A request from a friend back in 1976 led Marilyn Jellema of Hills to a 47-year profession.
Jellema had a desire to stay home with her daughter, Jodi, when friend Nelva Behr asked if she was interested in watching another child.
Behr and her husband, Ron, just had daughter Amy.
“We were blessed with...
Twenty-nine people raised $23,000 for the Luverne Area Community Foundation through the “Reezin’ for Freezin’ Luverne Leap.”
It started as an idea from Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge who has participated in “Polar Plunge” fundraisers through his law enforcement affiliations.
Working with the...
A Honor Roll
Seniors: Anthony Beaner, Olivia Bork, Devon Dysthe, Brayden Metzger, Cody Moser, Amallia Ternus, Leif Tollefson, Joshua Wiersema.
Juniors: Grace Anderson, Sylvia Fick, Taylor Gehrke, Tahliya Kruger, Brynn Rauk, Justin Roelfs, Larissa Steinhoff, Joylynn Taubert.
A Honor Roll
Seniors: Justis Ahrendt, Mariam Alinizi, Abigail Anderson, Ross Bergman, Emma Beyer, Parker Carbonneau, Zachary DeBoer, Marcus Feit, Egypt Forrest, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jacie Graham, Lauren Hansen, Jadyn Hart, Jocelyn Hart, Tori Hemme, Camden Hoven, Camden Janiszeski, Anja...
Luverne finished fourth Saturday at its own speech invitational.
Fifteen teams vied for the team trophies given to small and large schools.
Brandon Valley High School took the small school trophy while Russell-Tyler-Ruthton was the large school team champions.
For Luverne, seven speech team members...
A Minnesota boy makes a new friend in an online game. He thinks it’s a cute girl around his age. After chatting for a while, she sends him a nude photo of herself and asks for one in return. He sends a photo and suddenly his new friend stops being friendly.
She is actually an overseas criminal who...
Almost $187,000 in aggregate taxes was collected from six gravel pit operators in 2022.
The amount, $186,532, is the second-most collected in the past 10 years. The highest, $189,969, from eight operators, was in 2020.
The collected taxes were split four ways.
The county road and bridge fund...
On a split vote, Rock County Commissioners decided on Feb. 7 to assist the city of Luverne with a day care facility.
The commissioners voted 3-2 to give $250,000 toward the estimated $6.3 million remodel of the former Total Card Inc. office building on Roundwind Road.
The county will provide an...
There is demand for 144 owner-occupied homes, 90 more rental units and over 300 affordable senior housing units in Luverne and surrounding area.
That’s according to the latest housing study reviewed Monday at the Luverne Economic Development Authority.
“It’s a snapshot of the city’s housing that we...
Sixteen teams competed for the traveling trophy in the 30th Annual Helgeson Father/Son Pool Tournament Feb. 10 and 11 at Up the Dam Creek Bar in Beaver Creek.
Stan and Ron Jensen defeated tournament hosts Gary and Travis Helgeson in the final round.
Dick Kramer and Brandon Muellenberg defeated...