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Remember When Jan. 26, 2023

10 years ago (2013)
•Northwestern College senior Kelby Robinson is on a mission — a music mission. Robinson and fellow college band members are traveling to Cuba in February with the goal of bringing the Christian gospel message to musicians there. Band members are also collecting musical instruments in good working order to bring along with them. Robinson is an elementary education and music student at Northwestern, which is located in Orange City, Iowa. “Music is the universal language,” she said. “Our goal is to bring a message of encouragement through music.”
25 years ago (1998)
•When Natalie Hubbling stormed into the Luverne girls’ basketball program as a sophomore in 1995, all early indications pointed to a bright future for Cardinal hoops.
In a Nov. 28 home loss to then District 8 favorite Fulda to start the 1995-96 campaign, Hubbling, making her first varsity start, poured in 24 points while making 10 of 18 shots from the floor.
That game ignited an individual career that has flourished for the 5-11 LHS post. Along with leading the Cardinals in scoring as a sophomore and junior, Hubbling was the top scorer in the Southwest Conference both seasons and has become the focal point of a Luverne team that has emerged as one of southwest Minnesota’s best squads this season and last.
During Friday’s home tilt with Marshall, Hubbling’s three-year basketball career reached a milestone never before seen in the LHS girls’ program. With 2:52 left in the third quarter, Hubbling drained a field goal that pushed her past the 1,000-point plateau.
50 years ago (1973)
•Improved lighting along South Kniss avenue (U.S. 75) from Hatting Street south to the I-90 turnoff is scheduled for this summer, City Administrative Assistant Richard Kirkham announced.
Two of the lights will be on U.S. 75 at the I-90 entrances and exits. These will be erected by the city, but the cost of both the lights and the installation will be borne by the Minnesota Highway Department.
A light at the intersection of U.S. 75 and Koehn street (between the two service stations near the I-90 exit) will be paid for in part by the state.
The other lights along the rest of the highway north to Hatting Street, will be paid for by the city. The exact number has not been fully determined, but there could be about 16 in all, Kirkham said.
75 years ago (1948)
•Increased rates for telephone service went into effect here with the January 15 billings. The increases are in accordance with the Railroad and Warehouse commission’s order of December 3, 1947, approving the increase.
The following monthly rates are now in effect:
One party residence, $2.75; two-party residence, $2.25; one party business, $5.00; two party business, $4.25; rural residence, $2.25; rural business, $2.75. In addition, there is a 15 per cent federal tax.
100 years ago (1923)
•The prompt organization of a night school in Luverne was definitely decided upon at the mass meeting held Monday evening at the high school auditorium.
Reports of the committee which had been appointed a few weeks ago to investigate the advisability of arranging for a night school had indicated that there were a sufficient number of people in Luverne and vicinity who desired to pursue farther their education in the elementary studies and would gladly take advantage of the opportunity to attend a night school, and there were enough of these present Monday evening to substantiate this contention.
For this reason, the school board felt warranted in taking the necessary stops to establish such an institution, and the vote of those present at the meeting approved this action. It has been decided to hold a session on two evenings of the week. Mondays and Thursdays were selected as such and the hours from seven to nine o’clock, during a period of eight weeks.

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