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Luverne FCCLA members who participated in national competition include (front row, from left) Zoe Brown, Nicole Aanenson, Alyssa Kienholz, (second row) Sam Aanenson, Mira Uithoven, (third row) Adriana Gonzalez, Jenna Schelhaas, Courtney Wendland, (fourth row) Grace Sweeney, Melissa Tweet, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (back) Kat Siebert and Nicole Kneip. Madi Oye is not pictured.
The Luverne FCCLA Chapter had 14 students attend the state conference and compete in STAR events. Through their hard work and dedication eight students brought home a gold placing, five students brought home a silver placing and one student brought home a bronze placing. Zoe Brown placed first in...
Members of the County K9s 4-H Club helped member Mira Uithoven (front row, third from left) finish an FCCLA community leadership project to sew 50 pillowcases for her Every Pillow Has A Story that will be donated locally. Holding up the completed pillowcases at their April 18 4-H meeting are (front from left) Annaliese Braucht, Riley Anderson, Uithoven, Cassandra Chesley, Aisha Porter, Gabriella Porter, (back) Adayla Rouzer, Alexa Chesley, Adam Fodness, Sophie Holmberg and Candice Porter.
One last workday recently wrapped up the local contribution to the One Million Pillowcase Project. Earlier this year, Luverne High School Senior Mira Uithoven joined the challenge as part of her FCCLA National Leadership Service in Action project with the assistance of her 4-H Club, the County K9s...
A commercial appraisal of the Sharkee’s property on South Highway 75 has been completed, and Luverne City Council members reviewed that information at their Tuesday night meeting. That appraised value — which is not public information — will be used to develop a purchase agreement between the city...
A Rock County resident’s worry over his drinking water quality prompted Rock County Commissioners to review a recent gravel extraction request. At the Tuesday, April 19, County Board meeting, two motions were made to grant conditional use permits to Reker Construction & Aggregate LLC of Adrian...
Luverne City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to lift a watering ban that has been in place since 2012. Adequate spring rains and winter snow melt have raised the static levels of city wells, but Luverne water users also have the luxury of a guaranteed source from the...
The Rock County emergency officials now have the ability to send local messages to everyone’s cell phone. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and Emergency Management Director Kyle Oldre are now certified to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System or IPAWS. “As long as you don’t deactivate it off...
Watch your May 1 Announcer for the Summer Community Education brochure. Registration for many summer recreation sport activities is due by Thursday, May 19.  Be sure to sign up for morning recreation, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, gymnastics, football, wrestling, track and...
With the retirement of longtime Heartland Express employee Elaine Birkestrand set for Sunday, May 1, county officials have been discussing different options to fill her position. Heartland Express provides public transportation to families, older adults and people with disabilities. The countywide...
Recent property sales in Beaver Creek prompted local assessors to increase market values. However, the increase wasn’t as much as necessary to meet state requirements. Tom Houselog, Rock County Land Records director, explained the increase in market values to Beaver Creek City Council members at...
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...

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