Columns

George Bonnema
I need to remind you that now is the time to prune lilacs, weigela, mock orange, and snowball viburnums.  These are all spring-blooming plants, and cutting them back now gives the new growth time to mature and develop buds for next year’s flowers. I recommend pruning to eliminate the old stems to...
Betty Mann
The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. March 11, 1943 “Can’t agree with you that Luverne’s as good a place as any,” declared William Everett...
Scott Rall
I often wonder what life would be like without a dog or dogs in it. I have written many times about my four Labradors and how much they mean to me and my outdoor way of life. Tracer is going on 11, Sarge is almost 9, Raider is pushing past 6 and my little guy, Ghost, was 2 in March. When you hunt...
Lori Sorenson
Seven longtime teachers are retiring from the Luverne School District this year, and it brought to mind a column I wrote several years ago about school teachers. As a child, I idolized my teachers, so it’s not surprising that I spent many long afternoons playing school with my sisters in the...
Signs like this one at the intersection of Hwy. 75 and County Road 7 appear when a lost dog is in the vicinity. People who see the dog are encouraged to call the phone number on the sign and not give chase.
Our family dog became lost several years ago. We returned to our acreage one day to find the kennel door open and our beloved Ginger nowhere to be found. Fortunately, only hours passed before Ginger was safely back at home. She ventured six miles from home and allowed a family to keep her safe...
Rick Peterson
We finally did it. The Petersons recently said good-bye to cable TV. When we moved to Luverne nearly 18 years ago, we had two choices of cable providers, Mediacom and Knowledge. I believe those were the company names at the time. They have changed their names so many times it’s hard to remember for...
Betty Mann
The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. March 4, 1943 To have seen a real prince and princess as a boy was one of the many interesting...
Scott Rall
I called my son Brandon on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to thank him for his military service. He was deployed twice to Afghanistan and Iraq back when things were pretty hairy for our service members. I asked him if he wanted to take his two daughters fishing for any part of the weekend, and we...
Brenda Winter
My three besties from the LHS Class of 1981 and I celebrated turning 59 with a 24-hour “Luverne Experience” over Buffalo Days. Our adventure began at noon Friday with the renting of electric bikes from the Luverne Aquatics Center. There were a few glitches. One battery was dead. Two batteries...
Lori Sorenson
As I surveyed storm damage through the Star Herald camera lens Monday, I couldn’t help but notice how Mother Nature took out her wrath on two neighboring farms but skipped the one across the road. When the National Weather Service jarred us from our sleep at 2:15 a.m., we sheltered in the basement...

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