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10 years ago (2011) •Legislation dealing with concussions in school sports is dictating how coaches decide when or if an injured athlete should return to the game. Laws passed in more than 30 states this summer essentially prevent coaches and trainers from allowing athletes with head injuries to...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne’s new airport manager is enjoying steady business since taking over the reins on May 1. Ben Baum moved his business, Sierra Delta Aviation, LLC, from Custer, S.D., to Luverne when he assumed management and fixed base operation duties at Quentin Aanenson Field. Since...
10 years ago (2011) •Dan and Amy Leuthold and their sons, Mitch, 15, and Jared, 13, Luverne, were recently named the 2011 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. They were recognized during the Rock County Fair on July 21 and will be honored in a ceremony at Farmfest in Redwood Falls on Aug. 4. “It’s...
10 years ago (2011) •Beginning this fall parents of Luverne students will use a new information system to follow their children’s academic progress. The program, Infinite Campus, replaces the former JMC system. Luverne Middle/High School Principal Ryan Johnson said the data manager system will be...
10 years ago (2011) •A tumble prairie flower was the focus of much attention this week at Touch the Sky Prairie north of Luverne. Local volunteers, members of the Youth Conservation Corps and Iowa Lakes Community College students searched ditches and tall grass to monitor the progress of the rare...
10 years ago (2011) •The Rock County Star Herald is once again challenging fairgoers to a friendly competition for the 2011 version of the Rock County Fair. Star Herald General Manager Rick Peterson announced this week the creation of a Star Herald paper medallion that will be hidden on the...
10 years ago (2011) •The Luverne Area Chamber invites everyone to visit Luverne for its annual customer appreciation event, Hot Dog Night. In its 49th year, Hot Dog Night features local Chamber members giving away more than 12,000 hot dogs and 350 gallons of drinks. Hot dogs and beverages will be...
10 years ago (2011) •The Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary on Main Street that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26. According to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, officers were called to the Herb ’N Legend store on East Main Street at 4:40 a.m. Employee Andrew...
10 years ago (2011) •A huge bolt of lightning struck the ground near the Rock County Law Enforcement Center June 14 causing $30,000 in damage to the county’s communications systems. Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre updated County Board members at their regular Tuesday meeting. He said all but $...
10 years ago (2011) •Corn prices surged to nearly $8 per bushel last week in response to news that global corn inventories will drop. On the Chicago Board of Trade, corn closed at more than $7.99 per bushel Friday. In Luverne, corn prices at Eastern Farmers Coop Elevator closed at $7.59 per bushel...

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