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Nathan Stensland-Bos
Witte graduates from NDSU Paul Witte III received a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communication at the Spring 2019 commencement from North Dakota State University at Fargo, North Dakota.   Gustavas names honor students Toby Sengvongxay and Kristen Ziegler, both of Luverne, have been named...
Local children’s Author Kathie Hendricks has announced that her second book, “Here Come the Leprechauns,” has been released just ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. She said the story is based on a game she and her husband, Bruce, played with their own children when they were little. “Leprechauns sneak...
Gregg Fuerstenberg
A 2003 Luverne High School graduate was featured in a recent Finance and Commerce story under their regular column, “Rising Young Professionals.” Gregg Fuerstenberg, son of Barb Gust and Marv Fuerstenberg, is vice president of business and economic incentives at the Minneapolis office of JLL, a...
Several local insurance professionals were recently recognized for excellence by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls. Samantha DeBates, Senior Advantage Account Underwriter of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Insurance Professional of the Year for excellence in the...
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...
Two Rock County 4-H’ers are among a group of 11 recipients of the 2017 Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship. Moriah Flanagan and Mira Uithoven each earned $1,000 toward their post-secondary education. Other recipients and their 4-H counties include Daniel Bartels and Nina Buchanan, Chippewa;...
Luverne’s GrandStay Inn and Suites is among a prestigious list of hotels that have received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to hospitality businesses that consistently achieve excellent...
Jeremy Pitts
Luverne’s Jeremy Pitts is the newest member of the truck technician crew at Jaycox Truck and Trailer Service. Pitts grew up near Garretson, South Dakota, and earned his diesel mechanics degree at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. He has several years of experience, most recently at Tony...
UND Spring 2016 graduation Two area students graduated from The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, at commencement ceremonies this spring. Ethan Rozeboom, Hills, earned his Juris Doctor, School of Law, at the UND School of Law graduation event May 7. Brittany Nichols, Luverne, earned her...
Paul Arends, Luverne (right), was recently honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Arends captured an award with a yield of 88.40 bushels of soybeans per acre. He and other contest winners were honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic...

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