By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
Ruth Karki celebrated her special 90th birthday with family and close friends on Sept. 18 at Cardinal Court. Along with her was her great-grandson, Blake Tamminen from Inver Grove Heights, who was turning 13 on Sept.19.
If you purchased the All-School Reunion Book, please add Queen Cherie Hedin and King Kenny Anderson to the list of Homecoming Royalty for 1972. This was mistakenly left out. By the way, the new books are printed and ready for shipping to those who ordered from me. I will also try to put books in area businesses. If you still want a book or know someone who does, write to me at 620 Center Road, Wright, MN 55798 or use my email address. Send a check for $15 for the book and shipping.
A daughter was born to Lindsay and Bill Braman last week. They named her Bree Anastasia and she was 22.5 inches long and 8 pounds 15.5 ounces. She has an older brother, Billy IV. Bree’s grandparents are Mike and Julie Peterson of Moose Lake and she is the great-granddaughter of Ebba Hedin of Cromwell.
The Senior Expo will be held Oct. 19 at the DECC in Duluth. The Cromwell Area YOT is trying to get a bus to go, so call Lindsay Lally at 218-644-3739 to sign up for a ride.
The AARP 55 Alive Refresher Course will be held Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cromwell Pavilion. Call Lindsay at 218-644-3739 to sign up.
Get-well wishes go out to Jay French who recently had hip replacement surgery. I have always thought Jay was pretty “hip,” but now we know he
Get well to Irene Iverson, who had a stroke and is presently at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. Visits and cards are welcome.
Our sincere sympathy to Marlene Almquist on the recent death of her husband, Earl. His funeral was held at Bethany in Cromwell on Sept. 16. Earl, 82, was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in Minneapolis and died on Sept.12, 2011. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was called into the ministry in 1960 and was ordained into the United Methodist Church in 1964.
Our sympathy to Michael and Stacey Homstad on the recent death of their daughter, Abigail Rose, 11 days old. Her funeral was held at West Side Church and officiated by her grandfather, Tim.
Congratulations to Mike and Julie Peterson on being chosen Grand Marshals for the 2011 Harvest Fest festivities.
Come to the Cromwell Park Pavilion on Oct.11 at 1 p.m. for the Lake Country Power update meeting with Rick Lemmons.
It won’t be long now and the LCP Operation Round Up Board will have granted the one millionth dollar to deserving nonprofits. Each month about 60 percent of the members round up their electric bills and this money is distributed to worthy causes. If you are not a round-up participant, I ask that you join. Just in our area alone, we have received thousands of dollars in grants.
The Villa-Courts celebrated National Assisted Living Week with a celebration on Sept. 15. Upper Lakes Foods donated, prepared and served the delicious barbeque meal.
The Book Nook is now open for business on the corner of Highways 210 and 73.
Also, Highway 210 will be having some repairs done tentatively the week of Oct. 17-23. They will replace the box culvert east of Cromwell so this will impact traffic both east and west.
I was honored to receive the Minnesota Retired Educator of the Year Award for volunteerism and promoting REAM recently at the Retired Educators Association of Minnesota (REAM) Convention held at the Black Bear Convention Center Sept.19-21. I especially want to publicly thank Ron Hillstrom and Carolyn Krogh for nominating me for this award. This is a great event for all retired teachers and staff. More members are always welcome!
That’s all the news from Lake Lookinglikefrost.