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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

There are still a few openings for Crookston Eagles Super Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 28th at Minakwa Golf Course. Registration at 9:00 am and shot gun start at 10:00 am. Cost is $65 a person which includes lunch, mulligan’s, and 18 holes of golf. Cart is not included. Following the tournament we will all meet at the Crookston Eagles for extra fun, prizes and some more food. To sign up or for more information call Jake at 218-280-1142.

Crookston Parks & Rec “Take a Kid Fishing Day” will be on Friday, July 28th, for boys and girls 9-15 years old, at Polk County Park on Maple Lake. The bus will leave the CSC at 11:00 a.m. and return to the CSC at 7:00 p.m. Along with a day of fishing, each participant gets lunch and a door-prize. No fishing equipment is necessary, but if you have your own, please bring it. The event is free, but registration with the Crookston Park and Rec is required along with a signed permission slip. Register at Parks and Rec in City Hall or online at www.crookston.mn.us  Co-sponsored by NW Order of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8, Harlan’s Boats R Us, Crookston Fire Department, and B&E Meats.

RiverView Health is offering free sports physicals to area school athletes in grades 7-12 at all RiverView Clinics:
In Crookston August 1st from 5:00-7:00, call 281-9595 for an appointment
In East Grand Forks during regular business hours now through August 4th, call 773-1390 for an appointment
In Fertile from 4:00-6:00 August 1st and 2nd, call 945-6695 for an appointment
In Red Lake Falls, Park Place Mall, July 27th, call 253-4606 for an appointment
Athletes should bring the MSHSL sports qualifying physical examination clearance form with them. Go to www.mshsl.org for the form.

Crookston Community Theatre will continue auditions for women's roles in their fall production of Jake's Women, a comedy by Neil Simon, on tonight from 6 to 8 P.M. in the Crookston Library meeting room.  The production will be performed October 27, 28, 29 and 30, at UMC Kiehle Auditorium and is directed by Joyce Johnson.  If you would like to audition and cannot make the scheduled time, call the director at 218-289-4161 after 5 P.M. weekdays, to set something up to audition before July 31st.  The ages of women to be cast varies from 17 to Sixtyish and a rehearsal schedule will begin in August.

The Minnesota Wheat Growers are hosting Listening Sessions regarding the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s proposal to prohibit fall applications as early as 2018. Sessions will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseau Civic Center and tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the Warren Community Center. For more information go to the Minnesota Department of Ag website and search Minnesota Department of Ag Fertilizer Rule.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is sponsoring the Annual Senior Citizens' Picnic at Trinity Point on Maple Lake on today, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The day includes a meal at 11:30 am, afternoon coffee, singing, bingo, pontoon rides and lots of fun fellowship. The Tri-Valley Bus will pick up beginning at 9:00 am at the following locations: The Summit, Broadway Apts., Nimens-Espegaard Apts., Golden Link, Oak Court and Summerfield Apts. on Woodland Ave.  Last stop will be in Trinity's parking lot off the East Entrance. All senior citizens of the community are welcome! There is no charge for this event. For more information call Beth Benoit at (218) 289-0423.

The Golden Link will be showing the movie, “Jackie” on today at 1:30 p.m. The movies are always free of charge. Popcorn and other goodies are available.

RiverView Health’s monthly Type 2 diabetes support group will meet on Wednesday, July 26th from 5 pm-6pm in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston. The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcey Larsen, RD LD, and Health Coach Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Larsen at 281-9589.

Today is the deadline to submit items for inclusion in the welcome packets that will be distributed to the players at the 1st Annual "C" Town Streetball Tournament. If you would like to promote your business we are accepting coupons, flyers or any swag you would like to have included in the packets. Call the Chamber Office for more information at 281-4320. 

