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Six remaining members of the Last Man’s Club gather for a toast Wednesday night, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day program at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Warren Herreid II is pictured at the end of the table with Last Man’s Club members (from left) Warren Herreid Sr., LeRoy Luitjens, Helmer Haakenson, Earl Glaser, Bob Anderson and Ray Anderson. There were 24 original members in the Last Man’s Club that formed out of the group of local World War II veterans who regularly met for coffee at Glen’s
Nine members of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 were recognized for 50 or more years of continuous membership during their annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday night, Nov. 11, in Hardwick. Lowell Ahrendt (58 years), Donald Etrheim (58), Harold Etrheim (58), Harold Graphenteen (60),...
Hardwick’s Board of Zoning and Adjustments recommended granting a variance for a resident to move in and expand a storage shed on his residential property. Hardwick City Council members supported that recommendation at their Nov. 12 meeting but didn’t formally grant the variance. The group, minus...
Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Four months after contract talks between representatives of the Luverne School District and the Luverne Education Association stalled, a two-year agreement was reached earlier this month. School board members unanimously approved the 2015-16 and 2016-17 contract at a Nov. 9 special meeting. The...
Luverne City Council members approved a payment of $443,018.94 to Duininck, Inc. for the latest round of improvements on South Highway 75. Work done this payment period includes: •removing old paint markings and applying new paint for the three-lane markings, •sodding, •mobilization, •removing old...
Ron McClure
Ron McClure will be remembered in Rock County for his kind demeanor and compassion for humanity, especially during his years wearing a badge. McClure worked 33 years in law enforcement, 25 years in Rock County and 12 of those as sheriff in the county he grew up in. “I loved my job. I loved helping...
The former Family Dollar Store just off Main Street in downtown Luverne will soon be known as a special events place. Mike and Wanda Jarchow of Luverne recently purchased the 11,500-square-foot former retail and grocery store. The couple plans to remodel the building into a community events center...
Carter Moerke (left) and Carter Crowe look at grave markers inside the Hinkly Tomb at the Maplewood Cemetery west of Luverne.
For more than three decades, Luverne’s high school students have boarded school buses and made the short field trip to the Maplewood Cemetery just west of town. The field trip on Monday, Nov. 2, by the ninth-grade class continues an activity begun by retired instructor Katie Hemme. “I thought,...
Theresa Graff (left) is Luverne Education Association’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, and Barb Antoine was named 2016 Friend of Education.
Amidst tears and laughter, Theresa Graff accepted the Luverne Education Association 2016 Teacher of the Year award. LEA annually honors one of its own at a celebration on the Monday of American Education Week. The local honoree will be submitted to the state for their Teacher of the Year program....
An unmarked 2015 Ford Taurus in the Marshall District has been assigned to State Trooper Kenny Willers who works primarily in Rock and Nobles counties.
The Minnesota State Patrol this week unveiled its new fleet of unmarked squad cars that will assist in targeting distracted driving. In a media event in Golden Valley Monday, Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol shared information about the squads and their mission. He said in 2014,...

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