Hardwick

Cecilia Javner, 86, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Oak Creek. A visitation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, with a funeral service to follow, at Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek. A celebration of life ceremony will also take place from noon to 4 p.m....
Alison L. Baker was born Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, to Jesse and Alissa Baker of Hardwick at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then received into the open arms of Jesus a short time later. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in...
Margaret Enger
Margaret Enger was born in Luverne, MN, in May of 1960. She was the third of four daughters born to Kermit Enger and Luella Funck Enger of Hardwick, MN. Margaret was baptized and confirmed at Blue Mound Lutheran Church. Prior to Margaret’s 4th birthday the family moved to a farm west of Hardwick...
High winds forced a tree to fall on Nicole Halverson’s home on East First Street (County Road 7) in Hardwick early Friday morning.  17. No one was injured.
Nicole Halverson was sitting at her dining room table early Friday morning, Sept. 17, when she heard a noise around 12:30 a.m. that caused her to move away from the table. “Thank God I did, because as soon as I was out of the way, that’s when the tree came down on my house — that was one of the...
Local veterans were invited to the Luverne Public Schools campus Friday, where school officials thanked them for the new flag pole installed at the new middle-high school entrance on Dodge Street. Pictured (from left) are Pat Baustian, Wes Pierson, Glenda Schomacher, Jay Mann, LeRoy Schomacher, Wayne Biever, Don Bryan, Fred Cook, Lorna Bryan, Glen Gust, Dave Banck, Jerry Hoff, Jim Klosterbuer, Ed Stearns, Paul Aukes, Patti Pierson, Bruce Wilson, Kyle Oldre and Marv Laackman.
Tuesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year for Luverne Public School students. Waiting for them were gifts from local veterans — American flags for each classroom and a large, new flagpole outside the new entrance to Luverne Middle-High School. Glen Gust, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran...
Ramona McDowell
Ramona A. McDowell, 91, Luverne, died Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Ramona Watts was born Jan. 7, 1930, to Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts. She owned the Hardwick Grocery Store for 25 years, retiring in September of 2007. She was a member of...
Local pilot Rick Wenzel flies over Hardwick's Main Street during the Jubilee Days Parade.
With rain showers occurring most of the morning and early afternoon, the weather turned sunny Saturday afternoon in time for Jubilee Days in Hardwick. The annual celebration featured a community dinner and adult and children’s activities. The parade, however, took center stage, with community...
Longtime Hardwick residents Don and Nancy Patton (holding one of the couple’s rescue cats) will lead the community’s Jubilee Days parade Saturday night on Main Street Hardwick. The parade begins at 7 p.m. with several activities taking place before and after the event that was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tradition resumes this weekend as the Hardwick Community Club organizes activities for the Jubilee Days town celebration. The Saturday night parade for the annual event the last weekend in June highlights a long list of activities that begin Saturday afternoon and culminate with a community church...
Mary Van Hofwegen
Mary Van Hofwegen, 92, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton. Mary Gorter was born on June 25, 1928, to Laurens and Antje (Oostra) Gorter in Doon, Iowa. After graduating from eighth grade, she moved to a farm near Pipestone with her family. She helped her mother care...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Feb. 9, 1950.   Lunch Program Inaugurated at Hardwick School   Hot Dish, Sandwich, Dessert and Milk Now Are Served to Children The traditional lunch bucket — as important to the pupil as pencils and books in years gone by — has vanished from...

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