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65 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of April 25, 1952

Farmers who are champing at the proverbial bit awaiting an opportunity to get into their fields might get a measure of consolation from recollections of past years. Two years ago tomorrow, on April 26, 1950, following a four-inch snowfall experienced another two inches of snow three days later-and temps during that week ranged from 24 to 43 degrees. It was not until the middle of May that a general start was made on field work. That was the latest spring n record.

Bob Weber, former Morris high school pitching ace, now a freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was named to the Buff traveling squad that journeyed to Oklahoma for a two-game series with the Sooners in Colorado's opening games in Big Seven conference. The Morris young man pitched four innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six. He received credit for the victory, the Buff's fifth in six pre-conference exhibition games.

The Ground Observation Post at Donnelly has received operating instructions for participation in a Civil Air Defense Training Exercise April 27. The exercise, jointly arranged between Fred Gerber, supervisor of the Donnelly post, State Civil Defense officials, and Air Force Officers of the 31st Air Division, is another in a series of similar exercises being held in counties throughout the State of Minnesota. Mr. Gerber and L. C. Rupner, chief observers at Donnelly, state that in order to operate their post efficiently twenty volunteers are needed.

45 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of April 18, 1972

Attending the annual meeting of the Lakeland Mental Health Center at Fergus Falls from Stevens county were: County Commissioner Lawrence Kopel, County Commissioner Paul Larson, E. L. Dosdall, chairman of the board of county commissioners; Mrs. R. C. Staebler, member of the Mental Health Center board of directors, and County Attorney James Martin, re-elected president of the Health Center's board of directors.

The League of Women Voters of Stevens County was granted League status and elected officers at its first annual meeting April 11, at the Four Seasons Supper Club. The meeting included Mrs. Mary Ann McCoy of Minneapolis, president of the Minnesota League of Women Voters, Mrs. Florence Pendergrast, president of the local unit, and Mrs. Carol Dahl of Willmar, who has acted as advisor to the provisional Stevens County League of Women Voters for the past 18 months.

State Representative Jon Haaven of Alexandria was endorsed for the 7th District Republican Congressional nomination in Fergus Falls on the first ballot at the 7th District Republican convention. Haaven received 141 votes, five more than the 60 per cent needed for endorsement. An eleven-year veteran of the television newscasting profession, Haaven is currently an owner of Alexandria Newspapers, Inc. And publishers of the Lake Region Press at Alexandria.

William Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Minnesota, Morris, has been named Acting Chairman of the Division of Education from May 1, 1972 to April 30, 1974 in the absence of Dean Hinmon. Hinmon has been appointed a Senior Lecturer at Haile Selassie University in Ethiopia, under the sponsorship of UNESCO.

Alan Tonn, well known Hodges township farmer, filed as a candidate for the Morris school board. His was the fourth filing, assuring a contest for the three board positions which will be filled at the annual school election in May. Previous filings were those of Harold Luthi and James Nelson, incumbent members of the board, and Joanne V. Hart. Silas McCormack, the third board member whose term expires, has announced he will not seek reelection.

15 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun Tribune of April 11, 2002

Roy Stemsrud received the Super Fan Award during the season-in-review fete for Hancock High girls basketball, held recently at the Owl's Nest. Roy was congratulated by the HHS seniors Laura Mumm, Randee Nohl and Gwen Koehl. The Owls made state in '02.

The Cyrus Math Science and Technology school will be joining its kindergarten, first and second grade classes into two multi-age classes this coming school year. The Cyrus School has been discussing the idea of going to a multi-age classroom concept for the past few months. Because of declining enrollment, class sizes at CMST are shrinking to the point where it is no longer cost effective to maintain separate teachers for each grade level. Next year's estimated enrollment for K-2 is 29 total students, with 10 in the kindergarten, eight in the first grade, and 11 in the second grade.

The M-H elementary Tiger wrestlers finally made the trip to the Benson Tournament after it was rescheduled twice due to bad weather. Heading home with first place medals were: Taylor Holleman, Aaron Wehking, Austin Steege and Ryan Beyer. Second places went to Lane Lyden, Joel Harrson, Tony Domnick, Josh Bogenrief and Danton Hein. Third place winners were Evan Nelson, Seth Nelson, Jacob Moser, Tanner Rohloff, Nathan Wiegman, John Koehl, Travis Thooft, Mitch Hughes and Travis Moser. Garnering fourth place medals: Jordan Thooft, Mac Beyer, Logan Manska, Tanner Berning and Josh Nelson.

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