Wright Cromwell News
By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
Our community has once again been touched by the death of a longtime member of the Cromwell area. Marvin Clifford Johnson, 69, a life-long area resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in his home in Cardinal Courts, Cromwell. A memorial service was held for him on Aug. 21 at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
Our sympathy to the family of Lucille “Lu” E. Parkinson, 81, of Edgewood Vista, formerly of Zenith Terrace and Eagle Lake near Cromwell, who died on Aug. 11, 2011, in Essentia Health/St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Once again, the Carlton County Fair held in Barnum is history. Marilyn (Olesiak) Kiehl got the award for having the most blue ribbons for her entries at the fair. She sure is following in the footsteps of her mother – Lydia Olesiak. The 4-H building was also well represented with so many of our youth projects. It’s great to see that the interest in 4-H is still continuing in the county. It was also great to see Charles Siemer at the Little Red School House again this year. The Little Red School was dedicated in 1976 to his Aunt Minnie who taught school in Carlton County for 57 years.
Speaking of school, Nancy Hanson published a book on the schools of Carlton County. I was able to purchase several copies at the fair and she may be at Harvest Fest with them for sale. The book is very complete and we thank her so much for her years of research on this project.
School will start on Sept. 6 so we know that summer is almost over, at least for the kids. I hear that there may be around 40 kids in kindergarten this year, so our school population seems to be growing. It must be the great way of life in our small communities.
Beanie Randa has announced that the Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell will hold a $1 Bag Sale during the week of Harvest Fest, so stop in Sept. 6, 8 and 10 for this great deal. Also, the School Special will be two bags for $5 on Aug. 23 to Sept 3. All shorts are now free.
That’s all the news from Lake Takeiteasy and Hello to all the exhibitors at the fair. Have a great week.