Remember When

10 years ago (2006) •Higher education is coming to Luverne for the first time. Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Dr. Ron Wood said the system intends to start a “storefront” operation out of the former Luverne Community Hospital.   25 years ago (1991) •Business at the...
10 years ago (2006) •Three Luverne High School students, Logan Sawtelle, Bethany Brandel and Anissa Hanson, were selected to participate in the Luther College Dorian Vocal Festival last week in Decorah, Iowa.  •The South Dakota Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra will perform a special tribute to Mozart...
10 years ago (2006) •History was made during Thursday’s boys’ basketball game between Lincoln HI and Ellsworth in Ellsworth. Cody Schilling, an EHS sophomore, became the school’s youngest athlete to reach the 1,000-point club during the course of a 91-59 victory over the Rebels. ... Cody’s older...
10 years ago (2006) •Luverne bars will be able to stay open longer and try to increase profits, thanks to recent City Council action. Howling Dog manager Jodi Christy said she looks forward to the change, even though it adds just an hour to the business. ... To get a license to sell until 2 a.m.,...
10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne High School all-weather track will finally be replaced thanks to School Board action at the Thursday, Dec. 22, meeting. ... The estimated $200,000 track replacement has been in the district’s capitol outlay plan for five years, but other expenditures have taken...
10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne Fire Department has decided to expand its current site rather than to build new in order to get an updated facility. ... The preliminary plans have the addition going to the west of the current building, doubling its size and bringing it up to handicap accessibility...
10 years ago (2005) •The city of Luverne Public Works Department tore down the small house on the corner of Lincoln and Cedar streets in Luverne Tuesday morning. ... The project is part of an anticipated Luverne Fire Hall expansion.   20 years ago (1995) •By the end of the school board meeting last...
10 years ago (2005) •Effective today, the Coffey Haus on Luverne’s Main Street will no longer be the property of founder Sue Gruis. Gruis, who started the Coffey Haus in September 1996, has sold the business to Tammy Makram.   20 years ago (1995) •After 66 years of serving Luverne and area retail...
  10 years ago (2005) •Corn and soybean yield reports for 2005 in Rock County and across southwest Minnesota were among the best ever. There have been many “weigh-wagon” yield reports well over 200 bushels per acre for corn, and above 60 bushels per acre for soybeans. These yields are more typical...
  10 years ago (2005) •Southwest Minnesota was in the thick of a wintry storm Tuesday as temperatures plunged and snow fell horizontally. Even though total snow accumulation wasn’t that remarkable, wind chill was recorded at minus 20 degrees by early Wednesday morning.   20 years ago (1995) •City...

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