Luverne

Retiring Luverne Community Education Director Karen Willers leads the procession through the Luverne Public Schools parking lots. She retires after spending 41 years in the district.
For an hour on Thursday, May 21, students and parents created a bumper-to-bumper procession through the Luverne Public School parking lots. They waved, greeted, smiled and celebrated “We Did It!” with pre-K through senior high teachers and staff who stood on the sidelines waiting. The event was a...
The Luverne City Council met at the wastewater treatment plant Tuesday, May 19, to tour construction on the $14 million improvement project. The general contractor, Gridor Construction, Buffalo, has taken advantage of cooperative weather to make progress on Luverne’s wastewater treatment facility...
The building that used to be home to the Luverne Laundromat and Dry Cleaners in downtown Luverne was reduced to rubble Wednesday morning, May 20. Lynn Petersen with Chad VerSteeg Excavating used an excavator to grab, push, crush and load the block building into city of Luverne trucks for disposal...
Luverne drone operator Ryan Gee shared this aerial view of the fire that destroyed a shop near the home of Mark and Amy Overgaard in the Rowe Drive neighborhood where Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia also lives. In the short amount of time it took for crews to arrive, the nearby garage had heated to the point that the inside blinds started melting, and the exterior panes of the garage and house windows began to shatter from the heat. “If those inside panes had popped, it would have been hard to save the
An alert neighbor and quick emergency response saved the home of Mark and Amy Overgaard Friday when their shop was destroyed by fire. Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia lives in the same neighborhood as the Overgaards on Rowe Drive east of Luverne. He said he was on the back porch when he heard...
The Verne Drive-In Theater enjoyed positive response to its season opening night Friday night, May 22, in Luverne. New owners, the Kevin Rozeboom family, reported a nearly full house Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with lower attendance on Monday, when it rained. Theater operator Doug Rozeboom, and...
LHS band director James Jarvie shared his contribution from South Dakota where he spent Memorial Day with family. Playing taps with him were his father-in-law, Tim Bjorklund (pictured), and Tim’s sister, Barb Jensen.
Retired high school band director Dale Nelson played “Taps” in Luverne’s Maplewood Cemetery Monday along with buglers and trumpet players across the country for “Taps Across America.” With parades and gatherings canceled over the Memorial Day weekend, brass players were asked to stand on their...
Luverne Daisy Scout Mila Rensink, 7, and her mother, Emily Rensink, recently helped deliver 90 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to local organizations after the annual cookie sale was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. The regional council, Dakota Horizons, Sioux Falls, made arrangements and had...
Herald J. Marske, 94, Luverne, formerly of Worthington, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.        A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, with visitation prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the...
Larry Griffin, 71, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.        In accordance with Larry’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.        Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com...
Joyce Wessels
Joyce Elaine Wessels, 91, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.        A graveside service open to the public will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Please follow social distancing of 6 feet from those of other...

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