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About 450 high school students sit in silence as they watch a mock accident caused by distracted driving and the events that unfold when the five students in the two vehicles are attended to by Luverne firefighters and Rock County Ambulance paramedics. Students also witnessed the distracted driver arrested by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the distraught parents of two of the victims, and the fatally injured being taken away by Hartquist Funeral Home staff.
Students from Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek high schools gathered on the west end of the Luverne school campus Sept. 21 for an eye-opening experience. About 450 students witnessed a mock accident to demonstrate the dangers of distracted and impaired driving just days before each school’s...
Luverne High School celebrated the kickoff to Homecoming Week with Monday night’s coronation in the performing arts center. Pictured in front (from left) are Audrie DeBates, Christina Wagner, Jocelyn Hart, Averill Sehr, Joseph Bullerman, King Parker Carbonneau, Queen Elizabeth Wagner, Aubren Hoven, Emma Beyer, Anja Jarchow, Kira John, Allie Kracht, (back) Bella Oye, Jesse Aning, Camden Janiszeski, Ross Bergman, Tyson Cowell, Gannon Ahrendt, Camden Hoven, Patrick Kroski, Brady Bork, Gavin Reisch, Tyler Hodge
Luverne High School seniors Elizabeth Wagner and Parker Carbonneau are this year’s homecoming queen and king at Luverne High School. At Monday night’s coronation in the performing arts center, the two were crowned from a royal court of 10 seniors. The other queen candidates were Averill Sehr, Emma...
Luverne’s No. 1 doubles player Sarah Stegenga hits the ball back across the net in a tennis match against Redwood Valley at home Sept. 22. Stegenga and her partner, Katharine Kelm, lost to the Redwood Valley Cardinals.
The Luverne Cardinals played two matches in the past week and went 0-2 to move their record to 10-4 on the season.  LHS started the week on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a 0-7 loss to St. James and a 3-4 loss to Redwood Valley on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Cardinals are scheduled to travel to Pipestone on...
Myrna Spease, 89, Luverne, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. A time of fellowship will be one hour prior to the service Saturday. Arrangements are provided by...
Earl Von Holt
Earl Alvin von Holt, 87, Mankato, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Burial will take place at 10:30...
Alvin Boomgaarden
Alvin L. Boomgaarden, age 99, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Sanford Luverne Medical Center. Friends and family may greet the family on Sunday, September 25, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Monday, September 26, at 10:...
William Skewes
William “Bill” Frederick Skewes, 77, a 49-year resident of Evergreen, Colorado, died peacefully on September 11, 2022.  His wife, Anne, was at his side at the family home. Born on February 13, 1945, in Luverne, Minnesota, he is predeceased by his parents, Mortier Boulden Skewes and Mildred Gladys...
Kamryn Van Batavia attempts to tip the ball over the Pipestone Area defenders Thursday night, Sept. 22, in a volleyball game in Pipestone. The Arrows swept Luverne 3-0 in the match.
The Luverne volleyball team took on Redwood Valley and Pipestone in the past week, dropping both games on the road to put their record at 10-5 for the season. The Cardinals were scheduled to travel to Worthington Tuesday night to take on the Trojans, and they’ll host St. James Area Thursday night...
Alvin Boomgaarden, age 99, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Sanford Luverne Medical Center. Friends and family may greet the family on Sunday, September 25, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Monday, September 26, at 10:30 AM...
LHS senior Carly Olson makes a dig Thursday night, Sept. 15, in a home game against the Windom Eagles.
The Luverne girls’ volleyball team improved their record to 10 wins and three losses this week with a win over Windom on Thursday and two wins and one loss at the Jackson Invitational on Saturday. The Cardinals will travel to Redwood Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and meet the Pipestone Arrows in...

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