Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Buy your season tickets now for the Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series at Montague’s Flower Shop. There will five musical performances this year and the ticket cost is $40 for an adult.

Please join in celebrating Craig Forseth’s retirement from American Crystal Sugar after 39 years! There will be an Open House for Craig Forseth today from 3:00-6:00 at the Crookston American Legion.

Crookston School Board meeting will be held on Monday, September 26th at 5:00 pm in the Choir/Orchestra room at Crookston High School.  There will be a School Board Working Session immediately following the regular meeting to discuss future building and facilities plans.  Meeting is open to the public.

Crookston City Council will meet on Monday, September 26th at 7 pm at the Council Chambers of City Hall. The Ways and Means Committee will meet immediately following City Council in the City Council Conference Room.

The UMC Teambacker Board of Directors will hold its Annual Meeting Monday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. A regular board meeting will follow at approximately 6:15 p.m. For information, contact Brandy Chaffee at 218-281-8434.

Altru Clinic in Crookston will host a presentation on the Mako Robotic Arm by Dr. Darin Leetun, an orthopedic surgeon at Altru Advanced Orthopedics, on Monday, September 26th from 7-8pm. He will be talking about the partial knee replacement he can offer with this advanced technology, which can be a great solution for those living with chronic knee pain.

For a ride to the First Concert “Four Celtic Voices” of the Crookston Entertainment Series, call THE BUS at 281-0700.  Concert will be September 26th in the Crookston High School Auditorium at 7:30pm.  You will be able to pick up your Tickets at the concert.

Agassiz Environmental Learning Center is Fertile will hold its Haunted Trail every Saturday in October from dusk to midnight. Admission is $5 per person. Popcorn, hot cocoa and pop will be available in the Nature Center Building. Erickson’s Smokehouse will also be on site serving food and beverages. The Learning Center is located on half mile west of Fertile on Summit Avenue S.W.  For more info visit or contact Lisa at 218-945-3136.

The Villa St Vincent Bake Sale will be Tuesday Sept. 27 starting at 10am.  Please use the main entrance of the Villa St Vincent.  All items will be made in house, including bread, bars, cakes and caramel rolls.

The Crookston Mens Christian Fellowship (CMCF) meets at noon Tuesday September 27th at the Methodist church.  The presenter will be Dwain Fagerlund, Administrative Law Judge.  Meal is by free will offering. All are welcome to attend.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston, will have a Summer Salad Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29th. Take outs are also available, call 281-3393.

Parks & Recreation is looking for a 5th and 6th grade basketball coach.  Season runs from October 17 - December 22nd. Contact Scott Butt at 281-2465 or Phyllis at 281-1242.  

Wandering Vine will host a three part Handling Conflict Series facilitated by Sandra G. McNichol, who works professionally with individuals, families and organizations such as churches and government agencies,  on October 11, 18 and 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 N. Broadway in Crookston. Anyone who desires a better approach to handling conflict is invited to attend. Cost is $30 and you must register by calling 281-4853 by October 7. Wandering Vine is a collaborative outreach ministry sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church and UMC Cooperative Campus Ministry.  

An Awareness Event on keeping your child safe will be held Thursday, September 29 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Win-E-Mac School Commons. Rising Hope Foundation will offer education, information, what to look for and what to do to prevent human sex trafficking.  Subject matter not recommended for children under 13. Sponsored by Royal Neighbors of America CH 6625.

Need to work off surplus energy?  Join other men at the Highland Gym for an evening of hoops. Wednesday evenings thru May at the Highland Gym from 8-9:30pm.  Must be 18 years of age and out of High School.  Class Fee is $15. Contact Brian Schumacher 281-3549 or email Brian at

Crookston area Adult Basic Education will have an Open House on Friday, September 30th from Noon to 4:00 at new location. 2015 Sahlstrom Dr. Suite 5, right across from Walmart in the Minnesota Department of Economic and Employment Development Office.

Rodnes Church will hold their Annual Fall Sale on Saturday, October 1, beginning at 7 p.m.  Variety of many items and goodies to be auctioned off.  Free pie and coffee following sale.  All are welcome.

The 33rd Annual St. Joseph’s Church Fall Dinner of turkey and all the trimmings will be Sunday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $9.50 advance, $10 at the door for adults. Ages 6-12 are $4.50 advance and $5 at the doors.  Children 5 and under are free. Take-outs add $1.00. There will also be a Country Store stocked with baked goods, preserves, produce and crafts.

The Villa St Vincent Auxiliary will meet on Monday Oct. 3, 2016 at 3:15pm in the Villa library.

Sign up now for these Crookston Community Education Classes:

Painting a Fall Landscape for grades 4-6, October 4th 5:30-7:45.  For more info and to register, call 281-5078.

Gallery on the GO for ages 6-13, October 8th 10:00-11:30am.  Aprons provided but please wear paint clothes.

MICAH Jam will be Saturday, October 8th from 7:00-10:00 pm at the MICAH Retreat Center.  Plan on joining for an amazing night with some talented local musicians including Annie Fitzgerald and Anthony Diaz.  The event is free but space is limited.  Please get tickets for MICAH Jam online at

“Want to Help Homeless Veterans?” The Crookston American Legion would like to invite the public to attend a presentation by Ellen McKinnon, Case Manager, Supportive Services for Veterans Families Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency and Veterans Resource Group, on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. She will give an overview of her work to help homeless veterans to become self-sufficient. There’s no charge, but donations would be greatly appreciated. Household items such as bedding, kitchen utensils, blankets, sheets, pillows, towels, and wash clothes, canned or boxed food, personal items such as full size toiletries are needed as well as gift cards. A drop off container is located at the Crookston American Legion. For more info, call Sharon Lanctot at 281-6286 or Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

The Polk County Retirees will meet at the American Legion for lunch on Friday, October 14th at 11:30 am.

Crookston Rotary Club is having their 21st Annual Rose Sale.  One dozen roses is $15.  To order, please contact a Crookston Rotary Member.  Orders will also be taken at Crookston National Bank, Bremer Bank (Annette Thompson), Hardware Hank (Tracy Forseth), Riverview Gift Shop, and Crookston Welding (Kristi Nelson).  Last date to order is October 4th.  Pickup will be on Thursday, October 13th at Montague’s.  Professional arrangement ($7.00) and delivery ($3.00) are available upon request.

Valley Corn Maize will be open every weekend through October 16th.  Valley Corn Maize will be open Fridays 4 pm-8 pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm.  Located on the corner of Highway 2 and 160th St SW, 1 Mile East of East Grand Forks.  Tickets are $7.50 plus tax (under 36" free), Military discount available.  Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.  For more information, please visit on Facebook or at or call 701-740-2042.

Pickleball is played in Schuster Park on Sundays 2-4 pm, Wednesdays 5-7:30 pm and Fridays 9-11 am. Free lessons on Friday mornings for anybody interested.  Equipment will be provided.  Come join the fun. For further information contact Gordy Royal at 218-289-6561 or Larry Brekken at 218-280-0000

The Polk County Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00. Closed Mondays and holidays.

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:
Afternoon open swim will be Monday-Wednesday from 1:00-3:00p.m.
Open Swim at the Crookston Pool will be Monday-Friday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Lap Swimming will be Monday - Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Aqua Exercise will be Monday - Friday 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For more information call 281-1180.

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