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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune November 4, 1999

The Lions Fall Sports Banquet will be held on Monday, November 8, in the high school cafeteria. Following dinner, the awards ceremony will take place in the auditorium. At this time, athletes will receive their athletic letters, participation certificates and other various awards. Fall athletes who participated on a varsity, junior varsity, 'B' team or 'C' team are admitted free of charge.

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The Eagles Club sponsored a Kid's Halloween Party for children 10 and under last Sunday afternoon. Participants enjoyed witch's brew, games, prizes, face painting, and a costume contest.

Warm weather on Sunday tied a previous weather record for October 31. The West Central Research and Outreach Center reports that is November 1 weather readings for the previous 24 hours showed a high temperature of 76 degrees. That ties a previous record set in 1938.

25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 1, 1984

This past month was the wettest October recorded at Morris, with a total of 9.21 inches of precipitation, reports Sam Evans, weather observer at the West Central Experiment Station. The previous October record was 7.11 inches in 1971.

The new headquarters of Morris State Agency will be shown off in an open house set Thursday, November 8. Previously housed at Morris State Bank, the operation is now comfortably settled in at its new location, a stone's throw from Morris State Bank. The Agency building was previously occupied by Country Lane, a clothing store, now located at the City Center Mall. The Agency manager is Mike Tate.

It was very exciting to get the news this week that overall retail sales in Morris are up 35 percent over the last two years reports Ron Meiss. That reflects not only the number of new businesses that have started, but also the strengthening of the good businesses that we already have.

50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 13, 1959

An area-wide drive for $100,000 to help launch the new college-level branch of the University of Minnesota on the West Central School and Station Campus at Morris was announced this week by the West Central Educational Development Association (WCEDA). Plans for the area-wide drive came hard on the heels of work of the smashing success that attended the campaign for funds in the city of Morris this week for a minimum of $30,000 that was needed immediately to help insure the establishment of the new college.

Dianne Brandt portrays the role of Amanda Wingfield, and Barbara Treischel portrays the role of Laura Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie," the Tennessee Williams' play being produced by the Morris High School Junior class tonight and Saturday night. David DeWall and Richard Erickson are the other two members of the play cast. David portrays Tom Wingfield and Richard is cast as Jim O'Connor. The play will be presented in the Morris High School Auditorium under the direction of Dave Wilson.

Mrs. M. K. Anderson of Morris was winner of first place in the adult division of the District 5 "Make It Yourself with Wool" contest held in Montevideo on Saturday. Her entry was a black cocktail suit made of 100 per cent Durmuil wool. Mrs. Wally Mumm of Hancock won third place in the adult division of the contest. Mrs. Don Chizek of Morris and Lillian Heinrich of Donnelly were among five contestants who tied for fourth place in the division.

90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 14, 1919

On Tuesday of this week H. H. Wells retired from the presidency of the Stevens County State Bank having sold his interest in the bank to Alfred O. Clave and William E. G. Saunders Jr., both of Iowa. C. H. March, vice-president, also disposed his interest to the same parties. W. F. Cooley, Sr., who has been cashier of the bank for over thirty years, becomes president. The Stevens County Bank is the pioneer bank of the county and was founded by H.H. Wells, W. J. Munro, and Chas. Roan in 1882. The bank has always been regarded as one of the strong financial institutions of this part of the state.

The work of marking the Glacier Trail thru Minnesota will begin in the spring and will be done under state supervision. Money for this expense is being raised by the different towns thru which the trail passes. The County of Stevens was asked to raise $310, Morris $160, Hancock $90, and Donnelly was asked to raise $60 for their share of the signs.

The first annual Student Corn Show will be held at the West Central School of Agriculture Saturday, November 15. Never before has the season for corn been more favorable for the correct development and maturing of this crop. As a consequence there is an abundance of corn throughout the west central part of the state. The freshmen class in corn growing who are managing the show is very desirous that a goodly number of towns' people and farmers will come out to see the exhibits.

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