Friday, July 31,  2015

“Take a Kid  Fishing” free event for kids 9 to 15 years old, is today.  The bus will leave the Crookston Sports Center at 11 to go to the Polk County Park on Maple Lake and will return at 7. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. Lunch is provided.  Co-sponsored by the Order of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8. Register at Park and Rec at 281-1242.  Signed permission slip is required to enter the bus.

Farmers Market today from 3 to 6 at the downtown square in Crookston.

Market at Mugg’s will be from 3:00 to 6:00 today at the Best/Buy I.C. Mugg’s parking lot.

Crookston  VFW bar bingo will be at 5:30 today.

A Fish Fry will be tonight from 6:00 to 7:30  at the  Crookston  American Legion.

The 1st Annual Crookston Eagles Club Golf Scramble will be held Saturday August 1st at Minakwa Golf Club. Four person scramble with a cost of $50 per person. Lunch will be served. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and Shotgun start at Noon. Prizes, drawings, and one free beverage will be held at the Eagles Club following the scramble. To sign up your team or any other questions call the Eagles Club at 281-3881. All funds raised will benefit club projects.

The DNR Hunter Safety Training classes for anyone age 11 and older will be held at the Crookston Gun Club starting August 11th. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or The Online Range Day is August 1st.

Altru Clinic’s monthly Community Wellness Connection will be Monday, August 3 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in its conference room.  This month’s 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session is focused on Skin Conditions.  Presenters include Dr. Makarem, internal medicine.  Call 281.9100 to register (minimum of 6)  There is no charge for this session. 

AARP Driving Safety defensive driving refresher course for drivers ages 55 and older will be Monday, August 3rd at the Golden Link from noon to 4 p.m.  Call 281-3072 to register.

The Crookston Swimming Pool will be closed through August 3rd.

Crookston High Parents, Athlete and Coaches meeting is Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Highland School.

Sports physicals will be offered at RiverView’s North Clinic in Crookston on  August 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cash fee is $25 at the time of the exam.  Bring your insurance card if you would like a claim sent to the provider and the charge will be $40.  Make an appointment by calling 218-281-9595.

Altru Clinic is offering school athletic sports physicals at a reduced cost of $35. In addition to the exam the physical therapy department will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal screening.  Physicals will be given  August 5 from 4:30 to 6:30.  Students should bring the Minnesota High School league health history form and the $35 at the time of the exam.  Altru will be donating the exam fee back to the school athletic department.   Call Altru Clinic at 281-9100.

A free Theater Workshop for actors and actresses  15 and older will be 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10th at the Prairie Lounge on the UMC Campus. The two workshops are “The Power of your Voice: Developing your Voice” for the stage will be at 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. and “Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines” will be at 8:00 to 8:45 p.m. Participants may also audition for a talent act for “The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip”  at the Maple Lake Pavilion in Mentor on Saturday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 16th at 2:00 p.m. The instructors are Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen from the Sod House Theater.

Donate blood at the blood drive on Friday, August 14th from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm in Meeting Room #4 at RiverView for a chance to win a Hawaiian Vacation!  If you would like to make an appointment please contact Kari Moe at 281-9211 or

Summer Arts Safari along with the Crookston Eagles Aerie 873, Eagles Auxiliary and the Crookston Community Theatre will present a production of Disney’s Cinderella Kids at the UMC Kiehle Auditorium on Friday, August 15th at 5:40 p.m. and Saturday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m.  Admission will be $8 for adults and $3 for children. Registration for 3rd through the 9th graders to participate will be August 10th at 9:30 a.m. Cost to participate will be $15.  Practices will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Bring your own lunch and a water bottle. If you have any questions, call Shea Proulx at 281-5737 in the evening.

Ox Cart Days Run will be Saturday, August 15 with registration at 8:00 a.m. The run will start from the Carnegie Library.  Register by August 2 to guarantee a t-shirt.  Any questions call Chris Stroot.

All Early Childhood Family Education families, past and present, are invited to join in the fun take part in the Ox Cart Parade on Saturday, August 15.  Strollers, wagons, and bikes are encouraged.  Call Tina at 289-3650 if you are interested.

Crookston Co-ed Softball will run a four week schedule on Thursdays, starting August 6th – August 27th.  6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. games at Highland Complex.  Please contact Lonnie Olson at 281-5045 or Parks & Rec at 281-1242 by August 6th if interested.

The Crookston Central High School Class of 1975  reunion get together will be August 14 and 15.  Friday the 14th, meet at the Crookston Square to take in some Ox Cart festivities. August 15th  at 5:30 p.m. they will meet at the Crookston Square for a memorial remembrance of passed classmates. Then they will go to 229 James Ave. (Clayton Briggs house) to board a trailer to ride in the parade. After the parade they will gather at the Minawka Golf Course. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available. For more info, call Carl at 289-1600.

Crookston Wrestling Club Duelin’ Oxen Outdoor Tournament for pre-K through 8th grade wrestlers is August 15 at UMC football field. In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Lysaker gym. Weigh in will be at 12 and wrestling starts at 2.  Entry fee is $20.  High school rules will apply.    For more info, contact Dan Halland at 280-3776.  Admission to the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and ages 4 and under are free.

Tickets are available at the high school for the Crookston High School Hall of Fame induction on August 22 at 5:00 in the high school commons. Tickets are $10. Call 281-5313 to get your ticket.   Inductees are Jim Gunnerson, Herb Hasz, Kathy Bakken-Dryden and Tim Madigan.

United Way of Crookston is seeking volunteers for chairing the 2016 campaign,  leaders to deliver packets and servers for the Eat United Food Summer program.  Call 281-1715 if you can help.  For the United Food program call 281-5313 for Anna Ogaard.

Orchestra lessons at Crookston High School have been postponed until further notice as we transition to a new teacher.  Hopefully they will have one or two weeks of lessons before school starts.

The parking lots at Crookston High School will be closed to cars and pedestrians until the parking lot project is done.  Use Door 12 on the east side of the high school to access the building.

The 5th grade band sign up is available on the Crookston Music Department’s website If you have a student going into 5th grade at Highland, Cathedral or Our Savior’s you can sign up online. Use the tabs on the left to navigate to Elementary band. Fill out the short online form and you will be registered.

If you want to take a ride on the river and need a canoe or kayak, you can rent one from UMC. Contact Lisa Samuelson at 281-8507.

Branch and Twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Crookston. Cut them  in 4 foot lengths, bundle and place them on the curb.

Crookston Public Schools will have a summer food service program for all children ages up to 18 years at no charge. Adults 19 and over can eat for $4 a meal. Lunches will be provided from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday through Thursday at Highland Park Complex Lion’s Shelter and also at Washington School. The Tri-Valley BUS will offer free rides to the Highland location, call 281-0700 for pick-up locations by you. They are also looking for volunteers to help serve the meals at Washington School.  Volunteers are needed each day from 11 to 1 Monday thru Thursday at Washington School. Contact Anna Ogaard at 281-5313 extension 7 if interested.

The will also be free lunches served to Kindergarten to 18 year olds Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crookston Family Service Center. Tri-Valley will offer free rides, call 281-0700.

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