Jennie K. Hanson
According to some weather experts, we will have a colder and snowier winter than usual. A beautiful and meaningful memorial service was held Oct. 18 for Konnie Smith Webb. There was so much love and thoughtfulness in the service and afterwards at the luncheon.
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.
I heard that hundreds of folks took a ride through Jay Cooke State Park this past week as the whole road was opened up after the devastating floods of 2012. There were over 80 washouts along that road and now they have all been repaired.
I'm sure some of you have seen the article in the latest Lake Country Power newsletter about me and my growing up years in the area. Well, one of the teachers from Floodwood posted that article on the main hall bulletin board, so when I subbed in their school, there were a few kids who were shocked to see that I was still alive! I guess all they had seen was the photo of my headstone and thought that I had died. I sure got a bang out of that.
Jaden has been legally deaf since 13 months when he had a brush with scarlet fever. It is truly an inspiration to read about young folks who overcome obstacles in life and make the best of the talent they have.
Congratulations to Bruce Johnston from Tamarack who celebrated his retirement with a party at the Fireside on Sunday, Sept. 17. He worked for the Postal Service for over 30 years and really deserves a pat on the back and a great future.
A group of area concerned citizens have distributed a flyer about the upcoming school bond referendum in the mail. Look over the "Did You Know" statements and come to the informational meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school for more details. They say: "We need to do what's best for our kids." "Our community needs to make affordable decisions for the future of our school."
It could cost a small fortune to get a student ready for that first day of class and then if you have more kids your budget can really get stretched pretty thin. Let's hope all goes well for this year's students and that they look forward to another school year.
The Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell will hold a special School "Bag Sale" Aug. 24, 26, 29, 31, and Sept. 2, when you get two bags for $5 or one for $3. They are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanks for attending the Carlton County Fair held in Barnum. There sure were a lot of visitors who stopped at the Little Red School for lots of the "give-a-ways" thanks to our sponsors who donated the items.
Aug. 21, is the total eclipse of the sun. We will not be able to see the total eclipse, but the sun will be 76 percent covered where we are, unless it's too cloudy, but even if it is cloudy, the sky will darken. The total solar eclipse of June 8, 1918 crossed the United States from Washington state to Florida and was the last time it totally crossed the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic.