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Jason Oye (center in the striped shirt) hands the keys of a new Can-Am side-by-side all-terrain vehicle to Luverne Middle-High School Activities Director Todd Oye Thursday night, Aug. 27. The presentation took place before the regular monthly school board meeting. Jason Oye won the vehicle in a...
Incoming Luverne Elementary fifth-grader Trinley VanderBerg takes her turn at a punt Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, during a fun competition of punt, pass and kick offered through Luverne Community Education.
After not being offered for years, Luverne Community Education brought back a time-honored tradition operated by the National Football League for 56 years. The punt, pass and kick competition returned to Cardinal Field Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19. In a local twist, the second- through eighth-grade...
AutoMania attracted nearly 500 classic cars, motorcycles and tractors to SpringBrooke Events, Golf and Grille in Beaver Creek over the weekend.
Nearly 500 cars, hundreds of dogs and an untold number of people descended on the tiny town of Beaver Creek over the weekend for AutoMania at SpringBrooke Events and Golf and Grille. SpringBrooke owner Rick Gourley bought the AutoMania brand when it didn’t return to Brandon after the last show two...
Rock County Historical Society board members made their final mortgage payment this month on the $1.1 million History Center construction project. They celebrated Monday evening with an official mortgage burning at the History Center on East Main Street in Luverne. Pictured are (seated, from left) Al Stoakes, George Langford, Betty Mann, Dolly Remme, (back) Greg Burger, Shirley Klosterbuer, Kathy Heeren, Linda Bakken, Verlyn Van Batavia and Jan Brandenburg. Not pictured are board members Keith Elbers and Ja
It was a moment for the history books Monday night when members of the Rock County Historical Society Board put a flame to the History Center mortgage. “I loved it,” said President Betty Mann, 90, who has been pushing for the past 20 years to find a respectable, adequate and accessible space to...
Standing in front of Bishop John Quinn (center), Kevin Aaker of Luverne, along with 10 other men, was ordained as deacon Aug. 23 at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Winona.
Aug. 23 marked the end of a 10-year journey for Kevin Aaker and the start of a new path of serving people in a more spiritual way. “Deacon Kevin” and 10 others were ordained at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Winona in front of a smaller-than-usual group of friends and family members. Due to...
Increasing coronavirus cases in Rock County are driving decisions for the fall learning setup in Luverne Schools for elementary and middle-high school students. Ninety-one percent of roughly 1,200 Luverne students indicated in a recent survey that they want to return to classes for in-person or...
With the coronavirus still circulating within the community, Hills-Beaver Creek School District officials announced Monday school will open under a hybrid learning plan. It calls for in-person learning at the elementary and secondary schools with social distancing protocols implemented between...
The water tower in Beaver Creek may be repainted next summer, and council members met Wednesday night with Chad Edwards of McGuire Iron to discuss details of the project. According to information he pitched to the council, the 50,000-gallon tank exterior would be repainted in 2021 at a cost of...
The Aug. 20 Star Herald story about candidates filing for election incorrectly stated that Doug Bos is stepping down from his position as Martin Township clerk. He does indeed intend to continue in his role as clerk, and the Star Herald regrets the error. Rock County Auditor Ashley Kurtz offers the...
Ken Vos (left), Rodger Ossenfort and Jerry Mann (not pictured) are organizing the Luverne 2020 Tractor Ride set for Friday, Sept. 4, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Luverne City Park. The destination for the fifth annual event is Lismore.
With 75 tractor “masks” in hand, organizers of the fifth annual Luverne Tractor Ride are ready for the Friday, Sept. 4 event. Special to the 2020 event is a white “facial” covering meant to be tied in front of tractors to recognize the coronavirus pandemic. Quality Printing, Luverne, came up with...

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