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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 19, 2022
    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. This is continued from last week’s edition of the Star Herald. Mr. Kennedy was married May 4, 1894, at Luverne to Susie Kean, a native of Village Creek, Ia. and they made their home on the farm at the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 12, 2022
    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 visit of Jesse and Frank James, two of the most noted robbers in the 1870’s, to Rock county was recalled this week by James P. Kennedy, Luverne. Although he did not actually see the men, he recalls…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 05, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 18, 1902. This is continued from the March 31 edition of the Star Herald. Summer Training School For Teachers of Rock County and Vicinity—Four Weeks’ Term Begun Monday. READING. The study of some good selection as Vision of Sir Launfal. With this I plan to give outlines of work from Clark on “How to Teach Reading” applying the steps from…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 29, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 18, 1902. Summer Training School For Teachers of Rock County and Vicinity—Four Weeks’ Term Begun Monday. The Rock County Summer Training school for teachers opened Monday in the High school room with Prof. E. M. Phillips, of Albert Lea as conductor, and Estella Scofield, of Ortonville, F. E. George, of Pipestone, and Ella Probst, of…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 15, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 13, 1902. Relic hunters have been busy the past week unearthing Indian skeletons which were discovered by a road crew engaged in excavating a road through Kanaranzi hill, about two miles north of town, says the Rock Rapids Review. “The skeletons found are similar to those found in the mounds on the Sioux river in the west part of the county…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 08, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 23, 1902. Luverne Was Victorious At the Inter-Scholastic Athletic Meet The Luverne High School Team Captured Everything Worth Having and for the First Time Wrested the Championship from Marshall—Special Credit for the Victory Due to Hyke and Hulett—Royal Reception for the Victors. Luverne’s High school team returned from the 4th annual field…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 01, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 28, 1902. Money for the Schools March Appointment of the School Fund Made on a Basis of $1.43 for Each of the 2,281 Scholars in the County The semi-annual apportionment of public school funds was made by County Auditor C. S. Bruce and Treasurer P. O. Skyberg according to the provisions of the statutes on the 26th of this month. The total…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 22, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Feb. 21, 1902. Breeders Association Officers Elected and By-Laws Adopted—Next Meeting March 15 The meeting of the Breeders’ association was held at the court room last week, when constitution and by-laws were adopted and an executive committee elected. J. B. Dunn was elected vice president and N. R. Reynolds recorder. Members of the executive…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 15, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Jan. 17, 1902. Rural Route Established Will Begin Operations First of March Hon. Gilbert Gutterson, Special Agent of the Department, Goes Over the Route and Makes Appointment of Carrier and Substitute—Route Will be Twenty-Five Miles Long and Will Serve More Than One Hundred Families. The first rural free delivery route to be established in this…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    February 01, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 7, 1905. Was a Grand Success Such Was Luverne’s Celebration of the Glorious Fourth 6000 People Were in Attendance Notwithstanding Preceding Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Luverne Observes Our Nation’s Birthday With a Notable Successful Celebration—Occasion Graced by Presence of Governor John A. Johnson Who Delivers Inspiring Address—…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 25, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 7, 1905. Was a Grand Success Such Was Luverne’s Celebration of the Glorious Fourth 6000 People Were in Attendance Notwithstanding Preceding Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Luverne Observes Our Nation’s Birthday With a Notable Successful Celebration—Occasion Graced by Presence of Governor John A. Johnson Who Delivers Inspiring Address—…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 18, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 7, 1905. Was a Grand Success Such Was Luverne’s Celebration of the Glorious Fourth 6000 People Were in Attendance Notwithstanding Preceding Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Luverne Observes Our Nation’s Birthday With a Notable Successful Celebration—Occasion Graced by Presence of Governor John A. Johnson Who Delivers Inspiring Address—…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 11, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 7, 1905. Was a Grand Success Such Was Luverne’s Celebration of the Glorious Fourth 6000 People Were in Attendance Notwithstanding Preceding Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Luverne Observes Our Nation’s Birthday With a Notable Successful Celebration—Occasion Graced by Presence of Governor John A. Johnson Who Delivers Inspiring Address—…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    January 04, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 7, 1905. Was a Grand Success Such Was Luverne’s Celebration of the Glorious Fourth 6000 People Were in Attendance Notwithstanding Preceding Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Luverne Observes Our Nation’s Birthday With a Notable Successful Celebration—Occasion Graced by Presence of Governor John A. Johnson Who Delivers Inspiring Address—…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 28, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 28, 1905. New Rural Route Fourth To Be Fed From Luverne Postoffice To Begin Operation June 1 Recent Petition to Department at Washington for Establishment of R. F. D. R. No. 4, to Extend South from the city is Granted—Route Covers Area of Twenty-Eight Square Miles and Will Serve Population of 480 Postmaster M. Swedberg received notice…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    December 21, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 10, 1905. Open Automobile Livery New Project by Hulett Bros Up-to-Date Livery Establishment for Luverne Will be Installed this Month—Luverne Automobile Company’s Machines to be Used Hulett Brothers are now completing arrangements to open an automobile livery in this city some time during the present month. They have purchased one of the…
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