Community Events


Senior Citizens will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Senior Citizens Center.

Rock County VFW Post 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Herreid Military Museum. Call Buck Underwood at 507-449-0632 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Hardwick for an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Green Lantern with cards/games to follow. Call Donna at 283-8019 by May 8.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at noon Monday, May 14, for a potluck salad luncheon and meeting. Members should bring their own place setting and a salad to share. Call Alvina Christoffels at 283-2297 with questions.

Grand Prairie Cemetery Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. In case of rain, the meeting will be in the back room of Orv and Sons Plumbing in Ellsworth. Call Robert Essman at 507-290-0368 with questions.

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.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets the second and fourth Wednesdays in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

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.


County Road 4 closed May 2 near Manley

County Highway 4 will be closed Wednesday, May 2, from Manley to Valley Springs, South Dakota for railroad track repair on the Burlington Northern Railroad. The track repair and road closure is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Call County Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


Spring weight restrictions on roads lifted

Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr has announced that spring road weight restrictions have been lifted on all county roads.


National Day of Prayer event May 3

The Living Rock Church in Luverne will host a National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 3. The church will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a special “Pray for America — Unity” community worship/prayer service at 7 p.m. in the parking lot.


Bank Night movie ‘Coco’ May 3

The free Bank Nite movie, “Coco,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 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.


Register by May 3 for Poverty Simulation and free meal May 9

The Leaders Partnering to End Poverty (#Luv1LuvAll LPEP) is hosting a Poverty Smulation and free meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Grand Prairie Events. Registration deadline is May 3. Call ATLAS at 507-449-5777 to register. Child care and transportation are available upon request.


Trivia Night May 3

Take 16 and the Rock County Library will host Trivia Night the first Thursday of each  month, beginning Thursday, May 3, at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne. Sign in with your team (one to four people per team) between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. and there will be prizes.


Kindergarten program slated for May 4

The annual Luverne Kindergarten music program, Class of 2030, will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the elementary school gymnasium.

This year’s program is titled “The Best that I can Be,” and features songs revealing some of the things students learned over the past school year.

Parents, family and community members are invited to attend.


CMA ride May 5

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will host its annual Run for the Son Saturday, May 5. The Redemption Riders chapter will be participating in the event. Those interested in participating should meet at 7 a.m. at 101 W. Maple Street (former Kawasaki shop)  and leave for Windom at 7:30 a.m. for a gathering with other CMA chapters. Bikers will return to Luverne via Hwy. 75 and drive through the Veterans Home area around 11:15 a.m., then to lunch at First AOG.

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