Luverne

Discovery Time Preschool students (from left) Sean Bonilla Soto, Kayedence Cink, Olivia Rigney, Wesley Kracht, Emrik Syndergaard and Mary Waddington enjoy snack time Friday while construction workers carry on outside at the Luverne Schools construction site.
Since September, Debbie Mitchell’s Discovery Time Preschool students have pressed their noses to classroom windows watching the Luverne Middle-High School construction unfold. They’ve lost interest in the past two months, however, when outdoor activity stalled. Cold temperatures slowed progress for...
Students in the 2019-20 Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class work Tuesday morning in the Edgerton Emergency Management Services building on specific tasks for Sunday’s CEO Subzero Extravaganza in Luverne. From left are Rylee Gee, Bryn Mongeau, Lindsey Truijilo, Brenna Henning, Regan Feit, Isabel Smeins, Cade Wenninger, Colby Crabtree, Nathan Nekali, Austin Taylor and Jonathan Eisma.
At Sunday’s CEO Subzero Extravaganza in Luverne, students in the 2019-20 Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class will showcase what they have learned. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. at The Lake with mini golf, sleigh rides, a bonfire and team events of kickball and...
The University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center and Extension will host a Winter Crops & Soils Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the $40 registration fee includes refreshments, handouts and...
On Monday, Minnesota Senate Republicans announced their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Known as “Vision 2020,” it will guide public policy work during the 2020 legislative session, which is expected to include capital investment bill, a supplemental budget, tax relief, health care,...
Wyatt Sprecher (right) and Billy DeBates unload a van full of food donations in the alley behind the United Methodist Church, which houses the food shelf.
Sunshine Foods delivered 100 cases of food valued at roughly $1,000 to the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf last week at the close of the local grocery store’s holiday food pantry promotion. Pictured are (from left) Steve Barjenbruch, Sunshine manager Jason Oye and food shelf volunteer John Oksness...
Jamie Mohr
Jamie Allen “Lurch” Mohr, 59, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, after a courageous six-month battle with kidney cancer. A memorial visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 14, at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Jamie Mohr was born on July 3, 1960, to Robert and Phyllis (Petersen...
Audrey Gabrielson
Audrey Jean Gabrielson, 94, Luverne, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A memorial service was Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family committal of cremains preceded the service. Audrey Luethje was born April 5, 1925, to Albert...
Arlene Monahan
Arlene Esther Monahan, 82, Nisswa, formerly of Owatonna, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Baxter. A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna....
Earlier this week I came across a two-panel cartoon. The first panel showed a pretty Christmas tree, filled with glowing lights and shiny ornaments, with a bright star on top. Next to the tree was a rotund snowman with sticks for arms, a smiling face out of coal or stones, complete with a carrot...
Darlene Hessel
Darlene Hessel, 85, Luverne, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Luverne.  Darlene chose to be cremated and requested a private service. Darlene Hessel was born Sept. 11, 1934, to Melvin Hunt and Esther Madison in Magnolia. She married David Hessel on Nov. 27, 1954. They had...

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