65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of November 28, 1950 Cyrus A. Skrien of Morris was recently promoted to the rank of major while serving with the 88th Airborne Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion of the 11th Airborne Division. Major Skrien's wartime record included duty in Central Europe, Belgium and France.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of November 21, 1950 Stevens County's 4-H club organization will be doubly represented at the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago next...
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 17, 1950 Donations to the Stevens County Memorial Hospital by families, individuals, civic and service organizations, farm groups and governmental units of the county are now in excess of $40,000, it was reported in connection with laying the cornerstone for the new hospital. The largest contribution to the hospital was made by the late Nora Grim, who willed the bulk of her estate to that cause. The estate is expected to be in excess of $30,000.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 10, 1950 The cornerstone of the new 50-bed Stevens County Memorial Hospital will be laid this afternoon in special ceremonies. A. J. Giesen of Morris, chairman of the county board of commissioners, was to "officiate" with the trowel.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of Oct. 27, 1950 Crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen last Friday evening during the dance which concluded Chokio High School's annual Homecoming activities. Queen Audrey Johnson received her crown from Barbara Grossman, last year's Homecoming Queen. King Maynard Erickson received his crown from Ray Grossman, who reigned in that capacity last year. The Queen's attendant was Marilyn Dierks, the King's attendant was Gay Johnson. Arthur LeSage, Jr.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 31, 1950 The cornerstone of the new Stevens County Memorial Hospital will be laid at informal ceremonies Nov. 10, it was reported by County Auditor Elmer F. Anderson. Construction of the new hospital is now well underway. Sealed in the hospital cornerstone when it is laid will be various documents and papers. Among these will be a list of organizations and individuals contributing funds to the hospital project. Mrs. J. E. Peterson of Donnelly recently presented an interesting booklet to the Stevens County Historical Society.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 24, 1950 When illness in the W. H. O'Brien family north of Morris caused a lag in the fall work on the O'Brien farm, a dozen neighbors gathered with tractors and plows and did a lot of catching up on the work in a short time. The gesture demonstrated again the neighborliness and thoughtfulness of Stevens County folks.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 17, 1950 Last week Neil Schultz became the 100th student to get his driver’s license after completing the training course...
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 10, 1950 Probably three of the most surprised gentlemen in Morris were Charles Loeffler, Dr. O. T. Johnson and Dr...
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 3, 1950 The Tigers of Morris High School and the Appleton Aces battled to a scoreless tie Friday evening. The good crowd of Morris Homecoming fans who braved the raw and threatening weather are quite content to settle for the draw. Maybe this was one of those games that could be ledgered as a moral victory for Morris. Be that as it may, the Tigers were pretty well outplayed all through the setto.