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Donnelly News: 07302016
Community Calendar: July 30, 2016
UMM Preview: July 30 to Aug. 6, 2016
Business Briefs: July 30, 2016
City looks for bids to complete planned road maintenance program
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Errors costly in postseason opener for Morris VFW
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Fern Haley Rasmussen
Marion I. DeWall
Letter: Backer’s been there and tried that
Letter: Putting the republic on notice
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Open Houses: July 30, 2016
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
July 23, 2016
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Summer is a time for a lot of town celebrations. These can be fun and relaxing or lots of hard work, depending on your involvement. For those who are relaxing and enjoying the festivities, be sure to thank and appreciate the other group. I have been on both sides of these scenarios....
July 23, 2016 - 5:05am
July 9, 2016
Kim Ukura: Old is just a matter of perspective
By the time you are reading this column, I will have turned 30. This is a milestone that I've been dreading for the better part of a year that also means absolutely nothing. A year or two ago I started to discover more and more gray hairs, all coming in at the same place up near my...
July 9, 2016 - 5:37am
June 25, 2016
Katie Erdman: Fun on a dairy farm
Living on a dairy farm is a lot of work but there can also be a lot of fun. I grew up on a dairy farm and know that life was not all work but also a lot of play. I enjoyed going out to the barn whenever my dad and brother were milking. While they were busy doing that, I would play...
June 25, 2016 - 5:51am
Elizabeth Golombiecki: 'Dairy' good recipes to celebrate Dairy Month
June is almost over — how can that be already? I guess the saying is true, the older you get the faster time goes by. This week I'm excited to share with you some of my very favorite dairy good recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. First, with all this heat and humidity...
June 25, 2016 - 5:48am
May 21, 2016
Kim Ukura: Political letters policy is now in effect
Given the number of debates, the volume of campaign commercials, and the multitude of election-related think pieces being published in print and online, you'd think that this year's general election was coming soon. In reality, we've still got more than five months to go. Hooray?...
May 21, 2016 - 5:56am
Karisa Lehmann: Finding the unexpected in Morris
When people ask me where I am from, I say Mankato, Minnesota. Everyone may be thinking, oh, she is from a big town. What people don't know is that I actually went to grade school and high school in St. Clair, Minnesota, population 862. I was a little scared coming to the University...
May 21, 2016 - 5:55am
May 14, 2016
Blaine Hill: Doing nothing is not an option
As the legislative session winds down, everyone is waiting to see if legislators do something. I traveled to St. Paul to participate in a press conference and lobbying effort and it was obvious the outcome of the session is not clear. My message to our legislators and the rest of...
May 14, 2016 - 2:29am
January 30, 2016
Kim Ukura: Finding new skills through mentoring
Because January is National Mentoring Month, I thought I’d write a bit about one of my most meaningful mentoring opportunities through a YMCA program called Youth in Government. Youth in Government is a leadership program in Minnesota that focuses on youth development. The heart...
January 30, 2016 - 3:31am
January 23, 2016
Katie Erdman: Challenges our children face each day
I thought when my children graduated, I would no longer be affected by what I term loosely as "school politics." These are things that affect our children during everyday school activities. However, I didn't realize what would happen when my grandchildren started school. Now I am...
January 23, 2016 - 5:01am
January 16, 2016
Michael Haynes: Stevens County needs more people to fill existing open jobs
Stevens County is a wonderful place to do business, kind of. Kind of because some businesses are attempting to grow but may not be able to because they are unable to find new employees. Kind of because at the same time some businesses are struggling to remain open for the same reason,...
January 16, 2016 - 5:10am
December 19, 2015
Talking it Over: Growing up too fast
Recently, my five year old granddaughter, Josie, said to me, "I wish I was a grown up." I told her, "No you don't. Kids can have way more fun." She looked at me like I was telling her a terrible lie. After she said that, I started thinking about the big differences between being...
December 19, 2015 - 5:43am
November 21, 2015
Talking it Over: Recalling long lost friends
There are times when a person will come to mind who you haven't seen or heard from for years. It could be someone you were once close to or just a passing acquaintance. So many people come and go in a person's life, and at times you can lose touch with one who was once very important...
November 21, 2015 - 5:56am
October 31, 2015
Michael Lackey: Ignoring differences is not the right approach to combat bullying
The school board recently approved the Gay Straight Alliance as a student organization. School board member Stan Wulf voted against the measure, but what is important is his explanation why: "There's always been differences and there will always be differences — that's why...
October 31, 2015 - 5:02am
October 29, 2015
Talking it over: Less tricks and more treats
I hope that this Halloween will see lots of treats for our youngsters and a lot less tricks. When I was younger it was often the other way around but I am glad that the times have changed. There are some very good things planned to keep our young people busy on Halloween, which might...
October 29, 2015 - 11:06am
October 24, 2015
Literature in a Hurry: New policy on student clubs needed more time for scrutiny
Talking about process can be boring, but I'm afraid it's important this week as we as a community consider the Morris Area School Board's decision to recognize the Gay Straight Alliance as an official student organization. I won't go through the details of Monday's school board...
October 24, 2015 - 5:53am