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45 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of May 11, 1969


Fifth graders of the Morris Public Schools who toured the Stevens County Memorial Hospital Tuesday as one of the activities at the hospital marking National Hospital Week, visited many departments in the hospital, among them the emergency surgery room where a patient, “Resusci-Annie,” was being prepared for surgery. The nurses were Mrs. Margie Sherstad and Mrs. Florence Pendergrast.

Bill Rickmeyer was elected president of the Morris Kiwanis Club Monday evening at the weekly meeting at the Del Monico Cafe.  Other officers elected were Clifford Domingo, vice president, and directors, Wayne Riser, for three years, and Orville Gunderson for one year.  The secretary-treasurer will be appointed later. Dr. Sam Evans, who is serving as president of the club now, will be past president. Dan Schivone and Rev. R. R. Stoehr entertained the club with guitar selections and songs, with members accompanying them in some of the songs.

Open house will be held at the new Model Beauty Shoppe, located at 25 East Eighth Street in Morris, starting May 19 through May 22, announces Mrs. Blanche Jensen, owner and operator.  

   Dr. O. E. Ide of Elbow Lake, optometrist, has purchased the practice and equipment of the late Dr. A. I. Arneson in Morris and is taking over the practice immediately. A temporary schedule will bring Dr. Ide to Morris Wednesday of each week but the office will also be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with Miss Olga Flaten in attendance in the office. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and since then has done considerable post-graduate work at Yale and Purdue Universities and at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, with special training in child vision.

W.D. Spring was elected president of St. Mary's Home and School Association at that organization's final meeting of the school year. The meeting convened in St.Mary's school gym, with Stan Cosgriff presiding.  Also elected to serve as officers of the association next year were Mrs. Stan Kent, vice president; Mrs. William Dripps, secretary, and Mrs. Ollie Grossman, treasurer.

Doug Garberick of Morris was elected commander of Walter Tripp Post No. 29, American Legion, at the regular monthly meeting of that organization held at the village hall in Donnelly Tuesday evening. Other officers selected to serve during the coming year are Ed Madison, Donnelly, first vice commander; Clayton Anderson, Donnelly, second vice commander; Jim White, Morris, third vice commander; Darrell Kirwin, Morris, finance officer; Lloyd Smith, Morris, chaplain; Harvey Mathison, Alberta, sergeant-at-arms, and Dave Gunderson, Morris, historian.

25 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of May 11, 1989

 Morris honored its top underclassmen at an awards program. Present were Principal Don Hainlen, Jon Bock-freshman, winner of the American High School Math Exam. Cathy O'Reilly-junior, was named winner of the Xerox award. Charles Huebner-junior, was named winner of the Michael Johnson Leadership Award. Nathan Evenson-sophomore, was named Best Thespian for 1988-89.

Doris Weinreis, Poppy Chairman for the Auxiliary to VFW Post 5039, was on hand for a proclamation signing recently. Morris Mayor Lee Swanson put his signature to a document urging citizens of this community to wear a Buddy Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy as American citizens.

“In charge the whole way” was how Lyle Rambow, coach of the MHS baseball team, summed-up the performance of Matt Carrington, the team's route-going hurler, following Tuesday's 8-0 win.  The winning Tuesday action was on the road vs. the Long Prairie Indians.  It boosted the Tigers overall record to 8-1 and their conference mark to 7-1.  

It was the 100th  birthday of Stenerson's, the well-known firm, marking the occasion at the local Stenerson's operation Tuesday afternoon. A visiting dignitary on hand was Jim Stenerson, part-owner and general manager of the firm. A special cake marking the 100th anniversary was served.  Lighting the candles were Gail Nelson, manager of the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce while Morris' Stenerson's manager Ray Suess and Chamber Ambassadors looked on.  

Cyrus chose “National Teacher Day” Tuesday to honor the teachers who will not be in the school next year.  The high school teachers and principal are leaving because of staff cuts and closing of the Cyrus High School. Honored were Superintendent Fred Switzer, Byron Jacobson, Bonnie Drinkwitz, Fran Hegna, Pat Halliday, Kathy Axtmann, Nancy Hein, Linda Devitt, Jim McLaughlin, and Principal Tom Grosland.



Assumption parish celebrates “Founders Day”. Virginia Lembcke, Tillie Hockert and Agnes Boehmer were some of the parishioners who dressed up for the April 20 occasion.  The activity was part of the year-long celebration of the St. Cloud Diocese Centennial.