Jennie K. Hanson
p>Josie was born to Oscar and Louise Lecomte and was raised on a cargo boat traveling and delivering cargo on the seven rivers in Paris, France. She worked for the Germans when they occupied France
I was honored to be one of the readers at the "1918 Readers Theater presentation" at the Encore Theater on Friday, Oct. 12, which was the exact 100th anniversary of the 1918 fires that destroyed so many lives and property in our area 100 years ago.
The new Dollar General store is now open in Cromwell. This new addition to our community is welcomed, but please remember to shop at all our area businesses, too.
>p>The Carlton County Historical Society is asking folks to join or renew their memberships. They have been honoring the memory of the 1918 fires victims this past year and want folks to know that joining the CCHS is a great way to preserve the history of the past and present. Dues are as follows: seniors age 65 and over, $15; adults, $20; family, $30; sponsors, $100; and patrons, $500.
At halftime of the football game Oct. 5, there will be a short ceremony to honor the 1998 state championship football team.
p>Our Cromwell-Wright School is now into the second week of school. There are about 335 students in grades K-12 and a few new teachers and staff.
Boy, it won't be long now and school will be starting again. I hear that there are going to be some new faces at Cromwell-Wright School with folks leaving and positions to be filled.
Here is some more information I received from Elaine Crouch on the Violet Cemetery just northeast of Wright on East Mud Lake Road: The Violets, James O. and Angeline Trepanier, lived there in the 1890s. They had three children who died in 1897, so were likely buried there. When James O. Violet died from the skull fracture in 1911, they were living in Cromwell, but would likely have buried him with the children.
> First, from Elaine Crouch: "I think the Violet family had a hotel in town, and some of the family lived nearby, on what was the Frank Hanson farm when we were young. They had at least two small children. One of them, a young boy, wandered down the hill to what was the "sinkhole" (before the road was improved and moved). The little boy was gone for quite a while before his mom went looking for him. She left what she was cooking on the stove, and the smaller child napping in its bed. When the dad came home, the food on the stove was burned, and the baby was awake and crying. He found the boy and mom had drowned. The boy probably fell in, and the mom tried, unsuccessfully, to rescue him.
It was only three short years ago that we thought Wrong Days would die, but with the help of many, many volunteers, especially Linda Kalli, the chairperson of this event, it is now well on its way to many more years of success.