Wednesday, July 26,  2017


Here is a friendly reminder –

For most schools…..the first Minnesota State High School League day of practice is Monday, August 14!!!!!  Two and a half weeks away!  Unless your football team will be playing in zero week (August 25)….that means you start practice on August 7!!!

Fall sports season is coming up, ready or not!

We will have information on Crookston first day of practices coming up in the near future.

A reminder…as we get back into the school sports season, we will be having some more info on the high school and college sports seasons and pending coaches cooperation, we will have football polls again this fall.  So if you are a football coach…check your email over the next two weeks and we will have to polls again this year.


The Crookston High School Athletic Department will have the Fall Sports PAC (Parent/Athlete/Coaches) meeting on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium. 
All kids planning on playing a fall sport (Football, volleyball, soccer, swimming, and girls tennis) and their parents/guardians should attend this meeting.



The Crookston Pirate Boys Soccer coach Don Cox will have a team meeting on Wednesday, July 26, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Crookston High School Commons.


The Crookston Park and Rec 12U Baseball team will be competing in the Minnesota Sports Federation Class 12AA Youth Baseball State tournament at Pinecone Park in Sartell and Whitney Fields in St. Cloud.  Members of the team are - Braxton Volker, Tatum Lubinski, Hunter Kressl, Cayden Ames, Sam Sundquist, Martino Garcia, Ethan Boll, Ethan Bowman, Thor Harbott, Alex Longoria, Jack Doda, Hunter Knutson, Layten Fuentes, and Jackson Demarais.  The team is coached by Chito Longoria.
Crookston will play two games on Saturday in pool play.  The first game will be against Royalton at 8:00 a.m. and Alexandria Cardinals Red at 10:15 a.m.
There are eight pools of play with three teams in each pool.  East Grand Forks is also competing in the tournament.


The Stephen-Argyle Legion Baseball team will be competing in the Division II State Tournament this weekend.  The tournament is hosted by New London-Spicer and the games will be played in Spicer with two games being played in Paynesville.  Stephen-Argyle played some great baseball over the four day tournament and showed some great pitching and some good hitting on their way to a championship.
In the first round they won a great game by beating the reigning High School Class A State Champion Parkers Prairie 3-2.  It was two top notch pitchers facing each other and Stephen-Argyle was able to get a run in the seventh inning for the victory.  In the second round they beat Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 5-0.  They beat Hawley 5-2 to get to the championship and in the championship, they beat DGF again by a 23-12 score to advance to state.

The teams participating in the tournament are the following -

Pool A -  Pine Island, Springfield, BOLD
Pool B - Proctor, Caledonia, Stephen-Argyle
Pool C - Giant Valley, Pierz, New London-Spicer

The tournament starts Friday, July 28 and runs through Sunday.

On Friday – Stephen-Argyle will play Caledonia at 1:15 p.m. and KROX will have the game on the radio and online with a pre-game show at 1:00 PM.
On Saturday – Stephen-Argyle will play Proctor at 11:15 a.m. and KROX will have the game on the radio and online.

It is pool play and they take the top four teams (any team that goes 2-0 is guaranteed to advance to bracket play)  The top four teams (out of 9) will make the bracket for a chance to win the championship, so the first two games are very important. The tie-breaker criteria is the following – 1. Head to Head, Fewest runs per innings played in the field, fewest walks/HP per innings played in the field, and the last criteria is a coin flip.

The bracket semi-finals will be played Saturday at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.
The championship will be played Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and the third place game will be played at 11:00 AM.

The champion will advance to the DII regional in Wahpeton, North Dakota.


Anybody that reads this column knows that I am a fan of doing things the right way, especially when it comes to building things.  Our friends in Perham are in the process of building a new high school and will be getting a new gymnasium better than most NSIC schools.  The picture below is the architectural rendering of what the gym will look like when it opens for the 2018-19 school year!

This is what the new Perham High School Gymnasium will look like


Every state except Louisiana had at least one kid playing NCAA hockey.  Minnesota leads the way with 1,002 and Massachusetts was runner up with 775.
New York, Michigan, and Illinois were in the top 5.  There were 20 states (Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. included, that had less than 10 kids in NCAA hockey.)

