BULLETIN BOARD – May 18, 2021

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals are being delivered by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and Methodist Church May 17-21. If you like to have home meals delivered, call Diane Riopelle at 218-470-7995. 

The Crookston Men’s Softball League is scheduled to start tonight. Some existing teams are in need of more players and the league could use more teams. If you are interested in playing, contact Andrea Prudhomme at Crookston Parks and Rec at 218-281-1242.

The CHEDA Board will meet this morning at 7:00 a.m. in the ballroom at The Fournet building.

The Crookston Planning Commission meeting for today is canceled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, June 15.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet this morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Golden Link activities for today are an Entertainment Committee meeting at 11:00 a.m. and Pinochle at 1:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Eagles Membership Night is Friday, May 21 starting at 6:00. There will be an open bar from 6:00 to 10:00. A meal of prime rib or walleye will be served starting at 6:45. Music by Zakk Grandahl Band will be from 8:30 to 12:30. The cost is $40 and you must be a member or sign up to be a member. Call 281-3881 to make a reservation by May 18. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, May 19.

The Crookston Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will have a joint meeting at 6:00 Wednesday, May 19, then the Aerie meet at 7:00 and the Auxiliary will also meet at 7:00 with the installation of officers to follow the meetings. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, May 19.

The Crookston Charter Commission will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Golden Link activities for Wednesday, May 19 are Men’s Cards at 8:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 9:00 am.,   Experienced Cribbage with Hank at 10:00, and the movie “Mother’s Day” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will have Sunshine Storytime on Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. in front of the library. Children can take part in singing, dancing, crafting, and books.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bingo at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 and the kitchen will be serving food.

The Golden Link will have rolls at 8:30 on Friday, May 21. The star-shaped sugar cookie fundraiser sale order deadline is May 21 with pickup on May 24.

Harvest Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Leo Club in Crookston in partnership with Farmers to Families will have a Drive-Through Groceries, a free food distribution event on Saturday, May 22 starting at 9:30 a.m. until boxes are gone at the Crookston High School parking lot. Everyone is welcome.

The Climax-Shelly Graduation will be Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Climax-Shelly Gym.

The Crookston Eagles will have bingo at 3:30 Saturday, May 22. 

There will be a celebration of life for Barb (Bubba) Danielson on Saturday, May 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston V.F.W. 

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals are being delivered by Presbyterian Church May 24-28. If you like to have home meals delivered, call Diane Riopelle at 218-470-7995. 

The Golden Link will have NAAPS Monday, May 24 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and a Sit, Stand, and Dance Class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, May 24 at 4:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday, May 24 at 7:00  p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Monday, May 25 is the last day of school for Crookston High School Seniors. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 25 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Golden Link will have Pinochle and recycled cards at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. 

Join West Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District for a free virtual event on Tuesday, May 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.as they host five Marshall County residents who will share their connection to this place and how they are working toward a sustainable future for all Minnesotans. Click the link to register for this free online event. https://mnhum.org/event/this-place-our-future/  For questions contact Jennifer Tonko, 651-772-4264; jennifer@mnhum.org.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, May 26.

The Golden Link activities for Wednesday, May 26 are Men’s Cards at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage with Hank at 10:00 a.m. and the Movie “Mother” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will have Sunshine Storytime on Thursday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. outside in front of the library. Children can take part in singing, dancing, crafting, and books. 

The Golden Link will have a Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. Mercy Peterson will be making her authentic Mexican Dinner. Call 281-3072 by 3:00 to make a reservation. 

The Golden Link will have rolls at 8:30 on Friday, May 28.

The Sacred Heart Graduation will be Friday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The Red Lake Falls Graduation will be Friday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Matzke Gymnasium.

The Crookston High School Graduation will be on Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School gymnasium. 

The Warren Alvarado Oslo Graduation will be Friday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

The Stephen-Argyle Central Graduation will be Saturday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kimball Auditorium in Stephen.

The Fertile Beltrami Graduation will be Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fertile-Beltrami new Gym.

The Kittson Central Graduation will be Saturday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 1 at 8 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 2.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a class titled Celebrating Memories for Kids on Thursday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  . In this class, kids ages 8-16 will have an opportunity to learn about what grief is and how honoring our memories of someone who has died can help them to live on in our hearts. Kids will learn to celebrate memories while creating their very own memory box. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by May 24, so arrangements for class supply pick-up can be made. In some cases, the packets/lists may be mailed. https://www.hrrv.org/grief-support/2021-grief-class-registration/ 

Erskine’s 65 Annual Water Carnival will be June 3, 4, 5, and 6 with many activities for the family, street dance,  parades, bingo, bicycle giveaways,  Midwest Rides and Amusements,  Wojo’s Rodeo,  food stands, fireworks, classic car, tractor and bike show, kids turtle races, airboat rides, flea market, and craft show, scramble golf tournament and much more.

The survey for the Crookston School Districts Pre-K School Readiness program is due Friday, June 4 at Washington School. The survey reserves a spot for your child in a School Readiness Classroom for Fall 2021. The survey is available here

Crookston Public Schools, in partnership with the United Way of Crookston, will be offering free grab-and-go summer meals for all children from Highland Elementary School this summer. The program will run every Monday-Thursday from June 7 – July 29. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Polk County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection events will be held at the Fertile Fairgrounds on Friday, June 4 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. and at the East Shore Beach Area of Maple Lake off County Highway 10 on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 am to 12noon.  Due to COVID-19 please stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk or liftgate and let staff remove the HHW items.  Bring paints, cleaners, and automotive supplies and Polk County will dispose of them properly.  The Polk County Transfer Station and Fosston Incinerator accept household hazardous waste Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year-round.  For more information call Polk County Environmental Services at 1-800-482-6804 or the Northwest MN Household Hazardous Waste facility at 1-800-637-2090.  

Garden Valley Technologies will hold its 116 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 8 in the Win-E-Mac School Auditorium in Erskine. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and meeting at 10:30 a.m.  Directors for District 3, 6, and 9 will be elected. Attendance gifts and prize drawings will take place during the meeting.  Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no entertainment, food, or beverages and products and services will not be displayed.

The Fisher American Legion SAL and Legion will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 9.

Trinity’s Women of the ELCA will have their Annual Rhubarb Festival “Curbside to Go” Drive-Thru Meal on Wednesday, June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

RiverView Health is offering a CPR class on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. The cost is $50 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 Crookston City Council will meet Monday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Polk County Commissioners Board of Review will meet Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

Trinity Lutheran Church will be celebrating Jean LaPlante’s Retirement on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot. There will be music and food for purchase. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 16.

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

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 23

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 30.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May 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. Please note that leaves, grass, and other compostable material must be in the clear City of Crookston bags and will be collected on your regular garbage collection day.

Spring Soccer will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Carmen Fields from May 4-May 27. Pre-K through Grade 2 will meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Grades 3-6 will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

ECFE Full Steam Ahead virtual class for ages birth through Kindergarten entrance is offered once a week. Each week you will be able to listen to a book, sing songs, and do an activity focused on steam.  The class is prerecorded and available for you to access at your convenience. For more information call 218-281-5078. 

ECFE will have their weekly class Wide Open Spaces for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance every Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. For more information call 218-281-5078.

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday, and Thursday evening dinner.. Cost is $6 and available to the public. Veterans meals are half price on the first Monday of the month. Call 281-3072 by 10:00 the day you plan to have lunch. 

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. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for 7th-8th graders, and from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 9th-12th graders. The facility is currently limited to 14 students at one time due to COVID-19. Students and parents should call ahead to check availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149. 

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.

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.