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Adults and youth who make up the 2021 Federation Committee include (front from left) (from left) Marissa Maloney, Russell Forrest, Teresa Kinsinger, Lanette Elbers, Karly Kruse, Justin Mente, Leah Kruse, Lanae Elbers, Brianna Kinsinger, Nathan Kinsinger, Krista Burkman and Caleb Raak.
Under the theme, “This is how we roll,” adults and youth members of the Rock County 4-H Program gathered Nov. 6 in the Luverne Elementary commons to recognize the achievements of 2021 and hand out awards. The annual potluck event was attended by more than 110 members, parents, leaders and sponsors...
Sam Berghorst (left) accepts his award from Chamber Board President Robyn Wessels.
Retired Luverne Building Center owner Sam Berghorst and retired Sewing Basket owner Barb Bork were named “Outstanding Chamber Members” for 2019 and 2020. They were recognized Monday night at Sterling’s restaurant in Luverne where they were presented with Sioux quartzite stones etched with words...
The Rock County Star Herald was recognized by its peers for excellence in journalism during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention, which was held virtually Jan. 28-29. Star Herald editor Lori Sorenson earned a first-place award in business writing for an April 16 story she wrote...
The Rock County 4-H program 2020 was “A Year to Remember” as celebrated at last week’s awards night. Members started the year making cookies (bottom photo) then conducting their annual Fruit and More fundraiser (top photo) and later communications arts contest (third photo). As the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in March cancellations ensured including the Minnesota State Fair and the Rock County County Fair. Local 4-H’ers donned masks and participated in the swine showcase (second photo) and livestock
“A Year to Remember” was the theme of the 2020 virtual awards and recognition night for Rock County 4-H on Nov. 2. “Even though it wasn’t in person this year, we still had around 100 people attend,” said Kelsey Maeschen, 4-H program coordinator. “Rock County 4-H would like to give a special thanks...
Casey Westphal
Five Sanford Luverne Medical Center employees were recognized by Sanford Health’s south region of hospitals and clinics. Casey Westphal, Jane Beers, Hailey Gaunt, Mary O’Toole-Hemme and Lila Dewitt were honored with four awards, with seven other nurses receiving nominations. Westphal, a registered...
Scholarships totaling $7,800 have been awarded to Luverne graduates by the A.R. Wood Scholarship Trust committee. New scholarship recipients are 2020 Luverne High School graduates Jordan Winter and Gunnar Oldre. Nine renewal scholarships were awarded to prior LHS graduates Jayden Anderson, Anika...
Prairie Rose Minnesota Community Fund grants and scholarships of more than $39,000 were awarded from 2020 disbursements. The community board of directors met recently to conduct the annual disbursement of student scholarships and organization grants. Eight scholarships totaling $6,250 were awarded...
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter members were recognized May 11 during the Luverne High School virtual awards night. The chapter’s annual awards night was canceled due to the coronavirus concerns, and adviser Dennis Moritz presented only a small portion of the member awards at the school’s awards night....
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced its year-end 2019 grant awards in the amount of $24,850.   Community health care grants included: •Rock County Ag Society $300 for first aid stations. •Luverne Backpack Program $5,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students. •Good Samaritan...
Emily Crabtree delivers the welcome message at the Luverne Area Community Foundation's celebration Nov. 25.
The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted its annual Friends of the Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Monday, Nov. 25, in Take 16 Brewing Company, Luverne. The event recognizes and celebrates businesses, nonprofits and individuals who benefit from and support the foundation’s mission of...

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