Remember When

10 years ago (2011) •The Luverne Middle and High School students and staff had the goal of raising $2,000 through the Pennies for Patients program in just one week’s time. The incentive was to gain permission to shave the heads of Ryan Johnson, principal, and Todd Oye, activities director. During...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne School District is among eight districts in southwest Minnesota in line to receive a sizeable technology grant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will award $369,000 in grants to promote distance learning in rural schools. In Luverne that will likely...
10 years ago (2011) •On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Raymond Vogt turned 100 years old. To celebrate, Vogt’s six children and other relatives enjoyed a birthday party on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Mary Jane Brown Home where he lives. “There were a lot of people,” Vogt said. The many attendees represent vast...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne’s Price is Right Night is shaping up to be the social event of the year. The Blue Mound Banquet Center will host the popular game show Friday night, Feb. 7. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the appetizer buffet opens at 7 p.m. for the event, sponsored by the Luverne...
10 years ago (2011) •Urban Planner Michael Schroeder took the stage of the Palace Theatre in Luverne Thursday, Jan. 13, to present possible directions for a commercial revitalization plan. Local leaders have been working with consultants to draw up a plan for Luverne’s future growth. A community...
10 years ago (2011) •On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Rock River Shivers will plunge into the polar-cold Minnesota water, and they are looking forward to “freezen’ for a reason.” That reason is to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Shiver team members Evan Verbrugge, Daryl Fuerstenberg, Dan Nath...
10 years ago (2011) •Terry and Chantel Connell and Roger and Kathy Fick signed papers Tuesday afternoon authorizing the sale of the K&R Auto property to Connell Car Care. The Connells will move their East Main Street business to the South Highway 75 location. “This is exciting,” Terry said. “It...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne High School Band Director Tyler Woods presented information about the summer band trip to Boston to Luverne School Board members at their Dec. 21 meeting. Woods said that the East Coast experience will “allow the band students an opportunity to represent the school and...
10 years ago (2010) •Although counting has been a normal part of her job at the Rock County Courthouse for 26 years, auditor/treasurer Gloria Rolfs has not been counting down the days to her last day in the office. Rolfs and her staff have been busy with elections, tax statements and the 2009 audit...
10 years ago (2010) •Members of the Luverne Economic Development  Authority took a field trip at Luverne’s Midwest Fire business Tuesday morning at the conclusion of their meeting. LEDA assisted Scott and Pam Schneekloth with the relocation and expansion of Midwest Fire. Tuesday’s tour was a follow...

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