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I’m sure that as you are reading this, you are thankful for the completion of the two box culverts between Cromwell and Wright. I had to take the detours only occasionally, but now that I don’t have to, I sure am thankful for the direct route to...

 

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I have been able to get some news into my columns. It’s not because I didn’t want to but because I just couldn’t. I was in the hospital for 12 days in July and have been taking antibiotic treatments every... Full story

 

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My cancer journey has started in earnest now. Last week, I had my first chemo treatment, and this week I get chemo and a PET scan. Lots to absorb in the brain and body as this journey continues. Thanks for all your prayers and support. A beautiful me...

 

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Salutations, friends: I am now embarking on a journey that I am not looking forward to. As of a few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple-negative aggressive breast cancer, so I will be starting chemotherapy and getting a PET scan. Chemo wil...

 

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The lawn in front of the Wright post office looks like a dried-up desert with all the weird trails the voles made as they crawled under the snow this winter. As soon as the snow melted, this phenomenon was revealed. Now you will have to wait until...

 

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Congratulations to the fourth graders of the Cromwell-Wright School on collecting $1,906.29 and six large boxes of non-perishable food items for the Tri-Community Food shelf. They exceeded their goal...

 

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Many years ago, when I was still teaching fourth grade, I had my students interview elders and write their life stories. One year, a student interviewed Ruth Karki, who lived south of Cromwell. When asked how old she was, she told him that she was...

 

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The Tri-Community Food Shelf in Cromwell is participating in Minnesota FoodShare's March Campaign through April 9. According to its website, the March Campaign is the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, “bringing together...

 

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It sure is nice to have more daylight in the evenings. Now maybe the snow will stop falling and we can get onto the season of spring. Congratulations to the UMD women’s basketball team on making it to the Division II Final Four. We can be proud of...

 

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This month is interesting, as it has several dates that are palindromes, such as 3-2-23, 3-20-23, 3-21-23, 3-22-23. That means they can be read forward and backward and still be the same. Also, the first day of spring is March 20.. Summer weather...

 

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Congratulations to John Dahlman on having a couple of his “Blue Ice” photographs published in the February-March issue of Lake Superior Magazine. Blue ice results when heavy snow falls and is compressed, and the air bubbles are squeezed out,...

 

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Join us the evening of Friday, March 3 to celebrate Read Across America with a book exchange in the Cromwell-Wright school library 4 to 5:15 p.m.! Bring 2-3 books collecting dust on your shelf to share with a new family, and take home a handful of...

 

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Eureka! I have found it. What, you may ask? Well, a couple of weeks ago, I misplaced one of my handheld landline phones and have been looking for it ever since. I looked all over the house, the basement and even in the van and the garage just in...

 

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Our sympathies to the families of Arvin Anderson, Dolly Niemi and Margaret Webster who recently passed away. Margaret Webster’s daughter, Kaija, texted from Antarctica that Margaret passed away Feb. 9 in hospice at St. Luke’s. Her family is...

 

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Have you heard of serendipity? It’s an unplanned fortunate discovery. Well, that happened to me last Sunday. I had put a load of clothes into the washer and against my better judgment, I left it running while I went to church. I got home in a coupl...

 

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Hey, I hope things are going well for you and yours. I am now living alone since my son and son-in-law went back to San Francisco. They had been with me since July, so now it seems strange to be alone, but good in some ways, too. Now I have time to...

 

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The price of Forever stamps went up to 63 cents on Monday. So, how many of us send letters anymore? Well, I do. And the folks I write to sure appreciate getting actual letters from time to time. Even though a lot of greetings are now sent by email,...

 

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The Farmers Co-op store in Wright now has a new phone service provider, but the phone number is still 218-357-2251. If you need the number, put it into your contacts or write it down. Watch for updates on sales on Facebook. Margaret Webster is now...

 

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A huge thank-you goes out to all the folks who donated to the Christmas Caring project sponsored by Pam and Ruth over Christmas. Gifts were distributed to many children who may not have had gifts without these contributions. This year’s homecoming...

 

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As you probably have noticed, the United States Postal Service has been having a lot of difficulties of late. Mail has not been delivered for days in some cases. Even our local post offices in Wright and Cromwell have had reduced hours due to...

 

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Our sincere sympathies to the family of Karee Hansen Rowell on her tragic death on Dec. 18 in Bullhead City, Arizona. Funeral arrangements are unknown at this time. According to the Mohave Valley Daily News, three people died following an apparent...

 

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The past week has been tough for many folks in the area. We endured hours of snowstorms, and then the power was out, for as long as 72 hours for some. As for me, I lost electricity at 3 p.m. Thursday and it wasn’t restored until 8 p.m. Friday....

 

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There is a fact sheet available at the school on the upcoming Cromwell-Wright school district referendum taking place on Feb. 14 with voting at the Sno-Gophers building, or by absentee if requested. The plan is for three types of improvements: No.... Full story

 

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The Young Old Timers Christmas dinner and gathering will be at noon Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Cromwell Pavilion. There will be a special program by Don and Candy. Current and new Young Old Timers are welcome to come and maybe join them. You can also...

 

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Well, another week is over and gone, and now November is almost gone too. It sure is weird when the sun goes down so early. It’s hard for me to stay awake after 7 p.m., but as we get used to Standard Time, I’m sure it will seem normal after a whi...

 

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