60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of February 7, 1956 The Morris High School debate squad and its coaches displayed the Region 6 championship trophy that was won at Moorhead. The trophy is emblematic of the first regional debate championship in the history of the school. Local debate stars are Barbara Beck, Leanne Qualey, Gary Eidsvold and Judy Sifers. Debate team coach is Mrs. Jean Peterson and assistant coach is Leonard O'Koren.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of January 27, 1956 Airman First Class James Norby was recently named the quarterly outstanding airman with the 1907th AACSRON at March Field, Riverside, California. According to his superiors, Norby has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to supervise and perform quality maintenance. Airman Norby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Norby, who reside in Morris. Jim enlisted in Minneapolis five years and eight months ago, and is a definite career man.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 31, 1956 Pfc. Luther M. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sigvald Thompson, Cyrus, is taking part in the Army's Alaskan "Exorcise Moose Horn" in the Big Delta area, 165 miles from the Arctic Circle. During the four-week maneuver, several thousand troops will receive practical training in tactical operations and cross-country movement under simulated combat conditions. Winter temperatures in the region drop to about 50 degrees below zero.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 24, 1956
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 17, 1956 Strong sentiment for the formation of a soil conservation district in Stevens County was expressed by more than 60 farmers who attended a formal hearing on the proposal in the courthouse. The overwhelming sentiment is expected to result in the state Soil Conservation committee authorizing a county-wide referendum on the question at which farm owners and occupants will vote on the matter.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 17, 1956 Bids for the construction of the proposed new Stevens County courthouse building will be opened Jan. 19. The...
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 3, 1956 Folks in the Donnelly community will be particularly interested in the Memory Lane photo which pictures the main...
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of December 26, 1950
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of December 8, 1950 Dentists in Morris joined in a statement this week to call attention of the public to the value of fluorine in drinking water as a method of lessening tooth decay, and to urge the city to purchase and install a fluoridation plant to treat the Morris water supply with this element. Uniting in the statement were Drs. O. T. Johnson, R. H. Moffatt, Jan J. Muller, Robert G. Leuty, L. D. Vanderhoef and H. W. Jorgenson. Five Stevens County young men left for Minneapolis for induction into the armed forces of the nation.
45 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of December 15, 1970 Just for the record — in the event that E. L. Cress, probably with tongue in cheek, tells you he speared a 35-pounder in Lake Minnewaska but neglects to mention that it was a carp. Anyway, it's still a lot of fish. It completely filled the hole in the ice, according to Mr. Cress. 25 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of December 11, 1970 A group of landmarks in Alberta bit the dust and stirred up quite a bit of dust in the process. The old Farmers Elevator, which was later known as the GTA Elevator, was demolished.