Did you know there are 457 retired educators in Carlton County and only six attended the recent Carlton County Retired Educators meeting in Cromwell? The CCRE only meets two times a year and they do a great job of volunteering at the Carlton County Fair in the Little Red Schoolhouse. The next meeting won't be until June 2018, but I'm hoping some of you can attend so we can keep this very worthwhile group functioning. Any retired employee of a school is welcome — teachers, staff, cooks, bus drivers, custodians, etc.
Connie (Smith) Webb, 70, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Villa Vista in Cromwell. A memorial service was Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
Our sympathy to the family of Jane Mattson Lindgren, 81, Cromwell Class of 1954, who passed away Oct. 7, 2017. She was buried in the Prairie Lake Cemetery north of Wright.
A creative writing workshop encouraging submissions to the Carlton County Historical Society's Great Fires Writing Competition will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the CCHS museum in Cloquet. Call 218-879-1938 with questions.
The Carlton County Historical Society welcomes Fred Friedman to its museum in Cloquet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, to present "The U.S. in World War I," which complements the museum's current exhibit, "A Call to Arms: Carlton County in World War I." Refreshments will be available. Call 218-879-1938 with questions.
The Area Clothing Depot is having a "Coat and Sweater" Giveaway Oct. 24 through Nov. 4, featuring one free coat and three sweaters per person per visit. Donations of coats and sweaters are also welcome. Recently several large furniture items were dropped off at the Clothing Depot. Please do not drop off large items because the depot has to pay to get rid of them. Cameras are being installed to catch these offenders. Donations should be given during regular business hours.
Minetties Diner is holding a Halloween Party for the area kids from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Come dressed up and enjoy fun and treats.
The next senior dance with Florian Chmielewski will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion.
There will be a Halloween party and dance, featuring Marie Ojala and Mark Pracher, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Villa Vista.
The annual "Chilloween" Halloween Party will be held from 5-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion.
The annual Hunter's Supper will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion, serving turkey and all the trimmings. This event is sponsored by the Cromwell Area Community Club.
There will be a Veteran's Day program at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Villa Vista. All area veterans are invited to attend and share the story of their military service. Bring along any memorabilia you may still have for "show and tell."
Villa Vista is also in need of used Christmas cards for projects. Please drop them off when you can.
Cribbage is played at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Villa Vista/Cardinal Court. All are welcome.
That's the news from the "Edge of Wright." Have a good week and get out there and do something to help others.