Friday - August 28,  2015

The striping crew at the West parking lot at the high school will be doing some tweaking at the area that was the hill where the flagpole was and do not want any parking in that area today. The rest of the parking lot can be used but refrain from parking directly out in front of the building.

Crookston Junior High Practice for 7th and 8th grade football players for tonight has been cancelled.

Market of Mugg’s will be selling produce in the parking lots at Best Buy and I. C. Muggs from 3 to 6 today.

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

Farmer’s Market at the downtown square from 3 to 6 this afternoon.

Todd Ellingson will be speaking at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston on Sunday, August 30th at the 8:30 service and also at the 10:30 Trinity Point service.

RiverView’s Health Luncheon “Health Maintenance and Immunizations after 50’’ will be held at noon on Monday, August 31st in meeting room #1.  Pre-registration is required and boxed lunch orders must be placed by calling Holly Anderson at 281-9745. A boxed lunch is $3.00.

Crookston Junior High football Practice for 7th and 8th graders will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. starting on Monday, August 31st. All 7th grade and new 8th grade football players to the district will have to take their Concussion Impact test on Tuesday, September 1st at 3:00 in the Crookston High School media center.

Crookston School District Staff Development Day will be Monday, August 31 with workshop days on September 1, 2 and 3rd .  Student- teacher-parent interview days for K-7th grades will be on September 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  8th-12th grades will have a regular school day on September 8 and 9 with all grades starting on September 10th .

Altru Clinic in Crookston monthly Community Wellness Connection will be on Tuesday, September 1 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 Low Back Pain. Presenters include Dr. Makarem, internal medicine.  Call 281-9100 to register (minimum of 6). There is no charge for this session.

Crookston High School 7th grade orientation will be Wednesday, September 2nd  at 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 to meet teachers and get organized. A light meal will be served.

The first day of school for Cathedral School will be Wednesday, September 2, allowing for a jumpstart on the school year. In partnership with school families, children will be dropped off each morning by 8:00am and picked up Wednesday and Thursday at 2:50pm and Friday at 12:30pm, due to no bussing those days.

RiverView Health childbirth classes will start on September 8th   at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room 4.  The course includes four two-hour classes. There will be a fee of $25 for those not delivering at RiverView. For more info, call RiverView at 281-9300.

King of Trails Market Day is September 12th  in the Downtown Square in Crookston and along Highway 75 throughout the state.  The Crookston Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to participate. If you are interested,  call 281-4320.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick contest for boys and girls ages 6-15 will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Crookston High School practice field. Winners will advance to regional competition.  Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate to register.  Registration is on the field.  Free to all competitors.  Scott Kleven will be the Supervisor.

Hunter safety online field day will be held September 20th. Call  Josh to register 218-280-5567. Class is limited.

Villa St. Vincent Volunteerism Committee is in need of fancy hankies for their “Tear Hankie” project. They do not need to be new, but in good condition.  Drop them off at Villa St. Vincent or for more information contact Tammy Parkin, Volunteer Coordinator at 281-9723.

United Way of Crookston is in need of 8 volunteers to help with the 2016 campaign. Volunteers will have 3 to 5 businesses to contact, deliver and explain United Way materials, follow up and arrange meeting with manager and United Way Coordinator.  Call 281-1715 to volunteer.

Please help the Crookston High School marching band raise money for new uniforms.  Checks for donation/contribution to the Pirate New Band Uniforms should be made payable to PFAB --New Uniforms and mailed to Crookston High School Attn: Chris Gough 402 Fisher Avenue, Crookston, MN. 5671.

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

Crookston Community Education is looking for anyone interested in teaching a class that would be of interest to residents of the area.  Contact Barbara Jorgenson at Washington School at 281-5078 or

The Crookston pool will have open swim  weekdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lap swim will be weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Aqua Aerobics will be weekdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and also Monday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 p.m. now through September 4th. Updated pool hours will be posted on For more info call 281-1180 or email

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