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Under Monday’s newly adopted return-to-school plan, Hills-Beaver Creek School Board members recommended face coverings in all the buildings but didn’t mandate mask use. Due to a federal mandate, masks are required to be worn by students and staff in school buses and other district vehicles. The...
At the elementary school, a new retaining wall was installed around the basketball court in preparation for moving an electrical service box away from the building. The gymnasium doors were replaced and a new sidewalk was installed on the north side of the school.
Monday night the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board took their yearly building tour of the elementary school in Beaver Creek and the Hugo Goehle gymnasium and secondary school, both in Hills. The 2021-22 school year begins Sept. 7 in H-BC for middle and high school students and Sept. 8 for elementary...
The Aug. 21 ag appreciation event at Take 16 attracted roughly 650 people, according to organizer Don Dinger. “AG/Farmer Appreciation Day was huge,” he said. “We were so blessed with rain the day before, and then great weather.” Dinger said the event was planned simply to thank farmers for their “...
A fun vehicle for Linda Iverson to complete errands or take a quick drive around Luverne, the Mini Geep has turned a lot of heads as Iverson drives by.
Linda Iverson of Luverne says she wasn’t looking to buying a Mini Geep three years ago — the Geep found her. Her husband, David, entered a moped raffle sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. He had the winning ticket. When the Iversons stopped at Manley Motorsports, they asked owner Jim Vandenberg what...
Luverne City Council members and staff tour the pool and fitness center lounge area on the east side of the building.
Construction is progressing on the city’s $5 million pool and fitness center expansion and remodeling project, which is about 35 percent complete. Luverne City Council members toured the project after their meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 10. The walls and roof are now on the new building addition...
“The Game’s Afoot” opens Friday for seven performances over the next two weekends. Cast members include (from left) Casey McKenzie, Nicole Henrichs, Katie Walgrave, director Carol Ceynowa, Anissa Vis, Shawn Kinsinger, David Vis, DJ Leuthje and Tim Ceynowa.
The “The Game’s Afoot” cast is feeling a little deja vu. The original March 2020 public performances were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. For 18 months, director Carol Ceynowa said the eight veteran actors and actresses kept practicing the murder mystery/comedy by Ken Ludwig using Zoom,...
Hundreds of railcars are stored on railroad tracks between Luverne and Beaver Creek as companies rent rail space for their empty cars from Ellis & Eastern, which leases the 41-mile short-line railroad.
Residents and city leaders in Beaver Creek are questioning the placement of railcars on tracks north of town with openings only at intersections. City council member Pat Bender brought up the issue at Wednesday night’s meeting, asking how long the cars would be there. “If we knew it was short term...
The populations of Luverne and Rock County both grew over the past 10 years, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday. Rock County’s population grew by a slim .02 percent (17 people), from 9,687 in 2010 to the latest count of 9,704 in 2020. Luverne’s population grew by 4 percent, from 4,745...
The coronavirus “incident command team” will reconvene to finalize district COVID-19 protocols as the 2021-22 school year nears. Luverne School Board members reviewed a draft of the protocols at an Aug. 12 workshop. Members David Wrigg and Eric Hartman were not at the meeting. The workshop was an...
Luverne High School varsity wrestling coach Jordan Kopp and assistant coach Lance Ripka met with Luverne School Board members during an Aug. 12 work session. They asked the board to consider a cooperative wrestling agreement with Hills-Beaver Creek High School to bolster team numbers. Kopp said 14...

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