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  • May 16, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Betty Mann will play an old pump organ at 7 p.m. Monday in the Rock County Historical Museum during the tri-annual meeting. The organ was recently donated by Erma Schubbe, Hills, who has kept the organ in her family. It was her great aunt’s and the Rock County Historical Society also has her aunt’s book of music that was used while playing the organ. … The organ was made in…
  • May 09, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne City Council wants to know if the community would support installing an old-fashioned-looking city clock. Mayor Andy Steensma found a clock that will cost about $2,000. It is about 20 feet tall and fairly ornate. The city would have some additional costs in the installation of the clock. … “Some people have said we should have a clock that resembles the older…
  • April 25, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •National Guard members from the Luverne and Pipestone unit have been gone since September and deployed last month to Iraq. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely without the comforts of home. Family Readiness Coordinator Gina Newman and several families of deployed soldiers have been arranging to send monthly care packages overseas.   25 years ago (1991) •In a sudden move…
  • April 18, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Sioux Valley Luverne Medical Center recently received Honorable Mention in the New Construction category for the 2006 Vista Team Award. More than 140 nationwide healthcare design and construction projects were entered in this national competition. Of those, three were awarded first place in the categories of New Construction, Renovation and Infrastructure. Five projects,…
  • April 11, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Rock County received its first round of federal grants for the new voting machines to be used in the September primaries. ... The total cost of the machines and accessories is about $5,000, including a warranty and annual maintenance. However, some Rock County precincts have opted to combine precincts in order to save money on future elections, maintenance and programming…
  • April 04, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Rock County Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a veterans memorial on the courthouse lawn near the cannon. … If completed, the memorial will include local soldiers of all wars in all branches of the military. An architect and artist are working on the project. The courthouse lawn was selected as a possible site because it is an attractive place that has high…
  • March 28, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •As part of state requirements, all school districts must implement a policy and procedure for dealing with crisis situations. Luverne School District established its policy in 2001, but on Monday last week Luverne Elementary School faculty and students put their crisis plan to the test.   25 years ago (1991) •Keeping track of law violators has taken on a Star Trek-like theme…
  • March 21, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •A contingent of Rock County residents joined thousands of family members and friends at a Mississippi military base last week to spend time with soldiers about to head overseas. There are 73 National Guard members with the Luverne and Pipestone units who will join 2,600 Minnesota soldiers leaving for Iraq. That represents the largest number of the state’s National Guard…
  • March 14, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Corn is now planted an average of 23 days earlier compared to the mid 60s. Since 1968 the average planting date for Minnesota’s corn acreage has been earlier by about one-half day per year. The average planting date for corn was May 20 in 1966 but was May 3 in 2005.   25 years ago (1991) •There’s a new trend in teaching that may change nearly everything about going to school…
  • March 08, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •The city of Luverne is still confident that Minnesota West Community and Technical College will start a campus in the former Luverne Community Hospital. Minnesota West President Dr. Ron Wood will meet with city officials next week. Wolf said the meeting will focus on the college’s business plan and financing options to help it locate here.   25 years ago (1991) •News of a…
  • February 29, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Imagine a time when doctors can retrieve patients’ medical histories with a touch of a button. Also imagine that same button providing patients’ history with other doctors, in addition to any medication they’ve been on or are currently on. That time has arrived in Luverne, and it’s called docZ, an electronic clinical information system.   25 years ago (1991) •Rock County…
  • February 22, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Home, Health and Garden show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cardinal gym and commons. What used to be the Luverne Home Show will now include health and garden issues.   25 years ago (1991) •Luverne and Magnolia school boards are considering starting classes one-half hour earlier to better accommodate student…
  • February 15, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Luverne School District will see more than $90,000 of new computer equipment and software in the coming months, courtesy of Microsoft Corporation. The money is from a settlement of a class-action lawsuit in which Minnesota customers and businesses claimed Microsoft Corp. was violating anti-trust laws by overcharging for its Windows operating system and its Excel and Word…
  • February 08, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Land values in Rock County are reaching all time highs, with land sales recorded at $5,000 an acre in some places. According to the Rock County Land Records Office, tillable ag land has been steadily increasing in value over the past several years. For example, the average acre of tillable ground in Rock County was valued at $1,627 per acre in 2001.   25 years ago (1991) •…
  • January 25, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Higher education is coming to Luverne for the first time. Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Dr. Ron Wood said the system intends to start a “storefront” operation out of the former Luverne Community Hospital.   25 years ago (1991) •Business at the Worthington Army recruiting office picked up “200 percent” Thursday, the day after American troops began…
  • January 18, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Three Luverne High School students, Logan Sawtelle, Bethany Brandel and Anissa Hanson, were selected to participate in the Luther College Dorian Vocal Festival last week in Decorah, Iowa.  •The South Dakota Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra will perform a special tribute to Mozart on Sunday, Jan 29, at the Palace Theatre. The tribute will come two days after Mozart’s 250th…
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