retirement

With the retirement of longtime Heartland Express employee Elaine Birkestrand set for Sunday, May 1, county officials have been discussing different options to fill her position. Heartland Express provides public transportation to families, older adults and people with disabilities. The countywide...
Posing with her retirement gift and celebratory cake, Brigitte Wieneke is honored for 18 years of working at The Cottage in Luverne.
Sanford Luverne’s Hospice Cottage on North Oakley Street provides a homelike setting for terminally ill persons who need round-the-clock care. Central to the care at the four-bedroom cottage are the hospice workers who involve the family members in patients’ care. One hospice worker — Brigitte...
Greg Burger, then chairman of the Partnership Campaign, addresses the crowd gathered under a tent during the September 2003 groundbreaking for the new hospital in Luverne.
Greg Burger, market president for Minnwest Bank in Luverne, has announced his retirement after 32 years, effective March 31, 2016. Burger began his career with Norwest Bank Luverne in January of 1984 as senior vice president. The bank became Minnwest Bank Luverne in February of 1987 with Burger...
Rock County Eye Clinic will purchase the dental office space, and expand this year after Dr. David Paquette retires Feb. 25.
Longtime Luverne dentist David Paquette announced his retirement this week while also revealing plans to sell his space to the adjacent eye clinic. In a letter to patients, Paquette said his dental practice will close Feb. 25. “I have been deeply privileged to provide dental care for you and your...
Cliff Boom
In January 2016 Clifford Boom will semi-retire from First Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Luverne, after 37 years of service with the bank. He plans to travel a little and spend a lot more time golfing. He will work three days a week in the fall and winter months and two days a week in the...
Molly Burns
Major Molly (Burns) Rosado has retired from a 19-year career with the United States Army. The 1997 Luverne High School graduate was honored in a Jan. 8 retirement ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee. She enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1997 and deployed three times to Kuwait, serving primarily in...
Mavis Fodness photo/0910 County Picnic
    The Rock County Commissioners hosted an employee appreciation picnic lunch Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Rock County Highway Department on North Blue Mound Avenue. The event had not been conducted for several years. Serving the meal (from left) were County Administrator Kyle Oldre and Commissioners...
Luverne High School yearbooks captured a fresh-faced Gary Fisher as the new high school principal in 1992 pictured with Middle School Principal Jim Harner (left) and Superintendent Norm Miller (center.)
Amid packed boxes and empty shelves in his office, retiring Luverne Superintendent Gary Fisher joked last week that he should write a book. “Let Me Tell You A Story” would be its title, taken from the phrase the 64-year-old often used to preface lessons learned during his 40 years in public...

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