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Luverne High School marching band wraps up field competition Saturday afternoon with its performance, “Awakening.” Below, LHS students exit the field in step with their cadence.
Luverne hosted the 68th annual Tri-State Band Festival Saturday, Sept. 29, with 23 bands and more than 2,000 students participating. Unseasonably cold weather prevailed that day as bands from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa converged for one of the longest-running marching band competitions in the...
Roll On Luverne opened to the public Sunday afternoon with the official ribbon-cutting of the free bike loan program hosted at GrandStay Hotel and Suites on South Highway 75 in Luverne. Eight adult and two children’s bikes are available to be borrowed by anyone interested in pedaling on the Luverne...
Rock County Commissioners set the 2019 preliminary levy at $5,971,164 during their Sept. 18 meeting. The amount is a 6-percent increase ($337,990) over the previous year and will affect taxes payable in 2019. Commissioners unanimously approved the increased levy. The majority of the levy increase...
The Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener is only 10 days away and excitement is growing about the events and activities surrounding the hunt itself. According to Rick Peterson, who chairs the local committee planning the event, the Saturday morning pheasant hunt will involve Gov. Mark...
Luverne School Board members, in a 5-0 vote, declined a cooperative agreement request by Hills-Beaver Creek School District to pair in four sporting activities. The formal vote occurred Thursday night, Sept. 27, during Luverne’s regular board meeting. “If we start opening up cooperative agreements...
Luverne School Board members unanimously accepted the state-recommended 2019 preliminary levy at their regular monthly meeting Thursday night, Sept. 27. A decrease of 2.05 percent or $80,882 means less dollars collected from local taxpayers in 2019. Ag2School legislation and a final bond payment...
Students gather around the flagpole Wednesday morning at Luverne High School along with thousands of other students around the country for a national “See You at the Pole” time of prayer. The student-led grass-roots movement, which started in the 1990s, encourages students to gather briefly before...
Don Dinger of the Luverne Baseball Association (center) awards donations totaling $8,000 to three local non-profit groups represented by (from left) Wanda Jarchow on behalf of Rock the Edge Youth, Tara Zewiske on behalf of the Luverne Child Guide Program and Rhonna Jarchow on behalf of the Luverne...
Braxton Vortherms (left) and Halle Heitkamp were crowned the 2018 Adrian High School Homecoming King and Queen Monday night during coronation at the Adrian Middle School. The two will preside over the week’s activities that culminate in the Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday against Murray...
Father Tom Jennings placed door decals on his car thanking the community for the 15 years he made Luverne his home. Jennings officially retires Oct. 8 and will return to his hometown of Caledonia to be closer to family members.
Three years after announcing his plans to retire, Father Tom Jennings will make it official in less than two weeks. “When I leave town, Monday, Oct. 8, and when I look back I will see, or hope to see, a rainbow affirming God’s blessing,” he said. Jennings has served the parishes of St. Catherine’s...

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