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Tenlee Pick (left) and Mallorie Edstrom read a story about the gingerbread man during Discovery Time’s Wednesday afternoon class. The class, now offered two days a week, will expand to three days per week after a $37,500 state grant is fully implemented.
Approval of a recent Early Learning Scholarship will expand and improve early childhood learning opportunities in the Luverne School District. The $37,500 scholarship through the Minnesota Department of Education expands the School Readiness and Discovery Time programs. Some of the new services...
The Luverne High School choir sings, "Baby Born in Bethlehem," by Victor C. Johnson.
Luverne Middle and High School students presented their combined Winter Concert Friday night in the Luverne High School gym. Seana Graber is the choral director for the students in grades 6-12, and the concert was accompanied by Dolly Taubert, Janine Papik and Emma Verbrugge. The final number of...
Larry N. Torgerson, 71, of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, formerly of Waseca, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A committal service will take place at a later date. Dingmann Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Luverne is assisting...
So here we are again, one of my favorite times of the year — Christmas. Christmas is that magical time of Santa, toys, children, trees, tinsel, elves, Rudolph, carols and turkey. When I hear the words “It was the night before Christmas” or the melody of “Joy to the World, “ I still get thrills of...
About 50 people gather around the evergreen tree Thursday evening for the 2015 Tree of Lights ceremony. Sanford Luverne Hospice hosts the annual event.
More than 50 people participated in the Sanford Luverne Hospice 2015 Tree of Lights ceremony Thursday night, Dec. 3. The ceremony at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street was the first time in the event’s 20-year history that it was conducted at the city of Luverne’s new Flag Park. “It was our...
Teachers picket in front of the Luverne High School in December 1975. Dec. 12 marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the six-day strike.
Forty years ago this week, teachers in Luverne Public Schools went on strike as one of seven Minnesota school districts to do so in 1975. Their action canceled classes from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, giving students and non-union staff a long Christmas break. Classes resumed Jan. 5, 1976. A four-inch...
Green Earth Players actor Shawn Kinsinger reads a Christmas story to children at the Carnegie Cultural Center Saturday afternoon as part of the Carnegie's Festival of Trees and Winterfest Weekend.
Luverne's annual Winterfest celebration unfolded under mild weather and attached ample crowds to the dozens of Winterfest events and activities lined up for Dec. 4-7.
Alyssa Stegenga and  Ryan Hoff
Brett and Wendy Stegenga, Luverne, and Roger and Lisa Hoff, Steen, announce the engagement of their children Alyssa Stegenga and Ryan Hoff. Alyssa graduated from Luverne High School in 2010 and is a full-time pharmacy student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Ryan also...
Lorraine Stoel, Luverne, was selected to decorate one of 100 Christmas trees on display in the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota. She’s pictured with Noah Tainowitz, a third generation nephew.
One hundred finely decorated evergreen trees fill the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota, and a Luverne woman can take credit for one of them. Lorraine Stoel, a native of the Okaton, South Dakota, area, was invited to decorate a tree in a theme of her choosing. Stoel’s Christmas tree theme is...

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