2020

Riders with Rock Ranch pose for a picture in front of the Tuff Village in Hills and included (from left) Marie LaRock, Pamela Kopp, Vickie Busswitz, Dolores Bundeson and Patti Swenson.
Volunteers from Rock Ranch dressed as Mrs. Claus and her elves Saturday afternoon for a ride around the Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village Assisted Living in Hills. The coronavirus pandemic canceled the Ranch’s Senior Saddles program, which encourages senior citizens to travel to the farm west of...
Second-grade teacher Laura Louwagie explains how gifts made by her students at Luverne Elementary will be wrapped during class Dec. 14. Luverne Elementary operated under a hybrid-learning model where students attended in-person classes every other day. The lower number of students on a daily basis allowed students to be six feet away from each other.
When Luverne Elementary students and staff return to school after the holiday break Jan. 4, in-person instruction will be a welcome relief. “We know the safest place for students is in school,” said Principal Stacy Gillette. “Going to school is normal.” She said school routine provides mental and...
Wednesday free meals at Generations Free, frozen healthy meals are available through Lutheran Social Services at Generations thanks to a Covid-19 grant through the state of Minnesota. Anyone in Minnesota in need of nutrition can receive up to five meals plus snacks at each event on a first-come...
Dispatch report Dec. 11 •Complainant on E. Luverne Street, Magnolia, reported phone scam. •Complainant on W. Harrison Street reported a phone scam. •Complainant on 131st Street and 150th Avenue, Luverne, reported possible poachers in the area. Dec. 12 •Complainant on Interstate 90 SD/MN border...
Card showers                   Dean and Linda Wenzel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Dec. 30. Greetings may be sent to them at 1574 U.S. Highway 75; Luverne, MN 56156.          Carol Ohlsen will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, Dec. 25. Greetings may be sent to her...
LSS meals at Generations Monday, Dec. 28: BBQ chicken breast, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, ice cream. Tuesday, Dec. 29: Beef goulash, green beans, bread, emerald pear gelatin. Half-Price Day sponsored by Grace Lutheran Parish Ministry. Wednesday, Dec. 30: Sausage gravy and...
10 years ago (2010) •Although counting has been a normal part of her job at the Rock County Courthouse for 26 years, auditor/treasurer Gloria Rolfs has not been counting down the days to her last day in the office. Rolfs and her staff have been busy with elections, tax statements and the 2009 audit...
Rounding out the nativity scene are (from left) Casey Sehr, Christian Jepperson, Eli Radtke, Luke Thorson, Genna Rolfs,  (Angel) Christina Wagner, Connor Overgaard, Henry Hartquist, Seth Bose, Holden Jepperson, Tyler Rolfs and Macie Swenson.
Grace Lutheran Church again this year brought the Nativity to life, this time drive-through style. The community was invited to drive through the Grace parking lot in Luverne and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas, which included live animals — including camels and donkeys, outdoor music and...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation granted nearly $84,000 to dozens of local organizations in 2020. LACF grants are typically awarded in the categories of health care and community. This year, however, the foundation established a Community Crisis Fund to award grants for Covid-19 assistance....

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