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There is an increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic around schools starting this week as students across the state head back to school. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to practice safety as they travel. Pedestrians should use crosswalks...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (front) calls out numbers during Monday’s district-wide staff in-service in the Luverne Elementary School Commons. Oftedahl’s message of “Charge!” comes after last year’s message of “Be Great” as still seen on the backs of the red T-shirts given out last year.
A year after he encouraged staff at Luverne Public Schools to “Be Great,” Superintendent Craig Oftedahl inspired employees at Monday’s in-service to continue moving forward positively. Charge! “One word. Very simple,” he said to the 200 people gathered in the Luverne Elementary School commons. “And...
Roselynn Hartshorn concentrates on reaching the correct pitch during her third band lesson on the French horn.
Incoming Luverne fifth-graders Roselynn Hartshorn and Henry Hartquist chose two non-conventional band instruments to begin lessons with last week. Most first-year students choose flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone or trombone, but these two had their own ideas. Hartshorn chose the French horn...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...
By Lori Sorenson The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. The Star Herald went to press Tuesday afternoon, but here’s the information as of 3 p.m.   School boards In the Luverne...
Luverne School District will pay off its elementary school construction debt in December of 2017, prompting long-range planning for other facility projects. In a Thursday evening workshop school board members listened to experts in school finance and educational facility planning as they decide the...
Instead of recognizing only the top ten graduating students in the class based on grades, Luverne High School will name students of distinction based on one of three honor designations. “The Top Ten was essentially a competition among classmates that focused on outdoing each other,” said Principal...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 24, 1924:   COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVE STATE AID APPROPRIATION County Auditor Olaf Skyberg this week received notice from State Auditor Chase as to the amount of state appropriation as school aid which Rock county will receive. This sum is $11...
Several building improvements will greet students when they return to classes at Luverne Public Schools this fall. With almost $500,000 to spend on facilities this year, district officials have made use of about 57 percent of the funds or about $289,000 so far. Included in that amount are recently...

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