retirement

Dan Block is retiring from C&B Luverne effective April 1.
After 42 years working with John Deere, Dan Block recently announced he’ll retire this spring. The past 26 years of his career have been at the Luverne dealership where he grew the business and spearheaded a massive building project in 2018. Despite his role at the helm of a multi-million-dollar...
H-BC teachers, staff and school board members gather around district business manager Glenda Kuehl in the high school library Friday to celebrate her retirement, which starts Oct. 31. Kuehl has been using a wheelchair for the past few weeks after suffering a fractured kneecap in a fall.
Hills-Beaver Creek teachers, staff and school board members gathered around Glenda Kuehl in the high school library Friday afternoon to celebrate her retirement. Kuehl has been with the district for 25 years, first in the elementary library and since 2001 as business manager. She said it’s been...
Thirty-eight-year veteran kindergarten teacher Darlene Dreessen listens to Brecken Van Belle read from the activity sheet he completed.
Darlene Dreessen said goodbye to 38 years of teaching last month, having never graduated past the kindergarten classroom. Her years in the classroom began to take shape long before she accepted her first job with Magnolia Public Schools. “I have always known I wanted to be a teacher,” Dreessen said...
Bruce Thalhuber (left) and Ron Cote shared a studio Friday morning during their last broadcast at the Luverne radio station. The pair sang “Happy Trails” as they signed off the air for the final time.
Bruce Thalhuber and Ron Cote said their goodbyes to K101-FM and KQAD-AM radio listeners Friday as the two wrapped up their final broadcasts. They sang “Happy Trails” in their final hour on the air. In early July, both announced retirements effective Aug. 2. Thalhuber spent 33 years working at the...
June 6 marked the end of 19 years of Luverne Cardinal sports play-by-play for KQAD’s Bruce Thalhuber when he announced the Luverne-Paynesville baseball game in Marshall. While the 45-year radio veteran retired from play-by-play announcing, he continues as an on-air personality for the Luverne station.
The “voice of Luverne Cardinal sports play-by-plays” made his last broadcast Thursday night, June 6, in Marshall. Bruce Thalhuber took over broadcasting sports events for KQAD-AM in Luverne in 2001. Several times a week he recounted the football, volleyball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, boys’ and...
Russell Lofthus (far right), Adrian Elementary principal for the past 21 years, said goodbye to students, colleagues and friends Wednesday afternoon, May 29, in a public open house at the school. “It was time,” he said to well-wishers. The McVille, North Dakota, native began his career in education...
Volunteers (from left) Dick Smook, Laurin Carroll, Denny Strassburg and Keith Erickson made their final deliveries last week for the Luverne BackPack Program, which began 10 years ago.
The Luverne BackPack Program is in its 10th year of providing at-risk children with nutritious, pre-packaged foods for weekends until school and access to meal programs resume. This program is funded by local donations, staffed by volunteers and serves more than 200 children ages preschool to 12th...
Chief Fire Control Technician Carl Schoneman cn add retired to his military resume. The U.S. Navy veteran and 1996 graduate of Hills-Beaver Creek High School was honored at a special ceremony recently in Washington, D.C.
Chief Fire Control Technician Carl Schoneman will retire from the Navy on Aug. 31 after 20 years and six deployments at sea. His message to young adults back home? “Rock County may seem like the center of the universe, but it’s a big world out there,” he said. “Keep an open mind. You never know...
Friday marks the last day of work at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center in Luverne for Terri Ebert, who retires after 33 years of working in communications.
After 33 years with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, dispatcher Terri Ebert is a walking encyclopedia of sorts in terms of whom and what she knows. In her career she has answered hundreds of emergency calls, typed thousands of pages for reports, processed dozens of prisoners, and worked with a...
Glen Gust announced his retirement Friday, when he signed the purchase agreements for his grocery and convenience stores to Teal Family, who operate 11 area grocery stores under the names Teals Market and Fiesta Foods.
Glen’s Food Center and Glen’s Food and Gas have been sold to Teal’s Market, based out of Cold Spring, and Glen Gust has announced he’ll retire. “He’s the hardest working person I know, so this is well-deserved,” Glen’s General Manager Sherri Thompson said Wednesday. “It will be an exciting...

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