Luverne

The Luverne School District superintendent’s office and the rest of the first floor of the west wing underwent a months-long remodel. The office is expected to be finished this week with personnel moving into the rest of the wing that includes counselors, athletic director and middle and high school principals.
With no students or staff in the Luverne Middle-High School building for the past six weeks, construction workers are completing and starting projects sooner than expected. District personnel will move back into offices on the newly remodeled first floor of the west wing next week. The first floor...
Area schools will finish the 2019-20 school year in virtual classrooms.   The announcement was made Thursday, April 23, through executive order by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.  “To preserve the health, safety and lives of Minnesotans, it is necessary to...
Matthew Franken
Matthew Vernon Franken, 44, Luverne, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at his home.        In accordance with Minnesota Executive Order and CDC guidelines, a private family visitation was held. A ceremony to celebrate Matt’s life will be at a later date.        Matthew Franken was born on...
(Read John 20:19-22, Luke 24:13-35)      A few weeks ago the Coronavirus crisis came upon us with a sudden rash of closings and life changes. Much confusion ensued, and several people I knew seemed to be panicking.      As this unfolded over several days, I started to think about a passage from J.R...
The “Skinny Building” at the alley along Cedar Street is on deck for some exterior improvements, thanks to help from the Luverne Economic Development Authority. During the April teleconference meeting last week, the LEDA approved a historic Façade Improvement Program application for John Deitering...
“It’s like God’s carrying you in this picture! Your feet aren’t even on the ground,” commented Peter Janiszeski’s cousin Stacey Belker Rubertus. Saturday morning Janiszeski ran the “Luverne Marathon” by himself to honor of three area families who lost loved ones in the past year.
Small groups of people gathered along Peter Janiszeski’s running route Saturday as he substituted the Boston Marathon with his own 26.2-mile Luverne Marathon. Friends, co-workers and community members cheered Janiszeski as he ran along Dodge Street, Blue Mound Avenue, 131st Street and Highway 75....
Martha Nowatzki and her father, John Feight, are pictured in his St. Louis Park apartment last October. John died April 6 from COVID-19. Martha returned Sunday to Luverne after recovering from the virus she contracted while helping to care for her father in the apartment.
A simple text on the morning of March 27 pulled Martha Nowatzki from her home in Luverne into a face-to-face battle with the coronavirus. The text from her stepsister was about her father, John Feight, 93, who had been taken by ambulance to the hospital after suffering various health issues for the...
An ag business is planning to build a 40-by-60-foot warehouse for Stine Seed distribution on a 1.23-acre lot in Luverne's Special Industry Second Addition.
Luverne city leaders are laying groundwork for another housing development adjacent to the recently purchased Lynn Lopau property on the west edge of town. Lowell and Kathleen Fick are transferring 4.13 acres to the Gary and Maxine Thies Mission Foundation, which supports the Lutheran Church...
To the Editor:        Thank you for the uplifting article on the front page of the Announcer dated April 11, 2020.        In light of the varying opinions on our current situation of the Covid-19 virus, one thing we know – we the people are not being told the entire story.        But in the words...
The Luverne Lions Club recently donated $750 to cover tuition for local student Emma Deutsch, 13, to attend Camp Gilbert this summer in Waubay, South Dakota. The camp, located at Camp Nesodak, is for children ages 8 to 18 living with Type 1 diabetes. “We are very grateful,” said Emma’s mom, Sarah...

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