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Wednesday, July 30 , 2014
Kickin’ Wings and beer 5:00 tonight at the Crookston American Legion.
Crookston Rotary meets at noon today at the Crookston Inn.
Free movie “Monuments Men” at the Golden Link at 1:30 today.
UMC Retirees, Northwest School and Experiment Station retirees and spouses are invited to get together 1:30 today at the Golden Link.
The film “If You Build It” will be shown at a free public screening 8:30 p.m. tonight in the UMC Bede Ballroom. Tickets are not required.
Wesley United Methodist Church’s Salad Luncheon is 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Take-outs available, call 281-3393.
RiverView Health’s Noon Luncheon is noon Thursday in meeting room one. Topic is “Pediatric Immunizations” with Meghan Updike. Buy a bag lunch for $3. Register by calling 281-9745.
Trinity Lutheran Church’s Annual Senior Citizens Picnic at Trinity Point is 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Transportation will be provided or people may drive to the lake on their own. Meal at 11:30 a.m. with sing-a-long, bingo, pontoon rides (weather permitting), coffee & fellowship. The Tri-Valley Bus will pick people up beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the following locations: The Summit, Broadway Apartments, Nimens-Espegaard Apartments, Golden Link, Oak Court and Summerfield Apartments on Woodland Ave. The last stop is at the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot at the East entrance. For info call Marvella Epema at 281-4534.
Open House Retirement celebration for Karen Boll at Erickson Dental 4:00 to 6:00 Thursday.
Crookston Parks and Rec’s 10th annual Take a Kid Fishing Day for boys and girls 9 to 15 years old is Friday. They will go to Polk County Park on Maple Lake. Lunch provided by the Polk County Farm Bureau. Kids must register. Event is FREE. Adult supervision. Register and fill out a permission slip at City Hall by July 31st .
Recovery Worship, an ecumenical service focused on the community faith, is 7:00 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Tim Denney of the Northwestern Mental Health Center sharing the message. All are welcome. Stay for coffee and goodies and fellowship.
RiverView Health is offering Sports physicals at RiverView’s North Clinic Aug. 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call 218-281-9595.
Polk County Soybean and Corn Growers Association and the University of Minnesota Extension will host the 2014 Soybean-Corn Plot Tours 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5th in Sherack. Go to the MN Soybean website at www.mnsoybean.org or MN Wheat website at www.smallgrains.org for more locations and field directions.
The Crookston City Burn and Compost site is open through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday from 8 to 12 and Saturday 9 to 3. The site will be manned by city staff.
Crookston City crews have been busy cleaning up large trees and branches from boulevards. Please place any remaining small twigs and branches in boxes or bags to allow for easier and more timely collection.
St. Peter’s Catholic Church Centennial Committee is having a “General Church Cleaning”. Anyone available to help with the cleaning, please be at the church at 9:00 am Saturday.
Filings for the Crookston City Council are open and will close on Tuesday, August 12th . Filing fee is $2 at city hall. Positions open to apply for are mayor and council members Hector Santellanes, Dana Johnson, Tom Vedbraaten and at large member Bob Quanrud for Wards 2,4, and 6 and the at large position. Terms are for four years.
Filings for the Crookston School District are open and will close on Tuesday, August 12. Three members are up for election for a four year term. They are Keith Bakken, Tim Dufault and Adrianne Winger. Filing fee is $2 at the district office at door ten on the east side of the high school.
St. Hilaire railroad crossing detour has begun on County Road 3 adjacent to Highway 32. You will experience a detour of the St. Hilaire railroad crossing through the week. Motorists will be directed onto County Highway 12 and then east to Highway 7, then south on Highway 32 to St. Hilaire.
Back to School supply project sponsored by the Catholic Daughters for the Cathedral Elementary school and other local Crookston schools. The drive is in conjunction with the Salvation Army, Crookston Rotary bus project, Care and Share, etc. Items needs are durable backpacks, big erasers, markers, crayons, highlighters, school glue, school boxes, glue sticks, dry erase markers, scissors, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, 300 count tissues, socks, t-shirts and underwear. Cash donations can be sent to Box 454 Crookston or leave supplies in containers at the Cathedral, St. Peter’s in Gentilly, St. Mary’s in Euclid and Crookston National Bank starting August 1. Anyone can participate and if you have questions or pickup is needed contact Margee Keller at 281-6421 or Jean Lajesse at 281-6706.
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge trails are closed to the public during the trail improvement project now through August 3. Heavy equipment will be working on the trails.
Crookston varsity football practice will start Aug 4th at 8:00 am at the Crookston High School. Equipment handout will be Aug 1st from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the blue shed.
RiverView Health will host a first aid training course on Thursday, August 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in meeting room 4. Cost of class for book and card is $45. Register by calling 281-9405.
Crookston Parks and Recreation is looking for current and potential curlers interested in being part of their second season. Call 281-1242 or e-mail email@example.com. and give them your name and e-mail address.
Farmers are reminded to report any structural damage that they may have endured to their buildings in the recent storm. Quonsets, bins, grain dryers, etc. that were damaged should be reported to the Farm Service Agency so they can send it to the state office.
The 4th Annual Little Miss Crookston Pageant and Junior Miss Crookston is looking for contestants. Entry fee is $30. Contact Erin Thode for rules and applications at 218-280-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The pageant is Sunday, August 10th.
Crookston Public Schools “Welcome back to School” registration date has been changed from August 14 to Thursday, August 21 due to the construction project at the high school. Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school commons area.
DNR firearms safety training at the Crookston Gun Club starts on August 26 at 7 p.m. This training is for anyone 11 and older, Youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of state are required to have a firearm safety training certificate, For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115.
The Crookston Swimming pool remains closed due to construction and repairs.
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