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City officials said at the March 28 Morris City Council meeting they were confident the city, the tree board and residents would agree on a plan for tree removal in the Green River drainage project. "I'm confident we can come together on this," Mayor Sheldon Giese said. "I agree with the Mayor," council member Brian Solvie said.
There's more to meals at Morris Area Schools than the food, MAS food service director Jeanine Bowman said. Kids have participated in a lunch program version of "Fear Factor", made Stone Soup in the kitchen and eaten lots of food from local growers including from the school's own garden, Bowman said in an update on the program to the Morris Area School Board during the March 21 meeting. Bowman said the elementary lunch program's version of "Fear Factor," a TV show that includes contestants eating different, sometimes exotic foods, is popular.
The Morris Area High School Concert Band received one excellent rating and two superior ratings. They performed "Air for Band" by Frank Erickson in category III and "Dedicatory Overture" by Clifton Williams in category II. The Morris Area Wind Ensemble received three superior ratings and the highest scores of the day. They performed "Llwyn Onn" by Brian Hogg and "An Original Suite" by Gordon Jacob in category I. Category III is the easiest grouping of music, followed by category. II and then category I which is the most difficult.
A longer spring break or Christmas holiday break? Those were just two points of discussion March 21 when the Morris Area School Board reviewed the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The board approved the calendar with one change. The Oct. 18 late start will be an early dismissal.
Hannah King opens the door and turns the lights on in a storage area in the bottom level of the Stevens County Historical Society Museum in Morris. She puts on white gloves that protect museum items from oils and dirt and then, walks to the door of a different enclosure. Her white gloves grip a wheel-like door handle and she turns it. The door slides open to reveal boxes and shelves of stored items. It's a lot like opening a vault. The treasure inside isn't money or jewels or gold but dozens of dresses, uniforms and hats preserved by the museum.
University of Minnesota-Morris (UMM) students, faculty, and staff recently enjoyed locally-raised, organic grass-fed beef as part of the menu selection in the campus cafeteria. But this is not your ordinary beef...and it doesn't get any more local than this.
When Jim Mondloch was holding the paint brush, these third-graders were paying attention. As he deftly guided his brush across paper he explained how various strokes could help students paint grass, a tree, stream or pond and even a fence. Students leaned in for a closer look as Mondloch painted. This was the third day Mondloch, of St. Cloud, had been working with third-grade students at Morris Area Elementary School. He's spend March 20-24 at the school.
Although daytime temps have been fairly mild during the past week some strong winds have made it seem colder than it actually was still a few snow piles left to melt away. Lenten services continue at 7 p.m. March 29 at Kongsvinger and 7 p.m. April 5 at St. John's with coffee fellowship afterwards and alternating between churches each week. The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club annual meeting is on April 5 starting at 6 p.m. The club is raffling off a fish house. Contact any member for a ticket.
The city of Hancock is in good financial condition, auditor Dave Euerle of Westberg Eischens PLLP in Willmar said at the March 13 Hancock City Council meeting.
Contrary to popular belief, I have not read every book in the library. Once in awhile people do say that to me 'I bet you have read every book in the library.' Well, not even close but it is amazing how many of the children's books I do know by color. I know it is a joke that people come in and say 'I want this book. I can't remember the name but I know it's red.' This does happen and amazingly I understand them.