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Esko attraction keeps holiday history going

For the seventh consecutive season, Lakehead Harvest Show is turning its Esko property into a holiday wonderland, with a new burst of lights from a beloved Duluth display. Beginning Friday and for... Full story


A Thanksgiving meal for the ages

The shirts said it all: Vetsgiving. Once again, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 of Carlton County organized a massive Thanksgiving campaign here: cooking, serving and delivering a record... Full story


Laughter and music on tap for the holidays

County Seat Theater Company gets in on the holiday action this month with a side-splitting journey to a small town in Texas in "Christmas Belles." A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    December 1, 2023 

Carlton Happenings

There are only 25 days until Christmas Day, when families will get together for fun, food and presents. I remember how excited my brother, sister and I were to see the presents we got. For weeks we...


Wright/Cromwell News

The Villa Vista/Cardinal Court Family Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 6. All area folks are all welcome to attend and bring your children, as Santa will make an appearance bearing gifts....


Church Services

Apostolic Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Juntunen 25 Church Road, Esko 218-879-3882 [email protected] www.esko-apostolic.org Services on Esko Apostolic YouTube channel Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service, all... Full story


Santa's Home for the Holidays is here

Cloquet's annual Santa's Home for the Holidays runs Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2 this year. Events kick off Thursday, Nov. 30, with Storytime with Santa at the Cloquet Public Library... Full story


Quilters honor one of their own

The Humble Quilters Guild made four scrappy rainbow quilts for donation this fall, using fabric donated by the family of Barb Little. Barb was a charter member of the guild and was well-known for her...


wright/cromwell news

The weather has been so nice that my son mowed the lawn today. The grass had gotten long, and it sure looks much better now. I don’t think we have ever mowed the lawn this late in November. A few...


Kettle River News

The Ma & Pa Kettle Days tree lighting and craft sale is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Veterans Building. If you’re interested in having a space at the sale, contact Mary Sanders. Santa will be there 5-6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and a fire for... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

The Area Clothing Depot is 30 years old this month. It started in 1992 at the old creamery building in Cromwell. State Sen. Becky Lourey came and donated many items and helped with sorting. Pat...


Cloquet Community Ed News

And just like that, winter moved in.The weather might be turning a little frightful now, but we have plenty for you to do to get through the season, and maybe even enjoy it. Again this year, we are... Full story


Wright Cromwell News

Our sympathies to Jenny (Gary) Hedin on the recent passing of her father, Cecil R. Boedigheimer, 93, of Cloquet. Find his full obituary on Page 15. The Area Clothing Depot is celebrating its 30th...


Kettle River News

Reminder: Winter parking is in effect from Nov. 1 to April 1. No parking on city streets from midnight until 8 a.m., so crews can clear the streets. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kettle River Halloween event a success. The next city...


Thanksgiving dinner is free

The Carlton County Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary are again organizing a free Cloquet Community Thanksgiving meal at Zion Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. All Carlton County residents are invited to sit down and enjoy a nice... Full story


Wrenshall opera is a wonderment

How do you get 150 elementary children to hear and watch an opera? You treat them to a production by Little Opera of the North. It helps to have a scary tale with a happy ending, like "Hansel and...


Wright Cromwell news

Alas, there was snow on the ground before Halloween this year. We sure have had a great fall and the color has been spectacular. Now, the bright gold on the tamaracks and the white of the snow are mak...


Carlton Happenings

There were two events the past couple of months in the Carlton Community. One was the Gigantic Garage Sale, sponsored by the Carlton VFW Auxiliary/Post 2962. Thirty-nine volunteers and groups from the Challenge Incarceration Program set up tables...


Trick-or-treaters hit downtown Carlton

The popular Trick-or-Treat event in downtown Carlton Saturday once again drew a big crowd, despite some downright chilly weather. There were plenty of creative costumes and entries into the scarecrow... Full story


Photo: Pumpkin Splash

We can't recommend a pumpkin as a proper flotation device - too slippery, and a bit tricky to handle when wet, as some found out Saturday at the Cloquet Middle School pool as Cloquet Community...


Photo: Running in costume

Paul Wilken, above, dressed as Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, finished 30th in the 5K event as part of the annual Pumpkin Run & Walk hosted by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.... Full story


On The Farm: Seasons end, but not the chores

It’s fitting that on Sunday morning the sun rose at nearly the same place in the sky and at nearly the same time as it did the day we started this farm season back on April 1. That’s the day...


Wright/Cromwell news

As most of you know, I am dealing with Stage 1 triple-negative breast cancer. I’m done with chemotherapy, have gotten the mastectomy, and am now getting radiation treatments. I thought I would be...


Wright Cromwell news

A huge “thank you” goes out from the Cardinals volleyball team and student council, as they raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research. Augustana Lutheran Church on Midway Road is having...


Kettle River News

Quilting at Holy Trinity is 9 a.m., every Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. Donations of new thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is at noon on Sunday, Oct. 22. Ma & Pa bingo is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at the...


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