Friday, May 27, 2016

City Hall will be working summer hours from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The West Polk USDA Service Center will be closing at 2:30 pm today in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. Please remember to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedoms.

The Crookston VFW will have bar bingo at 5:30 today.

Crookston High School faculty senior breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. this morning with graduation rehearsal at 8:15 at the high school. CHS Seniors will be doing a 'Senior Walk' after graduation rehearsal. The seniors will walk through Washington at 9:45am and then 10am at Highland wearing their graduation gowns. The younger students will be in the halls cheering them on. For the first time since 1997, graduation will be held at the Crookston High School gymnasium. The ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m. tonight. In anticipation of the large crowd and limited parking, please consider car pooling. Door #1, facing the west parking lot will open at 6:15.

The Crookston Park and Recreation Arbor Day with the 4th graders at Highland will take place at Highland Park Complex at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.   It has been rescheduled from Friday, May 13th.

The Crookston Veteran’s Council is looking for a drummer for all Memorial Day Services which begin at 7:30 a.m. and finish about 1:00 p.m.  For more information call 218-289-7358.

A Memorial Day Program will be held at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church in rural Climax on Monday, May 30, at 10:30am. The speaker will be Tony Grainger, with special Music and the Crookston Honor Guard

Lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

The schedule for the Crookston Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 30th (rain or shine) are as follows:
8:00 a.m. bus leaves from the American Legion parking lot
8:20 a.m. Hafslo Cemetery
9:00 a.m. Gentilly Cemetery
10:00 a.m. Oakdale Cemetery
11.00 a.m. Sampson Bridge – Naval Ceremony
12:00 noon Sand Hill Church Cemetery, Climax, MN
12:45 p.m. Crookston Military Walkway
1:30 p.m. Participants lunch at American Legion
If you would like to participate in the services by marching, please contact: Jamie Cassavant at 289-0865.

Rodnes Church, rural Erskine, will host their 56th Annual Memorial Day Dinner which includes hot dishes, salads and desserts on Monday, May 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Memorial Exercises, sponsored by the Euclid American Legion and Auxiliary#539 of Euclid, will be held on Monday, May 30th at Euclid  at the Prairie View Cemetery at 9:00 a.m., St. Paul’s Cemetery at 9:20 a.m. and St. Dorothy’s Cemetery at Dorothy at 10:30 a.m.

A Memorial Day lunch will served May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center by the Fertile Lions Club. Free will donations will be accepted with proceeds going to scholarships for Fertile-Beltrami seniors.

The Fisher Memorial Day Program will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 30th. Approximate time of cemetery visits are the Greenwood Cemetery at 10:35 a.m., Fisher Lutheran Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., and Bygland Lutheran Cemetery at 11:25 a.m. A lunch will follow at the Fisher American Legion Club. 

The Mentor American Legion Post #421 and the SAL squadron will be conducting a Memorial Day Service at the Mentor Community Hall on Monday May 30, 2016 at 11:00 am. The address speaker will be Polk County Veteran Service Officer Les Goodwin. Following the service in the hall all are invited to gather at the Stanley
L. Larson Memorial Park canon and mock cemetery for a military service to honor all Mentor deceased Veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Crookston garbage collection for Monday will be collected on Tuesday, May31st. Tuesday's garbage collection will be the same. Crookston City Hall will be closed Memorial Day Monday. 

Crookston School District #593 will honor eight school employee retirees at an End of the Year Celebration at the Crookston Eagles on Friday, June 3rd at 7:00. Retirees being honored are Deb Bina,  Deb Chapman, Toni  Grove, Frank Lindgren, Jim Mulligan, Nancy Pearson,  Shirley Simonson and Lonnie Thoreson. There will be a program and hors d’oeuvres, cake and punch will be served. Cost is $5.

Polk County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held at the Fertile Fairgrounds on Friday, June 3rd from 3-6pm. and at the East Shore Beach Area of Maple Lake off County Highway 10 on Saturday, June 4th from 9am-12noon. 

Altru Clinic's monthly Community Wellness Connection will be Monday, June 6 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in their conference room. This month's 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session is focused on Sleep and Senses. Presenters include Dr. Makarem, Internal Medicine. Call 281-9100 to register (minimum of 6) There is no charge for this session. 