The picture is below –


147 Minnesota natives have committed to an NCAA DI men's hockey program for 2017 or beyond, including 52 who played in the Minnesota State High School League in 2016-17.  there were NCAA hockey players from 49 of 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico in 2016-17.there were NCAA hockey players from 49 of 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico in 2016-17.



The Bemidji Pioneer had a nice article on soon to be University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Baseball player, Ben Thoma
The story is below.

Ben Thoma spends most summer days driving more than 25 miles each way from his home north of Bagley to Bemidji to pursue his passion -- baseball.  One way or another, you are likely to find Thoma on a baseball diamond, whether with the American Legion Post 14 Centaurs or the amateur Blue Ox.  “The drive isn’t the best part but it’s alway fun getting to play,” Thoma said.
The recent Bagley High School graduate has been a pivotal addition to the Centaurs’ lineup this summer. Playing on a team with many members of the Bemidji High School team that reached the Section 8-3A finals last month, Thoma has helped the Centaurs pack even more punch this summer.
Bemidji recently completed its regular season at 17-5 and enters the Sub-State 14 playoffs in Alexandria as the top seed with their tournament getting underway at 10 a.m. today against Thief River Falls.  Thoma is leading the way at the plate, batting a team-best .426 to go along with a team-leading 12 extra base hits (nine doubles, two triples and one home run).  “Having him in the middle of the lineup, it takes pressure off everybody else,” Centaurs head coach Nate Blumhagen said.  Thoma also splits time playing each end of the battery, catching behind the plate whenever he’s not on the mound. In three starts, Thoma sports a 2-0 record and a 1.69 ERA with one save.
“The positions that he played -- pitcher and catcher -- in the summer especially playing doubleheaders, are spots you need depth at,” Blumhagen said. “It was a perfect fit in that regard.”
Since Bagley didn’t have enough players to field an American Legion team, Thoma was able to join up with the Centaurs for the summer, making him the only non-Bemidjian on the roster.
“I actually played with a lot of them when I was 12 on the Northern Heat team,” Thoma said.

“Why we did it is because some of the kids knew him from growing up,” Blumhagen added. “He played some travel ball in Bemidji growing up so the kids knew him. And they actually brought it to me, as they wanted him. To me that made it easy for him to know that he was going to be a fit.”

When Thoma isn’t busy playing for the Centaurs, he still finds the time to suit up for the Bemidji Blue Ox. Thoma is in his third year with the amateur club that qualified for last summer’s Class C state tournament. “It’s a lot of fun,” Thoma said, noting he spends around six days a week commuting to Bemidji. “I get to play a lot of baseball in the summer.” Thoma has gone 9-for-23 at the plate and earned a win on the mound for the Blue Ox, which owns a 14-4 record. “It’s a little tough,” Thoma said of splitting time between the teams. “I know I’ve had to miss out on a few Blue Ox games with Legion but it’s been a lot of fun.”
Thoma was a three-sport star for the Bagley Flyers before his graduation this spring. He was named First Team All-Conference in baseball as a junior and senior and was also selected Second Team All-Conference in football during his senior year, leading the Flyers in tackles at linebacker. “I certainly miss football and hockey a little bit more every day I don’t get to play it,” Thoma said, “but baseball is by far my favorite.”
Thoma will continue his baseball-playing exploits next spring when he joins the University of Minnesota-Crookston. The Golden Eagles finished eighth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference last season, going 24-28 overall and 18-20 in league play.
“They’re coming off two pretty good seasons,” Thoma said, “so it’ll be a lot of fun to get in there and hopefully get some playing time right away.” If things keep going they way they have for Thoma, he won’t have to worry much about playing time.


It sounds like the Mahnomen and Waubun coop isn’t going as smooth as many had hoped after an online petition has been started in an attempt to halt the coop. 

The Save the Bombers committee was started a couple weeks ago and it has been signed by over 100 people so far.

