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A planned improvement in the Green River has some residents of Morris worried about the trees. Trees will be removed to improve drainage in the area as part of an infrastructure project in the Brook Street, North Court, South Court, East Court and Eleanor Avenue area. A group of residents were at the March 14 Morris City Council meeting to discuss the removal of at least 40 trees in the city over the past several months. Several of those residents also shared concerns about planned tree removal in the Green River area.
He thought he found a home for Plays in Morris but the organization was outbid in its attempt to buy the former Trinity Lutheran Church building in Alberta. Although disappointed, Plays in Morris director Joe Ferriero said the organization continues to search for a permanent home for the community theater group. "One hundred percent, we are still looking for a home," Ferriero said.
-- Saturday, March 18 Freddy's Force benefit will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 108 West 8th St., in Morris. The event includes a pulled-pork sandwich meal along with a kids' carnival and silent auction. Monday, March 20 The Sons of Norway Norskfodt Lodge 1-590 will meet at 6:30 p.m. the Morris American Legion. Program by Jon Pederson, Norway House, Minneapolis. Public is welcome. Thursday, March 23
On Saturday I was not able to go to Hancock's basketball tournament game as I went to Southwest State in Marshall to watch my grandson Mitch play in his final basketball game for Pipestone as he is a senior. It was a very good game and I was a proud grandma. Sadly they lost, but one of the big things I took away from the game was how proud I am of OUR Hancock pep band and how much I missed them. Of course I know I am very prejudiced but they always have an amazing sound and make us all so proud.
As if recovering from a business fire weren't enough, Marc Wolff, the executive chef and manager of Bello Cucina in Morris, has also been recovering from cancer during the past several months. A Sept. 3 fire that started in the back of the restaurant caused extensive damage. Wolff was diagnosed with cancer the same month. "September was real rough. It's been a journey," Wolff said. A journey that revealed community support for him and the restaurant, Wolff said.
Please join us for an open house bridal shower in honor of Nicole Fennell, bride-to-be of Nathan Gades, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Herbergers, Target and Kohls. Please join us for an open house bridal shower in honor of Courtney Tiegs, bride-to-be of Dan Ingalsbe, from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the American Legion in Morris.
Emiliano Bautista Pena was born on March 10, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Esmeralda Pena Pelaez and Demetrio Bautista Ortiz of Morris. Emiliano weighed 7 pounds, 0.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Javier Pena Sanchez and Blanca Pelaez Antonio from D.F. Mexico and Demetrio Bautista Hernandez and Josefina Ortiz Ramirez.
Coby Jerome Raths was born on March 8, 2016 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota. Coby weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. Parents are Nikki and Jim Raths of Morris. Grandparents are Dick and Mary Lee Raths of Morris and Mike and Sandi Day of Fort Ripley. Great grandparents are Irene Raths of Morris, Jerome and Lorna Kleen of Des Moines Iowa and Roger and Donna Day of Humboldt, Iowa.
A $1,000 donation from Crop Production Services will be used by the Morris Fire Department to help buy a new utility task vehicle, fire chief Dave Dybdal said. The Morris Fire Relief Fund receives the donation and will buy the UTV, Dybdal said. Dybdal said the department needs a smaller UTV to get into "back country, areas that we have a hard time getting into." Officials from Crop Production Services, Scott Olson, Kevin Spors and Jason Walsh, said they appreciated the service of the Morris Fire Department.
The city of Morris stopped cutting down trees before the March 14 city council meeting but city officials said they were pleased to hear from the roughly 13 people who spoke for the trees that night.