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With only a few days until Christmas, most of us are looking forward to the holidays and all that comes with them. There are many programs and activities to take part in, and I'm sure this will enhance your Christmas season. So, from my family to yours, I'm wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. May this year be a real blessing to all! Villa/Cardinal Court held their annual Christmas Family Night on Dec. 8. There were over 150 folks in attendance including the residents and staff. This is the 39th year the Villa has been in operation.
Thanks, Good Samaritan To the Editor: I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Good Samaritan for her wonderful act of kindness Dec. 9th at Super One. It was appreciated more than she will ever know. God bless you! Marilyn Steffer, Cloquet
I am a hot mama -- although not in the way you might be thinking. I am hot, but I'm not referring to a trendy or hip sort of fashion, which, ironically, might also be thought of as cool. I am hot as in Hades hot. Temperature hot. My husband is not. (Hot in a temperature sort of way, that is.) It didn't used to be like this. In our early years of marriage I suffered from chilled-to-the-bone syndrome. Brrrr was practically my middle name, especially at night. I wore winter pajamas -- the kind with the feet built right in. I piled on thick quilts and comforters -- the more the merrier.
The Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery welcomes back acoustic singer/songwriter duo Bill and Kate Isles for a wonderful holiday performance at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. "Bill and Kate are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit," said General Manager Joel Soukkala. "They have become some of our favorite performers at the Encore.
Moose Lake Elementary sixth-graders wanted to help the victims in the Philippines that were displaced due to Typhoon Haiyan. On Fridays and days before Thanksgiving break, students have been encouraged to participate in "Hats On for the Philippines." Students can wear hats during the day if they bring in a dollar. Over the last two weeks, Moose Lake Elementary students and staff have raised about $400. "Hats on for the Philippines" will continue through Dec. 20. The Moose Lake Elementary staff decided to take it a step further.
The Cloquet School Board voted to approve the maximum 2013-14 school levy possible without a public referendum at its Monday night meeting. The board voted 5-1, with board chair Gary Huard in opposition, to increase the per-student levy from $97 to $300 for the next five years. The result for the owner of a $100,000 home in Cloquet will be a property tax increase of about $60 a year, according to Business Manager Kim Josephson. The board's "Truth in Taxation" hearing prior to the start of the meeting drew two public comments, and the board approved the levy increase without discussion immed
Cloquet High School announces the following students were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year: Grade 9 -- Alexandria Adolfs, Anna Alberio, Alysha Anderson, McKenzie Angell, Joseph Backus, Kolby Barney, Courtney Beaupre, Ethan Bergman, Logan Bettencourt, Jakob Blake, Nicole Blatchford, Jay Boder, Isaac Boedigheimer, Dallas Borske, Margaret Breuer, Abbie Burley, Anna Buskala, Delaney Charon, Marlee Clemens, Elaine Conner, Dylan Czech, Erin Dahnke, Ebony DeLovely, Conner Denman, Sylvie Deters, Tyler Duret, Walter Eakman, Kathryn Elwood, Kaytlin Engen, Adr
The following cases were heard in Carlton County Court on November 13, 2013: LAKE, TODD MICHAEL Age 53 PO Box 3 Moose Lake ,MN 55767 Carlton County Sheriff's Office 09-CR-13-466 1 02/26/2013 Driving While Impaired in the First Degree (Felony) 169A.20.1(1) 169A2011 Offense: Carlton County Plea 03/11/2013 Not guilty Disposition 03/20/2013 Dismissed 2 02/26/2013 Driving While Impaired in the First Degree (Felony) 169A.20.1(5) 169A2015 Offense: Carlton County Plea 03/20/2013 Guilty Disposition 03/20/2013 Convicted Amended Court Decision 11/13/2013 Sentenced Judge: Wolf,
Home for the Holidays parade took a break this year This year's Santa's Home for the Holidays parade last Saturday evening was cancelled, due to the cold weather. Organizers issued this statement just before noon Friday: "Due to the likelihood of sub-zero evening temperatures and a substantial volume of participant cancellations, the Santa's Home for the Holidays parade in Cloquet on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, has been cancelled.
Law enforcement picked up a man wanted for missing court appearances in a case from January and the county attorney's office promptly filed new charges for an incident that occurred 18 months ago. Wayne Joseph Bosto, 30, was picked up last week on a warrant for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, following an incident in which he attempted to dismantle an illegal firearm while being pursued by authorities.