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Minnesota Community Education Association members recently recognized Karen Willers of Beaver Creek as the 2017 Region 2 Educator of Excellence during the National Community Education Conference in Brooklyn Park. Willers serves as director of Luverne Community Education, a position she has filled...
Kramer
Vander Steen, Kramer graduate from U.S. Air Force basic training Two area youth recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Jillian Vander Steen and Hannah Kramer completed the intensive eight-week program that included training in...
Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced Oct. 16 that the company has hired Joseph Hlushak as a new sales representative. Hlushak will work one-on-one with customers during the sales process and build relationships with prospective buyers.  Hlushak graduated with his...
Luverne High School senior Hans Bakken was recently named a “commended student” in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Bakken joins about 34,000 other commended students throughout the U.S. He placed in the top 50,000 scorers among the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018...
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew P. Raak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...
Prekker graduates from SMSU Alizabeth Prekker, Luverne, graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall following spring semester. She earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences.
Winter named ‘Best of Class’ at UMD Luverne High School 2017 graduate Brandon Winter received the prestigious “Best of Class” scholarship at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he will be a freshman this fall. The scholarship is awarded to first-year students who rank in the top 1 or 2 of...
State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
Stroeh on Ridgewater College list of graduates Spencer Stroeh, Luverne, graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar at the Srping 2017 commencement ceremony May 12, 2017.  Stroeh earned his diploma in Farm Operation Management.   Area students receive scholarships at SDSU Three area students will...
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...

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