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Christians believe “God so loved the world that he gave his only son” to take away the sins of the world (John 3:16), and as such, we celebrate the arrival of Jesus as told in the Bible’s second chapter of Luke:   In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be...
It’s time again for the Star Herald news team and contributing commentators to share another round of Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down for a number of issues, good and bad, in the community. Thumbs up — to the completion of the Chris Ashby Trail and the meaningful dedication ceremony in October. Our...
‘Curious Rock County’ answers questions about rocks and trains Several weeks ago, the Star Herald launched its “Curious Rock County” segment, which solicits questions from readers with promises to search for answers. Q. Our first question was a softball: Where did Rock County get its name? A. Many...
A year after the Rock County Fair was canceled in the pandemic, this year’s event will be one to remember and enjoy. Included in this week’s Star Herald is a special Fair Preview section which spotlights a few highlights of the July 28-31 event. However, there are more events than we had space in...
The Rock County Star Herald was recognized by its peers for excellence in journalism during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention, which was held virtually Jan. 28-29. Star Herald editor Lori Sorenson earned a first-place award in business writing for an April 16 story she wrote...
The 2020 fall sports season in Rock County was like no other, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the start of the fall sports season, it appeared the football and volleyball seasons would be played in the spring. That meant cross-country and tennis would stand alone as the only prep fall sports in...
The first campaign in 2019 drew more than than 600 letters at the Star Herald’s lighted display in the city park. This year the display is at the Star Herald’s Main Street office garage door, and letters can be dropped in the mailbox out front.
The Rock County Star Herald is again facilitating a holiday campaign to send Christmas greetings to deployed military men and women serving the United States around the world. After the first campaign in 2019, more than 600 letters were mailed through the Star Herald’s lighted display in the city...
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is considered by many to be one of the most effective pieces of civil rights legislation in our nation's history. Now as we head into the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, it’s abundantly clear how necessary the law is. Before the Voting Rights Act was...
Next week, Oct. 4-10, is National Newspaper Week, and the 2020 theme is “America Needs Journalists.” It’s a fitting theme for so many reasons, but 2020 has proven in countless ways that professional journalists are more necessary than ever before. In recent years we’ve watched the ranks of...
The Star Herald has worked hard to cover the pandemic and its effects on our community, and because much of the news was so important and timely, we offered it for free online. We hope that over the past three months readers — both new and current — have seen the pride that goes into gathering and...

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