Community Calendar


American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the home of Dianne Tomlinson.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the township hall.  

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Rock County VFW #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Herreid Military Museum. Call Buck Underwood at 507-449-0632.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call 507-283-4255.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 507-283-2069 or 507-283-2964.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. No meditation March 25. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

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.


Rock County spring road restrictions are in effect

Spring weight road restrictions are in place as of Tuesday, March 6, on all Rock County roadways.

Ending dates are variable and drivers must check for updates throughout the spring. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.


Redemption Riders pancake breakfast March 11

Christian Motorcyclists Association “Redemption Riders” will serve a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Donations will be accepted for CMA’s “Run for the Son” ministry.


March Madness benefits Boltjes

The Luverne High School student council will host a “March Madness” night Monday, March 12, in the high school gymnasium.

LHS juniors will play the seniors at 7 p.m. followed by a game between the LHS staff and the basketball teams. During each game’s halftime, a lightning tournament between the participants of the various winter activities will take place.

Cost for the event is $2. All money raised will be donated to Sharon Boltjes, a district paraprofessional currently undergoing cancer treatments.


Community Blood Bank hosts drive March 12 in Adrian

The Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3-6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Adrian Ambulance Garage (main street in Adrian). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Cindy Wolf at Sanford Clinic in Adrian, 507-483-2668, or go to Walk-ins are welcome.


Hospice Dinner and Auction tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for the Sanford Luverne Hospice Dinner and Auction April 21 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event includes a plated dinner catered by The Bluestem, raffles, and silent and live auctions.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hospice Office in the Lvuerne City Office building (use City Office entrance on Luverne Street) or call the Hospice office at 507-283-1805 to purchase tickets using a credit card.


Free food March 15

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Luverne Senior Center for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call  283-4366 with questions.


St. Patrick’s Day and celebration March 17

Luverne’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, starting at the Living Rock Church parking lot on East Main Street and ending at the Palace Theatre. All businesses, families and individuals are invited to participate. Regisration isn’t necessary; just meet in the  lot between  4 and 4:30 p.m. Four $25 cash prizes will be awarded in both youth (18 and youger) and adult categories.

Celebrations are planned at the Eagles Club with Reuben sandwiches from 11:30 a.m. until gone, a block party at Take 16 Brewing Company from 4 to 10 p.m. and food and drink specials at The Bluestem and Sterling’s.


Green Earth performs ‘KOLD Radio’ at Palace

The Green Earth Players will perform “KOLD Radio — Whitefish Bay” March 16-18 and March 23-25 at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday both weekends.

Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 102 East Main Street, Luverne, or by calling 507-283-4339.


Register for 8-hour defensive driving class

Luverne Community Education will offer the full 8-hour defensive driving class in two 4-hour evening sessions from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 19 and March 26 for anyone 55 years of age or older who wants to qualify for a 10-percent car insurance premium discount. After attending both evenings, you will receive a certificate to present to your insurance company for an insurance discount for the next three years. For more details or to register, call 507-283-4724.

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