Remember When

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...
10 years ago (2010) •Although counting has been a normal part of her job at the Rock County Courthouse for 26 years, auditor/treasurer Gloria Rolfs has not been counting down the days to her last day in the office. Rolfs and her staff have been busy with elections, tax statements and the 2009 audit...
10 years ago (2010) •Members of the Luverne Economic Development  Authority took a field trip at Luverne’s Midwest Fire business Tuesday morning at the conclusion of their meeting. LEDA assisted Scott and Pam Schneekloth with the relocation and expansion of Midwest Fire. Tuesday’s tour was a follow...
10 years ago (2010) •Remember the Christmas blizzard of 2009? Nearly two feet of snow and zero visibility closed roads to all travel that day, canceling holiday plans for families all over the Upper Midwest. This year, those holiday blizzard memories will be recalled during a special presentation...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne residents showed resounding support for their community’s future when more that 100 people showed up for a planning meeting Tuesday night on the heels of a winter storm. Scott Marquardt of the Southwest Minnesota Initiative Foundation facilitated the gathering in the...
10 years ago (2010) •The city or Luverne is offering financial incentives to business owners who upgrade their facilities to be more energy efficient. As part of its Bright Energy Solutions projects, the city is encouraging its commercial customers to save energy in areas such as heating and...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne High School track and field coach Craig Nelson drew an impressive honor. The veteran LHS mentor received notice that he was named the 2010 Minnesota State Class A Girls’ Track and Field Coach of the Year. The honor comes from the Minnesota Track and Field Coaches...
10 years ago (2010) •On Aug. 23 Luverne joined more than 20 other districts for an early start to the 2010-11 school year. This new schedule—starting before Labor Day—is called the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) and is intended to open opportunities beyond schedule coordination. Twenty-five districts...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne Graphic Arts instructor Bill Thompson’s middle school Lego Mindstorms builders have surpassed the typical store-bought set. Their Lego creations move by themselves. This Lego engineering is part of Thompson’s new Robotics encore class offered to seventh- and eighth-...

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