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Vice chairperson Katie Baustian took the helm Jan. 28 during Luverne School Board’s first meeting of the year. Baustian moved into the chair position and, by unanimous votes, Jodi Bosch becomes vice chair. She had served previously as the board’s clerk. Shelley Sandbulte, the board’s former...
The Southwest Crisis Center will sponsor an “Orange-Out” event in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month at the Windom vs. Luverne double-header basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Windom. All four teams will join together to raise awareness during this game by wearing orange....
Luverne Speech Team members who traveled to Saturday’s competition in Worthington include (front row, from left) Xavier Carbonneau, John Miller, Zoe Brown, Paul Witte, Derek Krueger, Gunnar Oldre, Courtney Wendland, Adriana Gonzalez, (second row) Alexa Chesley, Hannah Ehlers, Sage VerSteeg, Jacinda Hustoft, Jessica Anderson, Hannah Hoogland, Nicole Hoogland, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (third row) Cameron Wessels, Shane Berning, Jonah Louwagie, Sophia Lanoue, Griffin Ahrendt, Jocy Cazeres, Destiny Matthiesen, (bac
The Luverne speech team participated in its first invitational of the season Saturday, Feb. 6, in Worthington. Twenty-one teams with a total of 270 students competed in thirteen categories. Luverne placed fourth as an incomplete team. Several LHS veteran speakers had other commitments Saturday...
Luverne High School FCCLA students competed in the Region 3 midwinter meeting Jan. 27 in Tyler. All of the students competed in a STAR event and will advance to the state conference April 14-16 in Bloomington. Pictured are (front, from left) Courtney Wendland, Adriana Gonzalez, Mikayla Wiederhoeft...
Important dates: •Feb. 15: FSA Office closed for Presidents Day •Feb. 26: CRP General sign-up deadline •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request...
Luverne-Adrian FFA news Four members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA participated in the Sioux Empire General Livestock Judging contest Saturday, Jan. 30. Participants were Dylan Mente, Trevor Mente, Payton Fick and Tyler Reisdorfer. The team placed fifth overall and Dylan placed 10th individually. 
Meetings Springwater Township Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer. American Legion Post #123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Post Home. Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, for lunch and at 2 p....
The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted a reception Monday night, Jan. 25, in the LACF office on Main Street for the 2015 recipients of LACF grants. Pictured are (front, from left) Tim Olson of Master Gardeners, Rhonna Jarchow of the BackPack Program, Lisa Nath of Rock County Big Buddies, LACF Director Emily Crabtree, Stephanie Pierce of Rock Youth, (second row) Carrie Soto of Good Samaritan Mary Jane Brown Home, LaDonna VanAartsen of the Blue Mound Area Theatre, Vicki Altena of Atlas, Nancy Drenth of
The Luverne Area Community Foundation issued its final grant gifts of 2015 in the amount of $34,168 for projects in the communities of Rock County. General Fund Grants totaled $8,451 to the following organizations: •Atlas of Rock County - $2,000 for purchase of a moving trailer. •Big Buddies of...
Jim Brandenburg
Luverne native Jim Brandenburg was the keynote speaker during the Thursday, Jan. 28, luncheon at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 149th Annual Convention. Brandenburg traveled the globe for over three decades as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine and he has done assignment work...
Mavis Fodness (left) and Lori Sorenson.
Staff writers at the Rock County Star Herald received three state awards in the Better Newspaper Contest of the 149th annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association last week in the Twin Cities. Reporter Mavis Fodness and Editor Lori Sorenson were honored during the Thursday night, Jan....

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