Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet on Monday, May 21st at the Cathedra. We will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the church to pray the rosary. A potluck meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. (If your last name begins with the letters A-L, you are asked to bring a dish to pass.) The meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m. There will be a guest speaker from the Diocese of Crookston. If you have any questions, or are interested in joining, please call Jean LaJesse at 218-289-0463, or Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

The Crookston Junior High Music Department will present their Spring Concert on Monday, May 21st, 7:30 pm, in the CHS Auditorium. Performing ensembles include the JH Band, Choir & Orchestra. Admission is free.

The Golden Link will have a Foot Care Clinic at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Crookston Chapter No. 137, Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday, May 22nd at the Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m.  A member will receive their 50 year pin and a Memorial Service will be given for departed members.

The Golden Link will show the free movie, “The Greatest Showman” on Wednesday, May 23rd at 1:30 p.m.

The Crookston Reds will play at Karn Field at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd against the Dilworth Raildogs.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, May 23rd is Southern Steak Sandwich for $7.00

Crookston Eagles has Aerie and Auxiliary Installation at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd.

The Crookston Area Chamber and Growth and Development Committee will be holding their next Lunch and Learn from 12:00 -1:00pm on May 24th at Wonderful Life Foods. Please join us for this training opportunity from Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, LGSW, CEO of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.  Shauna will present on the topic of mental health and striving toward overall mental wellbeing. The cost is $10.00 which includes speaker and lunch for non-Young Professional members and free for Young Professional members.  If you have any questions or would like further information please give Terri Heggie a call at the Crookston Area Chamber 281.4320. 

The Crookston Riverside Community Garden Spring Prep Party will be held on Thursday, May 24th from 6-8:00 p.m. (postponed from the 17th due to weather)

Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th.

Crookston High School graduation ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25th in the CHS Commons.

The Crookston Reds play the Mayville Red Caps at Karn Field on Friday, May 25th at 8:00 p.m.

Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th.

Twigs and Branch Collection:  Branch and twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away.  Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pickup.

Crookston Public Schools are closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

The Golden Link will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Fisher American Legion will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Auxiliary will serve a Memorial Day Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Rodnes Church, rural Erskine, will host their Annual Memorial Day Dinner on Monday, May 28th with serving 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Menu will include variety of hotdishes, salads, dessert, bread, pickles and coffee.  Free will offering.  All are welcome.

The schedule for Memorial Day services in Crookston includes: 7:45 a.m. Bus leaves from the VFW Post 1902; 8:20 a.m. Halfslo Lutheran Church Cemetery; 9:00 a.m. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Gentilly; 10:00 a.m. Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Flag Raising at entrance to follow ceremony; 11:00 a.m. Sampson Bridge – Naval Ceremony; 11:50 a.m. Sand Hill Lutheran church Cemetery, Climax; 12:30 p.m. Crookston Military Walkway; 1:15 p.m. Participants lunch at VFW. Please contact Jamie Cassavant at 289-0865 with any questions.

District 593 will hold a Retirement Reception for Superintendent Chris Bates, Patty Lubinski and Mary Jo Wallace on Tuesday, May 29th from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons. The public is invited.

Spinecrackers meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29th. Join us as we discuss The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.

Crookston Chamber will hold a “Shake It Up” event on Wednesday, May 30th from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Whistlestop Lounge at the Crookston Inn. Learn how to make and sample four delicious “Chamber-tinis” for $25 wristband. Lavosh and deep-fried pickles will also be furnished. Wristbands may be purchased at the Crookston Chamber office, from a Chamber Board member, or at the event.

The Crookston Reds take on the Moorhead Brewers at Karn Field on Wednesday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, May 30th is a Reuben Sandwich for $7.50.

Students interested in taking Driver Education this summer need to stop in the High School Office to pick up a registration form.  Students need to be 15 years of age by October 31, 2018.  The cost is $325 and needs to be paid on the first day of class.  Registration forms are due back no later than Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the High School office.  Driver Education is open to students currently enrolled in Crookston Public Schools.  The first day of class will be Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Erskine’s 63rd Annual Water Carnival will be May 31June 1, 2, & 3. With Midwest Rides, street dances Friday and Saturday, airboat rides, L.A. Racing Pig Show, bike giveaways, fireworks Saturday, Classic Car, tractor and bike show, parade on Sunday and much more. For a complete list of activities and times, Google City of Erskine and click on calendar of events.

The Tri City Northstars Semi Pro Football team will be playing a game in Crookston on June 2nd at Ed Widseth Field.

The 113th Annual Meeting of Garden Valley Technologies will be Tuesday, June 5 at the Win-E-Mac Auditorium in Erskine. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., entertainment at 9:00 a.m. and meeting at 10:30 a.m. Directors for Districts 3, 6, and 9 will be elected. 2017 Operations reports will be presented, vote on by-laws amendment and  GV products and services will be on display. A hot meal will be served plus attendance gifts and door prizes.

Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5th.

The Crookston Township Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Valley Technology Park, 510 County Road 71, Crookston. All town citizens and landowners may attend. The Board is asking for input on how the residents of Crookston Township would like to see their township grow, and what land use controls should be adopted and administered.

