By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
The Carlton County Retired Educators – CCRE – will meet at the Lazy Moose (formerly the Blue Bear) in Moose Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m. All new and retired teachers and staff are encouraged to attend. They meet only twice a year, in April and September and also volunteer to run the Little Red School House during the fair, so the commitment is not that great, but it is fun for the retired teachers to get together.
The Cromwell United Methodist Sunday School will begin classes Sunday, Sept 19. For more information, or to enroll, please contact Edna Mowers at 218-644-3753.
Well, another Harvest Fest at Cromwell is in the record books. There was a very good turnout for all the events. The winners at the parade were first place, Sno-Gophers; second place, Villa Vista; and third place, Cromwell YOT. A huge thank you to all who participated in the parade this year.
It was great to visit with Franklin and Ellen Maki at the Harvest Fest. Franklin sat with the members of the Class of 1963 for over an hour reminiscing our school years together. He mentioned that years ago with the finances of the school, there was no way to let the parents and community know what was going on at school, and the kids were not too good at bringing notices home when they were passed out in class, so Franklin suggested that the bus drivers give out the announcements as the kids get off the bus. This came to be known as the Bus Bulletin and started in 1961 or so. This is a tradition that has been carried on ever since, so next year at the All School Reunion, the Bus Bulletin will also celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is just another point of trivia that I love to keep track of. I wonder who has the oldest copy of a Bus Bulletin? Start looking through your old scrapbooks and see if we can get some old copies.
I also have many of the old school newspapers called the “Cardinal.” Marion Kukkola Reed gave them to me several years ago and I have them in a three- ring binder and they will also be on display at the reunion next summer. The All-School Reunion is July 2, 2011. Please keep that date in mind when planning your vacations for next year.
The Class of 1961 is having a planning meeting at Linda Shelton’s on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. for all members of the class to help make plans for their 50th class reunion next summer.
Our best wishes go out to Don Lehti and Miriam Alander of Cromwell. They are both at St. Eligis Care Center, 7700 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN 55808. I’m sure cards and visits would be very welcome.
There will be an open house wedding reception for Bryan and Ramona (Bailey) Sedlander who were married Sept. 5, 2010, in Eau Claire, Wis. The reception will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell on Sunday, Sept. 26, after regular church services around noon. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Check with Villa Vista to see when the community/resident cribbage days will be held. The phone number is 218- 644-3331. There are many activities held at Villa-Cardinal Court so pick up a calendar of events for your participation.
David and Karen Pitkanen want to thank everyone who helped make their 50th wedding anniversary party so enjoyable. They especially want to thank those who helped in the kitchen with the lunch and all the friends and relatives who took the time to attend, gave gifts and/or sent cards and phone calls.
Quilting has resumed at both Bethlehem and Bethany churches. Bethany meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and those at Bethlehem meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. New members are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary.
The church supper planned for Sept.17 has been rescheduled for Oct.1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright. A “Stew Fest” will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. before the home football game against McGregor. There will be homemade stew, homemade bread, and homemade desserts, all for a donation.
Attention All Seniors: Carlton County Council on Aging is sponsoring a meeting Monday, Sept. 27, at Grace Baptist Church, 601 14th St., Cloquet, from 9:30-11 a.m. The guest speaker will be from the Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind. They will present information on services that are provided to people who are blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Volunteer Services at 218-879-9238.
That’s all the news from Lake Greattobebackatschool and Hello to all the new teachers and staff at our schools in the area.