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Wednesday, December 12

Crookston High School students can tour the UND Med School today.  The tour will be limited to 25 students.  It is also a 2W day, school will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m.

The Crookston Area Chamber executive board will meet today at 8:00 a.m. at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards and comfort bears today at 9:00 a.m., senior cards at 1:30 p.m. and the Gold Link Annual Christmas Party at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Crookston’s Development Policy and Review Committee will meet today at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall conference room.

A retirement open house will be held today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for Dr. David Peterson and Dr. Steven Schultz in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health.  The public is invited.

Crookston High School Europe Trip 2020 presents A Holiday Christmas Meal tonight at the Crookston Eagles Club.  Tickets are $12 and available at Wonderful Life Foods.  Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. and features meatball dinner, entertainment by Dariann Leigh, door prizes, auction.  A Holiday Christmas Meal is sponsored by the Crookston Eagles Club. 

The Best Buy Liquors Holiday Wine and Beer Tasting will be held tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Hors D’oeuvres will be served, and experts will be on hand to show the best food pairings.

The Fisher American Legion special for tonight is grilled ham or turkey and fries for $8.

The Golden Link will have nursing service foot care from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13 and cards at 12:45 p.m.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will hold a public open house for the Agassiz Townhomes on Thursday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools’ bus garage committee will meet Thursday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the district administrative offices to discuss future bus garage plans. No action will be taken at this meeting.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will be giving rides to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Thursday, December 13 between 4:20 and 4:50 p.m. in Mahnomen for Mahnomen and Norman Counties; from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Plummer for Polk, Clearwater and Red Lake Counties; from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. in Thief River Falls for Kittson, Pennington and Marshall Counties.  The bus its $2 for in-town pickups and $5 for out-of-town pickups, please also bring a canned food item to donate.  Call for Reservations 1-800-201-3432.

Care and Share will be doing a Christmas gift giveaway.  To sign-up please stop in to the Care and Share by Friday, December 14.  The giveaway will take place on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, morning smear at 9:00 a.m., PCCA Members Christmas Party at 11:30 a.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston American Legion Post 20 & American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 invites all American Legion & Auxiliary, VFW and Auxiliary, DAV & Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and their guest to a Veterans’ Council & Auxiliary Christmas Party.  The event will be held at the VFW Post 1902 on Thursday, December 13 with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00.  Please bring a dish for potluck and a $5 prize for a bit of fun.  For questions contact Sharon Lanctot, 891-6286.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

A benefit for Chuck Devos will be held on Friday, December 14 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles Club.  The benefit will include a free will offering spaghetti dinner, silent auction and karaoke.  Proceeds from the even will go towards Chuck’s medical treatment at the University of Minnesota.  To donate to the silent auction, contact Tiffany Samuelson at 701-213-5856.

There will be a benefit on for David and Brianna Roper and their family, Nicholas (13), Jackson (11) and Lilah (8) on Friday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Climax-Shelly school during the boys’ and girls’ basketball doubleheader against Fertile-Beltrami. Early on the morning of Wednesday, December 5, the Roper’s furnace caught fire and their home suffered major smoke damage and the family currently can’t inhabit their home.  The benefit will include a potato bard and chili feed with a free will offering from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

VFW Post 1902 will have guest cooks Rhonda Pahlen and Kim Ringdahl preparing pulled pork sandwiches and chips from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14.  Proceeds go to benefit the VFW Auxiliary Kitchen/Event Fund.  There will be bingo at 6:00 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to help assemble and fill the Community Christmas Food Baskets at the National Guard Armory Friday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Help is also need on Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. to begin delivery of the baskets.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Night with Elvis will be at the Crookston Inn Friday, December 14 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Crookston Christmas Bird Count is Saturday, December 15.  It will begin with breakfast at RBJ’s at 7:00 a.m. and then participants will meet at the Feiro residence at 12:00 p.m. for hot soup and to tally the morning count.

