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Luverne High School seniors (from left) Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema and Knute Oldre competed in their final Minnesota State High School League speech tournament Saturday in Apple Valley. The students earned fourth-, third- and fifth-place medals respectively.
Class of 2017 speech students set the bar a little higher Saturday when four seniors competed in their last state tournament. Luverne students Knute Oldre, Dylan Thorson, Marisol Hartshorn and Samantha Ykema placed at the 2017 Minnesota State High School League tournament at Apple Valley High...
Beginning last fall, Luverne High School offered 30 eligible students an opportunity to enroll in a semester-long online course through eDynamic Learning. Last week Sierra Wieneke (left), teacher adviser Tom Rops, Jaxon Nelson (sitting) and Ashton Krueger talked about the new learning option.
Forensic science and biotechnology are not typical high school classes, but eligible Luverne students may now have access to them online. LHS offers the online coursework through eDynamic Learning, a Canada-based company created six years ago by a former high school teacher. LHS students were able...
Hospice awards Saturday recognized three individuals for their contributions to the hospice program. Tim Gust accepted the Friend of Hospice Award for his dad, Glen Gust. Dave and Sharyl Remme are Hospice Volunteers of the Year, and Pastor Kristi Franken is Hospice Team Member of the Year, They received paintings by Blair Wegener, Edgerton
The 19th Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction drew more than 400 people to Grand Prairie Events in Luverne Saturday, April 22. According to Sanford Luverne Hospice volunteer coordinator Helen Saum, it was too early to know how much money the event brought in, but she said last year’s event...
A bouquet of balloons and a placard greet Luverne High School sophomore Nathan Overgaard (center) Thursday morning, April 20, outside the school’s band room. Sioux Valley Energy’s Jennie Patrick (right), LHS senior Samantha Ykema (taking picture) and Ashton Krueger (not pictured) made the announcement that Overgaard earned an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., through the cooperative’s EmPOWER program. Ykema and Krueger participated in the 12-month program.
Sioux Valley Energy Announced April 20 that Luverne High School junior Nathan Overgaard is a 2017 selection for the EmPOWER Youth Leadership Program trip to Washington, D.C. “I am very excited,” Overgaard said. “I am very surprised too.” He was one of three students from the more than 60 within the...
Bluestem chef Sklyer Hoiland talks to Adrian High School ninth-graders about a career as a chef. His demonstration — making chicken fettuccine Alfredo — resulted in samples for everyone.
Skyler Hoiland took his Bluestem restaurant kitchen on the road last week to show Adrian High School ninth-graders what it’s like to be a professional chef. With an audience of more than 50 teenagers, he demonstrated — step by step — how to make his signature dish, chicken fettuccine Alfredo....
Three Luverne High School speech team members have been named to the All-State Speech Team. Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema and Knute Oldre met a rigorous set of milestones over the course of their speech careers to qualify for the recognition. They’re among 66 competitors statewide to join the 2017...
Community members and local leaders are encouraged to join staff members of U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) in the coming weeks for their “Southern Minnesota Way of Life Tour.” The Rock County roundtable will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in in the Veterans Memorial Building (Chamber...
Until Interstate 90 was built almost 50 years ago, Minnesota Highway 16 was the major thoroughfare from Rock County to Sioux Falls. “Old Highway 16” was reclassified from a state aid highway to a county state aid roadway (now County Road 4) shortly after I-90 was finished in the mid-1960s. The...
By Alan C. McIntosh, Editor and Publisher of Rock County Star Herald I am a “tired American.” I’m tired of being called the “Ugly American.” I’m tired of having the world panhandlers use my country as a whipping boy 365 days a year. I am a “tired American” — weary of having American embassies and...

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