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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...
From left are RCO Director Elizabeth Shear, and Elbers family members Keith Elbers, Kevin Elbers, Kurt Elbers and Sharla Broersma.
The family of the late Henrietta Elbers recently presented a gift of $1,485 to Rock County Opportunities, Luverne. They presented the gift in memory of Henrietta, who they say loved working at RCO. “We are very appreciative of her recognition of RCO as a valuable part of the community,” RCO...
Since taking over the Walleye Wind Farm project last fall, NextEra Energy officials planned a series of meetings to explain the proposed renewable energy project in western Rock County. Pandemic social distancing prevented those meetings, but since December, the company has donated more than $16,...
Luverne Farmers Market vendors greet shoppers Thursday, June 11, in their lot near Redbird Field. To address safety issues they needed hand sanitizers, table sanitizers, paper towels, yellow caution tape, spray chalk, Q-tips to use on the credit card machine and a small table to use as a hand-washing/sanitizing station. "The budget was not planned for implementing new protocals, but we needed items," said Luverne Farmers Market organizer Corrine Bonnema.
Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, has donated $5,500 to the Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF), pushing LACF over its fundraising goal of $50,000.        LACF’s fundraising efforts are focused on its Community Crisis Fund, which was established to help non-profit...
Luverne Public School District is among the 75 beneficiaries of an Enel Green Power $1.3 million donation. The district will receive $5,000, with an additional $5,000 to Pipestone Area Public Schools. Enel North America operates Prairie Rose Wind Farm in northern Rock County. “The company’s...
The Luverne Lions Club recently donated $750 to cover tuition for local student Emma Deutsch, 13, to attend Camp Gilbert this summer in Waubay, South Dakota. The camp, located at Camp Nesodak, is for children ages 8 to 18 living with Type 1 diabetes. “We are very grateful,” said Emma’s mom, Sarah...
Skyler Hoiland of The Bluestem restaurant, Luverne, donates an $838 check to Dianne Ossenfort and Janine Papik of Luverne Street Music Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Carnegie Cultural Center. Hoiland raised the money through a new “Community Cash” menu option at The Bluestem that automatically donates $1...

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