Luverne

The Luverne City Council set a price of $529,900 on the recently acquired Lopau property on the west edge of town. Last fall the city purchased 10 acres of land from Lynn Lopau to develop for future housing. The city paid $475,000 for the house, garage and two acres, and $186,500 for the rest of the eight acres, including two outbuildings.
The Luverne City Council went into executive session Jan. 12 to set a price of $529,900 on the recently acquired property on the west edge of town. Last fall the city purchased 10 acres of land from Lynn Lopau to develop for future housing. The city paid $475,000 for the house, garage and two acres...
Mavis Fodness
A little bit of Rock County has found a home in Iowa. I recently toured a brand new 4,800-head finishing barn near where my daughter lives in rural Schaller, Iowa. She is the reason a part of the county she grew up in now has a home in another state. Courtney works for a company that builds those...
Ardean “Bub” Walgrave poses with all the cards and greetings he received for his 100th birthday on Jan. 15. The Oasis Care Center staff read the cards to the centenarian and shared the picture on social media with the post, “It was a blast reading them all to him. His face would like up with each one.”
An impromptu celebration for Ardean “Bub” Walgrave’s 100th birthday took place Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, outside of the Oasis Care Home in Luverne. Friends and family sang “Happy Birthday to You” after the centenarian’s Jan. 15th birthday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singers directed...
Keith Aanenson
Keith Russell Aanenson, 78, Luverne, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, with a prayer service and time of sharing at 7:30 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. A funeral service will be...
JoAnn Van Engelenhoven
JoAnn Van Engelenhoven, 90, Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Jan. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. JoAnn White was born on April 9, 1930,...
Marian Helling
Marian Helling, 94, Bismarck, North Dakota, formerly of Luverne, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, after a brief illness. A family memorial service will take place at a future date at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Marian Olson was born March 17, 1926,...
Brennen Rupp photo/0121 Luverne GBB photo Brooklynn Ver Steeg attempts a shot in the paint during Luverne's home game against Jackson County Central on Saturday, Jan. 16.
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ basketball team has been itching to get back out on the court since suffering a heartbreaking loss during last season’s section tournament. The wait was much longer than anticipated for the Cardinals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then the Cardinals had to wait one more...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team battled but could not dig themselves out from an early 3-0 deficit against Windom Area on Saturday, Jan. 16. That early lead held for the Eagles as they defeated the Cardinals 5-2 in the season opener at Blue Mound Ice Arena. “It was great to finally be able to play...
On Christmas Eve, Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester (left) drove from Ivanhoe to Luverne to present LHS sophomore Zoe Wek with a certificate of appreciation for her role in a positive outcome from a June 4 boating accident near Lake Benton.
A Luverne teen received a Christmas Eve gift when Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester drove from Ivanhoe to thank her for her help during a June 4 boating accident. “I want to thank you with this certificate of appreciation and thank you for all you did that day,” he said to Zoe Wek. “You really...
Red Arndt
A Luverne man credited with bringing a stable water supply to the city has died, leaving behind a legacy of leadership. Lennis “Red” Arndt of Luverne was an original board member of Lewis & Clark when it was incorporated in January 1990.  He became vice-chairman in 1994 and then chairman in...

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