I was listening to a radio program Sunday morning called “Minnesota Matters” and they were talking about our veterans, especially our women veterans. I found out that Minnesota has 27,000 women vets. That’s quite a number!  

With the re-opening of the café in Wright, I would like to collect the history of this diner/restaurant/café. I already have a photo of Ruby Peterson, but would like to get photos of the other owners and a short written history of their ownership. If you could email me information or send it to me, I would really appreciate it. My address is 620 Center Road, Wright, MN 55798 or email me at jkh4president@hotmail.com.  

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Our sympathy to the family of long time area resident Dorothy M. Groth, 95, of Cromwell, who passed away Sept. 30, 2015, at Villa Vista Nursing Home in Cromwell.   

The blood drive will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the school. Call 218-740-1541 to sign up.

Here is information from the school:

Preschool Census: Counting all new little noses in our school district! You are important to us! We don’t want you to miss special notices for family classes, preschool screening or kindergarten roundup. Please call the school at 218-644-3716, ext. 4100.

Bus Information: If you have changes to your child/children’s bus schedule, contact Amy at Cromwell-Wright Bus Service at 218-214-1728 and let her know so that she can notify bus drivers. Do not call the individual bus drivers directly.

Used Instruments Wanted: The music program is looking for any used instruments that are in decent condition that no longer need or have a use for. We would like to grow our school’s available instruments for those who would like to join band but are financially unable. Any instruments donated to the school may be used as a tax write-off. Contact Ms. Palmquist with any questions.   

Dollars for Scholars: Up to five students are needed to help with the Mercy Foundation Gala Saturday, Oct. 10, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake. Duties will be assist with serving, clearing tables and cleaning up. You need to be there 6-6:15 p.m. and you should be done around 9 p.m. Dress code is white shirt and black pants. Be sure you eat prior as meal will not be provided. The Mercy Foundation is a wonderful contributor to Cromwell-Wright Dollars for Scholars and this is our way of saying thank you. Call Kay Smith at 218-591-2860 to sign up. You can use this towards your community service for all those college applications you will be filling out in the near future.

Elementary Cross Country Race: Thank you to all the students and families who participated in the 14th running of the elementary cross country race. The race is a blatant attempt to let people know there is another fall sport option for students and to get more students to come out.  This year the course record was set by Noah Foster, running a 3-minute flat elementary loop. The top three girls were (in order) Ellie Anderson, Payton Smith and Aurora Gervais. The top three boys were (in order) Noah Foster, Trent Bagne and Andrew Kachinske. The winning team was Dyne Cahoon, Andrew Kachinske and Noah Foster. For the full results look at the end of the Bus Bulletin. Thank you to all of the runners and family members that were able to come and cheer them on!

Area Clothing Depot: The coat and sweater giveaway will be held Oct. 6-17, featuring one free coat and three free sweaters per person per visit. Must come into the Area Clothing Depot to receive items.

That’s all the news from Lake Thankaladyveteran, and hello to SB, one of our women vets.