BULLETIN BOARD – December 21, 2021

RiverView Health in Crookston will offer a variety of vaccination clinics this week for COVID-19 and influenza. They will be on the following days. Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 9 am to 4:30 pm for people 12 and older. Thursday, Dec. 23, from 9 am to 3 pm for people 18 and older. And Thursday, Dec. 23, from 3 to 4:30 pm, a Pfizer Vaccination Clinic will be held for children ages 5-11 as well as an influenza vaccination clinic. A COVID vaccination and an influenza vaccination can be done at the same appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To make an appointment, call 281.9595. 

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Police and Reserves this week.

The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority will meet on this morning at 7:00 a.m. inside of Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle this afternoon at 1:00 p.m., and a SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have an Aerie Meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards, on Wednesday, December 22, at 8:00 a.m., and Bridge Group at 12:30 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, December 22.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 22, in memory of Cheryl Steinbrink. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. To sign up to donate blood, contact Jenn at 218-368-6920.

The Crookston Eagles will have Dart League on Wednesday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Crookston High School, Cathedral and the Mount St. Benedict Alumni Scrimmages will be Thursday, December 23rd at the Crookston Sports Center.  There will be only one odd versus even game this year. Game 1 with odd versus even will be 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Game 2 will be Pirate Girls versus Pirate Girls Alumni at 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Game 3 will be Pirate Boys versus Pirate Alumni from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. Cost is $10, make check to Pirate Hockey at the door or mail to Steve Biermaier, P. O. Box 496, Crookston, MN. 56716.  Register at the door or email steve.biermaierchiro@midconetwork.com . Proceeds go toward the CHS Pirate hockey team program.  A social will be held at the Crookston Eagles from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. with The Johnny Holm Band playing.

The Crookston Eagles will have Jackpot Bingo with a $1000 final jackpot, meat raffles and horse races on Thursday, December 23 at 6:00 p.m. The Johnny Holm Band will play from 9:30-1:00. The cover price is $10, and you must be 21 or older to attend.

The Crookston School District will have no school from December 23 through January 2 for Christmas break.

The Golden Link will be closed on Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, in Observance of Christmas. They will offer Foot Care on Thursday, December 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Harvest Church in Crookston will have their Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Brander Printing will be closed this week in observance of Christmas.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Friday, December 24, in Observance of Christmas. The garbage collection for that day will be collected on Monday, December 27.

Tri-Valley Transportation Programs will be closed on Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Transit locations include Crookston. Thief River Falls, Bagley, and Mahnomen. For more information on T.H.E. Bus schedules and hours of operation, please visit www.tvoc.org/services/transportation/t-h-e-bus-schedule or call 800-201-3432.

The Polk County Transfer Station will be closed on Friday, December 24, in observance of Christmas.

The Crookston Eagles will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid will have a Christmas Eve Mass on Friday, December 24, at 5:00 p.m., and again on Christmas day, Saturday, December 25, at 5:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will be closed on Saturday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.

Harvest Church in Crookston will have no Sunday School or Nursery available on Sunday, December 26.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions December 27-31.

The Golden Link will have a Sit, Stand, and Dance Class on Monday, December 27, at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday, December 27, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers. A special City Council meeting will take place before at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the City Administrator’s performance evaluation.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle on Tuesday, December 28, at 1:00 p.m., Recycled Cards at 1:00 p.m., and a SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards on Wednesday, December 29, at 8:00 a.m., and Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, December 29.

The Golden Link will be closed on Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31, for New Years.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Friday, December 31, in Observance of the New Year holiday. The garbage collection for that day will be collected on Monday, January 3.

The Crookston Blue Line Club and Crookston Eagles will be hosting a Happy New Year 2022 Bash at the Crookston Eagles Club on Friday, December 31, at the Crookston Eagles Club. There will be social at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the Band “Four Wheel Drive” will perform live at 9:00 p.m. There will also be a Silent Auction, Raffles, Games, and Drawings. Dinner tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple, and can be purchased at the Crookston Eagles Club or Blue Line Club Office. Tickets are limited. All proceeds will go towards Crookston Youth Hockey. If you have any questions you can call Kristy at 218-470-0423.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Andy Oman of State Farm Insurance January 3-7, and UMC January 5-7.

The Fertile Public Library will have a story time for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Fire Fighters January 10-14.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the American Legion January 17-21.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Kiwanis 100’s and Leo Club January 24-28.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Brost Chevrolet, American Federal Bank, and the Lanctot Agency January 31, through February 4.

The Crookston Driftbusters Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Snowmobile Safety Training field day  for students ages 12 and older on Saturday, January 8, 2022. The first step is to complete the online portion of the class by going to www.snowmobilecourse.com. The field day will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. Students must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign up, along with a helmet and warm clothes. For more information or to register, please call Mike Boucher at 218-280-3385.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

RiverView Health is holding virtual, monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meetings the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. For more information on the support group, contact Laura Slaathaug, RD LD, at 218-281-9589.

The Benedictine Living Community Auxiliary is looking for new members. For those interested in joining, you can contact President Diane Seddon at 218-280-6736.

The Crookston License Center is now offering the Class D written test for permit’s, new to state residents, and MN reinstatements. The test is available by appointment for a fee of $10.00. If you want to schedule an appointment, please call 218.281.5423 or email licensecenter@co.polk.mn.us.

Altru Clinic in Crookston has the flu vaccine available.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all persons six months and older to receive the flu vaccine.  Call 218.281.9100 to schedule your flu shot today. 

Studio 110 in Downtown Crookston will have Open Studio Hours every Tuesday & Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost to attend is free, for more information you can call 218-277-8774.

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meet the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages. Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library; participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. All are welcome. 

The Crookston Public Library’s Reading by the Red Book Club meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library at 6:30 p.m. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages.

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6. Veterans’ meals are half price on the first Monday of the month. Call 281-3072 by 10:00 the day you plan to have lunch. 

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Crookston Library Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students and parents should call ahead to check the availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149. 

Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19 and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385.  The phone is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information on the Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf website click here. For more information or to donate, call 218-277-0000.

The Golden Link is now renting rooms for parties. Free for members. Call 218-281-3072 for details.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Unplug and Play” every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from now until December. The class is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free virtual class “Book it and Cook it” once a week, from now until December. The class will be pre-recorded each week and available for your convenience. The class is designed to show you the benefits of cooking with your children. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Pop in and Play” The 4th Saturday of the month from now until December. The class is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. The class allows parents and their children to play with equipment designed for young children in the gymnasium. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.