January

Senior Citizens Monday, Jan. 23: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas, bread, pineapple. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday, Jan. 24: Lemon fish with tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread, pie. Program: Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by MinnWest Bank. Wednesday, Jan. 25: Lasagna,...
Card Showers Kurt and Dorothy Petersen will both celebrate their 90th birthdays during January. Greetings may be sent to them at 603 Phyleon Drive, Luverne, MN 56156.   Barb Connell will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Greetings nay be sent to her at 409 N. Estey St., Luverne, MN...
Luverne Fireman James Rahm is one of 23 people who donated blood Monday for the ninth annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive for the Community Blood Bank. He’s pictured with Megan Hagedorn, Sioux Falls, of the Community Blood Bank in the mobile unit parked at the fire hall. The Rock County...
Dispatch report Jan. 6 •Complainant requested a deputy check on a gelled up semi at location. •Received warrant for information entry. •Received report from SWHHS concerning possible educational neglect. •Complainant requested welfare check on subject. •Complainant dropped off a driver’s license...
Fire marshal urges Minnesotans to keep taking fire prevention seriously   One person died this morning in an apartment fire in Mound, the first fire fatality of 2017 in Minnesota. The death comes on the heels of a near record-setting year for fire deaths in the state. The number of fire deaths in...
I became the unsuspecting envy of friends when I recently made a stop in Waco, Texas. It was more than a year ago that I wrote about my fascination with a PBS food show and my wish to visit and eat at the restaurant where the show is filmed. In that column I expanded my road trip fantasy to include...
By now we have been in the New Year long enough that writing 2017 on the check should be second nature, but for me, not so much. I am not sure what the grace period is for scratching 2016 out and writing in 2017, but I am guessing it’s about over. Under the heading of “things are changing,” I don’t...
Sam Berghorst (left) is retiring from the Luverne Building Center and has sold the business to Nick (center) and Mike Mead.
Mike Mead and his son, Nick Mead, purchased the Luverne Building Center from Sam Berghorst at the start of the year. “I am confident they will continue to run an active and successful business operation,” Berghorst said in a letter to clients announcing his retirement. Mike Mead has been with the...
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial teams opened their 2017 season this week with hopes of returning to the state tournament in March. Luverne has earned back-to-back state appearances in 2015 and 2016 and finished 10th and eighth respectively. In 2017 the school has doubled its chances for a return...

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