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It was 10 years ago when the Ellsworth boys’ basketball program put together an impressive run that may never be duplicated in our corner of the state. From 2006-09, the Panthers made four consecutive appearances at the Minnesota State Class A Basketball Tournament that yielded two state...
The summer of 2016 officially came to an end for me last Thursday. With a full slate of fall sports preview photos and interviews scheduled beginning Monday, what I was hoping to be a couple of fun-filled days in Fergus Falls for VFW baseball followed by a pair of club tournaments at the LCC on...
Rick Peterson
Rock River Beerfest is this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Blue Mound Ice Area. If you buy a ticket for the event before Saturday, you can save yourself five bucks. Advance tickets are $25 and available at the Luverne Chamber office, Take 16 and the Blue Mound Liquor Store here in Luverne. Time...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO   The ill-fated year 1873 began with the most violent storm in the history of the state from the time of the first settlement to the present date. For three days beginning January 7th, the...
Betty Mann
In November 1867, Mr. Hawes brought with him John Lietze and family who were to maintain a stopping place, or half-way place, as it was called on the mail route. Although both the Estey and Lietze families spent the winter of 1867-68 on the Rock river within ten miles of each other, neither knew of...
Troy Christianson
Question: I read a recent study by the AAA Foundation for traffic safety that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the previous year. How many “road rage” incidents are reported to the State Patrol on a yearly basis?...
Mavis Fodness
In my completion of daily horse chores, I often hear the familiar honks of Canada geese as they pass overhead. This spring, however, there was one honk that sounded a little different from the others. I am fairly certain it was Gary greeting me. Two summers ago my family unknowingly fostered a...
The Luverne VFW baseball team faces a stiff challenge to open the state tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. District 1 champion Austin, Luverne’s opening game opponent at 1:30 p.m., will be a quality opponent. Austin last qualified for state play in 2014, but the program produced state...
Lori Sorenson
Snag, the family cat, enjoys a relative life of leisure, existing both indoors and out, depending on her mood and the weather. Mostly, she’s been queen of the jungle, commanding respect of the local birds, bunnies and pocket gophers. But lately she’s been challenged by a stray Tom who travels from...
Rick Peterson
Wow! Hats off to the Rock County Fair Board for a very successful 2016 fair. The weather was perfect and the crowds certainly reflected that. The Star Herald staff is busy putting together a special section featuring all of the 4-H winners. Look for that in next week’s paper. Next on the community...

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