Magnolia

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...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-19-20 edition of the Star Herald.)            The proposition was carried by a majority of four votes, there being twenty cast in favor of the project [to create a municipality] and sixteen against. The...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-12-20 edition of the Star Herald.)            Within two weeks after the plat was recorded, Gov. Yale had sold ten lots in the new town, more were sold a little later, and the promoters predicted a lively...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-05-20 edition of the Star Herald.)            During the summer of 1884 an event occurred which resulted in the death of one proposed town and the birth of another. The victim in this case was Drake. That...
Thomas Klein
Thomas “TK” Wilfred Klein, 57, Luverne, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Visitation will also be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Adrian. A funeral Mass...
Morgan Herda started as program director at Southwestern Youth Services, Magnolia, this spring just as the Department of Correction shut down due to the pandemic. “We really had to hit the ground running,” she said about implementing COVID policies and keeping students and staff safe.
Six months after starting as program director, Morgan Herda is still wondering what a “normal” day looks like at Southwestern Youth Services in Magnolia. She started in April just as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Department of Corrections and prompted new operating procedures for SYS. “We...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-29-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Magnolia          Magnolia, an incorporated village of eastern Rock county, is a station on the Worthington-Mitchell branch of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &...

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