A rebranding of the colors, mascot and name of the co-op will happen before the 2017-18 basketball season. The Mahnomen-Waubun School Activities Pairing Committee is currently taking suggestions at The committee will be taking suggestions until August 24. The list will be narrowed to 10 color schemes and 10 nicknames and will be voted on by students and the communities.

On September 5, a vote will narrow the list to three. Mahnomen students and community will have a final vote at a home football game on September 8, and Waubun students and community will have a final vote at a home football game on September 15. The nickname and color scheme with the most votes will be presented to both school boards, which will have the final vote.

The full petition can be read at


The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) men’s basketball program announced the addition of Alan Hodge, Jr. (G, 6-0 175, Mesquite, Texas/Southwestern College (Kan.) to their signing class. Hodge will have two years of eligibility for the Golden Eagles. “We are excited to finalize our roster and welcome Alan to UMC basketball family,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “Alan brings in more experience for this group. Alan has a good shot and is a good ball handler. He also gives us more athleticism. Our expectation for him, as well as all of our players, is that he is a two-way player. That is, he takes pride in our offensive system but also takes pride on the defensive end of the floor. In getting to know Alan, he wants to do whatever we ask of him to help our program be successful. And that is the type of person we want to have in our program.”

Hodge is the third transfer to join the program along with Cohen, who joins the program from Macomb Community College in Michigan, and Nicolau, who joins the team from UCAM Murcia.

Alan Hodge, Jr. (G, 6-0 175, Mesquite, Texas/Southwestern College (Kan.)

Hodge comes to the U of M Crookston from NAIA school Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan…Hodge started 10 games as a sophomore for the Moundbuilders…Averaged 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game…Appeared in 21.4 minutes per game…Shot 32.3 percent from beyond the arc…Notched 22 steals on the season…Played at Angelina College, a junior college in Lufkin, Texas as a freshman…Averaged 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game as a freshman…Shot 33.3 percent from the field for Angelina College…Played in 29 games…Played as a prep at Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas...Averaged 14.0 points per game…Played AAU for North Texas Flight.


The University of Minnesota Crookston football program announced the addition of Derek Derr as an assistant coach. Derr will serve as strength and conditioning coordinator and tight ends coach for the Golden Eagles. Derr comes to UMC from Peru State College in Peru, Neb., where he spent the last seven seasons, most recently serving as defensive coordinator, linebacker coach and strength and conditioning coordinator.  “Derek is very highly regarded by his peers at Peru State College,” said Head Coach Mark Dufner. “He has a great passion for coaching; in addition, Derek has a firm background in strength and conditioning. He will be an outstanding addition to the Golden Eagle football staff.”

In 2016, Derr was named the Co-Assistant Coach of the Year for the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division. His defense was ranked in the top 20 nationally for total defense, pass defensive efficiency and pass defense per game. They led the Heart of America Athletic Conference in total defense per game and pass defense per game and were fourth in pass defense efficiency and fifth for overall sacks. In 2015, Derr helped the Bobcats to a 7-4 mark, their best record since 2000. His 2015 squad was ranked in the top 20 nationally for rushing defense per game and was second in the conference for total defense per game.

During his time at Peru State, he coached nine all-conference players in two years as defensive coordinator. He had eight players named all-conference during his time as linebacker coach.

Derr also helped mold the Bobcats into a strong team with his work in the weight room as strength and conditioning coach. He developed football specific programs for weight-room and field conditioning, organized lifting/running programs, improved student-athlete lifting/running techniques and instructed proper techniques to ensure safety. Derr is a USAW Certified Sports Performance Coach.

During his time at Peru State, he also served as intramural director for two years and was an adjunct professor for one year.

Derr earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in 2010 from Peru State, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Master of Science in Organization Management with an emphasis in Sports and Recreation Management in 2014 from Wayne State College (Neb.).

Derr, a native of Maitland, Mo., lettered for four years for Peru State, serving as team captain as a senior. He was a member of the Peru State College 3.0 club for four years and was named an NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete two years. He played indoor football for the Iowa Blackhawks from 2010-11, winning the American Professional Football League (APFL) Championship in 2010.

