January

Harlan Christians, 83, Little Rock, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, Iowa. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock. Visitation will be from...
Gladys Emma Darlene Brandt, 87, Brandon, South Dakota, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Southridge Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral was Thursday, Jan. 19, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, South Dakota. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Gladys...
Luverne administrators and school board members work with long-range planners (standing, left) Mike Hubbard, Roger DeGroot and Lori Eckrich of Foster, Jacobs and Johnson Inc. of Sioux Falls Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, in the high school library. The threesome will conduct nine other listening sessions including two with the community on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6
Luverne Public Schools kicked off the first of 10 meetings to compile various stakeholders’ thoughts, wishes and challenges into a long-range education and facility plan for the district. Two community listening sessions are planned to gather the public’s thoughts and ideas. The meetings are...
Barb Sandbulte (left) and Barb Bork at the Sewing Basket in Luverne display a finished project at the shop on Main Street. They're encouraging people to finish their artistic ventures by participating in their PHD Society for "projects half done"
Barb Bork and Barb Sandbulte at Luverne’s Sewing Basket are helping people with their New Year’s resolutions. In particular, their Sewing Basket clients and crafty colleagues are getting support from the PHD Society, which stands for Projects Half Done. “We wanted a good name so people would want...
Rock County 4-H’er Justin Mente (left) helps Cloverbud Elijah Graves find the center of the T-shirt in preparation for Saturday’s tie-dying session at the Rock County Library.
Magnolia Junior 4-H Club member Justin Mente is learning more about himself through Rock County 4-H Lead to Succeed Academy. Mente and 14 other youth leaders met at the Rock County Library Saturday for the first of five sessions designed for youth in grades 7-12 to discover their personal...
A year ago members of Reclaim Community toured the former Jasper High School for the first time. Pictured in front are Elicia Kortus and Terry Skyberg; behind are Kristie Weinkauf and Jason Madtson.
Mavis Fodness The volunteer group charged with repurposing the former Jasper High School into a multi-use facility will repeat its most successful fundraiser on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reclaim Community will serve pancakes and conduct a silent auction at the Memorial Hall in Jasper. The...
St. John Lutheran Church parishioners will embark on a yearlong celebration in recognition of the church’s 125th anniversary. The kickoff event for the celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 29, with a special worship service at 9 a.m. The Rev. Daniel Schmalz will be the guest speaker. Schmalz grew up in...
Luverne Elementary School third-grader Emma Saarloos eats an apple Friday, Jan. 13, from the Dayton Avenue Orchard south of Adrian. Careful preparation allows the local apples to be stored for use in school cafeterias.
Students at Luverne Public Schools have a local source of apples, fulfilling the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” High in fiber and Vitamin C and low in calories and sodium, fresh apples are a healthy alternative to processed foods, and the homegrown produce is better for the...
This Star Herald file photo shows a gathering of community members and park visitors at the Blue Mounds State Park Interpretive Center for a Writer’s Series author event
The Blue Mounds State Park is popular for its unique features — the bison herd, native prairie and rock climbing on the Sioux quartzite cliffs. But it’s just one of nearly 70 state parks in Minnesota that require funding, and sometimes those dollars are allocated based on which needs are best...
A 32-year-old Luverne woman is in the Nobles County Jail after law enforcement recovered stolen items in her apartment Thursday, Jan. 12. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Shauna LaForce is accused of stealing more than $3,000 worth of LuLaRoe designer clothing....

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