Wright Cromwell News
By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
As of last Friday night, I can cross another item off my “Bucket List.” I have wanted to attend a taping of the Garrison Keillor “Prairie Home Companion” program and I finally got to go Friday night at the Minnesota State Fair. I went on a bus trip from Cloquet with my granddaughter, Tayiah, and a bunch of other Minnesotans.
Don’t forget to go to the Spaghetti Supper at Tamarack Presbyterian on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright will hold a “Stew Fest” on Friday, Oct. 1, at the church from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is right before the home football game verses McGregor. There will be a free-will donation taken at the door.
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.
The next meeting of the Carlton County Retired Educators will take place Sept. 28. All newly retired teachers and staff are encouraged to attend.
I see that the members of Lake Country Power voted down the rate regulation from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The vote was 11,625 against and 6,697 for regulation. Forty-three percent of members returned ballots out of the 42,364 members. This initiative cost the members approximately $5 per member – a total of $211,820.
I just got word that Rozzie and Fabio Obando have a new baby daughter, born Sept. 2, 2010. Little Samantha Fe (pronounced Fay and Spanish for Faith) weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and is 22 inches long.
The next All-School Reunion meeting will be held at Linda Larson’s on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. New volunteers are needed to help with the plans and getting the invitations sent out to as many of the alumni as possible. A member of each class will soon be contacted to send out letters to their classmates. Please try to cooperate and help by doing these mailings. The reunion date is July 2, 2011.
Have you noticed the new building the Clothing Depot put up for storage? It is not for dropoffs but to store the excess items for the veterans or Goodwill. The Depot sign is also up along the highway with the colorful flags pointing out the location and hours of the depot.
One of my pet peeves in the spring is all the litter along the roadsides. Maybe as a community, we could take some time in September to walk around town, roadsides and pick up the litter that’s out there now and get rid of it before the snow falls. I used to see the late Harlan and Sally Switzer doing this in Cromwell and really appreciated their efforts to keep the town looking at its best. How about it?
That’s all the news from Lake Bekindtooneanother and Hello to all the volunteers and folks at Harvest Fest.