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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 04, 2020
    Rock County will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878          When the early day settlers located in the unorganized county of Rock, it was attached to Jackson county for civil and judicial…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 28, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 20, 1905.   Petition for Cement Walk On North Side Luverne St. Common Council Grants Petition for Four Blocks of New Walk — Action Taken in Public Rest Room Matter — Plans and Estimates to be Made The common council met January 17, 1904, pursuant to adjournment and was called to order at 8 p.m. with all members present except Mr. Leet. A…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 21, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 20, 1905.   To Save Our Shade Trees Danger From Scale Insects Remedy Recommended by Prof. Washburn Which Should be Applied While Trees are Bare I wish to call the attention of the city council, the owners of trees near the city hall and all others who are interested in the beautiful shade trees for which Luverne is noted, to the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 14, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.   The committee in charge of the Modern Woodmen’s annual dance which is to be given next Thursday, January 19, have completed all arrangements in a very satisfactory manner and the indications are that the dance will be one of the most enjoyable entertainments of the kind ever given by the lodge. As previously announced the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 07, 2020
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.   Barely a quorum of the members of the Maplewood Cemetery association turned out Monday evening to attend the annual meeting held in J. H. Furlow’s office. While this fact indicates the implicit faith and entire satisfaction  of the lot owners in the present board, the officers would much prefer to have seen a large turnout.…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 22, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on December 18, 1931.   Rock County’s Total Population is 10,962   Second Census Bulletin Gives Detailed Report of 1930 Enumeration; Luverne Has Population of 2, 644 Rock County’s total population is given as 10,962 in the second series population bulletin of Minnesota for 1930, in the 15th census of the United States. The report embodies a…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 17, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on December 4, 1931.   Will Open Bids on New Paving December 22   Eleven Miles on No. 6 from Luverne to Iowa Line is Included in Projects Under Consideration   1932 Program Calls for 428 Miles of Concrete   Paving Luverne to Adrian Link Will Make Continuous Pavement from Cities to Iowa and Dakota Boundaries   Bids on 223 miles of truck highway…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 10, 2019
    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 Christmas seals, which started yesterday, simultaneously with that of the state and nation. R. C.…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 03, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 13, 1931.   Women Leaders of Poultry Project Build Self-Feeders   Models Fashioned are Conclusive Proof That Feminine Hands Can Efficiently Hit the Nail on the Head   Women leaders have been “hitting the nail on the head” the past week as a result of their leader training meetings, which were held in Luverne Thursday and Friday of last…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    November 19, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on November 6, 1931.   Luverne Cuts Employees’ Salaries $2000   Ten Per Cent Reduction To Lower Tax Levy One-Fifth; Every Office Is Affected   George DeLate, Superin-tendent of Light Plant, Takes Biggest Loss — Town Police to Receive $90 Per Month   The Luverne city council made a 10 per cent wage cut for every employee on the town payroll at the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    November 12, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on October 30, 1931.   Bankers of Rock County Organize          Organization of a Rock County Bankers’ Association was perfected at a meeting and banquet held at the Manitou hotel in Luverne Friday night. Until this organization was perfected, Rock county was the only county in the state not having a bankers’ association.          Need for the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    November 05, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 6, 1931.   Armistice Day To Be Observed in Luverne Many Business Places Will Be Closed All Day Armistice day — the anniversary of the closing of the great World war — will be observed throughout Rock county next Wednesday, November 11th, in the usual respectful and patriotic manner, in common with all other sections of the country.…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    October 29, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on October 18, 1929.   Barbecue To Be Feature of Witch Day Gigantic Community Hallowe-en Party to be Held Here Oct. 31st Under Auspices of Commercial Club “Witch Day” will be featured in Luverne, on October 31st with entertain-ment and decorations appropriate to the Hallowe’en season and with a program climaxed by a tremendous Barbecue, at which all…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    October 22, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on October 11, 1929.   House Snow Plows Here   Minnesota Highway Department to Erect Building in Luverne to House two Snow Plows          Plans to erect a building here, to house two of the Minnesota Highway Department’s new motor truck snow plows, were made known yesterday by H. E. Chard, district engineer of the department and J. F. O’Meara,…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    October 15, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on October 4, 1929.   Frank Clague Is Luverne Visitor          Luverne was favored on Monday of this week with a visit from Congressman Frank Clague, the Representative of the Second District. The Congressman spent most of the day in the city, visiting friends and renewing political contacts. At luncheon, he was the guest of the Luncheon Club and…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    October 08, 2019
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on September 20, 1929.   Hills Picnic Is Successful Event Former Senator Magnus Johnson Delivers Feature Address of Day Nearly a thousand people are estimated to have turned out for the annual picnic of the Hills Co-operative Creamery Association held at Hills Saturday and the event was a successful one from every standpoint. Weather conditions were…
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