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Meetings Town and Country garden club will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the American Reformed Church parking lot in Luverne to car pool to Alvord, Iowa, to visit a garden and shops. Call 507-597-6378 if interested. Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, in...
Ethan Erickson
Prayer Warriors and Team Ethan community members gathered at Ethan Erickson’s favorite spot, the Rez in Hills, for a community prayer event Wednesday, July 31. Ethan’s mother, Heather, and his sister Mia were in attendance with Ethan who participated via FaceTime. “Ethan misses fishing and wants to...
The Prairie Rose Community Fund Board of Directors recently allocated $39,450 in grants and scholarships for 2019. Grants totaling $33,200 were given to the city of Hardwick, Hardwick Fire Department and Hardwick Community Club. City projects include upgrades and maintenance of the city’s lagoon...
There is movement afoot to pair Luverne with an international “sister city,” and now organizers are seeking local input to choose a global partner. “We’re reaching out to the community if you have a relationship with a city or an interest in a location,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane...
A group of nearly 40 community members gathered Monday night for a second round of discussion about what a downtown plaza in Luverne might look like. They looked at three architect drawings of possible plaza scenarios, each with different combinations of green spaces, water features, outdoor...
The lot sits empty under the Ellsworth water tower after a Jan. 15 fire destroyed the town’s 115-year-old city hall. A public meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the school gymnasium in order for council members to gather residents’ input into replacing the building.
The future of the Ellsworth City Hall will be discussed at a public meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the school gymnasium. On Jan. 15 a fire destroyed the former city hall, a 115-year-old two-story brick building. Cause of the fire is undetermined, according to the fire marshal’s preliminary...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Beaver Crek Township Hall. American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Dell Hogan Post Hall. Call Dianna at 283-1934 with questions. Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 7 p.m...
  Meetings Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, for lunch at the China Inn followed by bingo at the Veterans Home. Call Connie at 283-8470 by Nov. 1. Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer. Sanford Luverne Pink...
Meetings Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 with questions. Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in St. Catherine’s east parking lot to drive to Pipestone for lunch at Lange’s Café and...
Exchange State Bank presented a check for $15,000 to Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow during a reception Monday evening in Sterling’s restaurant in Luverne. Participating in the event were (front, from left) Mayor Pat Baustian, Exchange State Bank President Tim Plimpton, LIFT members Betty Mann and Judy Fenske, Exchange State Bank loan officer Tyler Bush, LIFT member Mark Optiz, Luverne EDA Director Holly Sammons, (second row) Exchange State Bank Vice President Ryan DeBates, LIFT member Stacy Gangestad, (th
An extra $15,000 is available for community enhancement in Luverne, thanks to an online voting effort in the community. Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) gave Luverne its Strong Communities Award in the rural category of a recent contest that drew 12,000 votes among four...

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