God’s Blessings to Andrew Kachinske, son of Sara and Jake Kachinske, as he was Confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wright on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

I will be in surgery for a total left knee replacement, at the Cloquet Memorial Hospital on July 6th, which is where I had my right knee replaced in December. I am looking forward to a more pain free rest of the summer after my therapy is completed. Also thanks for all your cards of encouragement and prayers.

Wes Heikkila, long time resident of Wright, Minn., died on June 25th, at 87 years of age. His Funeral will be held at Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet on July 15 with a 1 PM visitation and 2 PM service. No Lunch will be allowed due to the COVID 19 Virus. Please keep Ann, their children: Calvin and Susan and their families in your thoughts. Cards can be sent to the family at P. O. Box 123, Wright, MN 55798. Inurnment will be at the Prairie Lake Cemetery in the Heikkila plot with Wesley's parents, grandparents and uncles.

Wes was a member of the Carl Anderson VFW Post 262 for 39 years. He was a lifetime member of DAV and a supporter of the Air Force Museum located in Dayton, Ohio (on display is a B-36 plane the type Wesley worked on while in Puerto Rico).

He will be especially missed by his four-legged buddy, their Pomeranian, Keegan! The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of the Silver Bay Veterans Home, for their outstanding care and attention in Wesley's final years and days!

The 55th Annual Wrong Days in Wright is a go and will be taking place on the weekend of July 17th, 18th and 19th in Wright with a scaled back list of events. There are WD’s Posters up around the area so you can check on the events you would like to participate in. Remember to attend at your own risk and masks and social distancing are encouraged! WD Buttons are available in area businesses as there will be no door-to-door selling or king and queen candidates this year. The Buttons are still only $1.00. Vendors and exhibitors are encouraged to call Leslie Wilson at 218-451-0018. Call Jake at 218-391-6765 to sign up for the Parade, or just show up by Groth Lumber before 10 AM on Saturday the 18th. The Parade will be at 10:30 AM so, be sure to wear gloves if you plan to throw candy to the kids.

Ruby’s Pantry will be open on July 9th from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. All area folks are welcome as there are No income requirements.

I just got off the phone with Sharon Zelazny, Mayor of Cromwell and she said that we will not be having a YOT dance in Cromwell in July. There are three important reasons for not having the dance this month. 1st there is a limit of 30 people in the Pavilion, 2nd the Governor may shut down the state again, and 3rd there would not be a chance of social distancing as folks will be dancing close together. So, the YOT officers made the decision to cancel the July dance. Also, they would need at least 60 people to attend to make it profitable and there would have to be extra sanitizing after the dance, which would add to the cost. Sorry, but they will try for a dance in August!

Congratulations to John and Ashley Parrott of Wright who recently opened the “Sweetly Kismet” Candy Store on Highway 210 in Carlton just off the I-35 Freeway. I went there on Friday and it’s quite a store, so you must go there to experience it for yourself. Just head east off the Carlton - Cromwell Exit or if coming from the Wright Area just go past the Kwik Trip and follow the dirt road to the north through a lovely wooded area to find this store.

The College of St. Scholastica has announced their students on the Dean’s List for this semester. They are Erika Kosloski, Biology; Taylor Lehti, Elementary Education; Bryceton Butkiewicz, Marketing; Jessica Schatz, communication; Juliana Schatz, Phycology; and Katelynne Schatz, English secondary education. Please contact me of other College accomplishments from other area students.

Congratulations to Anja Schoenberg of the Cromwell-Wright Class of 2020 for being awarded a $4000 Les Beach Memorial Scholarship from Lake Country Power. This will be issued at $500 per semester for four years. LCP gives 28 of these scholarships each year, one for each school district in the LCP Service area; so if you have a Senior in the Class of 2021, please keep this in mind so you can apply.

On July 4, my son Curtis, and friend Shirley Goodin, and I went to the Sheriff Lake Compound, (land owned by Robin and Eric Lake – Sharon’s kids) to help my friend Sharon Lake celebrate her Graduation from UMD. We had a graduation ceremony with a commencement speech, presentation of awards and diploma presentation, etc. because UMD did not have a ceremony this year due to COVID 19. She was surprised as it was kept a secret, almost! I was even able to give the commencement speech and get her a Valedictorian Medal from the Cromwell School because they didn’t give the awards the year she graduated in 1980. I even had it engraved with “Sharon Dahlberg - CHS - 1980” and then “Sharon Lake - Summa Cum Laude - UMD - 2020” on the back of the 3-inch medal! Sharon thanked her kids for encouraging her to get her Bachelor of Accounting Degree since she left college 36 ½ years ago to get married. So it was a really special day for all that attended. Robin and Eric and their family planned and carried out a great lunch, which was enjoyed by all.

Cromwell -Wright School Board Elections: There will be three, four year terms to be filled beginning January 20, 2021. If you are interested in having your name on the ballot please note the following application dates and stop in the school office between Tuesday, July 28 - Tuesday, August 11 to pick one up. The terms of Angela Anderson, Tim Homstad and Brian Granholm are up.

School Board Election Schedule to be as follows:

Tuesday: July 28 - First day to file for candidacy

Tuesday: August 11 - Last day to file for candidacy

Thursday: August 13 - Last day of withdrawal of candidacy

Please consider donating to the Wright Seniors, any amount will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, contact Connie Woelfel, president, at 218-391-4113. Donations can be set to Connie at 47559 – 157th Ave., Tamarack, MN 55787. Thank you in advance for your help.

Regular meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month and they are also open on Wednesdays from 1 – 4 PM for games on the 2nd – 5th Wednesdays of the month.

My husband, Bob is still in the nursing home in West Duluth. We visit him almost everyday. He is starting to get tired of being there, and we don’t know how much longer he will or should stay. Medicare will pay for the first 100 days in a nursing home if he does therapy and continues to improve, which so far he is doing. If he isn’t home by the 6th, I’m hoping he can stay until I come home and I can help him or he can help me as need be. This getting old sure isn’t for sissies. He had a lot of tests and they didn’t seem to find anything wrong, just slowing down, etc. This past winter has been hard on him. He spends most of his time sitting in the recliner and hardly doing any walking or moving around. And that’s not good!

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright – Stay Safe!

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