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To the Editor: The American Red Cross blood drive is coming to Luverne and is excited to introduce Rapid Pass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. Rapid Pass enables the donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy...
After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular...
A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota was recently awarded a $250 grant from the Shopko Foundation to help fund the organization’s 2016 volunteer appreciation meal. Pictured above is Jeanne Vande Hoef from the Luverne Shopko store presenting the check to Norma Brands, Rock County Coordinator for A.C.E.
Seniors Sandra Renken (left) and Brandon Oakley pull weeds in Sanford Luverne’s Healing Garden.
Luverne High School’s Class of 2016 spent Friday morning completing community service projects. Each of the 91 seniors chose to pull weeds, paint, move materials, wash windows or scrub fire trucks. Senior Service Day replaces the traditional Senior Skip Day in Luverne. Once the seniors finished the...
If I happened to be in the business of nicknaming the months, this April would be "Average April." Overall, April temperatures varied little, with average highs just slightly below normal and average lows a few degrees above normal. Even the extremes for the month were not that extreme, with the...
What a way to end 2015! The heavy snows of November quickly melted away due to extremely warm temperatures in December — particularly in the first half of the month.  Those living on gravel roads or having to travel on gravel roads may have decided the 4-wheel drive was necessary — not due to snow...
Autumn 2015 will likely go down as one of the Top 10 warmest on record.  Comparing Sioux Falls' climatology records, the warmest autumn was in 1963 when temperatures averaged 53.87 degrees. The Top 10 is rounded out with No. 10 coming in at 51.57 degrees set in 2005.  Luverne's 2015 Autumn...
I'm not sure anyone could ask for a more beautiful autumn than what we have seen so far.  The warm temperatures in particular have been at the forefront of many a conversation on the weather recently.  Overall, October average temperatures soared 5 degrees above normal with both highs and lows...
  The Luverne Elementary School, along with the Child Guide Program, is seeking mentors for its lunchtime reading mentorship program called Bookin’ Buddies. Mentors talk, read and share 30 minutes of their time with a second-grade student from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday during the school...
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