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60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of May 2, 1952

Connie Neuman, sophomore student in Morris High School, was announced Wednesday as winner of first place in the girls' division in the Seventh District in the ninth annual conservation essay contest sponsored by the Minnesota Federation of Women's clubs with the cooperation of the Minnesota Department of Conservation. The subject of this year's essay was "Outdoor Safety." This year is the third successive year that Morris High School has had a first place winner in district competition in this annual essay contest. Last year Joseph Duft was awarded a first place and the year before that Warner Nibbe won first place.

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Initial work has been in progress this week toward the construction of an addition to the offices of Dr. A. I. Arneson on East Sixth Street. The addition will be of frame construction, 22 by 48 feet, on the west side of the present structure. Dr. Arneson announced that his office quarters are being enlarged in contemplation that his son-in-law, Dr. Robert Watson, formerly located at Thief River Falls, will join him in practice here in the near future. John Nagl and Ernfred Lundquist have the contract for the new addition.

Distribution of 1,500 fresh orchids free to mothers in the Morris trade area and awarding of $125 in merchandise gifts will be the feature attractions in Morris next Wednesday, May 7, date of the special monthly shopping event in Morris sponsored by the Civic and Commerce Association and the jewelers and appliance firms in the city. With the annual observance of Mother's Day set for Sunday, May 11, the free orchids and free merchandise gifts next Wednesday are especially timely. They are the tribute offered to mothers who visit Morris that day by the business and professional firms of the city.

Preliminary planning for the county-wide x-ray survey to be conducted in Stevens County this summer was started at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the office of Probate Judge E.L. Cress. Attending the meeting were about 20 county residents, from various sections of the county, and representatives of the State Department of Health and the state Christmas Seal Association. It is hoped that every resident of the county will take advantage of the opportunity to have a free chest x-ray during the time the mobile unit is in the county. This will be the most extensive campaign against tuberculosis ever carried on in the county. The survey will be partially financed by Christmas Seal funds, with the balance of the cost to be defrayed by tax monies.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of May 4, 1972

The Stevens County Historical Society held a "Celebration of Yankee Heritage" Sunday. Marie O'Reilly gave a wool spinning demonstration. Many attended on Sunday; one long-time Stevens County resident, Eunice Maughan, enjoyed the day's festivities along with many other residents of Stevens and other surrounding counties.

Between 600 and 1,000 Morris area residents are expected to participate in the International Walk for Development on May 7, to show support for peaceful development of the world's human and physical resources. The Morris Walk will be only one of many held in the nation during Walk Month--April 1 through May 14. The local walk has two goals: to raise $10,000 for development projects in this country and abroad, and to gain the support of the people of the Morris community for the worldwide development movement. Of the Walk income, 42.5 per cent will be given to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Junior Tribal Council, the Stevens County Day Activity Center, and P.I.E. (People Into Everything).

A new grading system which eliminates F grades will go into effect this fall at the University of Minnesota. Under the new system, the student's official transcript will record only the work the student has completed satisfactorily and for which he has received credit. An N grade, which means "no credit," replaces both the traditional F and other grades which indicated incomplete work, such as I for incomplete, W for "withdrawn from the course," and others.

Two Morris High School seniors are among over 800 high school seniors in the nation who were named this week as winners of college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. They are Brian Henjum, named winner of a scholarship awarded by St. Olaf College, Northfield, and Steven Schmidgall, winner of the Merit Scholarship sponsored by Macalester College, St. Paul.

20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of May 7, 1992

Leroy Fehr won the grand prize of $1200 at Monday's Prairie Pioneer Days Banquet at the Sunwood Inn. He was congratulated by Mike Tate, chair of the event, and Gail Nelson, executive director of the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce. Banquet proceeds provide the financial support for the annual event which will be July 10-12 this year.

Country Day Nursery students in the Tuesday-Thursday morning class attended the Ice Cream and Lollipops Children's Art Show last week at UMM. The students saw exhibits such as a dragon made by UMM art students.

MN/DOT projects 1993 as the construction year for a bypass on Highway 9 south of Morris. Art Hill, acting district engineer, told the County Commissioners Monday, that the proposed bypass will be moved to the east to intersect with the Highway 59 bypass. The Highway 9 bypass had to be moved to the east to allow space for a grade crossing at the railroad tracks on the west side of the highway. An overpass had been discussed previously, but that plan has been changed to a grade crossing.

Stevens County voters will be looking at some new numbers this fall. Besides being redistricted into the 7th Congressional District, the state legislative districts have also changed-both numbers and boundaries. This County used to be split into districts 11 A and B. All of Stevens County is now in the new District 13 A.

Congratulations to Laura Sommer, who was crowned Miss Morris 1992, first runner-up Chanda Searle, and second runner-up Bao Moua. Also congratulations to Sunnie Juergens, Dyane Riley, and Suzanne Dosdall for being part of the Miss Morris Pageant.

The Morris Veterans' Memorial is in the making. Footings and cement work were completed Monday at the Morris Cemetery site on the corner of East 7th Street and College Avenue. Clarence Dingman and Gene DeGier helped work on the project. The memorial will hopefully be erected by Memorial Day weekend.

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