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June 12, 2024

Four area volunteer fire department teams went head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the inaugural Fire Department Water Wars in Hills during Hills Friendship Days activities. Three-man teams from Ashton, Iowa, Rock Rapids, Iowa, Beaver Creek…

By
Mavis Fodness
June 12, 2024

For eight months, world-renowned wildlife photographer and Luverne native Jim Brandenburg coordinated the finding and restoration of a 1942 military Ford GPW jeep used 80 years ago in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

By
Mavis Fodness
June 12, 2024

On Friday, June 7, the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne celebrated the 30th anniversary of its opening in 1994.

At center stage were the staff members, who have made the…

June 12, 2024

The Plaza Committee of Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow hosted the third annual “Touch a Truck Night” Monday evening in the south lot of the Luverne Elementary School. Dozens of local families explored fire trucks, large vehicles and farm implements, along with squad cars, skid loaders and other…

By
Lori Sorenson
June 12, 2024

A group of worshippers gathered atop the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday evening for a modern-day version of Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount.”

The Rev. Steven Voris of Luverne’s First Presbyterian Church delivered…

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The origins of Flag Day can be traced to a resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, following a report by the special committee assigned to suggest the flag’s design.

It recommended that…

June 12, 2024
By
Brenda Winter, columnist

While most mothers of the bride spend months planning a daughter’s wedding, I’ve spent months wondering if there is something I’m supposed to be doing. 

Our youngest, Kate, who is getting…

June 12, 2024
By
Scott Rall, outdoors columnist

I recently spent the day in the boat with a professional fishing guide by the name of Travis Frank.

You might recognize this name as he is also the host of the Pheasants Forever television show called “The Flush…

June 12, 2024
By
Jason Berghorst, reporter

It’s graduation season. 

For me that means the end of the school year, returning to part-time summer work at the Star Herald, and graduation parties. 

June 05, 2024

Obituaries

June 12, 2024

Richard Rudolph Zebe was born on November 22, 1943, to Rudolph and Marie (Hellwinckel) Zebe at the hospital in Pipestone, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm by Edgerton, Minnesota, and was a Boy Scouts leader and played basketball in school.

June 12, 2024

Michael “Mike” Leonard Kochel was born on October 5, 1948, to Francis and June (Dwyer) Kochel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Mike grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his siblings, Leroy, Margaret and Tom. He graduated high school in 1966 and later graduated from…

June 12, 2024

Vonda Kaye Nibbelink was born on December 31, 1968, to Wendale and Lavonne (Peters) Vander Broek in Slayton, Minnesota, and was raised in Chandler, Minnesota. As an infant, she was baptized at Chandler Christian Reformed Church where she later professed her faith.…

June 12, 2024

Audrey DePauw, age 95, of Luverne, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

Arrangements are pending with Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne.

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