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Letters to the Editor

  • December 22, 2019
    To the Editor: (How good are you at Christmas trivia? Bill Preuss, Luverne, submitted these questions.)   Christmas Trivia 1. Mary and Joseph left what city to go to Bethlehem? Jerusalem Nazareth Tel Aviv Kanaranzi   2. What were the names of the three wise men? Shadrach, Meschach, Abednego Gaspar, Balthasar, Melchior Abdul, Obadiah, Jeremiah Larry, Curly, Moe   3. How many miles did Mary and…
  • December 17, 2019
    To the Editor: I want to thank the woman who graciously paid for my sister and me to enter the craft fair at the Luverne School on Dec. 7. We were travelling to Minneapolis and decided to stop, knowing that one of our favorite vendors was going to be there and that we could pick up a few gifts for the holidays. We were unaware of the full festivities of the event and were not prepared with cash…
  • November 25, 2019
    Thanksgiving Trivia   1. The pilgrims fled a country to England. What was that country? Germany The Netherlands Italy Canada   2. What was the name of the ship they sailed on? The Explorer The Expedition The Peterson The Mayflower   3. Hoy many sailed on that ship? 52 102 158 4,567   4. What was the role of Miles Standish? The leader of the military A preacher A lawyer A cousin to Bill Frakes   5…
  • October 22, 2019
    To the Editor: The sponsors who made the “Senior Years Spotlight” page possible in the Oct. 17 “Star Herald” deserve a sincere thank you! The review of each person’s life, past and future, including their stay at Mary Jane Brown Home was honest and heartwarming! I would appreciate this type of feature be printed again, in the future, with several more residents featured. Thank you to all who made…
  • October 22, 2019
    To the Editor: A total of 685 people were killed by an intimate partner over the past 30 years in Minnesota. Those are only the ones we know about, and it doesn’t include those physically or emotionally injured. The numbers can make domestic violence seem like an overwhelming problem. But you can do something about it. This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and whether you’re a survivor…
  • October 01, 2019
    To the editor: The Tri-State Band Festival Committee salutes the Luverne community for the overwhelming support and participation in the 69h Annual Tri-State Band Festival.  This event would not happen without the involvement, commitment and energy of businesses, organizations and individuals in the tri-state region. The City of Luverne and the Public Works Department assisted and coordinated the…
  • August 06, 2019
    To the Editor: Oh boy! Here we go again! A few people get murdered over the weekend and I bet they’re going to want to take our guns away. I know everybody here in Rock County is with me when I say I’ll defend myself and my property to the max. If some jerk would break into my house and attempt to pilfer my cold 12-pack from the spare fridge in the basement or steal my pocket change from the…
  • August 06, 2019
    To the Editor: Like many other readers in the area, I read with disappointment that the Hills Crescent would be ceasing publication after 126 years.  What further disappointed me was the lack of acknowledgement of what this small town paper has provided to the communities of Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. I feel that Tollefson Publishing, which owns the Hills Crescent, could have had a…
  • July 16, 2019
    To the Editor: My family and I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the genuine kindness and support we received by Herman Motor Company. When our rental RV transmission chose to fail on us, and we tried every Ford dealer from Austin to Luverne, it was Kelly Herman and her team (Amy Kroon, Travis Dunn, and several others) that treated us with compassion and went above and beyond their…
  • July 09, 2019
    To the Editor: The Luverne and Rock County community is fortunate to have generous organizations like the Luverne United Methodist Church and ATLAS of Rock County. The Methodist Church hosts the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf, every week providing free nutrition to local families and individuals who struggle to put food on the table. The same congregation has generously reached out to help…
  • June 18, 2019
    To the Editor: I appreciated Lori Sorenson’s June 13 article on the meeting that Congressman Hagedorn  held to discuss agricultural issues. I also attended that meeting June 7. It was really surprising to hear a “conservative” Republican defend federal payments to farmers as the solution to markets impacted by trade tariffs. Most farmers don’t want handouts; they just want their markets back. It’…
  • May 21, 2019
    To the Editor: Our governor has proclaimed May as Poppy Month. What exactly does that mean? It means that many Minnesotans have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and it is only fitting we recognize those courageous veterans. The American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary have adopted the poppy as their commemorative symbol. These poppies create a…
  • April 30, 2019
    To the Editor: Last fall President Trump pledged to lift restrictions on the sale of E15, a low-cost fuel option made with homegrown ethanol. The decades-old regulation that restricts E15 from being sold during the summer months was unnecessary and outdated. E15 is cleaner, higher in octane, and costs up to 10 cents less per gallon. The deregulation of E15 also gives a major opportunity to…
  • April 30, 2019
    To the Editor: We have always taken pride in the many positive features of living in Luverne. We are grateful for the snow removal that is done so soon after a snowfall. In most instances the downtown businesses and homes are well maintained. Our parks are always neat and inviting for picnics, walking or just sitting for a while to relax. Residents are pleasant and friendly. “Minnesota nice”…
  • April 09, 2019
    To the Editor: We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support at the April 1 Dessert Theater and Auction in Grand Prairie Events for our Generations organization. The evening was an impressive showcase of local talent — from the delicious desserts to the beautiful music to the hilarious acting — that made us once again proud to be part of this community. By the end of the night all the generous…
  • April 02, 2019
    To the Editor:  Help! I have been unable to sleep at night because I am trying to figure out who has the most dysfunctional politicians — the U.S.A. or the U.K.? I would like our politicians to pick up the pace a little. But I’m afraid they’re already all in. Nuts! It will be bad news if our politicians come in second-best worst! Bill Frakes Luverne  
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