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The Luverne High School speech team competed in Minneota Saturday. Earning awards were (front, left) Alexa Chesley, Nicole Hoogland, Chance Tunnissen, Seno Chanthalangsy, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second) Sophia Lanoue, Luke Thorson, Xavier Carbonneau, Meagan Hansen, Parker Carbonneau, (third) Katherine Pizel, Mia Wenzel, Hannah Baker, Rylee Anderson, (back) Josie Golla and Jonah Louwagie.
Luverne High School speech team captured the first-place team trophy Saturday at the Vikings Invitational in Minneota. Twenty-five Cardinals competed at the event with three students double-entered at the meet, which featured 200 other speakers in three rounds of competition. Categories,...
Dispatch report Jan. 31 •Deputy reported suspicious vehicle on Cedar Street and Main Street. •Complainant on 221st Street, Jasper, reported suspicious activity. Feb. 1 •Deputy reported an open door on N. Freeman Avenue. •Complainant on N. Blue Mound Avenue reported subject passed away. •Deputy was...
Esther Hilda Pearl (Wegener) Eyberg, 97, Burnsville, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. A memorial service will be Saturday, March 28, at the Ebenezer Ridges Chapel. A private interment will be in Fort Snelling. The Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina, is in charge of the arrangements....
William J. Butzer, 67, Luverne, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at his home A public visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family service will be Friday. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www....
Frederick “Bugs” John Augustad, 87, Luverne, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A private family memorial service was held. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0213 DN)
Cleo Kjenslee
Cleo B. Kjenslee, 100, Mankato, died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at New Perspective Senior Living in Mankato. A funeral service was Friday, Feb. 7, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato. Interment was at the Woodland Hills Memorial Park. Cleo Kjenslee was born Nov. 5, 1919, to Oscar and Carrie (Lee...
Henrietta Elbers
Henrietta Elbers, 87, Hills, died on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at her home. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Interment was at the Eastside Cemetery in Steen. Henrietta Vanden Berg was born Feb. 14, 1932, to Teunis and Elizabeth (Nicolay) Vanden Berg...
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Construction will begin this summer on the third phase of Luverne’s Loop path, according to discussion at the Luverne Economic Development Authority meeting Monday morning. EDA director Holly Sammons said a bid letting date has been set for March 4 and work will likely begin in June on the portion...
Colleen Deutsch
Luverne School Board member Colleen Deutsch was recently named to the 2020 All-State School Board through the Minnesota School Boards Association. Deutsch was one of six school board members across the state presented the prestigious award, which was presented Jan. 16 during the MSBA Leadership...
Luverne’s Rita Miller (fourth from right) was nominated by Minnesota West Community and Technical College for the statewide honor of Outstanding Educator. She’s pictured with her students in the medical lab technician program at Minnesota West in Luverne. From left are Blanca Phommaracksa, Benard Kirui, Gracia Maldonado, Keenee Oo, Chandra Bhandari, Pramila Rai, Damber Bhandari, Shajal Monger, Gopi Gajmer, Dr. Rita Miller (program director), Kelly Block (adjunct instructor), Bhola Bhandari and Isabella Hubb
Minnesota West Community and Technical College has selected Rita Miller, Luverne, as a nominee for the statewide Outstanding Educator Award. The award acknowledges “exceptional individual professional accomplishment and encourages ongoing excellence in teaching,” according to Jackie Otkin, dean of...

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