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LATI announces president’s list Kennedy Gonnerman, Luverne, has been named to the president’s list at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, for the Fall 2017 semester. To be honored, full-time students must earn at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.   Kunkel earns degree at U of M...
Bethany Lutheran releases dean’s list Andrew Jelken, son of James and Paula Jelken of Luverne, and Cora Mumme, daughter of Mark and Beth Mumme of Riverton, Wyoming, were named to the Fall 2017 dean’s list at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. To be named, students must earn a minimum of 14...
0118 school news   Ellenbecker makes dean’s list at Morningside Jori Ellenbecker, Beaver Creek, has been named to the Morningside College dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a 3.67 grade point average or better and complete at least 12 credits of coursework with no grade...
Matt Overgaard has recently joined Minnwest Bank Downtown Luverne office in the agriculture lending department. Overgaard, son of Mark and Amy Overgaard, Luverne, is a 2013 graduate of Luverne High School and has an agri-business major with a marketing minor from Southwest Minnesota State...
Area students named to NSU dean’s list Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has released its Fall 2017 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or greater. Tayla Peterson, Luverne, was named to the 3.5-3.99 list, and Zyandra Schroeder, Adrian, earned a 4.0.   Adams...
Maxwell graduates cum laude Austin Maxwell graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, on Dec. 15 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He is a 2013 Luverne High School graduate and the son of Sandy Maxwell and the late Curt Maxwell Jr. He will be a long-term substitute physical...
Rust earns U.S. Air Force promotion Justin Rust, Heerlen, Netherlands, was recently selected to receive the rank of chief master sergeant, the highest enlisted rank with the U.S. Air Force. Rust is the son of Kraig and Pat Rust, rural Kenneth, and the grandson of Bud and Gloria Rust, also of rural...
Nath graduates from Northern State Hailey Nath, Luverne, graduated Saturday, Dec. 9, from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Nath received a Bachelor of General Studies degree.   Deragisch receives SDSU scholarships Hillary Deragisch, a graduate student at South Dakota State...
Luverne Parent Partners in Education recently asked teachers to create a wish list this Christmas and submit grant requests for these wishes. In response, PPIE awarded a total of $15,000 to grades K-5. Each grade level was awarded $2,000 and allowed to determine how to use the money in their...
  Luverne School Board member Colleen Deutsch achieved the President’s Award for 2017-18, an honor sponsored through the Minnesota School Board Association. Deutsch completed 300 or more hours of attendance at MSBA- and National School Board Association-sponsored events. She will be presented with...

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