Remember When

  10 years ago (2005) •The City Council approved a loan to the Rock County Development Corporation for $337,500 to purchase 91 acres adjacent to Interstate 90 and contiguous to the city. The property was owned by the late Marty Mayes and is near Papik Motors.   20 years ago (1995) •The word on the...
  10 years ago (2005) •The Citgo Food Shop on North Highway 75 has a new owner as of this week. Glen Gust of Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, announced this week that he purchased the gas and convenience store from Palisade Oil, Garretson.   20 years ago (1995) • Of the more than 2,000 residences in...
  10 years ago (2005) •City Administrator John Call attended his first Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday. ... He started the job Monday and will spend the first few weeks working closely with department heads, meeting people in the general public and familiarizing himself with current issues in...
  10 years ago (2005) •Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the bond for the Law Enforcement Center of $1.75 million at 4.3 percent interest.   20 years ago (1995) •Bruce Baartman, Luverne, is the new technology coordinator for the Luverne School District. He started work...
  10 years ago (2005) •Acting on a recommendation from the City Administrator Search Committee, the Luverne City Council is contacting John Call, Spirit Lake, Iowa, to ask him to be the next city administrator.   20 years ago (1995) •The Luverne City Council unanimously agreed to help local ice...
  10 years ago (2005) •Barry and Amy Cowell, Luverne, saw the tragic aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina and wanted to do something to help. Barry is a driver for Christensen Trucking and got the idea to donate time and a truck to take relief supplies to the Gulf Coast. He set a semi-trailer in the...
    10 years ago (2005) •Rock County received updated drawings for the new Law  Enforcement Center to be constructed on Blue Mound Avenue between the Rock County Highway Department and Family Services buildings. Construction will start this spring if the county bonds in December for up to $1.75...
  10 years ago (2005) •Former Luverne mayor Bill Weber is considering a return to public leadership — this time in the State Capitol. Weber announced his candidacy for Minnesota Senate at a GOP gathering last week in Pipestone.   20 years ago (1995) •Every department in Rock County government has...
  10 years ago (2005) •With lush fields and a longhorn cattle herd serving as backdrop, area Catholics celebrated the upcoming harvest season with a special mass led by Bishop Bernard J. Harrington. John and Awanda Siebenahler opened their farm Monday morning to more than 500 parishioners from the...
  10 years ago (2005) •A bus load of 37 Luverne residents had coffee with Minnesota’s first lady, Mary Pawlenty, Monday afternoon at the governor’s mansion. At the core of the entourage were a group of Luverne World War II veterans and their wives who had been personally invited to St. Paul....

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