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Iva Elbers
Iva Jean Elbers, 83, Luverne, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, March 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Iva Jean Wessels was born to Fred and Jennie (...
Anna Van Batavia
Anna VanBatavia, 79, Luverne, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Tuesday, March 15, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Luverne. Anna was born on Nov. 4, 1942, to...
Luverne High School math league members returned to the Minnesota State High School Mathematics League Tournament Monday. Participants were (front, from left) Anja Jarchow, Hope Thorson, Kristin Rud, Ella Hoogendoorn, (back) Jaydon Johnson, Logan Ommen, Parker Carbonneau and Ethan Rahm, along with adviser Aaron Perkins. Not pictured is Trygve Gangestad.
Luverne High School math league members returned to the Minnesota State High School Mathematics League Tournament Monday. It was the second straight year a Luverne team advanced beyond the regular season Luverne went up against 11 other teams, placing eighth, one placing better than last year....
Construction on the Luverne Aquatics and Fitness facility is reaching final stages, according to recent City Council discussion. The council approved an $80,000 payment to Hoogendoorn Construction during its regular meeting March 8. Work completed this pay period includes the final cleanup,...
Workers from Indigo Signs spent three days last week changing the Casey’s General Store signage to a basic red and white color on the South Highway 75 store in Luverne. According to the Casey’s website, the Luverne store is one of more than 2,200 locations to drop “general store” from its official...
Boys’ hockey: Owen Sudenga, Patrick Kroski, Tyler Arends, Brock Behrend
Luverne’s Brock Behrend, a junior, and Patrick Kroski, a sophomore, were among 13 boys’ hockey players chosen for the 2021-22 Big South All-Conference team. Receiving honorable mention honors were LHS sophomores Tyler Arends and Owen Sudenga. Luverne posted a 13-3 record for 2021-22 and finished...
It was a tale of two halves for the Luverne Cardinal boys’ basketball team during the opening round of the Section 3AA-South tournament.  The No. 6-seeded Luverne team traveled to No. 3-seeded Fairmont Saturday afternoon.  After falling behind 28-16 in the first half, LHS more than doubled its...
In this file photo from the team section tournament earlier this year, Luverne’s Braydon Ripka pins his Wabasso opponent. Ripka went on to place second in the individual champions and earn a trip to the state wrestling tournament.
Braydon Ripka earned a trip to the state wrestling tournament Friday, March 4, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul by placing second in the Section wrestling tournament. For his first match at state, Ripka drew the Section 6A senior from West Central - Ashby, Ruebens Swanson, with a 44-9 record,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 23, 1902. Luverne Was Victorious At the Inter-Scholastic Athletic Meet The Luverne High School Team Captured Everything Worth Having and for the First Time Wrested the Championship from Marshall—Special Credit for the Victory Due to Hyke and...
Audrey Opitz
Audrey Opitz, 91, Luverne, died Friday, March 4, 2022, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Audrey Hills was born on March 2, 1931, to Ora and Hazel (Doschadis) Hills in Beardsley. As a child, Audrey babysat for neighbor children. She later worked as a waitress in Beardsley and at Rogers Dairy in...

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