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As Rock County puts another decade in the review mirror, it’s helpful to reflect on major events — accomplishments, tragedies and community efforts that affected local residents and shaped their behaviors and leadership policies going into the next decade. It’s cliché to talk about weather in...
in September when the Split Rock Creek submerged a farmhouse west of Hardwick, displacing Arden and Mary Ellen Sorenson, who had spent 63 years together on the acreage. In other parts of Rock County, flooding damaged roads and bridges, tallying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of repair work.
As the Star Herald closes the books on 2019, it’s helpful to look back on the year’s top news in the ongoing quest to record county history. Weather, business developments and growth dominated headlines in 2019, in addition to setbacks and losses that test resiliency and define community spirit.  ...
Weather conditions were just right Thursday morning, Dec. 5, in rural Rock County for hoarfrost to form on trees and other vegetation, resulting in art-like scenery, as the Ellis & Eastern train makes its way to Luverne. Temperatures were mild during the past week with daytime temperatures in...
Best friends Becky Anderson (left) and Glenda Bremer team up to make holiday wreaths out of discarded library books. The pair crumbled the paper pages around a pencil and then hot glued them to a tagboard circle.
About a dozen people gathered at Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne Thursday night, Dec. 12, to rip pages out of books under the watchful eye of Rock County Library Director Calla Jarvie. “It’s a good way for us to repurpose our discarded books,” Jarvie said about the recent book page wreath class...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Friday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. Mass at Tuff Home. Saturday, Dec. 21: 2:15 p.m. Veterans Home Bingo. 5 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Children’s Christmas program after Mass. Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. Mass at...
Two weeks after postponing a decision on whether or not Rock County should enter into a joint agreement for the Missouri River Watershed Partnership, commissioners unanimously signed the agreement Dec. 3. Commissioners reviewed the agreement earlier this year before receiving the agreement back for...
UPDATE: Almost a month after a tax payment was mailed at the Luverne Post Office, the letter was received in the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Office. Stegenga mailed the $40,903 check on Nov. 14 but never made it to the courthouse in Luverne. Stegenga received a $1,889.68 tax penalty for missing...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 27, 1931.   Sale of Christmas Seals Under Way   R. C. Engan Will Direct County Campaign; Adequate Supply of Attractive Stamps Available Everything was in readiness for the official opening of the county-wide sale of double-barred cross...
Ruth McClure
Ruth Mildred McClure, 90, Marshall, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at her home in Marshall. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Ruth Gonnerman was born Feb. 25, 1929, to Roy and Florence (...
Rock County commissioners appointed the first nine members to the new Rock County Economic Development Authority at their Nov. 5 meeting. Five people represent each of the five commissioner districts, two are at-large members and two are commissioners. They were selected based on their interest in...

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