Luverne

Dennis Cauwels
Dennis Ray “Denny” Cauwels, 67, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Cresco, Iowa. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. Dennis Cauwels was born on April 27...
The Luverne High School baseball team won one game and lost one game in the Section 3A tournament this week. The Cardinals defeated Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 9-0 May 28 before falling to Paynesville 5-0 June 1. The loss moved LHS to the elimination bracket of the tournament. The Cards faced...
The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team, formerly known as the VFW team, opened the 2019 season with a victory over Adrian Monday. Pitcher Ethan Beyer started the game on the mound for Luverne.
Luverne’s Junior Legion baseball team opened its 2019 season with a 13-1 five-inning victory over Adrian Monday at Redbird Field. Formerly known as the VFW baseball team, the squad comprised of 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old players will play as a Junior Legion team in 2019. Luverne opened the new...
Remnants from interior classroom walls are piled in the Luverne Middle-High School parking lot. Workers discovered asbestos in the mastic holding marker boards to the walls. The slate bricks containing the asbestos glue were abated and the rest of the walls removed via window openings.
Less than a week after classes ended for the 2018-19 school year on May 17, construction ramped up inside the Luverne Middle-High School building. Joel Bornhoft, ICS project manager, updated Luverne School Board members Thursday night, May 23, on the construction progress, including some surprises...
After proudly caring for more than 841 Minnesota veterans and their families since opening in 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne is recognizing its 25th anniversary with a community celebration on Friday, June 7. The public is invited as current and former staff, volunteers, resident...
Vance Walgrave sprays the newly etched Veterans Memorial paver with black paint. Walgrave has sandblasted the names of Rock County veterans on the almost 2,000 pavers at the veterans memorial located on the courthouse square in Luverne.
As each Memorial Day and Veterans Day approaches, local sandblaster Vance Walgrave is busy etching names onto pavers for veteran memorials throughout southwest Minnesota. In Luverne, however, the pavers are engraved on-site at the Rock County Veterans Memorial. Walgrave, owner of Those Blasted...
Based on community feedback throughout the process, the proposed plaza concept has open and flexible spaces, a water feature with both flowing water (as deep as a foot in places) and splash fountains. It has green space with trees, native grasses and local materials.
There’s still no location or funding for a downtown plaza, but a final concept drawing was presented Monday night to about 50 people at Grand Prairie Events. Plaza Committee Chairman Dave Haugom called the meeting a “big reveal” of work done to this point. “This plan takes all the ideas from our...
The new Rock County Ambulance garage is ready to house emergency vehicles, and Sanford hosted an open house Saturday morning, May 18, to show off the new $420,000 facility built entirely with private community donations.
Sanford Luverne’s new ambulance garage is ready for use, and a Saturday morning open house gave community members a glimpse inside their local emergency services. One of the first people there was Luverne’s Gene Cragoe, who last week observed what he calls the fifth anniversary of his second...
Courtney Fey (left), a student at Edgerton High School, is one of 16 high school students participating in the first Southwest Minnesota Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities. In a CEO showcase event Wednesday evening, May 15, in Luverne, Fey displayed her business, ScrunchOXOX, to visitors like Kristi Scholten from Hills.
Fifteen high school students displayed the results of a new yearlong program intended to prepare enterprising young people for careers in the business community. Southwest Minnesota Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities began in the fall of 2018 as a cooperative vocational education option for up...
Participants were encouraged to enjoy The Loop by riding bikes, walking or accepting a special opportunity to ride on chauffeured golf carts. A children’s scavenger hunt encouraged about 120 kids to dismount their bikes and enjoy three of the pocket parks and nature areas located along The Loop.
After months of rain, snow and gray skies, the Luverne Area Chamber organized a “Bike, Walk, Ride” event for Thursday, May 16, on The Loop bike trail with a fundraiser pork loin sandwich meal at The Lake. The event was deemed a success when rain showers stayed away. According to chamber director...

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