Hardwick

Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian encouraged the Hardwick City Council to move forward after the recent loss of its mayor. Janyce Baustian died Sept. 19 in the first year of a two-year term. Councilman Scott Edwards will assume mayoral duties and his seat will be filled at a later date. Other councilmen...
Jerilyn Kille
Jerilyn A. Kille, 65, Brandon, South Dakota, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation...
Janyce Baustian
Janyce Adelia Baustian, 74, Hardwick, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  A funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 23, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Janyce Braa was born on March 13,...
Evelyn Thode
Evelyn Marion Thode, 92, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Evelyn Swenson was born Feb. 22, 1925, to Charles and Rose (Olson...
Janyce Baustian
Hardwick’s first woman council member and later mayor died Tuesday, Sept. 19, from health complications at the age of 74. Janyce Baustian was first elected to the Hardwick City Council in 1983 and became mayor four years later. She returned to the position in 2016 to fill the previous mayor’s...
Janyce Baustian, 74, Hardwick, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral arrangements are pending through Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0921 DN)
Jessie Wenzel poses on the front porch of her rural Denver Township home near Hardwick, the only home she has lived in since her birth 86 years ago. Last week Wenzel moved to Luverne.
Hardwick’s Jessie Wenzel is not your typical senior citizen. The soon-to-be 87-year-old lives on her own, sews four-square quilts despite suffering from central vision loss and, until earlier this week, lived on the same Denver Township farm for all but six months of her life. Born in Luverne,...
The Hardwick American Legion participated in Jasper’s Quarry Days Saturday, July 22, in Jasper. Pictured are (left, front to back) Larry Tweet, Wayne Holmgren, Marvin Laackman, Russ Wenzel, Lowell Ahrendt, (right, front to back) Bruce Wilson, Bill Claussen, Don Bryan, Roy Moeller, Mark Coney....
Hardwick’s oldest resident, Harold Kindt, and his wife, Lois, ride in Rodger Ossenfort’s convertible Saturday night during the town’s 125th celebration and all-school reunion parade. Harold’s 90th birthday is next month
Some good old-fashioned fun took place June 23-25 in Hardwick during the town’s 125th anniversary celebration and all-school reunion. Bale tossing, tractor riding and a lot of reminiscing took place among the hundreds who gathered for the three days of festivities. Feedback has been positive,...
The logo for Hardwick’s 125th anniversary celebration recognizes agriculture and the railroad for the founding of the town in 1892.
“There’s no place like home” is the repeated phrase Dorothy mutters in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” as she wishes herself safely home to her Kansas farmhouse. For many who grew up in Hardwick, the phrase summarizes this weekend’s Jubilee Days and the town’s 125th Anniversary celebration and all-...

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