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Rock County Eye Clinic celebrated its new, expanded office and clinic space Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting and open house event. Pictured are (from left) Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere, Chamber Board member Faye Bremer, optician Crystal Ailts, clinic office manager Hailey...
By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator in Crops If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension. These workshops offer a great opportunity to review...
Janine Papik (left) of Luverne Street Music presents a check to Rock County Food Shelf director Mary Gehrke and Food Shelf board member John Oksness Thursday afternoon at the Food Shelf in the lower level of the United Methodist Church, Luverne. LSM raised more than $2,000 in donations to the Food...
The Luverne Area Chamber office has released the names of the Nutcracker Scavenger Hunt winners. The game took place between mid-November and Dec. 31. Players visited more than 100 participating businesses, homes and organizations where nutcrackers were displayed with identifying names. Those who...
Ten Luverne High School seniors were named to the 2018 Snow Week Winter Court with the announcement of a king and queen scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, the first day of Snow Week activities. The court is comprised of (front row from left) Emma Verbrugge, Megan Rogers, Emilie Bartels, Alexis Ferrell, Madelyn Aleman, (back) Michael Rahm, Mark Robinson, Aric Meinerts, Cade VerSteeg and Hans Bakken.
For the third consecutive year, Luverne High School students will celebrate Snow Week next week. The LHS Student Council has spent weeks organizing the four-day event similar to Homecoming. It features dress-up days, student royalty and a dance. Unlike Homecoming candidates nominated by students,...
  A Luverne man is facing felony charges for reportedly having sex with minor children under 13. Chad Lee Wilkins, 43, was taken into custody last month after one of the children told a teacher in Luverne Elementary School about being touched by Wilkins in “private” areas. The complaint filed Dec....
Tai Ji Quan classes are at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 weeks, Feb. 6 through April 26. They’re about an hour long and class size is limited to eight to 10 people. Anyone who is able to walk can do the movements, even those who use canes or walkers. The Community Ed phone number is 283-4724 and ACE Southwest Minnesota can be reached at 283-5064.
Local seniors interested in improving their health and balance can sign up for Tai Ji Quan at the Luverne Senior Center. The “Swing and Sway” therapeutic exercises are based on the ancient martial arts approach to better posture, daily function and improved flexibility. The ultimate goal, according...
Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Luverne EMS and Fire Department will be competing to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply in the annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive. The “friendly competition” between the departments will be held at Sanford Luverne on...
Frost builds up on the foyer window at the Star Herald office Tuesday morning when workers on Main Street resumed business after the New Year’s Day holiday. Temperatures dipped to around minus 20 degrees and colder at some points, creating dangerous conditions for anyone venturing outdoors.
Rock County, along with the rest of the Upper Midwest, has been in the grips of a sub-zero cold snap that has lingered for nearly two weeks. While Minnesotans are accustomed to frigid temperatures, the severe cold — reaching minus 25 degrees and colder — for the length of time (more than a week)...
Rock County Eye Clinic will celebrate its new clinic space Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Staff include (from left) technician Emily Cowell, office manager Hailey Nath, Dr. Sandra Carman, receptionist Brenda Tecken and optician Crystal Ailts.
When the Rock County Eye Clinic celebrates the opening in its new location on North Freeman Avenue in Luverne Friday, attendees won’t recognize the former clinic or the building. On Friday, Jan. 5, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m. followed by an open house until 3 p.m...

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