Remember When

10 years ago (2012) •Former Star Herald reporter Sara Schmuck found herself writing in familiar territory this month when she worked on a piece for Mining & Construction magazine. It’s a publication for the company, Atlas Copco, which is a world leader in the construction, mining and drilling...
10 years ago (2012) •The 108 East Main building (formerly Computer Tutors, formerly Shaw Drug, formerly Laudon Drug) is undergoing renovation to become the new home of Latham Agency Insurance which is presently located across the street at 107 East Main. The renovation will display unique features...
10 years ago (2012) •Gary Papik of Papik Motors, Luverne, has been selected as the 2013 Time Quality Dealer of the Year nominee representing Minnesota. The Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted awards for new car dealers....
10 years ago (2012) •The driest summer in recorded history has gone beyond damaging this year’s crop to impacting ground water supplies in the country. Some Rock County farmers are reporting wells going dry. Others are moving cattle from pastures where water levels in stock ponds have dropped and...
10 years ago (2012) •Local dignitaries gathered for a presentation by USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer Aug. 23 at the New Vision feed mill construction site west of Magnolia. … New Vision and Rock County were recipients of more than $1 million in low-interest federal loans...
10 years ago (2012) •The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne hosted its third annual classic car show Thursday, Aug. 16. The event, organized by Luverne’s Keith Schmuck, attracted 22 vehicles and dozens of visitors. According to Shirley Connor in MVH activities, the event included root beer floats...
10 years ago (2012) •Big changes are in store for school cafeterias around the nation as new federal guidelines for school nutrition are implemented. The meals have more fruits and vegetables, less meat and sodium, fewer calories and no trans fat. In Luverne, food service directors Ann Rigney and...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne native Anthony Nelson has published a name for himself on Mars, literally. Nelson, a 1993 Luverne High School graduate, is a member of the team of scientists and engineers who worked on the space rover, “Curiosity,” that landed on Mars Monday. Nelson’s name appears on...
10 years ago (2012) •The Rev. Dorie Hall assumed the pastoral duties at Luverne’s United Methodist Church on July 1. Hall is a native of southwest Minnesota. She comes to Luverne from Lakefield where she has lived with her husband, Luther, for nearly 30 years. Hall spent her early childhood in...
10 years ago (2012) •The Luverne Area Chamber hosted a reception Monday evening, July 23, for its 2011 Outstanding Chamber Member, Terrie Gulden. Gulden began his career in Luverne at Tri-State Insurance. He eventually became the president of BIS. Gulden served as the director of Rock County...

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