The Fisher American Legion has their Burger Night Special tonight, along with a Reuben Sandwich for $7.25

Altru Clinic in Crookston is offering athlete sports physicals for $35 on July 27th and August 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Student should bring their completed MSHSL health history form and $35 at the time of the exam. To schedule an appointment, call 281-9100. Last year Altru donated $560 from physicals to the Crookston Pirates.          

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and Crookston Police Department will offer Safety Awareness Training to the public Thursday, July 27th from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Minnesota Room at RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston. The class will consist of basic principals in proactively protecting yourself. The session will include classroom discussion on situation awareness, potential threats and hazards found in any community. Hands on practical exercises on basic self-defense from an unwanted approach or attack will also be shared. Please note: This is not a class or lesson in fighting or martial arts. Please enter through the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building. The event is free.

Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27th.

Wesley United Methodist Church is holding Summer Salad Lunches from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. the last Thursday of the month, June through September, with take outs available. Please join us at 701 Eickhof Boulevard on Thursday, July 27th, August 31st and September 28th.

Crookston Parks & Rec “Take a Kid Fishing Day” will be on Friday, July 28th, for boys and girls 9-15 years old, at Polk County Park on Maple Lake. The bus will leave the CSC at 11:00 a.m. and return to the CSC at 7:00 p.m. Along with a day of fishing, each participant gets lunch and a door-prize. No fishing equipment is necessary, but if you have your own, please bring it. The event is free, but registration with the Crookston Park and Rec is required along with a signed permission slip. Register at Parks and Rec in City Hall or online at www.crookston.mn.us  Co-sponsored by NW Order of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8, Harlan’s Boats R Us, Crookston Fire Department, and B&E Meats.

The American Legion Post #22 in Red Lake Falls will be hosting a Walleye Dinner on Friday, July 28th. To Go orders begin @ 5:00 pm and Serving begins at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome, and the dinner is $15.00.

Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29th. There will be no dinner served, due to a wedding reception and the 3rd Annual Super Golf Scramble.

The annual Summer Bible Adventure (SBA) will be held July 30th through August 3rd, from 6-8:00 p.m. each night at the evangelical Covenant Church, 520 Fisher Avenue. Presented by a coalition of Crookston-area churches, including the Church of Christ, Evangelical Covenant, First Assembly of God and Valley Christian Fellowship congregations, this year’s theme is “Mount Kilimanjaro: An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs.”  As usual, we feature games, crafts, drama, music, snacks and, of course, quality Bible teaching for ages Preschool through 6th Grade, all centered around a metaphorical climb of the tallest mountain in the continent of Africa! Pre-registration is requested by calling the Covenant Church at 281-2264, or electronically requesting a pre-registration form by sending an e-mail to Pastor Alex at: ecccrookstonyouth@gmail.com.

The Crookston Ways & Means Committee meets at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 31st in the City Hall Conference Room.

Crookston Eagles has Burger Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 31st.

Crookston’s 14th Annual 2017 Night to Unite will be Tuesday, August 1st in Central Park. Walt Keller Memorial Bingo will be from 3:00 to 4:20.  Transportation for seniors will be provided by the Tri-Valley BUS. There will be an early bird sign up for kids between 3:30 and 4:30 for a chance to win a bicycle package and other prizes. After the opening ceremony at 4:30, Crookston’s Chief of Police Biermaier will announce the Nite 2 Unite Champion Activities start sharp at 4:30 and go until 8:30. Some activities are a scavenger hunt/minute to win it, watermelon eating contest, golf ball drop, magic comedy show and the Border Patrol will land in the park.

Fosston will host their 16th Annual National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday, August 1st at the Stafford/Berge Park. Lock your doors, turn on your porch lights and join local law enforcement, first responders, friends and neighbors for a potluck picnic. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will furnish hot dog, buns, coffee and lemonade. A grill will be available if you wish.

The Washington School Kindergarten Assessments will be on Wednesday, August 2nd.  If you did not receive an invitation or are unsure of your appointment time, please call 281-2762 on August 1st.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, August 2nd is a Hot Turkey Sandwich for $6.50.

