January

Ron Boyenga (left) and Ken Hoime served as Rock County commissioners for a combined 56 years. Boyenga lost his re-election bid to the District 3 seat and Hoime decided earlier last year to retire.
Dec. 27 marked the last meeting for two commissioners who served Rock County for a combined 56 years. Ken Hoime and Ron Boyenga leave the board after serving 24 and 32 years respectively. Junior members Sherri Thompson and Jody Reisch made and seconded a motion officially recognizing their fellow...
Luverne City Councilwoman Esther Frakes made the motion to adjourn the final meeting of 2016 on Dec. 20, the final meeting of her 12-year stint on the council. During her brief farewell comments after the meeting, Frakes fought back tears. “I want to thank the council, mayor and city staff — and I...
A Luverne couple lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash in northern Rock County Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 2 and County Road 10, the Leota blacktop. Driver...
Luverne may properly be said to begin in 1867, although it was some time later when the town was actually founded. It was in that year that Philo Hawes, accompanied by Joe Fields, arrived on the Rock river and camped a short distance north of the present city on June 13, 1867, on a trip to select a...
In a 4-1 decision the Rock County Commissioners voted to increase the levy for 2017 by $253,761, or 6.13 percent. The added revenue will primarily go toward salary increases ($54,000), an additional sheriff’s deputy ($84,576), prisoner cost increases ($20,000) and county reserves ($60,000)....
Meetings Stateline Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Call 507-920-2871 with questions. Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Luverne Senior Center. Mary Akkerman will be in charge of the...
10 years ago (2007) •The city of Luverne grew by 91.11 acres last week when the Luverne City Council passed a resolution for orderly annexation of land from Luverne Township. The land is visible from Interstate 90 and is located west of Papik Motors. … Economic Development Director Jill Wolf said...
Monday, Jan. 9: Creamy potato soup, turkey sandwich, fruit cup, crackers, cookie. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday, Jan. 10: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, dinner roll, pudding dessert. Program: Two-buck  Tuesday sponsored by Main Street Financial. Wednesday, Jan. 11: Liver or pepper steak,...
Eva Lu Hemme will celebrate her 95th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Greetings may be sent to her at 619 West Lincoln, Luverne, MN 56156.   Kay Franklin will celebrate her 101st birthday on Jan. 9. Greetings may be sent to her at 110 South Walnut St., Luverne, MN 56156.
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 3, 1925:   FEDERAL FIELD AGENTS NOW MAKING SURVEY OF ROCK CO.   Work This Week Confined to Rose Dell and Springwater, Where Many Barberry Bushes Are Destroyed.   One hundred fifty barberry bushes, most of which are heavily infected with grain...

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