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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...
Fodness earns 10th place at champ show   Mavis Fodness of Hardwick competed at the 2021 Western Saddle Club Association Championship Show Sept. 23-26 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Fodness qualified for the champ show in western showmanship, western pleasure and western...
Stratton earns degree at DSU Logan Stratton, Luverne, received a Master of Science in Computer Science – Cyber degree following the Spring 2021 semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.
U of M Duluth releases dean’s list Two local students were named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Spring 2021 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients were Mark Robinson, a senior working toward a Bachelor of Science in stats and actuarial...
Gavyn Boll
Luverne student graduates from USMC boot camp Gavyn Boll graduated Aug. 6 from U.S. Marine Corp Boot Camp at the Marine Corp Recruit Depo in San Diego, California. Pvt. Boll will depart immediately for additional training with the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California. Boll is the son of...
Danielle LaFleur
Danielle LaFleur, a licensed practical nurse at Sanford Luverne Clinic, received the Florence Nightingale Award earlier this month at a Sanford Health nursing recognition event conducted in Sioux Falls. “LaFleur fills many roles in the Luverne clinic,” said clinic director Laurie Jensen.’ “She acts...
Buck Underwood
Buck Underwood, Luverne, was nominated for the Patriot of the Year from the Heart of the Plains Chapter 5355 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart U.S.A. Region III Commander Ken Teunissen said patriot members recently honored Underwood for his devotion and tireless leadership both to the...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College has announced its graduation dates and locations, as well as names of those who will receive diplomas. All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Minnesota West Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MinnesotaWest. The Luverne Center graduation ceremony...
Darrel Ykema
Local saddle club members earn year-end honors Two local members of the Rock River Wranglers Saddle Club earned year-end accolades during a Jan. 16 drive-up awards ceremony through the Minnesota Prairie Saddle Club Association. Andrea Johnson, Beaver Creek, and Mavis Fodness, Hardwick, competed in...
Several area students were named to the Spring 2020 semester dean’s list at South Dakota State University in Brookings. To be named, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. An asterisk following the name denotes a 4.0 GPA. Abbreviations to indicate area of study are SAFES –...

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