The 16th annual Festival of Tables will be held in Red Lake Falls at the Lafayette High School cafeteria on June 6th.  You may begin viewing tables and purchase tickets for the basket auction at 10:30.  Seating for the salad lunch will be at 11:45.  Tickets are again $10 and may be purchased at Headquarters (Phone 253-4223) in Red Lake Falls, or you may phone Linda Hoffman at 253-2566 to have tickets set aside.  Festival of Tables is a fundraiser attended by both men and women featuring 40 different salads, prizes and baskets to win and beautiful tables to enjoy. This year all monies from the ticket sales will be given to Red Lake Falls Senior Dining site.  Festival of tables is a project of the women of the First Presbyterian Church in Red Lake Falls Assisted by RLF Lions and Thrivent.  

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, June 6th is a Hot Turkey Sandwich for $7.00

Fisher American Legion and SAL will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8th.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, June 13th is Jumbo Shrimp & Fries for $7.00

The 37th Annual FCA Texas Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 16th at Minakwa Golf Course. Entry fee is $55. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. For information contact Ed Amiot, Jay Amiot or Ardell Knutsvig. 

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, June 20th is a Chef Salad for $7.00

ATV Safety training class will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23rd at Titan Machinery, Crookston, for students 11 years old and older. Must preregister, as space is limited, and participants must complete online training course before taking the hands-on course. To preregister or for questions call Ted Luckow at (218) 289-3542.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, June 27th is Meatball Sandwich and fries for $7.00

Women's Softball Teams needed for summer league. Contact Crookston Parks and Rec office at 281-1242 if you are interested.

There are a number of UMC Crookston Football Players who are staying this summer and are looking for work in town. If your business has any openings for this spring and summer and you are looking to hire someone please contact Jared Hottle at hottl002@crk.umn.edu or at 515-664-1131 with the information.

The City of Crookston will begin twice monthly recycling collection, on a six month trial basis, beginning in May.  The second collection will start the third Monday of each month and occur on your normal garbage collection day that week.  All other recycling rules will remain in effect.  After the six month trial, the Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the second collection.  The second collection in May will begin the week of May 21st.

If you are interested in volunteering in a fun, social community-focused atmosphere, we would love for you to spend time with us at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau! We are looking for Senior volunteers to tend to our reception area while greeting visitors who stop in to chat or look for information. Volunteer hours are flexible from a couple hours to a few hours based on your schedule. Please contact Terri Heggie, Executive Director at 218.281.4320 or stop by the office! 107 West 2nd Street right in the heart of Crookston.

Twigs and Branch Collection:  Branch and twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away.  Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pickup.

West Polk Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with RMB Environmental Labs to provide a convenient and reliable way for anyone in the public to test your water to ensure your water is safe from bacteria, nitrates, arsenic, lead, fluoride and secondary contaminants. The easy process begins with picking up a water testing kit at the West Polk Soil & Water Conservation District office at 528 Strander Avenue in Crookston, then collecting your water sample and returning it to the SWCD office the same day with payment. Average costs are only $12-27 per test. Free courier service. Results are typically sent within 2-3 business days. Kits can be picked up anytime between 8am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Samples need to be dropped back off at the office before 10:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

Please note: Altru in Fertile is now open MondayWednesday and Friday.

The new Polk County Sheriff’s Office East Sub-Station is located at 223 N. Omland Ave. Suite A, in Fosston. Contact phone number for Polk County Dispatch will still be 218-435-6611. This office will be utilized by Patrol, Investigations and Administration throughout the day and night. The Fosston contract Deputies will still be working their day shifts out of the Fosston City Hall Sheriff’s Office. There is a phone in the front lobby at the new office to call directly to Polk County Dispatch. If you have an emergency, call 911.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will now be utilizing an auto-attendant system to direct incoming non-emergency calls. The auto-attendant will be used Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only. Incoming calls to the Sheriff’s Office after 4:30 p.m., on weekends and holidays, will go directly to dispatch. When you dial 218-281-0431 you will hear a menu of three options to pick from. Your call will be forwarded based on the option you select. Should you encounter any problems with your daytime calls into the Sheriff’s Office, please do not hesitate to contact Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman or Chief Deputy Jim Tadman.

Children and their caregivers can enjoy Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Library. Explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. Childcare providers and other groups are asked to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies.

Crookston Adult Basic Education classes are held every Monday from 9:00 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-5:30Thursday from 9 a.m.-Noon, and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Stop in at the classroom at 2015 Sahlstrom Drive (in the DEED office next to the former Cherry Berry restaurant) or call today (218-277-7334) to get started.

Baby Bounce is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The program is geared for children through age two.

Parents of pre-kindergarten children, including infants, are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new program encouraging parents to read to their children 1,000 times before they enter kindergarten. To participate: visit a LARL library location to sign up for the program, pick up reading logs and a book bag, begin reading!, when you complete a log, bring it to the library for a sticker, and when you’ve read all 1,000 books, visit the library to celebrate completing the program. The program runs about a half hour followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. To learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, call 281-4522.

RSVP of the RRV is offering 31 volunteer-led exercise classes for seniors to improve balance and strength, remain independent and have more energy. The classes will be held for one hour twice a week. Call RSVP at 281-8289 for more information.

Altru Clinic in Crookston now offers a walk-in clinic and early morning hours, Monday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m. No appointments necessary. The walk-in clinic and early morning hours will provide care for minor illnesses and injury such as flu, strep throat, sprains, strains, seasonal allergies, and more. Patients of all ages can now conveniently walk-in beginning at 7 a.m. to receive the care they need, close to home. Patients can still call for an appointment during daytime hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 218.281.9100 or visit altru.org/crookston.

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