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Cheryl and Eric Hartman portray Melvina and Philo Hawes near Redbird Field Friday morning, July 14, in a historical re-enactment. Hawes was the founder of Luverne in 1867.
Prior to this past weekend, Luverne’s 4,669 residents went about their business without dwelling on the history surrounding their prairie town that started in 1867. However, after filling themselves up with 10,000 free hot dogs during the 55th annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 13, residents of...
The logo for Hardwick’s 125th anniversary celebration recognizes agriculture and the railroad for the founding of the town in 1892.
“There’s no place like home” is the repeated phrase Dorothy mutters in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” as she wishes herself safely home to her Kansas farmhouse. For many who grew up in Hardwick, the phrase summarizes this weekend’s Jubilee Days and the town’s 125th Anniversary celebration and all-...
Open Houses Hendrene Veldkamp Van Wyhe will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Edgerton Public High School. Greetings may be sent to 301 County Road 6 Apt. 118, Hills, MN 56138.   Darwin and Beverly Wahlert will celebrate their 50th wedding...
The Luverne City Council agreed to compensate the Luverne Area Chamber up to $35,000 to support this year’s events and activities for the town’s 150th anniversary celebration. The celebration schedule from May to December includes more than 900 events and observances with the majority of them...
Births A girl, Everly June, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches long, was born Sunday, April 23, 2017, to David and Amelia Brake, Wilmont, at Luverne Sanford Hospital. She joins siblings Hazel and Emerson. Grandparents are Kurt and Jody Mulder, Rushmore, and Doug and Marie Brake,...
The Rev. Mark Mumme and his wife, Beth, double-check their work last week at the newly refurbished Zion Lutheran Church sign located at the corner of County Road 7 and Highway 75 west of Hardwick. Both the church and the city will celebrate their sesquicentennials this summer. Church members proposed updating the city’s welcome signs as a community project.
The city of Hardwick initiated a citywide clean up this spring that has left officials hopeful of its success, and citizens are excited to celebrate two quasquicentennials this June. Besides the founding of Hardwick, the town’s Zion Lutheran Church will also mark its 125th anniversary. Last month...
Births   A boy, William Wayne, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches long, was born Friday, April 28, 2017, to Carl and Natalie Zeigler at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He joins siblings Charles and Victoria. Grandparents are Rod and Mary Scheidt,...
Open Houses An open house bridal shower for Allison Dohlmann, bride-to-be of Dustin Verhey, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills.   Steve and Penny Cattnach will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday,...
Open Houses An open house bridal shower for Sun Mee Top, bride-to-be of Alex Hardwick, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Edgerton.   An open house bridal shower for Nichole Loosbrock, bride-to-be of Austin Quebedeaux, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22...
Open Houses Orval (Orv) Sundem will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house at the American Legion Building in Hills from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Greetings may be sent to him at P.O. Box 171, Hills, MN 56138.   Card Showers Ann Wagley will celebrate her 100th birthday March 29....

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