Luverne

Amber and John Hadjis
Amber Baustian and John Hadjis were married Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Parents of the bride are Mike and Cyndy Baustian, Jasper. Parents of the groom are Greg and Diana Hadjis, Bridgeport, West Virginia. Grandparents of the bride are Walter and Jean...
Ann Elizabeth (Weis) Pick, 72, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Canistota, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Catherine Catholic Church.  Visitation with the family will be from 9-10 a.m. at the...
Eileen Bouwman
Eileen Kathryn Bouwman, 93, Luverne, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 25, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial was at the Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper. Eileen Stallinga was born May 15, 1922, to Peter and Susanna (...
Tammy Makram (right) began searching for her birth parents through social media and DNA testing sites in January 2015. The DNA reveals the 54-year-old has two full sisters, Abbie, 66, (left) and Liz, 50, both of whom were also given up for adoption. Makram was also able to meet her birth parents.
More than 20 years ago, Luverne’s Tammy Makram set out to find her birth family, turning to social media and genetic testing as ways to expand her search. Within the last four months, she’s found her parents, eight siblings and more cousins than she dreamed possible. Her renewed search began on Jan...
David Hup and Billy Cowell have opened a RE/MAX Land and Home office in downtown Luverne at 117 E. Main Street. The business partners have experience in the community renovating local properties and buying, selling and renting area homes, and the RE/MAX office is their official foray into the real...
Southwest Crisis Center’s Luverne office now includes a full-time youth advocate, Sara Zix (front, right). Staffing the West Main Street office on a revolving basis are (front, left) director Sara Wahl and Zix; (back) Chris Hebert, Jennifer Lindsey and Kari Voss-Drost.
Last year the Southwest Crisis Center helped more than 780 people cope with abusive relationships or situations. The Rock County office offered help in 73 cases representing at least one person, sometimes two, who reached out for assistance on a weekly basis. The numbers, however, represent only...
Cliff Boom
In January 2016 Clifford Boom will semi-retire from First Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Luverne, after 37 years of service with the bank. He plans to travel a little and spend a lot more time golfing. He will work three days a week in the fall and winter months and two days a week in the...
Community Ed Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724. Discovery Time School Readiness Preschool registrations are being accepted now for Sept. 2016. There are classes for ages 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Defensive Driving refresher class Jan. 21 or Feb. 23 will help keep your...
Carl L. Hoover, 78, Luverne, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, from pancreatic cancer at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. No services are planned. Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Luverne, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (0121 DN)
Shelli Larsen
Shelli Lynn Larsen, 39, Valley Springs, South Dakota, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Sanford Hospital. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon. Burial will follow in Valley Springs, South Dakota.  Visitation with family present will be from 4:30-7...

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