15 Years Ago
Items taken from the Tribune of Sept. 15, 1999
Workers installed roof panels this week on a new grain bin at New Horizons Ag Services in Morris. The 110-foot by 330-foot enclosed steel building will have a storage capacity of 750,000 bushels. The bin, which began going up in July, will be ready by the end of September, said Doug Wilson, grain manager at New Horizon's Morris facility. Big carryover grain stocks will strain storage space this fall on farms and at country elevators across the Midwest.
Ruth Hawkinson, age 88, of Morris, died on Saturday. Ruth O. C. Anderson was born in 1911 in South Dakota to Edwin and Minnie (Gunderson) Anderson. At a young age she moved with her family to Chokio and later to Morris where she grew up and received her formal education. Ruth was married to Martin Hans Hawkinson in 1931 at Morris. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Hodges Township, later moving into Morris.
Swan Lake Township has become the second township in the county to require zoning permits and the first Stevens County township to limit feedlots. According to Township Supervisor Ray Storck the Swan Lake town board passed changes to its zoning ordinance. The new Swan Lake ordinance means that no more than 500 animal units will be allowed on any feedlot or containment area in the township.
25 Years Ago
Items taken from the Tribune Sept. 13, 1984
The Morris law firm of Martin & Nelson announced today that Charles C. Glasrud joined the firm as an associate attorney on Sept. 1. Glasrud was raised and attended school in Moorhead. He attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Glasrud is married and his wife, Theodora Deborah (Debi) Economou, graduated from the University Law School this spring and has recently taken the Minnesota bar examination. The couple is expecting their first child in October.
A party was held in honor of Loretta Asmus, who retired from Pamida on Sept. 7. Loretta worked for Pamida in Morris for 12 years. A luncheon was arranged and a gold locket and roses were given in recognition of her service. Loretta was department head for domestics.
World War I veterans received special recognition last Sunday at the annual membership supper of the Morris American Legion Post. The recognition has become a traditional part of the membership supper. Those present were Ray Woolridge, Fred Swanson, George Maughan, Ed Dablow, Thore Mathison, and Elmer Steen.
50 Years Ago
Items taken from the Tribune of Sept. 25, 1959
The board of regents of the University of Minnesota will hear, at its meeting in Minneapolis on Saturday, the West Central Educational Development Association's story of the need for higher education facilities in Minnesota, and the association's proposal that the university's West Central School of Agriculture at Morris be upgraded to a college-level branch of the university to help fill that need.
The Morris City Cab business, which has been owned and operated for a number of years by Roy Lucken in conjunction with his Mobil service station, was sold this week to Sidney Syverson and will be operated by him in conjunction with the Syverson "66" service station. Mr. Syverson took over the cab business on Tuesday.
Today (Friday) and Saturday are "Egg Days" at Donnelly Egg Company, a recent addition to the Donnelly business circles. One of the features of the two-day observance will be an open house at the Donnelly Egg Company plant, one of the area's largest egg-buying stations. Refreshments will be served free at the plant during the two open house days.
90 Years Ago
Items taken from the Tribune of Sept. 26, 1919
Hog cholera has appeared in Stevens County. One man three miles northwest of Donnelly has lost 44 hogs out of 56. Another man has lost 4 hogs out of 24 and the rest are sick with it. C. W. Nash, County Farm Bureau aAgent, sent out circular letters this week to the farmers of the county giving directions on how to prevent the spread of the disease. Pigeons and dogs are branded as carriers of cholera and farmers are advised to keep them away from their farms as much as possible.
The "H. C. L." has finally hit the city finances and the budget is calling for help. It might have been expected, and, but for the careful financing of the city commissioner, the "S. O. S." call would have gone out sooner. The Board of Freeholders held a meeting and considered the situation. It is probable that they will decide to submit to the voters two amendments to the city charter - one to raise the maximum tax levy to 3- mills, and the other to permit the city commission to issue certificates of indebtedness when called upon to make some big public improvement like the paving contract which the city has to meet so unexpectedly this year.
Two large boxes filled with test tubes, beekers, flasks, retorts, and a finely adjusted pair of beam balance scales arrived this week for the use of high school students interested in chemistry.