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Lon Remme (left) and Keith Schmuck, both of Luverne, recently participated in the Midwest Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., where the two Vietnam War veterans toured national war memorials including "The Three Soldiers" memorial on the National Mall.
Rock County Vietnam veterans Keith Schmuck and Lon Remme traveled to Washington, D.C, Saturday with Midwest Honor Flight to tour national military memorials in the nation’s capitol. They said it was a meaningful way to reflect back on their military service. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
Students enrolled in Hills-Beaver Creek School District’s Patriot Enrichment Afterschool Care take advantage of mild fall temperatures on the elementary school playground. Pictured from left are Ellie Metzger, Astrid Aanning, Brooks Metzger, Finley Metzger, Sam Aanning and Nora Tatje.
A new after-school enrichment program offers Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary parents safe and consistent after-school care for their children. The fact that kindergarten through fifth-grade students enjoy the program’s activities is a bonus. Eight-year-old Addison Sammons is one of 11 students...
Only one Hills-Beaver Creek School District resident joined current school board members for the levy renewal presentation by Superintendent Todd Holthaus (front, standing) Thursday night, Oct. 7, at the elementary school in Beaver Creek. An additional information session took place Tuesday night at the high school in Hills.
Given sparse attendance at the meetings, voters have few concerns or questions about the H-BC district’s proposed levy referendum renewal. School board, staff and administration hosted information meetings Oct. 7 and Oct. 12 to explain the Nov. 2 special election to renew an existing levy...
The Max Your Community 11-day fund drive kicked off Tuesday, Oct. 5, when Luverne Area Community Foundation director Emily Crabtree hosted morning coffee and after-5 cocktails to share information about the campaign. The groups met at Lincoln Street Warehouse, which Crabtree’s father, John Bowron, renovated for his collector car restoration hobby and rental space business. He bought the building from Big Top Tents and Events, which moved to the former Bomgaars building on West Hatting Street. Before that, G
The Luverne Area Community Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign Nov. 1 through Nov. 11 called “Max Your Community.” The effort picks up where Luverne’s legendary Red Arrow program left off in 2019 when it dissolved after 55 years of collaborative local philanthropy. Red Arrow was launched...
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The Minnesota Veterans Home Luverne is hosting its 25th annual Fall Scarecrow Festival on the boulevards of the front driveway of the facility on North Highway 75 in Luverne. Displays are still going up, each designed and constructed by various departments of the Veterans Home and by community...
Three more lots in the industrial park have been sold for development according to action at Monday’s meeting of the Luverne Economic Development Authority. The board approved the sale of two lots in the Walnut Second Addition to Anthony Graphenteen for storage units and one lot in the Mayes Second...
Motivational speaker Cory Greenwood encouraged students Monday morning at Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary to find someone who would act as a “harness” for the roller coaster emotions of life.
Motivational speaker Cory Greenwood encouraged Hills-Beaver Creek students to write on an index card one thing that gives them pain and discard that pain into a box. Dozens of students rose from the gymnasium bleachers in Hills Monday morning to do just that. The index cards join about 20,000 cards...
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The Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a request by Stephen Aning for a $3,000 residential demolition grant to demolish an old house at 211 South East Park Street. Aning reports the house has a failing roof that has allowed interior water damage, and ceilings and floors are falling...
The Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA Chapter spent Friday, Oct. 8, outdoors for its annual fundraising corn drive. Local farmers donated corn which the FFA’ers either picked up or received delivered at New Vision Co-op Elevator near Hills. The group raised $11,400.
The Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA Chapter spent Friday, Oct. 8, accepting and collecting grain for the group’s annual corn drive. The students raised $11,400. Prior to the drive, the members designated that funds would go to H-BC graduate Preston Wilhelmi of Steen to defray medical expenses....
Trail use on the Luverne Loop has increased by more than 24 percent in the past three years as more phases of the city path are completed and as residents and visitors become more familiar with the trail. Luverne Economic Development Authority Director Holly Sammons shared results from a bicycle...

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