Derr joins a staff at UMC that includes: Mark Dufner (Head Coach), Dave Volk (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line-Running Backs), Michael Orts (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks-Wide Receivers), Levi Bullerman (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line-Linebackers), Tom Miller (Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Safeties) and Sam Smith (Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks. The Golden Eagles will commence the 2017 schedule Aug. 31 as they host Upper Iowa University on a Thursday evening at 4 p.m. at Ed Widseth Field.


In the wake of the University North Dakota cutting its women's hockey program, WCHA women's commissioner Katie Million said the league needed to start thinking outside the box to generate revenue.  That mindset led the WCHA to announce a crowdfunding campaign onThursday to help fund the league's expenses and lessen the financial burden of the seven remaining schools.
The WCHA is partnering with, which specializes in online athletic fundraising. The site works with a number of national governing bodies, including USA Hockey.  The league is allowing donors to direct funds to specific expenditures at The WCHA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, meaning all donations are tax deductible.
The league is hoping to raise $50,000 toward its operations fund; $25,000 to help with costs for the Final Face-Off tournament; $25,000 to hold an awards banquet; $7,500 to reinstate its postgraduate scholarship; and $6,000 to fund the weekly and monthly awards. The league is also hoping to purchase new regular season and postseason championship trophies, with a goal of $5,000 for each.
The women's WCHA operates on an annual budget of approximately $700,000 per year with anywhere from 80-85 percent of the budget being the responsibility of the member schools, according Million.
With UND dropping hockey, remaining member schools are Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota, Bemidji State University, Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State University, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

Another area the WCHA is taking donations for is television production. The league is seeking $20,000 to broadcast the 2018 Final Faceoff championship game and help offset school-incurred costs for regular season broadcasts.  One of the league's biggest partners right now is Fox Sports North (FSN). They currently broadcast eight WCHA women's games in 2016-17 including the league's postseason championship between the Bulldogs and Wisconsin. Million said she plans to sit down with the league during the later half of the summer in hopes of expanding FSN's coverage of the league.
Currently Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State are the only two schools capable of broadcasting regular season games for FSN, which takes feeds from Amsoil Arena and SCSU's Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Million said the league is hoping to expand those capabilities to other WCHA women's rinks in the future.



The Crookston Pirates Special Olympics will have a Walk-A-Thon and a 5K on Friday, August 25 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 Hasse.


Thief River Falls will be hosting a Riverfest Co Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 5.  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 for all of the activities that weekend which features Johnny Holmes on Friday, August 4 and on Saturday the August 5 will be Confederate Railroad.


MINAKWA’S 36th ANNUAL JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held Monday, July 31 with registration at 8:00 a.m. and a shot gun start at 9:00 a.m.

BOYS                                                   GIRLS 
9-10 : 9 holes                                   *Registration will determine age brackets 
11-12, 13-14,15-17 :: 18 holes            

Prizes awarded for Boys and Girls Medalists: trophies & door prizes.



Minakwa Golf Course
901 Fisher Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

Sponsored by: Noon Day Lions and Minakwa Golf Course


Red Lake Falls Lions 5K/10K to be held July 29

The Red Lake Falls Lions will hold their 8th annual 5K/10K run/walk Saturday, July 29. The event will be held at Voyageur’s View Campground in Red Lake Falls as part of Red Lake Falls Summerfest. Registration that day begins at 7:30 am with the race to begin at 8:30 am.
There will also be a children’s fun run. Registration begins at 7:30 with the run to be held at 8:00. This event is co-sponsored by RiverView Health of Crookston. There is no fee to enter the children’s run. Each participant will be recognized with the winners of each category receiving medals.
Pre-registration deadline for the 5K or 10K is July 19. The cost of pre-registration is $15 without a race shirt, $25 with a shirt. After July 19, registration is $20 and will not include a race shirt. Winners of the 5K and 10K will receive plaques and/or medals.
All proceeds from the event will be used to support Lions humanitarian projects and/or local community causes.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Red Lake Falls City Hall or downloaded online at
Additional information can be obtained by emailing Lisa Reich at or Kevin Reich at You can also call Kevin at 218-253-2522.