A Closed School Board Negotiations Strategy Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd in the District Office Conference Room at Crookston High School. No action will be taken at this meeting.

A Negotiations Committee Meeting with the Crookston Education Association (CEA) will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd in the District Office Conference Room at Crookston High School. No action will be taken at this meeting.

Thief River Falls will be hosting a Riverfest Co Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 5th.  Entry fee is $125 and you will be guaranteed 3 games. For more information please contact Paul Peterson at 218-686-9659. The link for Riverfest is http://www.trfchamber.com/riverfest for all of the activities that weekend which features Johnny Holmes on Friday, August 4th and on Saturday August 5th will be Confederate Railroad.

Fisher American Legion and SAL will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th.

The Golden Link is taking reservations for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ performance of “Grease” on August 8-9th. Cost is $240/person, and includes transportation, evening meal and production of “Grease, and lodging at the Country Suites and Inn. There are only 30 tickets available, so register early to assure your space. Call Patty at 281-3072.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, August 9th is a Shrimp Basket for $6.50.

A Defensive Drivers Refresher Course will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Oman State Farm office, 423 N Main St, Crookston. Cost is $10, and the Instructor will be Suzie Coauette. Please call 218-281-3643 to register.

Climax Food Shelf will be open on Thursday, August 10th.  Please come to the back of the Climax Library between 3-5:00 p.m.

RiverView Health will host a CPR Class on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Minnesota room. Cost for those needing certification is $35. The Crookston American Legion sponsors a free CPR class for those not needing certification. To register, call 281-9405.

The DNR Hunter Safety Training classes for anyone age 11 and older will be held at the Crookston Gun Club starting August 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, August 16th is a Patty Melt for $6.50.

Ox Cart Days at the Carnegie August 17th-19th will feature the works of local watercolorists and photographers, including high school artists.  There will also be a display of historic firefighter memorabilia.  2018 calendars displaying historic homes in Crookston will be on sale.  The Carnegie will be open August 17th and 18th from 10 am until 5 pm, and on the 19th from 10 am until 3 pm.  Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit restoration of the Carnegie Building in the form of a high school class competition.

Summer Arts Safari and the Crookston Community Theatre will present Disney’s The Lion King JR. on Friday, August 18th at 5:40 p.m. and Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. at UMC Kiehle Auditorium. Registration will be Monday, August 14th at 9:30 in the UMC Kiehle Auditorium and is limited to 50 children in grades 3 through 9. Practices will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch and water bottle. Cost is $20 per child. If you have any questions, call Shea Proulx at 289-0006.

Three new members of the Crookston High School Hall of Fame Class and two members of the “Legends Hall of Fame” will be inducted during OxCart Days weekend on Saturday, August 19th in the CHS Commons, with a 2:00 p.m. Social, and the Induction Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, and are on sale at the CHS Office.

The Rescue Tour of Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will perform at the 8:30 am worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston on Sunday, August 20th and also at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Trinity Point on Maple Lake.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, August 23rd is Chicken and Coleslaw for $6.00

The Crookston Pirates Special Olympics will have a Walk-A-Thon and a 5K  on Friday, August 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Crookston High School Parking Lot. Money raised will be used for the Minnesota Spring Games in 2018. If you would like to sponsor and athlete, call Anna Buegler at 280-2552 or Kim Hassel at 277-0399.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, August 30th is a Reuben Sandwich for $7.25.

Crookston will be the site of one of ten town halls meetings scheduled to offer Minnesotans an opportunity to discuss the water quality challenges facing their communities and our state, learn from experts, and engage with policymakers. The town hall meetings will be attended by key members of Governor Dayton’s Cabinet who want to hear from Minnesotans about ways to improve the state’s water quality at the local level. The Crookston Water Quality Town Hall will be held on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. in Bede Ballroom in the Sargent Student Center at UMC. No advance registration is necessary. A complete list of dates and locations is available online at https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/Townhalls

The Red River History Museum in Shelly will be open from 7-9:00 p.m. every Tuesday through the summer, but closed on Tuesday, July 4th. For special appointments to tour the museum, call Wayne DeYoung at 218-886-8686 or Joann Rude at 218-886-8175. Watch for special events to be held throughout the summer.

