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Luverne High School students (from left) Sage Ver Steeg, Jacinda Hustoft, Zoe DeBates, Shane Berning and Lindsey Roemeling attended the National Leadership Conference recently in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the conference’s STAR event.
Five Luverne High School students earned national recognition at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference June 28-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Zoe DeBates, Jacinda Hustoft, Lindsey Roemeling, Sage Ver Steeg and Shane Berning participated in one of 30 family and consumer science-related competitive...
Several local insurance professionals were recently recognized for excellence by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls. Samantha DeBates, Senior Advantage Account Underwriter of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Insurance Professional of the Year for excellence in the...
Temperatures and humidity combined last week in Luverne for a heat index near 100 degrees on the Fourth of July. But that didn’t stop hundreds of locals and visitors from celebrating the holiday at The Lake where there were plenty of water activities to keep people cool. In addition to the Davis...
Dr. Michelle Lenertz has joined the team of veterinarians at Rock Veterinary Clinic, Luverne. Lenertz received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, Columbia. “It’s nice to be closer to home,”...
For 62 years students and residents in Luverne School District watched sporting events, musical programs and graduations from the wooden bleachers first used when the school opened in 1956. For two days last week, six workmen with Construction Specialties of Alexandria manually loosened thousands...
Fifty-three would-be local actors auditioned Monday morning for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. After the casting audition and five days of practice, the group will present the play Friday night and Saturday morning at the theatre.
Friday’s and Saturday’s productions of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Luverne Palace Theatre harken back to the vaudeville acts for which the 1915 facility was originally constructed. This week Missoula Children’s Theatre used the facility to rehearse for its annual production. On Monday...
Amber Wiersema (right) talks to judge Elizabeth Johnson about the dress she purchased for the clothes-you-buy and fashion revue projects. The clothing and textile projects were judged Monday for the Rock County Fair conducted later this month. Wiersema is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
Rock County 4-H awarded its first ribbons Monday during an expanded Presentation Night and Fashion Revue events. Judges met with 4-H’ers at prearranged times for the individual project areas of clothing and textiles, fashion revue, video, performing arts, food revue, illustrated presentations and...
Local HAM radio operators Aaron Blank (left) and Ryan Connor participate in National Amateur Radio Field Day June 30 in Beaver Creek near the elementary school and ball fields.
Local HAM radio operators Aaron Blank and Ryan Connor participated in the National Amateur Radio Field Day on June 30. Luverne operator Bill Martin documented the day and said he hopes next year’s event spurs more participation.  “With all today’s modern technology, we’re always there,” Martin said...
Twelve Luverne High School Spanish language students and two chaperones traveled to Costa Rica June 13-21. The group visited the capital city, San Jose, two national parks and many other sites while they used their Spanish-language skills to learn about the culture of the Central American nation....
The Bell Museum of Natural History reopens this weekend on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and will debut "Images of Home," by renowned nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg. The photographer narrates viewers through his past 20 years of filming some of his most...

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