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Through its “Harvest for Hunger” fundraiser earlier this year, CHS Farmers Co-Op Luverne donated $2,750 to the Luverne Area Community Foundation for its food/nutrition-based grant request program and $3,400 to the Rock County Food Shelf. Pictured are (from left) CHS representative Dan Kindt, LACF...
The first round of winners have been announced for the 2018 Prairie Photo Contest sponsored by the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We're trying to encourage people to get out and enjoy the prairie," said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere, who also serves on the CVB. Winners...
Last week Luverne High School students completed a three-week band camp that ended Aug. 10, which included learning maneuvers for a new field show called “The Awakening.”
This year’s Luverne High School marching band students have a little something up their sleeves as they prepare for this year’s field competition season. The 87-member unit recently completed a three-week band camp where they focused on learning songs from Edvard Grieg’s “Suite No. 1” and the field...
The former bulldog banner for the Magnolia High School marching band was located in time for the upcoming Magnolia All-School Reunion. Pictured with the banner are Magnolia All-School Reunion committee member Scott Dohlmann (center), son Zachary (left) and daughter Hailee.
Ten months ago former Magnolia resident Lisa (Dohlmann) Fischenich thought an all-school reunion was a good idea. Now the event will become reality in two weeks. Set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2, the 2018 Magnolia All-School Reunion event currently has 250 people confirmed for Friday’s catered dinner and DJ...
Wendell Erickson, former Minnesota state representative and Rock County commissioner died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the age of 93. Erickson was seen as a pillar in the Hills community where he and his wife, Kathryn, lived for the past 67 years. According to those who know him, he’ll be best remembered...
Elaine Harms retires after 41 years in teaching, 38 of them at Luverne Middle-High School. She holds a clipboard with the thank you notes she received over the years from former students. “They’re why you want to stay in education,” she said.
Newly retired English instructor Elaine Harms knows firsthand life can be short and how important key moments can be in young people’s lives. “I always tell them my favorite word is the ‘p-word’ … problem-solving,” she said. Harms announced her retirement last month, ending 38 years of instruction...
Randy and Cherie Jensen of Luverne were recently awarded $2,000 toward a home bathroom remodel. The Jensens were nominated by their daughter, Jessica Mogler of Larchwood, Iowa, in the Handy Man Ugly Bathroom contest. The Sioux Falls home improvement store receives nominations each year and gives...
The city of Luverne got bike friendlier this week with the painting of bike lanes along the edges of Highway 75 through town. The lanes were planned as part of the 2015 Minnesota Department of Transportation improvement project for Highway 75 in Luverne. When the lanes were changed from four to...
Four organizations and seven students were recently awarded grants and scholarships from the 2018 Prairie Rose Minnesota Community Fund. Hardwick Community Club, the city of Hardwick, Springwater Township and Hardwick Fire Department split a total of $29,800. The Hardwick Community Club received $2...
A public hearing will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 4, before Rock County Commissioners consider changing or adopting a proposed new renewable energy ordinance. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ room at the Rock County Courthouse, Luverne. Eric Hartman, county zoning administrator,...

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