Bulletin Board –Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten students should contact Washington School to learn the options of meeting their child’s teacher today or Wednesday, September 2nd, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.   Busing information will also be confirmed during the event.  Please call 281-2762 to gain more information. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet today at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Salvation Army back to school backpack pickup will be tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the Crookston North End Fire Station across from Walmart. There is a limited supply of backpacks, so first come, first serve, no holds. Eligibility forms can be picked up at the Crookston High School Office, Polk County Social Services, or Polk County Public Health. 

The Crookston Eagles will have an Aerie meeting tonight at 7 p.m. 

An aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for the City of Fertile tonight from 7-11 p.m. weather permitting. If the spraying needs to be rescheduled, it will take place Wednesday, September 2. 

The Crookston Eagles will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. 

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

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, September 3 at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be serving a shrimp or chicken strip basket for $8. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, September 5 at 3:30 p.m. 

Sign up now for the Ernotte Hiller Red River Valley Labor Day Golf Tournament to be held at the Minakwa Golf Course on Sunday and Monday, September 6 and 7. The Championship Flight qualifying will be on Saturday, September 5. Call to schedule a tee time between 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Entry fee for the Championship Flight is $85 and Regular Flights are $60. Non-members add a $30 green fee. Fee includes brunch and dinner on Sunday and lunch on Monday. Call 281-1774 to reserve your spot. The Crookston Annual King of Trails city wide garage sales will take place Saturday, September 5.

The Crookston Eagles will be closed Monday, September 7. 

Crookston City Hall will be closed Monday, September 7.  There will be no garbage collection, garbage for both Monday and Tuesday routes will be picked up Tuesday, September 8. 

The Highland School Supply Drive will be held through Tuesday, September 8. Help students and teachers prepare to start school with the supplies they need, for both in-classroom and distance learning. Collection boxes will be available anytime Monday –Friday 7:30am-4:30pm just inside the main entry doors.  Examples of supplies needed: kleenex, reusable water bottles, disposable drinking cups, boxes of rubber gloves, glue sticks, dry erase markers.  If preferred, monetary donations can be sent to:  HES PTO – 801 Central Ave N – Crookston, MN.  Any questions– please call the School Office 281-5600.

RiverView Health is offering a CPR class on Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. Cost is $45 for those needing certification and for those not needing certification the class is free. Due to Covid-19, class sizes are limited, no walk-ins will be allowed and face masks are required. To register, call 218-281-9405. 

The Red River Valley Sugar Beet Museum will not have their Annual Harvest Festival this year due to Covid-19. But they will have a tractor pull put on by the Northern Pullers at noon on Sunday, September 13. Joe’s Diner on Wheels Food Truck will be selling concessions.

The Sand Hill River Golf Course in Fertile will have the Norm Erickson JR. Memorial Four Person Golf Scramble on Sunday, September 13. Cost is $50 per person. 24 team limit. To register, call 218-945-3535. Sponsored by the Red River State Bank in Fertile. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 14 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Crookston Women’s Club will be holding a Crookston Community Blood Drive on Monday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the upstairs Youth Room at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. 52 donors are needed. To help find future convalescent plasma donors, all successful blood draws will be tested for Covid-19 antibodies. Face masks/coverings are required. To sign up to donate blood, please contact Gloria at 218-281-5748 or go online to www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: Crookston. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, September 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 21 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The CHEDA Board will meet Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Tech Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 28 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, October 1 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 5 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 12 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, October 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 19 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The CHEDA Board will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Tech Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.  Could one of them be yours?  Is your child’s safety seat on a recall list?  Come and we’ll check it out!  Did you know that children up to 4’9” tall should be riding in a booster seat for the safest ride? Safe Kids, Altru Health System and Brost Chevrolet will partner to hold a car seat checkup Thursday, October 22 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet.  

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 26 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Golden Link has biscuits and gravy Mondays at 8 a.m. $2 for one biscuit with gravy, $3 for two biscuits with gravy, $1 for a plain biscuit. 

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

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Crookston Library Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15. 

Grab a blanket and lunch and meet  outside the Crookston library every Wednesday for an all-ages storytime! They will read stories, sing songs, and do rhymes followed by a short activity. Social distancing is  encouraged. This event will take place during July and August. 

Trinity’s Church Office & Building in Crookston is closed to the public until further notice. Summer office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 Noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Not all staff members will be available on all days, some may be working from home. Please call ahead if you need assistance.  

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month running through October. Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away. Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away. Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule a pickup.

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.