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Bryce Stoltenberg, Master of the Ben Franklin Lodge (center), gives a check for $7,486.36 to TJ Newgard of the Luverne Basketball Association and Karen Willers of Luverne Community Education to help keep costs down for basketball participants. The money is used to pay coaches and to buy equipment,...
Saint Mary's University Social Studies Education major Samuel Vetch, son of David and Sara Vetch, Luverne, was nominated for the university's Outstanding Senior Male Award. Nominees demonstrate the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, service to colleagues and the university community, as...
Members of Rock County Red Arrow visited Continental Western Group in Luverne Thursday, March 17, to deliver green-frosted shamrock cookies in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The gesture was also an expression of appreciation for the company’s recent donation of more than $18,000 through employee...
Brian and Kathy Chapa, Ellsworth, were honored for their entry in the 2016 Minnesota Meat Processors Convention at St. Cloud Civic Center in St. Cloud recently. The Chapas, owners of Ellsworth Locker, were awarded champion for their bone-in ham and braunschweiger entries. They earned reserve...
Mark Overgaard of New Vision Coop presents a check to Mary Gehrke of the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Thursday afternoon, March 10, at the Food Shelf in the basement of the United Methodist Church. New Vision gave $1,000, which was matched by Land ‘O Lakes for another $1,000. Because March is...
Births A girl, Maybrie Kae, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 21 inches long, was born Wednesday, March 2, 2016, to Tyler and Kala Bush, Hills, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. She joins two brothers, Micah, 8, and Malachi, 5. Grandparents are Ron and Kim Menning, Edgerton, and Keith and Annette...
Ryleigh Beers, a Luverne High School senior, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence through The Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.  The award is sponsored by...
Important dates: •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 deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...
Efforts to spruce up the city of Hardwick took a step forward Thursday, March 11, when council members voted to adopt a nuisance ordinance. “If we are going to do some cleaning up and if we are going to do it right,” Mayor Jan Baustian said, “I think we’d better have everything we need first.”...

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