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The following appeared in the Rock County Herald in 1885:   April 3, 1885 Geo B. Huntington had the misfortune to lose several stacks of hay, nearly all of which was timothy, by a prairie fire which swept over a portion of his land in section 3 of this township, last Friday. The loss is estimated...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 18, 1884:   Two tramps of suspicious appearance arrived at Luverne Saturday evening and took lodgings at the Merchants hotel. Their conduct was such that their movements were closely watched and the day following they were interviewed by...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 1, 1926:   MANAGER JOCHIMS INSTALLS NEW PIPE ORGAN AT PALACE   New Instrument, Which Has Almost Unlimited Range of Possibilities, to be Played Sunday Evening.   Patrons of the New Palace theatre who attend next Sunday evening’s show will...
The following items appeared in the Rock County Herald in 1892:   March 8, 1892: Will Delamater caught a large wild goose about a mile and one-half south of town Monday. The bird was flying low with the flock and struck a telegraph wire and broke a wing. Will saw the casualty and went immediately...
The following appeared in the Rock County News on January 19, 1893:   DANCE GIVEN BY THE SOCIAL CLUB   The dance given by the social club last Thursday evening was the most social affair of the season. Nearly all of the club turned out. The dance started with a grand march, headed by J. H. Gray,...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 13, 1925:   COUNTY ELIMINATES SHARP TURNS ON STATE AID ROADS   State to Re-Route Ashcreek Trunk Highway to Do Away With Sharp Turns and Two Railway Crossings.   Rock county’s highway department has completed or is just finishing the...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 9, 1925:   BOYS FIND AND POLICEMAN CONFISCATED “MOONSHINE”   Bootleggers’ Filling Station Discovered in Clump of Willows in Hay Field South of Town.   What is presumed to have been a “bootlegger’s filling station” went out of business...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 11, 1925:   NELSON BROTHERS TO OPEN VARIETY STORE TORMORROW   New Annex to Department Store to Open With New and Enlarged Stock of Low Priced Merchandise.   S. B. Nelson, president of Nelson Bros., Inc., this week announced that the...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 11, 1925:   BANKS OF ROCK COUNTY TO PAY LESS INTEREST ON C. D’S.   Starting With September 15th the Rate of Interest Paid on Time Deposits Will Be 4% Per Annum   Beginning next Tuesday Sept. 15th, interest rates on certificates of...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 5, 1925:   CENSUS SHOW HEAVY INCREASE IN TRAVEL   Average Number of Vehicles Passing Daily Over No. 9 is 847, and over No. 6, 744, in Seven-Day Period.   INCREASE OF 138 CARS DAILY SHOWN ON NO. 9   Total is 5,929 on No. 9, and 5,209 on...

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