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Marlene Bottorff
Marlene J. Bottorff, 85, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Joplin, Missouri. Marlene Krehbiel was born July 31, 1935, to Peter and Ida (Kaufman) Krehbiel in Newton, Kansas. She attended McPherson High School. Marlene married Ivan Bottorff on April 7, 1956, in Moundridge, Kansas. She was an active...
Judy Binford
Judith A. Binford, 77, Hills and Luverne, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Judith Bruggeman was born on June 30, 1943, to Loren and Corinne...
The Luverne Cardinals took part in the Big South Conference cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Redwood Falls. The girls’ varsity squad earned first place, while the boys finished fourth. The girls had six Top 10 finishers, and all eight runners finished in the Top 13. Tenley Nelson and...
Luverne's LeShad Smith looks for open field after catching a pass against the Pipestone Area Arrows on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Luverne Cardinals opened the volleyball season Thursday, Oct. 8, in Redwood Falls. It wasn’t the start that the Cardinals were hoping for as they fell to Redwood Valley, 3-1. “We had some great things happen,” Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “We can’t wait to play Redwood again. We are...
Luverne's Roz Oye returns a shot during her match on Monday, Oct. 12, in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinals fell in the section semifinals to Blue Earth Area, 6-1, on Thursday, Oct. 8. The lone victory for the Cardinals came on the doubles side of things. Jacey Smith and Olivia Wieneke won their match in straight sets. The duo won the first set 7-5 and the second set by the same...
Luverne's Zach Ahrendt waits for the Pipestone Area Arrows to break the huddle on Friday, Oct. 9. Ahrendt recently committed to play football at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Zach Ahrendt’s football season as a senior has been cut short due to Covid-19. The Luverne Cardinals will play a six-game regular season and a shortened section tournament with no plans for a state tournament. This won’t be the last season Ahrendt gets to strap on the shoulder pads, however. The...
Jan Olson spent 37 years teaching in Luverne Public Schools. She decided to retire this summer.
Jan Olson spent 37 years teaching in Luverne Public Schools, primarily sixth-grade English, and recently decided to retire. “It wasn’t until this past summer that I decided it was the right time to retire,” she said. “Everyone always told me I would know when the time was right — it just seemed...
At one point there were eight combines, four grain carts and roughly 10 trucks and semis operating at one time in the Muller soybean fields.
Friends and neighbors of Randy and Bonnie Muller joined forces last week to help with the Mullers’ 2020 soybean harvest after Bonnie was hospitalized with lung cancer. Randy said the harvest help took some pressure off his schedule as he balanced time between the fields near Jasper and the hospital...
The Luverne High School 2020 football team members include (front, from left) cheerleaders Brenn Siebenahler, Myles Trimble, Ryenn Stegenga, Mariam Alinizi, Syndal Pick, Bridget Thielbar, Phoebe DeBates, Anna Boltjes; (second row) Zach Overgaard, Matthaus Dobbe, Shaid Shearer, Casey Sehr, Jack Schlosser, Trygve Gangestad, Zach Kruse, Jamie McCarthy, Ashton Sandbulte, Andy Halverson, Jack Voorhees, Carter Sehr; (third row) coach Tony Sandbulte, Caleb Hein, Braydon Ripka, Luke Bosch, Ethan Beyer, Ayden Bonnet
The Luverne Cardinals football team is coming off a 2019 campaign in which they finished the season with a 6-4 record and fell one game short of reaching the section championship. It was a disappointing end to what was a strong season. The Cardinals finished second in the district with a 4-1 record...
Grand Prairie Events in Luverne will be the location for the Minnesota Department of Health’s free, “no barrier” COVID-19 testing next week. MDH is hosting free testing stations in dozens of communities across the state, and Luverne’s testing event will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through...

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