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A bulldozer moves sand to form a base for the Chris Martin Ashby Memorial Trail Friday afternoon in preparation for the final asphalt surface.
More than two years after proposing a bike and walking trail in memory of their son Chris, Gene and Barb Ashby saw construction on the 1.5-mile trail east of Luverne begin last week.
Maggie Siebenahler and Pat Saum are working with local families and donors to transform a piece of city-owned property in the northwest part of Luverne into a “Child’s Remembrance Garden.”
Twenty-eight years ago, Pat and Helen
Saturday, July 31, is “Marlene Mann Day” in honor of the Luverne Public School business manager’s 55 years with the district. Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (left) presented Mann with a copy of the proclamation Thursday night, July 22, at her last Luverne School Board meeting.
Luverne School District business manager Marlene Mann attended her last school board meeting Thursday night, July 22, capping a 55-year career.
Grandma Rose’s blueberry dessert finds new life in candle scent created by Vasshaus Candle Company of Luverne. Kaylena Riendeau (center, holding a picture of herself with her grandmother, Rose Marie Stob, entered the candle company’s “Suggest a Scent” contest. Her suggestion was chosen the winner and “Grandma’s Blueberry Dessert” is now generating memories for family members for Riendeau’s mother, Laurie Oppold (left), and aunt, Diane Even.
When Shawna Marshall debuted a public contest this summer for a new candle scent, she got more than she expected from the winning entry.
Dozens of children and adults gather at Hawkinson Park in Luverne Thursday morning, July 22, for the Rock County Library sponsored program “Zoo Man at the Park” with Brent Mielke (top) holding a corn snake for audience members to see and later touch.
Brent Mielke, the area’s “Zoo Man,” resumed his reptile shows this month, stopping in Luverne July 22 to promote the library’s summer reading program.
A bulldozer moves sand to form a base for the Chris Martin Ashby Memorial Trail Friday afternoon in preparation for the final asphalt surface.
Maggie Siebenahler and Pat Saum are working with local families and donors to transform a piece of city-owned property in the northwest part of Luverne into a “Child’s Remembrance Garden.”
Saturday, July 31, is “Marlene Mann Day” in honor of the Luverne Public School business manager’s 55 years with the district. Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (left) presented Mann with a copy of the proclamation Thursday night, July 22, at her last Luverne School Board meeting.
Grandma Rose’s blueberry dessert finds new life in candle scent created by Vasshaus Candle Company of Luverne. Kaylena Riendeau (center, holding a picture of herself with her grandmother, Rose Marie Stob, entered the candle company’s “Suggest a Scent” contest. Her suggestion was chosen the winner and “Grandma’s Blueberry Dessert” is now generating memories for family members for Riendeau’s mother, Laurie Oppold (left), and aunt, Diane Even.
Dozens of children and adults gather at Hawkinson Park in Luverne Thursday morning, July 22, for the Rock County Library sponsored program “Zoo Man at the Park” with Brent Mielke (top) holding a corn snake for audience members to see and later touch.

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The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District will be part of a first-ever Manure Demo Day Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. The day will be broken into two sessions, a morning recertification and an afternoon free session for the public with...
Emma and Ivan Petersen are squirted with water during the Mr. Shark game as they run away from Julia Ferguson (left), Hope Thorson and Anja Jarchow.
The weather turned warm and sunny Thursday afternoon, July 22, for Splish Splash Summer Bash, which filled the Luverne City Park with water games and activities. The Luverne Area Chamber originally set the event for July 8, but rain showers prompted it to be postponed.  
More than 110 students participated in vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church in Luverne July 19-21. The theme was “Mystery Island,” and students grappled with questions like, “Is there only one God?” “Who is he?” “What is he like?” “Does he love me?” “Can I know him?” On Mystery Island,...
Local emergency responders were dispatched to a personal injury crash involving two vehicles and four people on I-90 east of Luverne Monday afternoon.
Local emergency responders were dispatched to a personal injury crash involving two vehicles and four people on I-90 east of Luverne Monday afternoon. The crash at mile marker 13 in the westbound lane was reported shortly after 3 p.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Chevy Suburban,...
A Hills man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital Wednesday, July 21, after colliding with a passenger car at an intersection in Martin Township. Kelly Demuth, 65, was eastbound on 31st Street as a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Richard Teig, 66, of Slayton, was traveling south on 20th...
Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (far right) led a tour of Rock County Commissioners and county staff Tuesday, July 20, as part of the commissioners’ annual road and bridge tour. The group stands on the stage of the new performing arts center on the school campus. The $30 million project enters the...
Sanford Health Systems announced July 22 that it would require all employees, including its Good Samaritan Society locations, to get COVID-19 vaccinations by Nov. 1. Dr. Josh Crabtree, Luverne, said the move was prompted by patient requests and common sense safety considerations. “It’s really...
The Luverne High School cross country team participated in its 13th annual team camp July 21-24. Participants include (front, from left) Tiana Lais, Kayla Bloemendaal, Tenley Nelson, Jenna DeBates, Makena Nelson, Maddy Schepel, Brynn Boyenga, Grace Ingebretsen, Andrea Luitjens, (back) Pierce Cunningham, Levi Gonnerman, Camden Hoven, Zach Brown, Sam Emery, Owen Janiszeski, Sage Viessman, Ryan Fick, Griffen Jarchow, Kaleb Hemme, Ethan Rahm, Leif Engebretsen and Camden Janiszeski.
The Luverne High School cross country team participated in its 13th annual team camp at Newton Hills State Park near Canton, South Dakota, July 21-24. “Running is, believe it or not, probably the smallest part of the camp,” said head coach Pete Janiszeski. “The majority of the time is spent playing...
Activities at the Rock County Fair are well underway Monday with last-minute preparations and pre-fair judging at the fairgrounds in Luverne. The old stone ticket booth on the fairground’s northwest side received a little sprucing up with a new roof and, beginning on Sunday with the Ahrendt...
The Luverne 12U baseball team won the Minnesota Sports Federation Division 12A State Championship in Sartell Sunday. Pictured are (front, from left) Matthew Gangestad, Brody Kopp, Colton Haubrich, Aydon Kopp, Maddox Miller, (back) coach Jon Schomacker, Kelby Schomacker, Ben Hartquist, Josh Stroh,...
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