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Shelves and racks are fuller than usual this time of year at Redeemed Remnants, a thrift store in Luverne. According to manager Greg Hoogeveen (pictured above), donations of clothes, household goods and seasonal items are high due to people doing “spring cleaning.” The coronavirus pandemic has prompted people to stay home and complete annual tasks earlier than normal. The store is open during normal business hours, but masks must be worn. About 10 shoppers are allowed in the store at one time.
Donations are coming in to Redeemed Remnants in Luverne more quickly than usual. Greg Hoogeveen, the thrift store’s manager, said last week the number of donations being dropped off at the Main Street Luverne location was higher than normal because more people are staying home in accordance with...
Ashlyn Johnson is 16" of hair lighter after a Nov. 29 haircut by her mother, Heather Johnson, Luverne, who shared these photos on Facebook. The 15-year-old donates her hair to charitable organizations that make wigs for people who suffer from hair loss. This is her fifth hair donation in 10 years,...
Rick Peterson
We are kind of entering the holiday season with Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving and Christmas already on some of our minds. But sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. For me the Mt. Rushmore of holidays would be #1 Christmas, #2 Memorial Day, #3 Veterans...
Luverne Daisy Scout Mila Rensink, 7, and her mother, Emily Rensink, recently helped deliver 90 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to local organizations after the annual cookie sale was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. The regional council, Dakota Horizons, Sioux Falls, made arrangements and had...
Fey Industries employee Lisa Gunnink (right) delivers a box of face shields to Hardwick Fire Department member Joan Kindt in Hardwick.
Fey Industries, Edgerton, is on a mission to distribute personal protective equipment to everyone who needs it on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to filling orders for customers nationwide, the company is donating protective face shields to communities where Fey Industry...
Lori Sorenson
Skyler Hoiland of Bluestem Restaurant, Luverne, donates a $1,285 check to Generations vice president Renae Reu (left) and president George Bonnema Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Generations dining room. Hoiland raised the money through a new “Community Cash” menu option at Bluestem that automatically...
Community members peruse the collection of hardcover books of former Luverne Middle-High School teacher Jerry Benson Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24, in the garage of Keith and Joan Erickson on North Cedar Avenue. A majority of the collection has been sold to the public or given away to schools. The sale continues through Sunday.
For more than four decades in education, Luverne social studies teacher Jerry Benson collected books and keepsakes of historic figures. Benson retired in 2017 due to cancer, and more than 6,000 books in his collection are now finding new homes, thanks to former LHS history teacher Keith Erickson....
Representatives from the Bottoms Up Pink Ladies made two surprise presentations during the Rock County Fair. One was to the Roxy Bonnett family in memory of Archie, who died July 11 from brain tumors.   Pink Ladies Jennifer Luitjens, Heather Loehr and Harli Mulder organized a 50/50 raffle at the...
Pictured (from left) Rock County Emergency Food Shelf director Mary Gehrke and CHS employees Michelle Rienke, Diane Pick and Tom Nelson.
Through its Harvest for Hunger fundraiser, CHS Eastern Farmers Co-op employees donated $3,963 to the Rock County Food Shelf and $2,700 to the BackPack Program Wednesday, July 17. Since 2011 CHS has organized the fundraising campaign to support local food shelves and organizations across the country...
Boys from Southwestern Youth Services in Magnolia volunteered Friday to help organize donations for the One Warm Coat Project upcoming distribution. Those in need of warm coats can pick them up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the ATLAS for Life...

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