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The 2017 fall sports season is shaping up to be an interesting one for area teams. As I was conducting interviews for the Fall Sports Preview that will be included in the Aug. 31 edition of the Star Herald, I realized this should be a unique campaign. With a number of different storylines to keep...
Brenda Winter
And now they are 2. The baby girls who became our granddaughters two years ago have had their birthdays — one in June and one in July. So the family is blessed with not one, but two, completely illogical people. Webster defines logic as “a proper or reasonable way of thinking about something.” A 2-...
George Bonnema
Blessed is the only word that I can come up with to express how I feel about getting over 4 inches of rain in the last 7 days. I had just thrashed the seed out of my dead spinach plants, and that seed has germinated like too thick … I’ll have to thin it when normally I’m just happy to have a...
Betty Mann
This is the fifth and last in a series about a 1926 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers.   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey...
Parenting happens in stages — infant and baby stage, toddler and preschool stage, school and teen stage and so on. My two boys were born five years apart, so parenting for me has been a one-stage-forward, one-stage-back sort of progression. When the first one started kindergarten, the second was an...
  Question: When does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) get involved with crashes? Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol notifies the NTSB on the following types of crashes: •School bus injuries or death to student passengers. •Public or charter bus crashes resulting in death or injury...
This is the fourth in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers.   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays...
August is the month to thin, move, or divide peonies and German Bearded Iris. The soil is dry and hard so you will want to water the clump before you try to do anything. When working with the iris, note that the rhizome has a growing or pointed end indicating that is the direction it is going to...
Alex Weis (third, right) had a large support group that included his family and his girlfriend (Mckenzie Besel, second right) during the 2017 Deaflympic Games last month in Samsun, Turkey. The delegation also includes Jim Hensley (left), Judy Weis (second, left), Natasha Weis (third, left), Tony Weis (middle) and Drew Weis (right).
For Alex Weis, the 2017 Deflympic Games proved to be the ultimate learning experience. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate didn’t receive the opportunity to pose on the medal stand at the event in Samsun, Turkey, as he was hoping to do. In hindsight, that really didn’t matter. Having the chance...
This is the third in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers.   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays Tribute...

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