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Remember When June 16, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Luverne First Presbyterian Church congregation members celebrated a mortgage burning Sunday to mark the last payment on their building improvement loan. In 2000 the church completed a major renovation and expansion project that completely turned the sanctuary to face the opposite direction. The project, which cost roughly $1.5 million, was covered by three loans through church organizations. The final payment on the final loan was made earlier this year — 10 years ahead of schedule.
25 years ago (1997)
•Luverne High School is in the process of replacing a head boys’ basketball coach for the fourth time this decade.
At Thursday’s meeting, District 2184 School Board members accepted the resignation tendered by Bob Churchill, who was a social studies instructor and basketball coach for the past three years. Churchill will move to Owatonna, where he will be the head basketball coach and continue to teach social studies.
50 years ago (1972)
•One century ago, a group of Norwegian pioneer settlers organized the Blue Mound Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rock County at the home of Ole Nilson, northeast of Luverne.
This coming Sunday, the founding of the Blue Mound Lutheran Church will be commemorated with a special centennial worship service at 10 a.m., a fellowship dinner at noon of members, former members and friends, to be followed with a commemorative anniversary program at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. James M. Florence, Kenneth, is the present pastor. Guest pastor for the worship service will be the Reverend Dr. Edward A. Hansen, president of the Southwestern Minnesota District of The American Lutheran Church.
75 years ago (1947)
•A new sporting goods store will be opened here Saturday by Carstens Brothers.
Located in the Carstens building in the place formerly occupied by the Mari-Posa beauty shop, the store will deal exclusively in sporting goods of all kinds.
The location gives the owners a floor area 16 by 40 feet. Installation of new shelving, show cases and cabinets is being completed this week. Glass is used in shelving, and indirect lighting over the shelf and cabinet displays gives the new store a distinctive, modern appearance.
100 years ago (1922)
•Next Wednesday, June 21st, will be Community Sales day in Luverne and on that day virtually unlimited opportunities to purchase seasonable goods at greatly reduced prices will be offered.
Forty-six of the business concerns of the city have joined in making this the second monthly bargain day to be held this spring, one that should draw buyers from a considerable distance.

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