graduation

Jason Berghorst
Recently a friend sent me a link to a satire video that had some fun with graduation open houses.  “So spot on,” the friend remarked in the text.  The video highlighted the most universal aspects of the traditional open house: •Hastily cleaned garages with the normal garage items hidden behind a...
Graduates of Luverne High School Class of 2021 celebrate by throwing their mortarboards in the air Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of commencement exercises in the elementary school gym.
Luverne School District Superintendent Craig Oftedahl encouraged the 87 graduating seniors gathered in the elementary gym Sunday afternoon not to dwell on negativity that afflicted the country for the past 15 months. “I challenge you to persevere, to push through, to not get bogged down in the...
Nearly 90 Luverne High School seniors and their families took turns on the stage in the gym over the past week to record their individual graduation moments on camera. Seniors donned their caps and gowns and crossed the stage as their parents announced their names into a microphone and handed over...
Teachers with Discovery Time Preschool presented certificates to 60 of their 3- to 5-year-old students in the Luverne Elementary School parking lot Thursday, May 14. Parents drove their preschoolers into the parking lot in one or two sessions — morning or late afternoon. In addition to certificates...
Lori Sorenson
Something truly remarkable happened one gray day in April. I’m still shaking my head over it. The high school senior wandered into the kitchen on a Saturday afternoon. “Mom, let’s take my graduation photo.” I just about dropped the frying pan. This is the kid who hates to have his photo taken and...
Hills-Beaver Creek School District is planning commencement ceremonies for its original date, Friday, May 22. The H-BC School Board met in regular session Monday night via Zoom, hours after Gov. Walz announced that the state’s peacetime emergency declaration to fight the spread of the coronavirus...
Jarvie earns master’s degree Calla Jarvie of Luverne received a Master of Library Science Degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.    
Rick Peterson
By the time most of you read this, I’ll be back in town from a three-day golf trip to Breezy Point, courtesy of my son. He had won the trip on, of all things, a radio station promotion. So I was happy to enjoy a few days of golf, fine eats and an adult beverage or two on a radio station’s dime....
School Board President Arlyn Gehrke presents a diploma to Amber Bos Friday, May 24, at H-BC commencement ceremonies.
On Friday, May 24, the 54th Hills-Beaver Creek High School commencement ceremonies were conducted for 20 graduates. The graduation student address was given by valedictorian Josie Scholten and Bailey Swan. Garrett Raymon was salutatorian. Class colors were white and royal blue; the flower was a red...
Classmate Miah Kunkel (right) snaps a memory shot of (from left) Megan Fuerstenberg, Brisa Zebe, Madison Leopold and Emma Fuerstenberg in the media center prior to the graduation ceremonies Friday night, May 24.
Forty-seven students received their Adrian High School diplomas Friday night, May 24, in the high school gymnasium. 

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