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Luverne High School’s Mock Trial Team returns to state competition March 3-4 in St. Paul. The team earned the right to compete at state by defeating Lakeview High School Feb. 20. Pictured are (front, left) team members Knute Oldre, Tatiana Gust, Susan Thompson, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts, Dylan Thorson, (back) Hannah Hoogland, Hans Bakken, Jadyn Anderson, Mira Uithoven, Madi Schandelmeier, Megan Rogers and Alexa Chesley.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team returns to this year’s state tournament building on confidence from last year’s tenth-place finish in the state. “We think we are better prepared,” said junior Dylan Thorson, a three-year member of Luverne High School’s team. “Last year we were sort of awestruck.” The 2015...
Macy Oldre and Caleb Ellingson
Bryce and Ellie Oldre, Luverne, and Dan and Linda Ellingson, Beaver Creek, announce the engagement of their children Macy Oldre, Luverne, and Caleb Ellingson, Beaver Creek. Macy graduated from Luverne High School in 2010 and from Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, in 2014. She...
Bernice Bartels, 95, Hills, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Services are pending with Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, jurrensfuneralhome.com.  (0225 DN)
Helen B. Meyer, 99, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Mayo Hospital in Mankato. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0225 DN)
Esther R. Weber, 92, Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0225 DN)
Arnold Rieckman, 88, Luverne, formerly of Jasper, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral mass was Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota, at a later date....
Nine Luverne students received medals/honors Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Pipestone Invitational Speech Tournament. Pictured front from left are Megan Rogers, Gunnar Oldre, Samantha Ykema, Marisol Hartshorn, (back) Ryleigh Beers, Knute Oldre, Dylan Thorson, Paul Witte and Derek Krueger.
The Luverne speech team competed Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Pipestone Invitational, the largest invitational ever hosted by the Pipestone speech team. Twenty-four teams brought a total of 409 student speakers to the event. Each participant competed in three preliminary rounds, and the top six from...
Genevieve Murphy
Genevieve J. Murphy, 81, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, Iowa. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Mauer- Johnson Funeral Home with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Kolleen Queener officiated. Burial will...
Monday’s blizzard prevented photographer Brian Peterson from traveling to Luverne for a presentation on the “State of Wonders” book he co-authored. The book features the prairie and natural features of the Blue Mounds State Park and Rock County, and Peterson’s talk would have tied in with Luverne’s...
The Southwest Crisis Center will sponsor an “Orange-Out” event in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month at the Windom vs. Luverne double-header basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Windom. All four teams will join together to raise awareness during this game by wearing orange....

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