January

It’s not every day we get to celebrate 150 years of anything, so if the opportunity arises, it should be a pretty big party. At least we think so. That’s why we at the Star Herald are pretty excited about the fact that this year, Luverne is observing 150 years since its founding. The “event” per se...
Question: Are people allowed to push their leftover snow out onto the highway for the snowplow to move it? Answer: According to Minnesota State Statute 160.2715, “It shall be unlawful to obstruct any highway or deposit snow or ice thereon.” This law prohibits the plowing, blowing, shoveling or...
This is my first column of the New Year. I usually scribe out my predictions and resolutions, but this year I am going to change things up a bit. I turn 60 later this year, and frankly I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Maybe my thought process has been somewhat influenced by my overall...
I don’t know what it is about the arrival of another year that makes us, at least briefly, decide to better ourselves, our lives and our habits.  Perhaps it’s the same reason that causes us to start diets on Mondays instead of Thursdays. With sincere hearts, at the dawn of a new year, we pledge (...
Dec. 23 •Complainant requested a welfare check on subject who has not been heard from for several weeks. Found out he is out of town. •Complainant reported that there is a spike sticking up out of the railroad tracks west of Magnolia. If a vehicle drives over the tracks, it will probably do a lot...
Jason Krueger, 35, Luverne, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service is planned for the spring of 2017. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.
Rosa Sandstede, 90, Hills, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Steen. A visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, with the...
Dennis D. Schmuck, 65, Luverne, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. A private family service will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com
Darla K. Chavis, 47, rural Beaver Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service was Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Kathryn Irene Aaker, 92, Luverne, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral was Friday, Dec. 30, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burail followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Luverne. Kathryn Thompson was born Sept. 15, 1924, to...

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