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...
Rep. Schomacker helps approve Real Id legislation  The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that would allow the implementation of REAL ID. Without it, Minnesota driver’s licenses can no longer be used to board airplanes beginning January 2018. State Representative Joe...
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...

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