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Morris,Minnesota 56267
Morris Sun Tribune
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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

15 years ago

Items from the

Sun of June 8, 1993

The earth shook Friday night, with an earthquake that measured 4.1 on the Richter scale at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 8:20 PM.


"I don't know how I can say anything after that." The MAHS Commence-ment of 1993 will always be remembered for a special reason. In addition to the standard reasons for cherishing memories, there was a novel one. The above quote was made by Jeremy Lopez, one of the two student speakers to address the large audience. The quote came midway through the Lopez speech and the reporter's next notes said "earthquake." Yes, a tremor causing a noise, shaking, and novel memories for the MHS graduates.

Election of new officers of the Morris VFW Auxiliary to Charles Leuthard Post #5039 was May 18. Tillie Hockert was the installing officer. Elected were : Joyce Pieske, President; Carol Woolridge, Sr. Vice President; Doris Weinreis, Jr. Vice President; Norma Leuthard, Treasurer; Melvina Larson, Color Bearer; Selma Nelson, Conductress; Helen Kill, Trustee.

Off and on over the last 12 to 15 years, Japanese students have traveled to Stevens County and lived with our 4-H families for about three weeks. This summer, for the first time, one of our 4-Hers will return the visit. On July 12, Trisha Boyle of the Pep and Progress 4-H Club will leave for Japan. Trisha will stay with the family of Satoko Sugawara who stayed with Trisha's family last summer.

40 years ago

Items taken from the Sun of June 11, 1968

Dr. Fred. Harrington, President of the University of Wisconsin, addressed graduating students at the fifth annual commencement exercises at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Friday evening. One hundred and fifty-six students received diplomas during the Friday evening ceremonies.

The annual homemakers' meeting starts today and continues on Wednesday, June 12, at the West Central School and Station. The general sessions on Wednesday include "Window and Drapery Fabrics" by Mrs. Orville Raasch from Marianne's Drapery Shop and "New Foods and Self-cleaning Ovens" by Miss Allene Goll, from Otter Tail Power Company. Noon demonstrations are "Christmas Decorations" by Mrs. Ward Voorhees, "Corn Husk Craft" by Mrs. Wellnitz and Mrs. Konshak, "Blend--it-Round the Clock", a blender demonstration by Mrs. Clarence Horsager, and "Portable Lamps" by Mrs. Charles Olson. All women are invited to come to any or all parts of the program.

The Newcomers Club will have a picnic for the ladies and children on June 11 at East Side Park. Please bring a few cookies. Coffee and nectar will be furnished.

75 years ago

Items taken from the Sun of June 16, 1933

A full day's program with many interesting contests and events is planned for the annual Stevens County Farm Bureau and community picnic to be held at the Donnelly Village Park next Tuesday. The program will include talks and musical numbers by Paul Sheak, the entertainer and Strong man of "The Farmer," as well as a countywide horseshoe tournament, a beauty contest, a post-driving contest, a tug-of-war, and a kittenball game between the Farm Bureau and the county 4-H club team. The club team has emerged victorious the last three years.

The fourth annual peony and iris show will be held at the Morris National Bank on Saturday of this week and all entries must be in by 11 o'clock Saturday morning. The flowers will be on display only one day this year instead of two days, as was the plan in former years, and no cash prizes are being offered.

Hundreds of farmers and homemakers of West Central Minnesota are expected to gather at the West Central School of Agriculture at Morris for the annual Station Day and free barbecue to be held there on July 12th. This is an annual event and last year over a thousand people were in attendance. If weather conditions are right, it is expected that this year's attendance will exceed that of last year.

100 years ago

Items taken from the Sun of June 18, 1908

On Friday evening a meeting was held for the purpose of forming the nucleus of an organization which it is hoped will rebound to the benefit of this city. The unanimous opinion of all present being that something should be done in a movement for the betterment of conditions here by taking steps to improve the appearance of the city, its street, alleys, vacant lots, the roads leading into the town, and then to do everything in our power to advertise the resources of our city and county and thus bring new settlers here.

A Republican convention of Stevens County is hereby called to be held Thursday, June 25, at the court house hall in the city of Morris for the purpose of electing nine delegates to represent the Republican Party at the Republican convention of the State of Minnesota, to be held in St. Paul.

Quite a number of people were present at the annual commencement exercises at the Government Indian School last evening, an excellent program having been prepared. A band concert and an exhibit of school room work were enjoyed by those present before the regular program was taken up.

The class of 1906 held a class reunion at the LaGrande Hotel on Monday evening, the occasion being celebrated with a banquet. Sheridan Flaherty acted as toastmaster, and all twelve class members present responded to a toast. The place cards were the class colors, lavender and gold. The occasion was a very pleasant one.