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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune October 28, 1999

Bruce Krogstad, current Lutheran University of Minnesota Morris Campus Minister, and Rollen Halvorson, the first UMM Campus Minister, invite local residents to help celebrate Lutheran Campus Ministries successful $60,000 fund raising drive and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lutheran Camps Ministries. A banquet will be held on Thursday, October 29 at First Lutheran Church to assist in the celebration.

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With a new fee schedule set, penalties for failure to register defined, and a deadline for registration in place, the City of Morris is ready to move ahead with its rental registration and licensing program. At Tuesday's meeting of the Morris City Council the Council approved rescinding the old fee schedule and instating a new one.

Construction crews for the Alliance Pipeline are continuing the assembly of the 1,858 mile long pipeline near the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 8 in Stevens County.

25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 25, 1984

Eight women were singled out as candidates for this year's "Woman of the Year" title, bestowed annually by the Morris Area Business and Professional Women. The winner was Karla Klinger. The two "achievement award" winners were Linda Roles and May Ann Scharf. The remaining five candidates were Audrey Erickson, Mimi Frenier, Maggie Fletcher, Anne Erickson, and Joanie Murphy. In the drawing held in conjunction with the event, Orville Jensen of Morris was the winner of a trip for two to Reno-Lake Tahoe.

The City Council scrapped plans to repair the roof of the Senior Citizens Center Tuesday night after further investigation by an engineer showed the roof trusses and brick veneer would have to be replaced if the building is to remain in service. City Manager Ed Larson told the Council Tuesday night that he had investigated several sources of funding for a new building. He added that his personal feelings were that the senior nutrition program should be relocated temporarily and the City would use the winter months to discuss the problems.

The Stevens County Van for Vets Drive is being conducted throughout the towns and rural areas by the American Legion and VFW Posts and Auxiliaries of Morris, Hancock, and Chokio. The purchase of the van is to be used in the transportation of the county veterans to hospitals in Fargo, St. Cloud, and Minneapolis or wherever the veteran is scheduled for treatment.

50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 6, 1959

Beginning in the fall of 1960, the University of Minnesota will offer first-year college level instruction on the campus of its West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station at Morris, President J. L. Morrill announced Thursday. "Phasing out of high school level instruction at the school will start at the same time, but experiment station activities will continue," he said.

Two new members were elected to the Morris City commission for four-year terms, starting January 1, at the regular municipal election Tuesday. They are Ted Lawler of the Community Oil Company and Raymond Schmidt of the Morris Locker and Produce Company.

Mrs. H. D. Hultgren and George Wille were presented with "Awards of Service" signifying 10 years of leadership in the 4-H program in Stevens County. Presenting the awards were Reuben Twait and County Agent Leif Lie. Five Stevens County 4-H club leaders were recognized for five years of leadership service, they are: Allen Summer, Mrs. Allan Summer, Mrs. Orvel Kness, Mrs. Robert Sperr, and Alfred Jergenson. The awards were given at the 4-H Leaders Banquet Tuesday evening in the First Lutheran Church dining hall.

90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 7, 1919

The coal situation is rather serious in Morris and Stevens County and may be even worse unless the big strike is settled. On Tuesday not a dealer in the city had a pound of coal to sell and people had driven for twenty miles trying to get fuel to take home.

Membership in the Walter Tripp Post of the American Legion is steadily growing, and with service men coming in to receive their application blanks for the state bonus, it is expected that material gains will be made within the next few weeks. At this time there are more than 100 members.

The honors for the high scholarships during the first month of school were announced in Chapel at the West Central School of Agriculture last Thursday morning. Recognition was given to the ten students who maintained the highest averages for the month, and also to the students who were the leaders of their classes. Stevens County had four representatives among those named: Beulah Van Blair daughter of John Van Blair, Gertrude Haase, daughter of Otto Haase, Ruth Stark, daughter of A. F. Stark, and Lester Brisbane, son of Walter Brisbane.

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