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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...
Luverne Lions Club President Codie Zeutenhorst (left) presents Mike Engesser with a certificate for his 35 years faithful club treasurer duties. The local Lions Club members honored Engesser during a Nov. 27 meeting in Luverne.
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...

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