People in the News

State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
Stroeh on Ridgewater College list of graduates Spencer Stroeh, Luverne, graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar at the Srping 2017 commencement ceremony May 12, 2017.  Stroeh earned his diploma in Farm Operation Management.   Area students receive scholarships at SDSU Three area students will...
Krista Ahrendt
The following employees of Continental Western Group Insurance, Luverne, were recognized by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls at the 2017 Membership Appreciation Banquet: Krista Ahrendt, Commercial Underwriter, of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Young New...
Concordia College Moorhead releases dean’s list Kira Graber, a junior at Concordia, was named to the dean’s list for Spring 2017 semester. To be named, students must earn a 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Kira is the daughter of Keith and Seana Graber, Luverne.   Crabtree receives Concordia...
Tilstra honored by Extension Office
Kassidy Peters of rural Adrian is the Reserve Champion in Breakaway Roping and Reserve Champion in Reining Cow Horse events, which earned her a position on the Minnesota National High School Rodeo Team. Peters has been involved with Minnesota State High School Rodeo Association for all four years...
Vis to attend Dordt College Dalton Vis, a senior at Southwest Minnesota Christian, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College for the 2017-2018 school year. He plans to join the Defender baseball program there. Dalton is the son of Steve and Kayla Vis, Beaver Creek.   Dordt College...
A Hills native expands the loan department at Exchange State Bank to three. Tyler Bush began his position as loan officer May 31. He joins current officers Ryan DeBates and Don Bryan for business and/or personal loans. Bush lives in Hills with his wife, Kala, and children Micah, 9, Malachi, 6, and...
Stanley named to MSU dean’s list.   SDSU announces Spring 2017 dean’s list Lexi Rust and Mira Uithoven, both of Magnolia, were named to the Spring 2017 dean’s list at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. To be named, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The...
Open Houses   An open house for Elaine Hansen, who is retiring after 50 years at First Farmers & Merchants Bank, will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the bank.   Leo Brady will celebrate his 75th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. John Lutheran Church in...
0608 school news   NDSU announces spring dean’s list Savanna Thielbar and Sydney Thielbar were named to the North Dakota State University, Fargo, Spring 2017 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 GPA with at least 12 credits. Savanna is majoring in women and gender studies, and...

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