2020

The Luverne Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak when Gov. Tim Walz announced his emergency order to halt sporting events in Minnesota. The order went into effect at midnight Friday, Nov. 20, leaving the Cardinals with one more match to play. The Cardinals lost that final match 3-1 to...
Allie LaRock and Taryn Rauk go up for a block during Hills Beaver-Creek’s match against Edgerton on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Patriots defeated Edgerton 3-0.
On Parents Night the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots volleyball team played their final game of the shortened 2020 season against Edgerton High School. The Patriots did not disappoint the home crowd with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Dutchmen. In the opening set, H-BC used a long scoring run to pull...
Arnie Gerdes (left) and Brian Sterling, Sterling Café and Grille.
Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere and Chamber staffer Angela Sneller announced the winners of the Holiday Cookie Contest last week. “Wow!  Were we blown away by all the delicious-looking entries,” Lanphere said. “Both of us said we should have had you bring in 14 cookies …so there...
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-...
Rev. Dr. Phil Booe
The Rev. Dr. Phil Booe is the new pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, filling a vacancy left by the Rev. Gary Klatt, who recently retired. He and his wife, Becky, and their two children, Katie, 9, and Alex, 13, moved into the St. John parsonage in Luverne earlier this month. His...
When the Hills City Council canvassed votes from the Nov. 3 election Thursday night, Nov. 12, a familiar face joined the group as a council member. Stacen Burgers garnered 90 out of 119 write-in votes for one of two four-year positions. Ross Metzger sought re-election and was re-elected with 346...
‘Read with McKenzie’ available Wednesdays A work study student is available to help individual students with reading skills in 10-minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The literacy program is called “Read with McKenzie.” Contact the Rock County Library, 507-449-5040, to schedule a time....
Significant snowfall blanketed Rock County Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, with up to 8 inches in some places over a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, roadways were snow-covered and slick from the heavy snowfall, but by Wednesday, Nov...
Brenda Winter
There is a story in the Old Testament where the patriarch Abraham gives his selfish nephew, Lot, first choice in selecting farmland. Lot, being a bit of a jerk, takes all the good land and forces his uncle to pack his bags and move on. Abraham must have been downcast or pouting or something because...
To the Editor: I’ll bet I’m not the only one wondering what their family is doing for Thanksgiving this year.  What a wonderful time of the year. Seeing out-of-town relatives for the first time in a while. Sharing great food, drinks and stories. College kids coming home and catching up with high...

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