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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....
The Luverne Area Community Foundation is excited to announce its Spring 2017 Grant Awards in the amount of $27,526. The following awards were granted:   Health care: •Sanford Luverne Medical $6,120 for a transvaginal probe. •Luverne BackPack Program $5,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students...
Bill Stegemann ushers his mom, Louise Stegemann, into the livestock arena Saturday night during the 2017 Rock County Fair 4-H Parade of Champions to present the champion junior dairy award to 4-H’er Ella Sammons. The Fred Stegemann Family have presented the award since 1977.
Between spoonfuls of ice cream, 98-year-old Louise Stegemann reflected on the 4-H award she has given away to young dairy handlers since 1977. “Honored” is how she described giving first-year dairy exhibitor Ella Sammons the champion junior dairy award. Son Bill Stegemann and daughter Linda Wenzel...
“Go for Gold with 4-H” was the theme of the 2016 awards and recognition night for Rock County 4-H Nov. 5 at the Luverne Elementary Commons. About 120 members, parents, leaders, and sponsors congratulated the recipients of a multitude of honors. Rock County 4-H gives a special thanks to all the...
Danette Leenderts received a grand champion ribbon in food review with a “Candy Land” table setting and meal.
Rock County 4-H conducted their annual Presentation Night on Thursday, July 7, with members participating in performing arts, demonstrations, foods review and club banner judging.   This year performances included piano, clarinet solos, a clarinet and guitar duet and a drum solo piece. Participants...
The Southwest Initiatives Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary by recognizing 30 people, organizations or businesses that provide a snapshot of all those who “make southwest Minnesota a special place.” At SWIF’s 30th anniversary celebration April 29 near Granite Falls, the organization...
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter officers for the 2016-17 are (front, left) Tyler Reisdorfer, Kris Severtson, Michael Kinsinger, Eli Bakken, Kaylie Ossefoort, adviser Dennis Moritz, (back) Cody Sasker, Aric Meinerts, Tyler Fick and Dylan Mente. Not pictured is Will Natte.
The Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter annual awards banquet was Tuesday, March 29, at the Luverne Elementary School commons. The 2015-16 FFA chapter officer team conducted the meeting. Officers include Ryleigh Beers, president; Stephanie Riggs, vice president; Madi Oye, secretary; Kris Severtson,...
Almost 200 student speakers representing 14 teams competed in the Luverne Cardinal Invitational on Saturday, March 5. Thirty-five Cardinal team members competed. As hosts, the Luverne team could not compete for the team sweepstakes trophy. However, individually, Luverne speakers did a fantastic job...

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