2021

Mavis Fodness
I’ve come to be something of a numbers watcher. Each weekday the State Department of Health releases coronavirus data, and I’ve been watching those numbers for more than a year. My daily watch mostly keeps tabs on the number of deaths in Rock County associated with COVID-19. As of Monday, we have...
Dispatch report Oct. 29 •Complainant on E. Lincoln Street reported a car speeding and harassing them. Oct. 30 •Complainant on W. Luverne Street reported a runaway. •The fire department is on standby for football game in Hills. Oct. 31 •Complainant on 141st Street reported a vehicle parked after...
Bench of Path, Jim Klosterbuer
The Luverne Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the winners of the second half of the 2021 CVB Photo Contest.   ADULT WINNERS LANDSCAPE: Bench on Path – Jim Klosterbuer Early Rock County Morning – Pat Baustian Quarry Top View – Kelly Doyle Sun Kissed Rocks – Kelly Doyle...
10 years ago (2011) •Rock County members of the local National Guard unit received a really big message from home last week. A 600-foot roll of paper containing hundreds of handwritten messages to soldiers arrived at the Camp Patriot base in Kuwait on Friday. According to First Sgt. Robert Newman,...
The stakes were high for the Luverne Cardinal volleyball squad headed to Jackson on Thursday, Nov. 4. The No. 1 and 2 seeds in the South Big South 3AA subsection final, the Cardinals faced off against the rival Huskies of Jackson County Central. Having lost in four sets to them earlier in the year...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin...
For the fourth time in Luverne cross country program history, both boys’ and girls’ teams are going to the state meet after the girls placed first as a team and the boys placed second at the Section meet Thursday, Oct. 28. Pictured are Tiana Lais (front), Maria Rops (left), Kianna Winter, Kayla Bloemendaal, Jenna DeBates, Tenley Nelson, Ella Schmuck, Khloe Visker, Grace Ingebretson, Brynn Boyenga, (back) Pierce Cunningham, Kaleb Hemme, Leif Ingebretson, Ryan Fick, Carsen Tofteland, Owen Janiszeski, Camden J
For the fourth time in Luverne cross country program history, both boys’ and girls’ teams are going to the state meet. The Cardinal girls placed first as a team and the boys placed second at the Section 3A meet Thursday, Oct. 28, in Madison on the golf course. “Any time you can have even one person...
More than 1,000 people flooded downtown Luverne this Monday night for the return of Trunk 'N Treat, the Chamber's ninth annual Halloween get-together for the community. Last year, the pandemic prevented the downtown activity, which moved to the school campus as a drive-through “Street of Treats”...
The Green Earth Players cast and crew of “Mamma Mia” rehearsed at the Palace Theatre Monday night in Luverne. Pictured are (front, from left) Xavier McKenzie, Karis Gust, Bergen Ask, Lexi Drake, Katrina Brown, Joseph Stearns, (second row) David Vis, Tory Bohlke, Anissa Vis, Rachel Ask, Berty Stearns, Cody Henrichs, Casey McKenzie, Shane Amborn, Jim Harsma, (back) Chris Nowatzki, Martha Nowatzki, Scott Wessels, Holly Anderson, Chris Brown, Dani Sunny Handy, DJ Luethje, Janet Hanson, Shannon Baack, Shawn Kins
The Green Earth Players return to the stage next week with their performance of “Mamma Mia,” the musical written by Catherine Johnson. “With Covid canceling our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 shows, we wanted to come back with a real big hit,” said GEP director Shawn Kinsinger. “We also wanted to get...
With a group of friends, family, community members and behind-the-scene artisans, Barb and Gene Ashby unveil the sign at the trailhead of the Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail Friday afternoon near the Luverne City Park. The 1.95-mile trail is in remembrance of Chris, who died in a 2005 car accident.
The Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail is more than just a biking and walking trail. The 1.95-mile paved trail is the family’s lasting legacy to the community that has supported them through one of the hardest experiences of their lives. Friday afternoon Barb and Gene Ashby of rural Luverne...

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