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Juan Carreon receives the vinyl folder that will hold his Luverne High School Class of 2015 diploma from Principal Ryan Johnson earlier this month. Carreon worked through the school’s alternative school to achieve the diploma that only a handful of members in his family have achieved.
Experiences often shape who we are and define what we become in life. No one knows that better than Juan Carreon, a 19-year-old I met for the first time during his graduation ceremony on April 15. The informal afternoon gathering at Pizza Ranch was full of smiles, congratulatory conversations and...
  Last week was the citywide junk pickup, and by unofficial observation the amount of junk that is put on the curb is dwindling from year to year. Junk pickup is definitely on my top 10 list of favorite city perks. I don’t really have a top 10 list but if I did, junk pickup would be ahead of leaf...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 28, 1922:   TWO LUVERNE COMPANIES SECURE LARGE CONTRACTS   National Concrete Co. Secures $36,000 Tile Order; Quartzite Quarries, Inc., Sells 200 Carloads Crushed Rock Two of Luverne’s manufacturing concerns, the National concrete Materials...
  Last week had me wondering just how much cold the tender new growth of perennials, shrubs, and trees could actually tolerate … nature never fails to amaze me. At 25 degrees for a low, I saw very little damage to anything, including my blooming daffodils. I’m hoping that was the last of that kind...
With the first month of the 2015 spring sports season nearly complete, something stands out in my mind. The Luverne girls’ track team is living up to lofty expectations. The Cardinals ran away with the team championships at the Cardinal Relays and the Worthington Invitational in their last two...

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