Jennie K. Hanson
p>Our Cromwell-Wright School is now into the second week of school. There are about 335 students in grades K-12 and a few new teachers and staff.
Boy, it won't be long now and school will be starting again. I hear that there are going to be some new faces at Cromwell-Wright School with folks leaving and positions to be filled.
Here is some more information I received from Elaine Crouch on the Violet Cemetery just northeast of Wright on East Mud Lake Road: The Violets, James O. and Angeline Trepanier, lived there in the 1890s. They had three children who died in 1897, so were likely buried there. When James O. Violet died from the skull fracture in 1911, they were living in Cromwell, but would likely have buried him with the children.
> First, from Elaine Crouch: "I think the Violet family had a hotel in town, and some of the family lived nearby, on what was the Frank Hanson farm when we were young. They had at least two small children. One of them, a young boy, wandered down the hill to what was the "sinkhole" (before the road was improved and moved). The little boy was gone for quite a while before his mom went looking for him. She left what she was cooking on the stove, and the smaller child napping in its bed. When the dad came home, the food on the stove was burned, and the baby was awake and crying. He found the boy and mom had drowned. The boy probably fell in, and the mom tried, unsuccessfully, to rescue him.
It was only three short years ago that we thought Wrong Days would die, but with the help of many, many volunteers, especially Linda Kalli, the chairperson of this event, it is now well on its way to many more years of success.
>There seems to be a lot of misinformation on the upcoming meeting about the roundabout in Cromwell, but there is more to this meeting than the roundabout.
The CCHS is also looking for donations of old photos, miscellaneous old antique items, old dolls and doll clothing and other clothing. With this in mind, Alice Lake donated her 1958 wedding dress and photo. <
I applied last month for a Lake Country Power Operation Roundup grant for quilt batting for the Bethlehem Lutheran Quilters and we were given that $500 grant.
The Dollar General Store is in the beginning stages of being built just east of the school bus garage in Cromwell. The CACC'S Gazebo next to Northview Bank is also in the process of being built, too. Then, a huge warehouse building is being built just north of Cromwell on Highway 73.
The Farmer's Cooperative Co. purchased D. C. Behren's Store building, organized and opened it for business June 3, 1919. Shares were $10 each and it was incorporated with $10,000 and annual sales of $60,000. Shares are still only $10, and you must have a share to be a voting member of the co-op.