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Former and current owners of Big Top Tent Rental and their employees met at the Lincoln Street warehouse in Luverne Friday. Pictured are (back, from left) Andrew Hamann, Wanda and Mike Jarchow, Jordan and Stacey Smidt, Jeris Niemeyer, Scott Erickson and (front) Belle and Baylee Smidt.
After 15 years in the business, Mike and Wanda Jarchow, Luverne, have sold Big Top Tent Rentals. In a July letter to customers, they introduced new owners Jordan and Stacey Smidt, Larchwood. “You can rest assured that you will receive the same top-notch service from Jordan and Stacey that we...
People interested in making improvements to residential or commercial properties are urged to apply for funding through the Small Cities Development Program. The city of Luverne was approved for a state grant of $941,760 for housing and commercial building rehabilitation in certain targeted areas...
Scott Loosbrook’s career path led back to Rock County where he is beginning his own business, Loosbrook Electrical Construction LLC.
More than 20 years after leaving Rock County to work in the Twin Cities, electrician Scott Loosbrock has returned home to start his own business. “The rural farming blood is in me,” he said. Loosbrock graduated from Luverne High School in 1994 and learned his trade from Southwestern Technical...
People who attend the Rock River Beer Fest Saturday will enjoy more than 100 beer profiles, Luverne restaurant flair, live local music, commemorative beer fest mugs and a home brew contest with cash prizes. “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane...
Shannon Dwire (left) with Millennium Recycling of Sioux Falls talks with Bill Ketterling about the quality of recycling material collected Friday, Aug. 7, from the city of Luverne at the Ketterling Services facility on South Cedar Avenue.
As recycling materials begin making their way to Sioux Falls for processing, the cost for taking the materials will be zero — for now. Rock County Commissioners, however, are leery that could change, based on recent observations outside of the city of Luverne. Diapers, dog feces — and the latest, a...
About two dozen machines were part of Kenneth Fun Days’ lawn mower ride that took participants on a seven-mile stretch around Kenneth.
Kenneth Fun Days, set annually for the weekend after the fair, is two days of organized activities for both young and old. “It’s a way to get together,” said organizer Kristy Vander Ziel. “People are so busy.” Fun Days kicked off Friday night, Aug. 7, with movie night. About three dozen children...
Luverne’s Keith Luethje (second from left) was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. Pictured with him in the American Legion Post 123 are Luverne American Legion members (from left) Fred Cook, Ed Stearns and Jay Mann.
Luverne’s Keith Luethje was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. He was presented a Certificate of Continuous Membership that was “issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion.” The certificate...
The water tower on Highway 75 will be painted next summer as part of scheduled maintenance. The project will include Luverne's new logo, "Luverne -- Love the Life."
The city of Luverne will spend approximately $400,000 to paint the water tower on Highway 75 next year. The scheduled maintenance will provide the opportunity to put the city logo “Luverne — Love the Life” on the tower tank. “We’re excited to get that tower branded,” Call said at the July 21...
Spotlight Dancers perform a number during the July 29 Rock County Talent Show in the Palace Theater.
Performers in the Annual Rock County Talent Show took to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne Wednesday night to sing, dance and entertain for judges and audience members. With a full program with more than 30 entries, the Palace auditorium was full and local talent showcased at its best. “It was a...
Luverne EDA Director Holly Sammons explains plans for the LOOP during the July 28 reception in the Brandenburg Gallery with DNR officials and local leaders.
The city will spend nearly $2 million on the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path in the next five years. That’s according to discussion at the June 21 meeting to review the five-year capital improvement plan. Work on Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike and hiking path in 2016 is estimated to cost $692...

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