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.
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.