Community calendar Oct. 7, 2021


American Legion Auxiliary 123  will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Pizza Ranch. Call Dianna Tomlinson with questions.


Meeting for H-BC levy Oct. 7, 12

Residents in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District can attend an information session about renewing the district’s current operating levy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the H-BC Elementary School in Beaver Creek and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the H-BC High School in Hills. The referendum vote takes place Nov. 2. More information about the operating levy referendum is available at the district website:


H-BC FFA corn drive Oct. 8

The Hills-Beaver Creek FFA Chapter corn drive is Friday, Oct. 8, during the school day. FFA members will be at the New Vision Co-Op Elevator near Hills accepting cash and corn donations. FFA’ers will also be collecting grain from farmers in the field as well as providing farmers with a free grilled lunch at the elevator. Proceeds benefit H-BC grad Preston Wilhelmi of Steen to help defray medical expenses. Contact FFA advisor Cloey Anderson at


Rock the Edge food drive Oct. 10

Rock the Edge community youth group will canvas the community to collect food for the Rock County Food Shelf beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. To participate while also respecting social distance, place food items in bags on doorsteps. Call 507-283-4529 if your house is missed.


Living Well With Diabetes

A.C.E. of Southwest MN will offer six classes of “Living Well With Diabetes” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26 and Nov. 2, 9 and 16, in the Southwest Health and Human Services community room on North Blue Mound Avenue. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems in self-management. Family members, friends and partners are welcome. Call 1-855-215-2174 to register for class #2677, or register at There is no cost to attend these classes, however donations are welcomed.


Mobile Dental Clinic Oct. 27

A mobile dental clinic will be in Luverne on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Rock County Health and Human Services community room. These clinics provide dental care for adults and children of all ages. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance accepted. Organized by #Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force.


Library Happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email at

Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Take 16 in Luverne. Team registration begins at 6 p.m.

Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 19. As the weather permits, the event will in one of Luverne’s city parks. See the library’s social media page for specific locations.

Intro to Seed Saving will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the library.

Scandinavian Songs with Ross Sutter will be 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18.


H-BC Class of 2019 event Oct. 16

The H-BC Class of 2019 parents and graduates will host a community event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for 2019 H-BC grad Preston Wilhelmi who has cancer. The event at the Steen Reformed Church includes a meal, baked goods and auction. Call Staci Bundesen, 507-227-5175, or Marie LaRock, 605-929-9291 for information.


Free food offered Oct. 21

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Generations Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne. Vehicles should enter the west parking lot from Lincoln Street and drive to the double glass doors on the west side of the building where volunteers will load groceries into cars. Walkers should receive their pre-packaged groceries on the east side of the building. Call 507-283-4366.


Community Education offerings

Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website:

Learn how to play Pickleball on Oct. 9. Fee is $5.

Cheer Camp for grades K-5 meeting is on Oct. 8. is $12.

Intro to 3D Printing on Oct. 11 will shows how it works and how it is a useful tool. Fee is $8.

Register by Oct. 12 for Cardinal League Com Ed Basketball for grades 3–6. Fee is $50.  Participants (grades 4-6) that want to travel out of town in addition to the local Cardinal League, should register for the Harrisburg League at prior to Oct. 12. That will take care of Cardinal League registration, too.

Register now for the Music Man Bus Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Nov. 6. Cost is $115.

Defensive Driving Classes allows adults 55 years of age and older to save on insurance premiums. After the beginning eight-hour class, every three years drivers take a four-hour refresher class. The Beginning classes will be Nov. 11 and 18 (four hours each evening). Refresher four-hour classes are Oct. 14 (Edgerton), Dec. 16.


Hospice volunteer training offered in October

Sanford Luverne Hospice is in need of men and women volunteers at The Cottage and for patient visiting. An application and orientation is required and will be offered in October. If interested, contact Helen Saum at 507-283-1805 or email:


Nominations sought for Rock County Hall of Fame

The Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 induction of current and former residents. Nominees must have a significant identity with Rock County and have made an exceptional contribution to society, achieved exceptional success, and brought honor and prestige beyond the borders of Minnesota. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.

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