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Former Hills resident Al Berdahl is a three-time tissue recipient, so his job with the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank comes easily. He’s an outreach coordinator and takes the message of organ and tissue donationt to area driver’s education classes. He’s pictured in Luverne on Wednesday, June 24.
Former Hills resident Al Berdahl is a three-time tissue recipient, so his job with the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank comes easily. “I’m a walking poster board,” he admitted Wednesday after speaking to a driver’s education class in Luverne High School. “I talk about it to anyone who will...
Chamber Board President Mike Smith (left) presents Curt Bloemendaal (center) with this plaque for being named “Outstanding Chamber Member.” W.R. Berkley is pictured at right.
William R. Berkley of Berkley Corporation traveled from the East Coast to attend a recognition event for Curt Bloemendaal Wednesday, June 24, at Sterling's Cafe and Grille. Bloemendaal was named Luverne’s Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year for his leadership role in local business and for his...
Water bubbles up through the sidewalk and through cracks in the pavement on East Main Street Wednesday morning after a six-foot lateral split of an underground water main. The ordeal prompted the closure of that block for that day, and partially closed it for later that week and Monday morning as pavement was repaired.
It’s been a rough week for the city of Luverne’s Water and Wastewater Department. On Wednesday, June 24, motorists and pedestrians noticed water bubbling up through the sidewalks and cracks in the pavement on East Main Street near Loopy’s. An 8-inch main had split open six to seven feet, sending...
Luverne High School yearbooks captured a fresh-faced Gary Fisher as the new high school principal in 1992 pictured with Middle School Principal Jim Harner (left) and Superintendent Norm Miller (center.)
Amid packed boxes and empty shelves in his office, retiring Luverne Superintendent Gary Fisher joked last week that he should write a book. “Let Me Tell You A Story” would be its title, taken from the phrase the 64-year-old often used to preface lessons learned during his 40 years in public...
The Old Limo takes its place behind the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 color guard at a recent Jubilee Days parade in Hardwick.
Hardwick kicked off its annual summer celebration last weekend with softball games, a community meal and its annual parade. This year’s parade, however, was missing one of its usual parade entrants. On Saturday, June 27, instead of being washed and polished for a drive down Hardwick’s Main Street,...
The church in Kenneth dates back to 1894 when congregation members first organized worship services in the Battle Plain school house.
After more than 120 years of weddings, funerals and worship services, Kenneth Lutheran Church will close its doors at the end of the month. A final worship service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, followed by a catered meal. The small building with a proud white steeple housed hundreds of summer...
Charles "Chuck" Connell
Charles “Chuck” Connell of Luverne appeared in Rock County District Court Monday morning on charges of criminal vehicular operation — substantial bodily harm — and DWI. The charges stem from a Sept. 27 crash east of Luverne on County Road 4 in which Connell attempted a left-hand turn in front of an...
Jens “J.R.” Jensen purchased the Green Lantern Café & Bar in Hardwick on April 1 and will reintroduce patrons to the change during the town’s Jubilee Days celebration this weekend.
Hardwick’s Jubilee Days annual celebration brings people together for food, fun and fellowship. New Green Lantern Café and Bar owner Jens “J.R.” Jensen hopes to bring that same atmosphere to Hardwick year-round. “Jubilee Days is my big introduction,” he said. Since taking over the business April 1...

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