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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 High School will perform the one-act comedy “Teachers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” this evening at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium. The performance is free. Julie Fettes (far right) directs the 22-member cast that includes (front row, sitting on floor) Emma Mumme, Ashlee Boltjes, Jacinda Hustoft, Aric Meinerts, (second row, standing) Brianna Jones, (in chairs) Megan Rogers, Will Mumme, Emma Verbrugge, Zoe DeBates, Jonah Louwagie, (third row standing) Naomi Ring, (in chairs) Nathan Overgaard,
Eighteen Luverne High School students are learning what it’s like to be a teacher. “Teachers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is a one-act comedy students will perform at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 26, in the high school auditorium. Admission is free. The 35-minute comedy features five teachers who...
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....
A Luverne native will provide security detail during Friday’s 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Senior Airman Riley Verbrugge, 21, is a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. He is one of 150 guardsmen from the 114th Fighter Wing who will assist hundreds of other guardsmen...
Maddie Lenan-Hooyman of Youth Frontiers discusses matters of kindness with Luverne fourth-graders Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a retreat in the American Reformed Church, Luverne.
Luverne fourth-graders spent the day focusing on kindness Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a Youth Frontiers retreat at the American Reformed Church. The Twin Cities non-profit organization works with school districts to build character of young people through positive peer interactions. The fourth-grade...
James and Calla Jarvie pose outside their North Donaldson home with their Little Free Library established last month in Luverne. The couple had seen similar book exchanges in New Orleans and Minneapolis. It was Calla’s dream to establish a library at her own home.
Calla Jarvie’s longtime dream for her own Little Free Library came true this Christmas when one appeared in front of her North Donaldson Street home in Luverne. “It was a long time coming,” Calla said with a large smile. “They are the best idea.” Her smile was directed to her husband, James, who...

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