February

To the Editor: As someone who has recently lost our mother, we would like to thank the people that worked so hard to get the Minnesota Veterans Home located here in Luverne. Mom was there for almost four years, and what a blessing that was. Luverne is so lucky to have Mary Jane Brown Home and the...
To the Editor: Wow! What a Super Bowl. Lots of action and fun to watch no matter who won. By the way, do you know the NFL pays no federal income tax? They are one of seventeen hundred that are tax-free. Mark Twain said, “We have the best Congress money can buy.” Leon Pick Luverne
By Marie Atkinson-Smeins School counselor, Luverne Students can’t focus and learn when personal issues are bothering them, whether it’s bullying, violence at home or trouble with friends. These problems interfere with learning, so school counselors are on hand to help. This week is National School...
Stanley Duane Stehlik, 86, Jackson, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Feb. 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson.  Burial with military honors was at Riverside Cemetery. Stanley Stehlik was born to Anton and Steva Stehlik...
Vincent James Persing, 78, rural Leota, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at his home. A memorial mass was Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont. Burial followed at the Leota Community Cemetery. Vincent Persing was born July 21, 1938, on the family farm near Humboldt...
Andrew John Bosch, 84, Hills, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was Monday, Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Andrew Bosch was born on June 24, 1932, to Edward and Jennie (...
Vandalism, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.” Vandalism is not how our county highway engineer described the four to five miles of road damage done Jan. 20 on County Road 52 near Hills. The six-inch-...
Marvin Nelson, 100, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. He was surrounded by family. Marvin Glen Nelson, son of Gullik and Mable (Olson) Nelson, was born on Nov. 19, 1916 in Martin Township, Minnesota. After his birth mother’s death in childbirth, he was raised by his...
John Joseph Granneman, 91, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at the Augustana Health Care Center in Apple Valley. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed at St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. John Granneman was born on...
Eugene (Gene) “Willie” De Smet, 68, Hills, died of cancer Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Jurrens Funeral Home...

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