Luverne girls’ basketball head coach TJ Newgard, Adam Gaerets (LBA president), Johnna Ahrendt (Dollars for Scholars), Tony and Wendy Gacke, Ryan DeBates (LBA Treasurer), Carrie Overgaard (LBA) and John Sichmeller (head boys’ basketball coach).
The Luverne Basketball Association hosted a "Teal-out" night Dec. 7 when the Cardinals hosted the Jackson County Central Huskies in a girls’/boys’ doubleheader. The evening raised awareness for mental health and suicide prevention while also supporting a local scholarship. T-shirt sales, a pulled...
In the first chapter of Luke, the Holy Spirit makes us witnesses of two miraculous encounters. First, the angel Gabriel appears to the priest Zechariah and reveals to him that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear a child even in her advanced age. They were to name this miracle child John, and he would...
Festival of Nativities committee member Kristy Loosbrock places one of 206 nativity sets and 35 ornaments on a display table Thursday, Dec. 2, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. In the first-time event, an estimated 250 people walked through the displays located in the church basement, atrium and sanctuary.
Stories and memories flowed from St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne Saturday as the first Festival of Nativities took place with excellent participation from both nativity owners and the public. Parishioner Janet Marshall suggested the activity and assembled a committee to help organize and...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation dispersed nearly $76,000 to local causes. Pictured are recipients front, from left, Sheila Westfield (Sanford), Marie and Dan LaRock (Rock Ranch), David Van Batavia (Luverne Fire Department), Tammy Johnson (City of Hardwick), Betty Mann (Rock County Historical Society), Phil Paquette (LPS School Nurse); middle row Emily Crabtree (LACF, Exec Director), Sam Honerman (LAAF), Sheryl Remme (Sanford Luverne), Joan Kindt (Hardwick Fire Department), Missy Bass (Game Plan 4 Hope
The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted its annual Friends of the Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Monday night at Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne. The event recognizes and celebrates businesses, nonprofits and individuals who benefit from and support the foundation’s mission of...
National Honor Society member Luke Thorson (far left) delivers the National Honor Society pledge to the 15 new members during a Nov. 22 induction ceremony in the performing arts center.
Fifteen new members were inducted into the Luverne High School National Honor Society Monday, Nov. 22, in a ceremony at the performing arts center. Inducted during the ceremony were seniors Pierce Cunningham, Elise Ferrell, Trygve Gangestad, Kristin Rud, Madeleine Schmuck and Hope Thorson, and...
Enjoying their Respect Lunch are second-graders from Laura Louwagie’s class. Parent Ashley Carlson (back, center) ate lunch with (from left) Garrett Carlson, Brody Aanenson, Brielle Churchill, Axel Scarset and Ryleigh Barnett.
Students at Luverne Elementary donned their Sunday best and practiced their dinner table manners Friday at the Parents Partners in Education-sponsored Respect Lunch in the school commons. Instead of the regular cafeteria-style service, kitchen staff prepared a sit-down dinner where the students...
Local musicians directed, accompanied and performed Saturday night’s "Breath of Heaven" Community Christmas Cantata in the school’s performing arts center. The performance, produced by Luverne Street Music, featured a vocal Christmas message accompanied by brass, woodwinds and strings. Proceeds from the event benefited the Rock County Food Shelf.
Luverne’s annual Winterfest celebration returned over the weekend, live and in person following last year’s pandemic-restricted events. Many traditional Winterfest offerings returned on deck, including arts and crafts, Santa at school, the nutcracker scavenger hunt, Christmas Cantata, Hinkly House...
Gevo Inc. hosted an educational tour Monday for stakeholders and policymakers to learn more about clean fuel projects in Minnesota. Partnering with the Great Plains Institute, Gevo shared the message that biofuels are a lower-carbon alternative to petroleum-based transportation fuels. “Minnesota is...
Meetings Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Kenneth Community Center. Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the conference room of Edgerton Ag, 1300 Mechanic Street Edgerton.  Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec....
10 years ago (2011) •A Luverne High School student is finding success in the film industry in the Twin Cities. His latest work, “In Harm’s Way,” will premiere at the Historic Palace Theatre in Luverne at the end of the year. Mason Makram, who graduated from Luverne High School in 2008, was part of...

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