10 years ago (1990)

"Luverne City Council Monday set its final levy 3 percent higher than the preliminary levy noted in Truth in Taxation statements mailed to taxpayers Nov. 8.



Although there is an increase, it will be minimal for individual taxpayers, said City Finance Director Candy Reese."





25 years ago (1975)

"Date for the opening of the new county-city swimming pool has been set for Saturday, Dec. 6, Jeff Crull, pool manager, announced this week.



Doors will open at 9 a.m. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony is planned, with city and county officials taking part. Coffee and cookies will be served."



50 years ago (1950)

"Two major transactions were consummated this week which will mean spectacular improvement to the Luverne business district, providing new business homes for two institutions and involving expenditures well over $200,000.



In one transaction, the Tri State Mutual Insurance Co. of Luverne purchased over 10,000 square feet of ground from Herman Jochims for the purpose of erecting a new business home for the insurance company.



Announcement was made this week that construction will start within a very few days on a new business home for the J.C. Penney store in Luverne. After seven months of negotiations, contracts were signed with the owners of two properties on the south side of Main Street which will enable the company to have an all modern-type store."





75 years ago (1925)

"THIEVES SWIPE TON OF LIVE PORK DURING NIGHT

What is one of the boldest cases of thievery carried out in recent years in Rock County was accomplished Sunday night, when eight hogs, ranging from 220 to 240 lbs. in weight, were stolen from John Tennesen, of Kanaranzi township."



100 years ago (1900)

"Luverne should have, as many other towns have, a 'rest room' in the business part of town for the use of ladies who have been shopping here. Merchants who wish to increase their own trade and that of the town as a whole, should encourage such a project."

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