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Ardean “Bub” Walgrave poses with all the cards and greetings he received for his 100th birthday on Jan. 15. The Oasis Care Center staff read the cards to the centenarian and shared the picture on social media with the post, “It was a blast reading them all to him. His face would like up with each one.”
An impromptu celebration for Ardean “Bub” Walgrave’s 100th birthday took place Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, outside of the Oasis Care Home in Luverne. Friends and family sang “Happy Birthday to You” after the centenarian’s Jan. 15th birthday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singers directed...
Arden Wesley Hull, 87, New Prague, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in his home in New Prague. He was married to Darlene Swanson for 64 years. Arden is survived by his children, Vicki (Jacob) Sells, Kathie Hull, Debbie (Mark) Wheeler, David Hull and Patti Gilster; his 11 grandchildren, 15 great-...
Keith Aanenson
Keith Russell Aanenson, 78, Luverne, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, with a prayer service and time of sharing at 7:30 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. A funeral service will be...
JoAnn Van Engelenhoven
JoAnn Van Engelenhoven, 90, Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Jan. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. JoAnn White was born on April 9, 1930,...
Arlene Rollag
Arlene (Carlson) Rollag, 96, of Beaver Creek, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2021, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Private family funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Palisade Lutheran Church, rural Garretson, Rock County,...
Marian Helling
Marian Helling, 94, Bismarck, North Dakota, formerly of Luverne, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, after a brief illness. A family memorial service will take place at a future date at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Marian Olson was born March 17, 1926,...
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar hosted a conference call Friday with southwestern Minnesota mayors from Luverne, Marshall, Pipestone and Worthington. During the informal phone conversation, Klobuchar offered updates on legislative developments in Washington, D.C., and asked the mayors to brief her on the...
Members of the Hills-Beaver Creek High School football team donated some of their time by demolishing walls in the former New Vision Co-op in Hills. The building will become an office and structure for Game Plan 4 Hope and will be named “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope.”
A year after organizing, Game Plan 4 Hope is expanding and needs community help to reach its goal. Donations of money, materials and construction expertise are sought to make “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope” a reality. Organizers kicked off the efforts on Jan 1, including Jeff and Missy Bass, and Aaron...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office assisted Iowa authorities Sunday with a pursuit that ended with the arrest of two individuals. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Lyon County Iowa Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a vehicle pursuit that...
Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. During the weekend, Minnesota residents 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing. “Ice fishing is lots of fun and is...

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