Community Events


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to tour the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum near Brandon, South Dakota. Call 507-597-6378 for car pooling and directions. All are welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Registration open for students new to Luverne district

New residents to Luverne School District #2184 should come to respective school offices and register students for the 2018-2019 school year.

The high school/middle school office is open for new students to register. To make an appointment to register for students in grades 6-12, call the middle school/high school office at 283-4491.

The elementary office is open for new students in grades K-5 to register. Parents should ontact the office at 507-283-4497.

The new school year starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4.


Tractor Ride set for Friday, Aug. 31

The 2018 Tractor Ride is set for Friday, Aug. 31, with registration at 8 a.m. at the Luverne City Park, and the 50-mile ride is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. For $25 participants receive breakfast and lunch.

Tractors must be able to travel 10 mph and be equipped with slow-moving vehicle sign on the back. For more information contact Rodger Ossenfort at 507-920-0036, Ken Vos at 507-220-7673, or Jerold Mann at 507-220-8293.


Magnolia All School Reunion Aug. 31-Sept. 2

The Magnolia All-School Reunion will be Aug. 31-Sept. 2. There’s a Friday night catered meal that requires registration.

Saturday’s events start off with breakfast at the Magnolia Café from 6 to 11 a.m., when the parade is expected to begin. Call Marilyn Bergman, 507-220-1115,  about parade entries.

After the parade, the Magnolia Fire Department will host a pork feed followed by a street dance from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday’s events include a 10 a.m. church service followed by the MHS All-School Reunion Golf Tournament at the Luverne Country Club beginning at 2 p.m. Call Scott Dohlmann, 507-920-7230 with questions. Or see the Facebook page or Luverne Alumni News online.


Food Shelf extends hours

The Rock County Food Shelf will continue their additional hours from 5-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (except November) through the end of 2018. Contact Mary at 507-227-5548 with questions.


2018 Cover Crop Field Talk set for Sept. 11

The 2018 Cover Crop Field Talk will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Tom Fick farm west of Luverne at 1157 110th Avenue. The event will include cover crop topics of discussion, demonstrations and experiences of local farmers. The event is free, and a free lunch is available if signed up before Sept. 7 at Rock County SWCD at 507-283-8862.


Schultz featured at BackPack/Child Guide fundraiser Sept. 19

Mark Schultz, a contemporary Christian singer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. The concert is a fundraiser for the BackPack and Child Guide programs at Luverne Public School. Tickets are available at Wildflowers Coffee Boutique or at ARC for $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Additional financial support is being sought by becoming a sponsor. For more information contact Don Dinger at 507-993-1747 or Lisa Dinger at 507-220-0809 or email


Donate books to Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library are collecting books, DVD movies and CDs for their upcoming sale. Donations can be brought to the Rock County Community Library during normal business hours until Monday, Sept. 17. Encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader’s Digest books and VHS movies will not be accepted. Call Holly Anderson at 605-413-5415 with questions.


Friends of Library Book Sale set for Sept. 20-22

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Friends of the Library members may shop from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Contact Holly Anderson at 605-413-5415 to become a member.

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