The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball program will be holding camps at Lysaker Gymnasium this summer. You can join the Golden Eagles for an opportunity to learn under Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Rauen and Assistant Coach Ethan Grefsrud

In addition to the camps that will be located at Lysaker Gymnasium, the Golden Eagles are also offering the chance at Satellite camps. You can contact Coach Rauen at or at 218-281-8418 if you are interested in having the coaches come to your gym.

The Golden Eagles will host three types of camps this summer. Little Eagle Camps are offered for girls and boys grades 7 and under. Golden Eagles Camps will be available for girls and boys grades 7 to incoming college freshman. In addition, Individual Skills Camps will be available for girls and boys grades 7 to incoming freshman that are looking to become better players at their positions.
The Little Eagles Camps will teach campers new skills in a fun-filled environment July 27-28. The cost of the camp is $50. Check in will be at 8:30 a.m. with camp running from 9-11:30 a.m. each day.
The Golden Eagles Camps will teach campers all the skills involved in becoming a better volleyball player through skill work and competitive play. The cost of the camp is $100. Check in will be at 1 p.m. with the camps running from 1:30-4:30 and 5:30-7p.m. No meals will be provided for this camp. The camp will run July 27-28.
The Individual Skills Camp will include training on the techniques of elite level play including attacking, defense/passing, serving and setting. Each skills a one-hour session. The cost is $15 per skill and $50 for all four. The camp will take place June 26. The attacking portion will take place 9-10 a.m. The defensive/passing drills will run from 10-11 a.m. The serving drills will run from 12-1 p.m. and the setting drills will run from 1-2 p.m. No meals will be provided for this camp, as well.
Those interested in participating can fill out the forms and return the registration and waivers to: Athletics c/o Sarah Rauen, 2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716. Please make all checks payable to UMC Volleyball. If you have any questions about the camps please contact Coach Rauen at or at 218-281-8418.



There has been a lot of interest from people after we posted this so we will post it again.  If you have any info on Pirate sports records or want to help tracking them down read below!

Crookston High School, namely Ed Nelson, has been working on getting all the records for the Pirate Sports teams updated and it has been a process.  Ed is looking for any records, stats, state participants, etc from the following sports.

Boys Tennis
Girls Tennis
Girls Soccer

If you have Crookston Times articles with information, yearbooks with team and/or individual records, scrapbooks, or anything with any information that you might think would be of interest to Ed email him at

With that said we have links to the Crookston Pirate records pages for the following sports.  If you see something that is incomplete, or maybe an updated record let Ed know at the above email address.  I have listed the team and click on the team to see their records. 

Here is an update on the various sports covered by the website as of December 1, 2016

Sports that are done and will not change without additional information:

Boys’ Basketball
Girls’ Basketball
Boys’ Golf
Girls’ Golf
Boys’ Soccer (Poor or no records were kept over the years.)
Girls’ Soccer
Boys’ Track & Field
Girls’ Track & Field
Girls’ Hockey will be complete by the end of 2016 and join the above.  I am currently looking for “Team:  Game” and “Player: Game” records for the first 5 years of the program.

Sports being worked on:
Baseball (Justin Johnson is doing the research and has completed the last 16 years)
Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis (Mike Geffre has the information and is scanning everything.  When he is done, the records will be posted.)

Sports not yet started:
Football (I will be starting Football this winter.)
Boys’ Hockey (Frank Fee has agreed to research the records.) 


Fall Sports -
Boys Soccer       Girls Swimming      Girls Soccer      Volleyball

Incomplete records     Girls Tennis         Football                  

Winter Sports -
Boys Basketball           Girls Basketball          Boys Hockey         Girls Hockey         Wrestling

Spring Sports-
Softball            Boys Track        Girls Track         Boys Golf         Girls Golf      -

Incomplete records 
Boys Tennis         Baseball

Sports that are no longer offered-
Boys Swimming           Girls Cross Country           Boys Cross Country


JOKES (Do you have any good jokes - email them to and I will put them in the feever

A delightful angelic little girl was waiting for her mother outside the ladies room of the gas station.
As she stood there, she was approached by a man who asked,
"Honey, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"
The little girl replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right. It's on the left."
The man thanked the sweet child kindly, complimented her on how bright she was and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday, I'll tell you how to get to Heaven."
The little girl replied with a chuckle; "You're shittin me, right? ... "You can't even find the Post Office."


