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Lily Anna Schmidgall was born on November 8, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Alison and David Schmidgall of Hancock. Lily weighed 7 lbs 4 oz and...
The combined Wilkin/Stevens County 4-H Horse judging team competed at the 46 annual US Arabian National 4-H judging competition held Oct. 28 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The driver of the pickup involved in head-on crash that killed Ricky D.Molden, 53 of Hancock, on Nov. 6 on Minnesota Highway 9 near Morris has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, two counts of criminal vehicular operation and fourth degree driving while impaired. Randall Robert Pashen, 53, of Morris, was driving his 1997 Dodge pickup under the influence of meth, an amphetamine and and benzodiazepines when he struck a 2003 Chevrolet pickup in a crash that killed Molden, a complaint filed in Stevens County District Court alleges.
Students and the community thanked veterans at a Nov. 14 Veterans Day program at Morris Area Schools. "Not every community does this like ours does," said speaker and veteran Steve Anderson. Veterans received a commemorative medal of thanks from students as they walked into the gym. They received a packet of thank yous from students as they walked out of the gym. "I think it's real important," World War II veteran Leslie Nelson said of the Veterans Day program. "It's nice people can get together and communicate. It's nice they do this."
Loren and Kaylene Mecklenburg of Morris and Susan Uphoff of Herman and the late Jon Uphoff would like to announce the engagement of their children, Megan and Patrick. Megan is a graduate of Alexandria Technical and Community College and is employed at Thrifty White Pharmacy and Patrick is graduate of NDSU and is employed at Westmor. A March 2017 wedding is planned.
Monday, November 14, 2016 Morris Hockey Association will be bussing tables from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morris Pizza Ranch. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 5039 will meet Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Fifth District President Ivey Vonderhaar will be visiting meeting. Members plan to come to meeting to welcome President Ivey. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 Third Annual HOLIDAY BAKE SALE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris American Legion. Prepared and served by the Widows on Wednesday.
A $10,000 grant will help bring Princess Diana to life on stage in Morris but will also help with future productions from the Plays in Morris theater group. Joe Ferriero of Plays in Morris said the theater group will present the musical "Princess Diana, The Musical" in May. Princess Diana died in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997 in England. The musical's composer Karen Sokoloff Javitch and a publisher made several $10,000 grants available for groups to produce the musical during the year of the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, Ferriero said.
Arne Kildegaard is a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris and has served with chanchellor candidate Bart Finzel on various committees. Finzel has an appreciation for what's taught at UMM, Kildegaard said. "The mission of the place as a liberal arts institution is Bart's North Star. That's why he's here," Kildegaard said. Yet, while Finzel said UMM does a fine job of encouraging critical thinking from its students, it can do better at experiential teaching.
The role of a chancellor at the University of Minnesota includes an external focus, said chancellor candidate Robert Gregerson.
Preserving the liberal arts at the University of Minnesota Morris is critical but so is adapting to meet the future challenges in higher education, said Michelle Behr, one of three candidates for chancellor at UMM.