Jennie K. Hanson
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,
I was able to pull a couple of April Fool's Day pranks on our grandson, but no one even tried to pull one on me. I told Matthew to come and see the deer tracks on his patio in Cloquet. Then, as he was taking out the garbage, I told him the bag was leaking all over the floor, which were both April Fool's tricks. So, nothing big this year.
We have another octogenarian in the area: Kenny Kangas will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house, cake and coffee at the SnoGophers building in Cromwell on Saturday, April 14, from 1-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Kenny, do you know what the best thing is about turning 80? You're not 90!
The School Board is re-evaluating needs and considering new ideas to accomplish the goals of the district through the building project. The Facility Committee meeting Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. will include an open forum section for community members to participate. The Board is open to hearing ideas and suggestions directly related to future building projects.
It was so nice to see the sunlight this morning, as I was getting ready to write this column. Maybe it's the coming of spring, but any day with bright sunlight is a great day.
Jennie K. Hanson writes news and notes about the Wright and Cromwell area.
Emberleigh Laurelin Goodin was born Feb. 20 at Cloquet Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed to the family by her parents, Suzanne and Lucas Goodin, and sister, Kieriahna, 10.
I attended the book reveal event at the Carlton County Historical Society in Cloquet the afternoon of Feb. 18. The book, just published, is called "Fire Speaks Our Words, Creative Meditations on the Fires of 1918 — A Centennial Tribute." There are about 30 contributors to this newest volume on the 1918 fires. It's available at the CCHS or by mail if you call. I also have several copies.
When I taught fourth grade I always had the students memorize the presidents and because of that, I can still say the names of all our presidents in order in less than a minute. Most of the students were able to do this and Sadie Smith even could say them backwards. Cory Schleret was the all time best as he could say them in 16 seconds. I wonder how many former fourth graders can still remember them?
The Villa Vista/ Cardinal Court will be celebrating those residents who will be turning 90 and over during 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to help them celebrate these special birthdays. There are four residents who will be 100 or over: Ailie Costello, 103; Ellen Mikkola, 101; Signe Pitkanen, 102; and Helen Korpela, who will be 100 on Oct. 8. What wonder they have seen in the past 100 years?