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The Green Earth Players community theater group is back downtown and closer to the Palace Theatre after signing a rental agreement for the Quality Printing building on West Main Street. According to GEP vice president Shawn Kinsinger, they needed a new home after their Edgehill Street location (the...
Another funding hurdle was cleared this week in the process of restoring Mound Creek in the Blue Mounds State Park. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management announced last week that $1.84 million in disaster aid...
Luverne and Mound township supervisors are conducting joint public hearings later this month to vacate portions of two Rock County roadways — 131st and 181st streets. “Basically we are relinquishing our easements,” said David DeBoer, clerk for Mound Township. The vacated roadways include about a...
This colorful piano will be available for public enjoyment thanks to generous donations and some talented artists. It was donated by the Blue Mound Area Theater Board and will be stationed in Luverne’s downtown plaza, which for now is on the lot west of the History Center. “We want people to enjoy...
The residents of the Mary Jane Brown Home, along with activities director Kathy Hansen, crocheted more than 100 baby hats for the new babies at Sanford Luverne. Pictured are (front, from left) Ramona Weinkauf, Olive Greve, Ruth Chovancek, Mickey Von Holtum , Kris Waknitz, (back, from left) Hansen,...
The Luverne High School Class of 1973 gathered for a class reunion Saturday, June 2, at the Luverne Country Club. Attending were (front, from left) Debra (Meyer) Tilberg, Jolene (De Boer) Van Den Brink, Julie (Mann) Vogel, Barbara (Johnson) Stensland, Carol (Kjenslee) Hagen, Barb (Henrickson)...
Installation of a median cable guardrail on Interstate 90 through Rock County that began this spring is already finished from west of Luverne (as pictured) to the border with Nobles County. As of last week, crews were working near Beaver Creek to the South Dakota border.
Vehicles on Interstate 90 through Rock County have more separation than a grass median as a cable guard project reaches completion this summer. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials approved the installation of four high-tension cables on steel posts along one side of the east- or...
Sister Mariella Hinkly was a schoolteacher by trade and a sister of the Franciscan Community with whom she shared her life and faith. But in Luverne, she’ll be remembered for her tireless efforts to restore her family’s home on North Freeman Avenue for generations to learn about the community’s...
Diana Schwartz said she would probably never have a garden when she grew up. “I saw how much time it took and how you had to work at it out there,” Schwartz said last week. “I didn’t want to be that busy.” That was then; this is now. Today Schwartz has several large and flourishing flower gardens...
Diane Robinson’s elementary classroom is filled with motivational sayings including “fearfully and wonderfully made” intended to bolster her special education students’ abilities to read. Robinson retired from teaching at the end of the school year.
Encouragement was plentiful in Luverne educator Diane Robinson’s special education classroom last month. Students could read feel-good sayings on the walls. They could see empowering words above the mirror as they looked at their reflections. And each day the students said those sayings out loud to...

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