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Former school principal Jim Harner celebrated his 50th year as a member of the Luverne Rotary club on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He joins two other 50-year members who have attained Rotary’s golden anniversary status: Walter Tofteland and George McDonald. Jim was proposed for membership by the late...
Christian Jepperson, a Brandon Valley High School senior, is among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship program. He is now eligible for the finalist portion of the program, where 7,500 students will be selected as finalists next spring. The ranking is based on...
Eileen Henning
Henning honored as Sanford Employee of Year Eileen Henning of Adrian was recently honored as the 2021 Eide Bailly Business Employee of the Year for her work with Sanford Health. She’s worked for Sanford for 41 years and is currently a senior insurance representative at Sanford Luverne Medical...
Burke Johnson
Luverne senior named ‘commended student’ Burke Johnson, a senior at Luverne High School, was named a “Commended Student” for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. LHS Principal Ryan Johnson presented Johnson with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC...
Local students participate in FFA Greenhand, officer activities The Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter participated in the Region 6 FFA Greenhand and Chapter Officer Day at Windom on Sept. 29.  First-year members, known as Greenhands, participated in mini-contests, learned about FFA and listened to...
Fodness earns 10th place at champ show   Mavis Fodness of Hardwick competed at the 2021 Western Saddle Club Association Championship Show Sept. 23-26 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Fodness qualified for the champ show in western showmanship, western pleasure and western...
Magnolia student selected for builders’ program Sara Knips, a sophomore management major from Magnolia, is among 35 students selected for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Clifton Builders program.  The program aims to help Nebraska, the nation and the world identify the next generation of high-...
Suzie Walgrave
Graber graduates from Marine Corps Private First Class Mitchell Graber graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, on Friday, Aug. 20. PFC Graber is continuing his training at the School of Infantry, which will be followed by schooling for his Military Occupational Specialty...
Stratton earns degree at DSU Logan Stratton, Luverne, received a Master of Science in Computer Science – Cyber degree following the Spring 2021 semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.
U of M Duluth releases dean’s list Two local students were named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Spring 2021 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients were Mark Robinson, a senior working toward a Bachelor of Science in stats and actuarial...

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