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10 years ago (2009) •First- and second-graders at Luverne Elementary have unearthed a stone in the playground that has even the grownups scratching their heads. Elementary boys were playing with trucks and tractors in the dirt along the fence line where the playground slopes downhill to the west....
10 years ago (2009) •The weekly Star Herald now has a daily online presence, thanks to its improved Web site launched this week. With a smoother format for uploading stories and photographs, Star Herald news and sports reporters are posting information to the Web site as they cover events. … With...
10 years ago (2009) •Dozens of firefighters from five area departments responded to a barn fire Saturday morning near Hardwick. According to Hardwick Fire Chief Dan Kindt, a tin pole barn at the Barry Kracht farm was fully engulfed in flames when he and his crew arrived. ... Kindt said the pole...
10 years ago (2009) •Lieutenant Com-mander James Bond has a life story that’s interesting on many levels. Not only does his name match the famous Holly-wood character, he himself is an intelligence officer for a U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing. What separates him from the big screen character, though,...
10 years ago (2009) •A remarkable $4.5 million was disbursed among 12 local nonprofit  groups this week, thanks to the generosity of the late Harvey Allison Ordung. Several beneficiaries gathered in the commons of Luverne Public Schools Wednesday for a gifting ceremony. By the time it was over,...
10 years ago (2009) •The Luverne Community and the Blue Mounds State Park will be promoted in Minnesota during the upcoming airing of the new Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks, America’s Next Idea.” The six-part series, which starts in airing on public television nation-wide in September,...
10 years ago (2009) •An estimated 500 people attended the Rock County Talent Show Thursday night in the grandstand of the fairgrounds. The following are the top finishers in each division from the Rock County Fair Talent Show. … Pre-teen division–1st place: Madilyn Oye (“See You Again”); 2nd place...
10 years ago (2009) •Luverne School District celebrated the new completion of its tennis courts with an open house and ribbon-cutting on Highway 75 Thursday morning, July 23. Luverne School Foundation chairman Mike Cox performed the official ribbon-cutting, and Luverne High School tennis coach Greg...
10 years ago (2009) •A highlight of the reunion weekend was Saturday morning’s dedication ceremony of the old jail at the Rock County Courthouse Square. After 18 months and $4 million worth of construction, the former Rock County Jail was dedicated Saturday and officially named the “Rock County...
10 years ago (2009) •It’s no secret that students can’t learn on empty stomachs, yet hungry children arrive in classrooms every day ­– even in Luverne. Public schools provide free or reduced meals for these children through the National School Lunch Pro-gram, and this keeps them fed during the...

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