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Main Street Financial Services has become an example of what Luverne’s Historic Façade Improvement program can do for businesses and the overall look of the community. “We have a vision to restore the historical charm of buildings and structures on Main Street,” said Holly Sammons, Luverne Economic...
Tenlee Pick (left) and Mallorie Edstrom read a story about the gingerbread man during Discovery Time’s Wednesday afternoon class. The class, now offered two days a week, will expand to three days per week after a $37,500 state grant is fully implemented.
Approval of a recent Early Learning Scholarship will expand and improve early childhood learning opportunities in the Luverne School District. The $37,500 scholarship through the Minnesota Department of Education expands the School Readiness and Discovery Time programs. Some of the new services...
Local fans of the late Luverne author Fred Manfred may want to take note of Hollywood’s Jan. 8 release of “The Revenant.” The film depicts the tale of legendary fur trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who survived being mauled by a bear in 1823 in South Dakota. His...
Local emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle crash on County Road 4 Monday morning 1 1/2 miles west of Luverne. According to the report from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Bradley Sowles, Luverne, suffered non-life threatening injuries when he lost control of his 2006 Chevy...
The Luverne High School choir sings, "Baby Born in Bethlehem," by Victor C. Johnson.
Luverne Middle and High School students presented their combined Winter Concert Friday night in the Luverne High School gym. Seana Graber is the choral director for the students in grades 6-12, and the concert was accompanied by Dolly Taubert, Janine Papik and Emma Verbrugge. The final number of...
Mary Jane Brown Home resident Dorothy Williamson (left) shares a laugh with Jenna Schelhaas during one of Schelhaas’ Sunday night Senior Book Club sessions in Luverne.
A trip to Washington, D.C., for last summer’s national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America conference inspired Jenna Schelhaas, a current senior at Luverne High School, to start a project that would make a positive impact on someone’s life. What the 18-year-old didn’t know was how...
Project disk awards were also presented to individual 4-H members at the annual Rock County 4-H Achievement and Recognition program Nov. 7. These disks are given in each of the project areas based on the project records that the youth complete and submit for judging. A group of adult and youth...
Fifteen grade seven and older 4-H’ers receive Fab 15 awards. They are (front, left) Andrea Severtson, Moriah Flanagan, Hannah Kruse, Joni Vander Beek, Kristopher Severtson, (back row) Matthew Raak, Ryleigh Beers, Erica Lysne, Trevor Mente, Christian Kruse, Dylan Mente and Andrew Raak. Missing are Michael Kinsinger, McKenna Westphal and Joanna Westphal.
“Oh! The places you’ll go in 4-H!” was the theme of the 2015 Awards and Recognition Night for Rock County 4-H Nov. 7 at the Luverne Elementary School commons. About 165 members, parents, leaders and sponsors were on hand to congratulate the recipients. The Rock County 4-H Ambassadors were the hosts...
Luverne native Ruth Brown received notification a flag will be flown Saturday in honor of her late father, Howard Iveland.
For decades, Dec. 19 had special significance to the late Howard Iveland. Ruth Brown, one of eight Iveland children, recalls her dad waking up each Dec. 19 and raising the American flag in front of their Luverne home. He would then recite the number of years since he was in a World War II German...

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