Luverne High School

Luverne High School’s Homecoming Royalty pose for a group picture Monday ahead of the Sept. 20 coronation event. This year’s candidates include (from left) Hunter Ahrendt, Elise Ferrell, Ashton Sandbulte, Trista Baustian, Brooklynn VerSteeg, Casey Sehr, Luke Thorson, Billi Connell, Olivia Wieneke...
Hot asphalt is loaded into the paver Thursday morning, Aug. 19, as the Duininck Inc. crew replaces the surface of Alumni Avenue (formerly North East Park Street) in front of the Luverne Middle-High School. The final asphalt surface is expected to be finished Tuesday.
Duininck Inc. crews pave North East Park Street in front of the Luverne Middle-High School Thursday morning, Aug. 19, before work stopped for rain showers Friday and Monday. Work resumed Tuesday morning during another round of showers with the paving around the school expected to be finished by the...
The last full week of practice wraps up this week for the Luverne High School marching band. On Monday the group learned the maneuvers to this year’s field show, “Music for Life.”
The Luverne High School Marching Band is in its last full week of the 2021 practice camp. On Monday the 54 students were learning a new field routine in the grass area near the high school football field. This year’s program, “Music for Life,” follows four life stages — birth, work, marriage and...
Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (far right) led a tour of Rock County Commissioners and county staff Tuesday, July 20, as part of the commissioners’ annual road and bridge tour. The group stands on the stage of the new performing arts center on the school campus. The $30 million project enters the...
Luverne High School ninth- and 10th-graders will spend noon breaks on campus this fall, as the new school commons allows for greater seating capacity. Luverne School Board members at their June 24 meeting voted unanimously to close the noon lunch period for freshman and sophomore students beginning...
The Luverne Education Association hosted its first Future Educators reception before school on May 25. The event recognized ten Luverne High School seniors who have declared their intention to major in education and become teachers in the future. LEA members encouraged the future educators with...
A section of the Luverne High School choir practices for Friday’s in-person concert last week with choir instructor Seana Graber (in front, facing camera). Although Friday’s event has limited spectators, it will be the first time the students will perform as a group in more than a year.
In-person choral and instrumental concerts return to Luverne Middle-High School Friday for the first time in more than a year. For the sixth-grade band students, the 6 p.m. concert will be their first concert together as a group. Joining them will be the seventh- and eighth-grade band and sixth-...
Crews with the city of Luverne spent two days last week updating the banners along Highway 75 and Main Street. Annie Opitz with Quality Printing, Luverne, served on the committee that selected the pictures for the 16 different depictions of local residents enjoying city amenities, honoring veterans...
Junior Chance Tunnissen was the sole medal earner from Luverne High School during Saturday’s Minnesota State Speech Tournament. Competing virtually, Tunnissen was selected by judges for the finals, which comprise the top eight students in each of the 13 speech categories. Also competing in Saturday...
Captains for the 2021 Luverne High School speech team are seniors Xavier Carbonneau (sitting), Destiny Matthiesen (left) and Josie Golla.
A month into the 2021 speech season, Luverne High School senior Destiny Matthiesen is getting used to the new tournament format that the coronavirus pandemic has forced on the normally in-person activity. Notably, there are fewer people. “It is different seeing only eight to 10 people when it was...

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