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Luverne Senior Dining Site recently introduced “Tell Your Favorite Joke” to their activity schedule. On Friday site coordinator Lauree Teunissen (back) finishes telling a joke as (from left) Ila Wieking, Gen Eernisse and Fran Vos, all of Luverne, react.
Frances Veldkamp breezed into the Luverne Senior Dining site Friday and quickly accepted the microphone from site coordinator Lauree Teunissen. Veldkamp told a joke that went something like this: “Two senior citizens were talking when one of them asked, ‘Do you believe in the hereafter?’ “’Well,...
Luverne High School sophomore Zach Ahrendt (left) and senior Payne Bonnett throw beanbags in the corn hole game activity Thursday, Jan. 3, in the high school gym. The activity was one of several that students could choose during the school’s newly organized flex time, a uniform block of time for students in grades 6 through 12 to complete school work or enrichment activities each day.
Luverne students are spending an additional 30 minutes in class each day to accommodate a longer summer construction season for the school building project. The 2 to 2:30 p.m. “flex time” is tacked on to existing homeroom periods and can be spent making up missed tests or homework assignments,...
Premium Iowa Pork has signed a cost-sharing agreement with the city of Luverne confirming its plans to process pork in the former Gold’n Plump property on the west edge of town. The agreement specifically outlines the company’s responsibilities in upgrading Luverne’s wastewater treatment plant to...
Mexico is thousands of miles away, but the government shutdown over the president’s demand for a border wall is affecting local farmers in Rock County, Minnesota. Erin deKoning said she and her husband sold calves Saturday, but the bank can’t cash their check without a co-signature from the Farm...
Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls was chosen as the general contractor for the upcoming Luverne School District building project. Board members accepted the low bid of $20.9 million Monday night at a special school board meeting. They also approved seven alternate projects, which brought the...
Two area banks announced the merger of their organizations. Security Savings Bank of Canton, South Dakota, and Exchange State Bank of Luverne, share common ownership and will be merged into one. Exchange State Bank will take the name of Security Savings Bank on Jan. 1, 2019. On March 12, 2019,...
The Rock County Board and Ketterling Services, Luverne, have agreed on a five-year recycling contract with a price increase. County commissioners approved the contract with a five-percent increase over the previous contract at their Dec. 27, 2018, meeting. The new contract begins Jan. 31 and...
High school agriculture and science educators in Rock and Pipestone counties are eligible to apply for $1,000 grants through a Pollinator Habitat Grant Program. Deadline to apply is Jan. 18 at www.sandycountyfoundation.org/schoolgrant. The grant is sponsored through Sandy County Foundation and Enel...
An artists rendering shows tru Shrimps possible appearance at its Luverne location facing I-90
Luverne was dealt a powerful blow this week when tru Shrimp officials informed local leaders that the first bay harbor will be built in Madison, South Dakota, not in Luverne as promised. Company executives met with city and county officials Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, the first business day of 2019...
Rock County didn’t enjoy a white Christmas, but it did end up with several inches of snow later in the week from a major storm system that included rain, slush, snow and blustery wind. It was first forecast to hit just after Christmas Day, just as holiday travelers hit the road. But light snow...

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