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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Crookston Gun Show will be held today from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian, free. Guns, ammo, coins, hunting and fishing equipment, and military items. Sponsored by the Crookston CVB and Crookston Gun Club.
KC Pro West Racing for Kids will be in Central Park today, with Hotlaps at 9:00 a.m., a Drivers meeting at 9:45 a.m., and Flag Drop at 10:00 a.m. Come out for a fun day of snowmobile racing! Free admission for spectators, and everyone is welcome.
The RLWD Advisory Board will meet on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the District office. An agenda for the meeting will be forthcoming.
Crookston Community Education Board will meet on Monday, March 19th at noon in the District Office Board Room at Crookston High School. Lunch will be served.
Crookston Park Board will meet at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19th at the Crookston Sports Center.
The International Dinner Series on Monday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bede Ballroom at UMC highlights “A Taste of Paradise – Cayman Style” featuring a menu of Caribbean Salad, Jerk Chicken with Rice & Beans, and Cassava Cake with Ice Cream. Cost for adults is $20 & students $15.
Crookston Eagles has $6 Burger Baskets from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19th, followed by a Smear Tournament at 7:00 p.m.
The regularly scheduled CHEDA board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 a.m. at the Valley Technology Park.
Doctors Steve and Lukas Biermaier, in celebration of 31 years in business, are once again competing against each other to help support the United Way in a Jail & Bail Fundraiser. Simply pick which doctor you want to bail out of jail with a donation of any amount to the United Way at Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic. On Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00 p.m. the losing doctor will have his picture taken “behind bars.”
Our Savior’s Lutheran School will be hosting a Kindergarten Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30-6:30pm. All families and their children eligible to start kindergarten in the fall are invited to attend. The teachers will lead the children through a variety of activities and will be available to answer any questions as they arise. We offer a family-friendly Christian education in a nurturing environment with small class sizes. Scholarships are also available. If you are interested, but are unable to attend this night, please give us a call at 281-5191.
The Crookston High School Wrestling Banquet will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th in the CHS Commons.
Crookston Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th, followed by a joint meeting of the Aerie and Auxiliary at 8:00 p.m.
The local unit of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will again sponsor two girls to attend the 72nd Annual Minnesota Girls State Session at Bethel University, St Paul from June 10-16, 2018. Girls who are currently high school juniors are eligible to be a candidate to attend. If you are interested or would like more information please contact the Crookston High School Guidance office or the American Legion Girls State Chairperson Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
The Golden Link will be showing the movie “Home Again” on Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m. The movies are always free with popcorn, cookies & beverages.
The Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, March 21st is a Reuben Sandwich for $7.25
The Climax Food Shelf will be open on Thursday, March 22nd. Please come to the back of the Climax Library from 3-5:00 p.m.
The Wild Rice Electric Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting is on Thursday, March 22nd at the Mahnomen High School Auditorium. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a delicious meal and entertainment. The general business session begins at 6:30 p.m., and will include financial reports, CEO report on activities of the past year, and election of Directors. Door prizes to follow the meeting.
The Crookston High School Girls Basketball Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd in the CHS Commons.
Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd.
For a ride to “Apollo 5” on Thursday, March 22, 2018, call THE BUS – 281-0700. This is the 3rd concert from the Crookston Artist Series. Concert is at 7:30 at the Crookston High School Auditorium.
A theater production of the courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men will take place in March in Kiehle Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Crookston. A co-production of the Crookston Community Theater in conjunction with the U of M Crookston Music and Theater Department, performances begin on Thursday, March 22 at 12:15 p.m. followed by performances on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $12.00 at the door, or one Crookston Community Theatre season’s ticket per person. U of M Crookston students are free with their student ID. By special arrangement, high school students may attend the Thursday afternoon performance for $1. Parking is recommended in Lot G and no parking permits are required. This production is unique, combining the artistic talents of the Crookston Community Theatre and students, faculty, and staff at the U of M Crookston—the first collaboration by the two since 2005.
The Golden Link will be honoring Experienced Americans Diana and Daryl Thompson on Friday, March 23rd from 1:30-3:00 p.m. A short program will be given at 2:00 p.m., and coffee and cake will be served.
Fisher American Legion will host a Vendor Fair on Friday, March 23rd from 5-8:00 p.m.
Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th, followed by Old timers Nite from 6-7:30 p.m., featuring a Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner. The Dinner is free for honorees; other members and guests $10. No take outs will be available.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Covenant Church Fellowship Hall on Palm Sunday, March 25th, from 8-9:30am. Students from our youth group will be serving pancakes, sausages, and other tasty foods to help raise funds to send them to The Triennial CHIC Conference this July. All we are asking is a Free Will Donation.
