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David Francis O’Connor, 92, Pipestone, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Mass of Christian burial is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. David O’Connor was...
David John Granneman, 67, Coon Rapids, formerly of Luverne, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at United Hospital in St. Paul from ongoing health problems. Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 6, at Epiphany Catholic Church in Coon Rapids. David Granneman was born April 12, 1949, to John and...
Lois Hatting, 78, Luverne, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at...
Tammie Jungers Swenson, 58, formerly of Luverne, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, Iowa. A memorial visitation was Sunday, March 5, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Tammie Jungers was born March 13, 1958 to James and Donna (Peters) Jungers in Sibley, Iowa....
Doris Deragisch Blom, 82, Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in her home. A funeral service was Friday, March 3, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Hills. Doris Louise Smith was born April 23, 1934, to Carl and Rose (Berger) Smith on the family...
Wilbert Daniel Weis Jr., 66, Luverne, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.    A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A time of fellowship will be one hour prior to the service at the...
Tim David Christensen, 52, Luverne, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in his home. A memorial service was Saturday, Feb. 25, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial of cremains was in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Tim was born Oct.  9, 1964, to Dwayne and Becky (Skattum) Christensen in Luverne....
Luverne Middle School eighth-grader Brynn Thier was named the school’s 2017 Geography Bee champion. Thier completed a five-question tiebreaker to earn the chance to qualify for the state tournament.
Brynn Thier, a Luverne Middle School eighth-grader, knows the value of never giving up. Her perseverance garnered the title of LMS’ 2017 Geography Bee champion. According to teacher April Wallace, Thier has made the final rounds each of the past three years. This year’s final round, however, was...
The earliest history of schools in Luverne goes back to 1868 when it was noted that E.N. Darling taught four pupils in the Philo Hawes cabin. In 1871 the first public school was held in a sod blacksmith shop. There were six students and the teacher was paid $16.66 per month. Also in 1871 the...
By Jason Berghorst Adrian Middle/High School Principal Tim Christensen, Luverne, died unexpectedly on Sunday. According to Adrian Superintendent Roger Graff, Christensen had been the middle/high school principal since 2007. “He immediately established himself as an effective leader and gained the...

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