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Remember When Sept. 30, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•Sanford Hospital Luverne is addressing a scabies outbreak among its staff and patients.
According to the Center for Disease Control website, scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis).
The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs.
The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.
Hospital CEO Tammy Loosbrock said the outbreak began in early September and was diagnosed last week. She said the hospital environment is currently free of scabies and the clinic was never affected.
25 years ago (1996)
•Getting through high school isn’t as easy for some as it is for others. In fact, many students never get their high school diploma. This can lead to fewer job opportunities, lower pay and decreased self-esteem in general.
In an effort to help students earn their high school diplomas, Luverne High School has started an “alternative school” this year for students who need help.
This could mean teen parents, high school drop-outs or students who may have failed a class and need to catch up.
Luverne Curriculum Coordinator Sherry Feinstein is heading up the program. “We saw a need as far as students having difficulty in traditional school and we were sending them to Pipestone and Worthington Schools,” Feinstein said.
So far, 30 students have enrolled in Alternative School classes.
50 years ago (1971)
•Months of planning literally went down the drain Saturday and the skies frowned upon the Luverne area cancelling the 21st annual Tri-State Band Festival.
It was the second cancellation of the event since its beginning. In 1968 the festival was cancelled because of the weather also.
75 years ago (1946)
•Rock county’s newest restaurant, “The Steak House”, opened at Magnolia last week, is receiving wide acclaim.
A. C. Dispanet, proprietor has spent almost a year in making preparations for the new business, and has now succeeded in obtaining all the necessary equipment to make it one of the outstanding eating places of its kind in the northwest.
100 years ago (1921)
•All automobile owners are invited to load their cars with friends and join in a motor trip to Rock Rapids this evening. It is planned to have the party leave Luverne at 6:30 o’clock sharp, and the motorists will be accompanied by the Luverne band.
The purpose of the trip is to bring to the attention of the people of Rock Rapids and the surrounding territory that next Tuesday is going to be play day in Luverne, and that the people from all over the Iowa state line will be as welcome to spend the day here as if they lived in Minnesota.
Incidentally, the Luverne band is going to render a number of selections after the Luverne party arrives at the Rapids.
The start will be made from the bank corners and the larger the turn-out is, the better pleased the pavement celebration committee will be.

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