Children and their caregivers can enjoy Storytime every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

The Golden Link is taking reservations for a trip to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to see the “Back to the 50’s” Fire Side Dinner Theater, Jim’s Apple Farm and the World’s Largest Candy Store, on July 12-14th. Cost is $450 per person, which includes transportation, all lodging, dinner and theater show. For more information, call Patty at 281-3072.

The Golden Link is taking reservations for a trip to Park Rapids, MN for a Paddle Boat Tour and Summerhill Farms BBQ Meal on August 17th. Cost is $95 per person, and will include a narrated history of the Mississippi Headwaters and wildlife interpretation of bald eagles, common loons, Indian and logging history. For more information, call Patty at 281-3072.

Refuge staff and the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association invite you to visit Rydell National Wildlife Refuge while you are enjoying our beautiful northern Minnesota weather. The Refuge Visitor Center will be open Wednesday-Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  There are many ways to enjoy the Refuge, including: birding, hiking, wildlife watching, bicycling, fishing, and photography, to name just a few.  Rydell NWR's trails are open from sun up to sundown.  The Refuge is located a few miles south of Hwy 2 on Polk County 210 between Mentor and Erskine, and you can find out more information by calling 218-687-2229 x21, visiting out website at www.fws.gov/refuge/rydell/, or liking our Facebook page.

Eat United is serving free lunch for all youth ages 0-18 at the Highland Park Complex in the Lion’s Shelter from 11:30-12:30 Monday through Thursday. Closed July 3-6. Adults 19 years and older can eat for $4.00 a meal. Free rides will be provided by T.H.E. Bus. Call 281-0700 for more information where the bus pick-up and drop-off locations are. The program runs through August 10th. If you have question about the meals, contact Anna Brekken at 281-5313, extension 7 or email annaogaard@isd.org. 

Crookston Adult Basic Education classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon, and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Stop in at the classroom at 2015 Sahlstrom Drive (in the DEED office next to the former Cherry Berry restaurant) or call today (218-277-7334) to get started.

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Storytime is held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Each week, explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. No pre-registration is required, but we ask childcare providers and other groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies.

Baby Bounce is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The program is geared for children through age two.

Parents of pre-kindergarten children, including infants, are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new program encouraging parents to read to their children 1,000 times before they enter kindergarten. To participate: visit a LARL library location to sign up for the program, pick up reading logs and a book bag, begin reading!, when you complete a log, bring it to the library for a sticker, and when you’ve read all 1,000 books, visit the library to celebrate completing the program. The program runs about a half hour followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. To learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, call 281-4522.

Twigs and Branch Collection for the City of Crookston will be held 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 pickup.

A Two Year Limited Short Call Substitute Teacher Workshop has been scheduled for September 26 & 27th, 2017. Anyone with a four year college degree (doesn’t have to be in teaching) could be eligible. Contact bnelson@nw-service.k12.mn.us for more information

This summer, kids of all ages are invited to track their reading progress and earn prizes as well as attend free events at their local libraries. All Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) locations will offer the Summer Reading Program, which is centered around the idea of “building a better world.”  To sign up, visit a LARL library location near you, or www.larl.org/srp.

The Polk County Museum is now open for the summer season. They will be open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. from now until the Sunday after Labor Day.

RSVP of the RRV is offering 31 volunteer-led exercise classes for seniors to improve balance and strength, remain independent and have more energy. The classes will be held for one hour twice a week. Call RSVP at 281-8289 for more information.

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