Luverne

Erika Egdorf delivers one of her signature impulsive hugs to Blue Mound Figure Skating Club Coach Cathy Shearer during a vitis to Egdorf's home on Thursday. March 10.
After 24 years of skating, Luverne's princess of the ice rink is retiring her skates. A hobby turned competitive passion has filled a room with trophies and medals and provided a source of self-esteem for a woman born with Down syndrome. "I just really love it," said Erika Egdorf when asked why she...
Luverne fifth-grader Jocelyn Hart (left) holds the first T-shirt featuring her winning design as announced by Parent Partners in Education President Anne Shelton Friday afternoon in the elementary school gym.
Jocelyn Hart was shocked when her name was called during the Flyover assembly Friday at the Luverne Elementary School. All students and staff gathered in the gymnasium for the school’s monthly S.O.A.R.R. program, a celebration of positive student behavior. The assembly also provided the parent...
Greg Burger has been with Minnwest Bank Luverne for 32 years.
When Greg Burger reflects on more than 40 years in his banking career, the memories are accented by both challenges and rewards. For example, he vividly recalls the farming crisis of the 1980s, but he said the satisfaction of helping people is what colors his career. “It’s been a wonderful career...
More than 1,100 electric customers in Rock County and surrounding areas were without power for up to 90 minutes early Monday morning. Two substations were involved in the outage, one located west of Luverne on County Road 4 and the other near Hardwick. Both substations were connected to L & O...
Taking home individual honors at the Montevideo Speech Invitational Saturday were (from left to right) Gunnar Oldre, Alexa Chesley, Knute Oldre, Shelbie Nath, Paul Witte III, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Jonah Louwagie, and Hannah Ehlers.
Sixteen members of the Luverne Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo Invitational Saturday, March 12. Taking home individual honors were Gunnar Oldre, second, Humorous Interpretation; Alexa Chesley, ribbon, Duo Interpretation; Knute Oldre, first, Discussion; Shelbie Nath, sixth, Creative...
Do you know any of these athletes? This photo of the 1937 state champions, Luverne High School, is included in a book celebrating the 100 years of the Minnesota High School League. The names of the athletes were not included in the book.
A book depicting the 100-year history of the Minnesota State High School League includes photographs of Luverne students and credits a former Luverne Public School’s official as the “Father of the State League.” However, the photographs, besides those of Bell, do not list who is pictured in them....
Awanda Siebenahler empties a pan of green eggs.
Skits were among many special observances of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, including storytime with Superintendent Craig Oftedahl, reading with buddies, wearing “Cat in the Hat” red-and-white striped hats and eating green eggs and ham for lunch.
During Parents Night Monday, Feb. 29, parents watch as Luverne Mock Trial Team member Dylan Thorson (standing) asks Jadyn Anderson (sitting in the witness chair portraying Wilhelmina Hamm) questions about her character’s kidnapping. The team was able to practice in the courtroom at the Rock County Courthouse.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team earned an eighth-place finish at the state Mock Trial competition March 3-4 at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. Twelve teams qualified for the two-day competition. Deb Schandelmeier and attorney Jeff Haubrich coach the team. “I’m proud of them,” Haubrich said. “It...
To the Editor: In a couple of months, from May 17 to May 31, the filing period opens for individuals to announce their candidacy for local government positions. I will not be filing again. This is the last year of my term, and after serving on the council for 12 years it’s time for me to step down...

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