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Luverne Community Education will offer the following upcoming classes and activities. Call 283-4724 to register.  Pop-in-Play Time is Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, or Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, for parents and children to play in the preschool classrooms at school. No fee, but registration requested....
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license and apply for an antlerless permit by Thursday, Sept. 8. Rock County is part of permit area 234, which will offer 100...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (front) calls out numbers during Monday’s district-wide staff in-service in the Luverne Elementary School Commons. Oftedahl’s message of “Charge!” comes after last year’s message of “Be Great” as still seen on the backs of the red T-shirts given out last year.
A year after he encouraged staff at Luverne Public Schools to “Be Great,” Superintendent Craig Oftedahl inspired employees at Monday’s in-service to continue moving forward positively. Charge! “One word. Very simple,” he said to the 200 people gathered in the Luverne Elementary School commons. “And...
To help in the sorting process and to raise money for the Historical Society, an auction is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Betty Mann has trouble sleeping at night. “I have all these things running around in my head, and it’s hard to turn them off,” said Mann, Rock County Historical Society President. There’s good reason for her cluttered mind: Truckloads of valuable “clutter” are waiting to be sorted at the new...
Acute muscular atrophy has not stopped 19-year-old Baily Vis of Luverne from graduating from high school and preparing to attend the University of Sioux Falls this week.
Like most college freshmen Luverne’s Baily Vis is both nervous and optimistic about starting the next chapter in his life. The prospect of meeting new people and adjusting to a new situation could make any 19-year-old nervous. But Vis is optimistic he will make the adjustment just fine. “I can...
Adrian Public Schools has five new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Pictured from left are Ivy Kruse, Amber Williamson, Patrice Peters, Greg Harner and Amanda Engelkes.
Fifteen new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students in Adrian, Ellsworth and Luverne Tuesday for the 2016-17 school year. Five new teachers will be at Adrian Public Schools. Amanda Engelkes will be a first-grade teacher at Adrian Elementary. She is married to...
Jacob Madison of Magnolia enjoys the salad featuring zucchini.
Zucchini, a summer squash, was gaining in popularity at a recent Farmers Market in Luverne, thanks to Rock County Master Gardener Dawn Sandager. Sandager spends up to five weeks each summer at the market as part of her community outreach work as a Master Gardener, a title she earned five years ago...
The Bartels siblings and their mother emigrated from Germany in 1914 aboard the ship George Washington, which brought them to the United States. In addition to some unidentified passengers, Otto Bartels, father of Luverne’s Elmer Bartels, is pictured on the left in the back. Elmer’s grandmother, Metta, is standing on the right, with Lena and Meta next to her. Greta and Bertha are in the front, center, and Willie is on the right in the front. They disembarked on Ellis Island and traveled by train first to Fu
Family reunions are a universal summer pastime, and for Rock County native Becky Bartels, her Aug. 21 event was similar to many family gatherings. There were elders, long lost cousins (some from overseas) and children (many who vaguely resembled their grandparents) all gathered at the home of Becky...
A passion for cars and airplanes could be satisfied at one event coming to Luverne on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Fly-In or Drive-In Pancake Breakfast revitalizes and improves the event of 2009, according to organizers. Pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to noon at Quentin Aanenson Field south of...
Preliminary enrollment figures at Luverne Public Schools show an increase in the student body. The district’s enrollment could grow by at least 50 students, according to information presented to Luverne School Board members during their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 25. Those numbers could...

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