Bulletin Board – Saturday, May 2, 2020

Crookston Public Schools have decided to cancel June summer school programming due to COVID-19 and the efforts we are all making to keep our students, staff, and families safe.  This means that the annual Safety Town and Summer Camp programs will not be scheduled.  On behalf of District #593, please stay safe, healthy, and happy! 

The last concert of the Crookston Civic Music League scheduled for today – “The Everly Set” is postponed.  Allied Concert Series who schedule our concerts have been in contact with us and this concert will be included in the 2020-2021 series, making it a six-concert series.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Elaine Metzger at 281-2681.  

The Crookston Chamber is holding a contest to guess what value of local shopping will be collected in receipts during their month-long shop local incentive program.  As of April 22, the Chamber had collected over $27,000 in receipts.  Guess the final amount collected through May 4 and the closest guess will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

The University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting a four-part webinar series on Goat and Sheep Management. Each webinar will take place at 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday, May 5 will feature goat producer Jake Langeslag, Goat Dispatch. Thursday, May 7 will be on sheep and goat weaning management with Travis Hoffman and Joe Armstrong from the University of Minnesota Extension. Tuesday, May 12 will be on herd health and parasite management with Dr. Whitney Knauer from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  And Thursday, May 14 will be on pasture management with Brenda Postels from the University of Minnesota Extension. Register here by 4:00 pm prior to the first webinar you want to attend.

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, May 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston School District will offer two free meals a day for students and kids ages 18 and under continuing for any regularly scheduled school day that the school is closed.  The meals will be available from 11-1 p.m. at Highland School. Limited delivery options are available if circumstances make you unable to pick up food. For questions, delivery – for those who are unable to pick up food, or to call ahead with allergies call 281-5600 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  

SUMMIT tenant families and friends dropping off groceries and other items. PLEASE use the South Villa MAIN Door during business hours. If you need to make other arrangements, please call 218-281-3424.

Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19, and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385.  The phone is staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Hugo’s Family Marketplace is offering shopping for seniors and people with illnesses from 6-7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, and Sundays during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf is open every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm.  For more information, or to donate, call 218-277-0000.

The Crookston Times have set out newspaper vending machines outside their office at 124 S. Broadway with non-perishable unopened food items inside for kids and families in need while schools are closed. If you would like to drop off food items, feel free to bring them to their office or fill the machines. Please help keep the machines organized and let the Times know if they’re empty.

Crookston City Hall’s summer hours will begin Monday, May 4.  Staff will be working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.