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Jennie K. Hanson

 We come to you again this week as so many other weeks this past year with the passing of a community icon from Cromwell. Dick Huhta will be missed in the area and especially at the round table in the mornings at the Country Inn in Cromwell. He was one of the real movers and shakers in Cromwell and his legacy will last for years to come. So, with that we offer our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Richard “Dickie” Louis Huhta, 73, of Cromwell who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell. A Masonic service was held in the Cromwell Pavilion and a service was held on Dec. 17 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell. Spring interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake.


Kathryn Arlene Jolliffe, 72, of Wright died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Her funeral service was on Dec. 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wright, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery in Wright.

I recently got this email from Wanda Kisler Alamzan that I’d like to share: “We are all good. I had three granddaughters born since July. My son and his family from Japan will be with me for Christmas. That makes me happy. He is stationed at the Marine base in Iwakuni for three years. My other Marine son will be home for Christmas, too. He is stationed in North Carolina. We get to see him more often. I am planning a trip to Las Vegas in January to see my newest granddaughter. They are stationed at the Nellis Air Force Base there. My youngest just got her driver’s license... yay!!! It takes a load off me when she can get herself where she needs to go! I love my job as a nutrition assistant at the high school and I help do some catering. Life is good!” 

The dinner served at Bethany Lutheran Church on Saturday for the Cantata was fantastic. Barb Dahl is just phenomenal in her cooking and baking abilities. And she really outdid herself with this meal. By the way, the program was great, too, and brought back so many great memories for so the many folks who attended.

The area food shelf thanks the local residents for their donations of fresh produce this past growing season to our local food shelf, Tri-Community Food Shelf. They were greatly appreciated. Also, just a reminder that they need monetary donations all year long to keep the food shelf stocked.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s Sunday School Christmas program is on Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. during church. Everyone is welcome.

Lessons at Shooting Stars Dance will begin Jan. 10 at the Cromwell-Wright School! Lessons will be held on Fridays. Register online at (click the Stars in the Schools tab), by calling SSD at 218-879-6717, Suzy at 218-390-2837 or emailing

There will be an early dismissal at 1 p.m. at the school this Friday, Dec. 20, and school will resume on Jan. 2, 2014. 

The School Board has designated the superintendent to decide if school is to be changed due to weather or other reasons. Official school closing, schedule change, and announcements can be heard on these stations:  KDLH (96 FM), KDAL (610 AM), KKCB (105.1 FM), WEBC (560 FM), WKLK (1230 AM & 96.5 FM) as well as local television stations.

Cromwell-Wright School office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all days school is in session. If you are calling in before or after those hours for absences/attendance, please dial 1000 and leave a message. Thank you!

Cromwell-Wright School District is in need of substitute bus drivers. Study materials for the written test are available at the school office. Training is available after passing your written test. Morning and afternoon trip pay is currently $35.32 per trip ranging up to two hours per trip. For more information, contact the Superintendent at 218-644-3737 ext. 1005.

Elementary students go outside every day and need to have warm clothing for the playground. They need a winter coat, snow pants, a hat, warm gloves or mittens and warm boots. 

Christmas Eve services will be held at Bethlehem in Wright at 4 p.m., at St. John’s at 5:30 p.m. and at Bethany in Cromwell at 8 p.m. 

That’s all the news from Lake Hopeyourshoppingisdone. Hello to all the folks up at the school. Thanks for all you do for our students!

Wendy Johnson
(218) 879-1950