Remember When

10 years ago (2010) •Just in time for the summer tourism season, Luverne’s travel and information center is ready for visitors on South Highway 75. Vance and Becky Walgrave gave their business, Those Blasted Things, a makeover with a new façade of rustic cedar, reminiscent of a Black Hills lodge....
10 years ago (2010) •Forty years equals 1,920 weeks, 14,600 days and 322,560 hours. Rewind that many years, weeks, days and hours — the Rock County Highway Department’s building is 5 years old, and its new office manager is Ed Kraayenhof. Back to the present, Kraayenhof is getting ready for his...
10 years ago (2010) •As the maiden voyage of Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota takes off this weekend, it will carry 110 veterans from Rock, Nobles, Pipestone and Murray counties. Honor Flight exists to ensure World War II veterans have a chance to see the national World War II memorial that was...
10 years ago (2010) •A rural Beaver Creek man said he’s grateful to be alive after surviving a grain bin accident Wednesday afternoon. Beaver Creek fire and rescue crews were the first on the scene of the Everett Vande Voort farm where a 911 call from his wife, Jeanette, said he was trapped in the...
10 years ago (2010) •Eleven of the 16 plots in Luverne’s new community garden have been spoken for, and there’s still time for latecomers to get in the game. Community garden volunteers Deb DenHerder and Vicky Henderson attended Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Luverne Economic Development...
10 years ago (2010) •A downtown commercial property will go on the auction block in May after Gabe’s Clothing and Shoes vacates its building. Yvette VanderBrink is serving as the auctioneer for the property, and Bob Cook is the owner seeking to sell it. VanderBrink said the 6,700-square-foot...
10 years ago (2010) •Duane and Mary Pike don’t have business degrees, but they’ve more than paid their dues for college tuition. After 40 years of buying and selling new and used furniture, they’ve learned what sells and what doesn’t. For example, they once found an overstuffed couch on a rummage...
10 years ago (2010) •Alex Miller is helping connect Madagascar with the technology U.S. residents take for granted every day. “The great promise of this technology is that it can be used everywhere to get information to and from persons in need at a very low cost,” Miller said. “These applications...
10 years ago (2010) •In its first year of existence in Luverne, the Backpack Program is meeting hunger head-on outside of the school day. The BackPack Program sends discreet packages of food home with students on Fridays so they can return on Mondays read to learn. Program initiator Carrie Soto...
10 years ago (2000) •An Adrian senior became the school’s ninth state champion during the Minnesota State Class AA Individual Wrestling Tournament staged at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 3-6. Stephen Loosbrock entered the event ranked second at 171 pounds in Class AA. After winning four...

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