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More than 300 youth from across Minnesota gathered at the 4-H Building June 8-11 on the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) youth leadership conference. Attending from Rock County were Whitney Elbers,...
Lorraine Vorwerk
Lorraine “Corky” Vorwerk, 82, Detroit Lakes, died July 12, 2016, at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A funeral service was Saturday, July 16, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. Lorraine Lundberg was born May 7, 1934,...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the “American Pickers” team are returning to Minnesota to film episodes throughout the region in August. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers on their hunt for...
More than half of southwest Minnesota adults consider themselves to be about the right weight, when in reality 70 percent are overweight or obese. That’s according to a 2015 public health survey of 16 counties in southwest Minnesota to measure physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, dental...
Karen Holst
Karen Ardis Holst, 73, Spicer, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 2, at her home in Spicer. A funeral service will be at 11 a..m. Thursday, July 7, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Steen. A visitation will be...
Verna Busch
Verna Laura Busch, 91, Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. A funeral service was Friday, June 24, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was Saturday, June 25, at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Fulda. Verna Bartels was...
According to siblings Helen Probst and Helmer Haakenson, the girls in the front row are Ruth Norelius (left), Phyllis Brooks, Arlene Johnson, Borgheld Birkeland, Betty Lou Jansma, Betsy Ross, (back) Mary Ann Tomlinson, Dorothy Koehn, Hilda Richards, Faith Vande Velde, Helen Long and Jeanne Edmonds.
A former Luverne High School student revealed the identities of 15 classmates recently depicted in a book about high school sports and activities in Minnesota. Helen Probst, a LHS Class of ’39 graduate, wrote the Star Herald from her Oroville, California, home with the student names. “I knew most...
An emergency room visit resulted in a felony drug arrest when a Wanda, Minnesota, man showed up at Sanford Luverne demanding pain medicine. John Charles Baumann, 64, was charged in Rock County District Court with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession after he tested positive for meth and...
Burdell Rowe
Burdell W. Rowe, 95, Luverne, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial of cremains was at the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Burdell Rowe was born July 30, 1920, to William Rowe Jr....
Esther Weber
Esther Emma Ruth Weber, 92, Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Steen.   Esther Kitchenmaster was...

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