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10 years ago (2008) •Hohn Implement will have a new owner starting April 8. Denny Hohn has worked in the business for 33 years and has owned the Luverne John Deere dealership since 1994, when it was previously known as Olhausen Farm Power. Hohn said, “I don’t think there’ll be any significant...
10 years ago (2008) •A city employee has been terminated for theft of public funds, according to documents filed at Luverne City Hall. Jesse Frey, a five-year employee of the water and wastewater department, was terminated Thursday, Feb. 28. In a letter to Frey, dated Feb. 28, City Administrator...
10 years ago (2008) •The Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rash of vandalisms involving paint gun splatters. According to the complaint log at the Sheriff’s Department, there were more than 30 paint ball vandalism reports on Feb. 16, most of them in the town of Hardwick. Orange...
10 years ago (2008) •In a decade-long trend of rising land values in Rock County, news of $5,000 or $6,000 per acre land sales hasn’t been unusual. Bit a land auction last weekend brought prices that top any so far - $7,800 per acre. “We went from $3,000 to $7,000 in less than three minutes,” said...
10 years ago (2008) •The new tennis courts planned at Luverne schools will double the space for tennis play and education. The Luverne School Foundation is now trying to help the project along and has launched the Campaign for Courts, hoping to raise $75,000 for the project. Mix Cox is president of...
10 years ago (2008) •Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge has an opportunity to better lead the department. Rock County Commissioners approved the request Tuesday at their regular meeting. Commissioner Ron Boyenga voted against the $10,000 training cost, saying he thought Verbrugge and County...
10 years ago (2008) •A Luverne man was arrested last week after fleeing from law enforcement, first in his vehicle and then on foot. According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Rock County District Court, 22-year-old Jason LeRoy Paplow was charged with fleeing a peace officer after he was...
10 years ago (2008) •With a struggling Luverne retail market, two local offices are teaming up to hire a consultant to study current trends and suggest possible solutions. The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce requested $2,900 from the Luverne Economic Development Authority for a $5,400 proposal to...
10 years ago (2008) •After this paper went to press Wednesday, the Luverne School Board was scheduled to approve a master agreement with the Luverne Education Association. The LEA Monday accepted the school district’s most recent offer, which amounts to a 9.91 percent increase (an average of $5,917...
10 years ago (2008) •Jerry Reisch of Luverne Livestock Auction was tired at the end of the day after he and his crew handled a record high 2,400 animals at their annual feeder calf sale Monday afternoon. The event filled most of the fairgrounds with makeshift holding pens for the calves for sale by...

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