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Workers at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills will receive pay raises, thanks to recent legislation that changes how nursing homes are funded. The Minnesota Legislature recently passed the Senior Care Reimbursement Reform Bill, which gives $138 million in additional funding to nursing homes. Tuff...
Have a gift of music that you'd like to share with the community? Local musicians are encouraged to attend a Jan. 20 organizational meeting for what could become a Luverne Area Music Ensemble. The group has a potential to form a community band or choir, small choruses or even pep band ensembles for...
George Pagano and Caitlin Miller pose in front of their rowboat, “Washington’s Crossing,” the first U.S.-made boat to compete in the “Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.”
As of Monday, Luverne High School graduate Caitlin Miller has rowed more than 1,100 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Miller of Hardwick is competing in the “Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge,” a 90-day, 3,000-mile journey from the Island of LaGomera (one of Spain’s Canary Islands just off the...
Joyce Fluit (left) and Verla Fick, members of the Blue Mound Quilters, set up the club’s challenge display that had members incorporating the same polka dot-patterned fabric in a quilt project no larger than 24 inches.
The Blue Mound Quilters are displaying two years of work this month at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne. Included in the more than 75 quilts, table runners and wall hangings is one quilt that took its quilter more than a year to complete. With her Block of the Month membership, Mary Crawford...
Becky Huiskes (far left) holds hands with daughter Emmery, Jerzey Hood and Ryder Koenig during Friday’s walkathon at the Luverne Elementary gymnasium.
Luverne Elementary School’s physical education classes are a little more crowded the first Fridays of the month. That’s when parents and grandparents are invited to participate in the school’s walkathon either on the school track or, in the case of this past Friday, in the school gymnasium....
Top: The Tuff Memorial Home nursing staff of the late 1970s included (front, left) Lois Hoyme, Isabell Biever, Jean Hellerud, Alice Severtson, Betty Walters, (middle) Florence Stoltenberg, Joyce Griffin, Bernice Tilstra, Nellie VanderWolde, Grace Slieter, Clara Bosch, Catherine Fikse, Fern Strecker, Lola Deragisch, (back) Dawn Beyenhof, Carol Gehrke, Joan Fransman, Diane Van Goor, Twyla Bajema, Pat Smedsrud, Dena Umland and Grace Wassenaar.
At 19, Glenda McGaffee remembers not liking her new job at the Tuff Home in Hills. "I hated it," she said. "I hated all the old people." McGaffee said it didn't take long to like her job and love the people — her co-workers and the residents and their families. This week McGaffee will observe her...
Jan. 18: FSA Office closed for Martin Luther King Day •Jan. 29: 2015 LIP sign-up deadline; CRP “Early Out” request deadline •Feb. 1: 2015 Wool Loan and LDP request deadline; 2014 and 2015 ARC-CO Payment recalculation request deadline; 2016 NAP Maple Sap sales deadline •Feb. 15: FSA Office closed...
Six television sets were given to the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne Jan. 6 by representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 3, which encompasses 18 VFW chapters in southwest Minnesota. Pictured from left are Terrie Gulden, VFW Post 2757, Luverne; Chuck Drown VFW Post 5334,...
The Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) and University of Minnesota Extension will host Winter Crops and Soils Day Feb. 1-4 in Montevideo, Luverne, Lamberton and Fairmont, respectively. Winter Crops and Soils Day is a public event highlighting current University of Minnesota research...
Mother Nature blessed the area with another showing of artistic hoarfrost Monday, after heavy overnight fog left trees, branches, grasses and other stationary objects coated with ice crystals.

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