Saturday-Sunday, September 5-6, 2015

Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday at 3:30 with a BBQ Ribs and walleye supper served in the evening.

Crookston VFW will have bar bingo at 1:00 Saturday.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Labor Day Monday,  garbage collection will be picked up on Tuesday.

The Golden Link will be closed Monday.

The West Polk USDA Service Center will be closed Labor Day Monday.  The USDA Service Center will be open for normal business on Tuesday, September 8th at 8 a.m.

The Polk County Transfer station will be closed on Monday, regular hours will resume on Tuesday.

Crookston School board will hold a special closed school board meeting based on the attorney client privilege to discuss a pending grievance on Tuesday, September 8th  at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Administrative offices. No action will be taken at the meeting.

Crookston School District Student-teacher-parent interview days for K-7th grades will be on September 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  8th-12th grades will have a regular school day on September 8 and 9 with all grades starting on September 10th .

RiverView Health’s Memory Loss/Dementia Support and Education Group will meet Tuesday at 6:30 in meeting room 2.  Free to caregivers, family members and loved one of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

RiverView Health childbirth classes will start on September 8th   at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room 4.  The course includes four two-hour classes. There will be a fee of $25 for those not delivering at RiverView. For more info, call RiverView at 281-9300.

Marti MacGibbons will be speaking at Crookston High School Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.  She is a motivational and inspirational speaker focusing on addiction and recovery.  All are welcome.

RiverView Stroke support group will meet Wednesday at 3:00 at RiverView Health meeting room 2. Call 281-9438 for more information.

RiverView Health free CPR class for family and friends, sponsored by the Crookston American Legion, will be Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 in meeting room 4. A certified CPR class will be Thursday also at 6:30 for a cost of $45 for those needing certification.

Recovery Worship will meet Friday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Crookston.

King of Trails Market Day is September 12th in the Downtown Square in Crookston and along Highway 75 throughout the state.  The Crookston Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to participate. If you are interested,  call 281-4320.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick contest for boys and girls ages 6-15 will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Crookston High School practice field. Winners will advance to regional competition.  Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate to register.  Registration is on the field.  Free to all competitors.  Scott Kleven will be the Supervisor.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Crookston will be celebrating the ministry of Rev. Jo Gast on her final Sunday there on Sept. 13, 2015. Worship times are 7:45 and 9:00 a.m. People may greet her at coffee fellowship at 10:00 a.m.  Baskets will be available to receive cards.   Rev. Jo Gast was installed as associate pastor in June 2011 having served there previously on a contract call.  She has accepted a call to Augustana Lutheran in Grand Forks, ND. 

Next Step Night at Crookston High School for seniors, juniors and their parents to gather information on the college process and how to prepare to choose a college, and financial aid will be Monday, September 14th, starting at 6:30 in the high school commons with 4 different sessions to choose from.

Hunter safety online field day will be held September 20th. Call  Josh to register 218-280-5567. Class is limited.

Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is taking registration for classes.  Call Julie at 281-1343 to register for Headstart.

Chinese Cooking class on Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple and hand torn cabbage will be September 24 at 6 at Crookston High School. Class fee is $5 and supply fee is $15.  Call 281-5078 to register.

Crookston Community Education is looking for anyone interested in teaching a class that would be of interest to residents of the area.  Contact Barbara Jorgenson at Washington School at 281-5078 or

Villa St. Vincent Volunteerism Committee is in need of fancy hankies for their “Tear Hankie” project. They do not need to be new, but in good condition.  Drop them off at Villa St. Vincent or for more information contact Tammy Parkin, Volunteer Coordinator at 281-9723.

United Way of Crookston is in need of 8 volunteers to help with the 2016 campaign. Volunteers will have 3 to 5 businesses to contact, deliver and explain United Way materials, follow up and arrange meeting with manager and United Way Coordinator.  Call 281-1715 to volunteer.

Please help the Crookston High School marching band raise money for new uniforms.  Checks for donation/contribution to the Pirate New Band Uniforms should be made payable to PFAB --New Uniforms and mailed to Crookston High School Attn: Chris Gough 402 Fisher Avenue, Crookston, MN. 5671.

The Crookston pool will have open swim weekdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lap swim will be weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Aqua Aerobics will be weekdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and also Monday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 p.m. now through September 4th. Updated pool hours will be posted on For more info call 281-1180 or email

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