Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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There appears to be some disconnect between city of Morris, the city's tree board and some residents of Morris who are concerned about the removal of trees in Kjenstad Park, Pomme de Terre Park and other locations in Morris. Unfortunately, some trees were lost in this apparent disconnect, communication failure and confusion.
To the editor: As a 14-year resident of Morris, I am strongly dismayed to see so many large, mature trees removed within a very short amount of time. While trees in towns need trimming and disease response, the latest cutting practices are excessive. The character of Kjenstad Park has been changed forever by the removal of several large Cottonwood trees. Cottonwoods are not prone to EAB and Dutch Elm Disease, and their stumps indicate healthy wood all the way through. In an exchange with the city manager, I was informed that a
Not only did they have to learn about their historical figure, they had to act like it. Fifth-grade students at Morris Area Elementary School recently completed a wax museum history project. Students picked a historical figure, did the research to write an essay and, then, designed a cutout figure of the person, dressed like the person and gave a presentation in the wax museum project. "We had to stand at the table frozen until someone walked up to us," Ashley Koehl said.
Is there a better place for the food scraps from a resident's table or a restaurant to go than the landfill? Could that steak bone or banana peel go into a compost pile instead of the garbage? That's some of the questions the Stevens County Board of Commissioners would like answered with a job and plan it is pursuing with help from the University of Minnesota Morris.
To the editor: We are members of the Morris Tree Board who have been contacted by residents about the recent removal of trees from our parks and boulevards. We share the concern.
Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 1 p.m. on Thursday. Announcements will be printed twice at no charge. Monday, March 13 CELEBRITY DONKEYBALL will be held at the Morris Area Elementary School gymnasium at 7 p.m. Donkey rides will also be available for children 12 and under. This is a fundraiser for Freddy Hanson's family to help them fight cancer. Tickets are available at Willie's SuperValu, Bremer Bank, Superior Industries, Pizza Ranch, Morris Area Schools district office and the Morris Area elementary office.
The jazz ensembles and choirs of Morris Area High School recently had concerts. The concerts featured a full slate of performances from several groups in jazz and choir. Here are some photos from the performances.
Basketball tourneys are here. A fun time of year when I always remember tournaments past. We just had the privilege of celebrating our great and historic 1997 teams and memories but many of us also have additional memories. The years we "just missed" making it to the state tournament such as 1960 when we watched Edgerton win on our little black and white TV, and in 1964 when we watched TV at a party at Eide's when Luverne won.
A group of residents gathered at noon Tuesday, March 7, in front of the Stevens County Courthouse in Morris to remind the region that domestic violence happens here and it needs to stop. "I know people who have experienced relationship violence, domestic violence," said Sandy Olson-Loy, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Minnesota Morris.
Pre-K: Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! On Thursday, we all sang 'Happy Birthday' and celebrated Dr. Suess by reading some of his books, making green eggs, stacking cups to make Cat in the Hat hats, and made some sparkly slime. It was a blast! We also learned all about the letter Rr and the number 14. We painted rainbows, learned about recycling, made robots with scrap paper, designed rockets with recycled materials, and made a long road as a class. The class favorite was when we made a rainbow in a jar!