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Farmers are educating the community about safe and humane food production and charitable groups are seeking new ways to raise money for good causes. The two efforts will join forces next month for a “Farm to Table” event to accomplish education and fundraising goals. The Luverne Area Community...
Sage Viessman (left) and Blaik Bork lead the Second Annual Cardinal Dash Friday afternoon around the Luverne School Campus. Fifth-grade teacher Gordie Hansen (far right) monitors the more-than-one-mile course.
Friday’s weather was ideal for the Second Annual Cardinal Dash, but fundraising goals fell short for the Parents Partners in Education event. PPIE will have around $10,000 to support its various events, down from last year’s $12,600 amount. “Overall, everyone seems to enjoy it,” said organizer Anne...
Award recipients at Saturday night’s Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction include (from left) Nate Golla, 2016 Friend of Hospice; Brigitte Wieneke, 2016 Hospice Team Member; and Glenda Schomacker, 2016 Hospice Volunteer. They were presented with unique art pieces designed by Luverne artist Cody Henrichs.
The 18th Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction drew 375 people to the Sanford Luverne Hospice fundraiser Saturday, April 23. The Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne accommodated a packed house for the event, which featured a Boston theme. According to Sanford Luverne Hospice volunteer...
Luverne Middle School raised $3,054 during the month of March during its annual Dodge Ball for Heart event that included a high school tournament. The event raised money for the American Heart Association, and Luverne’s contribution was the largest in this district. Middle-schooler Morgan Gonnerman...
Luverne fifth-grader Jocelyn Hart (left) holds the first T-shirt featuring her winning design as announced by Parent Partners in Education President Anne Shelton Friday afternoon in the elementary school gym.
Jocelyn Hart was shocked when her name was called during the Flyover assembly Friday at the Luverne Elementary School. All students and staff gathered in the gymnasium for the school’s monthly S.O.A.R.R. program, a celebration of positive student behavior. The assembly also provided the parent...
For one day a year anyone can don a little Irish heritage during Luverne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade or take part in two added events. This year’s parade will be March 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Anyone can decorate a float, car, wagon or bicycle or dress in costume for the Thursday event,...
Oliva Reverts (left) chooses a heart-shaped cake with Brandy DeSollar at the cakewalk.
The Luverne Music Boosters hosted big crowds at their annual Winter Carnival Saturday night in the Luverne High School Gymnasium. The night featured carnival-style games, bingo, a cakewalk, cotton candy, root beer floats, balloon art, face painting and more. The event is one of the Music Boosters’...
Zayna Hustoft helps some of the 85 kindergarten through fourth-grade students decorate pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies Saturday morning at the Luverne Elementary School.
Laughter and learning were among the activities Saturday morning during the third-annual Peer Helper Fun Day. Scooter races, face painting and Zoomobile presentations entertained the 85 students in kindergarten through fourth grade as the 24 high school peer helpers organized and operated the event...
A photo taken in the fall of 1968 of the Luverne FFA Chapter’s annual corn drive appeared in the National FFA manual the following year. Pictured from left are Harold Tilstra, Jerald Mann (kneeling), Dave Sandbulte (in pickup), Gary Overgaard (kneeling), Stan Tofteland and Steve Nath. Gar Anderson (not pictured) was the chapter advisor. The photo first appeared in the Nov. 21, 1968, Rock County Star Herald.
For more than five decades, the Luverne FFA Chapter has conducted an annual corn drive, where student members request donations of corn from farmers. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students from the now Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter hauled grain donations from fields to sell at local elevators. “The FFA members...
Rowers need to pack 90 days' worth of rations, first aid-kits, and safety equipment for the entire crossing. As the rules state: if they run out of rations and have to ask for extras, they will be disqualified.
A Luverne High School graduate is training for the physically demanding “Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge,” a 90-day, 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean starting in December. Caitlin Miller, Hardwick, and her race partner, George Pagano, Philadelphia, recently returned from the UK...

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