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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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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...

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