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  • September 27, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Former Star Herald reporter Sara Schmuck found herself writing in familiar territory this month when she worked on a piece for Mining & Construction magazine. It’s a publication for the company, Atlas Copco, which is a world leader in the construction, mining and drilling industries, and Schmuck’s most recent assignment put her in the Sioux quartzite quarry north of…
  • September 20, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •The 108 East Main building (formerly Computer Tutors, formerly Shaw Drug, formerly Laudon Drug) is undergoing renovation to become the new home of Latham Agency Insurance which is presently located across the street at 107 East Main. The renovation will display unique features of the building including wood floors and a tin tile ceiling. 108 East Main, commonly called “the…
  • September 13, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Gary Papik of Papik Motors, Luverne, has been selected as the 2013 Time Quality Dealer of the Year nominee representing Minnesota. The Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted awards for new car dealers. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who have also demonstrated a long-…
  • September 06, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •The driest summer in recorded history has gone beyond damaging this year’s crop to impacting ground water supplies in the country. Some Rock County farmers are reporting wells going dry. Others are moving cattle from pastures where water levels in stock ponds have dropped and others are hauling in water. Assistant Land Management Director Doug Bos told County Commissioners…
  • August 30, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Local dignitaries gathered for a presentation by USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer Aug. 23 at the New Vision feed mill construction site west of Magnolia. … New Vision and Rock County were recipients of more than $1 million in low-interest federal loans and grants. … Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre was instrumental in securing the grant money for…
  • August 23, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne hosted its third annual classic car show Thursday, Aug. 16. The event, organized by Luverne’s Keith Schmuck, attracted 22 vehicles and dozens of visitors. According to Shirley Connor in MVH activities, the event included root beer floats served from a keg of 1919 root beer. “Our residents and families love the car show,” she said. “Lots…
  • August 16, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Big changes are in store for school cafeterias around the nation as new federal guidelines for school nutrition are implemented. The meals have more fruits and vegetables, less meat and sodium, fewer calories and no trans fat. In Luverne, food service directors Ann Rigney and Mary Smook are rewriting their menus and brainstorming how to get students to embrace them. Among the…
  • August 09, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Luverne native Anthony Nelson has published a name for himself on Mars, literally. Nelson, a 1993 Luverne High School graduate, is a member of the team of scientists and engineers who worked on the space rover, “Curiosity,” that landed on Mars Monday. Nelson’s name appears on an instrument panel on the rover that is now crawling over the planet’s surface. His parents, Lyle…
  • August 02, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •The Rev. Dorie Hall assumed the pastoral duties at Luverne’s United Methodist Church on July 1. Hall is a native of southwest Minnesota. She comes to Luverne from Lakefield where she has lived with her husband, Luther, for nearly 30 years. Hall spent her early childhood in Adrian and her teen years in Windom, but she says she considers that her life began at age 30 when she…
  • July 26, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •The Luverne Area Chamber hosted a reception Monday evening, July 23, for its 2011 Outstanding Chamber Member, Terrie Gulden. Gulden began his career in Luverne at Tri-State Insurance. He eventually became the president of BIS. Gulden served as the director of Rock County Heartland Express from 1990 to 2011. He also helped develop the honor flight trips out of southwest…
  • July 19, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Words like “salvage” and “disaster” have begun to appear in 2012 crop reports. The drought covering 56 percent of the United States has crept into Rock County as the area’s weather designation moved from “abnormally dry” to “moderate drought” last week. … Some farmers have begun to consider the option of harvesting the corn plants now for silage instead of risking a total…
  • July 12, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Twenty-six people from the Rock County area spent a week in Haiti at the end of June as part of a mission team organized through the American Reformed Church, Luverne. The trip was coordinated through Mission of Hope, which provides food and medical care to Haitians. It operates an orphanage, a medical facility and a church. In addition to providing other services to Haitian…
  • July 05, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •An era will end at the 2012 Hot Dog Nite when Renfro Variety Store – the only remaining business present at the first Hot Dog Nite 50 years ago – serves its last hot dog. The store will close Aug. 31. At age 96, Renfro owner Margaret Vegge is ready to retire and has begun clearing the shelves and has marked everything down by 50 percent in honor of the 50th anniversary of the…
  • June 28, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Blue Mound Liquor Store manager Rich DeSchepper is retiring this summer, but he said he has mixed feelings about leaving the job. “I’m thoroughly enjoying it,” he said about his work. He said one of his favorite quotes is by Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” DeSchepper said this was the case for nearly every day he worked…
  • June 21, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Five members of the Luverne High School tennis program received postseason awards to cap a successful season. Luverne, which won the Southwest Conference title with a 4-0 record during the regular season, landed five of the 10 positions on the 2012 All-Southwest Conference Tennis Team. Three LHS juniors and two sophomores cracked the annual honorary roster. Cardinal juniors…
  • June 14, 2022
    10 years ago (2012) •Luverne First Presbyterian Church congregation members celebrated a mortgage burning Sunday to mark the last payment on their building improvement loan. In 2000 the church completed a major renovation and expansion project that completely turned the sanctuary to face the opposite direction. The project, which cost roughly $1.5 million, was covered by three loans through…
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