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Barring any unknown circumstances or illnesses as I write this piece, Thursday should be a big day for the Luverne girls’ cross country team. The Cardinals head to Madison for the second-straight year to compete at the Section 3A meet. I have a strong feeling a different fate awaits the Cardinals...
  Bits By Betty—October 29, 2015   The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 28, 1999:   Drumsticks, leaves, pumpkins, corn. . . .   About 500 people consume 3,000 grilled chicken drumsticks during Fall Festival   Luverne’s first Fall Festival won’t be the last, according to...
    Results of unscientific test on three-lane Highway 75 yields 4-minute average OK, it’s been a couple, maybe three, weeks since Highway 75 went from four lanes to three with the center lane being a turn lane. Many locals are probably still opposed to the change. When it was first announced that...
LHS football coach Todd Oye (left) presents Mark Lundgren (right) with a plaque for 32 years of coaching service.
Sometimes the people who work in the lower levels of an athletic program are overlooked. Luverne Cardinal football coach Todd Oye made sure that didn’t happen to Mark Lundgren Oct. 14. LHS was hosting Sibley East in what proved to be the team’s final game of the season that evening. Since it was...
The Minnesota Vikings open the 2015 season in San Francisco Monday night, and the fan base is energized. With the return of Adrian Peterson, a defense that improved dramatically under head coach Mike Zimmer in 2014 and a second-year quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, who has been pegged to be the...
There is a lot of season left, but the 2015 campaign is off to a rousing start for the three football teams from the Star Herald coverage area. With a combined 6-0 record, one couldn’t expect more than Luverne, Adrian and Hills-Beaver Creek teams have delivered in the first quarter of the regular...
Ryan Fick never envisioned he would be in the position he was during the final day of the Luverne Country Club’s Men’s Club Tournament. Not even in his wildest dreams. The Luverne man is a longtime member of the LCC and has a lot of golf experience, but the thought of being in the final group on...
Two athletes with ties to Luverne will strut their stuff at the National Senior Games in St. Paul this week. Rural Luverne’s Pat Scheidt and Luverne High School counselor and track coach Craig Nelson, who resides in Brandon, South Dakota, have made commitments to participate at the event. Both...
  The 125th celebration of Hills is now another page in the history books. And the weather was beautiful.   Hats off to the members of Helping Build Communities Stronger and everyone else who assisted to make the weekend a success. This was my first experience working with the group, and I enjoyed...
The Luverne tennis team will make its sixth consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class A Team Tournament Tuesday in Minneapolis. If it wasn’t for the will of the team’s lone senior, the streak would have come to end during the Section 3A title tilt in Redwood Falls May 19. Cory Stroeh,...

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