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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    August 03, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Jan. 17, 1946.   Rock County’s New Extension Agent and Soil Conservationist Are Named George Golla, 27, Shevlin, Minn., arrived this week to begin his duties as Rock county’s new extension agent. A native Minnesotan, he was graduated from Mahnomen high school in 1936, and from the College of Agriculture, University of Minnesota in 1942. He…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    July 27, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Feb. 22, 1935.   Birthday Ball Shows $157.15 Net Proceeds   Total Receipts From Sale of Over 800 Tickets, $215,10; Funds Will be Used for Health Activities A financial report covering receipts and disbursements for the President Roosevelt birthday ball, held in Luverne on January 30th, was presented yesterday by F. A. Leicher, treasurer for the…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    July 20, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on April 7, 1949.   County Public Health Nurse Would Cost Residents Estimated 40 Cents Per Person   Maximum Annual Outlay For Program Would Be $5,000, According to Report Cost of maintaining a public health nurse in Rock county will average 40 cents per person per year, it was announced here Friday night. A meeting, arranged for by the Luverne…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    July 13, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 31, 1949.   Monday Was Pay Day For National Guardsmen They’re Not Phoney So Don’t Pass Up $2 Bills Some over 1,000 two-dollar bills will be in circulation here during the next few days and weeks. And there’s nothing phoney about them either. The bills represent the quarterly payroll to members of the Luverne National Guard unit, who…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    June 22, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Aug. 17, 1877. At a meeting of the St. Paul board of education held recently, a contract was entered into with Wilson, Hinkle, & Co., of Cincinnati, by which text books are to be furnished the city schools at one-half the rates formerly paid for the same books. The Superintendent was duly authorized, and directed to furnish an estimate to…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    June 15, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on March 17, 1949.   County Pioneer Growth of Certified Southern Type Brome Seed in State Rock county has gained distinction as being one of the pioneer counties in raising certified Fischer and Lincoln brome grass, a plant of vital importance to soil conservation. Soil Conservationist Jerry Simpson said this week that Luverne was the only…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    June 08, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Feb. 9, 1950.   Lunch Program Inaugurated at Hardwick School   Hot Dish, Sandwich, Dessert and Milk Now Are Served to Children The traditional lunch bucket — as important to the pupil as pencils and books in years gone by — has vanished from the Hardwick public school scene. The cold lunches, which for years were a part of the everyday life…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    June 01, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Feb. 2, 1950.   County Receives Larger Allotment For 1950 Soil Conservation Practices   No Definite Information Available as Yet About 1950 Corn Acreage Cuts The 1950 appropriations for agriculture conservation practices in Rock county will be $51,600, about $2,000 more than in 1949, Leonard Arp, Rock county PMA chairman, announced on…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 25, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Jan. 26, 1950.   $15,000 Polio Fund Drive Starts   Nearly $22,000 Spent For Polio Care by Local Chapter the Past Year Civic and social organizations have united to carry the March of Dimes campaign through its most crucial test, John Kurvink, county director, said this week. Chairmen named to date for the various communities are as follows…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 18, 2021
    The following articles appeared in The Rock County Herald during 1895.   Jan. 11, 1895 The HERALD takes great pleasure in announcing to its readers that it has again made arrangements by which it is enabled to furnish the Weekly New York Tribune to its patrons for 25 cents per year, or both for 58 cents, per year. This price is probably less than the cost of the white paper, and the offer is a…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 11, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Jan. 19, 1950.   New Café To Open In Beaver Creek   “The Beaver Café” Will Hold Formal Opening Jan. 25   Geo. Schultz  and C. L. Gray, Sioux Falls Man, Owners, Announce Business Staff Formal opening of the new Beaver Creek will be held next Wednesday, January 25th. Although the café will be opened prior to that for serving meals and lunches…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    May 04, 2021
    “Generous hearted Rock countians came through in grand style for the annual Sister Kenny Fund Drive,” said Elmer Piepgras, Rock county drive chairman. When the campaign for funds closed last Thursday, donations totaling $3,505.51 had been turned in. This is more than double the quota assigned to Rock county, $1,705. “We certainly want to express our most sincere appreciation to all the good folks…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 27, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Jan. 9, 1942.   9 P.M. Saturday Closing Advised   Civic And Commerce Executive Committee Holds First Meeting Holding its first meeting in the Luverne National bank, the new executive board of the Luverne Civic and Commerce association recommended Monday evening that all retail businesses in this city close promptly at 9 p.m. on Saturday nights.…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 20, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Star on April 3, 1941.   Raiding Officers Hit Chez Paree Night Club Proprietor Will  Appear Before District Judge Next Tuesday Robert Morris, operator of the Chez Paree night club here ,is under a $300 bond pending hearing in district court Tuesday on three charges alleging sale of alcoholic liquor without a license. Morris appeared before Judge O. E.…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 13, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 3, 1941.   Homemaker’s School Opens Tomorrow   Many Prizes To Be Given Away Daily   Sessions Will Begin at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; No Admission Charges   Lock the doors and come to the Luverne armory Friday and Saturday afternoons when The Star and Luverne merchants entertain at their School for Homemakers. Hundreds of Rock county…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 06, 2021
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 24, 1892.   Grand Balloon Ascension One of the Attractions for the 4th at this Place – Additional Committee   It gives the Herald much pleasure to announce that the committee in charge of the Fourth of July celebration to be held at this place have been fortunate enough to secure for that occasion Prof. A. L. Ward, of Sioux City, Ia., one…
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