September 13, 2023
$500 classroom grant
Luverne Public Schools teacher Angie Janiszeski is one of 10 recipients of Sioux Valley Energy’s C.L.A.S.S. (Cooperative Learning and Supplies Scholarship) grant.
Nearly 400 teachers in the electric cooperative’s 10-district service area in South Dakota and southwest Minnesota applied for the grants. One teacher from each of the districts received a $500 grant.
September 06, 2023
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has recognized Jeanne Vandehoef, Luverne, with the prestigious 2023 Spirit Award for her work with the organization.
Vandehoef is senior cook at LSS Meals which serves local residents in Generations Event Center and through home-delivered meals.
The Spirit Award honors LSS employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the vision and…
August 15, 2023
Area students named to dean’s list at U of M
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities released the Spring 2023 semester dean’s list. Named to the list from Luverne are freshman Billi Connell, College of Education/Human Development; junior Solveig Tofteland, School of Nursing; and senior Jordan Winter, Carlson School of Management. To qualify, students must earn a 3.66 GPA or higher with at least…
August 01, 2023
Walgrave earns master’s degree
Michael Walgrave, Luverne, graduated following the Fall 2022 semester from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin, with a Master of Science in Sustainable Management.
Baustian receives doctorate at U of W Madison
Tanner Baustian, Luverne, earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Spring 2023 semester commencement at the University of…
July 25, 2023
Anderson graduates from Arizona State
Jadyn Anderson, Luverne, graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University, Tempe, on May 10 with a Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD) in architectural studies with minors in communications and sustainability. She also received the Moeur Honor Award for a 4.0 GPA.
Anderson receives scholarship
The Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation has awarded…
July 18, 2023
LHS Student Council news
Luverne High School incoming senior Henry Hartquist was elected president of the Southwest Division of the Minnesota Association of Student Councils (MASC) during the division assembly in April.
Hartquist will lead the organization made up of 39 schools from across southwest Minnesota during the 2023-2024 school year.
LHS Student Council adviser Jason Berghorst was also…
July 18, 2023
Holthaus receives degree at St. Cloud State
Grace Holthaus, Hills, graduated following the Spring 2023 semester at St. Cloud State University with a Master of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders.
Huisman makes dean’s list at Bemidji State
Anna Huisman, Luverne, was named to the Spring 2023 semester dean’s list at Bemidji State University. To be eligible, students must earn at least…
July 04, 2023
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees include Luverne man
The South Dakota Rock and Music Association recently inducted a Luverne man to its 2023 Hall of Fame.
Robert Wratz was a guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter with the band named Star Child. Wratz and others will be inducted Sept. 30 in Sioux Falls.
Star Child originally began as a three-piece rock band in 1973 and introduced the area…
June 27, 2023
Wickherst receives high school diploma
Shyann Wickherst, Luverne, recently received her high school diploma as a member of the statewide public virtual school’s Class of 2023 from Falcon View Connections Academy.
June 27, 2023
Gehrke makes president’s list at Mitchell Tech
Dyllon Gehrke, Luverne, was named to the Spring 2023 semester president’s list at Mitchell Technical College in Mitchell, South Dakota. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale with 12 or more graded credits.
Knips named to dean’s list at U of Nebraska Lincoln
Sara Knips of Magnolia has been named to the Spring 2023 dean…
June 20, 2023
Iowa State, Ames, releases dean’s list
Peter Baustian, Luverne, was named to the dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames for the Spring 2023 semester dean’s list. Students must earn at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named.
NDSU releases dean’s list
Three area students were named to the Spring 2023 semester dean’s list at North Dakota State University in Fargo. They are Elise Ferrell,…
June 06, 2023
Area students graduate from MSU Mankato
Two area students received degrees at Minnesota State University, Mankato, following the Spring 2023 semester.
Faith Mounce, Hills, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and in CERT, graphic design.
Jesse Kontz, Luverne, earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and in law enforcement.
Schultz graduates at Northwestern
May 23, 2023
DSU announces honors students
Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, has released the Spring 2023 honors list. To be eligible, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0. Named to the list were Ethan Teunissen, Cade Wenninger and Austin Winter, all of Luverne.
Brake earns PhD at U of Nebraska
Joseph Brake, son of Curtis and Theresa Brake of Northfield and grandson of Ivan and Betty Brake…
May 16, 2023
Ellsworth graduate to head state school board association
Kristi (Kruger) Peterson, a 1992 graduate of Ellsworth High School, was recently elected president of the Minnesota School Boards Association.
She was elected to the four-year commitment May 11 at the association’s annual meeting in St. Peter, and will serve as president from 2025-2026 and past president in 2027.
Peterson is currently a…
May 16, 2023
Graduation May 20 at Augustana
Several area students will graduate from Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Saturday, May 20.
Graduates, all of Luverne, include Declan Beers, Bachelor of Arts in history; Carissa Cunningham, Bachelor of Arts in biology and sociology; Jedidiah Dooyema, Bachelor of Arts in exercise science; Gracie Rozeboom, Bachelor of Arts in marketing and management;…
May 09, 2023
Jacobs earns senior assessor accreditation
Rock County Assessor Rachel Jacobs recently completed the Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor (SAMA) licensure requirement through the Minnesota State Board of Assessors.
As a SAMA, Jacobs completed more than 200 hours of classes and required residential and income case study exams.
She also has five years of assessment experience and has completed an…