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Faye Bremer, Luverne, holds a banner with 55 Tri-State Band Festival buttons attached. Bremer unintentionally collected the buttons herself and from her Salon 75 clients. She’s missing one — 1956 — and learned no button was made in 1966. The 1965 event was canceled, and those buttons were used the following year.
Faye Bremer blames the unintended collection of Tri-State Band Festival buttons on her late grandfather. Walter Greene worked as a bill clerk for the South Dakota Senate. Bremer inherited his bucket full of political campaign buttons and would casually toss the buttons from the Tri-State Band...
Those celebrating Blue Mound Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary pose for a picture after Sunday’s Fall Festival service. When the church closed in 1976, families joined churches in Hardwick, Kenneth and Luverne. Once a year everyone gathers for a service and catered meal in the rural church located on 150th Avenue in Vienna Township.
When church elders closed Blue Mound Lutheran Church in 1976, they vowed to meet once a year for renewed faith and fellowship. On Sunday about 100 former parishioners, their family members and interested friends gathered for the annual fall festival. This year they celebrated the 150th anniversary...
Jen Huisman talks about how she used the artist technique of assemblage with pictures of her grandparents, war posters and other vintage images in homage to military sacrifice with a special nod to World War II veterans, which included both her grandfather and grandmother.
Luverne’s first public art project was unveiled Sunday with the artists explaining the inspiration behind their one-of-a-kind artwork on 7-foot fiberglass nutcrackers. Retired art and media instructor Kim Schmidt unveiled “Maize” as a tribute to Luverne’s ag industry. “My belief is that Luverne...
Pheasant numbers in Minnesota increased 18 percent from 2021 and exceeded the 10-year average by a similar amount, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside pheasant survey. When the pheasant hunting season opens on Saturday, Oct. 15, bird numbers are expected to...
Minnesota’s archery deer season opened Sept. 17, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to make a plan for the season by considering safety, hunting regulations, chronic wasting disease and steps they need to take to process their deer. “The start of fall is an...
The Hills-Beaver Creek football team continued their winning ways Friday night with a convincing 42-14 victory over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes to move to 3-0 on the season. The Coyotes fell to 0-3 in the loss on their home field. The Patriots jumped out to an early 14-0 lead after the...
Candidates include (seated, from left) Anja Jarchow, Jocelyn Hart, (standing, center) Parker Carbonneau, Ross Bergman, Elizabeth Wagner, Gannon Ahrendt, Camden Hoven, (back) Averill Sehr, Tyson Cowell and Emma Beyer.
Luverne High School students selected ten seniors, two of whom will be crowned king and queen of the 2022 Homecoming. Coronation takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the school performing arts center.   Various LHS Homecoming activities will take place during the week of Sept. 26-30 including...
The royal court and class attendants pose with Queen Taylor Huisman (center, left) and King Cody Moser along with (from left) Gracie Fagerness, Olivia Bork, Claire Knobloch, Amallia Ternus, Brynn Rauk, Jenifer Martinyuk, Elly Klosterbuer, Huisman and Moser, Luke Fuerstenberg, Alex Harris, Taylor Frederickson, Brayden Metzger, Carter VandeVoort, Cameron Allen and Eduardo Wegener.
Hills-Beaver Creek High School seniors Taylor Huisman (left) and Cody Moser received the queen and king crowns and capes Monday night in coronation ceremonies at the high school in Hills.   Members of the royal court are seniors Elly Klosterbuer, Amallia Ternus, Jenifer Martinyuk, Taylor...
Since Carson Ehde’s Sept. 13 death, his friends have been working on a public message to bring awareness to mental health and suicide. After joining Ehde’s family at Saturday’s funeral, several posed for an image with a T-shirt they’re designing in Ehde’s memory that will also carry a message about suicide awareness. Pictured atop the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday are (from left) Brandon Mills, Noah Herman, Marshal Dammann, Chase Overgaard, Quinn Buss, Jaden Knips, Eli Bakken, Mason Steensma, Jordan Winte
A Luverne High School grad will be honored Oct. 1 at the Verne Drive-In for the outdoor movie theater closing night of the season. Carson Ehde, 21, assisted the Rozeboom family in operating the seasonal business. “He was there for our first night opener under new ownership and never hesitated to...

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