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Carter Moerke (left) and Carter Crowe look at grave markers inside the Hinkly Tomb at the Maplewood Cemetery west of Luverne.
For more than three decades, Luverne’s high school students have boarded school buses and made the short field trip to the Maplewood Cemetery just west of town. The field trip on Monday, Nov. 2, by the ninth-grade class continues an activity begun by retired instructor Katie Hemme. “I thought,...
Theresa Graff (left) is Luverne Education Association’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, and Barb Antoine was named 2016 Friend of Education.
Amidst tears and laughter, Theresa Graff accepted the Luverne Education Association 2016 Teacher of the Year award. LEA annually honors one of its own at a celebration on the Monday of American Education Week. The local honoree will be submitted to the state for their Teacher of the Year program....
An unmarked 2015 Ford Taurus in the Marshall District has been assigned to State Trooper Kenny Willers who works primarily in Rock and Nobles counties.
The Minnesota State Patrol this week unveiled its new fleet of unmarked squad cars that will assist in targeting distracted driving. In a media event in Golden Valley Monday, Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol shared information about the squads and their mission. He said in 2014,...
Pirate Landon Ahrendt
Luverne Elementary School second- and third-graders presented their fall musical program, “Pirates,” Friday afternoon in the Cardinal Gym. The program, written by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson, was directed by Beth Capistran and Shirlee Gilmore. The songs included “Pirates All Are We,” “Stowaway...
Students from six high schools including Luverne formed a 491-member mass choir Monday for the Big South Conference Choral Festival. The students spent the day working with clinicians Bradley Miller and Joseph Osowski (pictured above with piano accompanist Janine Papik) in preparation of an evening concert.
Hundreds of area high school students gathered in Luverne Monday to learn more about and share their love of choral music. This is the second year for the Big South Conference Choral Festival where six of the 13 schools spent the day at Luverne High School in rehearsals with two visiting clinicians...
Rock County law enforcement, ambulance crews and Luverne Fire Department respond to a crash east of Luverne Nov. 3 on County Road 4.
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
Gary Papik is names Luverne Area Chamber outstanding member.
Gary Papik has been named this year’s Outstanding Chamber Member. He was honored at a reception Tuesday night in Sterling’s Café and Grille, downtown Luverne. “I was very surprised and it is really an honor,” Papik said about the Luverne Chamber award. “With all the great people that have been...
For the second time this year, a local business has missed a tax payment resulting in a penalty involving thousands of dollars. Gevo Inc. of Luverne submitted its second half property tax payment to the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office a day after the Oct. 15 deadline. The $209,740 payment...
Beginning Nov. 5, court users will have the ability to electronically file and serve documents through an online portal. The move to electronic filing and service of case documents — known as eFiling and eService — is part of the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s eCourtMN initiative to replace paper-...

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