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  • November 08, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •A Luverne trolley will soon be in operation as one more way to promote the community and its business interests. “Molley the Trolley,” as it’s been affectionately called, once served as Grace Lutheran Church’s youth club bus. Larry Lanphere and Gary Papik bought it in September and had it “wrapped” to look like a trolley. Interior improvements to the 15-passenger trolley…
  • November 01, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Terrie Gulden told audience members in Luverne High School gym what it was like when he landed in Vietnam. … Gulden said one of his duties in Vietnam was writing letters to the families of soldiers killed in action. “When a Marine death was reported, one of our responsibilities was to write a letter home to their loved ones. Every day I read their names, I saw how old they…
  • October 25, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •The new digital projector arrived at the Historic Palace Theater on Monday and will be installed in time to show “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” this Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Volunteers from the Blue Mound Area Theater Board assisted Mel Hopland from Bright Star Systems of Minneapolis to install the new digital projection system. Board members…
  • October 18, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Beginning Oct. 28, the former I-90 Gas Stop station in Luverne will become a Holiday gas station and store. Holiday Stationstores reached an agreement with I-90 Fuel Services Inc. to convert 16 of the Gas Stop convenience stores to Holiday Stationstores. This expands the Holiday brand in South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. The Gas Stop stores converting to Holiday…
  • October 11, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Harvest season is often associated with a time of plenty, and one local charity is asking farmers to share their bounty. The One-Acre Challenge, as it’s called, asks corn and soybean producers to donate one acre of production to the Luverne Area Community Foundation. According to the group’s executive director, Emily Crabtree, this is a new venture. “It’s an attempt to…
  • October 04, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •They are calling it the collectible car auction of a lifetime. Expired bidding cards and auction fliers are being sold on Ebay.  History Channel made a three-hour special about it. And at the center of it all is “the little Nordstrom’s gal,” auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink from Hardwick. “It was interesting to watch myself on the History Channel,” she admitted. “I always…
  • September 27, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •It was nearly 100 years ago when Dallas Bowron, now age 99, first trotted down the streets of Magnolia on his way to his grandmother’s dry goods store. She was an adventurer who had homesteaded in Wyoming, run a boarding house in Minneapolis, and worked land in North Dakota. Her adventures concluded when she married, settled in western Nobles County and opened the dry…
  • September 20, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •The annual closing of the city pool for cleaning and maintenance this year includes a major roof replacement project over the pool area of the building. “It’s quite an involved project,” said City Administrator John Call. “It’s estimated to cost $300,000, but like any remodeling project, it’s going to cost more than that. We’ve already had some things come up that we weren…
  • September 13, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Nine years ago the area around Mount Kazemba in the Chifundo region of Zambia was scrubland. Since that time, First Baptist Church, Luverne, and a group of churches have sent teams of people to build a school, the International Bible College with the oversight of Gospelink. Student cottages, bathhouses, staff houses, classrooms, a clinic, gardens and a library are now in…
  • September 06, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Area coffee lovers will be happy to learn about “The Bean,” coming soon to South Highway 75 in Luverne. Luverne High School grad Leah Radisewitz has purchased a coffee wagon that she hopes to turn into a permanent drive-up coffee shop. For now, The Bean is located just south of the McClure Plumbing and Heating business on the west side of Highway 75. … The Bean will offer…
  • September 01, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •A Luverne High School student recently competed in the Minnesota Grocers Association state grocery baggers competition.  Cory Stroeh, a grocery bagger at Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, was selected to advance to the state event in the Twin Cities based on his performance in a local competition. According to Sherri Thompson of Glen’s Food Center, Stroeh stood out among his…
  • August 22, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •The Palace Theatre’s fundraising drive for a digital projector received a significant boost from the Luverne City Council in the form of a $75,000 grant and loan package. At their Aug. 13 meeting, council members approved a $50,000 loan and promised a $25,000 donation to help fund the purchase of a digital projector at the Palace. Hollywood’s switch from old-fashioned 35-…
  • August 15, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Bill Ketterling has been in the garbage hauling business long enough to remember when cities used dray services. In fact, when he started more than 40 years ago, he bought out Orville Kannenberg’s Dray Service. “Orville had the business for sale, and no one else wanted to do it, so I thought maybe that meant it would be job security,” Ketterling said. The term “drayage”…
  • August 08, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Bob Collins of Minnesota Public Radio paid a visit to members of Luverne’s Last Man’s Club for their Wednesday afternoon coffee at Glen’s Deli on July 31. The result of his casual conversation with the group will be a write-up in Collins’ MPR blog, “Newscut,” which can be found at www.mpr.org/newscut. … Luverne’s Last Man’s Club organized in the summer of 2010 as an offshoot…
  • August 01, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •Luverne salon owner Diane Elbers is moving Hair Ltd. From 101 South McKenzie Street to 111 West Main (the tiny building with the “Vineyard Growth Associates” sign just west of the Manitou Hotel building). Elbers said that one of the best parts of moving the business is “that sign will finally come down. It hasn’t been Vineyard for years and years.” Elbers said the move from a…
  • July 25, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •More than 60 area children participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “The Secret Garden” Saturday. Drama students tried out for parts on Monday, practiced Monday through Saturday morning and presented a full-length musical Saturday afternoon. In 2013, Missoula Children’s Theatre will work with 65,000 children in more than 1,200 communities in 50 states…
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