Luverne

Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Carter Moerke (left) and Carter Crowe look at grave markers inside the Hinkly Tomb at the Maplewood Cemetery west of Luverne.
For more than three decades, Luverne’s high school students have boarded school buses and made the short field trip to the Maplewood Cemetery just west of town. The field trip on Monday, Nov. 2, by the ninth-grade class continues an activity begun by retired instructor Katie Hemme. “I thought,...
Theresa Graff (left) is Luverne Education Association’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, and Barb Antoine was named 2016 Friend of Education.
Amidst tears and laughter, Theresa Graff accepted the Luverne Education Association 2016 Teacher of the Year award. LEA annually honors one of its own at a celebration on the Monday of American Education Week. The local honoree will be submitted to the state for their Teacher of the Year program....
Students from six high schools including Luverne formed a 491-member mass choir Monday for the Big South Conference Choral Festival. The students spent the day working with clinicians Bradley Miller and Joseph Osowski (pictured above with piano accompanist Janine Papik) in preparation of an evening concert.
Hundreds of area high school students gathered in Luverne Monday to learn more about and share their love of choral music. This is the second year for the Big South Conference Choral Festival where six of the 13 schools spent the day at Luverne High School in rehearsals with two visiting clinicians...
Rock County law enforcement, ambulance crews and Luverne Fire Department respond to a crash east of Luverne Nov. 3 on County Road 4.
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
For the second time this year, a local business has missed a tax payment resulting in a penalty involving thousands of dollars. Gevo Inc. of Luverne submitted its second half property tax payment to the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office a day after the Oct. 15 deadline. The $209,740 payment...
There’s a child care shortage in Luverne and Rock County, and the market is about to get tighter with pending retirements in the home day care market. That’s the message working parents and child care providers are sending to city leaders who on Monday authorized a formal study to measure the local...
“Homecoming” include (front, from left) Leif Tollefson, Augusta Papik, Nathan Kinsinger, Xavier McKenzie, Brianna Kinsinger, Ashlyn Johnson, Brodi Oakley, Christen Kessler, Josie Anderson, Brooke Ver Steeg, (middle row) Hannah Ehlers, Mallory Van Tursch, Xavier Carbonneau, Griffen Jarchow, Britton McKenzie, Parker Carbonneau, Alexa Chesley, Gabi Ferrell, (back row) Mary-Frances Ladd, Jo-Hannah Ladd, Mary Carroll, Jim Harsma, D.J. Luethje, Jonah Louwagie, Mike Petronek, Dean Luethje, Phil Voigt, Scott Wessel
The Green Earth Players community theater group will perform its fall production, “Homecoming, A Christmas Story,” Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. From the creator of “The Waltons” television series, this family drama involves more than a dozen local children in the cast...
Local artists will host their annual Holiday Studio Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at several studio locations in and around Luverne. The event this year features 16 artists displaying their original work at six different studio locations. Among them will be Luverne native Thomas...
Children decorated the shipping boxes sent by the Kids Against Hunger Sioux Falls satellite office to the Luverne High School. Each box holds 36 food packets, enough for 216 servings.
When Rock Area Kids Against Hunger kicked off its food-packing event in Luverne Thursday, Nov. 5, organizers wanted to surpass the totals from last year’s inaugural event. The group did just that and then some by Friday afternoon. Last year the event raised nearly $16,000 and resulted in the...

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