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USD announces Fall 2021 dean’s list Several area students were named to the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, dean’s list at the end of the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0. Those named to the dean’s list are as follows: Luverne:...
Staci Bogue-Buchholz
Staci Bogue-Buchholz joins Gevo Gevo, Inc., which operates the Agri-Energy LLC plant in Luverne, announced Dec. 22 that Staci-Bogue Buchholz joined Gevo as “site and process optimization leader” at the Luverne facility. In a recent press release, Dr. Paul Bloom, chief carbon officer and chief...
FFA foundation awards jackets to six H-BC students   Six Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA’ers recently earned scholarships for new blue FFA jackets. Emma Deelstra, Gracie Fagerness, Jamesyn Klosterbuer, Anthany Kobernick-Pasch, Michael Martinyuk and Jack Moser are the local chapter’s newest Blue...
U of Sioux Falls releases dean’s list Several area students were named to the University of Sioux Falls dean’s list for the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Honor students with home town and major area of study are as follows:  Angela...
MSU Mankato announces fall graduates Two local students graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato at the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Commencement ceremonies were Saturday, Dec. 11. Kaitlyn Roberts, Luverne, graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Social Work degrees in...
Tara Paulsen, Tess VanMaanen, LeeAnna Gaugler and Lexi Drake
H-BC students selected for Augie Band Festival Four Hills-Beaver Creek High School students will participate in the 64th annual Augustana Band Fest Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13, at the Sioux Falls university. The students — Tara Paulsen, Tess VanMaanen, LeeAnna Gaugler and Lexi Drake — will...
Former school principal Jim Harner celebrated his 50th year as a member of the Luverne Rotary club on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He joins two other 50-year members who have attained Rotary’s golden anniversary status: Walter Tofteland and George McDonald. Jim was proposed for membership by the late...
Christian Jepperson, a Brandon Valley High School senior, is among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship program. He is now eligible for the finalist portion of the program, where 7,500 students will be selected as finalists next spring. The ranking is based on...
Eileen Henning
Henning honored as Sanford Employee of Year Eileen Henning of Adrian was recently honored as the 2021 Eide Bailly Business Employee of the Year for her work with Sanford Health. She’s worked for Sanford for 41 years and is currently a senior insurance representative at Sanford Luverne Medical...
Burke Johnson
Luverne senior named ‘commended student’ Burke Johnson, a senior at Luverne High School, was named a “Commended Student” for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. LHS Principal Ryan Johnson presented Johnson with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC...

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