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Vonda Viland, a 1984 graduate of Luverne High School, is principal at Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley, California. She’s pictured outside her school during the documentary filming of “The Bad Kids,” which opened in theaters nationwide last month. Plans are in the works to have the award-winning film shown in Luverne.
A Luverne native is making an impact in a California school for students in poverty, and her story is told in a documentary film, “The Bad Kids,” recently released. Vonda Viland, LHS Class of 1984, is the principal at Black Rock Continuation High School, which is one of 29 schools in the state...
Peggy Harms
Peggy Jo Harms, 58, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family service is scheduled for a later date. Peggy was born Oct. 21, 1957, to Harvey and Dorothy (Croswell) Dunbar in Gardena, California. She married Wayne Harms on...
Kathleen Thompson, 96, Rancho Bernardo, California, formerly of Luverne, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Rancho Bernardo. A memorial service was Aug. 20 at her church in Rancho Bernardo. Her cremains will be interred at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery on Point Loma, San Diego, California. Kathleen French...
Brant Israelson
Brant W. Israelson, 52, Hesperia, California, died April 16, 2016, in Hesperia. A memorial service was Saturday, April 23, at Burning Bush Church in Victorville, California. Brant was born July 15, 1963, to Raney and Janet Israelson in Shenandoah, Iowa. The family moved to Hickman, Nebraska, when...
Brant W. Israelson, 52, Hesperia, California, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Loma Linda, California. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Hesperia, California. Arrangements are by Desert View Funeral Home of Victorville, California.  (0421 DN)
Theodore Untiedt
Theodore “Bud” Untiedt, 87, Fillmore, California, died in Fillmore Jan. 3, 2016, as the result of a stroke. The family will gather in mid-March for a celebration of his life. Theodore Untiedt was born June 6, 1928, to Harry William and Gertrude Untiedt in Luverne. He graduated from Hills High...
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