October

10 years ago (2010) •Twenty-five school districts in Southwest Minnesota started classes on August 23 — about two weeks earlier than their usual post-Labor Day start. Now these schools are monitoring advantages and disadvantages of when the early start might be. The flexible learning is a...
The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email editor@star-...
10 years ago (2010) •A note found in Luverne High School’s home economics room prompted a district-wide evacuation Friday. “School’s going to blow up at 12:30,” is what the note stated, handwritten in pencil on a partial sheet of torn white paper. Luverne High School senior Adam Gruis found the...
LSS meals at Generations Monday, Oct. 5: Crispy baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, peach halves, breadstick, cookie. Tuesday, Oct. 6:  Beef taco salad (beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, kidney beans, corn chips, sour cream), bread, emerald pear gelatin. Wednesday, Oct. 7: Pepper steak,...
       Stan Olson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Friday, Oct. 9. Greetings may be sent to him at 406 S. Elizabeth Ave., Hills, MN 56138.                
Luverne is among dozens of communities across the state that will host “no barrier” testing sites through the Minnesota Department of Health. The first sites are in Grand Rapids, Pine City and Waseca this week. Luverne’s round of testing is set for Oct. 13-15 at a location to be announced. Nasal...
Anne Van Dyken
The Hills Christian School hosted Fine Arts Night Monday, Oct. 28, for a program that included audience and students singing, student poetry and more. Students in grades 3-5 who read poems included Anne Van Dyken (pictured reading “Messy Room”), Jordan Hartz, Gunnar Bork, Suzie Feucht and Jessa...
10 years ago (2009) •Heartland Express drivers, administration and buses moved into their new building near the Highway Department Monday. The 5,300-square-foot building includes about 1,700 square feet of office space, and the remainder is garage space. Heartland Express has four buses, but the...
Lately I’ve been preaching on the Old Testament book of Amos. I find in it a strong, sustained call to repentance. I doubt Amos was popular, since most people want affirmation, not confrontation. Most people want to hear that they’re okay, that God knows they’re doing their best, and that in the...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Friday, Nov. 1: All Saints Day: 9:45 a.m. Mass at Parkview Manor. 5 p.m. Mass at at St. Leo. 7 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Saturday, Nov. 2: 5 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. FallFest Bake Sale. Sunday,...

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