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Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seventh Grade: Beau Bakken, Isabella DeBoer, Gracie Fagerness, Blake Leenderts, Michael Martinyuk, Mazzi Moore, Jack Moser. Eighth Grade: Grace Anderson, Peyton Bennett, Lanae Elbers, Sylvia Fick, Taylor Gehrke, Tahliya Kruger, Ty Leuthold, Brynn Rauk, Larissa Steinhoff,...
Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seniors: Dalwa Alinizi, Talitha Andersen, Michelle Arevalo, Isaiah Bartels, Tacey Baustian, Sydney Biever, Alexa Chesley, Colby Crabtree, Graham Cunningham, Hannah Ehlers, Madigan Flom, Nicole Hoogland, Ivy Hudson, Anna Huisman, Kaitlyn Jacobs, Amelia Jarchow, Kacie Kracht,...
Santa is pictured with Raylan and Boyd Leuthold.
Monday, Nov. 25, was Holiday Appreciation Day at the American Legion in Hills. The event was sponsored by Helping Build Communities Stronger and the businesses in the Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen area. Photographs with Santa were a highlight of the event, with visitors of all ages posing with the...
With the majority of counties in Minnesota in a federal disaster declaration following this year’s flooding, landowners in those counties are eligible to apply for the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service....
Luverne 15-year-old Jesse Saum died in a drowning accident in the Rock River near the city park in the summer of 1993. His parents, Pat and Helen, haven’t been the same since. “You get through it, but you never get over it,” Pat said last week. “Grief is a complicated thing.” And losing a child is...
A drone photo of the 152 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 19 staff members in special blue T-shirts was taken Friday, culminating the week of celebrations for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The color blue dominated the décor as well as the comments Thursday night, Nov. 21, at the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary recognition celebration and open house. The kindergarten- through fifth-grade facility was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School the previous week by the U.S. Department...
Liquid manure can be seen pooling in the backyard of Tim and Maggie Fick’s home at 1468 61st Street in Clinton Township. A commercial manure hauler discharged between 1,500 to 2,000 gallons in a field east of the Fick’s cornfield and farm site on Oct. 28 when the application rig became stuck. A portion of the liquid hog manure traveled through the Fick’s cornfield and pooled in their backyard. A bulldozer has since scraped the affected area free of manure.
An investigation continues in the discharge of liquid manure in the Rock County Rural Water wellhead area. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is currently evaluating the effects of the Oct. 28 incident in which Penning Hauling of Beaver Creek discharged as much as 12,000 gallons of hog manure...
Ed Stearns removes the Dell Hogan named from the Legion building that was recently sold.
The Luverne American Legion Post 123 building on West Main Street has been sold, and Post members have been moving out. With 4,000 square feet on the main floor and more than 3,000 square feet in the basement level, Commander Ed Stearns said the organization has no need for all that space. “It’s...
Brian Abrahamson has developed a following of Facebook friends who have supported him and who have been encouraged by his weight loss success. On Nov. 7 he posted, “I’m just a humble dude,” he wrote, “but I hope I can inspire others in my community.”
Luverne’s Brian Abrahamson lost over 160 pounds in the past year and is motivated to keep losing weight, possibly another 30 pounds or more. Why? Two years ago he topped out at 430 pounds, and he worried life was passing him by. “I want to be there for my kids,” said Abrahamson, 41. “It hurt to...
Joanne Goehle (seated) sewed majorette uniforms in 1969 for the Hills-Beaver Creek Marching Band, and former students recently shared school-day memories with her at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Pictured with Goehle are sisters (from left) Marie Severtson Crouch, Yvonne Severtson Hoffman and Cynthia Severtson.
Joanne Goehle is a legendary figure in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, as was her late husband, Hugo Goehle, 40-year teacher and coach for the Patriots. While Hugo’s coaching successes are known throughout the region, Joanne’s contributions to the school were equally important, albeit not...

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