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The Cardinal Creed is the basis for Luverne Elementary’s positive behavior program called SOARR.
Last year’s mid-year implementation of a positive behavior program at Luverne Elementary School yielded 27 reward instances per student. This year the school’s behavior committee wants to surpass the 15,000 Cardinal Cards given away last year. Cardinal Cards (business card sized pieces of cardstock...
A drunk driver who crashed her vehicle into a Luverne house has been sentenced in Rock County District Court. Reports show that Maren Jane Overgaard, 45, had a blood alcohol content of .363 when she crashed a 2006 GMC Envoy into Bill and Pauline Martin’s home on Luverne Street Wednesday, June 10....
The 65th Annual Tri-State Band Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 26, with 23 bands participating. Parade competition begins at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Luverne. Nineteen marching bands will perform on the parade route.  Parade marshals for the 65th Annual Tri-State Band Festival are...
A 16-year-old boy on rollerblades suffered minor injuries when he struck a pickup truck at the intersection of Donaldson and West Main streets at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Trae Davis of Luverne was participating in a physical education class and was rollerblading south on Donaldson Street,...
Dennis and Benji Kellenberger will double the size of their swine operation within a mile of Steen city limits, thanks to Rock County Board approval on Sept. 8. The father and son operation will increase their existing feedlot from 720 animal units to 1,440 just south of Steen in Section 32 of...
Luverne’s levy is set to increase by 5.04 percent for taxes payable in 2016. That’s according to Luverne City Council action at the Sept. 8 meeting when the preliminary levy was set at $1,633,623, which is $78,433 more than the current levy. This includes $1,275,000 for the General Fund, and $358,...
Stockmanship expert Curt Pate, Montana, tells ag professionals at Bakken Farms Tuesday morning that cattle prefer not to be herded from behind; instead, stay in their peripheral vision.
A “Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminar” in Rock County Tuesday morning showed area livestock producers new techniques for moving animals. Sponsored by the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, stockmanship expert Curt Pate was at BlacX Farms in Beaver Creek Township to demonstrate better ways to...
Deputy court administrator Carol Bertrand keeps a badminton racquet near her desk as protection against bats inside the Rock County Courthouse. Last week commissioners approved spending $34,500 out of reserves to bat-proof the more than a century old building.
Steps will be taken as soon as next week to stop bats from inhabiting the Rock County Courthouse. At their Sept. 8 meeting, Rock County Commissioners unanimously agreed to hire Prestige Services, Canby, to bat-proof the entire structure. Cost will be $34,500. The board’s action is in response to a...
Elly Klosterbuer takes her turn in the Hula-Hoop contest.
Rock County Big Buddies mentor Carla Van Santen and her friends and family hosted a carnival for the Big and Little Buddies at her home in Luverne Saturday, Aug. 22. Some of the games included bobbing for pickles, a cakewalk, football toss, tattoos, face painting, ring toss and marble relays. Peer...
A magical world of mushrooms is sprouting up in the boulevard and on the yard of Dave and Rosie Paquette’s house at 201 N. Estey Street. Dave stopped at the Star Herald office last week and encouraged a photographer to capture the oversized toadstools to share with readers. The large white...

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