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The Rock River might be just right for some water adventure this Saturday. The second “I Rocked the River” canoe and kayak water trip is scheduled for this weekend. The first such event took place in 2017, but excessively high water levels last year jeopardized participant safety and forced...
The Star Herald interviewed Tony and Megan for a feature about their triplets in 2015. He's pictured here with his T-shirt about the triplets.
Ellsworth farmer and Luverne High School graduate Anthony “Tony” Boyenga died Saturday from an apparent heart attack. In a press release from Rock Valley, Iowa, police chief Monte Warburton, the Sioux County Communications Center received an emergency call at 3:03 p.m. Saturday of a possible...
New Luverne Middle School Principal Jason Phelps led the list of hires Thursday night, June 20, at the board of education meeting. Phelps, who attended the meeting, received a 6-0 hiring vote from board members. Director Colleen Deutsch was not at Thursday’s meeting. Phelps begins his duties Monday...
A 15-year-old died Saturday, June 22, from injuries he sustained in a crash near Lismore. Carter Braun, of rural Reading, and another 15-year-old were reportedly ejected from a pickup that rolled over. The other teen reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby...
Bill Holling (in a file photo from 2015) is the parade marshal for Saturday night’s Hardwick Jubilee Days parade. Holling is the Hardwick Legion’s only surviving World War II veteran and has been a member of the post for 63 years.
This weekend’s annual Hardwick Jubilee Days honors the American Legion Centennial Celebration with Hardwick’s oldest living Legion member leading the parade. World War II veteran Bill Holling celebrated his 96th birthday this year and has been a member of the Arthur Moeller Post 478 in Hardwick...
Luverne High School marching band adult volunteers organize instruments, uniforms and student luggage Thursday night, June 20, in the middle-high school gym. The band flew to Florida Sunday morning while the rest of their items were loaded into a pickup and trailer and driven the 1,600 miles to Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Seventy-two Luverne High School band members and nine chaperones left Sunday for a five-day trip to Florida. The students played Tuesday as part of Disney’s Performing Arts Series. Their marching performance took them down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom Park in a program they began...
Derek Deutsch (left), Nikole Koffron and Josh Mallon
Three athletes from Luverne competed at the state 2019 Summer Games June 21-23 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Derek Deutsch (left), Nikole Koffron and Josh Mallon competed in the track and field games. Deutsch placed second in the long jump, third in shot put and 50-meter dash....
Dianne Hoyt tosses a bean bag toward a target.
After a long, gray rainy day, skies cleared Thursday evening, June 20, for a sunny Family Night at the Plaza on the outdoor area of the History Center on East Main Street. The Rock County Historical Society offered a meal of barbecue, chips, cookie and drink, and local volunteers set up a series of...
Sunday marked the last day for business at Luverne Shopko Hometown on South Highway 75. On Monday all the remaining merchandize was removed and the facility is now empty. Sun Capital Partners, owners of the Shopko Hometown retail stores, announced in March that all of its stores will close after...
Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first...

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