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Rob and Gina Newman became parents of triplets almost 16 years ago. Pictured (front, left) are daughters Kelly, Brianna and Jamie.
On Sunday millions of women will be showered with gifts and words of appreciation. Mother’s Day will take on a triple meaning this year for the Anthony and Megan Boyenga household in Kanaranzi Township. The young couple learned in early February that they were expecting their third child — as well...
Raevette Loonan has been the Southwest Crisis Center director in Luverne since 1994. She's pictured here in 2011 for a Star Herald feature story on the agency.
  The Southwest Crisis Center is seeking a new director for its Rock County office after Raevette Loonan resigned early in April. “It was time for a change,” she told the Star Herald last week. Her resignation letter was dated April 8, and she is now training in a position at First Farmers and...
As part of Senior Service Day, the equipment shed receives a new coat of paint and cardinal design. This year’s design was by Spencer Schacht, and helping paint on Friday, May 1, were (from left) Tennessee Bruhn, Alexis Hanson, Jessica Limones, Brooke Nattress and Alexis Hiller.
Each year Luverne High School’s upcoming graduates select a day as Senior Skip Day, celebrating their last days of classes by not attending or skipping school. Instead of trying to keep the students from missing class, district officials have given students a way to earn a half-day off from school...
Jaidyn Elbers and the Luverne girls’ track team captured the title of the Section 3A True Team Track and Field Championships for the ninth consecutive season Monday in Luverne.
The Luverne girls extended their reign as the Section 3A True Team Track and Field Champions Monday at Cardinal Field. The hosts turned in a dominating performance by scoring 812 points to run away from the other squads in a 14-team field. Southwest Christian placed second to LHS with 685 points....
The Cardinals dropped their first conference match of the season when they fell by one point to the Saints April 28 in Luverne. The Saints won three of four singles matches and prevailed at second doubles to best LHS. “It was a really close match. We just couldn’t find a place to win the fourth...
Track programs competing at the Bob Nangle Arrow Relays in Pipestone April 28 experienced an outstanding day. The Luverne squads swept the team titles in Class A competition, while the Hills-Beaver Creek boys won the Class B title and the Patriot girls finished second. The Adrian and Ellsworth boys...
Seventh- and eighth-grade students perform “Ballad for Trumpet,” which included a trumpet solo by Quinn Buss
  The Luverne Instrumental Music Department presented its 2015 Spring Concert Friday night, April 24, in the Cardinal Gym. The annual event included performances by the fifth-grade band, under the direction of Angie Swenson, and by the sixth-grade, seventh- and eighth-grade and high school bands,...
Camden Janiszeski (left) and Andy Halverson wheel a young flowering crab apple tree to the front of St. Catherine Church sanctuary to be blessed.
  Father Tom Jennings and the Wednesday afternoon students at St. Catherine Church, Luverne, celebrated Earth Day April 22 with trees, flowers and other living things. The city of Luverne is planting 70 new trees on city boulevards for Arbor Day, and Jennings and the children blessed one of them...
  Highway 75 (Kniss Street) in Luverne will be under construction from May 11 to early September with a short in-town detour at the start of the project. To prepare business owners and residents along that route, the city of Luverne hosted a preconstruction meeting Tuesday night, April 21, in...
Luverne’s Parents Partners in Education (PPIE) completed a unique fundraiser Friday, April 24, in a fun run around the Luverne Public School’s ball fields. This was the first year the group organized the event that had kindergarten through fifth-grade students request pledges from community members...

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