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Melinda Ferry wants folks to know they are invited to the burial service for her husband, Scott Ferry, who passed away March 24 this year. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at Lakeside Cemetery and will be followed by a luncheon at the Lakeside School, featuring Scott’s favorite foods.

Mayor Sharon Zelazny reports that the city of Cromwell is ready for the Minnesota Highway 210 and Highway 73 project that started May 24. There are four phases: the north side of Highway 210, east of the intersection; the south side; the south side by the school; and finally, the north side across from school. There will be no parking on 210. They are looking to find parking for the post office.

Park bids and utility bids were opened May 17. Utilities around town will be addressed, including eliminating the mound near Lippo Lane by running sewer lines to that area. North Alley paving is delayed because the sewer line needs to run under the railroad. The parking lot for the Muni will be paved, along with North Alley; South Alley will not be redone in this project due to funding. Park renovations will start as soon as possible.

Mayor Zelazny discussed the Minnesota Highway 73 project 8 miles south of Cromwell at the state capitol with Sen. Jason Rarick, Dan Reed and Jeff Dotseth. It is now in the governor’s bonding bill as a top priority, and on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s project list.

Kayla Aho, Justine Anderson, Phyllisseah Besch and Kieriahna Goodin will be confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran on Sunday, June 5 at the worship service at 9 a.m. June 5 is also Pentecost Sunday, so please try to wear red in honor of our confirmands and Pentecost.

At Bethany Lutheran, Phoenix Anderson, Keira Hascall, Larissa Homstad, James Lind, Haylee McCuskey and Hattie Olson will be confirmed at the service at 10:30 a.m. God’s blessings on these fine young people.

A Celebration of Life for Gloria Jean Homstad, 70, of Cromwell who passed away Dec. 5, will be held 12-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Please join the Gresczyks for a going-away potluck supper celebration for Acre and Augustas 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at their home at 1672 Tamarack Lake Road in Wright.

The YOT (Young Old Timers) will meet at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. All area Seniors are welcome to attend.

Ruby’s Pantry visits the Pavilion 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9. Cost is now $25 per share.

Plan ahead for the 61st reunion of the Cromwell Class of 1961 at the Buffalo House in Duluth on July 13, starting at 1 p.m. with a social gathering.

The area fire department is looking for volunteer first responders. Check out Cromwell-Wright fire district on Facebook or call 218-644-3547. No experience is needed, all training is provided, and there is a flexible schedule for becoming a firefighter or emergency medical technician, or both.

The next blood drive will be held 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 29 at the Pavilion. To make an appointment, call Ray Lally at 218-644-3739, as they cannot be made online.

The Cromwell Harvest Festival will be held Sept. 9-11. The River Hill Rangers are tentatively booked for Saturday night. There is no parade this year due to difficulties with construction and detours.

That’s all the news from “The Edge of Wright.” Remember to check for wood ticks — I got my first one on May 15 and am still itching and scratching.