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Luverne Public School officials will conduct six public meetings outlining proposed building improvements and expansions. The meetings will be July 5-11 in Magnolia, Hardwick and Luverne. After the meetings, School Board members will make a final decision in preparation for a Nov. 7 referendum vote...
Betty Mann is pictured in the Christmas Haus gift shop.
A new gift shop, The Christmas Haus, recently opened inside the new History Center on East Main Street in Luverne. It’s a Christmas-themed store, but Rock County Historical Society President Betty Mann said it offers much more than just Christmas items. “We also have a number of Luverne souvenir...
After 39 years on the job with a single school district, Luverne Elementary School teacher Patsy Amborn will retire to spend more time with family, grandchildren and reading her favorite books.
Among the academic posters in third-grade teacher Patsy Amborn’s classroom are several brightly colored messages she hopes her students have taken to heart. One reads, “Be positive and enjoy life,” and after 39 years teaching at Luverne Elementary School, Amborn plans to live this advice. “I truly...
Hardwick’s oldest resident, Harold Kindt, and his wife, Lois, ride in Rodger Ossenfort’s convertible Saturday night during the town’s 125th celebration and all-school reunion parade. Harold’s 90th birthday is next month
Some good old-fashioned fun took place June 23-25 in Hardwick during the town’s 125th anniversary celebration and all-school reunion. Bale tossing, tractor riding and a lot of reminiscing took place among the hundreds who gathered for the three days of festivities. Feedback has been positive,...
Workers with Winter Bros. Underground, Sioux Falls, begin the process of overhauling Luverne Street Monday on the east end of the street. The road will be rebuilt from Blue Mound Avenue to Cedar Street.
Construction started Monday on Luverne Street from Cedar Street to Blue Mound Avenue in the city of Luverne. Luverne Street will be closed to through traffic for the rest of the summer while the road is rebuilt from the aggregate base to the final asphalt lift. Winter Bros. Underground, Sioux Falls...
Luverne School Board members, who wanted a longer agreement with the Luverne Hockey Club, rejected the new contract and sent the groups back to the negotiations table. The vote was 4-2 against the new three-year agreement. Previously the groups had a 10-year agreement. “That’s the only sticking...
Luverne native John Paquette (left) and Luverne barber James Fisher worked together on a music video for Paquette’s Twin Cities band, John David & the Jerks. The group will entertain crowds at Luverne’s 150th celebration July 15. The music video, “Every Little Road,” which was filmed in Luverne, will be shown at the Verne Drive-In on Friday, July 14, at 9 p.m.
Luverne native John Paquette will bring his musical talent home next week for the community’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Paquette, lead singer and songwriter for John David & Jerks, is releasing a new album this fall — the group’s third — and during Luverne’s festivities he’ll be debuting...
Proposed housing on the former Sharkee’s lot on South Highway 75 may offer some relief for Luverne’s tight housing market. Des Moines, Iowa, developer William Ludwig envisions a mixed development of retail, offices and housing – both to rent and own. “The intent is to create a center of activity...
Luverne High School choir students returned from New York City June 17 after a week of touring and singing. “I will never forget how wonderful each choir sounded singing in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle,” said Luverne High School Choir Director Seana Graber. “What a beautiful venue to sing in...
Both The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates on the campus of the Good Samaritan Society – Luverne have been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze National Quality Award. The award honors the assisted living provider for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The...

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