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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 staffing shortages. But at least we aren’t stuck in airports for days trying to get back home from Christmas trips. Let’s hope things improve in 2023.

Lindsay Lally celebrated her 75th birthday on New Year’s Eve with a party and a houseful of family, neighbors and friends. There was glitz and glamour galore.

I want to express my sympathies to the families of several who have recently passed away. Linda Ellen Hamren Rose, 59, of Maple, Wisconsin and formerly of Wright, died Dec. 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth from complications after battling Covid-19 for more than a year. A time of remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held 12-3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Vintage Italian Pizza, 1201 Tower Ave., in Superior.

Michelle Richard passed away a couple of weeks ago. She is Pam Linkert’s sister.

Eddie Pettit, 79, also passed Dec. 28.

Karee Pauline (Hansen) Rowell, 64, of Cromwell and her cousin Trisha Lynn Wallin, 58, who Karee was visiting for the winter in Bullhead City, Arizona, passed away tragically on Dec. 18. Karee grew up in Cromwell and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1976. She married William “Bill” Rowell on Oct. 19, 1997. Trisha was born in Cloquet and raised in Esko, graduating from Esko High School in 1983. She married Anthony Wallin on Sept. 25, 1994 in Reno, Nevada. Karee and Trish’s visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service on Jan. 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell.

The folks up at the Southview Apartments in Cromwell want to thank the Secret Santa who left the wonderful gift bags for them over Christmas. This was a big surprise, and they thank whoever it was for being so thoughtful and kind.

Don’t forget Ruby’s Pantry from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Cromwell Pavilion. Shares are $25 each.

The Bethany Lutheran Quilters will resume meeting Jan. 17-18.

Community referendum information: There is a new link on the top of the school website for any referendum information, so check it out to be informed. Voting will be on Feb. 14. The referendum proposes improvements to safety and security to the school, site and building upgrades and small gym expansion.

At the Cromwell Area Community Club’s annual meeting last month, Kim Ochocki was elected president for a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2025. Lynn Odegaard was elected vice president and for the remainder of a three-year public relations position through the end of this year. Brenda Nyberg was elected treasurer for a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2025.

Did you know that Linnie Radtke was the first female school bus driver at the Cromwell-Wright School, starting in 1969?

Did you know that there used to be eight school bus drivers in the Cromwell-Wright school district in the 1960s?

Did you know that Wright School closed in the spring of 1993, and from then on all its students attended Cromwell-Wright starting in the fall of 1993?

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