2015

Meetings Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the township hall. Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the home of Arlyn Rylaarsdam. Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, for a Christmas luncheon at Sterling’s...
Senior Citizens Monday, Dec. 14: Baked chicken, baked potato with sour cream, squash, bread, pudding. Program: 11:15 a.m. Christmas music with Carol Hoogeveen; 1 p.m. pinochle. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Sausage egg bake, oven-baked potatoes, tropical fruit, coffeecake, sherbet. Program: Two-buck Tuesday...
Local artists will host their annual Holiday Studio Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at several studio locations in and around Luverne. The event this year features 16 artists displaying their original work at six different studio locations. Among them will be Luverne native Thomas...
A photo taken in the fall of 1968 of the Luverne FFA Chapter’s annual corn drive appeared in the National FFA manual the following year. Pictured from left are Harold Tilstra, Jerald Mann (kneeling), Dave Sandbulte (in pickup), Gary Overgaard (kneeling), Stan Tofteland and Steve Nath. Gar Anderson (not pictured) was the chapter advisor. The photo first appeared in the Nov. 21, 1968, Rock County Star Herald.
For more than five decades, the Luverne FFA Chapter has conducted an annual corn drive, where student members request donations of corn from farmers. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students from the now Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter hauled grain donations from fields to sell at local elevators. “The FFA members...
From now through the end of the month, Luverne's Carnegie Cultural Center will be home to the first-ever Veteran Photo Display featuring Rock County Veterans.
Photographs from veterans and their families have been submitted from Luverne and throughout the United States to be displayed at the Carnegie Cultural Center during the month of October for the first-ever Veteran Photo Show.  The show was developed to complement military photographer Stacy...
As I've mentioned in previous months' weather summaries, one can always be assured of the fact that at the moment you think you have it all figured out, you don't. On a personal level, that is probably what drives my fascination with weather. It is constantly changing and seldom does what I expect...
Yields are looking promising, said Magnolia farmer Paul Doherty as he combines a field north of Kanaranzi Friday afternoon. He indicated soybean yields were around 60 to 65 bushels per acre with moisture levels averaging about 10 percent.
According to Monday’s Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 4, the most for this crop season. During that time, soybean harvest advanced from 35 percent complete to 69 percent in the state, 10 days ahead of last year and five...
Rock County 4-H’ers earned champion herdsmanship honors at the 2015 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Pictured are (front, from left) Andrea Severtson, Thea Richards, Meranda Fick, Annaliese Braucht, Kallie Chapa, (back) Lizzie Chapa, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Grace Homer.
The eight-member Rock County delegation to the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show earned champion herdsmanship honors during the Sept. 17-21 event. Competing in the large county category, Rock County was one of 27 counties competing in the finals with a perfect 500 score, according to Tim Bonham, who...
The custodians at Luverne Public Schools are this year’s parade marshals for Saturday’s 65th annual Tri-State Band Festival. Pictured in front from left are David Eberlein, Todd Mann, Randy DeSplinter, Dwight Smedsrud, Ron Stuckenbroker, (back row) Rod Rosin, Wes Jansen, Jason Brecher, Scott Edwards, Brian Pick and Randy Walgrave.
Luverne Public School’s custodial staff will be honored Saturday as the parade marshals for the 65th annual Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne. Some of the 11 honorees won’t be able to participate because they will be working the event. “Throughout the day of the competition, they are on call to...

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