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10 years ago (2011) •Just over a year ago, retired optometrist George McDonald spent a week in Mexico helping more than 550 patients get eyeglasses. In February 2010 he traveled south through the Volunteers in Optometry for Service to Humanity (VOSH) organization, along with his daughter Julie...
10 years ago (2011) •The Polar Plunge team of Evan Verbrugge, Daryl Fuerstenberg, Dan Nath, Chris Harnack and Michael DeJong doubled their goal of raising $750 before their plunge Saturday, Feb. 12 Through the Polar Plunge, the Rock River Shivers’ $1,480 donation directly benefits Special Olympics...
10 years ago (2011) •The Luverne Middle and High School students and staff had the goal of raising $2,000 through the Pennies for Patients program in just one week’s time. The incentive was to gain permission to shave the heads of Ryan Johnson, principal, and Todd Oye, activities director. During...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne School District is among eight districts in southwest Minnesota in line to receive a sizeable technology grant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will award $369,000 in grants to promote distance learning in rural schools. In Luverne that will likely...
10 years ago (2011) •On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Raymond Vogt turned 100 years old. To celebrate, Vogt’s six children and other relatives enjoyed a birthday party on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Mary Jane Brown Home where he lives. “There were a lot of people,” Vogt said. The many attendees represent vast...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne’s Price is Right Night is shaping up to be the social event of the year. The Blue Mound Banquet Center will host the popular game show Friday night, Feb. 7. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the appetizer buffet opens at 7 p.m. for the event, sponsored by the Luverne...
10 years ago (2011) •Urban Planner Michael Schroeder took the stage of the Palace Theatre in Luverne Thursday, Jan. 13, to present possible directions for a commercial revitalization plan. Local leaders have been working with consultants to draw up a plan for Luverne’s future growth. A community...
10 years ago (2011) •On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Rock River Shivers will plunge into the polar-cold Minnesota water, and they are looking forward to “freezen’ for a reason.” That reason is to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Shiver team members Evan Verbrugge, Daryl Fuerstenberg, Dan Nath...
10 years ago (2011) •Terry and Chantel Connell and Roger and Kathy Fick signed papers Tuesday afternoon authorizing the sale of the K&R Auto property to Connell Car Care. The Connells will move their East Main Street business to the South Highway 75 location. “This is exciting,” Terry said. “It...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne High School Band Director Tyler Woods presented information about the summer band trip to Boston to Luverne School Board members at their Dec. 21 meeting. Woods said that the East Coast experience will “allow the band students an opportunity to represent the school and...

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