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Luverne High School cheerleaders recently attended a cheer clinic to prepare for the upcoming season. They are (front) Itzel Soto, (middle) Megan Rogers, Gena Natte, Zoe DeBates, Sage Ver Steeg, (back) coach Leah Radisewitz, Brook Feit, Emilie Bartels, Anika Gust, Madi Oye and clinic instructor Veronica Fritsch.
  The Luverne High School football cheerleaders and coach Leah Radisewitz participated in a cheerleading clinic at Dakota Spirit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tuesday, Aug. 18.  The nine-member team, comprised mostly of new cheerleaders, was invited to the facility to learn new skills in...
  A disappointing controversy arose last week during the annual sale of the Cardinal Coupon Card. The folded card displays the names of more than 50 local businesses offering discounts totaling more than $2,000 in goods and services. The Chamber does the legwork contacting interested businesses,...
Rebecca DeBoer (right) is on staff as the new Little Lambs teacher, and Christine Thorson was recently hired as her assistant. Both women are new at the helm of the Little Lambs Preschool at St. John Lutheran Church, and both bring professional education experience to their positions.
Little Lambs Preschool at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, will start the new school year next week with a new class of lambs and two new shepherds. Rebecca DeBoer is on staff as the new Little Lambs teacher, and Christine Thorson was hired as her assistant. Both women bring an arsenal of...
Former and current owners of Big Top Tent Rental and their employees met at the Lincoln Street warehouse in Luverne Friday. Pictured are (back, from left) Andrew Hamann, Wanda and Mike Jarchow, Jordan and Stacey Smidt, Jeris Niemeyer, Scott Erickson and (front) Belle and Baylee Smidt.
After 15 years in the business, Mike and Wanda Jarchow, Luverne, have sold Big Top Tent Rentals. In a July letter to customers, they introduced new owners Jordan and Stacey Smidt, Larchwood. “You can rest assured that you will receive the same top-notch service from Jordan and Stacey that we...
People who attend the Rock River Beer Fest Saturday will enjoy more than 100 beer profiles, Luverne restaurant flair, live local music, commemorative beer fest mugs and a home brew contest with cash prizes. “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane...
The water tower on Highway 75 will be painted next summer as part of scheduled maintenance. The project will include Luverne's new logo, "Luverne -- Love the Life."
The city of Luverne will spend approximately $400,000 to paint the water tower on Highway 75 next year. The scheduled maintenance will provide the opportunity to put the city logo “Luverne — Love the Life” on the tower tank. “We’re excited to get that tower branded,” Call said at the July 21...
Luverne businesses benefit from thousands of motorcyclists that stop and shop on their way to and from Sturgis, South Dakota, each year. The Holiday station in Luverne sees up to 500 motorcycles stop per day on the weekends before and after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  A group of four riders from Iowa are pictured at the Holiday station in Luverne. They are (from left) Denis Kramer, Dubuque, Iowa; Ray Nicks, Dubuque; Keith Kramer, Guttenberg, Iowa; and Deb Nicks, Dubuque.
Summer is a busy time of year for businesses in Luverne that cater to travelers. With the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills, local gas stations, restaurants, and other businesses have seen a steady stream of motorcyclists headed west on Interstate 90 during the...
Sears in Luverne is closing Aug. 29, according to a statement released this week by storeowners Jeff and Amy Cook. “This was a tough decision … and we appreciate all the support over the last couple of years,” the release stated. The announcement marks the end of another short chapter of local...
Young riders buckle their seatbelts on the dragon roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday night.
Pleasant summer weather and a variety of events and activities attracted solid crowds to the Rock County Fairgrounds for the first few days of public attendance. 4-H judging started on Monday, July 27, and shows opened Wednesday, July 30, with the fair continuing through Saturday night. In what’s...
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Performers in the Annual Rock County Talent Show took to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne Wednesday night to sing, dance and entertain for judges and audience members. With a full program with more than 30 entries, the Palace auditorium was full and local talent showcased at its best. “It was a...

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