Magnolia

Frieda Kooiker
Frieda May Kooiker, 68, of Magnolia, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, surrounded by her family. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne with burial in the Kanaranzi Cemetery. Frieda Van Ess was born June 30, 1953, to...
Dallas Bowron
Dallas Loren Bowron, 107, Luverne, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A memorial visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial will be at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. In lieu of...
Frieda Kooiker, 68, Magnolia, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. Arrangements are pending with the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.  (0113 DN)    
Jack Boomgaarden
Jack Alan Boomgaarden, 63, rural Magnolia, died peacefully in his home Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. A funeral service was Monday, Dec. 13, at Rock County Sportsman’s Club in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials may be directed to the Rock County Sportsman’s Club. Jack...
Doug Scott
Douglas Scott died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The family will gather in remembrance at a later date. Douglas Scott was born on Feb. 21, 1961, in North St. Paul and later moved to White Bear Lake with his family. The family moved again in 1972...
Dennis Smook
Dennis Smook, 67, Luverne, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service was Friday, Oct. 8, at the Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia. Dennis Smook was born March 16, 1954, to Harold and Marjorie (Donth) Smook in Luverne. He graduated from...
Construction on the Elk Creek Solar Farm north of Magnolia is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Rock County commissioners accepted a developmental agreement with National Grid Renewables, which is developing the project in Vienna and Magnolia townships. The agreement outlines which county and township roads National Grid will use during the construction period.
Rock County and developers of the future Elk Creek Solar Farm near Magnolia signed a development agreement Sept. 7. Commissioners were the last entities to sign on to the agreement for the 700-acre solar farm located between Vienna and Magnolia townships. Officials of both townships reviewed the...
Myron Smook
Myron Edward Smook, 68, Magnolia, died Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Per Myron’s request, no services will take place. Myron Smook was born on May 19, 1952, to Harold and Marjorie (Donth) Smook in Luverne. Myron lived in Magnolia all his life except...
Kim Kimmel
Kim Gottfried Kimmel, 73, Magnolia, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.  Burial followed at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.       Kim Kimmel was born April 23,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-25-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   School          A completely   equipped, nine grade school is maintained in Magnolia. It is conducted in a two-story building, erected in 1893 at a cost of several...

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