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H-BC students chosen for SWMBDA Honor Band Eleven Hills-Beaver Creek middle and high school students were chosen to participate in the Southwest Minnesota Band Directors Association honor band. H-BC band instructor Steve Olson said the students will participate in a day of rehearsals and perform at...
Students named to USF dean’s list The University of Sioux Falls has released the Fall 2019 dean’s list. The following area students qualified with a 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0: Grace Bundesen, Hills, is majoring in professional accounting and business administration. Angela Martinyuk of Beaver...
Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary fourth-grader Haven Kerkhove-Brandt will perform in the Elementary Festival Honor Choir Feb. 13, 2020, in Brookings, South Dakota. Kerkhove-Brandt is one of 180 fourth- through sixth-graders selected by recorded auditions. H-BC choral instructor Amy Comp also made the...
Peter Bakken
Peter Bakken of Rock County was elected to a one-year term on the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Board of Directors as the Promotion and Education Committee chair during the 101st Annual Meeting in Bloomington on Nov. 22. Peter farms with his brother, Jay, together owning BLAC-X Farms...
Adrianna Buss, the granddaughter of Jerry and Liz Buss of Luverne, graduated Oct. 25 from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the 114th Fighter Wing of the South Dakota Air National Guard, Sioux Falls, and is now attending advanced training in finance...
Luverne High School graduate Gabrielle Ferrell graduated from Navy boot camp Oct. 18 at the Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois, with honors. The Class of 2019 graduate is a member of Division 950. She performed flag drills and presented the Colorado flag at several graduations...
Versteeg receives BSU scholarship Cade Versteeg, a freshman majoring in accounting, has been awarded the Ben Miller Scholarship at Bemidji State University...
Carrie Soto (center) received a $1,000 scholarship from the Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation. She’s pictured with Care Providers president Patti Cullen (right) and Beth Callahan, Good Samaritan Society — Luverne campus administrator.
Carrie Soto, Luverne, recently received a $1,000 scholarship through the Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation. Application for the annual scholarships is open to members who’ve shown dedication to the field of long-term health. Patti Cullen, president of Care Providers of Minnesota, presented...
John Gulden, a 1996 LHS graduate, was recognized with the President’s Award from the St. Francis High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Gulden (left, seated) is pictured with his wife, Noelle, and children Quinn and Else.
John Gulden, a 1996 graduate of LHS, was honored recently at the 19th Annual Hall of Honors awards dinner for the St. Francis DeSales High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Gulden is a ninth grade mat teacher at the private school. The awards dinner celebrates those who exemplify the school’s mission...
For the third time in five years, Midwest Fire Equipment, Luverne, was named to the Prairie Business magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work 2019” contest. More than 1,400 employee-written nominations were submitted for this year’s competition. “It’s a huge honor to be featured among so many successful...

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