Remember When

10 years ago (2010) •Luverne native Amber Top has been closely watching the news about the Jan. 12 earthquake devastation in Haiti. Top, now of Brandon, traveled here in February 2009 for a two-week mission trip that she now describes as a life-changing experience. During her mission work, Top said...
10 years ago (2010) •The Magnolia Steak House’s service has been staked on family ownership for 71 years. Now called the Magnolia Restaurant and Bar, the dining facility will continue in the tradition with a new family. Tim and Dawn Rohrbach purchased Magnolia Steak House from Brad and Amy VerSteeg...
10 years ago (2010) •On Wednesday, Dec. 30, postal carrier Dennis Brady completed his 10-mile drive and 10.5-mile walk for the last time. For 32 years Brady has spent 6 1/2 hours per day en route. “The street is my office,” he said. At that average rate, if Brady had worn a pedometer, he would have...
10 years ago (2009) •One approach to cleaning the Rock River focuses on livestock manure, and now there’s grant money for greener manure management. The Rock County Land Management Office has been approved for a grant through the EPA Section 310 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The 319...
10 years ago (2009) •A going-out-of-business sign went up on the front of Gabe’s Clothing and Shoes store Sunday afternoon. The sign tells the same story that was mailed to Gabe’s customers and that was advertised on the front page of the Luverne Announcer this week. After seven years in business,...
10 years ago (2009) •Last week’s dusting of snow was only a precursor to the winter storm that came through the region Tuesday. Snow started falling Tuesday morning and continued through the day, prompting cancellation of high school sporting events and community activities across the area. School...
10 years ago (2009) •A report of early morning deer shining and shooting from the road resulted in a citation Sunday, Nov. 29. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Department, an individual had called to report someone shining deer and shooting along a roadside in the area northeast of the Blue...
10 years ago (2009) •Starting Dec. 1, Luverne residents can bring their old light bulbs to Luverne City Hall and exchange them for new battery-efficient bulbs. The light bulb exchange is part of the city’s goal to reduce residential energy consumption through the state’s Conservation Incentive...
10 years ago (2009) •Yields are good, but test weights are down. That’s the report so far on the 2009 corn harvest, at least from one part of the county. According to Brad Berkhof, western area manager for New Vision Coop, Hills, the local corn harvest was about 35 percent complete as of Monday. In...
10 years ago (2009) •The man found guilty last summer of murdering Luverne’s Carrie Nelson is appealing his conviction. Randy Swaney, now 38, is serving a life sentence in prison for the May 20, 2001, murder of 20-year-old Nelson in the Blue Mounds State Park. In August last year, a jury found...

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