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Wright/Cromwell news


March 13, 2020

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams as they finished another very successful season and good luck at state to the girls! The girls team was set to play at 3 p.m. Thursday March 12. The Friday and Saturday game times are yet to be determined, but I hear these games will be televised.

Our school is aware that there are many concerns related to COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus in the school and community environment. At this time there are three confirmed cases in Minnesota and no additional interventions are needed at Cromwell-Wright School yet. That said, Superintendent Libbon and our school nurse, Cheryl Metcalf , are staying up to date on any recommendations or changes from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education. They have developed a plan should COVID-19 come to our area, they said, and are prepared to cancel events, trips or even school if necessary. Currently there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices such as hand washing, staying home when ill, avoiding close contact with persons who are ill, is the best line of defense.

High school seniors, applications are due this month for the Dollars for Scholars, Lake Country Power and the Floy Gilman Scheider scholarships. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply. See school counselor Joyce Brekke for details.

The Cromwell High School Class of 1960 will be holding its 60th class reunion at 5 p.m. July 17 at the Fireside in McGregor. Please wish Lincoln Hansen a Happy belated birthday as he turns 92 on March 15. Hansen is one of the newest residents of Cardinal Court. He attended grades 1-12 at Cromwell School and worked on the railroad in the summers as a teen. He and his late wife, Jeanne, enjoyed their life together until she passed on Dec. 29. Cards can be sent to him at Cardinal Court, 1220 Villa Ct Drive, Cromwell MN 55726.

It was great to see Marion and Shel Larsen back at church after very serious medical issues. They thank everyone for the prayers, cards and food provided.

Congratulations to Larry and Pat Cain on their 50th wedding anniversary March 7, with a party at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Their family was almost able to surprise Pat, but somehow she did get an early warning. Nevertheless Pat and Larry were so grateful for the folks that came and helped them celebrate.

Congratulations to Mike Peterson on earning the Lifetime Achievement with EMS award from the Carlton County Emergency Medical Service.

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Franklin Alfred Maki, age 94, who passed away March 4, 2020. He taught in Aitkin, Cromwell, Kalevala, and Floodwood and was a guidance counselor at UMD, Clark College, Gilbert and Forest Lake. While in Cromwell in the 1960s, he initiated the use of the Bus Bulletin to let the parents of students and the community members know of the coming events in our area, which was and still is the best way to notify folks of things going on in our area. Funeral services were March 10. Send cards to his family in care of Ellen Maki, Birchwood Arbor, 750 1st St. S.E., Forest Lake MN 55725.

Florian Chmielewski will be at the Villa Vista on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, entertaining for the dance 1-4 p.m. Community members are welcome.

The Quilters Ministry has need for quilt assembly help. If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a quilt! The Bethany quilters meet 9 a.m. to noon on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. All ages and genders are welcome. The quilters also need gently used or new pillowcases. Material, thread, pillowcases, etc. can be dropped off at the church and put into the choir room labeled “For Quilters.”

Please consider coming to the Bethlehem Quilters Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Or you can make tops at home if you prefer and drop them off on Sundays around 9-10:30 a.m. or bring them to the church on Wednesdays.

Lenten services will be held at St. John’s in Wright on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. March 18, 25, and April 1. There will be regular Lenten Services at 6 p.m. and Soup Suppers at 5 p.m. alternating with Bethany in Cromwell March 18, and at Bethlehem in Wright on March 11 and 25.

A Bethany and Bethlehem First Communion Class is being planned for Saturday, April 4 for students in third grade and up for those who have not attended a class yet. Call 218-644-3640 to register.

Tri-Community Food Shelf, our local food shelf, is once again participating in the MN FoodShare March Campaign through April 12. All funds/food stay local and are greatly appreciated.

Community yoga for all ages and abilities takes place at the Cromwell Pavilion on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon March 16 and 23. Cost is $3 dollars a session.

The next CACC meeting is Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cardinal Court. There are big plans to be made for the Harvest Fest plus the June Steak Fry.

The Extreme Team Youth Group will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church 4:30-6 p.m. March 17 with a freewill offering. Menu is corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, chicken soup, salad, vegetable tray, desserts and leprechaun punch and coffee. Come wearing green.

Congrats to Bertie Korpi who shot a perfect flight score of 50 at the Greenway archery meet!

Congrats to Liam Schoenberg for being the first national qualifier in our new eSports team. Liam qualified in the video game Fortnite. Great job Liam. If anyone is interested in joining the team for the Spring Majors please see Mr. K at the school as soon as possible.

Mark your calendar for the Father/Daughter Dance on March 21 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Information was sent home last week.

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright.


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