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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 07, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 10, 1958.   City May Rent South Air Strip          Luverne’s airport committee was authorized to negotiate for a lease of the landing strip south of the city on U.S. Highway No. 75 by the City Council Tuesday night.          Benjamin Vander Kooi, representing the city’s airport committee, appeared before the council and urged the city…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 30, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.   Special Good Friday and Easter Services Are Planned          Most Rock county churches will have special Good Friday Easter Festival services tomorrow and Sunday. There will be no Community Good Friday services this year.          This year individual churches have scheduled Good Friday services or will go together with…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 16, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.   Free Movies For Children Saturday          A free movie extravaganza of cartoons will be enjoyed by Luverne area youngsters Saturday at the Palace Theater here at two special matinee movies.          There will be one youngster who is going to be made especially happy. A shiny $40 bicycle will be won by a lucky boy or girl…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 09, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Frick Elected To Head New Business Corp. Officers and committee heads were elected by the Luverne Industrial Corporation at a meeting here last week. Named as president of the newly incorporated group is Ray Frick. Larry Brinkman is vice president; Magnus Christensen, secretary-treasurer, and Merle Geving, executive…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 02, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Telephone Rate Increase Goes Into Effect Tuesday          A telephone rate increase, granted by the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse commission last week, will go into effect here Tuesday, April 1.          The rate increase, which will affect 134 Northwestern Bell Telephone company exchanges was requested by the telephone…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 19, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Merchants To Hold Annual Easter Bunny Day Saturday   Free Candy For Children Ages 5 Through 12 Luverne’s second annual “Easter Bunny Day” will be held here Saturday, under the auspices of the Luverne Civic and Commerce Association promotion committee. Free bags of Easter candy will be provided for youngsters ages 5 to 12,…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 12, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 20, 1958.   Organization Of Industrial Group Completed   Corporation To Promote New Business Here Articles of incorporation for the Luverne Industrial Corp. were completed this week and sent to the Minnesota Secretary of State for filing, it was reported yesterday. The  new corporation is the group that will spearhead this community’s…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 05, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 25, 1954.   Board Sets Mar. 26 To Vote On School Bonds   To Cost about $22.30 For Each $1,000 Assessed Valuation Continued from last week.  New School, Two Stories High The new building will be two stories high with the shops housed in one story units. Besides the regular classrooms, there will be special departments such as…
  • By Betty Mann
    January 15, 2019
    An 11-man crew arrived here this week to begin the construction of 84 miles of 161,000 KV transmission line for Northern States Power Company and Interstate Power Company. The new line will serve as a connecting link between the two utilities lines, for standby service. It will extend from a point north of Sioux Falls to Heron Lake. According to L. W. Walentine, Lincoln, Nebr., superintendent of…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    July 31, 2018
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 30, 1952.   Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea-Volunteers For Ike.” The banner, according to the 1952 story, provoked “more political comment,…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    July 17, 2018
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 23, 1952.   Area’s Biggest Ears of Corn And Largest Eggs Will Vie In C and C Contest Friday   Merchants To Offer Host Of Special Values   The largest ears of corn and the largest hen’s eggs raised in the Luverne trade area will compete for $50 in cash prizes in a special “Luverne Day” contest sponsored by the Luverne Civic and…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    October 09, 2017
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the last in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Senator Schall, after a brief statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the ending of his speech: Rock river bridge was built by the Widell Construction Co., of Mankato, under the personal direction of…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    October 02, 2017
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the third in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Senator Schall, after a bried statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the second part of this speech. As originally surveyed by the highway engineers, a strip of approximately one-eighth of an acre…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    September 26, 2017
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the second in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Sen. Schall, after a brief statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the first part of this speech. Southwestern Minnesota’s most prominent trunk highway improvement—the re-routing of No. 9 east of…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    September 19, 2017
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the first in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge.   NEW BRIDGE AND PAVING DEDICATED YESTERDAY   Senator Schall and Charles Forbes, “Granddad” of Highway System, Participate in Program.   ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BIG ASSET TO LUVERNE   Rock River Bridge Among the Best in Minnesota; Main Street Approach is More…
  • By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
    September 12, 2017
    The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 12, 1926:   MANY FARM OWNERS ARE OPPOSED TO RE-ROUTING NO. 9   Divided Fields With Resultant Inconveniences Are Most General Grounds for Complaint.   The re-routing of trunk highway No. 9, so that it will run along the north side of the Omaha right-of-way from the west edge of this city, to the South Dakota state line, instead of over…
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