February

From the archives of the Herald: Monday, Nov. 15, 1918 Luverne, in common with the whole United States, as well as the other countries involved in the life and death struggle against the Hun, celebrated the end of the war with frenzied joy. On two other occasions, when false rumors of peace caused...
The 2016 Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby in Luverne, the first one, attracted nearly 200 people, and this year numbers are expected at more than 300. A $500 grand prize is at stake this year, plus $1,500 in other prizes.
Luverne’s “Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby” is Saturday, Feb. 11, at The Lake, and organizers are bracing for a big crowd. “We expect it to be bigger and better than ever,” said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fishing is from 1 to 4 p.m....
Luverne Girl Scouts Troop 40092 prepares for its annual cookie sales Thursday night, Feb. 2, in the Rock County Community Library basement. The six-member troop is vying for the best decorated display in the “Pimp Your Booth” contest through the national organization. Pictured from left are Zoey Berghorst, Kiesli Smith, Morgan Jonas, Zoe Perkins, Marlee Nelson and Gemma Nelson, dressed as a Samoa cookie. Not pictured is Bridget Thielbar.
Luverne Girl Scouts Troop 40092 will be selling cookies from now until March 3. With a modest goal of selling 1,800 boxes of eight different flavors of cookies, the girls were busy preparing their display booth Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Rock County Community Library basement.  Zoey Berghorst,...
Pictured are (front row, from left) Evan Verbrugge, Tammy Johnson, Darrell Hemme, Jan Baustian, Rich Hubbling, (second row) Chelsey Javner, Joan Kindt, Lowell Schelhaas, Jen Luitjens, Patti Pearson, Lorna Bryan, Scott Monger, (third row) Jason Thorson, John Javner, Dan Kindt, Nic Johnson, Emma Mumme, Tom Johnson, Dave Bryan, Jeff Leslie, (back) Don Luitjens and Tom Haas holding Karsten.
The Prairie Rose Minnesota Community Fund recently dispersed grants totaling more than $105,000 to communities in northwestern Rock County. The big winners were the Hardwick and Jasper fire departments. Hardwick received $41,070 for new pagers, additional equipment and a new tanker chassis. Jasper...
Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, staff received the Governor’s Better Government Award Monday, Jan. 30, in the State Capitol Rotunda. From left are Douglas Hughes, deputy commissioner of veterans health care for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs; Shirley Connor, recreational therapy coordinator with the Luverne Veterans Home, Nancy Lofthus, social worker with the Luverne Veterans Home, Luke Schryvers (back), administrator of the Luverne Veterans Home,Minnesota Lt.Gov. Tina Smith and Matt Massman
The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne earned state recognition for its “Music and Memory” program, which provides residents with iPods loaded with their favorite songs. “Music is retained in the brain long term, so it’s an important tool we can use to make people feel good and to brighten their...
Luverne seventh-graders were challenged to be courageous Wednesday, Feb. 1, during a Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat at the American Reformed Church. Several Luverne seniors were recruited to be student leaders for the event that offered tools for students to be themselves, to stand up for others...
February is American Heart Month, and the Luverne Area Community Foundation is raising awareness of heart health by raising money for its AED (Automated External Defibrillator) grants. For every $50 donation received, the foundation will hang a red window cling heart in its office window at the...
Dynamic speed display signs will be placed on each end of Magnolia’s city limits this spring with Rock County picking up the entire cost. Magnolia Mayor Dennis Madison and council member Gary Lee requested the signs that display a vehicle’s speed as it enters the 30 mph area of the city on County...
Pat Von Tersch of Professional Ag Marketing, Luverne, shares insights on market trends for corn, soybeams, cattle and hogs at the 2017 Ag Seminar Feb. 1 in Grand Prairie Events.
A large crowd attended the 2017 Ag Seminar Feb. 1 at Grand Prairie Events on Estey Street in Luverne. The focus of the event was to support local communities, their residents and the economic future of the area and its agricultural producers, according to sponsors Exchange State Bank, Professional...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the township hall. Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the home of Arlyn Rylaarsdam. Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Pizza Ranch. Blue Mound...

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