By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
With Memorial Day just a week away, we should also keep all our active duty military in our thoughts and prayers! They are: Ryan Beck, Brandon and Rebecca Burns, Justin Cieluch, Leslie Crist, Eric Davis, Tyler Envall, Mike Heikkila, Tanya House, Tiffany House, Blaise Johnson, Cole Johnson, Russell Johnson, Trevor Jokimaki, Levi Kasberg, Robert Kedrowski, Robert “Otto” Larson, David and Sherry Kedrowski Mitchell, Rochelle Pihlaja, Daniel “Bucky” Richards Jr., Danielle Richards, Dustin Rinta, Cory Schleret, Logan Shiflett, and Mike Thom. Please let me know of others I may have missed as we don’t want to leave anyone out from our area.
The Eagle Lake Cemetery Clean-Up is Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. Bring your weed whip and any other tools to help with the cleaning.
Also the Carlton VFW Honor Guard will be at the Eagle Lake Cemetery May 28 at 7:45 a.m. to present honors for Memorial Day. Please try to attend, as they may discontinue this service if they feel the attendance is low. Their tribute will continue at the Forest Hill Cemetery at 8 a.m. Please plan on joining us in honoring all our veterans and people in military service.
Our sympathy to the family of Sarah S. Horton, 66, of Cloquet who passed away Thursday, May 10, at her daughter’s home in Kettle River, with her family at her side. Interment service will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Our sympathy to the family of Mary Anderson Katzmeric, formerly of Cromwell, on her recent death in Arizona on April 28. A service is planned for a future date.
Get-well wishes go out to two Cromwell residents who were injured Sunday, May 6, in a motorcycle crash on County Road 16, about a half mile north of Lawler, reported the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office. It was reported that a 2007 Harley Davidson, driven by Shale Korpela, 21, Cromwell, had apparently stalled in the roadway when it was struck by a northbound 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Erick Heikkila, 29, of Cromwell. Both were transported by ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Korpela was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was reported in serious condition. Heikkila was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. The crash was reported at approximately 5:15 p.m.
There will be three four-year terms for school board to be filled beginning Jan. 1, 2013. If you are interested in having your name on the ballot, please note the following application dates and stop in the school office between Tuesday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug.14, to pick up an application.
Blessing of the Graduates at Bethany Lutheran will take place on May 20 during the regular church service at 10 a.m., with graduation to be held on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. We congratulate our senior class and hope for the best for them all.
The seventh- and eighth-graders of Bethany and Bethlehem Lutheran churches will be confirmed on Sunday, May 20, and/or May 27. Because of conflicts in their schedules, some will be confirmed on May 20 with the others on May 27.
There will be a special fundraiser for area Bible campers on Sunday, May 20, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following dealers will be there for you to look and buy: Celebrating Home, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Tupperware, Premier Jewelry and Creative Memories. A free-will luncheon will also be served. They need all the support they can get, so stop in for lunch and take a look around.
Vacation Bible School will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran in Wright July 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed! Call Jana Anderson to sign up your kids or to help.
The U.S. Postal Service floated a cost-cutting plan last Wednesday that would keep open thousands of rural post offices, amid concerns about widespread cuts and closures. Though no post office will close and no zip code will be retired, 13,000 rural post offices could have their hours cut two to six hours for the agency to meets its multibillion-dollar cost-cutting goal. The two-year approach includes options and will be completed Sept. 2014 with estimated savings of a $500 million annually.
That’s all the news from Lake Gopicksomewildflowers and have a great week!