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What will be the highlight of summer vacation for one Luverne youth unfolds over the next couple of days. Perceyis Trierweiler, an 11-year-old who will be a sixth-grader next September, departs for Detroit, Michigan, for a grand adventure. Trierweiler, who has been a member of the Luverne Tae Kwon...
After 23-plus years of marriage, my wife may have uttered her most profound statement to date in early May. Astrid and I were discussing our upcoming, two-week vacation at Three Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County when she spoke these memorable words. “I’m looking at this year’s vacation like it’s a...
A racing event with a twist will be staged at the Rock County Fairgrounds Saturday. The celebration of Buffalo Days in Luverne has included dirt track action at the local oval for a while now, but this year’s slate will include a special event that adds extra intrigue to the Saturday night lineup....
The Buffalo Ridge Officials Association is in desperate need of help. After years of administering the rules of the sport of football with integrity and pride on many fields here in Southwest Minnesota, the BROA is currently facing a number crisis. “We had about 15 or 16 officials right here in...
Luverne’s Ariel DeBeer is enjoying a successful senior season as a member of the school’s softball program. Led by a senior-dominated team, the Cardinals are playing winning ball with an 11-8 record after going 5-13 in 2016. DeBeer has played a part in the on-field success by producing at the plate...
Two Luverne High School seniors rose to the occasion during the 92nd version of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls over the weekend. Participating at a meet that attracts some of the best athletes in a three-state area, Luverne’s Matt Hup and Griffin Ahrendt did more than hold their own...
It didn’t take Adrian’s Kevin Nowotny long to be on the receiving end of a well-deserved honor. Approximately 10 months after stepping down as Adrian’s head baseball coach after a 23-year run, Nowotny recently learned he’s been elected to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association...
I have a suggestion for a pair of middle school female students at Hills-Beaver Creek High School. If I were you gals, I would actively try to recruit your friends, classmates or just about anyone else to join the H-BC girls’ golf program. Hannah Fick and Tess Van Maanen are the lone female members...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on Jan. 29, 1926:   COUNTY SKI TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 12TH   Between Thirty and Forty coasters to Take Active Part in Highly Thrilling Sport   Plans now being made provide for a Rock county Ski tournament to be held at the Norton hill east of...
Luverne’s Solomon Nielsen will be wrestling again in Minnesota this coming winter. Nielsen, a current senior who completed a stellar LHS career in early March, has elected to become a member of the Augsburg College wrestling program for the 2017-18 season. The Minneapolis education institution...

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