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As alumni return home for Luverne’s All School Reunion this week, they may notice new developments in their hometown, including the $30 million school improvement project. Weekend tours of the school will include the new performing arts center, new commons, kitchen and media center and updates to...
The new Herreid Military Museum website includes a page which names the veterans with pavers and a place to link their names to locations on the memorial where their pavers are located.
Just in time for summer visitors, the Herreid Military Museum’s website is ready for browsing. It shares information about the museum and its displays while also serving as a guide to pavers surrounding the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse south lawn. Since the memorial was dedicated...
Four seats on the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board will be on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. Filing for the positions is open from Aug. 2 through Aug. 16 at the district office in Hills. Filing fee is $2. The positions are currently held by Harley Fransman, Renee Knobloch, Ethan...
ATLAS of Rock County and its Redeemed Remnants store in Luverne logged 5,422 hours among the 58 volunteers in 2021, topping the list of organizations in Rock County participating with A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota. Among the ATLAS/Redeemed Remnants volunteers are (front row, sitting, from left) Marlen Van Otterloo, Lynette Ossefoort, Carole Bosch, (second) Jean Staeffler, Brenda Winter, Mary Schutz, Marsha Blom, Laurie Bohlke, Nan Walgrave, Karen Bosch, Greg Hoogeveen, (third) Dixie Hansen, Linda Brady, Sig
Word of mouth is credited for increasing volunteerism in Rock County in 2021. Michelle Baumhoefer, A.C.E. executive director, recently updated County Board members about the seven-county volunteer program. With her was Linda Wenzel, who manages the Rock County program. “I can’t put into words the...
Cooper Thone taps the five-gallon bucket last week during his first practice for the Luverne Community Education activity. He is joined in the front row by Charlotte Bierman, Tucker Thone, Alerick Stanley, (back) Joss Johnson and Melina Panaia as elementary music teacher Morgan Van Holland (far right) leads the class. The group will perform at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 14, before the wiener dog races during Hot Dog Night in Luverne.
Thirteen students gathered in Morgan Van Holland’s elementary music classroom last week for a bucket drumming class through Luverne Community Education. “(Director) Lisa Nath approached me with the idea of bucket drumming,” Van Holland said. “She noticed that there was a group in Sioux Falls and...
A July 4 fire caused extensive damage to the Hills Storage Center and destroyed a semitrailer owned by Harlan and Sue Stueven, Hills. No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze is being investigated
Local fire and rescue crews were dispatched to Hills Monday morning for a fire in the Hills Storage Center at Church and Fourth streets. At around 9:45 a.m. officials with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad reported they heard an explosion and saw thick black smoke coming from the building....
Luverne’s 2022 Fourth of July Celebration at The Lake didn’t disappoint, as hundreds of people flocked to the beach for festivities. Steamy 90-degree temperatures also made lake activities like the log rolling contest more attractive, and dozens of participants signed up in the children’s and adult...
Fareway Stores Inc. is remodeling the former W-2’s Quality Meats store at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne to open a meat market this fall. The company is also requesting an option to purchase property and is seeking a loan to facilitate the new store opening. If the...
Luverne City Council members acted on a series of agenda items relating to Take 16 Brewing Company at their Tuesday, June 28, meeting. In May the state lawmakers passed legislation that allows small brewers (producing 7,500 barrels or less) to sell up to 128 ounces of beer per customer per day that...
Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, received the 2022 Friend of Soil Health Award at the 2022 Soil Health Conference. “This award is a great honor for me,” said Bly, a Hills-Beaver Creek graduate. “I am trying to carry on the legacies of my mentors in my life through science and the...

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