Bulletin Board – Saturday, May 23, 2020

Graduation for Stephen-Argyle Central will be held today at 2 p.m. for students and parents only.  The ceremony is not open to the public. 

Kittson Central Graduation will be today at 3 p.m. in the high school parking lot. Graduates only. 

An announcement regarding the future of Masses at Cathedral and St. Peter’s will be posted on the Cathedral website at 5:00 pm today. This announcement will be in the form of a video and can be found at www.crookstoncathedral.com. Also, a Memorial Service Mass open to the public will be held on Tuesday, May 26th at 5:15 pm at Calvary Cemetery. This is our Annual Memorial Service in which we pray for all the souls of our faithful departed. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit upon for Mass. Masks are encouraged though not required.”

The Fertile-Beltrami graduation ceremony will be Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the school parking lot. There is a limit of one vehicle per graduate family. 

The American Legion Auxiliary Nels T. Wold Unit #20 will be hanging the American Legion Family Poppy Display at the Crookston VFW Post 1902. A popy will be added to the display for every $5 or more donation made to the American Legion Family. Donations support projects for veterans and their families. Donations can be mailed to American Legion Auxiliary Treasurer Jean Tate at 1117 Norton Circle, Crookston, MN, 56716. 

Crookston Memorial Day Services at the Hafslo Cemetery, Gentilly Cemetery, Crookston Cemetery, Sampson Bridge, Memorial Walkway and Sand Hill Cemetery have been canceled. A Memorial Day Ceremony will be aired Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. on KROX.

A Memorial Day picnic lunch to-go will be served for all veterans, curbside at the back entrance to the Crookston V.F.W. Post 1902, from noon until 1:00 (or until gone), with gratitude from the Crookston Veterans’ Council.

The Fisher American Legion Post 242 will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 will services at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:35 a.m., Fisher Lutheran Cemetery at 11 a.m., and Bygland Lutheran Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome and social distancing will be observed. 

The Memorial Day Services at Euclid and the Dorothy Cemetery are  canceled. 

The Red Lake Falls American Legion Post 22 will not be holding a Memorial Day Program this year.  They encourage you to take a few minutes of your day to remember those that have served our country and those in active service. 

Crookston’s City Hall will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. There will also be no garbage or twig and branch collection, instead those items will be picked up Tuesday, May 26. Tuesday’s collection will remain the same. 

The Polk County Transfer Station will be closed Monday, May 25.  Normal hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. 

The Crookston Gun Club is open for trap shooting on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to dusk.

Highland School device return will be Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Devices, library books, and textbooks should be returned to the appropriately labeled box at the front of the school. Tuesday, May 26 will also be “Meet the Teacher Day” which will be held virtually. Information, including class supply lists,  will be mailed home and teachers will be recording a video to virtually introduce themselves via email. 

Crookston High School device and textbook return will be held May 26-28 for all 7-11th graders.  On Tuesday, May 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. students with last names A-C are scheduled to return their device and textbooks, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. students with last names D-F,,  from 1-2:30 p.m. last names G-I, and from 2:30-4 p.m. last names J-L.  On Wednesday, May 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. students with last names M-O are scheduled to return their device and textbooks, from 10-11:30 a.m. last names P-S, from 1-2:30 p.m. last names T-V, and from 2:30-4 p.m. last names W-Z. On Thursday, May 28 from 8:30-10 a.m., all students whose device and textbooks couldn’t be returned Tuesday or Wednesday should return their device. 

The Crookston School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM, in the Choir/Orchestra Room at the Crookston High School. Please not the change from the regular date due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The Crookston City Council will meet Tuesday, May 26 in the council chambers at city hall.  The Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately following City Council.  The end of the Ways & Means meeting will be a closed session to discuss labor negotiations pursuant to MN Government Data Practices Act, Statute 13D.03, Subd. 1 (b). There will be limited seating for the meeting due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. If you’d like to participate in the public forum you may call 281-4515. The doors to city hall will be unlocked at 6:30 p.m. 

The Crookston School District will offer two free meals a day for students and kids ages 18 under through May 27. There will be no meals Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day.  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.  

The Climax-Shelly graduation will be Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m. with livestreams on Facebook and YouTube. 

The Crookston School District summer food program will run June 1 through July 31. The meals, which include a breakfast and lunch will be available from 11-1 p.m. at Highland School for kids 18 and under. With the non-congregate COVID-19 rules, the kids need not be present, so parents can pick up the number of required meals and take them home.

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 are in effect.  Those hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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!