February

Area fire department personnel gather after the Jan. 26 meeting to discuss fire and emergency services to the Kenneth area once its fire department disbands.
Kenneth city leaders decided Thursday to disband their volunteer fire department, and they asked area departments to cover their emergency services areas. Responding to the call for help at Thursday’s meeting were council members and firefighters from Hardwick, Magnolia and Luverne. These same...
Oasis Care Home owner Mandy Brecher is pictured with husband Jason and daughter Stella.
A new option for senior housing will be available later this year in Luverne. The Oasis Care Home is under construction at 514 Britz Drive in the Evergreen Addition. The 3,500-square-foot house will offer six bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main level, with common living room and kitchen areas...
The Rock County Star Herald was honored last week at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Bloomington for excellence in writing. At the awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 26, editor Lori Sorenson received a first-place award for her story, “Princess on Ice,” which appeared in the...
Warm and wet is the story for February, and if you haven't driven on one of the county gravel roads (I use that term loosely) then you really are not seeing or feeling the impact of this month's weather.  As someone who drives my kids to a rural day care provider 3 days per week, I can attest to...
The glassy ice surface of Luverne's Creamery Pond was peppered with more than 150 fishing contestants Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s Get Hooked in Luverne Ice Fishing Derby attracted 103 adults and 59 children to the creamery pond for some friendly competition and plenty of prizes. Nearly 60-degree temperatures threatened the ice that day, but its 8 to 10-inch thickness was deemed safe for foot traffic. Participants,...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Feb. 25: 9 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Saturday, Feb. 27. 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Sunday, Feb. 28: 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in Ellsworth. 10:30 a.m. Mass at...
Dispatch report Feb. 12 •Complainant reported she is trying to get her boyfriend to leave her apartment, and he is throwing things at her. •Complainant requested to speak with someone about an elderly male who is driving and is revoked. •Complainant requested a deputy help her get rid of her ex. He...
Senior Citizens Monday, Feb. 22: Barbecue pork chop, scalloped potatoes, corn, bread, applesauce. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday, Feb. 23: Roast beef commercial (bread, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy), cauliflower and broccoli, cookie. Program: Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Exchange State...
Four motorists find themselves in the ditch Sunday after gusty winds sent snow drifting over roadways causing a long slippery stretch. This photograph was taken in western Rock County on Highway 23.
Area residents had just dug out from the record-breaking Groundhog Day Blizzard last week when Round 2 hit just as the Super Bowl game was ending Sunday night. Many game day travelers found it difficult or impossible to get home Sunday night, and white-out conditions through most of Monday again...

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