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Improvements on the wish list at Luverne Public Schools include plans to resurface the grass football field with turf while also replacing the visitors’ bleachers and adding a multi-use storage facility.
At the Cardinal Pride “Generations of Excellence” event Saturday at the LHS performing arts center, audience members viewed what’s next for Luverne Public Schools. Hosted by current school superintendent Craig Oftedahl, the event featured vocal and piano performances by future and past LHS...
Prior to its demolition earlier this month, the Kenneth school was the only two-story, two-room school house left in Minnesota. Due to the school’s deteriorating condition, the Kenneth City Council demolished the building. Left are memories from the 67 years the building served as a school and later as a community center/city hall.
When the Kenneth School was demolished earlier this month, the event evoked memories of better days for the former white two-story, two-room facility. Most memorable was the winding metal fire escape once attached to the northwest corner of the school built in 1901. For those in the Kenneth...
Grants from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation and the Frank Book Trust were used to construct a concrete wheelchair ramp for accessible entrance to Team E’s Fieldhouse & Fitness Center in Hills.
A new wheelchair ramp is finished at Team E’s Fieldhouse & Fitness Center in Hills. The ramp allows easy access to the 24-hour facility for everyone. “The goal for the fitness center is not only for the general public, but also for those with disabilities, which is part of Game Plan 4 Hope’s...
The LHS Alumni Marching Band consisted of 78 members from baton twirlers to color guard to bank members as the last entrants to the 43-unit Cardinal Pride parade Saturday morning. Band members ranged in age from 18 to 92 and from the Class of 1948 to the Class of 2022.
Forty-three entrants traveled down Luverne’s Main Street Saturday morning in honor of the Cardinal Pride weekend. Featured prominently were the LHS school colors of red and white worn both by those in the parade and those watching along the four-block parade route.
This week’s extreme heat is part of a hotter than normal summer that forecasters have been warning of. Monday’s temperatures soared into the 90s with heat indexes nearing 100 degrees, and the heat wave is expected to continue through the rest of the month. With that in mind, local leaders are...
Strong real estate sales in Rock County are driving market values higher in 2023. The higher values are based on sales from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021, in Rock County. There were 185 “arm’s length” parcel sales recorded in the Rock County Land Records Office during that timeframe. Due to the...
A 57-percent increase in their home’s assessed market value for 2023 prompted Greg and Margaret Kuiper of rural Luverne to question the valuation process used in the county at the June 28 Board of Equalization meeting. “There seems to be some discrepancy as a home is appraised or assessed as far as...
A committee of 20 stakeholders will help with long-term facility decisions for the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, and interested members have until Aug. 1 to apply. The H-BC School Board Building and Grounds Committee worked with ATS & R Architects of Minneapolis to evaluate the district...
Hills-Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Todd Holthaus received a “meets expectations” rating from board members this summer. The seven-member board rated Holthaus at 3.40 out of a possible 4.0. The evaluation took place in closed session June 27 with board members presenting results at...
Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg began widening the shoulders last week along County Road 4 east of Luverne from the Rock River bridge to County Road 9 near the radio station. The shoulder work (shown above from Friday) is completed and will be paved in early August during a mill and overlay of County...

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