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Meetings Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the township hall. Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Rock County Library. Exchange Day — books, fabric, etc. — and Show and Tell following the meeting. Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at...
Chantel Connell (left), Jesse Connell (driving) and his wife, Ashley Connell, lead a procession of more than 80 vehicles in Sunday afternoon’s cruise. Not pictured in the car were grandchildren Oliver and Quinn. The bright orange 1969 Pontiac GTO “Judge” was Terry Connell’s prized possession among his collection of classic cars.
The rumble of classic auto engines and the squeal of rubber on asphalt were part of a Sunday afternoon tribute to longtime Luverne businessman Terry Connell, who died Thursday, Nov. 18. To celebrate his life and to honor his memory, friends and family organized a classic car ride that started at...
Meetings Compassionate Friends Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the LACF office next to the Palace in Luverne. Meetings are free and open to any parents, grandparents, siblings grieving the death of a child, no matter the cause or how recent or long ago the loss. For info,...
The south ball field at Jacobson Park in Hills looks considerably different July 1 during a 14-and-younger baseball game. For years the field was unused before a community effort this spring transformed the former grass infield into a multi-purpose playing surface.
Almost daily in June, the sounds of balls hitting bats and cheering crowds were heard more than usual in Hills, as two ball diamonds are now in use near Jacobson Park. Thanks to the efforts of city officials and volunteers, the south ball field was recently improved and brought back into play. “The...
Rich Opsata slides forks under the generator he refurbished In October 2019 for the Ambassador International University in Zambia, Africa.
A small college community in Zambia, Africa, continues to expand its electrical power options, thanks in part to Rich Opsata in Luverne. A year ago in October he loaded a refurbished generator onto a trailer and drove to Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk, Nebraska. The volunteer logistics organization...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 16, at the township hall in Beaver Creek   Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the township hall. Battle Plain Township Board will meet 7:30 pm Monday Nov. 9, at the home of Mark Vander Pol.  ...
Meetings Grief Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 24, at Sanford Luverne for five weeks. Preregister at Sanford Hospice Luverne, 507-283-1805.  Library book sale starts Wednesday Friends of the Rock County Library will conduct their annual book sale beginning at...
Kim Rockman, director of Luverne’s Prairie Ally food forest, said there’s untold value in time spent outdoors and in eating fresh, locally grown foods. “Spaces like this, even though there’s not a lot of food being produced yet, it’s still just a great opportunity for people to come through and relax and watch the butterflies.”
The pear tree at Luverne’s Prairie Ally food forest is loaded with pears that are ripe for picking. On Monday they were still a bit crunchy, which is how Kim Rockman said she prefers them, but over the next several days she said they’ll be just right. “We really want the community to enjoy this,”...
Here, Kelly Schroer offers an ice cream sandwich during the drive-through event.
To thank the community for its support, Sanford clinics in Luverne, Adrian, and Edgerton hosted a drive-through event offering free summer treats this week. “The last few months have been challenging for everyone, but we are so grateful for the support the community has shown us,” said Diane...
The coronavirus pandemic is crushing economies all over the globe, as well as right here in Rock County. That’s why the Chamber and the city of Luverne are partnering with local media — the Star Herald and radio station — to launch a gift card campaign this week called #strongertogether – Rock...

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