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With a smile on his face, Tyson Uithoven kicks the ball down the field chased by Hobey Sandbulte (left) and Caleb St. Clair (right).
Last fall Michelle DeKam drove out of state for her son Jayden, a first-grader, to play soccer with kids his own age. On the drive from Luverne to Iowa, the young mom began thinking about a local soccer league. “If Rock Rapids could have 90 kids playing soccer in one grade, why not in Luverne?” she...
Another wind turbine is planned for Luverne Township section 17. Rock County Commissioners tabled a conditional use permit to allow construction to begin later this year.
Rock County Commissioners tabled a conditional use permit request for construction of two wind turbines west of Luverne in Luverne Township. In Tuesday’s 4-to-1 vote, commissioners will consider the issue again at their Sept. 10 meeting. Commissioner Gary Overgaard cast the lone “no” vote. He said...
Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary Principal Molly Schilling holds a student Chromebook and elementary binder for the district’s e-learning plan, which calls for students to work from home when weather conditions are too severe for students to come to school.
Hills-Beaver Creek school officials adopted an e-learning plan to combat the effects of missing school days due to inclement weather. Last year H-BC students missed nine days. “The e-learning plan is, in part, a result of the greater amount of missed days,” said H-BC Superintendent Todd Holthaus....
Heidi Schacht retired from a career in education after 36 years, 14 of which were as a kindergarten teacher at Luverne Elementary School.
Heidi Schacht spent more than three decades working in education and found there is nothing like working in the classroom. Now there is nothing like retirement. Schacht was involved in education for 36 years, the last 14 at Luverne Elementary School. “We always knew I would retire when Spencer...
Luverne Street Music president Janine Papik (seated) and Gary Overgaard pose at the piano dedicated in memory of Overgaard's late wife, Emily Lodine. A formal dedication ceremony will take place in January at the LSM located 205 N. Freeman Ave. in Luverne.
Emily Lodine Overgaard was a Luverne Street Music teacher, friend and supporter. Now a donation made in her memory will continue to teach and support music students at the local studio. LSM recently purchased a new Kawai acoustic piano to be used by piano students and to accompany students learning...
James Jarvie (far right) is the new band instructor at Luverne High School. On Friday he counts as students maneuver through this year’s field competition selection called “iBand.”
Luverne High School band director James Jarvie traveled between three classrooms Friday as he prepared 59 students for the upcoming marching band season. Jarvie began his duties this summer, as the district remodels its auditorium into new band and choir suites and the existing rooms were...
Luverne’s 1958 wastewater treatment plant is under construction for a $14.3 million upgrade, and on Aug. 27, the city sold bonds to pay for it. The plant project was divided into two major parts, Phase 2 and Phase 3 (Phase 1 has been completed in the past few years). Phase 2 improvements will...
Aiden Meyeraan
The Luverne Optimist Club Fishing Derby Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota Veterans Home pond attracted more than 40 participants along with their parents and chaperones for prizes, raffles and hot dogs and, of course, fish. Winners this year included Ty Klingenberg for largest fish, a 10 1/2-inch...
The League of Minnesota Cities has recognized 34 state lawmakers, including Sen. Bill Weber, Luverne, as 2019 Legislators of Distinction. Chosen legislators are honored for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session. Legislators of Distinction...
As of Aug. 28, the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5 percent less than normal.  The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running 5.8 percent behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26...

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