A group of men live and die for their Saturday morning golf game. One transfers to another city and they're lost without him.

A new woman joins their Club. When she hears the guys talking about their golf round, she says, "I played on my college's golf team. I was pretty good. Mind if I join you next week?"

No one wants to say 'yes', but they're on the spot. Finally, one man says. "Okay, but we start at 6:30 a.m." He figures the early tee-time will discourage her.

The woman says this may be a problem, and asks if she can be up to 15 minutes late.

They roll their eyes, but say, "Okay". She's there at 6:30 a.m. sharp, and beats all of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She's fun and pleasant, and the guys are impressed. They congratulate her and invite her back the next week. She smiles, and says, "I'll be there at 6:30 or 6:45."

The next week she again shows up at 6:30 sharp. Only this time, she plays left-handed. The three guys are incredulous as she still beats them with an even par round, despite playing with her off-hand. They're totally amazed. They can't figure her out. She's very pleasant and a gracious winner. They invite her back again, but each man harbours a burning desire to beat her.

The third week, she's 15 minutes late, which irritates the guys.

This week she plays right-handed, and narrowly beats all three of them. The men grumble that her late arrival is petty gamesmanship on her part. However, she's so charming and complimentary of their strong play, they can't hold a grudge.

This woman is a riddle no one can figure out. They have a couple of beers in the Clubhouse, and finally, one of the men asks her, "How do you decide if you're going to golf right-handed or left-handed?"

The lady blushes, and grins. "When my Dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous," she replies. "I like to switch back and forth."

"When I got married after college, I discovered my husband always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit. Right before I leave in the morning for golf practice, I pull the covers off him. If his willie points to the right, I golf right-handed; if it points to the left, I golf left-handed."

The guys think this is hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, one of the guys says, "What if it's pointing straight up?"

She says, "Then, I'm fifteen minutes late."


How are former Crookston Pirates athletes doing in college or elsewhere?
Matt Harris, is an Assistant Athletic Director and assistant basketball coach at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Marty Bratrud is the Superintendent and High School Principal at Westhope High School.
Gordie Haug is an assistant football coach at the University of Wyoming
Mike Hastings is the Minnesota State Mankato Men's head Hockey coach
Mike Biermaier is the Athletic Director at Thief River Falls High School
Stephanie (Lindsay) Perreault works with the North Dakota State stats crew for Bison football and volleyball and basketball in the winter. Stephanie’s husband, Ryan, is the assistant director for the Bison media relations 
Jason Bushie is the hockey athletic trainer at Colorado College
Chris Myrold is a Tennis Pro on Nevis Island in the West Indies
Kyle Buchmeier
 is a Tennis Pro at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis
Erika Wheelhouse
 is serving in the Peace Corp in the Philippines.
Jarrett Butenhoff is serving our country with the U.S. Navy
Joshua Butenhoff is serving our country on a Submarine with the Pacific Fleet with the US Navy.
Alan Mart, 2009 Crookston High School graduate, is currently serving his country for the US Army as a Cavalry Scout in Afghanistan.
Peter Cournia is a 2002 Crookston High School Graduate and also a grad of West Point and is currently is serving in the U.S. Army.
Erik Ellingson is serving our country with the U.S. Air Force Iraq
Philip Kujawa class of 2004 from Crookston Central is stationed at Hohnfels in Germany for the next 2 or 3 years.
Scott Riopelle is head of Crookston Parks and Recreation
Rob Sobolik is the General Manager of the Fargodome

That’s it for this week.  Thanks for the comments and if you have anything to add or share, please e-mail or call.  Thanks for reading and listening to KROX RADIO and


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