January

Maddie Lenan-Hooyman of Youth Frontiers discusses matters of kindness with Luverne fourth-graders Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a retreat in the American Reformed Church, Luverne.
Luverne fourth-graders spent the day focusing on kindness Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a Youth Frontiers retreat at the American Reformed Church. The Twin Cities non-profit organization works with school districts to build character of young people through positive peer interactions. The fourth-grade...
James and Calla Jarvie pose outside their North Donaldson home with their Little Free Library established last month in Luverne. The couple had seen similar book exchanges in New Orleans and Minneapolis. It was Calla’s dream to establish a library at her own home.
Calla Jarvie’s longtime dream for her own Little Free Library came true this Christmas when one appeared in front of her North Donaldson Street home in Luverne. “It was a long time coming,” Calla said with a large smile. “They are the best idea.” Her smile was directed to her husband, James, who...
The 1880s were a period of rapid growth and unprecedented prosperity for Luverne.  From 1882 to 1886, Luverne more than doubled its population and ranked as one of the best towns of southwestern Minnesota as well as one of the largest. The rich lands of Rock County, abundant harvests, and the...
Meetings MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church....
Luverne High School will celebrate Snow Week Jan. 23-27 as a fun winter activity. This year’s Snow Week Winter Court, selected by the teaching staff, are (front row, left) Tommy Norman, Knute Oldre, Christopher Jelken, Dylan Thorson, (back) Madison Schandelmeier, Bergin Flom, Samantha Ykema and...
A new session of Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes in Luverne is beginning and continues into spring. Classes for parents along with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers provide an opportunity to lean and grow together. Parents also receive encouragement and support and connect...
The Blandin Foundation and Southwest Regional Development Corporation have combined with other area groups to bring Tom Hubler (known as the "dean" of family businesses) and Steve Coleman (facilitator of business transition forums) to Luverne. The business planning experts will present Succession...
Exchange State Bank, Professional Ag Marketing and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers Association will host the third annual Ag Seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event, which is also sponsored by the Rock County Pork Producers and...
Mayor Pat Baustian administers the oath of office for new city council members Lori Hallstrom and Dan Nath
Prior to starting the first Luverne City Council meeting of the new year, city leaders were sworn into office. Mayor Pat Baustian was re-elected to another two-year term, and newcomers Dan Nath and Lori Hallstrom were sworn in for four-year terms, replacing outgoing council members Esther Frakes...
Shirley A. Thoreson, 82, Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. Arrangements are  pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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