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This summer Bryan and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It will be a time to look back at the events in our lives and prepare for an event I knowingly prepared for three decades ago — becoming a grandparent. By the time the “I dos” were uttered, Bryan and I planned on starting a family...
Fate didn’t favor the Luverne Cardinals at the end of Saturday’s seeding meeting for the state hockey tournament. The Cardinals, as expected, didn’t receive one of the top five seeds for the eight-team tournament, which starts Wednesday (March 8) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. That left LHS...
Grandma’s nest is empty again   My nest is empty again. For the past several months our son, daughter-in-law and 20-month-old granddaughter have lived with us while they remodeled a house in Luverne. As is the nature of remodeling, the anticipated four-week project somehow lasted five months. But...
I’m somewhat ashamed to admit this. After pulling into a parking space outside Adrian High School Feb. 21, I became overwhelmed with apprehension. My reluctance had nothing to do with covering the Ellsworth-Adrian boys’ basketball game that was about to take place inside the building. It had...
I’m not planning to die (soon) but I can plan today how I’d like to die in the end My mom and I attended “The Convenings” Thursday in Luverne, and after covering the topic in the Star Herald, I was looking forward to the event. Cathy Wurzer’s discussion with local experts shed light on what it...
A former Luverne resident who now resides in Colorado stepped out of her comfort zone in late January. Karen Jarchow is an accomplished mountain bike racer, so she prefers spending her winter training for the upcoming season instead of mixing it up on the snow and ice-covered courses that host fat...
If you live in Luverne, you can’t go a day without seeing the Luverne logo with the heart in it. In the logo’s case, the heart signifies we all love Luverne. Well, this month being Heart Month and all, I thought I would write about the heart. In 1955 Eddie Fisher had a big hit with the song, “You...
Monti Ossenfort, Luverne’s connection to the New England Patriots, admits it. The chances of New England winning its fifth Super Bowl appeared to be slim when they trailed Atlanta 28-3 midway through the third quarter of the Feb. 5 game in Houston. “It didn’t look good,” said Ossenfort, a 1996...
Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave (middle) poses for a picture with some other medalists after securing a gold medal at United States Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Las Vegas last week.
If medals were distributed based on courage, Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave would have received one before stepping on the mat at the United States Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Las Vegas last week. Since that’s not the way things work, Walgrave, a registered nurse at Sanford Hospital in Luverne,...
After observing the planning of his grandmother’s funeral, my (then much younger) son announced that at his funeral  he would like to have his eyes open in the casket.  My (then much younger) daughter announced that she wanted purple placemats at the lunch following her funeral.  I’ve (jokingly)...

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