retirement

School secretary Diana Ouverson retired last week after 41 years.
Diana Ouverson could have retired 10 years ago, but she liked her job so much she stayed. “I love my job. Period. I love kids. I love people,” Ouverson said Friday, her last day with the Luverne School District. “It’s going to be very difficult leaving.” As Luverne Middle School-High School...
John Call has been Luverne City Administrator for 17 years.
Luverne City Administrator John Call formally announced his retirement at the Tuesday, May 24, city council meeting. “The last 17 years in Luverne have been the highlight of my 35-year career in city management,” Call wrote in his resignation letter to the council. “With a progressive mayor and...
Don Bryan began a career in banking in 1975, first at Hardwick State Bank and then through the merger with Security Savings Bank in Luverne. At age 75, Bryan celebrates his retirement with an open house at the Luverne bank on Tuesday.
A farm loan brought Hardwick’s Don Bryan into the banking business in 1975, and after 47 years in banking, he is retiring from the industry. On Tuesday, May 31, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Security Savings Bank in Luverne will host a retirement party in Bryan’s honor. “It has truly been an honor and...
Nurse medic Sheila Meyer retired from her work with the Rock County Ambulance after 20 years.
Nurse medic Sheila Meyer retired last week from her work with the Rock County Ambulance after 20 years of helping people in emergencies. “I finished my last shift last night and turned off my radio for the last time,” she said Friday. “It’s kind of sad.” Meyer’s work with ambulance forged...
Brenda Fodness
Brenda Fodness hung up her kitchen apron and removed her hairnet for the last time Tuesday after serving breakfasts and lunches at the Luverne Middle-High School for the past 24 years. While working in the school’s new cafeteria is more enjoyable than the basement kitchen she worked in for decades...
Saturday, July 31, is “Marlene Mann Day” in honor of the Luverne Public School business manager’s 55 years with the district. Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (left) presented Mann with a copy of the proclamation Thursday night, July 22, at her last Luverne School Board meeting.
Luverne School District business manager Marlene Mann attended her last school board meeting Thursday night, July 22, capping a 55-year career. Mann told board members, many of whom were students while she was on the job, that she found her job rewarding. “Even though I wasn’t in the classroom, I...
Tom Houselog's last day in the Rock County Land Records Office will be the end of July.
Tom Houselog will leave his post this summer as Rock County Land Records director after a 46-year career that spanned 21 years in Rock County and 25 years in Pipestone County. In his June 24 resignation letter to Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre, he said he’ll miss his work and the people he...
Luverne School Board members applauded retiring business manager Marlene Mann at their June 24 meeting for her dedication to the district. “She has done a remarkable job for the Luverne School District for 55 years,” said Superintendent Craig Oftedahl. “She has been an integral force in creating a...
Mike Wenninger poses for a photo at Redbird field in Luverne. The long-time Luverne high school baseball coach is stepping down after 25 years.
A longtime Luverne High School teacher and coach is experiencing a major lifestyle change. After 25-years, Mike Wenninger is stepping down as head coach of the LHS baseball program. Wenninger came to Luverne as a wide-eyed 22-year-old prior to the 1996-97 school year, and his quarter century run as...
Words of "retirement" encouragement were taped to Dooyema's door on his last day of school.
“Stand up if you ever had Mr. Dooyema as a teacher.” Luverne art teacher Chris Nowatzki made this request during the district’s employee recognition program on the last day of school Friday, May 28.  In response, over 30 of the teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, food service and...

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