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Kristi (left), Tyson, Matt and Rex Metzger recently donated their great-great-grandfather’s buggy to McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. They’re children of Ray and Kathy Metzger, formerly of Hills, and they received the vintage buggy from Kathy’s father, Rex Leubecher, Sioux Falls.
A piece of Metzger family history found a new home at McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls, where a 150-year-old horse-drawn buggy was donated last month. It originally belonged to Kathy Metzger’s great-grandparents, George and Augusta Leubecher, who homesteaded the farm where Kathy’s late father, Rex...
Members of the Mankato Elks traveled to Luverne recently to deliver wind pants to the veterans at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Pictured at right are Mankato Elk representatives Larry Achterhoff and Ron Sik with Luverne veterans home representative Duane Mabon (far right). Sik and Mabon...
Members of the Bottoms Up Pink Ladies presented a gift bag and $500 to the Lisa and Mark Ehlers family Friday night during the Rock County Relay for Life event at Take 16 in Luverne. Pink Ladies Jennifer Luitjens (far left) emphasized that “no one fights alone” and honored Lisa for her fight...
The Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers Board recently donated a full set of tires to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office as part of a promotion for using soybean oil in tire treads. Goodyear’s soy-based “Eagle Enforcer All Weather” tires are designed for extreme climates.  According to state soybean...
Tyler Bush of Security Savings Bank Luverne branch gives a $450 check to Emily Crabtree of Luverne Area Community Foundation on behalf of bank employees, including (back) Sheryl Klaassen, Carol Nelson, Danielle Klooster, Ryan DeBates, Don Bryan, Ashley Tilstra and Amber Bos. Bank employees wanted...
Gordon Mulder (right) , past president of Luverne Lions Club and current vice district governor 5M3, presents a donation to Friends of Blue Mounds chair Amy Nelson and Blue Mounds State Park manager Chris Ingebretsen. The donation will be used to purchase new bike racks for the state park to...
Nate Golla of the Luverne Farm Store presents a $1,200 check to BackPack volunteer Rhonna Jarchow (left), Rock County Food Shelf volunteer Katie Baustian and LACF Director Emily Crabtree Thursday morning, April 1, in the Luverne Area Community Foundation office. Golla presented the check in honor...
Pictured (from left) are Luverne Pizza Ranch owner Lila Bauer, Luverne Public Schools counselor Amy Cook, First Farmers & Merchants Bank representatives LaDonna Van Aartsen and Ryan Wynia and Luverne Public Schools social worker Stacy Schepel.
Thanks to a $1,000 donation from First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Luverne, 15 local families will enjoy 12 Days of Christmas with a free pizza each day. Fifteen families, identified through the Child Guide program at Luverne Public Schools, will each receive 12 coupons for free pizzas prepared...
The Hardwick American Legion Post 478 presented checks totaling $4,300 recently to the Luverne Area Community Foundation, who is developing individual community endowment funds for each of the communities in Rock County. A portion of the Legion’s donation will go toward establishing community funds for Hardwick and Kenneth. Pictured from left are Russell Wenzel, Bruce Wilson, Wes Pierson, Don Bryan, Emily Crabtree, Lowell Ahrendt, Paul Aukes, Marvin Laackmann and LeRoy Schomacker.
Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) wants to expand the meaning of the word “area” in its name. After eight years at the LACF helm, executive director Emily Crabtree has found that potential donors’ focus on “Luverne” in the foundation’s name has limited what the foundation can do in other...
Jason Oye (center in the striped shirt) hands the keys of a new Can-Am side-by-side all-terrain vehicle to Luverne Middle-High School Activities Director Todd Oye Thursday night, Aug. 27. The presentation took place before the regular monthly school board meeting. Jason Oye won the vehicle in a...

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