Washington

Frieda Kooiker
Frieda May Kooiker, 68, of Magnolia, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, surrounded by her family. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne with burial in the Kanaranzi Cemetery. Frieda Van Ess was born June 30, 1953, to...
Fifty students, parents and faculty from Hills-Beaver Creek High School pose for a picture outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The group was the first to take part in the school’s World Classroom field trip June 25-28. Participants include (front row, sitting, from left) Kadence Rozeboom, Harli Rozeboom, Jamesyn Klosterbuer, Mya Erickson, Abigayl Olson, Isabella DeBoer, Steph Bass, (second) Tedra Voss, Gavin Voss, Lexxus Wessels, Sawyer Borch, Cameron Allen, Izzy Wysong, Ella Sammons, Abbie Harris,
History books came alive for 50 parents, students and faculty from Hills-Beaver Creek High School who recently traveled with the H-BC World Classrooms field trip. The group spent June 25-28 visiting Washington, D.C., and other historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania...
Pamela GoeskeKruse (maiden name Goeske), 58, Everett, Washington, originally of Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington, after suffering from brain cancer. A private family service will be held at a later date in Everett.  Pamela “Pam” Goeske was born...
To the Editor: I greet you with lament from the nation’s capital. Many of you have read in my favorite weekly paper, or heard my messages in church, about our need as a country to treat each other with greater compassionate listening and love during these challenging times. COVID-19 and the events...
Luverne students traveled to Washington, D.C., July 5-9. Pictured on the steps of the U.S. Capitol are (front, from left) Hunter Gaffaney, Ashton Sandbulte, Ethan Rahm, Kristin Rud, Madee Schmuck, Kayetlin Huiskes, Grace Sandbulte, Hunter Ahrendt, Casey Sehr, Connor Overgaard, Eli Radtke, Tanner Terrio, Mallory Nelson, Kaylee Voorhees, (second row) Kyle Ferguson, Logan Ommen, Ayden Bonnett, Matthew McClure, Kendall Buss, Cheyenne Schutz, Mia Wenzel, Olivia Huisman, Rylee Anderson, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Tenle
“My favorite part was seeing all the different memorials representing so many major events in our history.” That’s how Luverne High School student Brooklynn Ver Steeg summarized her recent trip to Washington, D.C., July 5 – 9. “Being able to stand in front of these structures and listen to our...
Jason Berghorst
“Do as I say, not as I do” is an old saying that most adults can relate to once in a while. We find ourselves giving advice to young people but not always following that wisdom ourselves. I had such an experience last week while chaperoning a school trip to Washington, D.C. We had a great trip and...
If you don’t live in rural America, you may well have some preconceptions about what it’s like “out here” in the heartland. It’s true, the news hasn’t been good: the worst farm economy in a generation, never-ending wet weather that has kept farmers out of the field when they can least afford it,...
Robert Riddle
Robert Jack “Bob” Riddle, 60, Luverne, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at his home.  A celebration of life and sharing of memories was Monday, Sept. 11, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW will be at a later date....
Albert Peterson Al Peterson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Bellingham, Washington. He was born April 29, 1925, in Edgerton, Minnesota, to Albert I. and Violet (Ray) Peterson. Al graduated from Edgerton High School, earned his B.A. at Hamline University and his M.A. at Cal State...
John and Misty Hamann
Misty Davis and John Hamann, both of Seattle, Washington, were married Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of David and Louise Davis, Dothan, Alabama. The groom is the son of Melvin and Phydelis Hamann, Luverne. Misty is a 1994 graduate of Tom Clark High School in San...
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