By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
This week we start out with the tragic news of the death of Wright native Willard Paul Quiram, 76, of Esko. He died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, from injuries sustained in a tractor accident. His funeral service was on Aug. 12, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cloquet.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, for Ann Marie Rentola, 95, of Cromwell who died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell..
Our sympathy to the family of Edyth Kibert Wood, 102, of Moose Lake who died on July 21, 2013, at Augustana Mercy Health Care Center. Her funeral was held July 26 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home in Moose Lake.
Plan now to attend Cromwell Harvest Fest Sept. 6-8. Vendors, crafters and flea marketers wishing to reserve a space for Saturday should contact Deb Switzer at 218-340-1968 or Cherie Nyberg at 701-367-1268.
The Tri-Community Food Shelf is looking for garden produce this month and next. Please bring any produce you have to share to the Food Shelf in the Old Trolley Building in Cromwell on Fridays from 3-5 p.m. Do not drop them off at other times, as the food will spoil in the sun. They are also selling raffle tickets for prizes donated by several area folks and businesses. The prizes include a half pig cut and wrapped by Jeremy Line, a $50 gift basket from Farmer’s Co-op of Wright, $50 cash from Dr. Shawn Bode from the Cromwell Medical Clinic, $50 cash from Tyson Warner Construction, and $50 cash from McGregor Plumbing.
Have you noticed the Area Clothing Depot has a new entry platform and roof over the main door? Well, work has been done to improve the entry so it is safer for folks who come and go. Donations have also been steady and that really helps to keep the depot functioning. A big “thank you” to all who donate or purchase items from the Depot.
By the time you read this, the Carlton County Fair will be in full swing. Outstanding Senior Citizen and Century Farms Awards will be given out on Friday, Aug. 16, at noon. Please stop in at the Little Red School to visit with some of your former teachers.
The next YOT dance will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Musical host will be Mr. Morgan. You are invited for some August fun from 1-4 p.m.
Congratulations to Jeff and Theresa Suhonen on their 25th anniversary. A party was held in their honor on Aug.10 in Cromwell hosted by their children, Derek, Samantha and Jennifer. The Suhonens thank everyone who were able to attend, sent cards or called. Jeff and Theresa are a real asset to our community and we thank them for all their community participation over the years, especially with the area 4-H program.
There are so many area folks who make our community a success and many of them are never recognized as they seem to work behind the scenes and just do what they feel is the right thing to do without wanting any recognition. We thank all those folks who do the right thing without ever thinking twice about it.
Class reunions are still going on. With that in mind, Florence and Yvonne want to announce the Class of 1953 will have their 60th class reunion on Sept. 7 at the Country Inn Café in Cromwell at 1 p.m. You can call Florence at 1-651-271-7052 or Yvonne at 218-357-2212 for more information or to sign up. It would be nice to know how many are coming, but if you don’t call, just show up, as all are welcome to attend.
That’s all the news from Lake Letsheadtothefair and hello to all our 4-H kids and especially their leaders!