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GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels and Crossings by GrandStay, has awarded four prestigious awards to the GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Luverne. During a GrandStay Hospitality conference April 28-29 in Apple Valley, the Luverne hotel received “Customer Service” and “Web...
Stacey Rolling reads a five-page document urging school board members not to support a resolution to terminate probationary teacher Allison Eitreim.
In a 5-1 vote the Luverne School Board voted not renew the contract of one its special education teachers as recommended by the elementary principal. That action was taken Thursday night among more than 40 people who gathered in the middle/high school media center for the public meeting. Board...
Luverne's Esther Frakes captured this photograph from the backyard of the veterans home last week. She remarked, as many others have this spring, how green the grass is and how colorful and fragrant the flowers and tree blossoms are. According to Luverne Volunteer Weather Recorder Troy Thone, the...
Several teams of firefighters from Beaver Creek, Luverne, Hills and Garretson trained on the burning house which was set on fire, extinguished and reignited repeatedly to accommodate each training team.
An 80-year-old farmhouse burned to the ground in Beaver Creek Township Wednesday night as part of a joint training exercise among several local fire departments. Burdette and Sharon Braun built a new house on their acreage last fall and offered the old one to firefighters for training. “It went...
Seniors Sandra Renken (left) and Brandon Oakley pull weeds in Sanford Luverne’s Healing Garden.
Luverne High School’s Class of 2016 spent Friday morning completing community service projects. Each of the 91 seniors chose to pull weeds, paint, move materials, wash windows or scrub fire trucks. Senior Service Day replaces the traditional Senior Skip Day in Luverne. Once the seniors finished the...
The Luverne Elementary School teaching staff shows off the backs of the T-shirts given to them by Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (center) at the start of the school year in August. The teachers were recognized again during last week’s National Teacher Appreciation Day in the elementary media center.
The first week in May was National Teacher Appreciation Week, but for teachers in Luverne their work with the district’s 1,192 students has been appreciated all year long through the two simple words, “Be Great.” Superintendent Craig Oftedahl started as head of the district in July and challenged...
Artist Greg Preslicka, Savage, demonstrates how to apply a light source to rocks in the Blue Mounds State Park cliff line that he paints on the west wall of the Rock County Community Library Thursday, May 5. His audience was Chris Nowatkzi’s Luverne Middle School sixth-grade art class. The sixth-graders were among several groups of students who came through the library to observe Preslicka at work.
A final touch in the library’s recent renovation project is a hand-painted mural designed and painted by Savage artist Greg Preslicka. When completed, the south and west walls of the library’s main floor will have colorful prairie flowers and bison images reflecting Rock County’s natural habitat....
Max Skattum and Jack Baustian talk about ATV safety at their FFA Farm Safety station in the north parking lot of the Luverne school campus.
Luverne High School FFA students hosted a Farm Safety Day Camp Wednesday, May 4, in the north parking lot of the school campus. There were a dozen different stations illustrating to fourth-grade students the operations and potential hazards of farm machinery and equipment. FFA adviser Dennis Moritz...
Damian Swenson
A Luverne woman reported her car stolen at 8 a.m. Sunday, and by 10:30 a.m. it was located in Sioux City, Iowa. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Mandy (Schneekloth) Koenig called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her black 2006 Chrysler Pacifica had been stolen. She said it had been...
A teacher has filed a grievance against Luverne Public Schools over how earned graduate credits were applied to the district’s salary schedule. According to Superintendent Craig Oftedahl, the grievance was filed in October and an arbitration hearing took place April 27. As a result of the daylong...

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