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Hadley Vanderburg (left) and Ella Schmuck earned first place for their booth decorating. Jordyn Reisch and Gabbie Nath-Huls (not pictured) contributed to the award-winning booth.
Luverne music students, families and volunteers hosted their classic Winter Carnival Saturday night in the high school gym. Students manned carnival games, face painting, cake walks and more while volunteers helped with concessions, cotton candy, Bingo and more. According to Music Boosters...
Eli (left) and Peter Bakken exchange remarks with a group of Soil and Water Conservation District technicians from eight different counties who visited the Bakken farm and feedlot Friday afternoon.
A group of technicians from Soil and Water Conservation Districts in eight different counties toured the Bakken Land and Cattle farm near Beaver Creek Friday afternoon. The technicians, new to their jobs and many without farming backgrounds, were seeking advice for communicating with farmers about...
Sanford Luverne’s Tricia Huiskes maneuvers the new Stryker power cot out of the ambulance by herself. The Rock County Commissioners purchased one of the three cots that are now used by the Rock County Ambulance Service. Each one costs $42,220.
The Rock County Ambulance recently received power-lift cots capable of carrying 700 pounds. The Stryker power load cots each cost $42,220, and there are three of them, one for each ambulance in the local fleet. One is paid for by Rock County (with Covid grant funds) and the other two were bought...
Luverne High School will host the sub-section one-act play competition in the performing arts center Saturday. Luverne students will perform “Ruby.” Cast members include (front row from left) Travis Schempp, Alex Perkins, Steven Woods, (second row) Hallie Pergande, Makayla Oeschle, Isabella Benson, Abby Boltjes, Zander Carbonneau, (back) Hunter Cope, Brianna Kinsinger, Parker Carbonneau and Rebecca Hoogland. Not pictured is Hallie Bork.
Luverne High School will have the home stage advantage for Saturday’s sub-section one-act play competition. Six schools will compete in the LHS performing arts center with the top two finishers moving on to section competition Feb. 4, in Redwood Falls. Joining Luverne will be performers from Adrian...
Ten seniors have been named Snow Week Royalty and will vie for the title of king and queen. Candidates include (front) Josie Anderson, (second row) Christina Wagner, Emma Beyer, Brady Bork, (third row) Tori Hemme, Ross Bergman, (back) Camden Janiszeski, Tyson Cowell, Lauren Hansen and Parker Carbonneau.
Students at Luverne High School will celebrate Snow Week next week, and 10 seniors are in line to be crowned king and queen at Monday’s coronation. Queen candidates include Josie Anderson, Christina Wagner, Emma Beyer, Tori Hemme and Lauren Hansen. King candidates are Brady Bork, Ross Bergman,...
Residents in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District will go to the polls Tuesday, April 11, in action taken by the H-BC school board Monday night. Members voted 6-0 to move forward with the $29.975 million bond referendum to improve district facilities. (Board member Eric Uittenbogaard wasn’t...
The Get Hooked Fishing Derby at The Lake in Luverne has been canceled due to unsafe ice conditions, according to Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Lanphere. “It’s with a heavy heart that the Get Hooked Committee made the difficult decision on Monday to cancel this year’s ice fishing derby,” she...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting candlelight events across the state this winter, including one at Blue Mounds State Park on Saturday, Feb. 4. Drop by any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for hiking as stars twinkle overhead and candles flicker in the snow. “Candlelight events...
Through its Operation Round Up and Revive 2030, program Sioux Valley Energy recently allocated $10,000 to the city of Hills for playground equipment at its proposed independent day care facility. Pictured are former Hills city councilman Alan Leenderts, SVE economic development executive Brandon Lane, councilman Stacen Burgers, Mayor Keith Elbers, SVE CEO Tim McCarthy and Operation Round Up director Greg Benda.
Sioux Valley Energy recently donated $10,000 to the city of Hills to add playground equipment for its proposed day care facility. “The city has been working diligently to try and find a solution to help with the day care provider shortage,” said Hills Mayor Keith Elbers. “It is a long process but,...
Rock County Commissioners approved pay increases for elected employees at their last meeting of 2022 on Dec. 26. The increases took effect Jan. 1, except for the sergeants’ union still in negotiations. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge received a 6-percent pay increase for 2023, bringing his salary more in...

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