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Community Calendar April 29, 2021

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the township hall.
Kenneth Cemetery Association will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Kenneth Community Center.
Sandbox fill May 3
The Luverne Optimist Club will fill local sandboxes after 6 p.m. Monday, May 3, as part of its annual fundraiser to support local youth programs. Call or text Carrie Van Santen, 507-220-1123, to reserve sand, which is donated by W&N Construction.
National Day of Prayer May 6
Several area churches will host the 70th annual National Day of Prayer on May 6 by virtual viewing online at  The national theme is, “Lord, pour out your love, life and liberty,” and theme verse is 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Community Education announcements
The summer Community Education brochure will be published May 1 and delivered to local homes with the Luverne Announcer.  Many of the classes have an early registration deadline of May 14.  Take advantage of the lower fees and register by May 14 for volleyball, tennis, golf, morning rec, arts & crafts, basketball, track and gymnastics.
 Kids currently in grades 1-3 can sign up for Paint and Snack Classes on May 20, June 24 and July 22.  Sign up for one class or for all 3. Fee is $33 per class.
Defensive Driving Classes allows adults 55 years of age and older to save on insurance premiums. The Beginning Class – June 10 and 17 (4 hours each evening). Refresher 4-Hour Classes are May 27, Aug. 19.
Sign up for Get Fit, Stay Fit on May 26 with tips and advice from Physical Therapist, Michelle Schuman. Fee is $5.
Sanford Health Luverne sponsors virtual 5K
Sanford Health Luverne will host a virtual 5K run June 1-8 in conjunction with Buffalo Days in Luverne. Registration deadline is May 17 to receive a T-shirt. Participants may register online at https://www. Call 507-449-1243 after completing the 5K in order to eligible for prizes.
State’s Memorial Day program virtual again this year
Virtual Memorial Day program will take place again this year through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. As variants of the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to increases in positive cases throughout the state, the MDVA is taking a cautious approach by providing a virtual event to recognize Memorial Day as was done in 2020.
The 30-minute Memorial Day program, “Reflections: Memorial Day 2021,” will be aired 8 p.m. Monday, May 31, on TPT’s Minnesota Channel.
The cemeteries remain open and visitors are welcome to visit on Memorial Day when American flags will be displayed along the entrance street and on all graves in cemeteries.
Tax assistance available for Rock County residents
United Community Action Partnership will be providing free online virtual tax assistance for residents living in Rock County and surrounding communities. See website for details at…
The number to make an appointment and to get intake forms sent via mail is 507-537-1416 ext. #2163. Or email Courtney Newgard at
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tax filing deadline is extended to May 17.
Spring weight restrictions lifted
Spring weight restrictions are lifted in Rock County on all county roads, effective April 20. Restrictions were put in effect as the warmer spring weather removed frost from under the roadways. Call the Rock County Highway Department, 507-283-5010, for more information.
Parade entries sought for Hills event
Entries are being sought for the Hills Friendship Days parade 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12. Pre-registration deadline is Monday, May 31, to or by calling Keith at 507-962-3433 or Annette at 507-962-3432. Questions can be directed to same email address and phone numbers.
Community Education offerings
Luverne Community Education summer catalog of events will be included in the May 1 Announcer. Early registration deadline, for the lower class fees, is Friday, May 14.
Rock the Edge seeks local service projects
Rock the Edge Youth’s Service Over Self will be June 21-25, and the group is seeking a variety of community projects, such as painting, cleaning, organizing, yard work or other projects. Call 507-227-1978, 605-261-4000 or email
Wednesday night free community meal
The Luverne United Methodist Church will host its monthly free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, with a pickup option available. Call 507-283-4529
Grief support group meets Mondays
Sanford Luverne Hospice Grief Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through May 10 at Sanford Luverne. This group is for anyone grieving the death of a loved one, whether they were involved with hospice or not. Meetings are free and facilitated by Jill Roemen, licensed social worker. Call to register at 507-283-1805.
Crisis Center needs board members
The Southwest Crisis Center is seeking passionate community members to serve on its Board of Directors. The group encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and professional skills to oversee the organization's general operations. For more information, visit or email
Road closed east of Hardwick
County Road 7 between Kenneth and Hardwick is closed between 190th and 200th avenues for construction beginning April 12. Closure is expected to be for two weeks. This section of roadway is located 1 1/2 miles north of Kenneth. There is no official detour; use alternate routes. Call the highway department at 507-283-5010.
Hospice auction planned for August 28
The Annual Hospice Dinner and Auction typically held in April is being planned for Aug. 28 to allow for expanded Minnesota COVID-19 guidelines.  More details will be announced this summer, or call the Hospice office at 283-1805.
Shredding event coming May 22
St. Catherine Church Luverne will bring Dakota Shred It to Luverne from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at Luverne Laundry on the corner of Main Street and Highway 75. Save the date.
Take and Make bird treat kits
Stop by the Luverne Area Chamber at 213 East Luverne Street to pick up one or more Take and Make bird treat kits. Kits are free, but a $5 to $10 donation is welcome to benefit Project Food Forest in Rock County. (Or donate online at
Spring weight restrictions lifted
Spring weight restrictions are lifted in Rock County on all county, effective April 20. Restrictions were put in effect as the warmer spring weather removed frost from under the roadways. Call the Rock County Highway Department, 507-283-5010, for more information.

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