The Evangelical Covenant Church in Warren will have a Community Lenten Cantata on Sunday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available following the performance.
The National Honor Society induction ceremony will be held at Crookston High School on Monday, March 26th.
Crookston Eagles will host a Children’s Easter Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th. Food, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), prizes and activities. Free to children under age 12.
The International Dinner Series on Monday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bede Ballroom at UMC highlights the “Legends & Culture of Zimbabwe” and features a menu of Coleslaw Salad, Oxtail Soup with Collard Greens, Yellow Rice and Ice Cream with Pumpkin Bread. Cost for adults is $20 & students $15.
The Crookston City Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26th in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately following the Council meeting in the same location.
The Golden Link has a foot care clinic at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27th.
Cathedral School welcomes any potential preschool or kindergarten student to an open house on March 27th from 5:45 PM-7:15 PM! Come meet the teachers, tour the school and hear what Cathedral has to offer!
Red Lake Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 28th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., along with the serving of coffee, juice and doughnuts. The meeting will be called at 10:30 a.m. and will include reports reviewing the 2017 operation of the Cooperative. Following the meeting, prizes will be awarded and a sit down meal will be served.
Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, March 28th is Chicken Wings with Coleslaw for $6.00
No school for Crookston Public Schools on Friday, March 30th in observance of Good Friday.
Fisher American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd.
The International Dinner Series concludes on Monday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bede Ballroom at UMC. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, and must be purchased in advance. Table displays will be set up from 5-6:00 p.m., and the menu will feature Scotch Eggs & Salad, Corn Brisket with Bubble & Squeak Potatoes & Cabbage, and Fresh Fruit Sabayon.
Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, April 4th is a Hot Pork Sandwich for $6.50
A Veteran’s Information Fair will be held on Friday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 1902 in Crookston. 18 vendors with tons of helpful information.
Fisher American Legion’s dinner specials on Friday, April 6th are choices of Lobster, Walleye or Shrimp Dinners.
The Crookston Firefighters Fun Night Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 7th at the Crookston Eagles Hall. Social will be from 5:00 to 6:00, dinner from 6:00 to 7:00 with your choice of prime rib or walleye. The live band Sushi Roll will play from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any fireman. Proceeds go to the Firefighters Association.
The Villa Auxiliary meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th at 3:15 p.m. at the Library.
Kindergarten Roundup (for kids who will be 5 years old by 9/1/2018 and their parents) will be held at Washington Elementary School on Monday, April 9th or Tuesday, April 10th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with registration from 6-6:30 p.m., and a program from 6:30-7:30. Each child will receive a free “Toolkit” to help prepare for kindergarten. If you have not received a letter, please call 281-2762.
Fisher American Legion and SAL meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, April 11th is a Taco Salad for $6.00
Tickets for the 37th Annual Crookston Gun Club Family Fun Night & Awards Banquet, to be held on Saturday, April 14th at the Crookston Eagles, are available at the Wayne Swanson Law Office Mondays through Thursdays. The Banquet Social begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dinner of Stuffed Pork Chops or Walleye at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for students under 18 years. Ticket price includes chance to win a firearm. Auction and raffle items include firearms, wildlife prints and shooter packages. Need not be present to win.
Please join us for a benefit supporting Jackie Johnson at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls, MN on April 14th, 2018, from 4 PM - 8 PM. A free will donation meal will be provided along with a silent auction, bake sale, and cash donations. Jackie was diagnosed in 2015 with uterine cancer, and 10 months ago, doctors found that the uterine cancer had metastasized to both lungs, with multiple nodules in each lung. Monetary donations can be made here: https://www.youcaring.com/jackiejohnson-1116673
Applications must be postmarked by Sunday, April 15th for the Crookston Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #873 $500 Scholarship for a graduating male or female student. Applications can be picked up at the Crookston High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. Any questions you can contact Nancy Asman at 281-6645
Sunday, April 15th is the deadline The Crookston Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #873 is giving a $500 Scholarship for a graduating male or female student. Applications can be picked up at the Crookston High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. All applications must be postmark by April 15th, 2018 Any questions you can contact Nancy Asman @ 281-6645
A Pancake Breakfast Benefit and Silent Auction for Lori (Wang) Youngdahl will be held on Sunday, April 15th from 10am-1pm at the Fertile Community Center. Lori was diagnosed in August of 2016 with Stage 2B Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of her left breast, and has now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer in her bones. Lori grew up in Fertile and currently lives in Clearwater, MN. Her mother, Lilah (Svedahl) Wang, is a Crookston native. Her family is in dire need to help pay for all the medical expenses and treatments. Please find it in your heart to attend her fundraiser, or if you are able to donate, there is an account set up at gofundme.com/loris-putting-up-her-dukes or checks can be mailed to Red River State Bank, attn. Lori Wang-Youngdahl, 114 N. Main St., Fertile, MN 56540
Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, April 18th is a Reuben Sandwich for $7.25
Applications are due by noon on April 19, 2018 to the RiverView Foundation office located at 323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN for the Richard Maves Healthcare Scholarship for area high school graduates who are enrolled and are pursuing a degree in a healthcare field. For information on the scholarship or for an application, contact Foundation Director Kent Bruun at 218-281-9249, email email@example.com or Kari Moe at 218-281-9211, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is also available by going to the Foundation link under get involved at www.riverviewhealth.org.
