pandemic

Rick Peterson
I don’t know about you, but keeping track of what day of the week it is has been a bit of a problem for me. It seems like we’ve been doing this stay-at-home thing forever when really it’s only been six weeks. That said, six weeks is a long time when you don’t know from one day to the next what the...
Martha Nowatzki and her father, John Feight, are pictured in his St. Louis Park apartment last October. John died April 6 from COVID-19. Martha returned Sunday to Luverne after recovering from the virus she contracted while helping to care for her father in the apartment.
A simple text on the morning of March 27 pulled Martha Nowatzki from her home in Luverne into a face-to-face battle with the coronavirus. The text from her stepsister was about her father, John Feight, 93, who had been taken by ambulance to the hospital after suffering various health issues for the...
To the Editor:        Thank you for the uplifting article on the front page of the Announcer dated April 11, 2020.        In light of the varying opinions on our current situation of the Covid-19 virus, one thing we know – we the people are not being told the entire story.        But in the words...
There aren’t many positive aspects about the coronavirus and its impact on our community, from a reeling economy tofrontline workers in harm’s way, and we fear we may lose loved ones to the deadly virus.      That’s why staying home and suspending life’s big events are so important — reduce...
Pastor Dorie Hall sits in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church in Luverne, where she’s taped pictures of congregation members on the pews.
By Lori Sorenson Many local churches are worshipping online amid coronavirus distancing, but preaching to inanimate cameras isn’t the same as speaking to a live audience. Pastor Dorie Hall has been video recording her messages in the sanctuary of United Methodist Church in Luverne but found it...
Dear readers, advertisers and subscribers: While we learn to live with the new normal in our community for the next several weeks, we are determined to make the best of it. So, please be aware that the Rock County Star Herald remains committed to reporting on news and information that offers...
Luverne school staff assembled 500 sack breakfasts and lunches for students who have been sheltering at home since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week the “lunch ladies” posted a social media message to students reaching out to them with a greeting that read, “Hi, kids, from the...
Rick Peterson
Oftentimes when I sit down to write my column, I struggle as to what to write about. Well, as you can imagine, that is not a problem this week. You guessed it -- today’s topic is COVID 19. I am not going to tell you to wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze. I am...
Luverne and Rock County have always been leaders in our little corner of the state on policies ranging from schools, the environment, agriculture and most recently the census (we’re leading the state right now in data response). Now, dear readers, we must again step up and be leaders. Our governor...

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