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Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer (far right) returned to Luverne Oct. 24 as part of The Convenings, a statewide initiative to motivate communities to talk about end-of-life decisions. Three community members talked with Wurzer about their experiences with death and their advice on how to make the experience more positive.
Twelve-year-old Ross Bergman said music helped him and his family grieve the loss of his grandpa, Evan Ver Steeg, last year. “It was nice to let my feelings go on the piano,” he said at the Oct. 24 reConvening in the Palace Theatre. As a guest at the event, Bergman told host Cathy Wurzer of...
Chad Van Surksum (right) donated a kidney to his pastor, Billy Skaggs, of Living Rock Church, Luverne. It's been over a month since the operation and both are doing well.
Pastor Billy Skaggs told his Living Rock Church congregation last summer that his kidney was failing. He was on a transplant list, but he’d likely wait five years unless a living donor offered a kidney. The announcement was meant to be an update on his health and how it might affect his role as...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Luverne Center will host a 10-year Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. The school entrance opens into what was at one time the medical clinic entry. In the past 10 years the Luverne Learning Center has awarded 403 degrees to 373 different students, and the school continues to add programs fro degrees, both Associate of Arts and coursework toward bachelor's degrees.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Luverne Center will host a 10-year Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 4 pm. Monday, Nov. 6. The center opened its doors to students in the fall semester of 2007 as part of a joint effort between Minnesota West, Sanford Health Systems and the city of...
Kindness is the character-building theme at Luverne Elementary School this year, and school counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins is reinforcing the message with kindness rocks, which carry positive messages to be found by others in public places. Pictured are (around table, clockwise from lower left)...
Warren Herreid jokes with his comrades during a toast for the Last Man’s Club at the Veterans Day banquet in the Blue Mound Banquet Center in 2011. He’s pictured with (from left) Robert Anderson, Jake Boomgaarden and Earl Glaser, all of whom have since passed away.
One of Luverne’s most celebrated World War II veterans died Thursday, Oct. 26, leaving behind a legacy of military service in a community that meant the world to him. Warren Herreid Sr. was 96 years old when he passed away peacefully in the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. The coffee mug with...
Two hundred poultry processing employees are considering job options since Pilgrim’s Pride announced last week the Luverne plant will close Dec. 29. Among them is Tony Miller, who also survived the IBP plant closure nearly 20 years ago. “It’s not a good feeling,” he said. “And I remember thinking...
Local leaders are bracing for Dec. 29 when 200 workers are displaced from the Pilgrim’s Pride chicken processing plant in Luverne. A Monday afternoon meeting in Luverne City Hall called a dozen people around the table to plan a response. The group included representatives from Congressman Tim Walz...
Luverne district residents will vote Nov. 7 on a $23 million bond referendum for school building upgrades and improvements. While property owners study its impact on their taxes, students are studying the referendum as a class project in their high school government class. Teacher Dave Rysdam said...
Luverne School District residents will vote Tuesday on a school referendum that asks two questions. The first question asks for approval for a $16 million addition and renovation of the school facilities. The second question asks for approval for a $7 million performing arts center to be...
Luverne School Board members approved the purchase of new floor exercise equipment in action taken at their Oct. 26 meeting. In a 6-0 vote (board member Reva Sehr was absent), they agreed to the $35,034 equipment purchase from North Shore Gymnastic Sales in Hartland, Wisconsin. Costs for the mid-...

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