By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
As some of you may already know, I was the featured person in the Pine Journal last week in the “Our Neighbors” section. I was honored to be asked to do this interview and was so impressed with Wendy Johnson, the publisher at the Pine Journal, who did the interview. She was truly interested in my story and had so many great questions for me. She also did such a wonderful job of writing the story and I am so grateful to her for her fine writing. As a writer myself, it’s not easy to get all the facts of a story correct, but she hit the nail on the head and I was really happy with the story. One point I would like to make is that with all the activities I am involved in, it would be impossible to do them without the help of so many area volunteers that help along the way. You will never know how much you all are appreciated in our area.
I have been receiving many words congratulations for this story and thank yous for writing all these years, so let it be known that I really appreciate your thanks! I even got a call from Pastor William and JoAnn Simpson in Arizona last night. They thanked me for all the writing, which is so ironic since it was JoAnn who helped me pass seventh-grade English back in 1957 as I was about to fail, and she took me in during the summer to make sure I passed that year. Little did she (or I) know that I would end up doing so much writing in the future!
It is with sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Kathy Olbekson Kampa, 47, daughter of Ernie and Audrey Olbekson, who died Oct. 19 from a short illness. Her service was held Oct. 19 in Edina, Minn. To her parents, sister Nancy, brother Dale, son John and daughter Andrea and husband Doug, please know that we are keeping you and yours in our hearts and prayers.
Ericka Joyce Schultz, daughter of Wade and Courtney Schultz, was born Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 22 inches long. She has three sisters, Ryann, Bethany and Ambrosia. Congratulations to the Schultzes and Messeres on their newest granddaughter.
Becket Gordon Homstad was born Nov. 15, 2011, to Tyler and Stacy Homstad of Cloquet. His grandparents are Dan and Candy Homstad of Cromwell and Bruce and Grace Wells of Duluth. Becket also has a 5-year-old brother named Tanner.
Attention veterans! Join the folks at Cardinal Court-Villa Vista on Tuesday, Nov. 6 (note date change from last week’s article.) The day starts at 10 a.m. for stories and sharing time. A noon luncheon for the veterans and guests will be served. Everyone is welcome to thank our vets at these events and also for the 1 p.m. coffee and goodies. If you are a veteran, please feel welcome to attend.
Are you a Thrivent member? If so, there are two upcoming events to keep in mind. First, there will be an Open House at the Thrivent office on Nov. 8 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Carlton office, 230 Chestnut Ave. And then they have reserved the entire Encore Theater in Cloquet for the holiday showing of “Christmas Belles. Cost to you is only $7 as Thrivent will pick up the rest. You must RSVP to 218-384-4400 by Nov. 15 as there are only 140 tickets available.
There will be a Turkey Bingo at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church between Cromwell and Wright on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. Lunch will be served so come on out and also see the newly remodeled basement at the church.
The School Board Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6: The following people have filed for the three four-year positions: Walter Collman, Angela Lind Anderson, Tim Hakamaki, Steve Risacher and Lance Line. To fill one two-year vacancy the following have filed: Loran Shelton and Rod Walli.
Congratulations to Nick Koenig for qualifying for the state cross country meet! Nick will compete on Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. A great job was done by all cross country members! Coach K. wants to thank all runners for all of your hard work this season!
Parent/teacher conferences will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. both nights.
Upcoming events at school: the High School Winter Program will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and the Elementary Winter Program will be held Tuesday, Dec.11, at 7 p.m. Both programs will be held in the large gym.
The school is doing a preschool census, counting all new little noses in our school district! Don’t miss special notices for family classes, preschool screening or kindergarten roundup. Please call the school at 218-644-3716 ext. 4100.
The Cromwell-Wright speech team will again sponsor the Hunter’s Supper on Friday, Nov. 2. This year’s meal will consist of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potato pie and a beverage. Cost for adults is $10, ages 2-12 is $6, and age 2 and younger are free. Volunteers are needed to help. All proceeds will go to the Cromwell-Wright speech team. Contact Brian Schilling at the school if you are able to help out.
The Cromwell Community Craft Sale is just around the corner! It will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are still available if you are interested. Call Pauline at 218-644-3713 or Peggy at 218-644-3746 or 218-390-4210.
There will be a Mojakka Supper at the Lakeside Community Club, located two miles south of Highway 210 on South Finn Road (County Road 22) in Wright, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under.
The Book Nook of Cromwell will host a book signing of local author Robert L. Conley on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet him and enjoy one of our local people!
The Bethany Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov.10, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Browse-and-Buy will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The auction will be held at 1 p.m. There will be lunch, baked good, crafts, next to new items – all you need!
That’s all the news from Lake Baseball’soverforanotheryear. Congratulations to the New York Giants. They really proved that they are the “Giants of Baseball!” Have a great week and stay safe while hunting.