speech

Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the second in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Sen. Schall, after a brief statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the first part of this speech....
Luverne High School seniors (from left) Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema and Knute Oldre competed in their final Minnesota State High School League speech tournament Saturday in Apple Valley. The students earned fourth-, third- and fifth-place medals respectively.
Class of 2017 speech students set the bar a little higher Saturday when four seniors competed in their last state tournament. Luverne students Knute Oldre, Dylan Thorson, Marisol Hartshorn and Samantha Ykema placed at the 2017 Minnesota State High School League tournament at Apple Valley High...
Three Luverne High School speech team members have been named to the All-State Speech Team. Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema and Knute Oldre met a rigorous set of milestones over the course of their speech careers to qualify for the recognition. They’re among 66 competitors statewide to join the 2017...
Ten Luverne speech students competed in the final rounds of the Section 3A tournament Saturday in Marshall. Pictured are (front row, from left) Hannah Baker, Seno Chanthalangsy, (second row) Adriana Gonzalez, Sage Ver Steeg, Samantha Ykema, Marisol Hartshorn, Chance Tunnissen, (back) Knute Oldre, Shane Berning and Dylan Thorson.
Four Luverne High School speech team members will compete at the Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament later this month after qualifying at Saturday’s 3A section meet in Marshall. Seniors Marisol Hartshorn, Samantha Ykema, Dylan Thorson and Knute Oldre will represent Luverne in Apple...
The Luverne speech team placed second at the subsection tournament March 28 in Adrian, with Windom taking first place. The top four finishers in each of the 13 categories move on to section competition on Saturday, April 8, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Alternates are those...
Earning recognition at the Big South Conference meet March 16 in New Ulm were (from left) Shane Berning, Knute Oldre, Marisol Hartshorn, Dylan Thorson and Samatha Ykema.
The Cardinal speech team finished the regular season with the Big South Conference in New Ulm Thursday, March 16, and the SMSU Invitational in Marshall Saturday, March 20. Five Cardinal speakers made it to the final round of competition in New Ulm. Dylan Thorson and Knute Oldre won first place in...
The Luverne Cardinal Speech Team finished in third place at Saturday’s contest in Montevideo. Pictured in the front row, from left are Shelbie Nath, Seno Chanthalangsy, Rylee Anderson, Sage VerSteeg, Xavier Carbonneau, Nicole Hoogland, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second row) Lindsey Roemeling, Julia Ferguson, Rebecca Austin, Chance Tunnissen, Alexa Chesley, Emma Mumme, (back) Shane Berning, Knute Oldre, Jonah Louwagie, Gunnar Oldre and Cameron Wessels.
The Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo speech event Saturday, March 11. The Luverne team of 29 took third place in a field of 12 entries. Eighteen Luverne  participants earned honors: Creative expression: Shelbie Nath, first; Cameron Wessels, third. Discussion: Knute Oldre, first;...
The Luverne speech team hosted 16 teams and 199 students at its home invitational Saturday. Seventeen Cardinal speakers were medal winners: Creative expression: Shelbie Nath, second; Cameron Wessels, third; Hope Thorson, sixth. Discussion: Samantha Ykema, second. Extemp reading: Courtney Wendland,...
Eight members of the Luverne Cardinal Speech Team have a closer bond to each other than to any of their other 56 teammates. As siblings, the Fergusons, Jarchows, Oldres and Thorsons support, encourage and sometimes compete against each other at speech competitions. High school speech is open to...
The Luverne Cardinal Speech Team finished second Feb. 18 at the Redwood Valley Speech Invitational. Receiving individual honors are (front, from left) Xavier Carbonneau, Seno Chanthalangsy, Megan Rogers, Sage VerSteeg, Samantha Ykema, Julia Ferguson, (second row) Adriana Gonzalez, Brianna Jonas, Courtney Wendland, Shane Berning, Dylan Thorson, Knute Oldre (back) Jacinda Hustoft, Jonah Louwagie, Chance Tunnissen and Cameron Wessels.
Luverne Cardinal speakers participated in the Redwood Valley Speech Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 18. They brought home the second-place large team trophy. The host schools look for a natural break in number of entries (not size of school district) to determine large versus small team. At Redwood...

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