A Luverne woman and two South Dakota individuals appeared in Rock County District Court Thursday afternoon, April 28, for their alleged role
Sage Viessman (left) and Blaik Bork lead the Second Annual Cardinal Dash Friday afternoon around the Luverne School Campus. Fifth-grade teacher Gordie Hansen (far right) monitors the more-than-one-mile course.
Friday’s weather was ideal for the Second Annual Cardinal Dash, but fundraising goals fell short for the Parents Partners in Education event.
Mitchell Graber (front) composed a song for Friday's band concert. He's pictured with his choral director Seana Graber and band director Richard Owen.
Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Graber hopes to write music for Disney someday. The Luverne High School junior composed a song called “Glory” that will be performed during Friday night’s spring band concert.
Award recipients at Saturday night’s Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction include (from left) Nate Golla, 2016 Friend of Hospice; Brigitte Wieneke, 2016 Hospice Team Member; and Glenda Schomacker, 2016 Hospice Volunteer. They were presented with unique art pieces designed by Luverne artist Cody Henrichs.
The 18th Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction drew 375 people to the Sanford Luverne Hospice fundraiser Saturday, April 23.
Southwest Crisis Center volunteer Ginny Ostermeier will be honored at Saturday's Faces of Hope banquet. "It's really important that you're a good listener, because it's all about them," she said of her work.
Ginny Ostermeier knows what it’s like to be in crisis and to need help.
Luverne FCCLA members who participated in national competition include (front row, from left) Zoe Brown, Nicole Aanenson, Alyssa Kienholz, (second row) Sam Aanenson, Mira Uithoven, (third row) Adriana Gonzalez, Jenna Schelhaas, Courtney Wendland, (fourth row) Grace Sweeney, Melissa Tweet, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (back) Kat Siebert and Nicole Kneip. Madi Oye is not pictured.
The Luverne FCCLA Chapter had 14 students attend the state conference and compete in STAR events.
Sage Viessman (left) and Blaik Bork lead the Second Annual Cardinal Dash Friday afternoon around the Luverne School Campus. Fifth-grade teacher Gordie Hansen (far right) monitors the more-than-one-mile course.
Mitchell Graber (front) composed a song for Friday's band concert. He's pictured with his choral director Seana Graber and band director Richard Owen.
Award recipients at Saturday night’s Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction include (from left) Nate Golla, 2016 Friend of Hospice; Brigitte Wieneke, 2016 Hospice Team Member; and Glenda Schomacker, 2016 Hospice Volunteer. They were presented with unique art pieces designed by Luverne artist Cody Henrichs.
Southwest Crisis Center volunteer Ginny Ostermeier will be honored at Saturday's Faces of Hope banquet. "It's really important that you're a good listener, because it's all about them," she said of her work.
Luverne FCCLA members who participated in national competition include (front row, from left) Zoe Brown, Nicole Aanenson, Alyssa Kienholz, (second row) Sam Aanenson, Mira Uithoven, (third row) Adriana Gonzalez, Jenna Schelhaas, Courtney Wendland, (fourth row) Grace Sweeney, Melissa Tweet, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (back) Kat Siebert and Nicole Kneip. Madi Oye is not pictured.

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A Luverne woman and two South Dakota individuals appeared in Rock County District Court Thursday afternoon, April 28, for their alleged roles in a drug seizure orchestrated by the multiple law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Postal Service.   Gayle Marie Hartz, 58, Luverne, Shawn Russell Sorenson...
Sage Viessman (left) and Blaik Bork lead the Second Annual Cardinal Dash Friday afternoon around the Luverne School Campus. Fifth-grade teacher Gordie Hansen (far right) monitors the more-than-one-mile course.
Friday’s weather was ideal for the Second Annual Cardinal Dash, but fundraising goals fell short for the Parents Partners in Education event. PPIE will have around $10,000 to support its various events, down from last year’s $12,600 amount. “Overall, everyone seems to enjoy it,” said organizer Anne...
Mitchell Graber (front) composed a song for Friday's band concert. He's pictured with his choral director Seana Graber and band director Richard Owen.
Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Graber hopes to write music for Disney someday. The Luverne High School junior composed a song called “Glory” that will be performed during Friday night’s spring band concert. The song has an action film sound to it, and it’s the first in a portfolio that Graber hopes...
Award recipients at Saturday night’s Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction include (from left) Nate Golla, 2016 Friend of Hospice; Brigitte Wieneke, 2016 Hospice Team Member; and Glenda Schomacker, 2016 Hospice Volunteer. They were presented with unique art pieces designed by Luverne artist Cody Henrichs.
The 18th Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction drew 375 people to the Sanford Luverne Hospice fundraiser Saturday, April 23. The Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne accommodated a packed house for the event, which featured a Boston theme. According to Sanford Luverne Hospice volunteer...
Southwest Crisis Center volunteer Ginny Ostermeier will be honored at Saturday's Faces of Hope banquet. "It's really important that you're a good listener, because it's all about them," she said of her work.
Ginny Ostermeier knows what it’s like to be in crisis and to need help. That’s why she was happy to give back when she had an opportunity to volunteer at the Southwest Crisis Center as an advocate for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. “Like many advocates, I’ve had past experiences...
Luverne FCCLA members who participated in national competition include (front row, from left) Zoe Brown, Nicole Aanenson, Alyssa Kienholz, (second row) Sam Aanenson, Mira Uithoven, (third row) Adriana Gonzalez, Jenna Schelhaas, Courtney Wendland, (fourth row) Grace Sweeney, Melissa Tweet, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, (back) Kat Siebert and Nicole Kneip. Madi Oye is not pictured.
The Luverne FCCLA Chapter had 14 students attend the state conference and compete in STAR events. Through their hard work and dedication eight students brought home a gold placing, five students brought home a silver placing and one student brought home a bronze placing. Zoe Brown placed first in...
Members of the County K9s 4-H Club helped member Mira Uithoven (front row, third from left) finish an FCCLA community leadership project to sew 50 pillowcases for her Every Pillow Has A Story that will be donated locally. Holding up the completed pillowcases at their April 18 4-H meeting are (front from left) Annaliese Braucht, Riley Anderson, Uithoven, Cassandra Chesley, Aisha Porter, Gabriella Porter, (back) Adayla Rouzer, Alexa Chesley, Adam Fodness, Sophie Holmberg and Candice Porter.
One last workday recently wrapped up the local contribution to the One Million Pillowcase Project. Earlier this year, Luverne High School Senior Mira Uithoven joined the challenge as part of her FCCLA National Leadership Service in Action project with the assistance of her 4-H Club, the County K9s...
A commercial appraisal of the Sharkee’s property on South Highway 75 has been completed, and Luverne City Council members reviewed that information at their Tuesday night meeting. That appraised value — which is not public information — will be used to develop a purchase agreement between the city...
A Rock County resident’s worry over his drinking water quality prompted Rock County Commissioners to review a recent gravel extraction request. At the Tuesday, April 19, County Board meeting, two motions were made to grant conditional use permits to Reker Construction & Aggregate LLC of Adrian...
Luverne City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to lift a watering ban that has been in place since 2012. Adequate spring rains and winter snow melt have raised the static levels of city wells, but Luverne water users also have the luxury of a guaranteed source from the...

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