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Open Houses Henry and Ann Petersen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at their farm. Greetings may be sent to them at 2332 140th Ave., Hardwick, MN 56134.   Card Showers Elmer and Eunice Bartels will celebrate their 65th wedding...
Robert Drake
Robert Louis Drake, 48, Luverne, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family celebration of Bob’s life will be at a later date. Robert Drake was born Oct. 25, 1967, to Robert and Gladys (LoCollo) Drake in Plainfield, New Jersey. He...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (right) reads the perfect compliance record given to Alan Lais from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Alan Lais from the city of Luverne for maintaining a perfect compliance record with the city’s wastewater treatment permit during 2015. Mayor Pat Baustian presented Lais with a certificate at the May 24 City Council meeting. The...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 4 A Honor Roll Seniors: Ryleigh Beers, Zoe Brown, Christina Casazza, Sierra Christenson, Jaidyn Elbers, Tatiana Gust, Karissa Hamann, Hannah Hoogland, Bailey Jacobsma, Jacob Jarchow, Alyssa Kienholz, Nicole Kneip, Di Ma, Nicholas Overgaard, Stephanie Riggs,...
Lois Nelson played Taps on her husband, Ray's, Japanese bugle that he found during his World War II service in the Philippines.
A battered brass bugle has joined the collection of World War II artifacts at the Herreid Military Museum in Luverne. While it’s still a functional instrument, it’s now retired, as is its previous bugler, Lois Nelson, who played it for “Taps” at hundreds of local funerals for veterans. And for the...
Students from around the region and in Rock County celebrated high school graduations over the weekend. Above, seniors toss their caps in the air at the conclusion of the Luverne ceremony in the Cardinal Gym Sunday.  Hills-Beaver Creek and Ellsworth seniors will graduate Friday, May 27, both...
Father Francis Sampson
In the cemeteries of Rock County, there's a story for every flag and veteran's marker. Some have been told before and others are known only to a few. Father Francis Sampson, who is buried in St. Catherine Cemetery, is relatively unknown to local residents, but his story of service in World War II...
Craig Nelson is retiring from Luverne Public Schools as guidance councilor and track coach.
Each year, in his role as Luverne High School counselor, Craig Nelson gives LHS freshmen a list of careers. The list includes college professor, Mars exploration scientist, director of scouting for an NFL team, retractable stadium engineer, professional dancer and Big Ten Coach, among others. ...
Remodeling work on the historic Carnegie Cultural Center continues into spring, and Luverne City Council members toured the building last week to check progress. Luverne Building Inspector Chad McClure has been overseeing the project and answered questions during the May 17 tour. He said he’s...
Crossing guards near the Luverne Public School campus were honored at a thank you brunch Friday, May 20, at the American Reformed Church. Church staff there came up with the idea of hosting the luncheon to thank the crossing guards for their service and to present them with handmade thank-you cards...

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