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We got our first measurable snowfall Nov. 13, and we got at least 6 inches of the soft wet snow, great for making snow creatures.

Sympathies to the family of Ed Priem, 69, Cromwell, who died Oct. 29. Private family services will be held during a spring inurnment service in Eagle Lake Cemetery in Cromwell.

Villa Vista honored area veterans on Veterans Day with a special patriotic program. There were more than 20 veterans from the Villa/Cardinal Court including Roy Miller, Niilo Isaacson, Glenn Solomon, Ken Solomon, Lincoln Hansen, Robert Stewart, Al Elmer, Barb Setterquist and John Kauppila. We thank all our vets for their service to our country. The program was followed by a delicious homemade stew dinner and rhubarb crisp.

The Villa is looking for a hair stylist who could volunteer to set ladies’ hair from time to time. Just let Julie Hedin know at 218-644-3331.

Congratulations to Noah Foster and Emaleigh Olesiak on their great showing at the state cross country meet. We are so proud of you both and your dedication to this sport.

Bethany Lutheran in Cromwell will hold its annual holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 20. Browse and Buy is 9-10 a.m., followed by the auction. Crafts, white elephant items and baked goods are featured. Donations are welcome.

Donation jars for the Caring Christmas program are out, and so are raffle tickets for purchase at area businesses. Call Pam at 218-357-2042 to donate or make a referral. Referrals will be taken through Dec. 1. The raffle drawing is Dec. 6.

There will be a community tree lighting ceremony and hayride at Bethlehem Lutheran in Wright starting at 4 p.m. Nov. 28. Kids and adults are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Nov. 24, is the Cromwell- Wright school’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for staff and students. The school is looking for parent volunteers to supervise the elementary students at recess from about 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call Mrs. Tiili-Anderson if you are interested, 218-644-3716 ext. 3155. Early dismissal is Nov. 24 at 1 p.m., and there is no school Nov. 25-26.

Mark your calendars and plan on joining the New Year’s Eve celebration Dec. 31 at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. There will be live music by The River Hill Rangers, hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and dancing. Dress: semiformal. The event is sponsored by the Cromwell Area Community Club. More details to follow.

Speaking of the CACC, you can renew your membership for 2022 at any time. Dues are $10 for the year; checks can be sent to CACC, PO Box 190, Cromwell MN 55798. And if you are living out of the area and want to support your hometown, your donations and/or memberships are also welcome.

Did you know that the FCC has an emergency broadband benefit program to help connect eligible households with high-speed internet during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? This can save households up to $50 a month. For additional information check http://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

It was 50 years ago that I gave birth to our first child on May 16, 1971. I was also the first teacher to get paid time off for childbirth. But then I missed only the last two weeks of school. Superintendent Norm Loveid had a forward-looking attitude and that made maternity leave acceptable.

On Nov. 14, I had to dial the 218 area code for the very first time to call Cromwell numbers from Wright.

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright, stay safe and enjoy another week of deer camp.