August 23, 2022
Eighteen candidates seeking election to five open seats on the Luverne School Board is a testament to the spirit of local leadership and interest in the future of the district and its students.
With this many candidates on the ballot, the heightened interest in voting will also shine a spotlight on the quality of education in our district.
Luverne boasts a talented staff that rivals any in the…
August 16, 2022
Maybe it’s the barometric pressure, or maybe we didn’t receive enough happy “thumbs” from readers, but this week we’re all down in the thumbs.
Thumbs down — to bicycle riders on Main Street sidewalks. The painted red circles with a line through a bike are fading at downtown intersections, but common sense would suggest it’s unsafe for bicyclists to whiz by storefront doors where pedestrians could…
By Angela Nolz, walk chair, Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
August 09, 2022
Luverne will host its second annual ‘Out of the Darkness’ suicide prevention walk on Sept. 10 following an amazing outpouring of support for our walk last year.
The Luverne community has been known to lend a hand in hardship and prides itself in the health and sustainability of the community.
Our goal is to ensure the mental health of this community is also considered. We want to provide support…
July 26, 2022
The Star Herald asked around for tidbits to include in this month’s round of Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, and the worst complaint for Thumbs Down was that weeds are making some properties look dumpy.
We encourage residents and businesses to mow or spray their weeds to help keep our communities clean and inviting.
Other than that, we have nothing but Thumbs Up to share:
Thumbs up — to the festive…
July 19, 2022
Bravo, Luverne, on a job well done hosting the 60th Annual Hot Dog Night and Cardinal Pride All-School Reunion over the weekend.
Of course, to praise “Luverne” is to praise Luverne leaders, Chamber staff, committee members, businesses and countless volunteers who worked quietly behind the scenes for months to make sure the community was ready for the big weekend.
The goal was to put our best foot…
By Pat Baustian, mayor, city of Luverne
July 12, 2022
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the Luverne alumni who made the trek back to their hometown for the Luverne Cardinal Pride All School Reunion.
For some of you it’s probably been a few years since you’ve visited. We hope you’ll find that your hometown school and community are in grand shape.
We hope that you are all excited about everything that the Cardinal Pride Committee has put…
July 05, 2022
There are plenty of reasons for Luverne residents — especially as American citizens – to be proud right now.
Our little community pulled off another spectacular Fourth of July celebration at The Lake in Luverne.
It had all the makings of Americana, cold drinks, outdoor dining, festive music, snow cones and friendly competitions. And, of course, fireworks — a display that rivaled many in much…
By Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
June 28, 2022
n this Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our country — the great American experiment in democracy that began in 1776, when our founding fathers adopted the principles penned in the Declaration of Independence.
Those principles became the bedrock of our nation, a roadmap of America’s purpose, and the foundation for a new way of governing rooted in the importance of working together.…
June 21, 2022
Rock County Relay for Life hit its prime in Luverne about 10 years ago when hundreds of people raised thousands of dollars to support the American Cancer Society’s search for a cure.
Dozens of local teams fundraised year-round, and in June they met other teams to “relay” at the park amid live music, food booths, testimonials and, of course, lighted luminaries in memory of or in honor of those…
June 07, 2022
Thumbs up — to our local graduates: given their profile information in the recent Star Herald graduation edition, these kids are going places. Also, this week’s Arts and Academics edition showcases all kinds of student talent worth community accolades.
Thumbs down — to Main Street business owners and their employees who park in front of other businesses. A brief stop is one thing, but we’ve heard…
May 31, 2022
Summer in Minnesota brings sunshine and the excitement of school being out for summer and families heading out on vacation.
However, all the campers, trailers and extra vehicle traffic makes the next 100 days the deadliest days for traffic fatalities on Minnesota roads.
That’s why the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety issued a reminder this week that law enforcement…
May 24, 2022
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 soldiers who had fallen in battle.
On May 5, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a Union…
By Scott Buchanan, administrator, Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne
May 10, 2022
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 ways to enhance the experiences of our veterans and their families, and community contributions of all…
May 03, 2022
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, approximately 8,600 children and young adults were in foster care, according to the Minnesota Department of…
By By Suree Sompamitwong, Southwest Crisis Center’s Rock and Nobles regional advocate
April 26, 2022
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 assaulted. Furthermore, one in 10 children will experience some sort of abuse as a child.
By Linda Wenzel, A.C.E. of SW Minnesota Rock County program coordinator
April 19, 2022
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. of SW Minnesota - Rock County volunteers are some of the best of the best!
In 2021, 590 amazing…