2021

Community members, veterans, students and staff gathered in Luverne Middle School-High School Thursday afternoon for a Veterans Day program in the Performing Arts Center. Minnesota National Guardsman Jeff Thacker spoke about military service and what it means to serve. Thacker, who has been...
Bickerstaff (left), County Administrator Kyle Oldre and Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian greet veterans and their families as they drive up for free pork loins.
Travis Lang and Stephanie Bickerstaff with Premium Minnesota Pork worked with local volunteers to distribute 200 donated pork loins to local veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11, to thank them for their service on Veterans Day. Stationed at the History Center parking lot on East Main Street, they handed...
Dispatch report Nov. 5 •Complainant on Blue Mound Avenue reported a camera outage. •Complainant on S. East Park Street reported two abandoned bikes. •Complainant on E. Luverne Street reported identity theft. •Moody County Sheriff’s office requested assistance with pursuit on 20th Avenue, Jasper. •...
Kevin Barnhart of the Rock County Pork Producers presents the We Love Pork Challenge trophy to Codie Deutsch of 75 Diner Monday night during an awards reception at Take 16 in Luverne.
The Rock County Pork Producers announced the name of the 2021 We Love Pork Challenge at a reception for all the participating restaurants on Monday, Nov. 15, at Take 16 Brewing Company. The winner this year is Codie Deutsch and her team at 75 Diner. Their winning pork dish, “The Morning Oinker,”...
Open House Angela Vortherms will celebrate her 50th birthday at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Take 16 in Luverne. Come in your ’50s or ’70s attire! Food with dance to follow. Shhhh! This is a surprise!   Card Shower Ron and Anita Boyenga will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov....
LSS meals at Generations Monday, Nov. 22: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, dessert. Tuesday, Nov. 23: Beef chili with beans, romaine salad with dressing, corn muffin, blushing pears. Wednesday, Nov. 24: Baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, broccoli florets, bread,...
10 years ago (2011) •The record price paid for Rock County agricultural land at a public auction jumped to $12,4000 Thursday, Nov. 10, as land owned by Robert Kitchenmaster was offered for sale. The sale broke the $9,050-per-acre record paid for 160 acres in Mound Township Aug. 24. Ron Van Ruler...
Steve Wiertzema (right), Hills-Beaver Creek High School athletic director, presents the Section 3 Nine-Man trophy to H-BC football captains (from left) Donavon Leenderts, Casey Kueter, Ty Bundesen, Max Scholten and Oliver Deelstra.
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots and the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines have met the last four years in the Section 3 Nine-Man Section Championship. This year the Patriots claimed the section championship with a score of 36-9 in Marshall Friday, Nov. 5. The Patriot defensive line play of senior Max...
The Luverne High School girls’ cross country team starts the Class A state cross country tournament Saturday afternoon at the St. Olaf College campus in Northfield. The girls’ team finished third out of 16 with two runners achieving all-state status.
The Luverne High School girls’ cross country team returned to the awards podium Saturday after finishing third at the state cross country tournament in Northfield. The LHS girls amassed 117 points in the Class A event behind winning team Staples-Motley (103 points) and second-place Perham,109...
Teacher and LHS alum Canaan Petersen (far right) leads students in a pep fest chant.
Luverne Schools' sixth through 12th-grade students gather as a group Thursday afternoon, Nov. 4, in the new performing arts center to send off the varsity girls' and boys' cross country teams to the state tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6. It was another first for the school, which previously...

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