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Ella Barber Ella A. Barber, 92, Luverne, formerly of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Ella is the mother of Rick Barber, Luverne. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Dingmann Funeral Home...
Donna Gertz
Donna Gertz Donna Mae Gertz, 91, West Fargo, North Dakota, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018. A funeral service was Friday, July 6, at Community Presbyterian Church in West Fargo. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Donna Brooks was born Jan. 19, 1927, to Lyman and Anna Brooks in Luverne. She...
William DeBates
William DeBates William Joseph “Bill” DeBates, 82, Luverne, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Mary...
Carol Nelson enjoys laughs and remembrances Tuesday afternoon, May 22, about the one and only employer she has had in her life. She was offered a job at the Exchange Bank in Hills as she graduated from H-BC in 1973. She has worked at the Luverne branch since 2011.
Carol Nelson’s colleagues honored her 45 years at Exchange State Bank, Luverne, on Tuesday, May 22, with a party and open house. “I never had a job interview,” Nelson said, looking back on her career. As a high school senior at Hills-Beaver Creek, then local bank owner Dennis Roning dropped by the...
Luverne High School senior Katie Fick credits her involvement with a wheelchair basketball team in Sioux Falls in helping her develop strength and agility while teammates showed her it’s possible to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  When Luverne High School senior Katie Fick rolls across the stage to receive her high school diploma Sunday afternoon, June 3, the paper document represents an end to childhood and the beginning of adult independence.  Much of Fick’s determination was fostered five years ago when she joined a...
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day.
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day for a candlelight vigil honoring those who served their country. Rock County Veterans Services Officer Dave Haugom led the event, which featured live music by Ron and Jane...
City electric utility workers move equipment on Walnut Avenue earlier this month.
  Luverne City Council members took action on another step in the process of building the new $4 million electrical substation in the industrial park. After a May 17 bid letting, the council at its May 22 meeting awarded the general contractor work to Highmark Erectors from Black Hawk, South Dakota...
  The next show at Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne will feature the work of 22 high school artists from southwest Minnesota and South Dakota. The June show is entitled “Foot in the Door,” because the intent is to support new artists, according to gallery owners and curators Cody and Nicole Henrichs...
Record-breaking heat descended on the area for Memorial Day weekend prompting this Angus cow south of Hardwick to seek a way to stay cool. Temperatures reached the 90s across the region with reports of areas reaching 100. According to the National Weather Service, Luverne’s Quentin Aanenson Field...
Katie Walgrave is an honorary Relay for Life chairperson and her husband, Russell Forrest, is this year’s honorary caregiver. Both will speak at the June 7 event.
  A new location, a new day and new honorary chairpersons will greet those who attend this year’s Rock County Relay for Life event in Luverne next week. Scheduled for Thursday, June 7, the event begins with the 5:30 p.m. supper and the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies in the Luverne Elementary School....

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