Luverne

By Alan C. McIntosh, Editor and Publisher of Rock County Star Herald I am a “tired American.” I’m tired of being called the “Ugly American.” I’m tired of having the world panhandlers use my country as a whipping boy 365 days a year. I am a “tired American” — weary of having American embassies and...
Public Works employee Robin Stratton replaces the signs at the Main Street and Cedar Street intersection April 18 in downtown Luverne. At that point, he said there were 240 intersections and over 900 signs to go. The new signs are roughly two inches taller and wider and are reflective. They were...
Luverne Middle School Honor Roll   Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Eighth Grade: Russell Aanenson, Zachary Ahrendt, Kaitlyn Anderson, Rebecca Austin, Peter Baustian, Ethan Beyer, Annaliese Braucht, Xavier Carbonneau, Seno Chanthalangsy, Rachel DenHerder, Regan Feit, Dyllon Gehrke, Josephine Golla, Ellie...
Otto Bouma, 92, Luverne, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Saturday, April 22, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at Eastside Cemetery near Steen. Otto Bouma was born May 21, 1924, to Peter...
IBP in Luverne closed early in 1998 and later that same year, Gold’n Plump took over the former meat-packing building
IBP — Iowa Beef Packers — operated in Luverne from 1962 through 1998, and of all industrial economic development, it may have left the biggest footprint in terms of the town’s growth. Before IBP and its jobs arrived, Luverne’s northernmost border ended at Barck Street. Following is a piece written...
Eugene Erlandson
Eugene Lawrence Erlandson, 98, Adrian, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral Mass was Monday, April 17, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial with full military honors provided by the Adrian American Legion was in the St. Adrian Cemetery. Eugene...
James Veldkamp
James Gordon Veldkamp, 82, Luverne, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, April 15, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne with burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James Veldkamp was born Oct. 17, 1934, to Arend and Angie (...
Tom Skattum was the winner of the greased pig contest in 1967 for Luverne's century celebration
  Luverne celebrated its 100th anniversary on Labor Day weekend in 1967. The town was “spiffed up” for the occasion and hundreds of former residents made their way home for the four-day event. Estimates in the newspapers reported that during the four-day event 40,000 to 50,000 people participated...
Richard Hudson, 94, Luverne, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral mass was Monday, April 10, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Currie. Arrangements were with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www....
James Gordon Veldkamp, 82, Luverne, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m....

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