Glen Gust announced his retirement Friday, when he signed the purchase agreements for his grocery and convenience stores to Teal Family, who operate 11 area grocery stores under the names Teals Market and Fiesta Foods.
Glen’s Food Center and Glen’s Food and Gas have been sold to Teal’s Market, based out of Cold Spring, and Glen Gust has announced he’ll retire.
Plant workers process poultry meat in the Luverne Gold'n Plump plant in this 2001 file photo.
Goldn’ Plump has been purchased by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado.
Lori Sorenson photo/1201 tow plow Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow driver Mark Holtz, Magnolia, has been training to use the new doublesided “tow plow” on I-90. A tow plow is a 26-foot plow mounted on a trailer pulled by a tandem axle snowplow truck, the combination of which clears two lanes at a time.
Snowplow driver Mark Holtz, Magnolia, won’t say he’s excited for the next winter storm, but he is looking forward to trying the new “tow plow” that he’s been training to operate.
By Lori Sorenson A highlight of this weekend’s Winterfest Celebration will be Luverne’s first-ever nutcracker scavenger hunt.
Darwin and Marge Jauert, rural Luverne, say curb cutouts like this one  — especially if snow is cleared — make their lives easier.
When snow piles up on sidewalks and curbs, it’s difficult for able-bodied people to get around, let alone for those in a wheelchair.
Mavis Fodness Photo/1201Rafiki Bracelets Luverne Middle School students Brodi Oakley (left) and Mia Wenzel hold Rafiki bracelets, a fundraising project currently underway by the Middle School Student Council.
By Mavis Fodness Luverne seventh-grader Mia Wenzel knows the $10 beaded bracelet she purchased two months ago had a positive impact on an African family.
Glen Gust announced his retirement Friday, when he signed the purchase agreements for his grocery and convenience stores to Teal Family, who operate 11 area grocery stores under the names Teals Market and Fiesta Foods.
Plant workers process poultry meat in the Luverne Gold'n Plump plant in this 2001 file photo.
Lori Sorenson photo/1201 tow plow Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow driver Mark Holtz, Magnolia, has been training to use the new doublesided “tow plow” on I-90. A tow plow is a 26-foot plow mounted on a trailer pulled by a tandem axle snowplow truck, the combination of which clears two lanes at a time.
Darwin and Marge Jauert, rural Luverne, say curb cutouts like this one  — especially if snow is cleared — make their lives easier.
Mavis Fodness Photo/1201Rafiki Bracelets Luverne Middle School students Brodi Oakley (left) and Mia Wenzel hold Rafiki bracelets, a fundraising project currently underway by the Middle School Student Council.

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Glen Gust announced his retirement Friday, when he signed the purchase agreements for his grocery and convenience stores to Teal Family, who operate 11 area grocery stores under the names Teals Market and Fiesta Foods.
Glen’s Food Center and Glen’s Food and Gas have been sold to Teal’s Market, based out of Cold Spring, and Glen Gust has announced he’ll retire. “He’s the hardest working person I know, so this is well-deserved,” Glen’s General Manager Sherri Thompson said Wednesday. “It will be an exciting...
Plant workers process poultry meat in the Luverne Gold'n Plump plant in this 2001 file photo.
Goldn’ Plump has been purchased by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. According to an announcement Tuesday, Pilgrim’s Pride intends to pay $350 million in cash for GNP Co., which produces Gold'n Plump and Just Bare chicken, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It's not yet...
  Don’t place snow on public roadways The Rock County Highway Department would like to remind everyone, especially rural residents, that it is against the law to deposit snow, in any fashion, on or next to a public highway or street. Minnesota State law and many local ordinances prohibit the...
By Mavis Fodness The smiling, glistening faces last week told stories of good health and confidence as the 10-week Girls on the Run program ended with a fun run around the Luverne Schools campus. “It was a great program that offers our girls an opportunity to challenge themselves to do something...
Emergency crews work east of Luverne Tuesday night at the I-90 crash that blocked westbound lanes of traffic through the night into Wednesday morning.
A turned over semi-tractor trailer Tuesday night caused a fiery crash and blocked the west-bound lanes of Interstate 90 east of Luverne into the wee hours Wednesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the westbound semi driver, Ricardo Gaytan Soto, Worthington, told officials he...
By Lori Sorenson Rock County’s voter participation is often in the 90 percent range, so there wasn’t record turnout at local polls. This year 93.65 percent of eligible voters participated, compared with the 2012 record of 94.44 percent. There wasn’t even a record set for new voters registered this...
There are five remaining members of Luverne’s distinguished Last Man Club, and four of them attended the Veterans Day banquet Friday night in the Blue Mound Banquet Center. Warren Herreid, Helmer Haakenson, LeRoy Luitjens and Ray Anderson were honored at the event. Earl Glaser was ill and unable to...
Family, friends influenced Siebenahler’s military career   By Mavis Fodness Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Justin Siebenahler, a Luverne High School graduate, shared his military experience Friday night as the Veterans Day keynote speaker at the Hardwick Memorial Hall. Siebenahler is an active duty...
By Mavis Fodness Voters in the four school districts within the Star Herald coverage area elected three people to their respective boards during last week’s general election. In the Luverne district, challenger Tim Jarchow garnished the most votes with 2,465 or 29.66 percent. Voters also returned...
Crews work on the Highway 75 crossing Tuesday morning for Minnesota Southern Railway. The highway is closed at the crossig and traffic is detoured a few blocks east until the work is done. The new rails will make it smoother for both railcars and vehicle traffic to cross through and over the...

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