Luverne

Bingo was the most popular place in the gym, likely because of the most generous prizes.
Luverne Music Boosters' annual Winter Carnival attracted big crowds to the high school gyn Saturday for carnival-style games, prizes, Bingo, raffle drawings, a cake walk, cotton candy, root beer floats, pizza and more. The event raises money for band and choir programs in Luverne schools.
The Luverne speech team began its 2017 season in Worthington Saturday, Feb. 4. Twenty-six team members competed with approximately 275 other students from 18 schools in three rounds of competition. As a team the Cardinals finished in sixth place. Seven Cardinal speakers received individual...
Marvin Nelson, 100, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. He was surrounded by family. Marvin Glen Nelson, son of Gullik and Mable (Olson) Nelson, was born on Nov. 19, 1916 in Martin Township, Minnesota. After his birth mother’s death in childbirth, he was raised by his...
John Joseph Granneman, 91, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at the Augustana Health Care Center in Apple Valley. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed at St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. John Granneman was born on...
Ellen Mae Cinkle, 89, formerly of Luverne, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at the Keystone Senior Living in Prior Lake. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Ellen Pierson was born on July 29,...
Judy Mae Hawes, 75, Luverne, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. A funeral was Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Luverne United Methodist Church. Burial followed at the Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper. Judy Stuckenbroker  was born on Jan. 11, 1941, to John and Elizabeth (...
Merecie Jo Domagala, 53, Luverne, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Living Rock Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Merecie Sterrett was born to Timothy and Rita (Rees) Sterrett on Sept....
Luverne saw significant progress and improvement from the turn of the century through the middle of the 1910s. The reality of the war in Europe spread when citizens in this community bonded together to help their families, friends and former neighbors in Europe. For the most part, the people of...
By 1886, the Union Block (where the Palace is now located) housed the Commercial Hotel operated by Mike McCarthy and became the Hotel Luverne operated by Joles and Johnson. In 1892, the hotel was purchased by James Gray and remodeled. It was renamed the Luverne House.
Palace Theatre puts Luverne on the map in early 1900s As Luverne became a bustling city around the turn of the century, the southeast corner of Main Street and Freeman Avenue became an important part of the community.  Today, this corner is home to the Historic Palace Theatre, which observed its...
Douglas C. McClure, 87, Luverne, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Douglas McClure was born...

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