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  • October 26, 2015
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 26, 2015
    Owners involved in Skattum’s Confinement Systems and Superior Buildings Inc. Luverne, announced last week an agreement to sell their businesses. In a letter to customers and friends dated Oct. 20, owners Tom Skattum and Steve Steffl announced both businesses will be sold to Son-D-Farms, Adrian, owned by the Bullerman family, Reed Skattum’s in-laws. The letter explained that Tom’s grandson, Reed…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    A record number of students and staff at Luverne Public Schools will receive the influenza vaccine to combat the upcoming 2015-16 flu season. Sanford Clinic Luverne personnel gave more than 600 shots in the makeshift clinic Friday in the Luverne Elementary gymnasium. Another clinic for immunizations by nasal mist is planned for late November and early December for another 200 individuals. “It’s…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    Engineer technician Lance Wheeler began work at the Rock County Land Management Office in late September and has tackled more than 100 applications for flood repairs and new conservation projects in Rock County. A May graduate of the range sciences program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, Wheeler grew up in a rural neighborhood near Madison, South Dakota. His love of the outdoors…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    For more than five decades, the Luverne FFA Chapter has conducted an annual corn drive, where student members request donations of corn from farmers. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students from the now Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter hauled grain donations from fields to sell at local elevators. “The FFA members brought in 1,687 bushels of corn and individuals donated $500 total,” said FFA adviser Dennis…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 26, 2015
    Sealed bids were opened Oct. 20 for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike bath, and Henning Construction, Adrian, submitted the low bid of $439,694.50. The only other bid was from Duininck Inc., Prinsburg, for $597,223.60. City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to award the bid to Henning for Phase 1 of the Loop. This portion of the trail will start at the pond behind the…
  • October 26, 2015
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    Luverne Public School District officials are seeking to renew one of two operating levy referendums set to expire at the end of this year. To help voters understand the levy’s impact on the district for the past 10 years, school officials will conduct a public meeting tonight (Oct. 29) at the elementary school commons. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Currently, the existing levy generates $763.…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    Ten years after setting Rock County’s highest average corn yield, area producers are confident the record will be broken once the 2015 growing season is wrapped up. How much the average could be raised is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, local farmers have enjoyed 24 days of rain-free weather from Sept. 29 to Friday, when .89 inches was recorded. It has been those timely rains throughout the 2015…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 26, 2015
    The Luverne High School marching band members are finished with fall competition, and director Richard Owen is reflecting on what he considers a successful season. “As a director it seemed to me that this season went really fast,” said Owen, who was in charge of 54 band students. There are 19 woodwinds, 17 brass, nine battery percussion and nine pit percussion. That’s not counting the 19 color…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 26, 2015
    Luverne High School students will perform their annual fall play — about a play being conducted in a high school auditorium — in the Luverne High School auditorium next week. “Paranormal High School,” written by Andrew Ross, is set in Bram Stoker High School, home of the Fighting Tarantulas. Its drama class wants to perform William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” and as the students begin rehearsals,…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 20, 2015
    Tucked inside a spare bedroom in Bruce “Buzz” Anderson’s Eagan home is a little remembrance of growing up in Hardwick during the 1950s and ’60s. Resting on top of a 4-by 8-foot antique table, the miniature town started with an N-scale train 18 months ago. “It sounds like a real diesel engine,” he said of the 1:160th scale locomotive. The sound reminds the Luverne Class of 1966 graduate of when he…
  • October 20, 2015
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 20, 2015
    Photographs from veterans and their families have been submitted from Luverne and throughout the United States to be displayed at the Carnegie Cultural Center during the month of October for the first-ever Veteran Photo Show.  The show was developed to complement military photographer Stacy Pearsall’s Oct. 2 program, “Combat from Behind the Camera.” As part of her Veterans Portrait Project,…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 20, 2015
    Three Enel Green Power employees spent Friday morning, Oct. 16, sprucing up areas around the city of Hardwick. “Green Up Our Community Day” is a companywide effort to help clean up communities where Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) has its offices and where renewable energy plants are based. Enel Green Power operates Prairie Rose Wind Farm and has offices in Hardwick. Site manager Tony…
  • October 20, 2015
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