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When Verna Zeiher retired 10 years ago she knew exactly what she'd do with her time. She knew she'd be volunteering in the Morris community. Her top three organizations at which to volunteer: ARC, Zion Lutheran Church and the Salvation Army. "I love all three," Zeiher said. Zeiher did get involved in those organizations and a few more. Pay It Forward Stevens County honored Zeiher with the Pay It Forward award for her contributions to the community.
The Stevens County Board of Commissioners at the Dec. 20 meeting approved two percent raises for elected officials. The two percent raises are similar to the two percent increases for the county's union employees. The county is in the second year of the union contract.
Talon Rickey Nash was born on December 9, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Brandi and Travis Nash of Alberta.
Outgoing members of the Morris Area School District Board of Education were thanked for their service at the Dec. 19 board meeting. Five members, Lisa Kurtz, Brent Fuhrman, Jamie Solvie, Norm Nissen and Stan Wulf are leaving the board.
The tax levy for Stevens County should increase by 7.99 percent, county coordinator Becky Young said. The county board of commissioners is expected to raise the 2016 property tax levy at Tuesday's board meeting. The board had its Truth In Taxation meeting Dec. 13. The expected 7.99 percent levy increase is for a final levy of $7,467,100. The increase on individual property taxes will vary based on the type of property, value of the property, size of the property and other factors.
Ben Arthur Hopkins was born August 1, 2016 at Sanford in Fargo, North Dakota to Kay and TJ Hopkins of Glyndon, Minnesota. Ben weighed 8 pounds and was 21.25 inches...
The weather is 10 below zero and the cows are still outside. Isn't it time for the cows to come home? Those cows are home if they are part of the West Central Research and Outreach Center's outwintering organic dairy cow herd. The herd spends its entire life outside, including winter. The only time the cows get inside a barn is for milking. "They've been outside a long time," WCROC communications specialist Esther Jordan said of the herd.
Pre-K: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way.. This week was all about the letter Jj and the number 6! We got into the Christmas spirit by singing Jingle Bells and using a big tweezers to pick up jingle bells and put them in a small bowl. We also made Jellyfish, Jelly toast, Jet pilots, and practiced jump-roping! For science, we put jelly beans in different liquids and observed what happened to them over the night. It was a fun and fast week in Prek!
The annual Christmas Bird Count for the Morris area is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20. Volunteers should gather at 7:30 a.m. that day at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife office at 43875 230th St, four miles east of Morris on the side of Stevens County Highway 10. The count covers a 15-mile radius with the University Minnesota Morris as the center point, said coordinator Donna Oglesby of the fish and wildlife service. Counters go 7 ½ miles in each direction. The count starts in the morning and continues until completed, Oglesby said.
There will be an open house 90th birthday party for Carol Woolridge held at the Skyview Plaza from 2 to 3p.m. on Dec. 26 Please join us for coffee and cake. There will be an open house celebration for Katie Erdman from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 from at the Hancock Community Center in recognition of her 25 years as editor of the Hancock Record. Please join us in thanking Katie for her dedication and wishing her well in her next endeavor.