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State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
Gene and Barb Ashby (right) received the LACF Spirit of Philanthropy award for their generosity and for inspiring others to philanthropic action. They’re pictured with LACF director Emily Crabtree (left).
By Lori Sorenson During its year-end ceremony the Luverne Area Community Foundation handed out three additional awards to recognize people and organizations that have contributed to the community. “Our purpose in sharing awards this year is to share philanthropic thinking in hopes of inspiring...
Jon Ramlo
Rock Nobles Community Corrections Director Jon Ramlo received the Jack Young Corrections Award for 2016 at the recent Minnesota Association of Community Correction Act Counties annual conference in Nisswa, Minnesota. The Jack Young Award is given to individuals who have furthered the mission of...
An arbitrator with the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services ruled in favor of a Luverne Public Schools teacher in a grievance filed in October 2015. Luverne Education Association filed the grievance on behalf of Shirlee Gilmore, an elementary music instructor, after district officials denied her...
Paul Arends, Luverne (right), was recently honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Arends captured an award with a yield of 88.40 bushels of soybeans per acre. He and other contest winners were honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic...
Ryleigh Beers, a Luverne High School senior, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence through The Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.  The award is sponsored by...
Marg Kuiper and William Martin
During a surprise celebration Feb. 15 at Sanford Luverne, the Luverne Lions awarded Sanford registered dietitian Marg Kuiper with the Dream Catcher award for her work with them on diabetes education. Pictured here, William Martin from the Luverne Lions presents Kuiper with a plaque for the award,...
Chris Jelken is a 2016 Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership award recipient. The ExCEL award is given yearly to high school juniors through the Minnesota State High School League.
Chris Jelken, a Luverne High School junior, has been selected as one 36 juniors statewide to receive the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership award through the Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Awards Program for 2016. Jelken is the only student in the Star Herald coverage...
Luverne native David Beimers, PhD, presents Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with the Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Beimers is an associate professor in social work and is chair of the Department of Social Work at MSU. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976 with a double major in social work and corrections. She currently works in Rock County as a social service supervisor in children’s services with Southwest Health and Human Services.
The Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato, awarded Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with its Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Lange received the award Nov. 6 at the MSU Social Work Honors Day event. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976...
Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department won best appearance in the Maryland State Fireman's Association 123rd Annual Convention parade recently. The parade had more than 300 entrants.
  A truck manufactured by Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company, Luverne, won best appearance in the Maryland State Firemen’s Association 123rd Annual Convention Parade. Midwest Fire customer Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of the truck on June 5 and the parade took...

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