Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Thanksgiving edition

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Two boys carry a banner.
Churchill Elementary fourth-graders Cassius St. John, left, and Talon Lauritsen carry the school's National Blue Ribbon School banner on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
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CLOQUET — Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you're able to enjoy the holiday with friends and family.

We announced some big news this week: Starting Dec. 9, our print edition is moving to Fridays. That means we'll bump this newsletter back a day, as well. You will still be able to see the most up-to-date news on our website, New stories are added to the website every day.

I'm also going to mention that we've got a big sale on now — one year of print and digital access for 50% off is just one of the options to choose from. The deal ends Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Lastly, I want to thank you for reading this newsletter and supporting our work. We couldn't do it without you!


Now, onto this week's headlines:

'You've earned this'

Students wave pom poms.
Students waves pom pomps during a cheer near the end of Churchill Elementary Blue Ribbon Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

Churchill Elementary students and staff celebrated its National Blue Ribbon Award with a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

"What I hope for you kids is that you remember the excitement of this day and that you've earned it," Superintendent Michael Cary told the children. "You've earned this, and if you continue to work hard, you will earn many, many wonderful things throughout your life. So congratulations."

Green cemetery advances

Loving Earth Memorial Gardens is a planned green cemetery located at 3133 Pioneer Road in Blackhoof Township.
Contributed / Matt Connell

Reporter Dylan Sherman learned more about the man behind the proposed green cemetery in Blackhoof Township and where the effort stands.

Building on the foundation

girls hockey players during practice
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey head coach Kennedy Houge talks to a group of players during practice at Northwoods Credit Union Arena on Friday, Nov. 11, in Cloquet.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

Former Lumberjack girls assistant coach Kennedy Houge (pictured above) hopes to continue the team's recipe for success as head coach: hard work and defense.

A few more stories to check out:

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Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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