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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...
Last week 151st Street, three miles south of Kenneth, remained closed to traffic after the road had to be repaired from damage caused by repeated heavy truck traffic.
Future land use permits in Rock County may include agreements to repair township roads, according to recent discussions by county commissioners. Six conditional use permits were on the agenda at their April 5 meeting. All six had been recommended for approval by the county’s planning and zoning...
Spring Loaded, Luverne's home, health and living show, is set for this weekend, and Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said the lineup of attractions this year is fresh and creative. Among the seminars Saturday at the Palace Theatre will be Nate Golla of the Luverne Farm Store with his...
Workers move dirt and lay the groundwork for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path Monday morning just west of the school campus.
Heavy dirt-moving equipment moved in next to Luverne Elementary School to begin Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking trail. The Loop, estimated to cost $2 million once complete, will be developed in four phases over a five-year time period. Phase 1 is 1.5 miles from the Blue Mound Trail on...
Rock County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jody Reisch (left) hands a $1 million check to Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick (right) as he shakes the hand of Commissioner Stan Williamson Wednesday morning, April 6, in a pre-construction meeting for the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project.
Rock County’s portion of the $14 million broadband Internet service project was paid in full Wednesday, April 6, at the start of a pre-construction meeting. Rock County Board Chairman Jody Reisch presented Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick the check for $1 million, as the formal...
According to siblings Helen Probst and Helmer Haakenson, the girls in the front row are Ruth Norelius (left), Phyllis Brooks, Arlene Johnson, Borgheld Birkeland, Betty Lou Jansma, Betsy Ross, (back) Mary Ann Tomlinson, Dorothy Koehn, Hilda Richards, Faith Vande Velde, Helen Long and Jeanne Edmonds.
A former Luverne High School student revealed the identities of 15 classmates recently depicted in a book about high school sports and activities in Minnesota. Helen Probst, a LHS Class of ’39 graduate, wrote the Star Herald from her Oroville, California, home with the student names. “I knew most...

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