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It's been an interesting week in Cardinal Country, part of my hometown.

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.

Have you seen the latest Frontier Telephone Book? It's about half the size of last year's phonebook. This is a result of so many folks dropping their landlines and opting for cell phones only. And, if you noticed the print size is also bigger, too. I guess this is just another sign of the tim


The 19th Annual Carlton Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament was held at the Big Lake Golf Course Sept. 16. Last year they paid out four $1,000 scholarships to Carlton seniors in memory of Michael Dandrea, Larry DeCaigny, Sherm Swanson, and Allen Keihl.

At the recent Bethany/Bethlehem joint church council meeting it was approved to go head with a Church Directory before Christmas, so look for information on that. The United Methodist Church is also invited to participate.

Cromwell-Wright Dollars for Scholars will be holding a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Cromwell-Wright ITV room. All are welcome.

Parent's Night for Football and Cross Country will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Cross Country Update! It has been a great start to the CC season! Recently, the team went to the Milaca Mega Meet, the largest high school cross country meet in the nation and the runners did fantastic! Noah Foster won the seventh grade race (over 300 runners) and Wyatt Rauvola took 15th in the Boys Varsity A race (300ish runners). The CC team also went to Deer River and Wyatt Rauvola destroyed the Boys Varsity race taking 1st and passing the lead cart because it was too slow! The Junior high teams both won their races and brought home cake for the victories.

SAVE THE DATE! A "Chilloween" Halloween Party will be held from 5-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Volunteers and donations are needed for this event, contact Brenda Nyberg at 218-390-4570.

Fall Yoga will be held at the Cromwell Pavilion on Mondays from 11 a.m.-noon on Oct. 9, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11, 18.

Attend an open house reception in honor of the Tim and Barb Dahl Family, Carlton County's 2017 Farm Family of the Year, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Cromwell Pavilion.

Volunteers are needed for Ruby's Pantry the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Barb Dahl at 218-644-3691.

Please start saving items for the Bethlehem Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale to be held Dec. 9. They are asking for gently used Christmas decorations, gifts, and or special items that will be of interest during this time of year. Donations can be brought to the church at any time now. Just give me a call at 218-357-2385 so the church is open, or bring them between 10-11 a.m. Sunday.

More upcoming events include the following:

-Tamarack Sportsmen's Club Wild Game Feed Saturday, Oct. 7. Raffle tickets are available at Minetties Diner in Wright.Ruby's Pantry Cromwell Park Pavilion — 10 — 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12

-Steak Fry at Cromwell Pavilion 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, followed by Cardinals football game.

-Book Mobile in Wright (old school) at 1:15 p.m. and in Cromwell (main street) at 2 p.m.

Here's a little humor: How do you fix a broken pumpkin? With a pumpkin patch.

That's the News from the "Edge of Wright." Have a good week and get out there and do something to help others.