Jamie Rotert (left), Salem, South Dakota, finishes tuck-pointing with David Niessink last week. The duo placed stone caps on the brickwork before replacing the cast iron bell on top. The bell was originally refurbished and painted as a project by Luverne High School’s Class of 1972.

Bell pedestal receives needed facelift

More than 40 years after it was placed in front of Luverne High School, the cast iron bell pedestal received a needed facelift last week.

Since 1972 the pedestal has battled various weather elements while on display near the school’s flagpole. Time had worn away some of the mortar, and the wooden platform was rotting.


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