Community Events


Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch at Howling Dog at 11:30 Friday, Feb. 9. For reservations, call 507-283-8470 by Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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

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

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, (rescheduled from Feb. 6 due to precinct caucuses) at the home of the Clerk/Treas., Teresa Kramer.

Rock County VFW #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Military Museum. Call 449-0632 with questions.

 Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the home of Mark Vander Pol. Call 507-220-0679 with questions.

 Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 with questions.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 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 with questions.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays, Feb. 14 and 28, in Hilger Commons from 7 to 7:45 p.m. 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.

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

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


Winter Carnival is Saturday

The Luverne Music Boosters Winter Carnival is set for Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Luverne High School gym. Events include bingo, a cake walk, raffle, carnival games, face painting and more with lots of food including cotton candy. Proceeds fund several opportunities for music students at Luverne.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Monday, Feb. 12. 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.


Community Conversation on poverty Feb. 13

#Luv1LuvAll will host a Community Conversation on poverty issues being addressed in our area from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Grand Prairie Events. A free light supper will be served. Call ATLAS at 507-449-5777 by Feb. 9 to register.


Autism Network Group meets Feb. 12

The Regional Autism Network Group will meet in the Worthington High School Media Center from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. The group invites parents, caregivers, and professionals for a time of education about autism and a time of networking. Call Allison Eitreim at 507-290-6334 with questions.


Hospice Dinner kick-off meeting Feb. 15 

There will be a kick-off meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 15, at The Bluestem for anyone interested in volunteering to help with this year’s Hospice Dinner and Auction fundraiser. If interested in volunteering, call 507-283-1805 or email helen at


Free food Feb. 15

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 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.


Growing soybeans workshop Feb. 22

The University of Minnesota Extension Service will host “Strategic Planning: Growing Soybeans that Out-Compete Weeds” workshop at 10 locations in January and February.

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