Community Calendar Sept. 1, 2016


Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Green Earth Players building at 401 W. Edgehill St., Luverne.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the home of township clerk Teresa Kramer.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at St. John Lutheran Church at 11 a.m.  Thursday, Sept. 8. For more information call Dianne Karlstad, 507-530-3307.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the township hall.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Catherine Church east parking lot to carpool to Grand Falls Casino for lunch and games. Friends are welcome. Bring your player’s card. Call Connie, 283-8470.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Kenneth Senior Center.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Luverne Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Grand Prairie Events Center.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Herreid Military Building. Call Buck Underwood at 449-0632 for more information.

The American Legion  Post 123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Post home.

Luverne Area MOMS meet monthly during the school year on the second Wednesday morning of each month. Mothers of young children interested in meeting with other moms are invited. Registration is required. The kick-off meeting for the year is Wednesday, Sept. 14. For more information, contact Wanda Jarchow, 507-283-9664.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

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

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Mah Jongg Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library for all ability levels (including beginners).

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Star Herald early deadline Sept. 2

The Sept. 8 Star Herald will go to press on Tuesday as it always does, but the Labor Day holiday is on Monday, which is the news and ad copy deadline. For this reason, submissions for the Sept. 8 edition of the Star Herald must be received by noon Friday, Sept. 2. Call 283-2333 with questions, or email


Hwy. 15 closed for bridge construction

Rock County Highway 15 (61st Street) will be closed 1 1/2 miles east of Kanaranzi for new bridge construction over Kanaranzi Creek. Construction began Aug. 9, and a signed detour will be in place during the 10 to 14 weeks of construction. For more information contact engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.


Awana Kick-off at First Baptist Sept. 7

Awana, a non-denominational Bible club for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, will host a Kick-off event at First Baptist Church, Luverne, beginning at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. All are invited. A hot dog supper will be provided for the entire family.


Cardinal Gold’n Bowl set for Sept. 9 during football game

The annual Gold’n Bowl is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at the Luverne Public School Football Field before the Luverne-Windom football game.

The Luverne Area Chamber will team up with Gold’n Plump and Glen’s Food Center to serve grilled chicken sandwhiches and chips. Meals cost $3 each. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

LHS Cardinal Country clothing and gear will also be for sale at the event.

Food is donated by Gold’n Plump and Glen’s Food Center. Participating in this event supports the Luverne Cardinal Athletic Program and the Luverne Area Chamber.


Donate books for Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of the Library are collecting books for their upcoming book sale event until Monday, Sept. 12, at the Rock County Library during normal business hours. Encyclopedias, textbooks and Reader’s Digest will not be accepted.


Friends of the Library book sale set for Sept. 15-17

Friends of the Library book sale will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Books cost $2 per bag. Friends of the Library can shop early from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. All books will be free during business hours from Sept. 26 through Oct. 1.


Optimist Club sponsors Kids’ Fishing Derby Sept. 18

The Luverne Optimist Club will sponsor a free kids’ fishing derby from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, for ages 5-15 at the Luverne Veterans Pond. Participants need to bring a fishing pole and tackle or call ahead to reserve a pole.

Complimentary hot dogs and beverages will be served after the derby along with prizes and drawings. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Contact Stan Steensma, 507-227-0681, or Travis Pierce, 507-220-5191, with questions.

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