With the upcoming annual Crazy Days in Morris, this year's Morris Crazy Days Looking Back edition is also off in years. Enjoy looking back to the years 1975, 1985 and 2005. 41 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of July 24, 1975
Morris' 32nd annual Prairie Pioneer Days is here. The family festival, hosted by the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce every July, has many activities around town, but centered in the East Side Park are the food and craft vendors. An annual parade and the spectacular fireworks top off the festivities. (070916.C.MST.LookingBack-1913AlfalfaArch.jpg goes here)
Enjoy viewing Morris' growth seen through a sixty year time frame. These scenes are from my personal collection of postcards.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of June 15, 1956 Miss Sally Huebner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Huebner, received a bachelor of science degree at the University of Minnesota commencement exercises June 9. Miss Huebner has a major in home economics education.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of June 8, 1956 Les Collins and son Terry had evidence that they enjoyed some good weekend fishing. They caught a string of walleyes during a 90-minute period on Lake Osakis. Largest of the string tipped the scales at about four pounds. In addition to the bunch of walleyes the Collins' were only one fish short of getting their limits of northerns the same day.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of June 5, 1956 Boys from Districts 39 and 63 combined to win the kittenball championship at the annual Rural Field Day program in Morris recently. The boys along with their teachers were Ronald Strand, Arthur Anderson, Ronald Kenyon, George Anderson, Gale Sperr, Perry Henrichs, Donald Nagl, Richard Wente, Dale Sperr, Gary Diehl, Mrs. Beatrice Sather and Mrs. Veronica Smith.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of June 1, 1956 Karen Hanse and Patricia Sansness were the scholastic leaders of the Class of 1956 of Cyrus High School, for which commencement exercises were held May 25. Both girls were in a number of essay contests and district and state music events during the year.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of May 8, 1956 Mrs. Charlotte Amerson McCarroll , Cyrus, the first young lady from this area to receive a nursing scholarship from the Stevens County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will be graduating in June from the Hamline-Asbury School of Nursing. Mrs. McCarroll will eventually return to Morris to join the staff of nurses at the Memorial Hospital for at least a year, this being one of the requirements of a recipient of an Auxiliary nursing scholarship.
40 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of May 11, 1976 Members of the American Legion Auxiliary displayed handmade articles they made that will be sent to veterans as part of the American Legion Veteran's and Rehabilitation program to Mrs. Floyd Strand. The Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation committee members, who are also the sewers, are Mrs. Bertha Eystad, Mrs. Joe Kill and Mrs. Ora Magnuson. Jane Halbe was selected as Model Teenager in a recent contest sponsored by the VFW Post
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of April 27, 1956 Charles Loeffler of the Loeffler and McRoberts Fairway store presented Gary Alm with a new bicycle. The bike was won by Gary's mother, Mrs. Margaret Alm, won the bike in a drawing conducted recently by Fairway Stores in the area.