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Parents, grandparents and children dodged rain and chilly temperatures Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, at the Fall Fun Time event offered through Luverne Community Education. Thirty-four children, parents and grandparents traveled to Harmony Gardens near Trosky for the event featuring pumpkin painting...
Amid tears, hugs and applause the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth were welcomed to St. Catherine’s Church in Luverne Sunday night during a special Benediction Ceremony. A caravan of 35 cars led by Father Tom Jennings arrived in Luverne from Ellsworth shortly before 6 p.m....
James Rahm is glad to be back home in Luverne after a two-week stint fighting forest fires in Colorado. As a full-time firefighter with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Rahm was dispatched with a volunteer crew to battle the Ryan Fire on the Wyoming border in northwest Colorado. “We got the call at 8:30...
About 30 local leaders from various sectors of the community gathered Monday afternoon to brainstorm about ways to improve broadband use in Rock County. The Blandin Foundation selected Rock County as one of four communities to receive a $75,000 grant to fund projects that improve Internet use for...
#Luv1LuvAll and Southwest Crisis Center recently partnered to offer two free educational sessions on Sex Trafficking: What You Need To Know. On Sept. 27, Allan Bakke with the Southwest Crisis Center returned to Luverne to address community businesses and local residents about how to recognize and...
 Beth Capistran, Luverne, is an avid volunteer who fosters pets for Tracy Area Animal Rescue. She’s pictured here introducing puppies to Claire (left) and Kristi Kruger.
The second annual “Paws to Remember Dani” was at Shopko Luverne Saturday to honor the late Dani Gacke and to give exposure to animals available for adoption through Tracy Area Animal Rescue. Dani, who died of suicide in June 2017, was known for her love of animals, so her parents, Wendy and Tony...
Ninety-minute weekend-only prairie and bison tours continue through Oct. 21 at Blue Mounds State Park where a tour truck take visitors into the prairie to see the bison. Same-day tickets can be purchased at the park office until 15 minutes before the tour starts. Reservations are recommended....
Each day 29 people die in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Of the 29 deaths, eight include teenagers, according to the Center For Disease Control. To illustrate the potential consequences of drinking and driving, local emergency response agencies presented a “mock crash”...
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth closes its doors Sunday after serving the community for 133 years. The building looks much the same as it did in 1924, when parishioners raised the building to create a basement and applied stucco to its exterior as seen in this old photograph.
When St. Mary’s Catholic Church conducts its last Mass Sunday, the 133-year-old building will continue to bring the Ellsworth community together in faith. Pastor Bill Ostermeier with the Jasper Community Church is purchasing the building for the price of the title transfer fee, estimated to be...
Registration is underway for the 2018-19 4-H year, and full-time program coordinator Kelsey Maeschen said she hopes to recreate the positive experiences she had as a 4-H’er growing up in Goodhue County. “I feel 4-H did a lot for me,” she said. “It was something I did for 12 years.” Maeschen sees a...

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