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Wright-Cromwell News: Dec. 8,2016

I want to thank everyone who attended the Open House at the Carlton County Historical Society on Saturday for my mother's art show. Katharine M. Dahlman died April 30, 2004 after five months in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. She suffere...

I want to thank everyone who attended the Open House at the Carlton County Historical Society on Saturday for my mother’s art show. Katharine M. Dahlman died April 30, 2004 after five months in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. She suffered a stroke on Nov. 22, 2003 and was never able to walk or paint after that. Fortunately her mind was good and we had many visits during those last five months. There were many folks who came for this special day and our family really appreciates every one of you who were able to attend, and a special thank you to Alice Lake for the wonderful Christmas breads and her daughter Jill’s homemade truffles. What a treat for everyone! The exhibit is ongoing and the paintings will be on display until the first week in January in case you would still like to attend. So, again, “Thank You” and also to Rachel Martin, the curator of CCHS, for the wonderful way she displayed the artwork.  

The Annual Family Night Christmas event was held Dec. 1 at Villa Vista/Cardinal Courts. What a wonderful way to kick-off the Christmas season with family and friends. The dining halls were full of residents, family, employees, visitors and lots and lots of children. Santa even made an appearance, which is always a joy for the kids.

The Cromwell Area Community Club met Sunday, Dec. 4, for their annual meeting and election of officers. New members are always welcome. Officers elected were Deb Switzer, president, and Brenda Nyberg, treasurer. A good time was had by all!  

Our sympathy to the family of Philip L. Langevin, 51, who passed away in November. His father is Ronald Langevin (Peggy) and his mother is Eileen Jokinen Erickson of Carlton. He is not to be confused with his uncle, Ron’s brother Philip R. Langevin.

Judy VonDeLinde sends this message: “Just to let you know my cousin Cindy Schuller passed away Dec 4. She is aunt Evelyne Johnson’s daughter. Perhaps you could add to this information to the prayer list, as many people know auntie in the area. Thanks. Hope all is well with you and family. I don’t know when I will be in the area again. Have a great Christmas and a healthy New Year!”

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Pre-School Screening is Dec. 20. Packets have been sent out with your scheduled appointment times along with registration forms to be completed prior to your appointment time. State law requires all children be screened prior to entering kindergarten. If you have any questions or did not receive a packet and/or feel that you should have, contact Gina Knaus or Candy Homstad at 218-644-3737 ext. 4100.

The Area Clothing Depot will have their Customer Appreciation Days Dec. 13, 15 and 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a bag sale: one bag for $3 or two bags for $5. Coffee and goodies will be available!

Yoga will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Dec. 12 and 19, at the Cromwell Pavilion. For questions, call Ann Markusen at 218-428-3300.

Youth Snowmobile Safety Class will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Cromwell Sno-Gophers Clubhouse.  You must be 11 years of age before class start date to be eligible to take class. The CDs of the past have been replaced by an online training class that all students need to complete before attending the training. A parent must sign a consent form on the day of testing. Call Tina Johnson at 218-644-3903 to pre-register and to get more information. For the Snowmobile Safety Online Training go to www.dnr.state.mn.us , click on Education and Safety, then click on Recreational Vehicle Safety Class. In the drop down menu, select Snowmobile Safety. Go to #2 Online Course, choose and complete one of the online courses: snowmobilecourse.com or snowmobile-ed.com. Remember to bring riding gear and helmet for field test and completion certificate with you on the day of class.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 8-11 and 15-18 - “The Christmas Foundling” performances at the Encore Performing Arts Center, 2035 Highway 33 S., Cloquet. Call 218-878-0071 for tickets or look up Encore Theater online. Oh, I heard that Harold Haapoja has a part in this one, too. Several of our folks are attending, don’t miss this one, it fills up quickly!!

Dec. 10 - Cookie Packing at church at 9 a.m. Bring goodies by 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 10 - Bethlehem’s Bazaar, Brunch, and Bake Sale from 10 to Noon. Donations can be brought in starting any time now.

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Dec. 18 - Sunday School Christmas Programs at St. John’s, Bethlehem and Bethany regular during worship services.

Dec. 18 - Wondrous Christmas Dinner Concert, with seating at 2:30 p.m., at the Event Center on Main Street in Floodwood, performed by Strike Point. Call 218-591-4333 for tickets.

Dec. 20 - High School Christmas Program at 6 p.m.

Dec. 21 - Elementary Christmas Program at 6 p.m.

Dec.r 24 - Christmas Eve services at Bethlehem at 4 p.m., at Bethany at 9 p.m., and at St. John’s in Wright at 5:30 p.m.

December 25 - Christmas Day Services at regular times in area churches. Christmas Day services at St. John’s will be in McGregor at 9 a.m.   

The Villa Vista/Cardinal Court encourages anyone or group to have a program of any kind during the holiday season. Just call the activity department at 644-3331 ext. 19 and ask for Julie Hedin.

That’s all the news from Lake Memphremagog. It is between the U.S. state of Vermont and the city of Quebec in Canada. It’s the third deepest lake in Vermont and contains 20 islands, the largest of which (Province Island) is divided by the international border. Its name comes from an Algonquian Indian term that means “where there is a big expanse of water.” A lake monster named Memphre is rumored to live in its depths. And, hello to Boragaurd T. Ferncross and Gertrude P. Cornbart. You know who you are!

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