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A man who works with the Luverne High School track program will be honored for a job well done later this month. Pete Janiszeski, who has served as an assistant coach under Craig Nelson for the past 14 years, is about to be recognized for his contributions to one of Southwest Minnesota’s strongest...
Every year presents its challenges, and 2016 is no different. As I searched through the Star Herald archives of the past 12 months on Monday, I found eight state-qualifying teams (or individuals) from our coverage area that deserve mention in my annual stories of the year column. Finding the...
If they didn’t believe it before, backers of the Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team may start embracing the old saying that the best gifts come in small packages. At 5-9 and possibly 150 pounds, Preston Wilhelmi may not bring the most intimidating presence to H-BC’s 2016-17 roster. Placing...
The first Minnesota Football Showcase played at U.S. Bank Stadium Dec. 3 included a local representative. Randy Strand, the veteran head coach of the Adrian Dragons, served as an assistant coach for the South All-Star Team. The South All-Stars came out on the winning end of a 15-7 decision over the...
Saturday will go down in history as a special day for the two wrestling programs from the Star Herald coverage area. Not only did the Luverne and Adrian squads open the season at different South Dakota tournaments that day. They did so by placing female wrestlers on the mat for varsity competition...
It’s too early to tell if the Luverne girls’ hockey team can repeat as the Section 3A champion. LHS is a much different team from last winter, when the Cardinals featured a potent offense with a lot of explosive players who could put the puck in the net on a consistent basis. Luverne probably won’t...
All things considered, Jaxon Nelson is adjusting well to his new life. It’s not easy for a 16-year-old to make the jump from high school to Tier 1 Junior Hockey, and Nelson knew it wouldn’t be when he decided to join the Sioux Falls Stampede last spring. The former Luverne High School standout knew...
Now that the 2016 fall sports season is behind us in Rock County, I came to this conclusion when summing up the past couple of months. As an observer, I’m satisfied with what I witnessed. There were no state titles to celebrate at season’s end, but there were enough positive accomplishments to make...
Troy Christianson
Question: I’ve been helping my neighbor prep for sale a 1955 Ford pickup that has been in her family since new.t I noticed the other day that the VIN plate is missing from the glove box door (the rivet holes are still there). It must have been lost by the body shop that painted the truck about 15...
Rick Peterson
A couple of weeks ago a few of my hunting buddies and I spent a few days out in Winner, South Dakota, hunting pheasants. I’ve been making my way to Winner at least once a year for the past 20 years. Over the years a number of things have changed. We have always hunted the same land and have...

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