Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: During the subzero nights and days, I stayed indoors and thought about Luverne, its people, government, businesses and education. Here are some of my thoughts as said by others: Fitness centers: Exercise? I thought you said extra fries. (Sign in a café) Coffee shops: A coffee a day...
To the Editor: With the new year in progress, we’ve had a chance to reflect on the challenges and blessings of 2017. As our community knows, the challenges are many at Southwestern Youth Services, but the blessings continue to come to us far in abundance of our expectations.  Christmas 2017...
Mr. Peterson in his last column so eloquently wrote what I have been thinking for years. Luverne is progressive in its thinking and actions. Stepping back to look at this city and also county, we can clearly see its progress. Projects include an ice arena built with approximately $1.5 million...
Dear Santa, I wanted to take the moment and mention a group of people that I have found to definitely be on the NICE list. I have begun working at Southwestern Youth Service (SYS) in Magnolia. Though I have not been here long, the employees and clients have made me feel as if I have always belonged...
To the Editor: The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign in Rock County had a surprisingly successful campaign this year at Teal’s, Teal’s Gas, and Shopko. A total of $7,800 was collected, the second highest in Rock County’s history. I want to thank all the citizens of Rock County for making this possible...
To the Editor: Mike Burke, president of the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation, speaks out on the changing role of people with disabilities in every community in Minnesota.  He notes the organization in your community that teaches, guides, and supports those individuals who...
To the Editor: The Friends of Blue Mounds State Park is a revitalized group that is focusing our efforts on maintaining and improving the gem we all have access to right in our own back yard. Our group’s sole purpose is to better the park for all, both locals and visitors. We would like to tell you...
To the Editor: Veterans of the war in Vietnam have faced many challenges that extended beyond their time in the combat zone. Too many of these great Americans have died decades too early from issues that attacked them after they returned home. As if the enemy they faced in battle and the societal...
To the Editor: I’m just curious, does anybody else find it somewhat coincidental that the state of Minnesota [Governor Dayton] signs into law that there has to be buffer strips along certain protected waterways in the name of soil conservation right at the time Governor Dayton is trying to build us...
To the Editor: Thank you to voters who got out to vote. Thank you to voters who voted YES. Thank you to voters who voted YES twice. Thank you for seeing the importance a school has in a community. Thank you for b­elieving in the vision of educating our future. Thank you residents of Rock County....

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