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  Matthew Van Grootheest, new Pioneer sales professional with Express Ag in Luverne, attended a conference at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, July 21-23 to learn about Pioneer products and services and to participate in training about crop management and development. The conference...
  The Luverne Rotary Club recently welcomed new members Beth Callahan (left), director at MJB Good Samaritan Home, and Michelle Schumann, physical therapist at Prairie Rehabilitation. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is “to bring together business...
  Fey Industries, Edgerton, will celebrate 50 years in business Friday, July 10. The public is invited to attend an open house event between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The event includes tours of the facility, cake and refreshments. Fey Industries is a light manufacturing company that was started in 1965...
  Nicholas Uilk, an instructor in the ag systems technology program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, was recently awarded the Gamma Sigma Delta SDSU Chapter 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award. Gamma Sigma Delta is the National Honor Society of Agriculture. Uilk is a 2003...
  Northeast Community College Megan Morrison, Ellsworth, graduated from Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Nebraska, on Saturday, May 16, with an Associate of Arts degree.   Concordia College Hannah Kanninen graduated magna cum laude from Concordia College, Moorhead, on Sunday, May 3, with a...
  Luverne’s GrandStay Hotel earned industry accolades at the GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, 2015 Brand Conference at the La Grand Conference Center in Apple Valley on April 29. At the conference the GrandStay Hotel in Luverne received two prestigious awards. The 2014 Every Guest ~ Every Time Customer...
  Region 6 Awards Banquet Andrea Severtson and Maddie Oye attended the Region 6 FFA Awards banquet Monday, April 20, at the Community Center in Westbrook. Andrea received a first place plaque for the Dairy Handling contest. Maddie performed in the talent contest and earned first place overall....
  Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company of Chariton, Iowa, and Minneapolis announces that Buffalo Ridge Insurance of Luverne has been named to their prestigious President’s Club for eight consecutive years. This award recognizes outstanding continued services to customers and community and...
  SMSU, announces scholarship recipients Emilie Baartman has been selected to receive the University Gala Fine Arts, Forensics, and Richard A. Baun Memorial scholarships for the 2015-16 school year at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Emilie plans to major in theatre and...

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