Friday, April 24, 2015

Today is the last day for cleanup week in Crookston.  Remember to put items on the boulevard.

The Crookston Water Department continues spring hydrant flushing on today in the Sampson’s Addition.  Customers may experience a temporary decrease in water pressure.

There is a blood drive today at Trinity Lutheran Church, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Call Ann at 289-1218 to make an appointment.   

The Crookston VFW will have bar bingo at 5:30 today.

The Crookston American Legion will have a fish fry tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 with $4 wing baskets and drink tickets from 9:00 to 11:00.

The Crookston Eagles has bar bingo at 6:00 tonight with Dueling Pianos at 8:30 p.m.

The Crookston High School prom is Saturday with the grand march at 5:00 at the high school gymnasium. Students are to line up at 4:30.  The public is invited. 

The Agassiz Riders will have a barrel racing series on Saturday and Sunday at the Red River Valley Shows in Crookston.

The Crookston community swimming pool is offering a lifeguard certification class on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 a.m. Anyone interested in applying and taking the class can contact Marley Melbye at 281-1180 or email  You must be 15 years or older.

First Assembly of God Church at 605 3rd Avenue Northeast in Crookston will show the film “Polycarp” which is a story of the historical 2nd century church father as told through the eyes of a child slave.  The show starts at the 6:00  p.m. service on Sunday. Donation of $2 is suggested.

Cathedral Life Teen Ministry will celebrate ten years of Life Teen on  Sunday with a mass at 6 with supper to follow and activities until 9.  All teens and formers teens are welcome to participate.

Tri –Valley Opportunity Council will hold financial literacy workshops on April    29 at the Polk County Human Services Building at 1424 Central Avenue NE in East  Grand Forks from 6 to 8 p.m. Register by calling 1-800-820-7263.

Buy your tickets for the Hairball Concert that will be held on May 16 at the Crookston Sports Center. VIP tickets are $100, reserved tickets are $30, and advanced tickets are $20. Tickets are available at Crookston City Hall, Crookston Chamber office, Hugo’s, KROX and Titan Machinery. 

The Kem Temple Shriners will host the Shrine Circus today, Saturday and Sunday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.

The Knights of Columbus will have their Tootsie Roll fund raiser in Crookston -  now and through May 8 with funds going to the DAC, ODC and the Special Olympics.  Donation cans have been placed throughout participating businesses in Crookston.

DNR Firearms Safety Training classes will be held at the Crookston Gun Club for anyone 11 and older starting with the first class on May 5 at 7:00 p.m.  For information and registration call Steve Videen at 289-2115.

Make an American Dream come true by hosting an international exchange student. Aspect Foundation is currently seeking volunteer host families in the Crookston area for high school students from nearly 30 countries who want to experience the American Way of Life.  For more information, call Kale Miller at 218-253-2029 in  Red Lake Falls or 1-800-US-YOUTH or visit

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