By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
Bob Pearson and some of his family celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving out of a plane at the airport at Skydive Superior. I’m sure they were all worried about the jumps, but after succeeding in a lifetime goal, they must be very proud of themselves and especially of their dad, Bob. Congratulations on reaching one of the items on your “Bucket List,” Bob!
Congratulations to Madelyn Adelsgruber on being chosen the “Grand Marshal” for the Wrong Days Parade.
Dan and Sara (Homstad) Baars welcomed their second child, a son, Walker Allan Baars, on June 18, 2011. Walker is welcomed home by big brother Hunter, age 3. Proud grandparents are Clyde and Roxy Homstad of Cromwell and Gary and Susan Baars of Inver Grove Heights.
Lori Wester, a Cromwell-Wright High School science teacher, is one of 15 educators picked from a field of more than 50 to work with scientists on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lake Guardian for the 2011 Lake Superior Shipboard and Shoreline Science workshop beginning in July. The ship will travel to the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, Keweenaw Bay and Houghton, Mich. Teachers will blog and Tweet findings for the EPA and develop lessons with the scientists to bring back to their students for use in chemistry, biology, science and math classes. Wester says this is the third year she has tried to get into the program and she expects her enthusiasm will rub off on her students, who have spent time sampling the St. Louis River.
The next meeting of Carlton County TRIAD will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Moose Lake Community Center. All seniors are welcome to join and learn of ways to protect yourself from fraud, scams and other threats. Our county law enforcement is always represented and encourages us all in ways
to remain safe and proactive.
The Farmer’s Co-op Store in Wright will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Wright Senior Building at 7 p.m. All folks interested in the store are encouraged to attend. There will be lunch and door prizes.
Beanie Randa has asked me to announce that the Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell is hoping folks will NOT bring any large pickup loads to the Depot for the time being. They have a lot of stuff and are running out of room for those big loads. Smaller donations are still welcome for now. Then, summer shorts and coats are $2 a bag from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3.
Vacation Bible School at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wright, will be held Aug. 8, 9 and 10 from 9-11:30 a.m. each day. If you can, pre-register your children by calling Linda at 218-357-2641 or Pat at 218-357- 2064. Everyone is welcome.
Carl and Judy Dahlman, formerly of Cromwell and Cloquet, and daughters have been in the area for several weeks now. They are retiring so are holding a “Retirement Sale” at their CJ’s store in Cloquet, starting on July 28. All items must go – including the shelving, office equipment, etc.
Ron Langevin’s brother Philip, 68, died in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 7, 2011. He’s survived by Ron and Calvin Langevin. We have no other details at this time.
I also got word that my cousin’s 28-year-old son, Eric C. Corl, died in a plane crash in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Witnesses said that shortly after Eric left the airstrip in his Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, the plane starting making odd noises and quit. The aircraft apparently stalled as he tried to turn back towards the airstrip. It crashed nose-first into the trees and ground. Eric was stabilized for medical evacuation at Family Medical Center in Delta Junction, but died on the way to Anchorage. Eric was a Black Hawk helicopter pilot for the Air Force, but this happened on his private time. Eric is the son of Lana and Doug Corl of Petersburg, Alaska, and the grandson of Irene Bolstad of Floodwood.
That’s all the news from Lake Gotochurch and HELLO to Gene Turja, who celebrated his birthday on July 25.