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A drone photo of the 152 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 19 staff members in special blue T-shirts was taken Friday, culminating the week of celebrations for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The color blue dominated the décor as well as the comments Thursday night, Nov. 21, at the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary recognition celebration and open house. The kindergarten- through fifth-grade facility was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School the previous week by the U.S. Department...
Dolly Talbert recently received the Advocate for Choral Excellence Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. She’s pictured in Northfield with Chad Felton, Southwest District Chair for ACDA of Minnesota.
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert received the Advocate for Choral Excellence Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. “Dolly has given of her remarkable gift of music to many throughout our community,” said Luverne choral director Seana Graber, who nominated Talbert for the award...
Marty Bonnett (front, left) leads his dad’s horse, Hannah, to Maplewood Cemetery in honor of the late Archie Bonnett Monday. Accompanying Bonnett are Scott Wiertzema (back, left) and Wyatt Fey.
Archie Bonnett received a tribute fitting a horseman Monday morning when his son, Marty, led a four-horse procession to Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. The riderless horse was Archie’s 22-year-old Appaloosa mare, Hannah, which he raised from a foal. On her back was Archie’s saddle and she led the...
Doreen Rollag of rural Beaver Creek was recently recognized by the Northern Lights Region 6 Sweet Adelines International for her 45-year commitment to the organization.
At 92, Doreen Rollag has been making music for most of her life, and she’s happiest when she’s sharing her talents. For more than 60 years, she’s been the organist for Palisade Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek, where she also sings in and has directed the church choir and other ensembles. But Doreen’s...
Tammy Loosbrock
Tammy Loosbrock, Sanford Luverne Medical Center senior director, was named to the Becker Hospital Review’s 60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know in 2017.  This recognition is another in a growing list of Sanford Luverne achievements. In April Healthgrades presented Sanford Luverne with its 2017...
The century farm of the Schilling-Wessels-Bergman families was recognized last week during the Rock County Fair. Pictured (from left) are Danielle Spykerboer, Aaron Spykerboer, Twyla Schilling, Craig Schilling (holding Axel Spykerboer), Gert Wessels and Karli Schilling.
The Craig and Twyla Schilling family of Ellsworth was recognized as a Century Farm Family at the Rock County Fair on July 28. In 1916 John and Grace Bergman, Twyla Schilling’s great-grandparents, purchased 160 acres in the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Kanaranzi Township of Rock County. For...
H-BC High School Honor Roll   Quarter 4 A Honor Roll Seniors: Tessa Klarenbeek, Trevor Paulsen, Thea Richards. Juniors: Alyssa Allen, Riley Boese, Isaiah Vis. Sophomores: Trenton Bass, Grace Holthaus, Angela Martinyuk, Olivia Richards, Kourtney Rozeboom, Paige Tilstra, Jacob Wingert. Freshmen:...
Retiring LHS track coach Craig Nelson (far left) was honored at the annual track and field banquet Monday night in the Blue Mound Banquet Center. He received a quilt made from LHS state track T-shirts. Pictured with him are Ruth Stoakes and Connie Lais. 
Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Eighth Grade: Dalwa Alinizi, Isaiah Bartels, Claire Baustian, Tacey Baustian, Sydney Biever, Justice Brandt, Alexa Chesley, Anita Cole-Kraty, Colby Crabtree, Graham Cunningham, Hannah Ehlers, Sara Ernst,  Madigan Flom, Zayda Holmgren, Nicole Hoogland, Anna Huisman, Amelia...
Luverne Middle School teacher Jerry Benson will receive the Minnesota Council for Social Studies Lifetime Achievement Award March 6. He is pictured in this 2015 file photo with Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Luverne teacher Jerry Benson is among four teachers to be honored by the Minnesota Council for Social Studies. Benson will receive the MCSS’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award during a March 6 banquet in St. Cloud. Benson has taught geography, psychology, world history, civics and American history in...

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