Editorials

Memorial Day will be celebrated Monday, May 30, 2022. It is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May and commemorates the men and women who died while in military service. Memorial Day began after the Civil War with both formal and informal ceremonies at graves and ceremonies for the...
As the Veterans Home in Luverne celebrates the annual Minnesota Veterans Homes Week May 8 through 14, our staff acknowledges the benefits of a caring, generous community. We’re so grateful to neighbors and veteran champions for their partnership, especially during the pandemic. We looked for new...
May is National Foster Care Month, and Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) is seeking foster parents to partner in caring for children and youth in need. If you are interested in making a difference in children’s lives, consider becoming a foster parent. On an average day in 2020,...
Though sexual assault and child abuse happens every day, now is a particular time to remember those impacted by it. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), every 68 seconds someone in America is sexually...
If you want happiness for an hour … take a nap. If you want happiness for a day … go fishing. If you want happiness for a year … inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime … Help Somebody! This is what I believe epitomizes the true joy of being a volunteer, “Helping Others.” Our A.C.E...
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power volunteers have in our communities. These are selfless servants who tackle society’s greatest challenges such as lessening the effects of poverty on individuals and families and making sure everyone...
No one intends to seriously injure or kill someone by driving while distracted, but good intentions alone don’t prevent crashes. Smart choices do. In Minnesota the dangerous choice of driving while distracted contributed to more than 39,000 crashes from 2017-2021 and an average of 28 deaths and 161...
Each spring, the Rock County Star Herald publishes a Home, Lawn and Garden special section which features businesses and issues unique to these topics. This year’s special section (tucked inside this week’s Star Herald) prompted us to once again marvel at the ingenuity of local residents and...
The foundation of our well-being in general depends on the domestic production of food. Our farmers and ranchers provide us with an abundant, nutritious food supply throughout the year. In recognition of this achievement, members of the Rock County Farm Bureau and Rock County Library will celebrate...
The mental health system in the United States is currently in a state of crisis. Consider the following: •In 2019, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 19.86 percent of adults in the U.S. experienced a mental illness, equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans. •Suicidal ideation continues to...

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