Most of the grad parties are over now or will be this weekend. They were so well attended and by the looks of the ones I went to, our area cooks are still really great. I guess it takes a small town to produce the best cooks and so many of them. I’m sure the graduates really appreciate all that is provided for them by their parents, relatives and friends, and also thank everyone for attending their parties and the many cards, cash, and gifts.
Congratulations to Keith Bergstedt on his retirement from many years at Cromwell-Wright School. A retirement party was held for him at the Buffalo House on May 30, but if you missed it, cards can be sent to him at the school.
The Cromwell Area Blood Drive will take place on Monday, June 9, at the Fire Hall. Please call Ray Lally to sign up to donate. Remember one donation can save three lives.
There will be a special meeting of the Farmer’s Co-op Store at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Wright Senior Citizen’s Building. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new board of directors and take care of any legally presented business.
Congratulations to the following athletes for making it to the State Track meet: Samantha Suhonen in the discus, Andrea Hakamaki in the 800, and the 4x800 team of Andrea Hakamaki, Rachel Hutar, Bailey Gronner and Allie Cahoon. Wish them good luck on their trip to State June 6 and 7. There will be a send-off at the school on Thursday morning, June 5, at 8:30 a.m. for anyone interested in coming to school for that. Also, you are encouraged to make signs along Highway 73 as the girls head down to the meet. They will be in the school van not a regular school bus.
School Board Elections: There will be three four-year terms to be filled beginning Jan. 5, 2015. If you are interested in having your name on the ballot, please note the following application dates and stop in the school office between Tuesday, July 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 12, to pick one up. School Board election schedule to be as follows: Tuesday, July 29 — first day to file for candidacy. Tuesday, Aug. 12 — last day to file for candidacy. Thursday, Aug. 14 — last day of withdrawal of candidacy.
The school gymnasium will be closed Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. until Tuesday, June 17 for repair and refinishing.
The Cromwellian yearbooks are still on sale. There are a limited number available, so order yours today. Prices are $50 per book. If you buy more than one in your immediate family, you receive a $10 discount per book ($40/book). With your order, please note the person(s) for whom you are buying the book(s). Full payment is due with each order. Please see Mr. Berthiaume with your payment. Please make checks payable to Cromwell-Wright School. Contact Mr. Berthiaume with questions.
Swimming lessons run June 16-27. Transportation will be provided by the District. The bus will leave Black Jack Grill in Wright at noon and will leave the school in Cromwell at 12:15 p.m. It will return to Cromwell at approximately 2:30 p.m. and to Wright at approximately 2:45 p.m.
The Tri-Community Food Shelf gladly accepts donations of homegrown produce. With that in mind, why not think about planting an extra row or two in your garden this year to donate? They accept donations at the food shelf site, the old Trolley Store in Cromwell, on Fridays from 2:30-3 p.m. The food shelf also wants to thank all who donated to make the March Campaign food and funds drive a success again this year. Volunteers are now needed at the food shelf. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Knoben at 218-426-4067 or speak to any other volunteer that you may know.
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Lawrence and Maxine Line. A party will be held for them from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion.
Several eighth-graders will be confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church on June 15 at the 10:30 a.m. service. This will also be their first Sunday for new Interim Pastor Judy Anderson-Bauer.
The Carlton County Retired Educators will meet in Cromwell on June 24 at the Country Inn Café at 11:30 a.m. and then go to the Bethany Church for a program and meeting. Program will be by the Cromwell Quilters. All area retired school employees are invited and encouraged to attend.
That’s all the news from Lake Runningover and hello to all our area snowbirds who are making their way back to the area. Welcome back, we miss you when you are gone!