The Crookston Figure Skating Club invites you to join them for a morning of fun and entertainment on Saturday, December 15th at 8:30 a.m. in the Event rink at the Crookston Sports Center for this year’s exhibition and skating party. Skaters will showcase their competition and fun routines. When the exhibition is complete, there will be a short time to skate all together so bring your skates.  Donuts and warm drinks will be served. Everyone in the community is welcome! Any and all skaters that are interested in showcasing their routine during the exhibition should contact Erica at euttermark@crookston.mn.us

The Crookston Eagles will host a district Eagles meeting Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. they will have bar bingo, $400 must go.  There will be no dinner as the Eagles will host the Ampride Christmas Party Saturday evening.

The Crookston Eagles will have a Children’s Christmas Party Sunday, December 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The party is free for kids under 12.

A Progressive Dinner to Benefit Care and Share of Crookston will be Sunday, December 16 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a progressive dinner beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church for first course, moving to Immaculate Conception Cathedral for the main meal and then on to Wesley Methodist Church for dessert and coffee. There will be silent auction items and a wine raffle. Tickets for the dinner are $30 each. This is a great and fun way to support the mission work of the Care and Share Center of Crookston.

The Crookston Lions meet Monday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will be wrapping gifts for Toys for Tots at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 17.  Volunteers are welcome.

The Crookston Park Board will meet in the conference room at City Hall on Monday, December 17 at 4:15 p.m.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will get together for a potluck at 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 17 at Cathedral-Crookston.  Following the potluck, they will head to Villa Saint Vincent to do Christmas Caroling.  Special guests, spouses, Knights of Columbus and spouses are welcome to join.  If interested in joining please call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have the Red Hats Christmas Party Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The Crookston Visitor’s Bureau will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Cobblestone.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall.

The Golden Link will have a board meeting and men’s cards at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, will play Tim Allen’s movie ‘Santa Clause’ at 1:00 p.m. and have senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The Fertile Public Library’s Book Club has plans to discuss “Born a Crime”, the memoir of popular late-night host Trevor Noah, at their next meeting. The Resolute Readers will meet Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fertile Public Library, 101 Mill St. S. All are welcome to join the book club’s discussion. The group plans to discuss “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie in January,

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 19 is a rueben sandwich and fries for $8.

Anyone interested in one of the six reserved parking spots at the Crookston Sports Center can call 281-1242 to get on the list.  The spots are good for one full year and cost $200. Checks need to be dropped off before the drawing.  The spots will be announced on Friday, December 21.

The Golden Link will have free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, December 20 and cards at 12:45 p.m.  There will be no TRIAD meeting.

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 a.m. at the Crookston Municipal Airport.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Climax-Shelly schools will have early dismissal on Friday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25.

The Fisher American Legion will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards and comfort bears at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26 and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 26 is a hot turkey dinner for $8.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, December 26 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

Crookston City Council will meet on Wednesday, December 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Way & Means Committee will meet immediately following.

The Golden Link will have nursing service foot care from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27 and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is holding a decorating contest for New Year’s Eve called “Light Up Crookston.” Anyone can participate at home or with their business by registering with the Chamber office and decorating (white lights only) by Friday, December 28.  Judging will take place New Year’s Eve and the top three decorators will win.  To register your home or business, call 281-4320 or stop by the Chamber/CVB office at 103 South Broadway.  

The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. Friday, December 28 and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools will have Early Childhood Screening for children 3-5 years old who have not been screened.  Screening is a simple check of how children are doing to identify possible learning or health concerns to get the need help before they start school and is free.  To register call 281-5078 by January 1st.  The screening will be held on January 7 and 8 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church next to Washington School.  Minnesota law requires all children be screened before entering school.

Climax-Shelly schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.

The 2019 Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Contest will be held on January 13 at the Crookston High School gym. The contest is for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years of age. Participants from Crookston and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate. Registration will be from noon to 1:00 p.m. and shooting starts at 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Boys and girls age 9-11 will shoot from a 12-foot foul line while the 12-14-year-olds will shoot from the regular foul line. The first-place winners will then represent Crookston at the next round of competition at the district level in February. The contest will be run by the local Knights of Columbus Council 1216 of Crookston.

