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Casey Westphal
Five Sanford Luverne Medical Center employees were recognized by Sanford Health’s south region of hospitals and clinics. Casey Westphal, Jane Beers, Hailey Gaunt, Mary O’Toole-Hemme and Lila Dewitt were honored with four awards, with seven other nurses receiving nominations. Westphal, a registered...
Scholarships totaling $7,800 have been awarded to Luverne graduates by the A.R. Wood Scholarship Trust committee. New scholarship recipients are 2020 Luverne High School graduates Jordan Winter and Gunnar Oldre. Nine renewal scholarships were awarded to prior LHS graduates Jayden Anderson, Anika...
Prairie Rose Minnesota Community Fund grants and scholarships of more than $39,000 were awarded from 2020 disbursements. The community board of directors met recently to conduct the annual disbursement of student scholarships and organization grants. Eight scholarships totaling $6,250 were awarded...
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter members were recognized May 11 during the Luverne High School virtual awards night. The chapter’s annual awards night was canceled due to the coronavirus concerns, and adviser Dennis Moritz presented only a small portion of the member awards at the school’s awards night....
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced its year-end 2019 grant awards in the amount of $24,850.   Community health care grants included: •Rock County Ag Society $300 for first aid stations. •Luverne Backpack Program $5,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students. •Good Samaritan...
Emily Crabtree delivers the welcome message at the Luverne Area Community Foundation's celebration Nov. 25.
The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted its annual Friends of the Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Monday, Nov. 25, in Take 16 Brewing Company, Luverne. The event recognizes and celebrates businesses, nonprofits and individuals who benefit from and support the foundation’s mission of...
New Federation officers and adult representatives for the 2020 4-H year include (front, left) Leah Kruse, Danette Leenderts, Krista Burkman, Grace Sandbulte, (back) Russell Forrest, Michael Kinsinger, Whitney Elbers, Caleb Raak, Jacob Raak, Theresa Raak, Mike Uhl, Becky Ossefoort, Dawn Leenderts and Michele Kruse.
The Rock County 4-H organization hosted the 2019 awards and recognition night Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Luverne Elementary School commons. This year’s theme was “Any Way You Cut It: 4-H is Top Choice.” About 160 4-H members, parents, leaders and sponsors attended the event that recognized members...
Local residents initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Two local residents were recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Calla Jarvie, Luverne, was initiated at Emporia State University. Erik Tofteland, Luverne, was initiated at South Dakota State University, Brookings. Only the...
New FFA officers named at the March 25 FFA banquet are (front, from left) Shelby Kracht, reporter; Destiny Matthiesen, vice president; Gretchen Jacobsma, secretary; Cassie Flanagan, president; (back) Eric Somnis, officer at large; Justin Dohlmann, historian; Camron Kopp, treasurer; and Chase Overgaard, parliamentarian. Not pictured is sentinel Hunter Ahrendt.
The Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter members were honored March 25 during the group’s 2018-19 awards banquet in the  Luverne Elementary School commons.   Seniors recognized Twenty-two seniors and their parents were honored. They include: •Greta Ahrendt, daughter of Brad and Angela Ahrendt. •Brooke Brust...
Ellsworth Locker, located in Ellsworth, received ten awards at the 2019 Minnesota Meat Processers Convention in St. Cloud recently. The annual event received entrants from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Brian and Kathy Chapa, owners of Ellsworth Locker, entered 26 different categories....

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