10 years ago (2012)
•Ever since Breanne Hup, Luverne, was a little girl, she has been intrigued by all things African. Last month that intrigue led her on a nine-day mission trip to Zambia, a small country in south-central Africa.
Hup, daughter of Ken Hup, is a registered nurse at Sanford Hospital Luverne.
As part of a 10-member team from the Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, Hup’s mission assignment included teaching hygiene classes at a weeklong Bible camp for 250 young people between the ages of 11 and 27.
The theme of the Bible camp was, “Never the Same Again,” which, Hup said, turned out to be true for her as well as people who came to the camp.
25 years ago (1997)
•The wind chill factor is more than an abstract figure when electricity fails in a blizzard.
About 70 Rock County rural families learned more than they wanted to know about subzero survival skills when they lost power during last weekend’s storm.
Rock County customers of Sioux Valley Southeastern Electric Cooperative were without power from about 11 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday.
With blowing and drifting snow reducing visibility and closing roads, several families were rescued by emergency caravans Friday that took them to Luverne where they could stay with family members or friends in warmer quarters.
50 years ago (1972)
•During 1971, 255 hearings were held in Probate and Juvenile Court in Rock County, Judge Helga Skyberg reported this week. The hearings involved estates, guardianships of minors and incompetents, juveniles, inebriates and mental cases.
Total appraised value of property involved in probate proceedings aggregated $5,306,546.10.
New estates included 25 petitions for general administration, 45 petitions for probate of wills, two for special administration and two for descent or summary distribution, with the total value amounting to $3,726,933.16.
During the year real estate sold through the Court amounted to $249,876.15.
75 years ago (1947)
•Mothers of grade school children at their meeting Tuesday of the “Mothers Club” found a number of things not entirely to their liking and was announced that steps will be taken to improve the situation.
The city street department came in for criticism because officials this year have failed to protect the coasting hill as in the past. No barricades or warning signs have been erected as in other years and the children who use the hill for coasting are risking their lives with passing cars.
The mothers also commented on the fact that this year the city has failed to provide a skating pond for the youngsters. The only entertainment being provided for the youngsters is by the commercial institutions which they can frequent.
The dangerous situation existing at the junction of highways 16 and 75 was discussed. It was reported that several school children have had “close calls” at that corner. The group plans to have a delegation request city officials to provide an officer at that corner, three times a day, to furnish additional protection for the tiny tots using that crossing on their way to and from school.
100 years ago (1922)
•Otto Bierkamp was elected president of the Luverne Commercial club, Harper Shaffer, vice president; F. A. Leicher, secretary; and Wm. Jacobsen, treasurer, for the ensuing year at the annual meeting of the club held Thursday evening of last week.
In addition to the regular board of directors of twenty-five members, an executive committee of five was selected upon whom the responsibility of mapping out the activities of the club will rest. This committee is composed of the president and secretary, F. C. C. Smith, G. A. Hagedorn and J. H. Stewart.
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