Opinion

To the Editor: I wrote this poem years ago, but the events of the past week prompted me to consider it once again.   Red White and Blue in the Darkness America, America, God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea. The stars and stripes is draped From...
To the Editor: Wow! What a Super Bowl. Lots of action and fun to watch no matter who won. By the way, do you know the NFL pays no federal income tax? They are one of seventeen hundred that are tax-free. Mark Twain said, “We have the best Congress money can buy.” Leon Pick Luverne
By Marie Atkinson-Smeins School counselor, Luverne Students can’t focus and learn when personal issues are bothering them, whether it’s bullying, violence at home or trouble with friends. These problems interfere with learning, so school counselors are on hand to help. This week is National School...
It was truly a trip down memory lane. Or maybe around the memory circle. Saturday night I felt like I went back in time when I attended the Luverne Music Boosters Winter Carnival. I had not been to the carnival in about 20 years. I remember the carnival being a highlight when I was a kid, and I...
Vandalism, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.” Vandalism is not how our county highway engineer described the four to five miles of road damage done Jan. 20 on County Road 52 near Hills. The six-inch-...
To the Editor: In light of all that has been occurring in the nation in the last while, a reading this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 24, from the Bible (2 Timothy 3, verses 1-9) was time appropriate: “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people...
To the Editor: It is sad to read all the problems plaguing the Blue Mounds State Park, beginning with the flood of 2014 that took out the lake. Growing up, the lake was a big draw for recreation. In the picture of the dam in the Star Herald after the flood, the dam appears to be OK. Just a big...
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below-zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend the following...
To the Editor: I should have known. Yep, I just should have known. Looking back now, all my worry was for naught. Let me explain: Albeit there are some students transferring in and out during the school year in most public schools, Southwestern Youth Services (SYS) is not like others where the...
Independent School District 2184 is starting the process of developing a long-range plan for the educational and facility needs of the district. The Board of Education has engaged Foster, Jacobs, & Johnson, a consulting firm from Sioux Falls, to lead the important step of community stakeholder...

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