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  • February 14, 2024
    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 April 27, 1944. Hans Christiansen continues his story about working with a farmer who never slept. “He’d be getting up in the middle of the night…
  • February 14, 2024
    Darcy Lynn Prins, age 57, of Hardwick, died Thursday, February 8, 2024, at her home. A time of fellowship will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne, officiated by Shannon Nordstrom. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
  • By Mavis Fodness
    December 06, 2023
    Construction of a yet to be named street in the city of Hardwick began Friday. The street will provide vehicle access to the city’s newest 9-acre addition. Chad VerSteeg Excavating of Luverne began clearing the trees and overgrown vegetation Friday afternoon. By Monday afternoon, removal of the former grove was complete. The Hardwick City Council purchased the nine acres in June from the Scott…
  • December 06, 2023
    Margaret Mae Swenson, age 82, of Luverne, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 while at her home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 5, from 12:30-2 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne.  A prayer service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Arrangements are under the care of Hartquist Funeral Home in…
  • November 01, 2023
    Ronald Gene Bruhn, age 72, of Hardwick, Minnesota, died Oct. 26, 2023, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage after a long battle of illness. He was the oldest of five sisters and two brothers. Ron was born on May 18, 1951, in Luverne, Minnesota, to Harm and Evelyn (Wieck) Bruhn. He attended Magnolia High School and graduated in 1969. Ron was married in 1973 for 17 years. The couple had four…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 18, 2023
    Hardwick City Council members agreed to sell property in the city’s new Scott Addition to Steve and Yvette VanDerBrink, according to action during the council’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 10. They approved the VanDerBrinks’ offer of $124,100 for 4.26 acres, which is more than half of the seven acres the city purchased from Bullerman/Scott family earlier this year for $88,000. The Scott…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 18, 2023
    The Hardwick City Council further enforced its nuisance ordinance Oct. 10 with one of two property owners who failed to comply with administrative citations. Nicole Halverson’s home at 207 1st St. West was damaged Sept. 17, 2021, when a tree fell on the roof during a storm that produced 70 mph winds. Halverson, who was home at the time of the winds, was uninjured, but the home is now…
  • October 11, 2023
    The Luverne High School Class of 1958 gathered for a 65th reunion Saturday, Sept. 30, at Big Top Tents in Luverne. Pictured are (front, from left) Dennis Jorgensen, Lavonne (Padilla) Reiner, Marlys (Top) Baxter, Mary (Smit) Donth, Ardyth (Hansen) Bowen, Lora Lee (Schmidt) Ruthenbeck, Orrin Anderson, Wes Pierson, (back) Merlyn Groth, Judy (Schmuck) Hagen, Wanda (LaFrenz) Kafka, Donna (Kallsen)…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 20, 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 October 11, 1943. Two of Hardwick’s oldest residents, and two of its most respected citizens are Mr. and Mrs. John B. Iverson. As business man and…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 18, 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 September 16, 1943. (Continued from last week.) Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Abraham and Lou) were married at Gettysburg, Pa., March 3, 1890, and then moved…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 11, 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 September 16, 1943. The Civil War to most of the residents of Rock county was another war fought in the south over the question of slavery. Only a…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 07, 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 Aug. 26, 1943. Claims made by friends that the United States was the ideal spot on the globe to live tempted Lars Larson, Hardwick, to leave his home…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historian
    February 21, 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 Aug. 5, 1943. (continuation of the interview with Jacob Wahlert of Luverne) Two of his brothers left home before he did, and came to this country,…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 07, 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 July 29, 1943. This article is continued from last week. That fall, Mr. (Theodore) Lemke was helping his father plow. The place they were working was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 31, 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 July 29, 1943. A lone, dim light, shining in the inky darkness, served as a beacon to direct an ox-drawn wagon and its four weary occupants toward…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 10, 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 July 22, 1943. Whenever you feel you’re working too many hours a day, at too small a salary, think of Mr. and Mrs. William Schuldt, of Hardwick. When…
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