Luverne

Rain and muddy roads had delayed the move of Scott and Lisa Remme’s house from Steen to east of Luverne for about a month until Wednesday, Dec. 23, when frost had made the roads more solid.
Drivers in the east- and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 may have been startled by a two-story house being transported over the bridge between Luverne and Magnolia Wednesday morning, Dec. 23. No one was more apprehensive of the travel than the home’s new owners, Scott and Lisa Remme of Luverne. “...
Lorraine Stoel poses with her winning entry in the Carnegie Cultural Center’s Festival of Trees contest. Stoel used more than 70 handmade cards she designed featuring the iris folding technique to decorate her tree.
More than 70 handmade cards decorated this year’s winner of the Carnegie Cultural Center Festival of Trees contest. Winner Lorraine Stoel earned the first-place award of $50 for her tree design called “Got Mail.” Her tree displayed her handmade paper cards using iris folding, a paper folding...
Edwina Rust
Edwina Carroll Rust, 86, Luverne, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Edwina Doyle was born July 13, 1929, to John and...
Since Greta VanDerBrink took the reins as Rock County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) coordinator 13 years ago, the program has grown to be the largest and most successful in the seven-county area.
"As one person, I cannot change the world, but I can change the world for one person.” Greta VanDerBrink said this quote by Paul Shane Spear captures the essence of her work matching volunteers with people who need help. “This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” said VanDerBrink...
SWMH Center’s Board of Directors President Marlene Tregaser (holding scissors) cut the ceremonial ribbon. Pictured (from left) are Chamber Board President Derek Boeve, SWMH board director Les Nath, general contractor Curt Valnes, Tregaser, SWMH board director Ron Boyenga, SWMH executive director Scott Johnson, SWMH business manager Dennis Gyberg, and Chamber board members Ryan Wynia, Faye Bremer, Laurie Ketterling, Sherri Thompson, Heidi Sehr and Mark Ommen.
Luverne Area Chamber and the community celebrated Southwestern Mental Health Center’s ribbon-cutting and open house Friday afternoon.  In late October, SWMH staff moved into the 9,700-square-foot facility just off East Main Street in Luverne on South Spring Street. The $1.2 million renovation of...
Milton Donald Gibbs, 80, Luverne, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Living Rock Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Arrangements are through Hartquist Funeral Home,...
Louise Kiebach
Louise Lena Kiebach, 101, Luverne, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 22, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Memory Gardens near Luverne. Louise Kiebach was born June 23, 1914, to Robert and Erene (...
Sixth grade concert band
Luverne instrumental students entertained audiences Thursday night, Dec. 17, with their performance of the Winter Band Concert in the Luverne High School gym. Fifth-graders, under the direction of Angie Swenson, made their performance debut, and the evening’s music grew more polished as the older...
A tourist and a pilgrim are two distinctly different mind-sets. We have all been tourists. We have identified certain places to visit, consulted guide books and purchased maps. We have packed our suitcases, making certain to include our cameras and video recorders. By car or bus or train or plane...

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