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Outdoor ice skating rinks like the one in Pat Von Tersch's back yard in Luverne became even more important during Minnesota's COVID-19 lockdown as prep athletes continue to skate to prepare for the season.
The hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” coined a term, “The Long Night,” referring to a time period of a prolonged winter. The Long Night is over for now in Minnesota. Nov. 20 marked the last youth sporting event that took place in Minnesota before a “pause” was put into effect until Jan. 4. Now...
Top finishers in the 2020 Cardinal Pride competition include (front, from left) Gavyn Boll, Zach Ahrendt, Jack Schlosser, (back) Cade Wenninger, LaShad Smith, Casey Sehr and Zach Kruse.
The results are in. Luverne High School senior Cade Wenninger is the winner of the annual “Cardinal Pride” competition. The yearly event challenges the athletes to be in the best shape possible. Wenninger passed that test with flying colors, finishing with a total score of 1,669.45. The senior was...
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When the coronavirus pandemic canceled this year’s NCAA Men’s March Madness Basketball Tournament, it also canceled Hills-Beaver Creek High School’s participation in the data analysis competition. Or that’s what H-BC secondary mathematics teacher Nora Wysong thought. But she learned the teams of...
“We are all in this together” is a friendly competition between the communities of Adrian and Ellsworth. Announcing the event are (top, from left) Danielle DeBeer with her dog, Sadie, John Faber, (bottom) Adrian Peace Office Ashley Kane, Kendra DeBeer, and Kyler and Bryson Kunkel.
The cities of Adrian and Ellsworth are competing for bragging rights for “most patriotic community” as part of a pandemic effort to lift spirits among residents. According to Adrian Community Assistant Megan Vortherms, the two city offices announced it earlier this week to residents. “We decided we...
The first competition of the Luverne High School robotics team yielded a rookie team award and plenty of experience, according to coach Aaron Perkins. Perkins, 17 students and three adult chaperones traveled to the Great Northern Regional 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 26-29 in Grand Forks,...
A week after receiving the kit, Melanie Rittenhouse (left), Jonah Friedrichsen, Martin Anderson and Marshal Oakes have the base assembled for Luverne High School’s first industrial-sized robot.
With $9,900 in hand, the Luverne High School robotics team is setting its sights on the first competition in late February. Adviser Aaron Perkins and students hosted the team’s first parent information meeting Jan. 8 with an eye on the calendar. “We have 51 days and this is Day 2,” he said. “We...
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....
Participants in the 2019 Rock County Communication Arts Contest include (front row from left) Ava Steinhoff, Gabriella Porter, Penni Moore, (back) Klarissa Burkman, Krista Burkman, Aisha Porter, Candace Porter and Mazzi Moore. Not pictured are Colton Buchholz, Caylix Buchholz and Andrea Luitjens.
Eleven Rock County 4-H’ers in grades kindergarten through high school shared their communication talents Feb. 28 at the annual 4-H Communication Arts Contest in Luverne. Members participated in photojournalism, creative writing, interpretive reading and photojournalism. Contest goals included...
Luverne FCCLA members who participated in national competition include (front row, from left) Zoe Brown, Nicole Aanenson, Alyssa Kienholz, (second row) Sam Aanenson, Mira Uithoven, (third row) Adriana Gonzalez, Jenna Schelhaas, Courtney Wendland, (fourth row) Grace Sweeney, Melissa Tweet, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (back) Kat Siebert and Nicole Kneip. Madi Oye is not pictured.
The Luverne FCCLA Chapter had 14 students attend the state conference and compete in STAR events. Through their hard work and dedication eight students brought home a gold placing, five students brought home a silver placing and one student brought home a bronze placing. Zoe Brown placed first in...
Sixteen Luverne speech students competed at sections Saturday. They are (front left) Megan Rogers, Shelbie Nath, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Gunnar Oldre, (back) Hannah Ehlers, Melanie Rittenhouse, Samantha Ykema, Shane Berning, Dylan Thorson, Paul Witte III, Ryleigh Beers, Hannah Hoogland, Knute Oldre, Alexa Chesley and Jacinda Hustoft.
Sixteen Luverne speakers participated in the Section 3A speech meet in Marshall Saturday. As a team the Cardinals placed third. Individually, 10 Cardinal speakers advanced to final round competition and five of them placed in the top three to earn a trip to state speech competition later this week...

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