By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
Now that the county fair is over, we are looking forward to and planning for school to resume. School starts in Cromwell-Wright on Sept. 7 at the usual time. All students should get a mailing from the school with the important documents to fill out and return the first day of class.
The first home football game will be Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. and then the other home games will be Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Yes, there are only three home games this year unless we get into the playoffs and then we could have extra home games. Go to the school’s website for the complete fall athletic schedule or stop at the school and pick up the school calendar and the sports schedules.
My sister’s 13-year-old cat, Mittens, died this past week. Mittens was famous for protecting the home and will be missed by Margaret and Howard. It’s always hard to have a pet put down, but Mittens was just so frail and not eating that it was the most humane thing to do.
The volunteers at the Little Red School at the county fair have again done a fabulous job. Most of them are retired educators from the county, so thank you to Diane Lindstrom, Betty Lidberg, Shirley Stebbins, Rose Roszak, Mary Lu Carlson, JoAnne Pearson, Gerrie Selen, Margaret Webster, Claudia Hahn, Lil Evenson, Jean DeRungs, Lindsay Lally, Carolyn Krogh, Ron Hillstrom, Karen Peterson, Eleanor Eskuri, Del Weets, Jennie Hanson, Oscar Eliason, Stella Olson, Elaine Huhta and Beth Collman.
Did you see the new curtains at the Little Red School at the fair? They were designed and made by Carolyn Krogh and sure looked great. Thanks, Carolyn, for them and next year they will all be done! Barnum Boy Scout Troop #169 cleaned the school for us, so thanks, Boy Scouts, it looked great.
Dick Huhta was nominated and chosen as the Carlton County Male Senior Citizen of the Year for 2010. Dick had just had hip replacement on Monday and attended the presentation with the help of local ambulance volunteers.
There will be a 50th wedding anniversary party for Karen and David Pitkanen on Sept. 11 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Linda and Lloyd Shelton were overwhelmed with the folks who wished them well in their new home at the “housewarming” on Saturday, Aug.14. They have asked me to thank everyone for coming, and giving so many wonderful gifts and truly made their new house feel like a “home.” If you didn’t get to attend this event, Linda says you are welcome to stop in. It’s folks like these in our community who make this such a wonderful place to live.
The Tamarack Presbyterian Church will have a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Sept.11, from 5-8 p.m. They are also selling tickets for a drawing to be held on the same day.
Lincoln Hansen sent me the following announcement: The Disabled American Veterans, D. A. V. of Carlton County Chapter #18 is having their annual “Forget-Me-Not” Drive on Sept. 1. Containers will be placed at area businesses. Please take a “Forget-Me-Not” flower and make any amount donation. Funds attained are used for many sponsorships – rooms at Silver Bay Vets Home, vets fishing for disabled, hunting for disabled, furniture and other goods for fire victims, and other needs of disabled vets.
All area vets are invited to meet on the second Thursday of the month in the Cardinal Court meeting room at 10 a.m. Please feel free to attend. The next one will take place on Sept. 9.
With the start of school, we have to keep in mind the annual Harvest Fest in Cromwell on the weekend of Sept. 10-12. Check out the posters in the area for all the events so you can take part in them. Call Deb and Rob Switzer to sign up for the parade at 218-644-3780.
The Cromwell Area Historical Club is looking for old school desks to use on their Harvest Float this year. Call Judy Koivisto or Ken Kangas if you can help them out. The folks at Villa Vista are looking for swimming caps and older style swimming suits for their float. Just drop them off at Villa or call Cherie Nyberg for more information.
The Class of ’47 is planning their annual reunion, which will be a luncheon at the Fireside in McGregor. They will meet Sunday, Sept. 12, at 12:30 p.m.
That’s all the news from Lake Lookupintothenightsky and Hello to all the folks coming home for reunions.