By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
Get well wishes go out to second-grader Mateo Luna who fell at the Hermantown school and broke his left arm. After the swelling went down, he had surgery to fix the break and is now feeling pretty good. Angie and Eddie have now moved to the Duluth area and Angie has a full-time teaching job at the Hermantown school teaching kindergarten.
Our sympathy to the family of Cathleen “Cathy” Cain Waldemarsen, 58, who died Oct.18 or 19. She was a 1973 graduate of Cromwell School. I have no other details at this time.
Here’s the latest update on Steve Hallgren from his wife, Kim: “Steve and son, Ben, had a successful trip to Colorado: found Ben a place to live and at least two or three good job prospects. Just like the redwoods trip, they drove straight through the night on the way home and it took its toll on Steve. He had a really tough first day home, two days of feeling pretty good, but today he is suffering from a migraine and overall fatigue. Hospice will be doing their regular stop out tomorrow and they usually have answers — though as is normally the case he will be feeling fine by then so don’t freak out yet. We still feel blessed for every day. Many of you have asked what to specifically pray for us. I would say peace surrounding God’s daily purpose for Steve. Because he is fatigued he feels useless, too tired to do much of anything, as do any of us when we are ill, and that’s just the way it is. Love to you all, Kim.” We would like to add our thanks for Steve and Kim for all their continued faithfulness to our area.
The 2013 Hunter’s Supper will again be sponsored by the Cromwell-Wright speech team on Friday, Nov. 8, at the school. They are looking for volunteers to help with the dinner. If you are interested in helping, please contact Brian Schilling at the school at 218-644-3716 ext. 3000. All proceeds go to the speech team to help cover judging fees, entry fees, scripts and other costs associated with speech meets. Thank you for your support!
Our best get-well wishes go out to Marilyn Olesiak Kiehl who is recuperating at the Lakeshore Care Facility, which is on the east end of Duluth. Cards can be sent to her at Lakeshore Lutheran Home, 4002 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804, and she would love to have visitors now.
I just got a note from the Volunteer Services of Carlton County to let us know that they have moved. The phone number is 218-879-9238. The new address is 199 Chestnut Ave., Ste. 3, Carlton. The mailing address is P.O. Box 450, Carlton, MN 55718.
Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell is holding their Annual Harvest Bazaar and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26. Browse and buy starts at 11 a.m., with lunch of deli sandwiches with all the fixings to be served. The auction starts at 1 p.m. by the Switzer Family Auctioneers.
Did you know the Cromwell-Wright School District is in need of substitute bus drivers? Study materials for the written test are available at the school office. Training is available after passing your written test. Morning and afternoon trip pay is currently $35.32 per trip ranging up to two hours per trip. For more information, contact the superintendent at 218-644-3737 ext. 1005.
The After School Program is hosting a School Mall Fundraiser that will be going on throughout 2013 for our school. You can help out by shopping online at a variety of popular online stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Disney and Barnes & Noble through the School Mall website. A percent of your online purchase will be donated to our school’s After School Program. To donate, visit our school’s website and click on the School Mall link. Then all you have to do is select our school’s name and pick the online store you want to shop at from the drop down menu of merchants. You will then be directed to the regular online store’s website. Every time you shop this way a donation with be made to the After School Program. Thank you for your support of our school and the After School Program!
The Cromwell-Wright Dollars for Scholars Committee would like to give a big thank you to Nick Koenig for volunteering to help at the Mercy Hospital Foundation Gala last Saturday. It was greatly appreciated. Donations to Dollars for Scholars can be given at any time during the year. Just drop off your donations at the school.
The folks at the school are in the process of doing the preschool census: They are counting all little noses in our school district and don’t want you to miss out on special notices for family classes, preschool screening or kindergarten round up. Please call the school at 218-644-3716 ext. 1400. Thank you!
Vision and Hearing Screening will take place for grades K-12 on Monday, Oct. 28. Volunteers are needed all day, and lunch will be provided. Please call Megan Shelton, school nurse, at 218-644-3716 ext. 3150 if you can help out or if you have questions.
Cross country: Great job team at the meet on Oct.15 in Proctor. Even though we again faced wind, rain and cold you still ran awesome! In the junior high race Marcus placed fifth, Denny placed 25th and Jayna placed 12th, while Tristan took eighth place in the JV race. A big thank you goes out to our super fans who continue to show up and cheer us on in some of the ugliest weather we have seen in years. Our next race is the Section competition on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11a.m. on the Cloquet Country Club golf course.
There have been a few cases of head lice reported in the elementary grades. Affected classes have been checked. Please continue to check your child(ren) at home. Just a reminder that we have a “no nit policy.”
This year’s “Chilloween Party” will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Cromwell Pavilion from 5-8 p.m. There will be family fun, potluck dinner, a costume party, DJ music and fun activities for all ages. There will be cotton candy, popcorn, lemonade and hotdogs provided. From 8-11 p.m., there will be a dance for seventh grade and up. This is a fun family event, so please attend with your child/children.
The fourth-grade foster grandchildren will go to Villa Vista on Monday, Oct. 28. They have been paired up with a resident and will spend the school year visiting their foster grandparent once a month. This program started in the fall of 1993 and has continued for these past 20-plus years and seems to be a great way for our kids to get to know an older person other than their own grandparents. Our thanks to the school for making this program possible.
The area kids can also go up to Villa Vista and Cardinal Court to Trick-or-Treat on Halloween, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. The residents sure enjoy it when kids come to visit any time. Diane Hansen and Bill Haapoja will entertain the residents and any other visitors on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.
The Area Clothing Depot will have their annual coat and sweater giveaway on Oct. 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 and Nov. 2. Limit one coat and three sweaters per visit. Also, there is a “Do Not Donate List” on the door at the Depot. Please check the list before donating items. At this time, please NO donations of books until further notice.
Coming to Bethany Lutheran Church in November...Winter Wear Exchange! On Sunday, Nov. 3, we will have an opportunity for you to bring in your winter wear (coats, hats, boots, mittens, snow pants) that no longer fit or you no longer want and find something that works for you. You can drop your items off in the family room at Bethany by Friday, Nov. 1, or bring them that day. Also that day will be a baked potato bar, served by the Welcome Committee.
The Women of Bethlehem Lutheran in Wright are collecting socks, mittens, gloves and scarves (no hats at this time) for the Detox Center in Duluth. Drop them off at the church or leave them at the Co-op Store in a bag with my name and a label, “Sox 4 Detox” on them. Thanks, Jennie K.
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