Hardwick

East of Hardwick, Ryan Fick pulls the bean wagon alongside the combine driven by Ron Fick Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, to unload soybeans during harvest.
Ron Fick combines soybeans Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, east of Hardwick. Harvest in the state is closing in on the five-year completion average, just one day behind, according to the Oct. 3 state crop report. Corn harvest is two days behind the five-year average. Both corn and soybean prices rose...
Caution tape surrounds the home at 104 N. Ross Ave. in Hardwick as the Minnesota State Fire Marshal investigates a possible arson at the residence Tuesday morning. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office was called Monday afternoon about suspicious activity inside the home during the homeowner’s absence.
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal is investigating possible arson at a Hardwick home. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 5:15 p.m. Monday to conduct a welfare check at 104 N. Ross Ave. where homeowner Deb Herrick expressed concern that her home may have been entered when she was out...
LHS grad Rylee Olson is among athletes at Morningside University, Sioux City, Iowa, to be honored for academic achievement. Morningside University’s men’s and women’s track and field programs and a combined seven student athletes were among the United States Track and Field and Cross Country...
The Hardwick Jubilee Days parade starts with a fly-over Saturday night by Rick Wenzel of R & R Spraying. As a greeting, parade-goers wave to the pilot. Temperatures were in the high 77s with low humidity, making conditions for the outdoor celebration comfortable. Twenty-six entries registered...
Wes and Patti Pierson (front) had an “army of volunteers” help them clean up two large trees that blew over in the May 12 storm. They are (from left) Leroy Schomacker, Kyle Hemme, Paul Aukes, Darrell Hemme, Hunter Ahrendt, Jeff Ahrendt, Tony Roos, Justis Ahrendt, Shawn Blom, Peyton Blom, Gunnar Oldre, Paige Blom, Kaleb Hemme, Tori Hemme, Damien Ahrendt, Knute Oldre, Michael Halsne, Brad Ahrendt, Chad Versteeg and (not pictured) Kyle Oldre, Lowell Ahrendt, John Hemme and Keith Schmuck.
Two large pine trees blew down between the house and garage at Wes and Patti Pierson’s home in Hardwick during the May 12 storm. They contacted Rock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Oldre about possible FEMA support but learned there wasn’t funding available. The couple had to leave their...
Frederick "Bill" Claussen
Frederick William “Bill” Claussen, 80, Staples, formerly of Hardwick, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Reflections at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the...
Dan Kindt
Daniel Harold Kindt, 62, of Hardwick died unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27,...
Betty Mann
The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The visit of Jesse and Frank James, two of the most noted robbers in the 1870’s, to Rock county was...
Iva Elbers
Iva Jean Elbers, 83, Luverne, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, March 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Iva Jean Wessels was born to Fred and Jennie (...
Donald Weinkauf
Donald “Wino” Weinkauf, age 66, of Hardwick, Minnesota, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home – Luverne Chapel.  A short memorial...

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