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Wright-Cromwell News: April 19 2018

I sure hope you all were able to see and read the story about and by Arnold Collman that was in the April 12 issue of the Pine Journal. He has a love of trains and even met a young boy that shares this love. His story and June's charcoal drawing of the steam engine made this a wonderful treasure not only for his family, but also for our whole community.

Cromwell-Wright Sophomores competed in the 25th Annual Toothpick Bridge Competition on March 8 at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Field House. Gage J., Benjamin H. and Micah P. won the honors of constructing the most economical bridge. Their bridge was only 90 grams and held over 10 kilograms.

Cromwell-Wright's Cheyenne Smith was even highlighted on the KBJR 6 news, stating: "I think that my favorite part about it was just being able to come here and see everyone else's bridges, and what they did, and different designs they had." Great engineering was done by all students,

Thank you, Mr. Koenig for continuing this great unit and bringing our students to compete once again.

The recent Dollars for Scholars fundraiser held at the Cromwell Park Pavilion was a big success. There were over 100 dinner tickets sold and it was great to see all the high school students serving and helping with all the work entailed. A big "thank you" goes out to all the kitchen help — head cook Barb Dahl and members of Dollars for Scholars team and especially to all the paid guests.

Thanks go out to Betty Lehet and Jan Erickson of the Moose Lake Area Historical Society for putting on the great program at the Villa Vista on April 10. There was a big crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy all the stories these gals told. By the way, there was even a 1918 fire survivor at this program. Ailie Costello, 103, was born and raised in Kettle River, so she is the oldest living survivor of this fire who is still living in Carlton County. We are honored to have her living among us at Cardinal Court.

It has been decided that the first meeting to kick off the 2018 Wrong Days celebration will be on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Minetties Diner. It would be greatly appreciated if everyone could be in attendance for the first meeting there is a lot to discuss. A few of the agenda items are as follows: fireworks display; how we spend the money that is donated to Wrong Day; the 2018 motto for the buttons and posters for our 53rd year; donation letters — who should they be sent to; and other miscellaneous business. Please let Linda L Kalli know at 218-878-7876 or Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else that may be interested in being a part of our Wrong Days committee. Thank you so much!

The Carlton County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 406 Cloquet Ave. at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. There will be a brief business meeting to introduce the CCHS Board members and have members elect new Board members and vote on the bylaw changes. There will also be a program with Beverly Proulx, whose beautiful new quilt will be on exhibit. She will discuss and show pictures on the history of quilts, which were one of the first things 1918 fire victims grabbed as they left their homes. Refreshments will be served after the program, so invite your friends and neighbors to attend.

Journey through the story of the unique artistic wall panels designed and built by local artist and author Margaret Olson Webster, who was inspired by a New York artist, will be displayed at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell, on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Sponsored by FUN Group of Bethany Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming events in Cromwell-Wright area

Thursday, April 19 — Blood drive at the school, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 — Lake Country Power's annual meeting, Cromwell-Wright School, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 20 — Fifth-annual bingo at Sno-Gophers building, 6 p.m., Cromwell.

Saturday, April 21 — Cromwell Area Community Club cleanup day; meet at pavilion by 9 a.m.

Saturday, April 21 — Moose Lake Historical Society mural unveiling, 4 p.m., event center.

Wednesday, April 25 — Wright Seniors Game Day, 1 p.m., Wright Senior Center.

Thursday, April 26 — Senior dance with Florian Chmielewski, 1-4 p.m., Cromwell Pavilion.

April 27 and 28 — Bethany Church rummage sale, 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 28 — Carlton County Historical Society annual meeting, 1 p.m.

That's all the news from the edge of Wright. Have a great week!