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  • February 21, 2024
    Just shy of her 101st birthday, Norma Gangestad began her new life in glory on February 13, 2024. Norma Elizabeth was born to Paul and Alvina (Carstens) Oldre on April 30, 1923. Her mother died shortly after birth and she was raised by Bertha Engebretson until the age of four when Paul married Mabel Tobiason. She grew up on the Oldre Century Farm by Kenneth. She graduated from Magnolia High…
  • February 07, 2024
    Kristi Kay Knutson, age 57, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. Visitation was Wednesday, January 31, from 4-8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service was Thursday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. at American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Leota Community Cemetery in Leota,…
  • October 18, 2023
    Robert Jon Shimmin, age 79, of Kenneth, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 10, 2023. A visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 1-2 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, Minnesota, with a memorial service to begin at 2 p.m. Private family burial will occur at a later time. To sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuneral.com
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 25, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 18, 1943.          A resident in this part of Minnesota for over 60 years, Mrs. Carolene Anderson, Kenneth, can truly be classed as one of the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 21, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-17-20 edition of the Star Herald)            The matter was brought to a conclusion at the meeting of the commissioners on January 8, 1903, when a request signed by twelve of those interested in the proposed incorporation, asking for a withdrawal of their original petition, was presented. Although no…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 15, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-10-20 edition of the Star Herald)            The year 1901 was one of substantial improvement. The town’s first blacksmith, E. M. Newell, came from Edgerton in February, erected a shop and was ready to serve his patrons by the twentieth of the month. Thomte & Johnson were on the ground in March and…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 08, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-03-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Kenneth          Located on the line between sections 1 and 2, Vienna township, on the Worthington-Hardwick branch of the Rock Island railroad, seven miles southeast from Hardwick, is Kenneth, the youngest of Rock county’s towns. Although it was the last to come into…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    August 06, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 1, 1965.   TALK ABOUT A WET SPRING- She Pumps Water Every Morning At 3 A. M. To Keep Well From Getting Too Full          “It’s the absolute truth,” says Mrs. Elsie Herschberger, Kenneth.          “It’s been so wet this spring that I have to get up every morning at 3 o’clock to pump out my well, or it gets too full.”          It’s no…
  • August 16, 2016
    To the Editor: On August 4 you ran an article on Sharkee’s (which was condemned) and Dave Halverson pleading not having enough time to fix the problems. A long time while in operation, he didn’t care about the sewer problems, mold, food or lack of upkeep. He had no pride of ownership. It’s all about the money. He sees in the newspaper how the City of Luverne is buying the eye-sores in Luverne and…
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