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We are proud to voice our support for Jay McNamar, candidate for 12A representative. We know that a strong leader is needed in St. Paul. Jay is a long-time western Minnesota teacher, coach, EMT, mayor, firefighter, hospital board member, father, husband, grandfather and former legislator. His legislative record outstrips his opponent's by a mile.
Elections have changed a lot in 64 years since a Republican vice presidential candidate last appeared in Morris.Now it is TV, and the internet the candidates all cater to, and especially in cities with TV stations and major newspapers. In 1952 it was different. Then candidates made 'whistle stops,' coming through towns and speaking from the rear of a campaign train. It happened in Morris on Oct. 23, 1952, when the Republican nominee for vice president, Richard M. Nixon and his wife Pat, made a 'whistle-stop' in Morris.
Morris Area High may look good but it's what the public can't see that doesn't. Superintendent Rick Lahn said at special school board meeting on the district's facilities Oct. 17 the high school built in 1968 is showing its age. The building along with the district's 80-year-old bus garage need repairs that could cost as much as $10 million, Lahn said. Needed repairs include replacing the galvanized steel fresh water pipes that are clogged and have sprung leaks, replacing some sanitary sewer lines, upgrades to the boys and girls locker rooms and other projects.
The weather is changing and that impacts Stevens County, said Sophie Bishop of the University of Minnesota Office of Sustainability on the UMM campus. Bishop is a student at UMM and a member of the Morris Model which has representatives of the city, community, UMM and Stevens County. The Morris Model is a project in which representatives have developed a plan to help the community adapt to climate changes and become more resilient.
Thank you to all of the financial supporters and packing volunteers who made this year's 9th annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event a success. We had 658 volunteers who packed 900 boxes of 194,400 meals in the two-day event. Those meals will feed 532 children for one year. This year's meals went to Haiti.
Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 1 p.m. on Thursday. Meeting and open house announcements will be printed twice at no charge. Sunday, October 23 A GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT by The Chordsmen, will be at 7:30 p.m. at Kensington Covenant Church. Admission is free. Pie and ice cream follow the program. For more information, call Pastor Wallin at 320-491-3245. Tuesday, October 25
MORRIS, Minn. - The next Café Scientifique will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267). Yuzhi Li,...
Darbie Claus and David McCallum were united in marriage on Sept. 24, 2016.
The Morris Area Tigers football team won big even before the Oct. 19 football game. The team was named the Minnesota High School Football Team of the Year in a program sponsored by Innovative Office Solutions and the Minnesota Vikings. The team won the designation and $10,000 for the school. Representatives of the Vikings were in Morris Oct. 19 to announce the award in the gym during an afternoon pep rally. "It's amazing," player and senior Paul Hockert said. "I'm speechless. I had no idea we'd be selected."
MORRIS, Minn. - The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities will host a candidate forum to discuss issues relevant to the upcoming election in Minnesota House District 12A. Rep. Jeff Backer...