editorial

We’re closing in on the end of another decade, and the Star Herald is looking back on the highlights of the years between 2010 and 2020. The first 10 years of the new millennium in Rock County were marked by the Ken Burns world premiere of his documentary series, “The War,” at the Palace Theatre....
Thanksgiving and the holidays are a perfect time to talk with your friends and family about what matters most in life. When people are together for Thanksgiving and the holidays, there’s no better time to have meaningful conversations and heartfelt sharing about matters truly important to each of...
As we celebrate American Education Week (Nov. 18-22), let’s thank those in public education who are dedicated to educating our children. While the week provides an opportunity for public schools to thank residents for their support and resources to help the institutions reach their education goals...
We’re closing in the end of another decade, and the Star Herald is looking back on the highlights of the years between 2010 and 2020. The first 10 years of the new millennium in Rock County were marked by the Ken Burns world premiere of his documentary series, “The War,” at the Palace Theatre. The...
This week is National Fire Prevention week, National Domestic Violence Awareness Week and Homecoming Week in Luverne and H-BC schools, in addition to Pork Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other important observances. Amid all these causes vying for ink in the Star Herald is National...
This is the time of year we hear from school and traffic safety folks about school bus safety and student pedestrian safety. And yes, motorists, please watch for the big yellow school bus flashing lights and stop arms, and slow down at intersections to watch for little students on foot. Lives...
A story in the Wednesday, Aug. 21, edition of the Brandon Valley News caught our attention this week as a precautionary tale for all communities to be aware of. A Facebook post reporting over-the-limit radium levels in Brandon’s drinking water sent residents into a tailspin and prompted city...
On June 30, 2014, 33-year-old Andrea Boeve was enjoying a bike ride along the shoulder of Highway 270 near Steen with her two daughters, 4 and 1, in a child bike trailer. It was around 11:30 a.m. on a Monday. About that same time, Chris Weber was also traveling eastbound on 270 in a flatbed truck...
This week the Hills Crescent put out its final edition after 126 years of serving the readers of Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. (See the related story on page 1.) Since 1997, it’s been publishing under the same ownership as the Rock County Star Herald but with its own news writer and its own...
The Rock County Fair is underway in Luverne. The Star Herald has been previewing the annual event for weeks. Rock County Fair Board members have been working hard for months to prepare for these three days. 4-H members and families have spent thousands of hours getting ready to show their animals...

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