October

With a group of friends, family, community members and behind-the-scene artisans, Barb and Gene Ashby unveil the sign at the trailhead of the Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail Friday afternoon near the Luverne City Park. The 1.95-mile trail is in remembrance of Chris, who died in a 2005 car accident.
The Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail is more than just a biking and walking trail. The 1.95-mile paved trail is the family’s lasting legacy to the community that has supported them through one of the hardest experiences of their lives. Friday afternoon Barb and Gene Ashby of rural Luverne...
Dispatch report Oct. 15 •Complainant on 51st Street, Luverne, reported a runaway child. •Complainant on W. Interstate Drive requested assistance with warrant. •Complainant on Buckingham Street, Hardwick, requested information on protection orders. •Complainant on W. Luverne Street, Magnolia...
  Blake: We should require vaccinations To the Editor: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose), unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators...
Luverne’s popular Trunk ’N Treat returns to Main Street for 2021 after the 2020 pandemic drive-through “Street of Treats” at the school campus. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, the event will be on Monday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. The event typically draws hundreds...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Kim Emerson (left) harvests seeds with volunteers Cary Radisewitz, Chris Nowatzki, Don Dinger and (not pictured) Lori Sorenson on Oct. 12 at Touch the Sky Prairie.
  Volunteers spent several hours earlier this month collecting wildflower seeds at Touch the Sky Prairie northwest of Luverne. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Kim Emerson supervised the harvest, which yielded nearly 25 pounds of seed from nearly a dozen different species. Wildflower...
Sam Berghorst (left) accepts his award from Chamber Board President Robyn Wessels.
Retired Luverne Building Center owner Sam Berghorst and retired Sewing Basket owner Barb Bork were named “Outstanding Chamber Members” for 2019 and 2020. They were recognized Monday night at Sterling’s restaurant in Luverne where they were presented with Sioux quartzite stones etched with words...
Red Rock Central linemen try to bring H-BC's Ty Bundeson down at the line. The Patriots won the game.
Hills-Beaver Creek’s last regular season home football game Oct. 14 was an important one. It was Parents Night and a chance to end a two-game losing skid, so the Patriots needed to play well in front of the home crowd. The home team responded with a 24-6 win over the Red Rock Central Falcons,...
Luverne's Nathaniel Cole-Kraty and Conner Overgaard (53) take down a Fairmont runner behind the line of scrimmage Friday night in Luverne's home loss to the undefeated Cardinals. Luverne plays its next game Wednesday.
The Luverne Cardinal football players knew they had a big challenge this week as they faced off against undefeated Fairmont. The Cardinals played a strong first half, as they trailed by a score of just 16-14 at halftime. In the end, Luverne could not pull off the upset as they ultimately lost by a...
Meetings Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Lois Petersen’s home. The topic will be “Fall and Winter Decorating” using items from your garden or kitchen. Call Linda at 507-597-6378 for more information. Gardeners welcome. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p...
Rick Peterson
The Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) is organizing the MAX YOUR COMMUNITY fund drive from Nov. 1-11.  On Tuesday, Nov. 11, there will be a live KQAD radiothon broadcast from the LACF’s Main Street office. Two of this area’s longtime trusted organizations, the Luverne Area Community...

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