Luverne Community Education

After 41 years with Luverne Public Schools, Community Education director Karen Willers will retire from coordinating the program since 1999. Willers kneels in the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom she helped develop for early childhood families and the community.
After 41 years in education, Luverne Community Education Director Karen Willers decided this spring that her next lifelong learning activity is retirement. “I made it public on Leap Day,” Willers said. “Right before all this COVID-19 stuff started.” The coronavirus canceled all spring youth and...
With a smile on his face, Tyson Uithoven kicks the ball down the field chased by Hobey Sandbulte (left) and Caleb St. Clair (right).
Last fall Michelle DeKam drove out of state for her son Jayden, a first-grader, to play soccer with kids his own age. On the drive from Luverne to Iowa, the young mom began thinking about a local soccer league. “If Rock Rapids could have 90 kids playing soccer in one grade, why not in Luverne?” she...
Luverne Community Education annual summer recreation fundraiser recently received a $250 check from the Shopko Hometown Foundation. Luverne Shopko Hometown store manager Teresa Kinsinger (front, left) presented community education director Karen Willers with the check. Also pictured are employees (...
3-year-old Keegan Hector (kneeling), his mom, Kayla Hector, and his friend 2-year-old Mia Jones read the story.
Luverne Community Education and the Rock County Community Library partnered to organize the Story Walk Thursday night, Sept. 28, outside at the Luverne Community Education Building.   Fifteen families with children up to 5 years old strolled along the lawn reading the 25 placards featuring pages...
Linda McGinty (left) and Doreen Nicolaus team up for Luverne Community Education’s first jigsaw puzzle tournament Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, in the Early Childhood Family Education parent room.
Young and old met Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, for the first jigsaw puzzle competition offered through Luverne Community Education. Luverne’s Jacki Johnson organized the tabletop event after reading about a similar tournament conducted by the Rushmore Booster Club. She also hosted for personal...
Doodling goes to a whole new level as you learn about shading and perspective in  Drawing for grades 4-5 on April 20.  Master Gardener Tim Olsen will offer information and best practices for growing Blue Ribbon Vegetables on April 20.  Both youth and adult will learn the secrets to growing the best...
Donna Landsman of Luverne holds one of the feather pelts she dried and has stored for at least 20 years.
Donna Landsman’s life has always involved pheasants and feathers.  On Oct. 6, during a class on making feather art, the 82-year-old shared 60 years of experience as she showed others how a little glue and some feathers can come together as works of art. Landsman moved to Luverne almost three years...
Watch your May 1 Announcer for the Summer Community Education brochure. Registration for many summer recreation sport activities is due by Thursday, May 19.  Be sure to sign up for morning recreation, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, gymnastics, football, wrestling, track and...
Twenty-eight participants complete the “Circle Dance,” one of several dances the group enjoyed Friday.
For the second year Luverne Community Education brought princesses and super heroes to the elementary commons for dancing, singing, playing, eating and a little picture taking. “It’s just a fun night out for kids and parents,” said Community Education Director Karen Willers. With the help of the...
A honeybee in Tim Olsen’s beehive slowly moves back into the hive. Honeybees do not excrete inside the hives in order to keep their nest and the honey sanitary.
Area residents have a unique learning opportunity currently being offered through Luverne Community Education. “Intro to Beginning Beekeeping” is a new two-class offering by local apiculturist Tim Olsen. Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 10 in the Community Education building. “I...

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