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To the Editor: We have always taken pride in the many positive features of living in Luverne. We are grateful for the snow removal that is done so soon after a snowfall. In most instances the downtown businesses and homes are well maintained. Our parks are always neat and inviting for picnics,...
Darlene Boisen
Darlene Rose Boisen, 88, Luverne, ied Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society — Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, May 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Darlene Friday was born on March 27, 1931,...
The Easter egg hunt at Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness may become an annual activity, based on the enthusiasm generated by the first egg hunt Friday afternoon. “We wanted to find something different to do for the kids during the break,” said pool manager Sam Honerman. Schools were not in session...
George Bonnema updated Luverne City Council members at their April 16 meeting about plans for a new building for Generations (formerly Rock County Senior Citizens). The group originally planned to preserve the newer portion of the senior building (the kitchen and dining room) and replace the south...
A bike trail in memory of Chris Ashby received support last week from Rock County Commissioners. Gene and Barb Ashby of rural Luverne outlined their proposal April 16 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. Commissioners voted 4-0 to allow staff to engineer and research possible funding sources...
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Luverne native Bill Keitel introduced his Silent Oak Society at the Chamber After Hours event in the Brandenburg Gallery Monday on Earth Day. “My grandfather didn’t want people to bring flowers to his funeral; instead, he asked them to plant a tree,” Keitel said. “And so began my obsession with...
Luverne Elementary kindergarten students presented six songs for the “Music and Me” program Thursday afternoon in the school gymnasium. Director Shirlee Gilmore told audience members that the program gives “a little peek into what we have learned this year.” The 86 students demonstrated group...
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Any given month at least a dozen Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers gather for support, share experiences and bust myths about the disease. The Luverne Parkinson’s disease support group will celebrate its third year in existence this fall.  At their April 18 meeting last week, the group...
Virginia Ruddy, 76, Luverne, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.  (0418 DN)  
Beaulah F. “Bea” Ashburn, 97, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Her family will host a celebration of life and private family interment on May 4 at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas.  (0418 DN)  

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