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Workers complete the second to last pass with fine grit sandpaper before the gymnasium floor is ready for the lines to be repainted.
Workers from FLR Sanders of Princeton began sanding decades of sealer layers off the floor of the Luverne Middle/High School gymnasium Monday, June 22, in a $40,000 refinishing project. More than three dozen large plastic garage bags were filled with sawdust from the weeklong project. Sanding was...
Before the city of Hardwick invests a possible $100,000 in street improvements, council members want to know what residents think of the planned project. A public input meeting is scheduled Thursday, July 14, during the council’s regular monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Hardwick...
Standing firm in its practice of not abating tax penalties, the Rock County Commissioners denied a Luverne resident’s request at their June 21 meeting. Patti Overgaard explained at the meeting that she wrote two personal checks and placed two payment stubs in an envelope May 15. No payment was...
Luverne’s Main Street will gain another business in time for Christmas. The popular home décor boutique Dragonfly will gain a sister business once Dragonfly owners Stacy and Dave Riphagen finish remodeling the former Lavish Designs building on East Main Street. The Riphagens opened Dragonfly three...
Tom Janssen with Fischbach Painting, Brandon, South Dakota, rolls a coat of paint on Loopy’s Dollar Store east wall to complement the new storefront Thursday morning, June 30. Curt and Marilyn Bloemendaal, Luverne, own the building and are participating in Luverne’s Historic Façade Improvement...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the “American Pickers” team are returning to Minnesota to film episodes throughout the region in August. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers on their hunt for...
More than half of southwest Minnesota adults consider themselves to be about the right weight, when in reality 70 percent are overweight or obese. That’s according to a 2015 public health survey of 16 counties in southwest Minnesota to measure physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, dental...
Cheryl Thacker
Cheryl Thacker, Luverne, was selected as executive director of New Life Treatment Center, a Christian residential drug and alcohol treatment program in Woodstock. Thacker was appointed to her position by the Board of Directors of the New Life Treatment Center at their June 15 meeting. According to...
Bridal Shower An open house bridal shower for Krista Klaassen, bride-to-be of Andrew Hoyme, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills.   Card Shower Gladys Siebenahler will celebrate her 85th birthday on Monday, July 11. Greetings may be sent to...
Patrick “Packy” Mader talked with library visits June 23 about his book “Minnesota Gold: Conversations with Northland Athletes Competing on the World Stage” by showing where the athletes he interviewed live in Minnesota. He chronicled the efforts, perseverance and achievement of 57 Minnesota athletes from 1948 to 2014. He lives in Northfield, Minnesota.
Rock County Community Library wrapped up June with two regional author visits.

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