The SAFETY TOWN program runs June 6 - June 10 from 8:30-11:30am at Washington Elementary School.
Participants must be preregistered.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their Annual Rhubarb Festival and Bake Sale on Thursday, June 9th from 11:00-1:00 in their Fellowship Hall. The Bake Sale will start at 10:30. Lunch menu will be Trinity
Festival turkey salad, rhubarb salad, rolls, assorted rhubarb desserts, lemonade and coffee. Plus rhubarb punch and rhubarb recipe samples. Adult are $8. Children ages 5-12 are $4. Takeout will be available.

RiverView Health and Extension will launch “I CAN Prevent Diabetes’’, a free year-long program that uses evidence-based information and best practices to promote healthy eating, weight loss, and physical activity. The group will meet starting on June 8th in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, and meet every Wednesday for 16 weeks from 5 to 6 pm. After that, support and additional learning sessions will be offered on a monthly basis for eight months. The program is designed for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes.  Registration for the free program is required by June 3rd. For more info or to register, call Larsen at 281-9589 or Curry at 281-9259.

The United Way of Crookston will be having a Gallery on the Go fundraising event on June 15th at the Crookston Inn. Doors open at 6:00 with painting from 6:30-8:30. Cost is $35 per painter and only 26 tickets will be sold. A cash bar will be available. You must pre-register at

The RiverView Health Care Center will host “Effective Communication Strategies’’, will be held Tuesday, June 28th, also in Meeting Room 4, from 6 to 7:30 PM. Attendees should use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building.

Eat United with free summer meals. Free lunches will be served for all youth ages 0-18 years, Monday through Thursday from 11:30-12:30 at the Lions Shelter at Highland Park Complex. Meals will be served June 13-August 11, but will be closed the week of July 4-7. Adults 19 years and older can eat for $4 a meal. T.H.E. Bus will provide free rides with drops at Highland at 11:45 and pick up at 12:45. For more information on the bus route, contact 281-0700. If you have questions about summer meals, contact Anna Brekken at 281-5313 extension 7.

The 25th Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp is scheduled for July 10-16, 2016 at UMC.  

Relay For Life is scheduled for Friday, June 17th at the Crookston Sports Center.

The CHS 14th Annual  Pirate Pride Golf Scramble will Friday, July 8th at  Minakwa. Registration at 9:00  and a 10:00 Shotgun Start.  4 member teams. 18 holes of golf. $50 per person includes a T-shirt and lunch at 11:00 includes sandwich, salad and chips. Call Clubhouse to reserve a cart, not included. Must be 18 years of age or have graduated high school. All proceeds going to help support CHS coaches, athletes, and team expenses. Pre-registration would be appreciated, please contact Steve Kofoed at  320-290-9904 or

The Crookston Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau is once again sponsoring the Adopt-A-Basket Program. The cost to adopt a basket is $65. You also have an option to purchase a $10 plaque to be put on the light pole with names of donor. To participate, contact the Crookston Chamber/CVB at 281-4320 or

Students interested in taking the Summer driver education course should pick up a registration form at the High School Office.  The cost is $325 and must be paid on or before the first day of class.  There are no refunds once the class has started. Class dates and times will be announced later. If you have questions, contact Chris Trostad  at 281-5600 or

Call and register today for the Quilt Minnesota Bus Trip that will be Saturday and Sunday August 6 and 7. Visit all nine shops in the East Central Sections. Depart August 6 from either Quilter’s Eden in East Grand Forks or This is Sew Broadway in Crookston.  Cost is $160 and includes the bus, 1 night lodging, and all meals. To register, call This is Sew Broadway at 218-470-0700 or Quilter’s Eden at 218-773-0773.

The City of Crookston twigs and branch collection will be held the second and fourth Monday of each month and will run through October. Branches must be cut in four foot lengths, bundled and placed on the curbside.

 Crookston Swimming Pool hours are as follows: Open swimming -weekdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., weekends - noon to 3:00 p.m.  Lap Swim-6:00 to 10:00 a.m. weekdays. Aqua Aerobics -- 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. weekdays,  8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. The Crookston Pool will have a free open swim on the 2nd Sunday of every month from Noon to 3:00 p.m. that will be sponsored by local businesses. For more information call 281-1180.

RiverView’s Celiac Support Group meets in Meeting Room 2 at 5:30 the third Thursday of each month, March-November. For more information contact 281-9371.

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