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Sixteen Luverne speech students competed at sections Saturday. They are (front left) Megan Rogers, Shelbie Nath, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Gunnar Oldre, (back) Hannah Ehlers, Melanie Rittenhouse, Samantha Ykema, Shane Berning, Dylan Thorson, Paul Witte III, Ryleigh Beers, Hannah Hoogland, Knute Oldre, Alexa Chesley and Jacinda Hustoft.
Sixteen Luverne speakers participated in the Section 3A speech meet in Marshall Saturday. As a team the Cardinals placed third. Individually, 10 Cardinal speakers advanced to final round competition and five of them placed in the top three to earn a trip to state speech competition later this week...
Bill Weber
Senator Bill Weber announced his bid for a second term Monday to the Minnesota State Senate. Weber, who was first elected to District 22 in 2012, announced his re-election in a press release. “I believe that I have been a strong voice for common sense government and for protecting and advancing the...
During Parents Night Monday, Feb. 29, parents watch as Luverne Mock Trial Team member Dylan Thorson (standing) asks Jadyn Anderson (sitting in the witness chair portraying Wilhelmina Hamm) questions about her character’s kidnapping. The team was able to practice in the courtroom at the Rock County Courthouse.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team earned an eighth-place finish at the state Mock Trial competition March 3-4 at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. Twelve teams qualified for the two-day competition. Deb Schandelmeier and attorney Jeff Haubrich coach the team. “I’m proud of them,” Haubrich said. “It...
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial Team returns to state competition March 3-4 in St. Paul. The team earned the right to compete at state by defeating Lakeview High School Feb. 20. Pictured are (front, left) team members Knute Oldre, Tatiana Gust, Susan Thompson, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts, Dylan Thorson, (back) Hannah Hoogland, Hans Bakken, Jadyn Anderson, Mira Uithoven, Madi Schandelmeier, Megan Rogers and Alexa Chesley.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team returns to this year’s state tournament building on confidence from last year’s tenth-place finish in the state. “We think we are better prepared,” said junior Dylan Thorson, a three-year member of Luverne High School’s team. “Last year we were sort of awestruck.” The 2015...
Luverne High School FCCLA students competed in the Region 3 midwinter meeting Jan. 27 in Tyler. All of the students competed in a STAR event and will advance to the state conference April 14-16 in Bloomington. Pictured are (front, from left) Courtney Wendland, Adriana Gonzalez, Mikayla Wiederhoeft...
Rock’s Robotics, the county’s 4-H robotics team, will be competing at the state tournament in late January 2016. Members competing at the regional qualifier were Zoe Perkins, Cassie Chesley, Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Carter Abels, coach Randy Berghorst, Alex Dysthe, Quentin Johnson, coach Jason Braucht, Burke Johnson, Ethan Braucht and Leif Tollefson.
Rock’s Robotics will be the first Rock County 4-H robotics team to compete at the First Lego League’s Championships. The event takes place in late January 2016. Earlier this month the 10-member local team participated in the regional FLL qualifying event at Augustana University in Sioux Falls,...
A few weeks ago, I visited the Rock County Board of Commissioners to discuss the DNR’s process for evaluating and deciding the future of the dam at Blue Mounds State Park, which was significantly damaged during the flood of June 2014.  Knowing our local communities have great interest in this issue...
Eight Rock County horses competing at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul Sept. 18-21 are under quarantine as recommended by show officials. The horses may have been exposed to a potentially deadly virus while attending the annual event along with more than 600 other horses. On Friday,...
Luverne senior Jackson Winter pulls away from the pack to win the 100-meter dash during the Section 3A Track and Field Championships Thursday in Luverne.
Six Luverne High School boys earned the right to compete at state during the Section 3A Track and Field Championships Thursday in Luverne. The LHS athletes automatically qualified for the state meet by winning three section championships and placing second in three events at the section level. The...
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  A pair of Luverne High School athletes qualified for state play when the final rounds of the Section 3A Individual Tennis Tournament wrapped up in Redwood Falls May 26. Two LHS doubles teams and one singles player competed in the final rounds of the event. When it was complete, senior Cory Stroeh...

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