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Brynn Bakken
The Worthington Trojan Relays took place Tuesday afternoon at Worthington High School. Sixteen teams attended the meet, and they were split into two classes based on school size.
Mary Opitz (left), a Luverne High School senior, talks about her handmade jewelry business, aurora + grace, with Nancy Siebenahler of Pipestone.
Luverne High School junior Kamryn Van Batavia merged her love of arts and crafts into a business.
Don Bryan began a career in banking in 1975, first at Hardwick State Bank and then through the merger with Security Savings Bank in Luverne. At age 75, Bryan celebrates his retirement with an open house at the Luverne bank on Tuesday.
A farm loan brought Hardwick’s Don Bryan into the banking business in 1975, and after 47 years in banking, he is retiring from the industry.
Hills-Beaver Creek K-12 media paraprofessional Lexi Moore (center) shows Racely Haines a book she could purchase with $20 given to her by the school through a state grant program. Other students looking to purchase books for summer reading Thursday afternoon, May 19, include Ruby Mitchell (left) and Chris Sheppard.
Each Hills-Beaver Creek kindergartner through eighth-grader received $20 last week to buy a book to read this summer. The H-BC School District applied for a state grant and allocated $4,500 to promote summer reading.
Hinkly family descendent Jim Kaiser holds a family tree illustration of people interred (or to be interred) in the Hinkly Mausoleum.
A restoration crew from Rochester has been working on the 120-year-old Hinkly family mausoleum at Maplewood Cemetery, and it’s been completed in time for Memorial Day visitors Monday.
Luverne City Council members took a field trip Tuesday night to tour the power plant where electric utility supervisor Brian Remme updated them on the $11 million generation upgrades.
Brynn Bakken
Mary Opitz (left), a Luverne High School senior, talks about her handmade jewelry business, aurora + grace, with Nancy Siebenahler of Pipestone.
Don Bryan began a career in banking in 1975, first at Hardwick State Bank and then through the merger with Security Savings Bank in Luverne. At age 75, Bryan celebrates his retirement with an open house at the Luverne bank on Tuesday.
Hills-Beaver Creek K-12 media paraprofessional Lexi Moore (center) shows Racely Haines a book she could purchase with $20 given to her by the school through a state grant program. Other students looking to purchase books for summer reading Thursday afternoon, May 19, include Ruby Mitchell (left) and Chris Sheppard.
Hinkly family descendent Jim Kaiser holds a family tree illustration of people interred (or to be interred) in the Hinkly Mausoleum.

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Brynn Bakken
The Worthington Trojan Relays took place Tuesday afternoon at Worthington High School. Sixteen teams attended the meet, and they were split into two classes based on school size. The Patriot girls finished fourth in Class A (smaller schools) with 202.5 points while the boys were able to come away...
The H-BC track and field teams traveled to Mountain Lake Thursday to compete in the Red Rock Conference track meet. The girls placed third in the conference while the boys placed fourth. “We had a lot of individual success today,” said coach Rex Metzger. “As a team, our goal was to finish in the...
Volunteers and staff with Second Mile Bicycles along with Luverne Chamber Board members celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting and open house Friday afternoon at the bike shop location in the ATLAS Ministries and Redeemed Remnants building. Pictured are (from left) Becky Walgrave, Bob Junak, Betty Mann, Jean Staeffler, Fey Rodriguez, Greg Hoogeveen, Deb Boomgaarden, Loree Ness, Michael Blank, Lynette Ossefoort, Cris Oeltjenbruns and Faye Bremer.
Just in time for summer biking season, Second Mile Bicycles is officially open for business in the ATLAS Ministries and Redeemed Remnants building on Maple Street in Luverne. Based on Jesus’ motion in Matthew 5:41 to “go the extra mile” with people in need, Second Mile Bicycles is a repair center...
Mary Opitz (left), a Luverne High School senior, talks about her handmade jewelry business, aurora + grace, with Nancy Siebenahler of Pipestone.
Luverne High School junior Kamryn Van Batavia merged her love of arts and crafts into a business. On May 18, Van Batavia publicly debuted her business, k.lee company, at the CEO Trade Show at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone along with 16 other students from six area schools selected for the...
Don Bryan began a career in banking in 1975, first at Hardwick State Bank and then through the merger with Security Savings Bank in Luverne. At age 75, Bryan celebrates his retirement with an open house at the Luverne bank on Tuesday.
A farm loan brought Hardwick’s Don Bryan into the banking business in 1975, and after 47 years in banking, he is retiring from the industry. On Tuesday, May 31, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Security Savings Bank in Luverne will host a retirement party in Bryan’s honor. “It has truly been an honor and...
Hills-Beaver Creek K-12 media paraprofessional Lexi Moore (center) shows Racely Haines a book she could purchase with $20 given to her by the school through a state grant program. Other students looking to purchase books for summer reading Thursday afternoon, May 19, include Ruby Mitchell (left) and Chris Sheppard.
Each Hills-Beaver Creek kindergartner through eighth-grader received $20 last week to buy a book to read this summer. The H-BC School District applied for a state grant and allocated $4,500 to promote summer reading. “Our expectations were exceeded by the responses we received from students,” said...
Hinkly family descendent Jim Kaiser holds a family tree illustration of people interred (or to be interred) in the Hinkly Mausoleum.
A restoration crew from Rochester has been working on the 120-year-old Hinkly family mausoleum at Maplewood Cemetery, and it’s been completed in time for Memorial Day visitors Monday. The structure, made of Sioux quartzite, was falling into disrepair, and Vance Walgrave, Luverne, worked with Hinkly...
Luverne City Council members took a field trip Tuesday night to tour the power plant where electric utility supervisor Brian Remme updated them on the $11 million generation upgrades. They include modernized east substation and associated switchgear, a new control building, two new 3-megawatt...
Those interested in filing for public office have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, to throw their hats in the ring for offices up for election in November. This filing period is for federal, state, county, city of Luverne and judicial offices. According to Rock County Auditor Ashly Kurtz, all city and...
Lutheran Social Services staff and volunteers (from left) Julie Klein, Sandy Loose and Sheryl and John Heronimus fill and deliver plates to tables Monday. Senior dining moved to its new location Monday. In the background, cook Jeanne Vande Hoef preps Tuesday’s meals.
Staff and volunteers with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) prepared and served their first noon meal in their new location at the Generations Events Center Monday. Shortly after Friday’s meal service finished, Generations staff and volunteers packed up the kitchen items from the former Senior Dining...
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