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King Derek Krueger and Queen Hannah Hoogland
Luverne High School celebrates its first Snow Week coronation Wednesday, Jan. 27, naming seniors Hannah Hoogland and Derek Krueger as queen and king respectively. Last week featured special dress up days and a dance, organized by the student leaders in grades 9-12 and fun winter activities....
Emergency personnel respond to a rollover accident Monday afternoon about a half mile north of Luverne on Highway 75. Roads were ice- and snow-packed at the time of the incident. Driver Jeffery Buckley and passenger Cindy Buckley, both of Luverne, were not injured.
The Minnesota State Patrol recorded 121 traffic incidents from snow-packed and icy road conditions in its Marshall district during the past week. From Jan. 18 through 25, there were 38 property damage crashes, 10 injury crashes and 73 vehicles reported off the road, according to the Troy...
This photograph, taken shortly after the June 2014 flood, shows the lake drained and beach washed away. Since then the lake and shoreline has become marshland.
The future of the Blue Mounds State Park water recreation hangs in the balance as park officials consider how to address the flood-ravaged dam that was destroyed in 2014. An open meeting next week will allow the public to provide input on alternatives to restoring the site and to learn about issues...
The concept of "Luverne Nutcracker Village" in Luverne for the holidays is under consideration following Betty Mann's donation of more than 2,400 nutcrackers to the Rock County Historical Society. The pieces, some of them rare collectibles from Germany, will be on display at the new History Center in downtown Luverne.
Christmas is over, but a group of local volunteers is already planning next year’s holiday season in Luverne. The concept of “Luverne Nutcracker Village” is under consideration following Betty Mann’s donation of more than 2,400 nutcrackers to the Rock County Historical Society. “These are all sizes...
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...

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