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Nine teachers attended new teacher orientation last week for Luverne Public Schools. Pictured (front row, from left) are Becky Redetzke, Tiffany Veal, Dana Wolf, Susan Bullerman, Alicia Reker, (back) Jason Berghorst, Travis Bullerman, Bryan Snyders and Joseph Stearns.
Nineteen new teachers will be greeting students in the Star Herald coverage area when the 2017-18 school year gets underway Sept. 5. Luverne welcomed nine new instructors, with Ellsworth welcoming two, and Adrian five teachers and one new administrator (see separate story) during this week’s in-...
Barbara Ball Barbara Ball, 84, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation...
Helen Biren
Helen Biren Helen Marie Margaret (Stroh) Biren died Friday, August 25, 2017, at Koda Community Living in Owatonna, of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Helen was born May 22, 1936, in Luverne, Minnesota, the daughter of Jerry Stroh and Effie (Anderson) Stroh. After graduating high school, she...
Tom Fick is hosting the Sept. 5 Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day at his farm west of Luverne. The event will address the advantages of cover crops as they relate to soil health and clean water
To prevent erosion and boost soil health, many Rock County corn and soybean farmers are planting cover crops between growing seasons. The added bonus is higher yields and lower input costs, according to Luverne farmer Tom Fick. “It’s something anybody can do,” he said. “You just need to figure out...
Hoops represent hopes and dreams, said Cammas Johnston before performing her hoop dance for about 50 audience members Saturday night at the Blue Mounds State Park Interpretive Center.
When Luverne’s founding father Philo Hawes decided to relocate his family home to the banks of the Rock River more than 150 years ago, he was following a well-worn path created by the area’s Native Americans. Francis “Bud” Johnston and his wife, Rona, of Flandreau, South Dakota, brought a little of...
Jessie Wenzel poses on the front porch of her rural Denver Township home near Hardwick, the only home she has lived in since her birth 86 years ago. Last week Wenzel moved to Luverne.
Hardwick’s Jessie Wenzel is not your typical senior citizen. The soon-to-be 87-year-old lives on her own, sews four-square quilts despite suffering from central vision loss and, until earlier this week, lived on the same Denver Township farm for all but six months of her life. Born in Luverne,...
Luverne City Council members approved $282,000 in budget amendments for several unplanned 2017 expenses. The amendments were prompted by the acquisition of land for development and by an increased contribution to the Chamber for additional costs associated with 150th Celebration activities. The...
To the Editor: As the Third District V.F.W. Commander and Luverne Post 2757 Quartermaster, I would like to thank our V.F.W. baseball team and coaches for a great season. I was really impressed by your quality of ball playing. Keep up your great work, and I will be at Marshall in 2018 to cheer you...
Tracy Jay Strom, 56, Luverne, formerly of Duluth, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.  (0824 DN)  
Dr. Nicole Woodley
Female patients at Sanford Luverne Medical Center will soon have more options for women’s health services with Dr. Nicole Woodley, who starts Aug. 28 (see story on Page 3A). Dr. Woodley, a Luverne native, provides obstetrical and gynecological services and will be the first full-time OB-GYN at the...

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