Improvements and events at Father Baraga Cross
Schroeder resident Jim Norvell told the Schroeder Town Board that the
park landscape design was nearly completed at the June 12 town
meeting. The next step is to get the plants, set a date and recruit
planters, said Norvell, who added that he will need help transporting
mulch and water and suggested buying lunch for the workers.
Due to an injury to Kyle Martinson, the Eagle Scout project he was
working on will be on hold until he heals. Martinson and other scouts
will cut brush and eliminate the Tansey weeds after he has recuperated
“The goal is to have the plantings in and the Eagle Scout project
completed by the 5th of August,” said Norvell.
Bishop Sirba will rededicate the Father Baraga memorial site on August
5. The last time the site was dedicated was 1932 when the ceremony was
performed Bishop Welch, then the Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth.
Norvell said Bishop Sirba would like to publicly thank the community
for their help and support. Rededication will be held at 3 p.m., said
On September 15 a birthday commemoration for Father Baraga’s birth
will be held at the cross. Yul Yost, a Father Baraga historian from
Roseville, Minnesota, will host the event. The time will be determined
at a later date.