Luverne

Parker Gehrke
Ten Minnesota youth had the opportunity to participate in a special youth hunt Saturday and Sunday in the Blue Mounds State Park. “Youth can hunt in select state parks and other refuge areas with a parent, guardian or mentor during these annual opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department...
In a rare split vote, the Luverne School Board decided not to continue starting classes before Labor Day. Three of the seven board members supported reapplying for another three-year Flexible Learning Year calendar format. The format allowed Luverne to begin classes before the state-mandated start...
Eric Lammert (left) and Butch Hatting with the city of Luverne help hospice volunteer George Bonnema (behind tree) erect an evergreen tree in the flag park at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street Friday morning as snow begins falling in the area.
Christmas is a joyful time of year, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one, it can also be a difficult and painful holiday. For 20 years Sanford Luverne Hospice has hosted a holiday tree-lighting ceremony to honor and remember loved ones — both living and dead. While hospice sponsors the...
Six remaining members of the Last Man’s Club gather for a toast Wednesday night, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day program at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Warren Herreid II is pictured at the end of the table with Last Man’s Club members (from left) Warren Herreid Sr., LeRoy Luitjens, Helmer Haakenson, Earl Glaser, Bob Anderson and Ray Anderson. There were 24 original members in the Last Man’s Club that formed out of the group of local World War II veterans who regularly met for coffee at Glen’s
Nine members of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 were recognized for 50 or more years of continuous membership during their annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday night, Nov. 11, in Hardwick. Lowell Ahrendt (58 years), Donald Etrheim (58), Harold Etrheim (58), Harold Graphenteen (60),...
Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Carter Moerke (left) and Carter Crowe look at grave markers inside the Hinkly Tomb at the Maplewood Cemetery west of Luverne.
For more than three decades, Luverne’s high school students have boarded school buses and made the short field trip to the Maplewood Cemetery just west of town. The field trip on Monday, Nov. 2, by the ninth-grade class continues an activity begun by retired instructor Katie Hemme. “I thought,...
Theresa Graff (left) is Luverne Education Association’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, and Barb Antoine was named 2016 Friend of Education.
Amidst tears and laughter, Theresa Graff accepted the Luverne Education Association 2016 Teacher of the Year award. LEA annually honors one of its own at a celebration on the Monday of American Education Week. The local honoree will be submitted to the state for their Teacher of the Year program....
Students from six high schools including Luverne formed a 491-member mass choir Monday for the Big South Conference Choral Festival. The students spent the day working with clinicians Bradley Miller and Joseph Osowski (pictured above with piano accompanist Janine Papik) in preparation of an evening concert.
Hundreds of area high school students gathered in Luverne Monday to learn more about and share their love of choral music. This is the second year for the Big South Conference Choral Festival where six of the 13 schools spent the day at Luverne High School in rehearsals with two visiting clinicians...
Rock County law enforcement, ambulance crews and Luverne Fire Department respond to a crash east of Luverne Nov. 3 on County Road 4.
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
For the second time this year, a local business has missed a tax payment resulting in a penalty involving thousands of dollars. Gevo Inc. of Luverne submitted its second half property tax payment to the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office a day after the Oct. 15 deadline. The $209,740 payment...

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