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Alex Weis (third, right) had a large support group that included his family and his girlfriend (Mckenzie Besel, second right) during the 2017 Deaflympic Games last month in Samsun, Turkey. The delegation also includes Jim Hensley (left), Judy Weis (second, left), Natasha Weis (third, left), Tony Weis (middle) and Drew Weis (right).
For Alex Weis, the 2017 Deflympic Games proved to be the ultimate learning experience. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate didn’t receive the opportunity to pose on the medal stand at the event in Samsun, Turkey, as he was hoping to do. In hindsight, that really didn’t matter. Having the chance...
The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in the Luverne Elementary School gym. This is a mandatory meeting for students and their parents/guardians in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletic activities...
Redbird Field was the place to be on Sunday, and I had a great time taking in the proceedings. Although the day included mixed results for the Luverne teams playing meaningful games within the city limits, it probably was the single most important day at the field since Aug. 1 of 2014. If you don’t...
Luverne second baseman Connor Hoffman waits to slap a tag on a Milroy runner during a July 26 playoff game at Redbird Field.
The 2017 amateur baseball season came to an end for the Luverne Redbirds at the end of a quarterfinal-round series of the Region 13C Playoffs last week. Luverne opened the series with a six-run win over Milroy at Redbird Field July 25, but the Irish bounced back to post one-run wins Friday and...
Luverne's Matthew Sehr slides safely to second base during Saturday's tournament win over Worthington at Redbird Field.
Luverne won its second consecutive VFW Third District title by winning three consecutive games in event’s Final Four Tournament staged at Redbird Field Saturday and Sunday. The Cardinals posted wins over Worthington and Marshall Black on Saturday before defeating Pipestone by seven runs during...
Luverne’s Chris Hoogland completed 119 laps to win an abbreviated version of the Endurance Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. It was Hoogland’s first title in four attempts.
A first-time champion emerged from the pack as the winner of an abbreviated version of the annual Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. With an antenna problem hampering the tracks lap-counting system, race officials called the 43 drivers on hand for the event off the track shortly after...
Sioux Falls entry Cody Moore takes a wild bull ride during Friday’s grandstand show at the 2017 Rock County Fair.
A new edition to the 2017 grandstand lineup at the Rock County Fair proved to be a big hit Friday night. A bevy of fans showed up for the Minnesota Xtreme Bull Riding event, filling the strands with fans sitting shoulder-to-shoulder and even forcing fair officials to set up a make-shift sitting...
Luverne’s Tom Kracht (16) turned in the top effort by local drivers during the Rock County Speedway Fair Races Thursday night. Kracht won a heat race and placed second in the feature event in the hobby stock class.
The 2017 Rock County Speedway Fair Races turned into a good Thursday night for drivers who reside outside of Rock County. The four-class competition yielded feature titles to a pair of drivers from Sioux Falls and won title each to competitors from Dundee and Windom. A total of 47 cars competed in...
Like many other fans of the Minnesota Twins, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the way our team has performed on the field this season. One year after posting Major League Baseball’s worst record (59-103) in 2016, the surprising Twins not only find themselves in a position to earn a Wildcard...
The Luverne Redbirds opened postseason play by sweeping a two-game series against Martin County to open the Region 13C Playoffs. Luverne posted a 10-run win during the series debut at Redbird Field July 19 before posting a four-run victory in Truman Friday to complete the sweep. The Redbirds opened...

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