Opinion

          By    You might not believe it given the Baby Brezza Formula Machine mess and the television volume debacle, but Grandma Mary and I got another chance to watch our granddaughter Brooke for a couple of hours Saturday morning. Brooke’s mom and dad were in the Jubilee Days parade in Hartford...
  It was just another Father’s Day picnic. Except it wasn’t. This year was different. A 7 pound, 10 ounce first-time guest made the difference. Wrapped in pink, dressed in a pink “Daddy’s girl” T-shirt and actually looking a little pink, the special guest slept, stretched, yawned and slept some...
  The Star Herald isn’t lacking this week for topics that warrant thumbs up and thumbs down. Thumbs up — to local town celebrations. Luverne enjoyed great weather for its annual Buffalo Days celebration, and last weekend Hills enjoyed a proud weekend in the spotlight for its 125th Anniversary and...
  Last summer my family unknowingly fostered a Canada goose. I last wrote about how Gary came to us as a duckling, but as he (or she) grew, it was obvious he was not a duck. The yellow and gray fuzzy ball developed beautiful gray, white and black feathers, and my husband, Bryan, taught Gary how to...
  A resolution adopted recently by the Luverne School Board is leading student involvement in athletics and activities in a more positive direction. Our young people will be better served by this change. Instead of thinking athletic and activity events as after-school events, the board views...
  It’s funny how column topics can change from one major life event to another. I’ve written about the transforming experience of moving from a home after 20 years of accumulating stuff. That was good column fodder. This week’s column was going to be about actually leaving our beloved home to the...
  By  Wow! The first official day of summer is still nearly two weeks away, and it has been a busy summer already. With three class reunions and two weddings still on the calendar, mixed in with a couple of summer celebrations and a birthday or two, the weekends are full. Before all summertime...
  Dear Rock County readers: People who know me know that history has been a passion of mine for nearly my entire life. That's why it's been so gratifying to see that I'm not alone in my mission to preserve our Rock County history and to establish a fitting home for local artifacts and information....
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 10, 1927:   FLAG DAY PROGRAM TO BE GIVEN TUESDAY EVENING Observance of 150th Anniversary to be Carried Out at Luverne Commercial Club Rooms June 14th Next Tuesday, June 14th, is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the United States...
  The Star Herald reached out to the local state senator to recap the recently completed 2015 legislative session, highlighting areas our Rock County readers might care most about. By Bill Weber With the regular session of the 2015 Minnesota legislative session behind us and the prospects for a...

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