May 2019

U.S. Senator Tina Smith (left) talks about the tomato plants John Schoep is growing in the raised garden at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Smith stopped at the facility Wednesday afternoon, May 29, to view the facility that will celebrate its 25th anniversary June 7.
U.S. Senator Tina Smith toured the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne for the first time May 30 as part of a “Rural Economy Tour” of southwest Minnesota. Smith briefly addressed the crowd at the veterans home as a Memorial Day Service was wrapping up. She has served as senator since 2018, after...
Russell Lofthus (far right), Adrian Elementary principal for the past 21 years, said goodbye to students, colleagues and friends Wednesday afternoon, May 29, in a public open house at the school. “It was time,” he said to well-wishers. The McVille, North Dakota, native began his career in education...
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...
Meetings Former Telephone Operators will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, in Sterling’s Café and Grille, Luverne. Call Connie Wieneke, 507-283-8470 by May 28. Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the Beaver Creek Township Hall. Springwater Township Board will...
Severtson honored by peers The University of Minnesota Duluth Office of Student Life and Kirby  Student Center  honored Lexie Severtson, a biology major from Luverne, with the Leadership Certificate at the Leadership Awards Reception April 29. The certificate is presented to students who have...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; email: stcatherine@iw.net Friday, May 31: 10 a.m. Mass at Poplar Creek. Saturday, June 1: 5 p.m. Mass at St. Leo. Sunday, June 2: 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine. 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Leo. 1 p.m. Bilingual Mass at...
Artwork created by the elementary students and RCO clients is for sale at the Rock County Opportunities facility, located at the west end of Main Street in Luverne.
End of school year field trips allow students and teachers a break from normal classroom activities. Leaving the building for a morning field trip doesn’t mean that learning stops. On May 7 the 100 Luverne Elementary fourth-graders traveled in two groups to Rock County Opportunities. RCO serves...
One stolen vehicle has been located and another has been reported stolen, according to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. A minivan was stolen May 11 from Centennial Apartments in Luverne and was recovered this past weekend in Sioux Falls. The report stated that the red 2003 Dodge...
Open houses Marvin and Jeanette Skalicky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.   Luverne Pizza Ranch invites you to celebrate Rose Ruddy’s retirement with her on Monday, June 3, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch...
Meetings Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call 507-530-3307. Grand Prairie Cemetery Association annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Rain location is back room of Orv and Son’s...

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