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Jennie K. Hanson

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Boy, there sure are lots of stories about roofs that have collapsed and water damage to area buildings and homes. With all the snow on our buildings, it is inevitable that this damage will occur, so take a look at your buildings to see if some of these damages can be prevented.

School will be in session on Monday, March 24, to make up one of the missed weather days. It was previously a teacher in-service day. There will be future Board action on other missed school days at the regular school board meeting on March 19.

Please be a hero! March is Food Share Month. Cash and non-perishable food items can be donated. Items can be brought to any elementary classroom. All donations benefit our local Tri-Community Food Shelf. Please be generous!

The Cromwell Harvest Fest Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the activity room on the second floor of Cardinal Court. The purpose for this meeting will be to discuss reorganization as an independent non-profit corporation. Proposed bylaws, articles of incorporation, and election of officers will occur. Plans for the 2014 Harvest Fest and other possible activities will take place. All members who worked on Harvest Fest in 2013 are needed at this meeting. New members are welcome and encouraged. Goodies and coffee will be served. For questions, contact Rob or Deb Switzer at 218-644-3780. Hope to see you there!

Lent is here and with Lent come Lenten services. St. John’s meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. followed by potluck suppers, and Bethany, Bethlehem and United Methodist are holding joint services with the following schedule:  March 12 at Methodist at 6 p.m. for soup and 7 p.m. service, March 19 at Bethlehem with soup at 6 p.m. and services with Diane Hansen and Bill Haapoja at 7 p.m., March 26 at Bethany, April 2 at Methodist, and April 9 at Bethlehem with Diane and Bill. All folks are encouraged to attend any or all of these services.

Carlton County Triad met on March 2 with Dave Hall as featured speaker.  He works for Carlton County Public Health and Human Services. His main focus is on the safety of vulnerable adults in our area. What is a vulnerable adult? It is any adult who lives in a facility or an adult who lacks the ability to protect or provide for themselves due to fragility of aging or any special cognitive, or developmental condition. Being older, having a mental health issue, or being chemically dependent does not by itself, make one a vulnerable adult! There are many outreach services available and if needed you can call 218-879-4511 for questions or access adult services. Just ask for an on-call social worker.

The next Triad meeting will be at 10 a.m. April 2 at the County Transportation Building in Carlton.

Congratulations to Brianna Koivisto and Jeremy Hollenbeck on the birth of a son, Easton Michael Koivisto, on Jan. 9, 2014.

After this long winter, are you up for an evening of fun? If so, get your tickets for the County Seat Theater Company production of “Leading Ladies” to be presented April 3-6 and 9-13 at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet. Just call 218-878-0071 for reservations. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and senior citizens.

Our sympathy to the family of Matt Benson, 66, of Hoyt Lakes, a Cromwell-Wright High School graduate. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, in Aurora. Cards may be sent to Jeanne and family at 224 Elmwood Road, Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750.

Our sympathy goes out to our school counselor, Joyce Brekke, and family on the recent death of her father: John Cox, 80, of McGregor, who died on Monday, March 3, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial was held March 10 in Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor.

That’s all the news from Lake Roofsneedshoveling and hello to all our snowbirds who will be returning soon.

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Wendy Johnson
(218) 879-1950
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