Wright - Cromwell NewsAs I sit down to write this week’s news, it is the 30th anniversary of the first time I did the news column for the local papers.
By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
As I sit down to write this week’s news, it is the 30th anniversary of the first time I did the news column for the local papers. I started on Oct. 2, 1982. Where have all those years gone and how many columns have I written? In those first years and even up to about the 1990s, I typed the news on an electric typewriter and mailed it to the area papers. Then, they had to retype it to get it into the paper. Now all I have to do is type it on my computer, save it, and then copy and paste it to the email addresses that get it. The paper then just has to copy, paste and edit my news and wa-la, you get to read it. Isn’t technology great – until it doesn’t work. Then we have to fix those problems. I haven’t had too many lately, knock on wood!
This is also the 40th anniversary of the Cromwell-Wright School’s first all day, year-round kindergarten. It started in the fall of 1972 and Helen Benson taught the first class. Hundreds of kids have benefitted from this program and now many of them are in their 40s and 50s. Were you in that first class of all day, all year kindergarten? Before this, kindergarten was only held for four weeks in May.
I had the chance to attend the last home football game verses McGregor and it sure was a great battle. The score went back and forth for most of the game until C-W held out for a win in the last quarter. Both teams looked good. There were a few injury timeouts so Mary Hakamaki and the rest of the ambulance crew rushed for over 200 yards to get to the injured. The injuries weren’t too serious, as no one had to be taken to a hospital by the ambulance, but we sure are thankful they are available, just in case. We play at Floodwood on Oct.12, and the last regular home game is on Wednesday, Oct. 17, against Wrenshall.
The Cromwell-Wright School’s ninth grade civics class is inviting the community members of Cromwell and Wright to a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Cromwell-Wright school auditorium. There is going to be a lot of turnover on the school board. Here is an update on the current board and those running for the board. Current board members through January 2013 include chair Steve Bridge (whose term is over and who will not run for re-election), Greg Eliason (who is not up for re-election and will continue for two years), Sherry Hutar (who is not up for re-election and will continue for two years), Walt Collman (whose post is up for re-election) and Jerri Haugan (whose term is over and who will not run for re-election). Todd Johnson resigned early this year from his term and was not replaced. The candidates for this election for the four-year terms are: Walter Collman, Angela Lind, Tim Hakamaki and Steve Risacher. The two-year vacated term candidates are: Lance Line, Loren Shelton and Rod Walli.
The folks at the First Presbyterian Church in Tamarack would like to thank everyone who came to their Spaghetti Supper or bought tickets for the raffle. There was a great turnout for this annual event. Since the big prize of a glider bench made by Bob Pearson was won by a family member, it was then auctioned off and went for around $300. This will surely help pay for fuel this winter. Please remember our small churches in the area by attending their services and contributing to their financial needs. We really do need them to keep our communities active, alive and growing.
The Cardinal Quilters Guild will host their annual fall retreat Oct. 19-20 at the Cromwell Pavilion. They will spend up to two full days quilting (their own projects or some new ones) and learning new tips and techniques of beautiful, yet easy, creative designs. Quilters of all levels of experience are welcome to attend either or both days. For more information, contact Carolyn at 218-310-8357. Space is limited to the first 25 registrations.
The Cromwell-Wright speech team will again sponsor the Hunter’s Supper on Friday, Nov. 2. Volunteers are needed to help. Please contact Brian Schilling at the school if you are able to help out.
It’s time again to start planning for the Chill-O-Ween Party! It will be held on Friday, Oct. 26. We want everyone to “Save the Date!” It’s for all ages and will again be a potluck. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please call Alicia Jatkola at 218-838-8430.
There will be a flu shot clinic from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.17, at the Cromwell Medical Clinic. No appointment is needed. Cost is $25 for cash pay.
That’s all the news from Lake Greattohavefamilyaround and hello to all those who attended the River Hill Rangers Reunion Benefit Dance at the Pavilion on Oct. 29. Have a great week.