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Tatiana Gust (sitting) plays “Jo” in the upcoming one act play, “I Hate Love,” at the Luverne High School Auditorium. Paul Witte III (far left) acts as “Pain” grabbing “Love’s” arm (played by Zoe DeBates). Student director Ashlee Boltjes (far right) fills in as “Happiness.”
Second-year director Julie Fettes hopes this year’s one act play performance propels Luverne High School to the state contest. “Our goal is to advance this year,” she said. On Saturday Luverne will be one of four teams at the 3A subsection competition in Pipestone. The top two teams earn the right...
Jason Platt with Jones Library Sales, Carlisle, Iowa, loads books onto special carts to be moved to the Rock County Community Library’s basement.
For local contractor Okie Honken, measuring is a matter of using his head. On Friday Honken and assistant librarian Barb Verhey discussed repurposing a set of wooden bookshelves. With a hand to his forehead, Honken stood one board on end and declared where his hand rested was a six-foot height. “We...
The Gehrke family members are pictured in their home Saturday, Jan. 9. They are (from left) Pete, Sophie, Taylor, Melissa and Hailee.
A carbon monoxide detector is credited for saving a Hills family late in December. Melissa Gehrke and her daughters were sleeping in their home on East Second Street at 4 a.m. and Pete Gehrke was at work in Sioux Falls when the family’s carbon monoxide detector sounded off.  “When the first alarm...
The National Mah Jongg League releases combination cards each year. In order to win a mahjong game, the winner must have matched one of the 51 possible combinations.
The soft clinks of plastic tiles and the speaking of a few Chinese words will soon expand to living rooms throughout Rock County, thanks to the efforts of four local women. Carol McDonald, Lona Klosterbuer, Rhonna Jarchow and Shirley Klosterbuer will share their knowledge in an upcoming Luverne...
NDSU issues fall semester dean’s list North Dakota State University, Fargo, has released the Fall 2015 dean’s list. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least nine class credits and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Named to the dean’s list from Luverne are Paige Adams, nursing...
Kevin and Kathy Jacobsma from Luverne Flowers and Greenhouse have recently been designated as FTD Master Florists, according to information released Friday by FTD. “This elite recognition is only available to top quality florists that are part of the 100-year-old FTD florist network,” said Kelly...
Births A boy, Andrew William, weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce, was born Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, to Devon and Trina Fluit, Hardwick, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grandparents are Bill and Tena Blom and Brent and Dorenda Fluit. Great-grandparents are Arie and Clazina Blom, Gary and...
With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim your refund. Though this type of...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Public School Education Foundation has been established to “enhance the educational experiences and opportunities for the students of Independent School District 671 and to facilitate greater student access to scholarships and higher education,” according to its mission...
Luverne fifth-grader Harley Wendland practices his newly learned graphic design skills.
Luverne Elementary fifth-graders had a lesson in graphic design Friday and now have the opportunity to compete in a T-shirt design contest for the upcoming Cardinal Dash 2016. The spring running event, in its second year, is a primary fundraiser for Parents Partners in Education. “After last year’s...

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