Remember When

10 years ago (2007) •The Luverne Area Community Foundation announced last week a campaign to raise $1 million or more to renovate Luverne’s historic Palace Theatre. The Legacy Campaign, Preserving the Palace for Generations to Come, is part of a plan to restore the foremost historic landmark in...
10 years ago (2007) •Blue Mound Woodcarvers and students at Southwest Youth Services, Magnolia, have been spending time together since the carvers have offered their skills teaching the students the art of woodcarving. “These kids do an awful lot in Luverne, and they used to help out setting up for...
10 years ago (2007) •A patriotic “Star Spangled Spectacular” USO-style variety show will be at the Palace Theatre Sunday ... as a part of a series of events that prelude the release of the Ken Burns PBS World War II documentary “The War” in September. Pat Baustian hosts the event as a Bob-Hope-...
10 years ago (2007) •A new program in Rock County tries to help people who have problems – from gambling to sexual abuse. Bob Osterday, Luverne, is one of the leaders of the Celebrate Recovery group. He has been a recovering alcoholic for 27 years and said, “The need is so great all across the...
10 years ago (2007) •Minnesota National Guard soldiers in Iraq received official word this week that they will be extended up to 125 days. The extension order states the “Red Bulls” will be extended for up to 125 days past their original return date. The soldiers can now expect to return to their...
10 years ago (2007) •In his first week on the job, Sheriff Evan Verbrugge outlined goals for his department for the coming term. Verbrugge swapped his deputy badge for a sheriff star as he was sworn into office Jan. 2. He enters office with 16 years of experience and many new ideas.   25 years ago...
10 years ago (2006) •The new Law Enforcement Center on Blue Mound Avenue will be open for a public walk-through Monday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 7 p.m. The move from the current location next to the courthouse will start Jan. 9 and the facility should be fully operational by Jan. 11.   25 years ago (1991...
10 years ago (2006) •With the city of Sioux Falls bonding to repay its share of Lewis and Clark Water System, the project has been a topic of local conservation. Troy Larson, director of Lewis and Clark, visited with the Luverne City Council members Tuesday to update them on the system. The city of...
10 years ago (2006) •The Star Herald this week received an e-mail from Sgt. Thomas J. Schilling, a National Guard member with the Luverne-Pipestone unit deployed in Scania, Iraq. He wrote to say that he’d received a care package from Luverne that contained a letter from a student that touched him...
10 years ago (2006) •A local committee is putting together a variety of activities that will prelude and accompany the PBS documentary on World War II, which in part will feature Luverne. “It occurred to us that we really haven’t done enough to honor our World War II veterans,” said Ben Vander Kooi...

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