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Kayla Bloemendaal, 10, cringes as she receives a flu shot Oct. 23 from Sanford Luverne nurse Corinne Lonneman in the Luverne Elementary School gymnasium. The fourth-grader said she prefers the nasal mist, but the mist was unavailable for Friday morning’s flu clinic.
A record number of students and staff at Luverne Public Schools will receive the influenza vaccine to combat the upcoming 2015-16 flu season. Sanford Clinic Luverne personnel gave more than 600 shots in the makeshift clinic Friday in the Luverne Elementary gymnasium. Another clinic for...
Lance Wheeler (standing) introduces himself to members of the Rock County Soil and Water Conservation board (from left) Gene Cragoe, Dave Esselink and Josh Ossefoort with Rock County Land Management Office employees Mary Thompson and Doug Bos.
Engineer technician Lance Wheeler began work at the Rock County Land Management Office in late September and has tackled more than 100 applications for flood repairs and new conservation projects in Rock County. A May graduate of the range sciences program at South Dakota State University in...
A photo taken in the fall of 1968 of the Luverne FFA Chapter’s annual corn drive appeared in the National FFA manual the following year. Pictured from left are Harold Tilstra, Jerald Mann (kneeling), Dave Sandbulte (in pickup), Gary Overgaard (kneeling), Stan Tofteland and Steve Nath. Gar Anderson (not pictured) was the chapter advisor. The photo first appeared in the Nov. 21, 1968, Rock County Star Herald.
For more than five decades, the Luverne FFA Chapter has conducted an annual corn drive, where student members request donations of corn from farmers. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students from the now Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter hauled grain donations from fields to sell at local elevators. “The FFA members...
Sealed bids were opened Oct. 20 for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike bath, and Henning Construction, Adrian, submitted the low bid of $439,694.50. The only other bid was from Duininck Inc., Prinsburg, for $597,223.60. City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to award the bid...
Luverne Public School District officials are seeking to renew one of two operating levy referendums set to expire at the end of this year. To help voters understand the levy’s impact on the district for the past 10 years, school officials will conduct a public meeting tonight (Oct. 29) at the...
Corn harvest is almost finished for Ron Fick as he combines a field northwest of Luverne Thursday morning, Oct. 22.
Ten years after setting Rock County’s highest average corn yield, area producers are confident the record will be broken once the 2015 growing season is wrapped up. How much the average could be raised is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, local farmers have enjoyed 24 days of rain-free weather from...
Luverne High School marching band drum majors Samantha Ykema (left) and Katerina Siebert display some of the hardware the LHS group earned during the 2015 marching band season.
The Luverne High School marching band members are finished with fall competition, and director Richard Owen is reflecting on what he considers a successful season. “As a director it seemed to me that this season went really fast,” said Owen, who was in charge of 54 band students. There are 19...
Luverne High School Fall Play will be Nov. 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Cast and crew members include (front row, left) Christina Casazza, Bethany Starling, Sadie Kindt, Emma Verbrugge, Tatiana Gust, Naomie Daniel, Emily Wendland, Ashlee Boltjes, Tayler Hoogeveen, Gary the Pelican, Jake Henckel, (second row) Michael Kinsinger, Ryleigh Beers, Josh Schoneman, Brandon Claussen, Mira Uithoven, Katerina Siebert, Freddi Stroeh, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Doug Rozeboom, (back row) Aidan Bartels, Pau
Luverne High School students will perform their annual fall play — about a play being conducted in a high school auditorium — in the Luverne High School auditorium next week. “Paranormal High School,” written by Andrew Ross, is set in Bram Stoker High School, home of the Fighting Tarantulas. Its...
Hardwick native Bruce “Buzz” Anderson creates a miniature town in the spare bedroom of his Eagen home shared with his wife, Linda. He designed the businesses after the ones he remembers from growing up in Hardwick during the 1950s and ’60s.
Tucked inside a spare bedroom in Bruce “Buzz” Anderson’s Eagan home is a little remembrance of growing up in Hardwick during the 1950s and ’60s. Resting on top of a 4-by 8-foot antique table, the miniature town started with an N-scale train 18 months ago. “It sounds like a real diesel engine,” he...

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