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Saving a life could be as simple as a text message. A team of local professionals is working to get the message out about TXT4Life, a suicide prevention resource that uses texting as a way for those in crisis to seek help anonymously. Because youth are most at risk for suicide (the second leading...
The first bison calf has been born at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota, and up to 25 more are expected, according to Park Manager Chris Ingebretsen. “This is an exciting time to visit the park,” Ingebretsen said. “New calves will continue to be born into early June,...
Brandon Sprock is pictured with his artwork that is on display at the Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls through the end of April.
The artwork of 17-year-old Brandon Sprock, son of Luverne High School graduate Sara (Schomacker) Sprock, is on display at the Museum of Visual Materials, Sioux Falls, through April 30. In December the South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota put out a call for art to be created by students...
Glen Gust said the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” sums up the past 40 years. “It’s been so dang much fun, even though it’s not an easy business,” he said.
Glen Gust’s grocery career began when he was a child. “I started delivering bread with the bread man when I was 7, and I delivered milk with the milk man when I was 12,” Gust recalled. “I made $4 a week — $1 per day — in the summers.” As a high school student in Canby he worked for the local...
Knute Oldre (center) holds the plaque he earned as a first-place winner at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament Friday in Lakeville. Oldre placed first in Discussion with Samantha Ykema (right) finishing fourth. Dylan Thorson (left) placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking.
A Luverne High School junior has become the 12th student in school history to claim a state speech title. Knute Oldre, son of Kyle and Sara Oldre, Luverne, placed first in Discussion at Friday’s State Speech Tournament in Lakeville. Discussion is the category in which Luverne students have won nine...
Lowell Feldhahn (left) plays Detective Charlie Chanski and Elizabeth Efteland is Lieutenant Martin in the performance of “Bottom” Thursday evening, April 14, in St. Catherine Catholic Church’s gathering space. The play depicts the two peace officials trying to locate a 13-year-old girl caught in the sex trafficking trade.
A unique four-person theatrical performance last week in St. Catherine Church illustrated the topic of forced labor and commercial sex in Minnesota. A panel discussion afterward offered ways community residents could end the modern-day slavery. More than 50 people attended the public performance of...
The student council at Luverne Middle School challenged their peers to recycle more paper at school and this fall organized the purchase and distribution of 68 blue plastic recycling containers for classroom use. The group also organized and funded 17 education supply kits for students in Haiti. Pictured with the recycling bins are (front, leaning or kneeling from left) Lauren Ver Steeg, Regan Feit, Mia Wenzel, Gryphon Noerenberg, Jordan Winter, (middle standing) Sophia Lanoue, Elise Jarchow, Ainslie Robins
Luverne Middle School students have spent the school year being challenged by their peers to make a difference. The effort stems from the student council’s attendance at the WE Day Minnesota conference in early November. Becky Rahm, the middle school student council adviser, said the daylong event...
Veterans and family members tour the Fagen Fighters WWII museum in Granite Falls. Some of the participants on the tour include (from left) Brad Wilson, Dean Wenzel, Lowell Ahrendt, Bill Clausen, Mark Coney, Bruce Wilson, Paul Aukes and Larry Tweet. The group is pictured in front of one of the restored fighter planes called the “Desert Shark.”
A handful of local war veterans boarded a bus recently and received an up-close look at World War II memorabilia, courtesy of a road trip organized by three Luverne siblings. Jeff, Brad and Troy Ahrendt fulfilled a wish of their father’s to tour the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite...
Shopko Foundation’s Community Charitable Giving Grant Program recently donated $500 to the Luverne Music Boosters in support of the Winter Carnival. Pictured are (from left) Ryleigh Beers, Paula Jelken, Music Boosters President Jim Jelken, Shopko Manager Linda Lynch, Freddi Stroeh and Kat Siebert....
Members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to South Dakota State University in Brookings to participate in the Region 6 FFA Contests April 8. The General Livestock team was the only team to place high enough to participate in the upcoming State FFA Convention contests. The team placed third...

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