Luverne

Pearl Nellie Smith, 91, Luverne, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton. A funeral service was Friday, March 17, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Pearl Boeve was born on Jan. 16, 1926, to Ed and Jennie Boeve...
The first known religious service in Rock County was August 12, 1868. It was conducted by a Presbyterian minister, Dr. Rice. He had accompanied a group of government surveyors and found a few scattered settlers. The audience was about a dozen including the surveyors. He preached from the Mounds,...
Bryce Smiens, 59, Luverne, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A time of fellowship will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at The Howling Dog. A private family committal of cremains will be at  a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne,...
Calvin Morrison, 59, Luverne, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family service will take place at a later date. Calvin was born July 11, 1957, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Jerry and Majorie (Ellis) Morrison. He graduated from high...
Rock County is and always has been an agricultural community. The first settlers to Rock County saw nothing but prairie grass when they arrived in the mid-1860s. Trees lined rivers and streams, and Native Americans roamed the land. With the federal Homestead Act, many adventure seekers saw...
Pearl “Nellie” Smith, 91, Luverne, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton. Arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneralhome.com.
Bryce Smiens, 59, Luverne, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private family committal of cremains will be at  a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.
Richard “Dick” Hampton, 88, Luverne, formerly of Adrian, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A memorial service will be at a later date, and an announcement will be posted prior to that date. Arrangements are through Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, South Dakota...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team punched their ticket to the Minnesota State Class A Boys’ Hockey Tournament for the second time in school history at the Lund Center on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter March 1. The Cardinals defeated Marshall 5-1 to complete a three-game run through the...
The success of this year’s Luverne boys’ hockey team is the realization of a dream born long before these players were even born. My brother Deny and I began playing hockey at the same time in 1984 when I was 5 years old and he was 9. Our dad, Dave, also began refereeing hockey games in the area...

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