10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune Nov. 18, 1999
"You're a Good man Charlie Brown" will be performed in the Morris Area High School Auditorium on November 18, 19, and 20. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. Many of the songs were choreographed by Sally Finzel and are accompanied by a full orchestra directed by Trent Oberg. Director Dave Johnson and his Theatre Tech class have been working on the show's set. The cast includes Jim Morrison, Martha Crouse, Nick Sherod, Katie Larson, Justin Droegemueller, and Jenny Nelson. State managers are Amy Gartland and Charlotte Seibel.
The Stevens County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 16, at the Stevens County Extension Office. Plans were set in motion for the 2000 Stevens County Fair. The fair board officers for 2000 will be the same as 1999. Steve Storck was reelected president, Dave Lonergan was reelected vice president, Ron Staples was reelected treasurer and Della DeGier was reelected secretary. The Advisory Board will include Harvey Mathison, Barry Erdahl, and Wayne Lemmerman.
Curt Fettig is the new General Manager and Agronomic Consultant for CENTROL of Morris. Curt will be consulting in the western Morris area. After growing up on a farm in western Minnesota near Brooten. Fettig attended ag colleges at Willmar and the U of M where he received his BS degree in agronomy.
25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 15, 1984
The dedication of the new computer center at the University of Minnesota-Morris was a grand occasion Monday afternoon. Among the dignitaries present for the proceedings was University Regent Charles F. McGuiggan of Marshall who had the honor of cutting the ribbon. The emcee of the ceremony was UMM Provost Jack Imholte.
In the recent general election Carl Anderson and George Libbon were re-elected as Stevens Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors. Supervisors are nominated from the area in which they serve but are elected countywide in the November General Election. The duties of the supervisor include but are not limited to establishing priorities in conservation, distribution of cost share funds, and developing a conservation program that will best serve the needs of the county.
Richard Eul of Eul's Hardware Hank, Morris, was awarded the "President's Award" for being one of the Top Hank's Paint Dealers in the Midwest at a recent Hardware Hank Trade Show held in the Minneapolis Auditorium. This coveted recognition is awarded annually at the company's Fall Trade Show to the top Hank's Paint dealers in the organization.
50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 27, 1959
All available seats in the dining hall of the Federated Church were occupied Tuesday evening for the annual football banquet sponsored by the Morris Lions Club to pay tribute to members of the high school football squad and their coaches. Speakers were Morris Coach Ron Masanz and Coach Bob Danielson of North Dakota Agricultural College. Dennis Bakke, scrappy center on the 1959 Tiger team, was named by his teammates to be their captain next season. Ward Werpy, outstanding guard, was named the winner of the Lions Club's annual "Most Valuable Player" award.
Explorer Scouts Steve Farver and Peter Ryhn gave accounts of their canoe trip through the wilderness area of northern Minnesota and Canada to the Kiwanis Club at its meeting Monday evening. Bill Dohrn, who accompanied them as advisor, showed slides taken on the trip and embellished them with running commentary on scenic highlights as they were shown.
Since the radio station will not start its morning broadcasts until 8 a.m. during December and January, any school closing announcements that must be made before that time can be heard over WDAY, Fargo and WCCO, Minneapolis, according to Supt. Oscar Miller. The announcements will be repeated at 8 o'clock over KMRS.
90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 28, 1919
Mrs. Louise Bruns, wife of Barney Bruns of Swan Lake Township, died on Friday, November 21. The funeral was held from the late home on Monday being conducted by Rev. Pilgrim. Mrs. Bruns was one of the pioneers of Stevens County, and has led a useful and devoted life. Mrs. Bruns was over 64 years of age, having been born in Sweden, in 1855. Interment was in the Morris cemetery.
Sold at public auction! Such is the fate of the old Lincoln school on the East Side. The sale took place at the school house itself on Tuesday with Harry Adams acting as auctioneer. The consideration was $650 cash, and the buyer is C. W. Meekins, who, in his work as carpenter, will have use for the materials contained in the building. It will be only a short time before the building, which has not been used for three years, will be nothing but a mass of ruins - and a memory.
A new music shop has been opened in Morris by Aldis and Wallace Brisbane and will be known as the Brisbane Music Company. The company is located on Atlantic Avenue, next to the Gaffney Hotel, and reports that it will handle pianos, player pianos, violins, and other musical instruments, and a complete line of phonographs, and sheet music.