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Two individuals who played key roles in Luverne’s volleyball resurgence this fall reaped the benefits of their efforts last week. Both first-year head coach Susan Bork and standout senior Alexis Ferrell received some prestigious awards for their contributions to Luverne’s 20-win season. It was a...
When I grow up, I’m going to tend a garden. I’ll work the black dirt, breathe in the earthy air and revel in the promise of a new growing season. I’ll diligently combat birds, bugs and weeds, and the garden hose will be on hand for when and where it’s needed. I’ll serve corn on the cob, crisp...
Last week Warren Herreid was laid to rest, and so many of you knew him far longer than I did. I can’t really remember how our paths crossed just 13 years ago, but for some reason he recruited me to chair the committee to raise funds for the perpetual care of the Rock County Veterans Memorial. The...
Jan. 4, 1940, Rock County Star:   Early Morning Blaze Causes $40,000.00 Damage to St. Catherine Catholic Church   About $30,000 Insurance No definite information was available but Father Matthews stated that between $25,000 and $30,000 insurance was carried on the building. The fire, accordingly,...
The final week of the fall sports season here in southwest Minnesota provided me with some of my personal highlights of the 2017 campaign. The Luverne volleyball and girls’ cross country teams may not have claimed any titles, but they represented the Star Herald coverage area with dignity and grace...
The Halloween season recently conjured up a distant memory — sometimes you find the strangest things in ditches. Several years ago one early winter morning I was traveling south to Luverne when I noticed an object in the ditch along Highway 75 just west of the state park turnoff. I didn’t stop then...
Jan. 4, 1940, Rock County Star:   Early Morning Blaze Causes $40,000.00 Damage to St. Catherine Catholic Church   Building is Insured for About $30,000.00; Many Costly Furnishings and Other Contents are Total Loss to Parish; Fine Vestments Lost   Fire, which apparently originated in the furnace...
The curious part of my nature prompts me to ask a question to our readers. Does anyone remember what they were doing on the first weekend of November in 1999? I would guess not many could answer that question, and I know that I would have to plead ignorance if the same query was sent my way. After...
Super Thursday is at hand for a pair of Luverne High School squads. Both the Cardinal cross country and volleyball programs open postseason play at different sites. I have no reason to believe both the girls’ cross country and volleyball squads won’t extend their seasons tonight, which should set...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager As you are probably already aware, Luverne has been selected to be the host city for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s  Pheasant Opener. The date for the opening of the 2018 pheasant hunting season has been set for Saturday, Oct. 13. But as the...

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