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Ardean “Bub” Walgrave poses with all the cards and greetings he received for his 100th birthday on Jan. 15. The Oasis Care Center staff read the cards to the centenarian and shared the picture on social media with the post, “It was a blast reading them all to him. His face would like up with each one.”
An impromptu celebration for Ardean “Bub” Walgrave’s 100th birthday took place Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, outside of the Oasis Care Home in Luverne. Friends and family sang “Happy Birthday to You” after the centenarian’s Jan. 15th birthday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singers directed...
WildFlowers Coffee Boutique owner Tracy Wieneke said the chatter of customers in her restaurant was music to her ears Monday after being closed to indoor dining since Nov. 18.
Lunch customers at WildFlowers Coffee Boutique chatted across tables and sipped coffee between bites of salad and sandwiches. “It’s music to my ears,” said restaurant owner Tracy Wieneke. “It’s been so lonely in here with the tables put away. Just being able to have people in here is wonderful.”...
On Christmas Eve, Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester (left) drove from Ivanhoe to Luverne to present LHS sophomore Zoe Wek with a certificate of appreciation for her role in a positive outcome from a June 4 boating accident near Lake Benton.
A Luverne teen received a Christmas Eve gift when Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester drove from Ivanhoe to thank her for her help during a June 4 boating accident. “I want to thank you with this certificate of appreciation and thank you for all you did that day,” he said to Zoe Wek. “You really...
The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be administered to Rock County people in the first phases of the rollout. As word gets out about local distribution, Jason Kloss of Southwest Health and Human Services is asking for public patience. “We understand that many are looking forward to receive the...
Twenty-three businesses in Rock County are targeted for a second round of coronavirus aid grants. Commissioners received $250,000 from the state in additional pandemic relief, and a distribution plan was approved at their Jan. 5 meeting. Targeted are bars and restaurants and other business entities...
More help is on the way for Luverne businesses that lost revenue due to pandemic restrictions. The Luverne Economic Development Authority approved $100,000 for a grant program to assist the hardest hit local small businesses. “Restaurants were feeling a big pinch,” Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said...
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar hosted a conference call Friday with southwestern Minnesota mayors from Luverne, Marshall, Pipestone and Worthington. During the informal phone conversation, Klobuchar offered updates on legislative developments in Washington, D.C., and asked the mayors to brief her on the...
Luverne High School senior Hunter Baker reeled in a 38-inch northern pike Jan. 6 in Schoneman Pond south of Luverne.
A brief stop at Schoneman Park netted more than a fish story for brothers Brody Kopp and Hunter Baker. It filled a freezer. Late in the afternoon on Jan. 6 Kopp and Baker reeled in 37-inch and 38-inch northern pikes, respectively, from the man-made pond located south of Luverne. “I knew they were...
Red Arndt
A Luverne man credited with bringing a stable water supply to the city has died, leaving behind a legacy of leadership. Lennis “Red” Arndt of Luverne was an original board member of Lewis & Clark when it was incorporated in January 1990.  He became vice-chairman in 1994 and then chairman in...
Luverne High School opened the 2021 mock trial season Thursday with a win against Rochester Century High School. The season will be completed using Zoom, and Luverne’s team members participated individually from home. Pictured are John Miller (top, left), Kaitlin Anderson, Lauren VerSteeg, Simon Boyenga, (third row) Ainslie Robinson, Griffen Jarchow, Luke Thorson, Xavier Carbonneau, (second row) Ella Lanoue, Parker Carbonneau, Chance Tunnissen, Ross Bergman, (bottom row) Jadyn Hart and Solveig Tofteland. No
The first school extra curricular activities since mid-November got underway last week. Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek high schools competed in the first of five rounds of mock trial competition. The law-related education program introduces students to the American legal system and is organized...

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