The University of Minnesota Extension will hold a meeting for landlords, farmers and agri-business professionals on Fair Farm Rental Agreements on Wednesday, January 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Youngquist Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could one of them be yours? Is your child’s car seat on a recall list? Safe Kids Grand Forks, Altru Clinic in Crookston and Brost Chevrolet are partnering to hold car seat check-up events at Brost Chevrolet, 1600 University Ave on Thursday, January 24;

There will be a benefit meal, silent auction, and live auction for Rochelle Chaput on Saturday January 26 at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls.  The meal will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a silent auction throughout the night, as well as a live auction at 8:00 p.m. that evening.  Rochelle is the daughter of Craig and Carole Chaput.  She was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 16 with Snapping Scapula Syndrome, a very rare syndrome.  Rochelle has had 5 surgeries at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and continues to travel to the Mayo Clinic for treatment.  The family has made over 50 trips to Rochester and the expenses they have incurred have become a very stressful financial burden for the family.  Please make plans to attend the benefit or donate for Rochelle.  You can contact Steve Philion at 218-253-2499 or sphilion@rlfedu.org if you would like to make a monetary donation or donate an  item for the auctions.  Thank you!

The Community Education Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school board room.

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 218-277-7334 or email csander@nwservice.org.

The Golden Link serves home cooked from scratch lunch at noon each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and dinner on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. All meals are $6 and come with veggies, bread, butter, milk and dessert.  Wine and beer can be purchased with your meal for $2 each.  Please call before 10:00 a.m. for the noon meal. Call 281-3072

Early Childhood Family Education has Oh, The Places We’ll Go each Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Mix it up Mondays and enroll in the EFCF class that is going places. Both parent and child’s needs are met with creative activities and personal growth opportunities.  Parents will select their favorite places to visit and explore in Crookston and the surrounding area.  Mix up your Mondays and register for this exciting class offered October through May.  Cost for the entire program is $50.

The Crookston Lions Club meets every Monday at 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Unplug and Play the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten at Washington School. It’s time to “Unplug and Play!” Get out of the house and have some family fun in the gym at Washington School. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together (riding toys, scooters, net games, balls, circle games, etc.). Get up and get going to this fun and exciting FREE ECFE class.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

Men’s Basketball at Highland Gym is every Wednesday night until May from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All players must be 18 years of age, out of High School and must register prior to playing.  Register at the Community Education Office at Washington School, fee is $15.  No one will be allowed to play before registering.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask childcare providers and other groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522. If you are a member of the Golden Link and leaving town for the winter send in your dues before you leave.  Membership dues ($20) run January to December. Send them to Golden Link Senior Center 324 North Main, Crookston MN 56716. 

Early Childhood Family Education offers Books Alive Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Washington School for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Books Alive encourages pre-literacy skills in young children by engaging them in a new book each week and providing activities that make the book seem to COME ALIVE! Activities include: creative art, science, and sensory exploration, music/rhythm/rhyme and dance, and imaginative play. The class ends with a cooking project, related to the book, which is enjoyed as a snack. New friends and vital early learning will be acquired from this fun class! Books Alive costs $50, with a $15 supply fee and runs October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education presents Mixed Age Magic on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School.  This magical class begins in the gym with active playtime using balls, scooters, parachutes, riding toys and other fun equipment.  After gym time, families return to the classroom for circle time with stories and songs.  Parents will meet informally to share ideas and discuss topics such as positive discipline strategies, challenging behaviors, food, health, safety tips and more.  Parents learn from each other as they discuss topics that most interest them. During parent education time, the children remain in the classroom to play and explore with each other and the early childhood teacher and classroom aide.  Mixed Age Magic is for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance, cost is $50, and the program runs October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Pop in and Play the third Saturday of each Month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Pop in and play in the gym! You and your child can come and play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Come expecting to have lots of fun making wonderful memories with your child. This class is free.

Buy your tickets now for the Crookston Entertainment Series. Concert admission is by season ticket only and there will be five shows this season at the Crookston High School Auditorium.  Ticket price for adults is $40 and a student is $15 and are available at Montague's Flower Shop and at the first couple of shows.

The City of Crookston is currently conducting twice-monthly recycling collection, on a six-month trial basis.  The second collection will start the third Monday of each month and occur on your normal garbage collection day that week.  All other recycling rules will remain in effect.  After the six-month trial, the Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the second collection

Community Education classes are now offered online. All courses run for six weeks with a two-week grace period at the end.  To see all the courses offered go to www.ed2go/crookston. Registration info an also be found on the website. 

 

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