Hardwick

The city of Hardwick comprises about 1,100 acres of which 997 are classified as agricultural. This Google map of Hardwick shows the city limits encompass more rural properties than urban, and the rural properties are taxed the same as urban properties, despite the fact that many don’t have access to city services.
The Hardwick City Council unanimously agreed to move forward in establishing Rock County’s first Rural Service District. Attorney Don Klosterbuer is working with the council to adopt an ordinance creating dual tax rates — one for urban and one for rural properties — within the city limits of...
The nephew of a rural Hardwick couple was found safe after spending five days lost in the California mountains. Eric DeSplinter, 33, and Gabrielle Wallace, 31, were last seen Saturday morning, April 6, hiking toward Cucamonga Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 45 miles west of Los Angeles,...
Willie Baker (left) takes the oath of office Wednesday night, Jan. 9, with Hardwick City Clerk Tammy Johnson. Baker was elected to a two-year term as mayor.
Willy Baker was sworn in as the new mayor of Hardwick Wednesday night, Jan. 9, in a ceremony that also returned a longtime Hardwick resident to the council. Gordon “Sam” Hansen served on the council twice before, almost 20 and 30 years ago respectively. He was elected to a new four-year term in...
A portion of a promotional video about living in a community with renewable energy was filmed in Hardwick on Wednesday, July 11. Local volunteer fireman Tom Haas (center, leaning on fire truck) was among the local residents included in the filming organized by Geronimo Energy Director of Communications and Marketing Lindsay Smith (left), videographer Chris Peterson, Tom Haas, cameraman Jake Lundell and Janie Peterson with Peterson Productions in the Twin Cities.
For three days last week Hardwick and Rock County were center stage for a Geronimo Energy promotional video. “We are putting together stories about what it is like living in a community with renewable energy,” said Lindsay Smith, Geronimo Energy director of marketing and communications. Smith and a...
The city of Hardwick conducted its annual Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting Wednesday night, May 2. No members of the public attended the meeting to discuss the 2018 valuation of properties. County Land Records Director Tom Houselog said the small cities in Rock County increased at the same...
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)

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