60 Years Ago
Items taken from the Sun of January 6, 1952
Morris will be host city Wednesday to a state meeting of the Minnesota Flying Farmers organization, one of the larger organizations of its kind in the nation. If the weather Wednesday is favorable for flying, it is expected that a large crowd of Flying Farmers and their wives will be here for the meeting and that the Morris Municipal Airport will have perhaps the largest assemblage of planes that it has ever had at one time.
A-C Tony Gausman left Wednesday to return to Columbus, Miss. after spending the holidays here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Gausman.
Lt. Daryl B. Bolstad, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bolstad of Morris, has recently been assigned as an instructor at the Combat Information Center, Naval Air Station, Glenview, Ill. Lt. Bolstad was recently graduated from the Navy's General Line school at Monterey, Calif.
The Morris Legion cagers dropped another close and hard fought battle Sunday night, this one to the Wahpeton VFW quint on the Wahpeton court, 56-54. It was a disappointing setback for the Legionnaires for they led all the way in the game until the final minute and a half when the strong Wahpeton cagers forged ahead.
A-R Myron Syverson arrived home Saturday, Dec. 20 from the San Diego, Calif. Naval Training Center to spend the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Syverson. Myron left Dec. 29 to return to San Diego to finish his basic training.
Lt. Richard J. Smith arrived from Camp Rucker, Ala., Dec. 29 to visit a few days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smith. He left for Minneapolis Friday and went by plane to San Francisco, from where he will go to Yokohama, Japan. This is the second time in his military career that Lt. Smith has been overseas. He was with the 90th Division of General George Patton's 3rd army in Europe during World War II. Mrs. Smith remained at Troy, Ala. while Lt. Smith is away.
40 Years Ago
Items taken from the Sun of January 2, 1973
Elmer T. Jacobson, Stevens County's clerk of district court for 24 years, who did not file for re-election to the office, spent his last day on the job Friday. Succeeding him, starting today, will be Jerry Schmidt, elected to the office in the November general election.
Morris' new public librarian-only the seventh since a public library association was organized in Morris-enters into her new work today. She is Miss Sarah Marie Bodine, 22, of Edina. Miss Bodine succeeds Miss Margaret Grove, whose long career, terminated because of ill health, encompasses nearly 30 years of capable and accommodating service as the public librarian.
The Morris city council closed out the garage bond fund for the erection of the city garage in 1970 at a special meeting early Thursday evening in the conference room of the library. To clear the final payment on the garage, a transfer of $34,109.45 was made from the general fund to the garage bond fund.
Fred Pasche, county assessor of Stevens County, last Friday completed a noteworthy record of 40 years as an assessor. He will be succeeded today as county assessor by Lawrence Erdahl of Donnelly, appointed by the county board in November to the position. Mr. Pasche has been supervisor of assessors and county assessor for 14 years. Prior to that he was the assessor in Horton Township for 26 years.
The Chokio Review last week reported the retirement of two ladies from positions they have held for many years with Chokio firms. Miss Sue Treinen has retired after more than 35 years of association with the Chokio State Bank. She started at the bank as a bookkeeper in 1937. She later became a teller and then a cashier for the firm. Miss Irene Brown, a bookkeeper in Chokio for 29 years, retired Dec. 22 from the Chokio-Alberta school where she had been bookkeeper for the past 12 years. Prior to that she was employed as bookkeeper for many years with the Olson Auto Company in Chokio.
20 Years Ago
Items taken from the Tribune of January 7, 1993
Kurt Domnick has established star status in the wrestling sport. Once your credentials include wrestling at state, you're fully "arrived", by the standards of this sport. Freshman Kevin Werk has a chief wrestling goal to "place in state". Fans wish these two luck in their lofty aspirations.
County Engineer Merle Earley told the County Commissioners Tuesday, that 1993 will be an interesting year in the Legislature. He said MICA, a group of metro area counties, was proposing to change the highway funding formula based on population and miles. Earley said sparsely populated counties would lose highway dollars. The proposal calls for a "floor" or no more than a 5 percent loss in funds, but there was no guarantee how long that floor would be in place.
Two area students were among more than 700 degree candidates who graduated Dec. 18 from the University of North Dakota at its first winter commencement held in more than a decade. Dara Michelle George of Morris received a BA. Becky Kay Lillie of Chokio received a BA.
There was an estimated $50,000 to $60,000 damage to George Graff's home 12 miles north of Morris the morning of Jan. 5. Fire Chief Ron Sharstrom said the fire apparently started in the garage, which was completely destroyed. A fire wall prevented the fire from getting into the house, although the fire wall ended at the top of the second story, so the fire spread through the attic and a little into the back corner bedroom.