10 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of August 12, 1999
High winds, hail, and heavy rainfall caused damage to area crops, trees, and buildings early Monday morning. A record 1.62 inches of rain was recorded on August 9 for the previous 24 hours. The previous record was set in 1943 with 1.46 inches of rain. Areas receiving damages were along County Road 14.
A 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Reuben and Esther Pasche will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morris. There will be a short program followed by a light lunch. No gifts, your presence is what is treasured.
On Sunday, Aug. 15, the people of St. John Kongsvinger Lutheran Parish of Donnelly will bid farewell to their pastor, Reverend Timothy V. Olson. Pastor Olson, his wife Cyndi, and their son, Jonathan, will leave for Rockford, Ill. where he will serve as a Senior Pastor.
25 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of August 9, 1984
Fred Lucius, manager of the Pamida Discount Center in Morris, was presented a plaque and a check in the amount of $1,000 by Rod Harren, sales representative for Procter & Gamble. The award was presented for the outstanding promotion and display of the Procter & Gamble products for the Special Olympics Contest.
Ten farms in this area have been recognized as 1984 Century Farms by the Minnesota State Fair and the Farmer Magazine. There were 289 Minnesota farms thus honored this year. Farms honored in our immediate vicinity included that of Lynn Farwell, Robert and Haroldine Walker Jr., Kenneth R. Van Horn, James Brustuen, Glen O. Werk, and Marlin Larson. A certificate and outdoor sign are awarded to each Century Farm. To be designated a Century Farm, the farm must be at least 50 acres in size and have been in continuous ownership for at least 100 years.
The Statler Brothers are the top-billed entertainment attraction of the 1984 Stevens County Fair. The Statlers will share their distinctive, happy music at the fair grandstand Friday evening. Their presence makes this year's fair truly historic. The grandstand will be "the place to be" in Stevens County on Friday evening.
50 Years Ago
Itemsfrom the Tribune
of August 21, 1959
It's Stevens County Fair time in Morris again. The county's 86th exposition and sixth successive "free fair" formally opens today, Friday, which is entry day for exhibitors, swings into its many program activities tonight, and will hold forth through Saturday and Sunday night. Fair officials confidently expect that the 1959 exposition will rank favorably with the fairs of other years, in the number and quality of exhibits and in the quality of the grandstand programs that have been arranged.
When the temperature climbed to 100 degrees on Tuesday, it was not only the highest mercury reading of the summer - it was also the highest temperature recorded locally in 10 years. Not since July 4, 1949 has the temperature in Morris reached the 100-degree mark, according to Roy Thompson, weather observer at the West Central School and Station. The reading on July 4, 1949, was 103 degrees. The all-time high temperature here was 109 degrees, recorded in July, 1940.
The Morris Eagles baseball park, scene of Region 9-B tournaments for several years, will again be the site of all except one of the games in this year's double elimination tourney. Competing in the four-league playoffs will be Holloway, winner of the title in the Pomme de Terre 1 league, and the winners of the playoff championship in the Pomme de Terre 2 league, of which Morris is a member, the Corn Belt league and the Land O' Ducks league.
90 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune
of August 22, 1919
Hundreds of farmers are expected to attend the tractor plowing demonstration at the West Central School of Agriculture next Monday and Tuesday. Ten standard makes of farm tractors will be represented at this big meet. The contestants are Ford-son, Case, Moline, Waterloo Boy, Titan, Samson, Emerson Brantingham Heider, Avery, and Cleveland Grip. Tractor operators may use any fuels during the two day demonstration except during the timed demonstration when all tractors will be required to use the same fuels taken from supply tanks which will be on the demonstration field. The tractor operators will purchase all fuels used in their tractors.
Many men look to the tractor to enable them to do away with the use of horses for farm work, at least in great part. To date, however, the tractor has not replaced horses to the extent commonly expected by purchasers, but its greatest advantage lies in the fact that it does the heavy work quickly, and thus completes it within the proper season, since it places at the farmer's command a large amount of power when needed.