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10 years ago (2012) •The Rock County Historical Society will move its headquarters from the Masonic Lodge to the fairgrounds with help from a state grant and local fundraising. The Historical Society and Rock County Agriculture Society are working together on tentative plans to expand the current...
10 years ago (2012) •Ian Sandager, Hills, completed his final seminar with the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program this spring after traveling to Morocco with 29 classmates from across the state. Sandager, who farms west of Hills, is involved with Class VI of MARL. MARL’s mission is...
10 years ago (2012) •The Luverne School District had more revenue than expenses this year, resulting in a year-end balance of just over $100,000. The mild winter was one reason the district’s general fund is $57,400 in the black. The transportation fund has nearly $80,000 because the district has...
10 years ago (2012) •The “Luverne’s Got Talent” night at the American Reformed Church drew 220 people to the supper and 19 participants in the talent show. The event, which was a fundraiser for an upcoming Haiti mission trip, yielded nearly $3,300 for the cause. Fourth-place talent entry was the...
10 years ago (2012) •Geronimo Wind Energy’s Main Street office in Luverne was abuzz with activity last week. Owners of the land where wind turbines will be located were signing final contracts, learning the turbine locations and hearing construction site safety guidelines. Geronimo Wind Energy...
10 years ago (2012) •Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity has announced that the Sheryl Staeffler family will become the owners of the house scheduled to be built in Luverne this summer. Habitat has three principal criteria for family selection, which are need, ability to pay, and willingness...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne Public school parents, students and staff will soon have the opportunity to express their opinion of the flexible learning year (FLY) calendar. Superintendent Gary Fisher said an on-line survey will be made available near the end of April so the district can determine...
10 years ago (2012) •Barely a week into her retirement, Luverne’s Sandra Hensley said she already likes her new schedule. But that doesn’t mean she won’t miss her work as court administrator for Rock and Nobles counties. “It was always challenging,” she said Tuesday during a break from spring...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne seventh-grader Knute Oldre has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2012 Minnesota National Geographic Bee. Oldre, son of Kyle and Sara Oldre, excelled in the Luverne spelling bee earlier in the...
10 years ago (2012) •A series of unfortunate sports injuries led Luverne High School junior Jake Guy to launch his own extra-curricular activity. In the fall of 2010, as a sophomore athlete, he suffered two football concussions, followed by another in winter wrestling, prompting him to call it...

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