January

Several instrumentalists from schools in the Star Herald converage area performed in Marshall Saturday for the Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band event including the 9-10 Honor Band conducted by Jay Eichhorst, pictured above.
Local students were among more than 200 instrumentalists from 22 schools in southwest Minnesota selected to participate in the Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band event Saturday in Marshall. After a full day of rehearsing with guest directors, students performed a public concert in...
Senior Citizens Monday, Jan. 30: Chili, pears, cheese sandwich, bun, crackers, scalloped apples. Tuesday, Jan. 31: Sausage egg bake, oven-baked potatoes, fruit cocktail, coffeecake, pumpkin custard. Program: 9 a.m. Board Meeting. Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Exchange State Bank. Wednesday, Feb. 1...
By 1886, the Union Block (where the Palace is now located) housed the Commercial Hotel operated by Mike McCarthy and became the Hotel Luverne operated by Joles and Johnson. In 1892, the hotel was purchased by James Gray and remodeled. It was renamed the Luverne House.
Palace Theatre puts Luverne on the map in early 1900s As Luverne became a bustling city around the turn of the century, the southeast corner of Main Street and Freeman Avenue became an important part of the community.  Today, this corner is home to the Historic Palace Theatre, which observed its...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination...
Meetings Luverne Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne. Guests are welcome. American Legion Post 123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Post home. Vienna Township meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Kenneth...
High school students enjoy sunshine and 40-degree temperatures at they wait outside the Adrian Branch Library while science teacher Rob Williamson exits. It took about 2 1/2 hours to move and place the books on shelves in the correct order at the temporary location.
About 200 Adrian High School students and staff moved roughly 9,500 books from the community library in Adrian to a temporary location two blocks away. The Adrian Branch Library is undergoing a major renovation, so the books and media will be stored at the New Vision Coop building where library...
Jan. 13 •Complainant reported that they received a call from the subject stating the father kicked the minor child out of his house. •Complainant reported that there is a big white pickup at location, and it is a real hazard when you are coming from the south. Unknown plate. •Complainant called 911...
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below-zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend the following...
Luverne High School seniors Knute Oldre (left) and Bergin Flom were crowned king and queen at Monday’s coronation ceremony. The two students were chosen by staff out of 103 eligible seniors for their excellence in leadership, character and academics. This is the second year where student council...
10 years ago (2007) •A new program in Rock County tries to help people who have problems – from gambling to sexual abuse. Bob Osterday, Luverne, is one of the leaders of the Celebrate Recovery group. He has been a recovering alcoholic for 27 years and said, “The need is so great all across the...

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