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Adrian High School is celebrating Snow Week this week, Feb. 6-10. The Snow Week royalty were introduced and the king and queen were crowned during a school assembly on Monday. The eight senior candidates are chosen by their teachers for their leadership in the classroom, in school activities, and...
Discovery Time Preschool students invited their older colleagues in Luverne elementary and middle school for play dates Monday and Tuesday to observe Global School Play Day, a movement to promote the importance of regular unstructured play for the development of children — old and young.
The Luverne seventh-grade Math Masters Class poses with preschoolers after their Monday morning playdate. Preschoolers are (front, from left) Adrianna Hubbling, Kadia Brandt, (second row) Caul Bonnet, Lucas Nieman, Annie Smeins, Keegan Hess, Timothy Mahoney, Beck Walgrave, Hudson Seifert, Josh...
By Brenda Winter  “Don’t make your loved one guess what your final wishes are,” said Kim Cunningham, a licensed hospice social worker employed by an organization serving 15 rural counties in southeast South Dakota.   Who is the decision maker? “I’ve stood in a room with many adult children...
The public is invited to meet with the United Community Action Partnership staff at one of three forums in Luverne, Hardwick and Hills. The open houses are from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Heartland Express office at 1110 N. Blue Mound Ave. in Luverne, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7...
Luverne saw significant progress and improvement from the turn of the century through the middle of the 1910s. The reality of the war in Europe spread when citizens in this community bonded together to help their families, friends and former neighbors in Europe. For the most part, the people of...
For five years Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer (left) discussed living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) with Bruce Kramer. Together they authored the book, “We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying.” Wurzer will host a discussion about “living and dying well” in an event called The Convenings Feb. 16 in Luverne.
Cathy Wurzer, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Morning Edition, will bring her message about “living and dying well” to residents and professionals in Luverne. The event, called “The Convenings,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Luverne High School auditorium. The Convenings focuses...
Area fire department personnel gather after the Jan. 26 meeting to discuss fire and emergency services to the Kenneth area once its fire department disbands.
Kenneth city leaders decided Thursday to disband their volunteer fire department, and they asked area departments to cover their emergency services areas. Responding to the call for help at Thursday’s meeting were council members and firefighters from Hardwick, Magnolia and Luverne. These same...
Oasis Care Home owner Mandy Brecher is pictured with husband Jason and daughter Stella.
A new option for senior housing will be available later this year in Luverne. The Oasis Care Home is under construction at 514 Britz Drive in the Evergreen Addition. The 3,500-square-foot house will offer six bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main level, with common living room and kitchen areas...
Congressman Tim Walz (right center) meets with local veterans in the lower level of the courthouse Friday afternoon.
Several local veterans met with U.S. Rep. Tim Walz around a table in Luverne Friday to discuss how well the government has lived up to promises to compensate them for their service. Some discussion focused on broken promises and what the government can do to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs...
The Rock County Star Herald was honored last week at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Bloomington for excellence in writing. At the awards banquet Thursday, Jan. 26, editor Lori Sorenson received a first-place award for her story, “Princess on Ice,” which appeared in the...

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