Remember When May 16, 2019

10 years ago (2009)

•Luverne High School senior Skyler Hoiland plans to one day open his own five-star restaurant.

Hoiland took top honors in a culinary event Saturday in the Twin Cities, and professional chefs agree his plans will likely materialize.

“I wouldn’t doubt it for a second,” said Kevin Sanderson when asked about Hoiland’s  professional odds.

Sanderson is president of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Mendota Heights where Hoiland will begin studying this fall.

Hoiland took first place in Saturday’s Future Chef of America competition, an honor that comes with $10,000 in scholarship winnings to put toward tuition.


25 years ago (1994)

•Opportunity presented itself to Luverne High School teacher Jim Trett this week, and he promptly accepted it.

Trett, who has coached the Luverne boys’ basketball team for the past two years, officially tendered  his resignation as coach and teacher to District 670 officials Monday. ...

Trett has accepted a job at Sioux Falls Washington High School as head boys’ basketball coach and history teacher. Considering his wife, Jennifer, works at Dial Bank in Sioux Falls, it was an opportunity he couldn’t refuse. Trett, his wife and three children will move to Sioux Falls after the school year.


50 years ago (1969)

•A mother of four children, three sons and one daughter, has been selected by a panel of judges as “Rock County Mother of the Year” for 1969.

She is Mrs. Eldor Olson, rural route 1, Magnolia. Her nomination was submitted by her daughter, Gayle Olson, a senior at Luverne High School.

Second place honors went to Mrs. Angie Veldkamp, 403 NE Park. She was nominated twice, once by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arnold Veldkamp, and once by her two daughters, Mrs. Albert VanHill, Sioux Falls, and Mrs. Norman Haak, Luverne.

The three runners-up spots went to Mrs. Wava Braun, Beaver Creek, Mrs. Marcel Reisch, Luverne, and Mrs. Russell Jauert, Luverne. Mrs. Braun was nominated by her daughter, Debbie Braun; Mrs. Reisch by Sister Brian, her daughter Peggy Reisch and another daughter, Barbara Reisch; and Mrs. Jauert by her son, Rick Jauert.


75 years ago (1944)

•Fourteen pre-Pearl Harbor fathers will be inducted into the navy when Rock county’s selective service call for May reports for duty Sunday.

They include: Richard Burining, Sioux Falls; Robert Gardner, Bushnell, Ill.; Norbert Manion, Luverne; Haaken Lloyd Herreid, Luverne; John Stanford Remme, Luverne; Paul A. Herreid, Luverne; Charles Odenbrett, Worthington; Melvin Tofteland, Worthington; Victor Bowman, Luverne; Robert Rolfing, Sioux Falls; Harold Van Roekel, Luverne; William E. Wendt, Luverne; Boyd H. Sodemann, Luverne; and Harrison Hund, Davenport; Iowa. Two of these men, Robert Gardner and Harrison Hund, are expected to leave from boards in cities in which they live.


100 years ago (1919)

•State roads Nos. 1, 2, and 3, extending from the west line of Nobles county through Magnolia, Luverne, Beaver Creek and thence to the South Dakota state line, were designated as a State Trunk highway at a meting of the board of county commissioners held Monday afternoon.

In connection with this decision a concrete paving program involving the expenditure of $175,000 was outlined for this highway. This program provides for the paving of the road running past Maplewood cemetery for a distance of two and a half miles, starting at the east line of the Fitzer and Boden farms; and the paving of the highway southeast of Luverne on the Magnolia road, starting at the northwest corner of the Jaycox farm and extending east three and one-fourth miles.


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