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Molly Schilling
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will welcome Molly Schilling as the new secondary school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Todd Holthaus previously served as high school principal but will now assume the elementary principal position in Beaver Creek. The new hire and shift of...
Brooke Thompson
The South Dakota State Patrol is investigating a crash on I-90 that took the life of a Luverne woman Tuesday morning. Brooke Thompson, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, died Tuesday as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Thompson was reportedly on her way to Sioux Falls when the...
Board member Reva Sehr registered her frustration Thursday night by voting “no” to how some administrative salaries are determined at Luverne Public Schools. “Ever since I came on the board in 2015, they have requested a 3.5 percent increase,” said Sehr, who was elected to the board five years ago...
The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a Cover Crop “How To” event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Tom Fick’s farm at 1157 110th Avenue near Luverne. Engineering technician Michael Walgrave of the Rock County Land Management Office said he hopes to see good...
Pictured (from left) Rock County Emergency Food Shelf director Mary Gehrke and CHS employees Michelle Rienke, Diane Pick and Tom Nelson.
Through its Harvest for Hunger fundraiser, CHS Eastern Farmers Co-op employees donated $3,963 to the Rock County Food Shelf and $2,700 to the BackPack Program Wednesday, July 17. Since 2011 CHS has organized the fundraising campaign to support local food shelves and organizations across the country...
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on I-90 that took the life of a Luverne woman Tuesday morning. Brooke Thompson, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, died Tuesday as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Thompson was reportedly on her way to Sioux Falls when the...
Several storm systems over southwest Minnesota Saturday resulted in severe weather that downed trees, flattened crops and damaged property. Some areas of the county were affected worse than others by the storm, which mustered wind gusts up to 70 mph in some areas. But stories were similar in...
More than 15,000 free hot dogs were grilled and served free of charge Thursday night, July 11, by Luverne merchants and organizations for the hundreds of people who crowded Main Street for the 57th annual event.
If attendance at the Wiener Dog Races is any indication, the events of the July 11 Hot Dog Night drew big crowds. Twenty dogs went head-to-head in the 16th Annual Wiener Dog Races. One dog withdrew before the race started. Luverne Area Chamber organized the 57th annual event. “That’s the most...
Dirt work begins Monday in Uithoven Addition.
Dirt work started Monday on the west edge of town to develop the Uithoven Addition into Luverne’s newest residential neighborhood. At their July 9 meeting, City Council members completed zoning and platting requirements for the new housing subdivision addition along West Dodge Street. The plat map...
Marty Bonnett (front, left) leads his dad’s horse, Hannah, to Maplewood Cemetery in honor of the late Archie Bonnett Monday. Accompanying Bonnett are Scott Wiertzema (back, left) and Wyatt Fey.
Archie Bonnett received a tribute fitting a horseman Monday morning when his son, Marty, led a four-horse procession to Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. The riderless horse was Archie’s 22-year-old Appaloosa mare, Hannah, which he raised from a foal. On her back was Archie’s saddle and she led the...

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