10 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of July 6, 2000
The Grandview Senior Nutrition Program, located at 100 south Columbia, welcomes Kate Livingston as the new dining manager. Kate, a resident of Morris, wants to welcome all senior citizens to dine, Monday through Friday at noon. The meals are prepared at the main kitchen at the Morris Senior Citizen Center and satellited to Grandview.
Mayor Carol Wilcox and Morris Area Transit driver Johnnie Lembcke were among those who helped the Transit celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The celebration took place in the new Transit bus garage last Thursday afternoon.
Comedy topped the final show in the Kiwanis Talent Contest on Thursday at Eastside Park in Morris. Crocodile Hunters, an original spoof of the popular Animal Planet television feature, took first place. Performers, all of Morris, were Justin Droegd-Mueller, Josh Giese, Ben Hauger, and Jim E. Morrison. Bryan Swenson and Colin Wasmund shared first place honors with a Monty Python satirical skit, "The Pet Shop.
25 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of July 4, 1985
The baseball fields at Wells Park are in better shape then ever this summer, thanks to the generosity of several organizations and agencies. A new agrilime surface has been in use - a surface that affords greater enjoyment of Little League Baseball. To help celebrate the completion of this project were "Mister Little League" Don Goracke, Jim Lemen of the Lions Club, Jon Boutain representing the Kiwanians, Dwain Benson representing the City of Morris, Cal Denton, representing the always-civic minded Legion Post, and Lee Edenloff, representing Morris Community Education. Little League boosters are proud of the truly cooperative effort that this project represents.
The Homemakers Workshop began in 1914 when the girls at the West Central School of Agriculture invited their mothers to see what they were doing. And "you're still coming," Dick Vatthauer, superintendent of the West Central Experiment Station, said in welcome to the 300 participants at the 71st Homemakers Workshop held at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
The Morris Lions Club is proud to announce that its fair headquarters will be spanking new in '95. Work on the new Lions stand was proceeding Tuesday afternoon. The Lions have traditionally entertained fair-goers with style and panache!
50 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of
July 15, 1960
No opposition to the proposed relocation of Highways 28 and 59 as they enter Morris from the east was expressed at the public hearing held by the state highway department on Tuesday afternoon at the community room in the courthouse. A number of parties, including representatives of the city commission, board of education, and Chamber of Commerce, attended the hearing to express approval of the proposed relocation of the highways.
Les Ogdahl of Glenwood, who is developing the new 40-acre Elles University residence addition on the southeast edge of Morris, requested the city commission at its meeting Monday night to annex the addition to the city. Three new residences are presently under construction in the Elles Addition.
90 Years Ago
Items from the Tribune of July 16, 1920
In a game of thrills, Morris nosed out the fast Synnes and Horton team by a score of 6 to 5, played last Sunday. The game was played at the old McGuire farm in Swift County just over the line from Stevens County, on the occasion of the picnic of the Hegbert Catholic Church. The line-up for the Morris team were as follows: Jessness, FB; Houghton, SS; Kill, RF; Buttell, P; Andrusick, SB; Kohler, CF; Loeffler, 3B; Nelson, C; and O'Brien, LF. The line-up for the Horton team were as follows: J. Dewane, 3 B; Hanrahan, FB; Foley, SB; Luhman, C; Killiar, LF; Mahoney, SS; T. Dewane, P; Gordie, DF; and Schliep, RF.
There are more pigs in Morris than there are dogs, more sewing machines than automobiles and auto trucks, and more autos than pianos. Eight sheep have their residence within the city limits. Four hundred and thirty watches and clocks remind the population of the flight of time. All the above enlightenment is gleaned from an examination of the tax assessor's records. F. A. Stever who gathered the data for the city of Morris, gives the following figures: For the City: 30 dogs, 55 pigs, 8 sheep, 180 cows, 200 pianos, 430 watches and clocks, 348 sewing machines, 220 autos and trucks, 8 motor cycles and bicycles, and 114 wagons and carriages. Cats are entirely ignored in the tax assessor's scheme of things, since they are regarded as public benefactors in their unceasing warfare on the rodent population.