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More than 300 attend Generation's fundraising event.
George Bonnema’s famous carrot cake fetched the top bid of $1,000 Monday night at the Generations Dessert Theater fundraiser in Grand Prairie Events. More than 300 people showed up for desserts and entertainment — including music by Ron and Jane Cote and comedy routines by “Marlene and Darlene” (DJ...
The new name for Rock County Senior Citizens is “Generations,” and a temporary sign on the Senior Citizens Building now bears the new name. The group is launching a fundraising campaign with a dessert auction Monday, April 1, for its new $2 million building. Pictured with the new sign Friday are Generations Building Committee members (from left) Judy Fenske, Ken Vos, Corrine Bonnema, George Bonnema and Neva Claussen. Not pictured are committee members Marlin Buus and Renae Reu.
Rock County Senior Citizens are now known as “Generations,” as indicated on the new sign on their building at East Lincoln Street. “It’s a new name and a new image,” said George Bonnema, president of Generations (formerly Senior Citizens). He uses the new name in as many references as possible in...
Brenda Winter
Bonnie and I leaned intently over the puzzle at the Luverne Senior Citizens Center. We were waiting for our church’s monthly food giveaway to begin and we had time to kill. And there, on a small round table, was a puzzle. It had lots of flowers — pink ones and orange ones. We found ourselves...
The architect’s drawing of the new school performing arts center was revealed at Friday night’s LIFT Gala. Last week 518 theater seats were removed and other preparations completed to transform the former Luverne Middle-High School auditorium, more commonly known as the Little Theater, into the new band and choir suites. Work begins in earnest Tuesday on the planned $30 million building project that includes an $8 million performing arts center. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.
The Friday night LIFT Gala drew 175 people to Grand Prairie Events in Luverne where business leaders and organizations updated the community on the latest developments in town. The night’s agenda featured 13 local projects and undertakings that were highlighted during the two-hour program. “All...
Jennica’s Journey Pumpkin Patch event Saturday drew about 125 people to Bert Verhey’s produce garden along River Road near the city park. Family and friends supporting the effort Saturday included (front, from left) Ian Iveland, Jocelyn Iveland, Nora Iveland, Jase Arp, (back) Luke Iveland, Jennica Arp, Jolie Arp, Carley Domino, Jaelyn Arp and Jennica’s parents, Jerad and Jill Arp.
Dozens of children and families hunted for pumpkins and gourds near Luverne City Park Saturday for a Pumpkin Patch event hosted by Jennica Arp’s family. As an infant Jennica was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and her parents, Jill and Jerad Arp, have organized annual community events under the...
Luverne Middle/High School Principal Ryan Johnson shows off his “haircut” Friday afternoon to the 650 students and staff during a school assembly. Johnson pledged if students raised at least $2,500 for hurricane relief, he would have his head shaved. Students raised $4,049.
A scant $49 put a student-led fundraiser over the goal and placed three Luverne school administrators in the spotlight Friday afternoon. Luverne High School students Jadyn Anderson and Anika Gust challenged middle and high school students to raise $4,000 for americares.org, a non-profit disaster...
Kim Rockman
Luverne’s Kim Rockman is planning to grow a Food Forest near her family’s home on North Blue Mound Avenue. A Food Forest is a public site that provides “free, nutrient-dense food for citizens.” The concept isn’t new, but it’s new to Luverne, and Rockman has been working to get plans in place for a...
Skyler Hoiland of The Bluestem, Luverne, took Best Taste and Best Presentation awards at the May 18 Cookies, Corks & Brews fundraiser for the Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts District in Sioux Falls. He will offer his award-winning Tagalong Parfait at the restaurant this weekend. Hoiland was one of...
The Bluestem’s Skyler Hoiland of Luverne will compete in a fundraiser challenge May 18 in Sioux Falls. The event benefits the Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts southeast district that includes Rock County. Hoiland is among seven chefs challenged to create a dessert using Girl Scout cookies. Hoiland was assigned the Tagalongs.
The local Girl Scouts are hosting a unique fundraiser featuring their signature cookies and local chefs. The Bluestem chef Skyler Hoiland will be among those participating in Cookies, Corks & Brews Thursday, May 18, at the Icon Lounge and Events on North Main Avenue in Sioux Falls. This is the...
The third annual Cardinal Dash will be Friday, May 5, at the elementary school campus.
PPIE President Anne Shelton kicked off the 2017 Cardinal Dash: Keep Kids Running event Thursday afternoon, April 13, in the elementary school gymnasium. In order for the Luverne Elementary School Parents Partners in Education group to surpass its annual fundraising goal, each student needs to raise...

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