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Four Hills-Beaver Creek students were recognized recently for their creative writing skills. Sponsored through the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative based in Marshall, the 2021 Creative Writing Contest drew 162 entries from 110 students in grades three through twelve. Students could enter...
Luverne Elementary counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins reached a career milestone recently when the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) designated Luverne Elementary School as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). RAMP recognizes schools committed to delivering an exemplary school...
Seniors (from left) Cassie Flanagan, Trinity Carlson and Crystal Sayavong pick up trash at The Lake.
As a thank you to the Luverne community for its years of school support, the 90 seniors at Luverne High School spent Friday morning lending a hand at several public parks and nonprofit organizations for their annual senior service day. After a morning of service work, the students met for a picnic...
The Luverne City Council approved a $6.36 million reserve capacity agreement with Missouri River Energy Services for the 3,500 KW diesel-powered generator in the power plant building. The 1967 generator has been in the power plant and under an reserve capacity agreement for many years, and...
Members of the Rock County DFL organization worked along I-90 near Luverne Thursday, May 6, on their Adopt a Highway service project. From left are Beryl Haugen, Carol McDonald, Val Saarloos, Carol Serie, Lona Klosterbuer, Suanne Ohme, Keith Erickson, Al Stoakes, Ruth Stoakes, Greg Antoine, Pat...
A section of the Luverne High School choir practices for Friday’s in-person concert last week with choir instructor Seana Graber (in front, facing camera). Although Friday’s event has limited spectators, it will be the first time the students will perform as a group in more than a year.
In-person choral and instrumental concerts return to Luverne Middle-High School Friday for the first time in more than a year. For the sixth-grade band students, the 6 p.m. concert will be their first concert together as a group. Joining them will be the seventh- and eighth-grade band and sixth-...
Parent organizers for Saturday’s Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary School junior-senior prom plan to conduct this year’s event outside at SpringBrooke Events, Golf & Grill in Beaver Creek. The public may attend and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and practice social distance on the golf course....
Luverne City Council members took action last week to modify tax increment financing for the former Sharkee’s property on South Highway 75. The city originally purchased the property and prepared the lot in 2016 for an unknown future development. With Towne Square Apartments coming soon, the city...
An indoor mask-wearing mandate will end by July 1, and restrictions on businesses and social gatherings will end May 28 under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz announced last week. As of Friday there are no longer caps on capacity of gatherings for outdoor entertainment venues. “We know that outdoor...
Fourth-graders (from left) Nolan Dekam, Allison Beyer, Summer Mollberg, Ty Kopp, Will Gehrke, Makenzie Smith, Gracyn Woodley and Naima French learn about ATV safety from FFA’ers (from left) Chris Aning, Harrison Uithoven, and Lucas Hansen
Luverne High School FFA students hosted Farm Safety Day presentations Monday for Luverne Elementary fourth-grade classes. More than a dozen stations were set up along the gravel road west of the elementary school leading to the ball diamonds to show the operations and potential hazards of farm...

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