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Attending from Luverne were (front row from left) Aaron Kindt, Dayson Fritz, Zander Carbonneau, Maddy Schepel, Addison Mann, Gabi Nath-Huls, Hannah Woodley, Hannah Kempema, Katelynn Van Belle, (second row) Audrie DeBates, Marin Oakes, Nora Louwagie, Katia Jarchow, Zariah Holmgren, Hallie Pergande, Katherine Pizel, Matthew Rogers, Xavier McKenzie, Chase Matthiesen, (third row) Hailey Boll, Morgan Jonas, Jo Lopez-Bomstad, Zoe Perkins, (back) Zoey Berghorst, Hailey Johnson, Maya Limones-Gonzalez and Brendan Ei
Luverne Middle School students were among 500 around the region who attended the 28th annual Conference of Young Writers Jan. 8 at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. The local sixth- through eighth-graders participated in three learning sessions exploring their creativity in writing...
Twelve Luverne High School seniors comprise the Snow Week Royalty for 2020. They are (front row from left) Mela Jarchow, Madi Flom, Anita Cole-Kraty, Claire Baustian, Michelle Arevalo, Alexa Chesley, (back) Jordan Winter, Brody DeBates, Gunnar Oldre, Graham Cunningham, Isaiah Bartels and Colby Crabtree (seated). Coronation of Snow King and Queen will be at 2:05 p.m. Monday in the high school gym.
Dress-up days and coronation activities return to Luverne High School in early February for Snow Week 2020. The week of activities takes place Feb. 3-7 with each day designated with a theme in which students and staff will dress for the day. Wednesday is Drive a Snowmobile to School Day with an...
Mazzi Moore (from left) Zoey Berghorst and Zoe Perkins represent the Rock County 4-H robotics team, Rock’s Robotics, at Saturday’s state First LEGO League Challenge in Sioux Falls.
Rock County 4-H robotics team, Rock’s Robotics, returns to the state First LEGO League robotics challenge Saturday Three 4-H’ers, two veteran robotic team members and one rookie, travel Saturday to Augustana University, University for competition. Zoey Berghorst and Zoe Perkins are fifth-year...
County Commissioners approved a three-year contract with county highway workers and emergency dispatch unions at their Jan. 21 meeting. In 2020, the groups will receive a 2-percent cost of living adjustment followed by increases of 3.25 percent in 2021 and 2022. The county will also make a $25-per-...
Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge (standing right) conducts the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, during the commissioner’s meeting for the department’s newest deputy sheriff Jeff Stratton. Stratton is a 1998 Luverne High School graduate and spent 12 years as a deputy with the Carver...
Workers Jason Lanpher and Brian Vinslauski (right) from Ellis & Eastern clear the railroad tracks east of Luverne Monday morning as the area continues to recover from a severe winter storm that brought arctic cold, high winds and several inches of snow to the area Friday and Saturday.
When skies cleared and the winds died down Sunday morning, the arduous task of snow removal began in earnest across the region by any and all means available, ranging from snow shovels and ATVs with blades to farm machinery and powerful municipal equipment.
Several questions arose during a Jan. 13 public meeting about the proposed Elk Creek Solar Project near Magnolia. Representatives from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Minnesota Commerce Department conducted the meeting at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Questions raised by...
The city of Luverne and Gary Golla are swapping land near the former Sharkee’s lot to clean up property lines and make the area more marketable. At their Jan. 14 meeting, council members adopted an ordinance authorizing the conveyance of real estate from the city to Golla, also known as G-Three...
At the Jan. 14 Hills City Council meeting, Hills Fire Department Chief Jared Rozeboom (center) and assistant chief Derek Bundesen (front right) accept the first $15,000 check that will be given annually from the Paul and Bertha Thompson Trust administered through trustees Rod Bonander (front left), and Eric Hoyme (back from left) and Dean Goettsch.
The Hills Volunteer Fire Department received the first of many $15,000 checks from the Paul and Bertha Thompson Trust. Rod Bonander is one of three trustees for the late couple, who were life-long Hills residents. Bonander presented the check to the fire department at the Jan. 14 Hills City Council...
Luverne High School students will compete Saturday in the Minnesota State High School League One Act Play competition in Pipestone with their performance of “Spreading the News,” by Lady Gregory. The team includes (front, from left) Melanie Rittenhouse, Parker Carbonneau, Xavier Carbonneau, (second row) Nicole Hoogland, Seno Chanthalangsy, Kaitlyn Jacobs, Stepan Orletskyy, (back) Chance Tunnissen and Josie Golla. Not pictured is Mia Wenzel and Burke Johnson.
Luverne High School One-Act Play students will perform “Spreading the News,” by Lady Gregory, at the Region 3A subsection 10 Minnesota State High School League event at Pipestone High School. The dress rehearsal will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. The public...

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