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To encourage more Luverne students to attend games and activities at home, the Luverne Board of Education voted unanimously to waive the $4 student ticket fees. The decision was made at a special Thursday night, Aug. 19, meeting, and the waiver of fees is effective immediately. Adult single tickets...
Luverne Chamber staff and volunteers were finalizing posters and advertising for the 2021 Buffalo Days weekend when they learned pandemic restrictions would be lifted May 28. Prior to that May 21 announcement, plans were in place to have the Friday Night Cruise-In at the Luverne City Park to...
Crews with the city of Luverne spent two days last week updating the banners along Highway 75 and Main Street. Annie Opitz with Quality Printing, Luverne, served on the committee that selected the pictures for the 16 different depictions of local residents enjoying city amenities, honoring veterans...
Covid-19 prevented Luverne’s traditional Winterfest activities for this weekend, but the Luverne Area Chamber and volunteers organized Flannel Fest, which also has been modified from original plans. “Flannel Frenzy is going on and we encourage people to collect their take-out receipts and submit...
Last week the Rock County Library debuted “Story Stroll” with 31 pages of Denise Fleming’s book, “In the Tall, Tall Grass,” displayed on individual placards on the boulevard around the library on Main Street Luverne. A different book will be displayed monthly in front of the library for walkers to stroll by and read. Story Stroll is one of several no-contact activities the library has created since reopening under coronavirus pandemic conditions.
“Story Stroll” is just one of the activities Rock County librarians have initiated under pandemic conditions to keep patrons engaged in their local library. Last week children’s librarian Bronwyn Wenzel placed 33 storybook placards along the front and east side of the library for anyone strolling...
Jubilee Day-ish featured casual gatherings of friends, neighbors and visitors in Hardwick. Pictured here are (from left) Richard Moerke, Phil Vos, Mike Vos, Nancy Patton, Cindy Moerke, Loren Vos, Carol McClure, Doug McClure, Keith Swenson, McKenzie Kruse and Jonathan Swenson.
The Green Lantern Bar and Grill hosted a modified version of Hardwick’s Jubilee Day Saturday with several events related to the annual celebration. The day included a cruise-in “parade and park,” a straw bale toss, a corn hole tournament and a DJ on the back patio. Jubilee Day normally includes a...
Since taking over the Walleye Wind Farm project last fall, NextEra Energy officials planned a series of meetings to explain the proposed renewable energy project in western Rock County. Pandemic social distancing prevented those meetings, but since December, the company has donated more than $16,...
Southwestern Youth Services students in Magnolia had fun outside last week coloring with chalk on the sidewalk to enjoy the nice weather. SYS is considered “essential” and is also operating under rigorous COVID-19 restrictions, according to educator Carol Naasz. “The kids are feeling more confined...
A note about community events: The Announcer and Star Herald will not list the activities and events that are canceled; it is assumed that most planned gatherings are canceled, per CDC mandates for safe social distancing. However individual inquiries should be directed toward appropriate planners....
Twelve Luverne High School seniors comprise the Snow Week Royalty for 2020. They are (front row from left) Mela Jarchow, Madi Flom, Anita Cole-Kraty, Claire Baustian, Michelle Arevalo, Alexa Chesley, (back) Jordan Winter, Brody DeBates, Gunnar Oldre, Graham Cunningham, Isaiah Bartels and Colby Crabtree (seated). Coronation of Snow King and Queen will be at 2:05 p.m. Monday in the high school gym.
Dress-up days and coronation activities return to Luverne High School in early February for Snow Week 2020. The week of activities takes place Feb. 3-7 with each day designated with a theme in which students and staff will dress for the day. Wednesday is Drive a Snowmobile to School Day with an...

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