Community Events


Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the home of Deb Wynia for a program on vitamins. All gardeners are welcome. Call 507-597-6378 for more details.

Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the conference room of the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home, Luverne.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch for lunch, cards and games. Call Connie at 507-283-8470 by Tuesday, March 6, for reservations.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. 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.


Calling all Korean War veterans

The Rock County Star Herald is helping to fulfill a request by Korean War veterans to assemble eligible individuals for a group picture.

Anyone who served in the armed forces or the National Guard during the Korean War (1950-1953) and is from Rock County is being asked to call the newspaper at 507-283-2333.

Leave your name, address, phone number and years of service. Once enough interest and names have been assembled, the group picture will be assembled.

Korean War veterans can also email information to


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 tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP are providing free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne during tax season. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available.

The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Library offers winter/spring Story Hour/Laptime

The Rock County Library will offer Story Hour for children ages 4-5 Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. from now through Thursday, April 5. Story hours include stories, songs, crafts and more.

Laptime for children from birth through age 3 will meet every Friday morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m. from now through April 6. Laptime fun includes stories, songs, crafts and more.


Cottage food producer training Feb. 27

Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer?

The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting an advanced food safety handling course from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the SW/WC Service Cooperative in Marshall.

“Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training” focuses on all aspects of cottage food products including baked, confectionary, dried, fruit preserves, and acidified fruit and vegetables. Participants will learn how to produce, package and label a safe food product.


Farm Financial Management workshop Feb. 28

The Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association and the University of Minnesota Extension will present “Taking Charge of Your Finances: How to Survive and Thrive” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. This free, full-day workshop will provide information and strategies to help farm families be better prepared to make internal farm management decisions while also building stronger relationships with external partners.

There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required to guarantee lunch and materials. To pre-register for the workshop, contact Gretchen Thillen, or 507-752-5094. Visit for more information.


Bank Night movie ‘Ferdinand’ March 1

The free Bank Nite Disney movie, “Ferdinand,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Luverne Middle School band/choir concert March 1

The choir and band students in grades 6-8 will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the high school gym. The concert is open to the public and there is no charge.


World Day of Prayer events

•The First Presbyterian Church in Luverne will host a World Day of Prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. All men and women are welcome.

•Area women are invited to the Women’s World Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Steen Reformed Church. Ranee Hagen will speak about their mission work in Romania.

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