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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...
Luverne’s Keith Luethje (second from left) was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. Pictured with him in the American Legion Post 123 are Luverne American Legion members (from left) Fred Cook, Ed Stearns and Jay Mann.
Luverne’s Keith Luethje was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. He was presented a Certificate of Continuous Membership that was “issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion.” The certificate...
New Prairie Insulation crew members include (front, from left) Wayne Fuerstenberg, Arnold Brondsema, Deb Brondsema, David Top, Dean Baker, Aaron Blank, Andrew Blank, Jarod Rowden, (back) Wayne Baker, Brad Haak, Justin Brandt, Cody Rozeboom and Dustin Verhey.
  New Prairie Insulation Inc., located at 314 1st Avenue in Beaver Creek, earned the Top Producer award presented by Owens Corning Corporation. Owens Corning certifies 110 energy contractors in the United States. Once a year they inspect crews installing insulation to check their knowledge of...
MPCA Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Flood is pictured with Alan Lais of the city of Luverne’s water and wastewater department.
  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Alan Lais from the city of Luverne for maintaining a perfect compliance record with the city’s wastewater treatment permit during 2014. This year the city of Luverne wastewater treatment facility was among 116 wastewater facilities...
Andrea Severtson holds the DeKalb award, given to an FFA’er who exemplifies scholarship, committee work and work ethic, and the 2015 Chapter Star Farmer Award. The Chapter Star Farmer was also presented to her dad, Sterling, (above, right) almost 30 years ago.
Completing an outstanding supervised agricultural experience or SAE is only one requirement for the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter’s Star Farmer Award, one of the chapter’s top awards. For this year’s  recipient Andrea Severtson, a Luverne High School senior, it was a matter of more than one experience...

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