Hardwick Jubilee Days this weekend

Hardwick is ready for its big summer weekend, Jubilee Days.

The event, sponsored by the Hardwick Community Club, is this Saturday.

The day will start with a co-ed slow pitch softball tournament. The exact starting time is yet to be determined. To participate, contact Q-Ball at 669-2601 or Dan Kindt at 669-2491.

A lawn mower pull will begin at 2 p.m., with weigh-in beginning at noon. Steve Hanson at 669-2100 can give you more details.

Later in the afternoon, a variety of events will get started.

· 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Free Mini Train Rides.

· 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tae-Kwon-Do Demonstration

· 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. - Serving Hot Dogs and Brats

· 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Spotlight Dancers

· 7:00 p.m. - Jubilee Days Parade

· 7:30 p.m. - Magician Jim Jayes, a professional family entertainer

· 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - Street Dance with music provided by Risky Business

At 8:15 p.m., a raffle drawing will be held to give away more than 70 prizes donated by Hardwick and Luverne businesses.

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward the purchase of a lighted Hardwick sign at the Hardwick corner on Highway 75.

New homes for Luverne insurance businesses

Two insurance agencies will relocate this weekend.

American Family Insurance, which has been located at 904 S. Kniss, the All States Realty building, since September 2001, will become the new neighbors of the Brandenburg Gallery.

Prairie Antiques had formerly occupied the space.

At the same time, Kozlowski Insurance will relocate from its present office in the First National Bank building to the All States Realty building, former location of American Family Insurance.

Both businesses are expected to be up and running in their new locations by Monday, July 2.

Priebe to leave Family Chiropractic business

Dr. Jeff Priebe is leaving Luverne Family Chiropractic, P.A., effective today, June 28.

Priebe first came to Luverne and started the chiropractic business in April, 1994.

In June 1999, Dr. Terry Poe joined the clinic, and he bought the business from the Priebes in September 2000.

Poe will assume patient care for Priebe's clients.

Priebe has no plans for the immediate future.

Buffalo tours

In conjunction with National Bison month, Prairie Heights Bison will offer tours of their bison herd.

Tours will be at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 4.

There is a charge for the tour, and a reservation is required. If you are interested contact John or Jeanne Bowron at 283-8136.

Farmers Market needs more vendors

The Luverne Farmers Market got off to a slow start due to the late season, but that is expected to pick up in the coming weeks.

The market is located on the lot south of Jubilee, and there is no charge to vendors who wish to participate.

The hours of the market are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through the end of summer.

For more information about the Farmers Market contact the Luverne Chamber of Commerce at 283-4061.

Know any good ghost stories?

If you do, Gina Teel wants to hear about it.

Teel is compiling a book titled "Ghost Stories of Minnesota."

She would appreciate hearing any ghost stories that have either been printed or spread by word of mouth.

Teel is a journalist who grew up in the Twin Cities area but now lives outstate.

If you have a good story you can pass it along to Teel at her e-mail address .

Publisher Roger Tollefson can be contacted by e-mail at


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