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2023

  • November 26, 2023
    Thanksgiving dinner won’t take as much of a toll on budgets this year compared to 2022, but the meal still reflects historically high costs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 38th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic holiday feast for 10, which is $61.17 or less than $6.20 per person.  This is a 4.5 percent decrease from last year’s record-high…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 26, 2023
    Rock County 4-H’ers gathered for the year-end awards and recognition program titled “4-H’ers Have S’more Fun” Nov. 4 at Generations Events in Luverne. The potluck event was attended by 116 members, parents, leaders and sponsors. Project, club and individual awards were handed out in recognition of both 4-H’ers and adults.   Federation sworn in Interim Extension educator Michele Kruse…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 15, 2023
    Members of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 received a standing ovation Monday afternoon when they were named 2024 Friends of Education by the Luverne Education Association (LEA). The award kicked off American Education Week when current and former teachers gathered to celebrate in the Luverne Middle-High School commons. Post commander Kyle Oldre explained that Legion membership is…
  • November 15, 2023
    Luverne Elementary students showed their appreciation to local veterans Friday morning during a Veterans Day coffee event. While munching on school-made cinnamon rolls, the discharged and current soldiers shared stories with students, who gave the veterans drawings and cards in thanks for their military service. The two-hour event was hosted by the elementary student council.
  • November 08, 2023
    Veterans Day is observed annually on Nov. 11, regardless of which day of the week it falls on. This year Veterans Day is on Saturday, Nov. 11.   It’s a holiday honoring all service members.   Nov. 11, 1918, was considered the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars,” and was called Armistice Day. World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, but…
  • November 08, 2023
    The Rock County DFL completed an Adopt a Highway service project on I-90 Wednesday, Oct. 25. Pictured are (from left) Carol McDonald, Lona Klosterbuer, Suanne Ohme, Rhonna Jarchow, Rich Morgan, Shirley Klosterbuer, Carol Morgan, Connie Connell, Larry Nelson, Carol Serie, Dave Svingen, and Keith Erickson. Not pictured is Carol Svingen.  
  • November 08, 2023
    Bridal shower A come-and-go bridal shower for Alyssa Fick, bride-to-be of Micah Holtz, will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, 705 S. Sioux Blvd., Brandon, SD.   Card Shower Clarence (Harky) Hargesheimer will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 9. Greetings may be sent to 621 W. Warren Street, Luverne, MN 56156.
  • November 08, 2023
    LSS meals at Generations   Monday, Nov. 13: Chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, bread, fresh fruit. Tuesday, Nov. 14: Chicken noodle casserole, broccoli, cinnamon baked apple slices, dinner roll. Wednesday, Nov. 15: Meatloaf, baked potato with sour cream, green beans, bread, dessert.  Thursday, Nov. 16: Baked fish with tartar sauce, rice pilaf, California…
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    November 08, 2023
    The Luverne Area Chamber annual Trunk ’n Treat moved indoors to the hallways of Luverne Middle School-High School on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Nearly 50 Trunk ’n Treat displays by businesses and organizations lined the hallways while more than 1,000 costumed trick-or-treaters visited each one to exchange greetings and collect candy. “With the number of parents and grandparents and others involved, I am…
  • November 01, 2023
    Students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary celebrate the more winter-like temperatures outside with inside activities in the school gymnasium Friday afternoon. The elementary and secondary student councils hosted the annual Fall Festival, two hours of fun where students collect candy, tattoos and prizes. The various grade levels rotated through eight fall festival stations including an obstacle…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 01, 2023
    Again this year, nine Luverne High School seniors are building a house through the school’s Today and Tomorrow’s Tradesmen program. This year’s house, a two-bedroom, two-bath ranch-style home, is located on North Spring Street. Unlike last year’s home remodel, this year’s project is a new build, with students constructing the entire single-story home with an attached two-stall garage. The…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 01, 2023
    Lawful gambling is now regulated in the city of Hills due to a newly adopted ordinance. City council members adopted the lawful gambling ordinance Oct. 10. “The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate lawful gambling within the city of Hills, to prevent its commercialization, to ensure the integrity of operations, and provide use of net profits only for lawful purposes,” the ordinance read.…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 01, 2023
    Workers with McGill Restoration of Omaha, Nebraska, are deconstructing the terrace at the Veterans Memorial Building on the Rock County Courthouse grounds. The $890,000 project will seal out water that has been seeping into the underground hallways between the memorial building and the courthouse basement. A new terrace deck will direct water away from the foundation, and a portion of the…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 25, 2023
    Trunk ’N Treat returns to Luverne for Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, when businesses, families and organizations set up displays and greet local trick-or-treaters. The event will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the elementary school bus lot. This is the 11th annual Trunk ’N Treat and the second year it’s been at the school after nine years on Main Street, according to Luverne Area Chamber Director…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    October 18, 2023
    Beaver Creek City Council members learned Wednesday night that the community’s drinking water is clean and relatively well protected against contaminants. That’s according to Amanda Strommer with the Minnesota Department of Health. She updated council members at their Oct. 11 meeting on Beaver Creek’s wellhead protection plan, something the MDH updates every 10 years. She said the town’s…
  • October 18, 2023
    Culligan Water of Luverne celebrated the opening of its new location at 321 East Main Street with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday morning. Pictured are, from left, Becky Walgrave, Holly Sammons, Jenny Jorgenson, Annie Opitz, Kathy Heeren, Jeremy Hough (Culligan Sales & Service Tech), Amber Lais, Rich Johnson (Culligan owner/dealer), Bob Junak, Angie Dietz (Culligan general manager/controller),…
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