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Remember When March 24, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Luverne seventh-grader Knute Oldre has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2012 Minnesota National Geographic Bee.
Oldre, son of Kyle and Sara Oldre, excelled in the Luverne spelling bee earlier in the school year and now will compete in the geography contest at the state level on March 30 in St. Cloud.
To advance to state competition, he took a qualifying test for the National Geographic Society.
25 years ago (1997)
•Push is coming to shove for the planned hospice cottage to be built near Luverne Community Hospital.
The land is purchased, the architect has been hired and a spring ground breaking is scheduled. The next item on the agenda is the annual Charity Dinner and Auction on April 11 to raise money for the project.
That night will also feature the grand unveiling of the architect’s drawings for the cottage. Baldridge and Associates of Sioux Falls was hired for the architect work. It is the same group that refurbished the Rock County Courthouse several years ago.
The drawings will detail a five-bedroom, one-story, wheelchair-accessible house to be built on the corner of Luverne and Oakley streets.
50 years ago (1972)
•Luverne Senior Co-Captain Dick Iveland received statewide honors last week when he was named to the WCCO 1972 All-State Basketball Team of the Year. Iveland along with 34 other players will be honored with the featured guests at a special dinner at the University of Minnesota on March 25.
75 years ago (1947)
•Jack Kent announced this week that he had contracted to sell the Luverne Recreation Alleys to Elmer Schmuck, farmer living near Luverne. The new owner will take possession about June 1. Mr. Kent, who had owned the alleys the past year, has no definite future plans.
100 years ago (1922)
•Two new entries were made in the political arena the past week, when A. S. Hoime, of Springwater township, and Julius Stoterau, of Beaver Creek township, filed as candidates for the office of the county commissioner from the Second district, comprising the townships of Beaver Creek and Springwater. Mr. Hoime filed Wednesday of last week, and Mr. Stoterau filed Tuesday of this week.
O. I. Godfrey, of Beaver Creek, the present commissioner from this district, announced some time ago that he intends to file for re-election, and the two filings above mentioned therefore make certain a contest in the primary election. It has been known for several months that Mr. Stoterau has had an ambition to represent his district as a commissioner, and as he has been prominently identified with the affairs of his township for a number of years, is well known to the voters.
Mr. Hoime is one of Springwater’s best known and most progressive farmers, and his entrance in the contest is said to be due to the insistence of many friends, who contend that if a change is to be made in the commissionership, it should go to a Springwater man.

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