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When it rains, it may pour but a new project should keep that water from pooling or flooding in a neighborhood in Morris, city officials said. The Morris City Council is pursuing a roughly $2.5 million infrastructure project on North Court, South Court, East Court, Brook Street and Eleanor Avenue. The council's decision to move ahead with the project came after a Nov. 18 public hearing with impacted property owners. City officials said the property owners will pay an estimated $15,243 each for the the assessed costs of the project.
The students of the quarter for the first quarter have been announced at Morris Area High School.
The name has changed but the mission is the same as kids and families in Stevens County will get needed Christmas toys. This year the Salvation Army is sponsoring the Christmas Toy Shoppe. Folks may recognize it by its former name, Toys For Tots. But, Peggy Kill the field agent for the local Salvation Army in Morris, said the organization needed a new name since Toys For Tots is a Marines project. "The only thing that's changed is the name," Kill said. Kill said the need is outpacing donations so far this year.
The University of Minnesota Morris' new chancellor Michelle Behr said she needs support from the community while at UMM. "I am hoping that as Morris' university, the community, both on and off campus, will meet me in a spirit of support for UMM," Behr said. "These are challenging times in higher education and we must all pull together to ensure that the university is positioned for a strong future."
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 MORRIS SENIOR CITIZEN'S Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lefse, raffle, bake sale, white elephant sale. Coffee and rolls from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch served beginning at 11 a.m. 603 Oregon Ave., Morris. MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 STEVENS COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVE meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ECFE Parent Education Room in Pod A at the Morris Area Elementary School. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
A fire destroyed a chunk of Donnelly's business district and left several people homeless on Nov. 2, 1916. The Morris Sun and Morris Tribune had news stories of the fire but scant coverage in the weeks that followed. Headlines instead were dominated by the election, auto and wagon crashes, Christmas gathering and other news. As I paged through those old bound books of 1916 editions of the Sun and Tribune I couldn't help but think of how a fire of that magnitude would play in the news today.
I'm writing in response to Troy Goodnough's senseless matter letters to the editor in the last two issues of the Sun Tribune. On and on about the sky is falling due to the election of Donald Trump as president. Typical liberal, double standard mindset. Liberal Democrats are always emphasizing tolerance, cooperation, understanding, etc. Now you have to practice what you preach. Be tolerant and open-minded enough to give Trump a chance. He might actually be good for America.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news Weather news: much of the last week has been cold and rainy thankfully so far no major snow. Most of the snow on the ground has melted. Santa will be in Donnelly at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the town hall. St. John's Kongsvinger news: St. John's WELCA Christmas party will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6. St. John's and Kongsvinger will once again be providing hat and mitten trees in the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
DUE TO A GLITCH AT THE WILLMAR POST OFFICE, SUBSCRIBERS IN CHOKIO AND DONNELLY WILL RECEIVE THEIR NEWSPAPERS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 5. The Morris Sun Tribune staff apologizes for the delay.
The University of Minnesota Morris' chancellor search committee submitted to University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler a list of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the three candidates who were interviewed on campus and off campus, committee chairwoman Peh Ng said.