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Remember When April 7, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Luverne Public school parents, students and staff will soon have the opportunity to express their opinion of the flexible learning year (FLY) calendar.
Superintendent Gary Fisher said an on-line survey will be made available near the end of April so the district can determine what the community thinks about the FLY.
The survey is shorter than the previous one and the results are not sent into the local school but are tabulated at Southwest State University.
The three-year FLY option was first offered to Minnesota schools in 2010. The option overrules a state law prohibiting schools from starting before Labor Day in Minnesota.
25 years ago (1997)
•The Luverne Community Hospital board met in special session Wednesday afternoon with “economic reductions” as their only agenda item.
According to Hospital Administrator Gerald Carl, the total hospital budget is in the red by about $148,000. To make matters worse, the board had forecast a positive figure of $40,525 by the end of the first quarter.
What it adds up to is about $188,253 variance in the budget, which led to Wednesday’s board action.
50 years ago (1972)
•Luverne’s High School’s Swing Band will present a free concert open to the public on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Under the direction of Scott Shelsta, the group will perform a collection of nostalgic big-band sounds as well as a few more up-to-date selections arranged in the jazz band style.
The program will open with a Jocoby-Hoyt Jones number titled, “Jacob Jones.” This selection will feature senior John Ford on trumpet with Mary Kontz adding an incidental solo.
75 years ago (1947)
•Carol Corwin, 14, is Rock county’s new spelling champion. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Corwin, who reside north of Luverne, and attends school in district No. 11, taught by Mrs. Ethel Remme.
While the contest started at 1:30 p.m., it was not until 4:30 p.m. that the last of the 21 contestants was eliminated. And to win the championship, Carol had to spell-down last year’s champion, Eunice Hoime, of district No. 56, who won runner up honors. Third place winner was Joan Hagedorn, of district No. 48. All three were in the race for quite some time after the others were eliminated. All three also participated in the written as well as oral contests. In all, 21 grade school pupils participated in the event.
100 years ago (1922)
•H. C. Bell was re-elected superintendent of the Luverne public schools for the coming year, at a meeting of the board of education held Monday evening.
With the close of the present school year, Mr. Bell will have served eleven years as superintendent of the Luverne schools, and the re-election tendered him therefore for the twelfth year.
All the present teachers were also tendered re-election to their present positions for the coming year, and they are to notify Supt. Bell whether they wish to return the coming year by the 13th of the month. It is known, however that quite a number will not return.

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