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  • January 11, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •History was made during Thursday’s boys’ basketball game between Lincoln HI and Ellsworth in Ellsworth. Cody Schilling, an EHS sophomore, became the school’s youngest athlete to reach the 1,000-point club during the course of a 91-59 victory over the Rebels. ... Cody’s older brother, Curt Schilling, netted his 1,000th point in December of 2002. He later became the first EHS…
  • January 04, 2016
    10 years ago (2006) •Luverne bars will be able to stay open longer and try to increase profits, thanks to recent City Council action. Howling Dog manager Jodi Christy said she looks forward to the change, even though it adds just an hour to the business. ... To get a license to sell until 2 a.m., businesses are charged a state fee that ranges from $200 to $1,000.   25 years ago (1991) •Sheriff-…
  • December 28, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne High School all-weather track will finally be replaced thanks to School Board action at the Thursday, Dec. 22, meeting. ... The estimated $200,000 track replacement has been in the district’s capitol outlay plan for five years, but other expenditures have taken priority.   20 years ago (1995) •The Luverne Economic Development Authority voted Dec. 15 to purchase…
  • December 22, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne Fire Department has decided to expand its current site rather than to build new in order to get an updated facility. ... The preliminary plans have the addition going to the west of the current building, doubling its size and bringing it up to handicap accessibility codes.   20 years ago (1995) • Luverne Schools last week averaged 100 sick students per day out of…
  • December 14, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The city of Luverne Public Works Department tore down the small house on the corner of Lincoln and Cedar streets in Luverne Tuesday morning. ... The project is part of an anticipated Luverne Fire Hall expansion.   20 years ago (1995) •By the end of the school board meeting last week, board members seemed to concentrate on expanding the existing high school-middle school to…
  • December 01, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Effective today, the Coffey Haus on Luverne’s Main Street will no longer be the property of founder Sue Gruis. Gruis, who started the Coffey Haus in September 1996, has sold the business to Tammy Makram.   20 years ago (1995) •After 66 years of serving Luverne and area retail customers, the Creeger family will no longer be in the clothing business. ... The family business was…
  • November 23, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Corn and soybean yield reports for 2005 in Rock County and across southwest Minnesota were among the best ever. There have been many “weigh-wagon” yield reports well over 200 bushels per acre for corn, and above 60 bushels per acre for soybeans. These yields are more typical of Illinois and Indiana than in southwest Minnesota.   20 years ago (1995) •Corn producers and other…
  • November 16, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Southwest Minnesota was in the thick of a wintry storm Tuesday as temperatures plunged and snow fell horizontally. Even though total snow accumulation wasn’t that remarkable, wind chill was recorded at minus 20 degrees by early Wednesday morning.   20 years ago (1995) •City crews have been working steadily to deck the streets of Luverne with Christmas spirit. According to the…
  • November 09, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Residents in the Luverne district voted Tuesday in favor of a $700 per pupil operating referendum. The 1,194-850 decision represents 58 percent in favor of the proposal and 42 percent against.   20 years ago (1995) • Instead of just talking about a prospective elementary school site, nine school board members and other interested citizens walked around the site and came away…
  • November 02, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Larry Swenson called the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, after sighting a mountain lion from his combine northwest of Luverne. ... He said the big cat jumped from the cornfield he was harvesting, effortlessly cleared a fence and ran north into Touch the Sky Prairie.   20 years ago (1995) •Though plans are not quite in place, organizers of the Agri-…
  • October 26, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The City Council approved a loan to the Rock County Development Corporation for $337,500 to purchase 91 acres adjacent to Interstate 90 and contiguous to the city. The property was owned by the late Marty Mayes and is near Papik Motors.   20 years ago (1995) •The word on the 1995 harvest season is that yield and quality are down markedly from last year’s bumper crop, but…
  • October 19, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The Citgo Food Shop on North Highway 75 has a new owner as of this week. Glen Gust of Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, announced this week that he purchased the gas and convenience store from Palisade Oil, Garretson.   20 years ago (1995) • Of the more than 2,000 residences in Luverne, 349 have chosen to save money for themselves and for the city of Luverne by signing up for the…
  • October 12, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •City Administrator John Call attended his first Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday. ... He started the job Monday and will spend the first few weeks working closely with department heads, meeting people in the general public and familiarizing himself with current issues in the city of Luverne.   20 years ago (1995) •For the second time in less than a year, Casey’s General…
  • October 05, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the bond for the Law Enforcement Center of $1.75 million at 4.3 percent interest.   20 years ago (1995) •Bruce Baartman, Luverne, is the new technology coordinator for the Luverne School District. He started work Sept. 25. While his temporary office looks like a warehouse for computer supplies right now, he’s…
  • September 21, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Acting on a recommendation from the City Administrator Search Committee, the Luverne City Council is contacting John Call, Spirit Lake, Iowa, to ask him to be the next city administrator.   20 years ago (1995) •The Luverne City Council unanimously agreed to help local ice lovers apply for state funds to upgrade the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Hockey Association Board member Connie…
  • September 14, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Barry and Amy Cowell, Luverne, saw the tragic aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina and wanted to do something to help. Barry is a driver for Christensen Trucking and got the idea to donate time and a truck to take relief supplies to the Gulf Coast. He set a semi-trailer in the parking lot across the street from Glen’s Food Center, got a sign donated from Pride Signs in Sioux…
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