Tuesday,  July 7,  2015

Crookston School Board working session to discuss and  set school district goals will be 7:30 a.m. this morning in the conference room at the administrative offices.  No action will be taken.

Altru Clinic in Crookston’s free monthly Community Wellness Connection will be tonight from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Altru’s conference room.   Presenter will be Dr. Makarem, internal medicine, discussing Skin Conditions.  Call 281-9100 to register (minimum of 6)     

Crookston Eagles Aerie will meet at 7:00 tonight.

RiverView Health childbirth classes start tonight.  There will be 4 two hour classes at 7 p.m. in RiverView meeting room 4. There’s a $25 fee if not delivering at RiverView.  Register by calling 281-9300.

A Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction Benefit for David Meine will be tonight from 5:00 to 9:00 at the Crookston American Legion.  David has his left leg amputated below the knee in March due to a childhood farm accident and in June had to undergo 3 more surgeries due to complications in healing. Donations can be sent to American Federal Bank 304 North Broadway, Crookston, MN. 56716.

Parents Helping Parents meets 6:30 tonight in the Community Family Service Center. Free On-site childcare.

Crookston Planning Commission will meet at 7:00 tonight at city hall conference room.

AA, Alanon and Alateen will meet at 8:00 tonight at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Polk County Fair starts on Wednesday, July 8 with the midway opening at 5:00, rodeo at 7:00 and karaoke from 9:00 to midnight-- free for all ages.

RiverView Stroke Support Group will meet on Wednesday at 3:00 in meeting room 2 at RiverView Health

Crookston Classic Cruisers will meet Wednesday at the clubhouse with the board at 6:30 and general membership at 7.

RiverView Health  HeartSaver CPR Course will be Thursday, July 9th at 6:30 PM in RiverView Meeting Room 4 at RiverView. The course includes the Heartsaver card and book for $45 for those needing certification. The Crookston American Legion sponsors a  free class for those not needing certification. To register call 218-281-9405.

The Polk County Fair BBQ Rib Cook Off will be July 11.  To register, contact Ty Fuglseth at 218-289-5745.

Trinity Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crookston will be having a baptismal event “Wade in the Water” for those who haven’t been baptized on Sunday, July 12th at Trinity Point on Maple Lake south of Mentor. 9:00 a.m. will be registration, 9:30 instruction, 10:30 worship and Wade in the Water. At noon, there will be a potluck dinner. For more info, call 281-4276.

Crookston Area Chamber Sugarbeet Scramble is July 13 at Minakwa Golf Course starting at 11:30 with a shotgun start. Contact the chamber at 281-4320 for further information.

The Annual Meeting of the West Polk County Farm Bureau Association will be held on Wednesday, July 15th at the Crookston Inn. Social will be at 6:00 p.m., BBQ’d ribs and baked chicken meal at 6:30. Speaker will be Doug Busselman of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. Tickets for the meal are $10, children under 12 are free. Call Betty Finkenbinder at 289-0098.

Crookston Pirate Elementary Volleyball Camp is July 27-30 at Highland School for grades 4-6 for $20.  Register with Meredith Hollcraft at 1313 Albert Street in Crookston.

The Crookston Swimming Pool will be closed through August 3rd.

The Little Miss Crookston and Junior Miss Crookston pageant will be taking application from girls ages 7 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years.  The pageant will be held on August 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School.  Applications must be turned in no later than July 10.

In celebration of the 25th year of the UMC Teambacker Golf Classic, a maroon and gold golf cart will be raffled off in support of student scholarships during the Golf classic on July 18 at Minakwa  Golf Course in Crookston.  $25 fee for the golf classic available by contacting  Garret Kollin at 218-281-8436.

Crookston Park and Recreation and the Crookston Pickle Ball Association will be offering pickle ball for kids ages 10 to 15 on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m. at the Schuster Park tennis courts starting on  July 6 running through July 30.  $10 or free if you bring an adult.  Call Park and Rec at 281-1232.

The DNR Hunter Safety Training classes for anyone age 11 and older will be held at the Crookston Gun Club starting August 11th. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or

Crookston Co-ed Softball will run a four week schedule on Thursdays, starting August 6th – August 27th.  6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. games at Highland Complex.  Please contact Lonnie Olson at 281-5045 or Parks & Rec at 281-1242 by August 6th if interested.

If you want to take a ride on the river and need a canoe or kayak, you can rent one from UMC. Contact Lisa Samuelson at 281-8507.

Branch and Twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Crookston. Cut them  in 4 foot lengths, bundled and place them on the curb.

Crookston Public Schools will have a summer food service program for all children ages up to 18 years at no charge. Adults 19 and over can eat for $4 a meal. Lunches will be provided from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday through Thursday at Highland Park Complex Lion’s Shelter and also at Washington School. The Tri-Valley BUS will offer free rides to the Highland location, call 281-0700 for pick-up locations by you.

Tri-Valley Head Start and Transportation will offer free transportation to the free lunch at the Crookston Family Service Center (old Carmen School) at 1407 Erskine Street.  They would prefer that you call ahead to set up a schedule by calling 281-0700. The free lunches will be served to Kindergarten to 18 year olds Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crookston Family Service Center.

Junior Golf  tournament at Oak Knolls Golf Course in Red Lake Falls on Monday, July 27th with a $10 entry fee. Boys in 4 age groups from 10 and under to 15-17 years.  Girls group will be determined by entrants. Register before 8:45 on that morning or earlier by contacting Steve Philion at 518 Champagne Avenue, Red Lake Falls or call 218-253-2499. 

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