Friday, April 20th is the deadline to register for Safety Town, a comprehensive safety education program for children who are age eligible to enter kindergarten in 2018. It is a one-week summer program at Washington Elementary School from 8:45-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 4th through Friday, June 8th. The cost of the program is $2-0 per participant, which includes a t-shirt and daily snack. The program is open to 40 participants, and all participants must pre-register. Registrations are to be returned to Washington Elementary School (281-5078) c/o Safety Town.
Monday, April 23rd is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 10th Annual Crookston High School Triple A (academics, arts and athletics) Senior Recognition Banquet will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30th in the CHS Commons. Tickets for parents, family members and friends may be purchased at Crookston High School, KROX and Montague’s. Ticket cost is $13. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact the Irishman’s Shanty at 281-9912.
Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, April 25th is Chicken Wings with Coleslaw for $6.00
The 72nd Annual Kem Shrine Circus will be at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on Friday, April 27th-Sunday, April 29th. Shows are at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday; 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The UMC Teambackers will have their annual Fun Night on Friday, April 27 at the Crookston Eagles Club with Four Wheel Drive providing entertainment for the evening. Make sure to mark April 27th on your calendar and more details about Fun Night will be coming out soon.
West Polk Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with RMB Environmental Labs to provide a convenient and reliable way for anyone in the public to test your water to ensure your water is safe from bacteria, nitrates, arsenic, lead, fluoride and secondary contaminants. The easy process begins with picking up a water testing kit at the West Polk Soil & Water Conservation District office at 528 Strander Avenue in Crookston, then collecting your water sample and returning it to the SWCD office the same day with payment. Average costs are only $12-27 per test. Free courier service. Results are typically sent within 2-3 business days. Kits can be picked up anytime between 8am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Samples need to be dropped back off at the office before 10:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday.
The Crookston Gun Club is offering DNR Hunting Safety Training classes in May, to be held at the Crookston Gun Club (1 mile north of UMC on Hwy. 75 & ¼ mile west). The classes are for anyone age 11 and older. Youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of state are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. The classes will be held from 7-9:00 p.m. on May 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 19 (which is the field and test). Register early – limit of 36 students per class. For information and registration contact Steve Videen, Youth Activities Coordinator at 218-289-2115 or email@example.com.
Marc Wagner has donated the use of a trailer that has been placed by Service Pro and the Napa Crookston Welding Rental Equipment lot, to collect aluminum cans to help raise funds for the Highland Elementary School. Please help out this worthy cause and drop your cans off at any time.
Please note: Altru in Fertile is now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The new Polk County Sheriff’s Office East Sub-Station is located at 223 N. Omland Ave. Suite A, in Fosston. Contact phone number for Polk County Dispatch will still be 218-435-6611. This office will be utilized by Patrol, Investigations and Administration throughout the day and night. The Fosston contract Deputies will still be working their day shifts out of the Fosston City Hall Sheriff’s Office. There is a phone in the front lobby at the new office to call directly to Polk County Dispatch. If you have an emergency, call 911.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will now be utilizing an auto-attendant system to direct incoming non-emergency calls. The auto-attendant will be used Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only. Incoming calls to the Sheriff’s Office after 4:30 p.m., on weekends and holidays, will go directly to dispatch. When you dial 218-281-0431 you will hear a menu of three options to pick from. Your call will be forwarded based on the option you select. Should you encounter any problems with your daytime calls into the Sheriff’s Office, please do not hesitate to contact Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman or Chief Deputy Jim Tadman.
Children and their caregivers can enjoy Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Library. Explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. Childcare providers and other groups are asked to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies.
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.
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.
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.
Altru Clinic in Crookston now offers a walk-in clinic and early morning hours, Monday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m. No appointments necessary. The walk-in clinic and early morning hours will provide care for minor illnesses and injury such as flu, strep throat, sprains, strains, seasonal allergies, and more. Patients of all ages can now conveniently walk-in beginning at 7 a.m. to receive the care they need, close to home. Patients can still call for an appointment during daytime hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 218.281.9100 or visit altru.org/crookston.
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