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Luverne High School graduate Matt Christensen spent two years in the Peace Corps in China near Tibet before he decided to stay for further studies. He posed for this photo in Chengxian in western China on his last day in the Peace Corps in mid 2017.
Luverne High School graduate Matt Christensen is a student in Nanjing, China, not far from Wuhan where the deadly coronavirus broke out. He returned to Luverne in mid January for the Chinese lunar holiday and days later, the World Health Organization declared a global emergency. His flight left...
Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Annie Bos examines a Google spreadsheet containing college basketball statistics. Students have been challenged to develop an algorithm selecting the top 10 teams that will do well in the upcoming NCAA March Madness tournament.
Hills-Beaver Creek High School students will take an avid interest in college basketball scores next month, thanks to a lesson in mathematics. Representatives from Dordt College met with the H-BC sophomores, juniors and seniors in Nora Wysong’s math classes and outlined the March Madness Data...
During her quarterly report to the Luverne City Council Jan. 28, Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere made an announcement about the community’s long-running Buffalo Days celebration. She announced that she and local planners had decided to move Arts in the Park activities to the...
The Rock County Star Herald received one group and two individual awards at the Better Newspaper Contest of the 153rd annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association Jan. 30-31 in the Twin Cities. As a group the Star Herald staff received a third-place award in special sections for their...
Mary Jo Nath (left) talks with her Bookin Buddy Luverne Elementary second-grader Elizabeth Florey Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22, for the last day of reading together. As a gift each student received two books including “Grandpa and Lucy” by Edie Weinstein.
At the end of each semester since 2000, the Bookin’ Buddies at Luverne Elementary School share one last story and the second graders receive a free book as a parting gift. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the second-graders in Lori Nath’s and Laura Louwagie’s classes received an extra book provided by the...
Gunnar Oldre (left) and Claire Baustian are chosen the 2020 Luverne High School Snow Week king and queen respectively as unveiled Monday afternoon during Coronation in the school gym.
Luverne High School students broke up this week’s colder temperatures by embracing winter with the kickoff of Snow Week Monday. Coronation took place Monday afternoon in the LHS gymnasium. Vying for the queen title were Michelle Arevalo, Claire Baustian, Alexa Chesley, Anita Cole-Kraty, Madi Flom...
The Luverne High School speech team kicked off the 2020 season in Worthington Saturday with a second-place team finish. Students contributing points to the team score are (front, left) Nicole Hoogland, Gunnar Oldre, Alexa Chesley, (second) Sophia Lanoue, Megan Hansen, Parker Carbonneau, Luke Thorson, Seno Chanthalangsy, (back) Hannah Baker, Xavier Carbonneau, Griffen Jarchow, Chance Tunnissen, Josie Golla and Mia Wenzel.
The Luverne High School speech team opened the 2020 season with a second place team finish in Worthington on Saturday. Eighteen students competed with 200 other students from 16 different schools in three rounds of competition. Fourteen Cardinal speakers received individual honors at this event as...
Luverne’s Rita Miller (fourth from right) was nominated by Minnesota West Community and Technical College for the statewide honor of Outstanding Educator. She’s pictured with her students in the medical lab technician program at Minnesota West in Luverne. From left are Blanca Phommaracksa, Benard Kirui, Gracia Maldonado, Keenee Oo, Chandra Bhandari, Pramila Rai, Damber Bhandari, Shajal Monger, Gopi Gajmer, Dr. Rita Miller (program director), Kelly Block (adjunct instructor), Bhola Bhandari and Isabella Hubb
Minnesota West Community and Technical College has selected Rita Miller, Luverne, as a nominee for the statewide Outstanding Educator Award. The award acknowledges “exceptional individual professional accomplishment and encourages ongoing excellence in teaching,” according to Jackie Otkin, dean of...
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The artwork of two fourth-graders is among 12 final designs being considered for the Sioux Valley Energy Billboard Contest. Posters designed by Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary student Lily Top and Luverne Elementary student Trinley Vanderburg were chosen from 200 submissions to the 12th annual...
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020, is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5...

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