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It was the most important week in history. Jesus was rejected, condemned, nailed to a tree and died. He rose from the dead and appeared to a number of men and women. They heard Him speak, they touched His body, they saw the wounds left by the crucifixion. They believed God raised Him from the dead...
Cindy Barnard
Cindy Barnard Cindy Barnard, 70, Luverne, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service was Monday, July 30, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour, South Dakota. Cindy Barnard was born on Feb. 29, 1948,...
Hazel Kortleever
Hazel Kortleever Hazel Mildred Kortleever, 88, Luverne, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Adrian. Burial was in the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth. Hazel McKeever was born July 13, 1930, to...
Janyce Baustian
Hardwick’s first woman council member and later mayor died Tuesday, Sept. 19, from health complications at the age of 74. Janyce Baustian was first elected to the Hardwick City Council in 1983 and became mayor four years later. She returned to the position in 2016 to fill the previous mayor’s...
By Jason Berghorst Adrian Middle/High School Principal Tim Christensen, Luverne, died unexpectedly on Sunday. According to Adrian Superintendent Roger Graff, Christensen had been the middle/high school principal since 2007. “He immediately established himself as an effective leader and gained the...
Fire marshal urges Minnesotans to keep taking fire prevention seriously   One person died this morning in an apartment fire in Mound, the first fire fatality of 2017 in Minnesota. The death comes on the heels of a near record-setting year for fire deaths in the state. The number of fire deaths in...
Jennie Bosch, 92, Hills, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 13, at Valley Springs Reformed Church in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery, Valley Springs. Funeral arrangements were through...
Cattle farmers resorted to a steady spray of water to cool the surface of their pens. Pictured at left is Blac-X Farms.
Hundreds of cattle perished last week in and around Rock County after four days of scorching temperatures and oppressive humidity. Rendering trucks logged extra miles to keep up with mounting losses, according to Alan Klarenbeek. “We’ve got all four trucks running today,” he said Friday. “And we’ll...
Barb and Gene Ashby hold a copy of the Luverne High School Class of 2008 yearbook. Their son, Chris, who died in an auto accident 10 years ago, would have graduated that year. In his honor his classmates posed for their senior class picture in front of the Ashby home.
After 16-year-old Chris Ashby was killed in an auto accident July 5, 2006, his parents, Barb and Gene Ashby, established a scholarship in his honor. The first Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Scholarship was awarded the following spring in honor of their only child. In 2008, the year Chris would...
The community of Luverne and Rock County lost a kind and gentle soul early Sunday morning when Frederick Manfred Jr. passed away in Sioux Falls under hospice care. He was 62 years old and had fought the effects of kidney disease most of his adult life. Fred was born in and lived in Luverne most of...

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