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Wright-Cromwell News: Jan 4 2018

As I sit down to type this week's news column, it's Dec. 30, so this is the last article for the year.

I've noticed that many folks comment on how fast each year goes by, but I feel that if we weren't so busy, it sure would seem much longer.

Many times, I visit with the residents at the area nursing homes and they say that the days are so long. I guess it's all up to the individual on how time passes. If you stay busy, it goes much faster. I also think it has a lot to do with how old we are. If you are up in your 80s or 90s, you just can't do so much, and the days seem longer, too. So, however you feel about the passing years, I hope your new year is a great one.

We have lost so many area folks this year and they will be deeply missed by friends and family. I will try to include a complete list in next week's column.

Our boys and girls basketball teams are now in full swing. There are game schedules at the school if you are interested in the times and dates of the games. Both teams are doing quite well, so try to get out to the school for a fun night of entertainment. The next home games are for girls on Jan. 11, 15, and 29. The boys' games are Jan. 5, 9 and 19.

Congratulations to Jackie Bloemendaal on attaining a doctorate degree in computer and electrical engineering. She is a former Cromwell-Wright High School graduate. We have so many school alumni who are doing well in their career choices.

Tom Johnson has created an ice skating rink for everyone to use across from City Hall by the pavilion in Cromwell. It is open all of the time. There is also a warming house just turn on the electric heat and be sure to turn off when done. There are benches to sit on and some skates of various sizes (and we are soliciting more for people to use — mostly kids' sizes). There is a light for night skating. In early January, we will have skating lessons on Saturday. For more information, call Ann Markusen at 218-428-3300.

Yoga will be at the Cromwell Pavilion on Jan. 8, 22 and 29 from 11 a.m. to noon. For questions, call Ann Markusen at 218-428-3300.

Shooting Stars Dance will be offering Stars in the School dance classes in the winter and spring.

Watch the Bus Bulletin for more details.

The Cromwell-Wright school office would love to hear from you if you or anyone you know would like to have their business advertised in the upcoming 2018 yearbook. We are sending invoices and formatting the art for your business ads now. Please contact us before Friday, Jan. 5 if you plan to advertise. Thank you for supporting the Cromwell-Wright Yearbook and making it more affordable for our students and families. Call 218-644-3737 ext. 3102 or you may send a current business card to the school with a check for $65 and we will get you in.

Here are a couple of one-liners to end the year with:

"As we get older, we often forget what we don't remember."

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."

I'll close with the song lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne" and have a happy new year:

"Should old acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

And old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll take a cup of kindness yet,

For auld lang syne."

Upcoming events

Tuesday, Jan. 9 — YOT at the Cromwell Park Pavilion at noon.

Sunday, Jan. 14 — Luminary bell-ringing service at the Villa Vista/Cardinal Court at 6 p.m. for all area residents who have passed away in 2017. So far, we have lost more than 40 area folks this year.

Wednesday, Jan. 17 — Dollars for Scholars meeting at the school at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 4 — Holy Hootenaners at Bethany in Cromwell at their 10:30 a.m. service.