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They made the news. Holly Carrington's third grade class at Morris Area Elementary School, students in the Morris Area High School Class and members of the women's basketball team at the University of Minnesota Morris cooperated to produce a roughly 20-minute newscast that was recently shown in Carrington's classroom. "It was a good project to do," high school student Mace Yellow said. "I learned a lot of stuff and got to do stuff I hadn't done before."
The marching steps may have ended Saturday, Jan. 21, but two participants in the Women's March that day said they intend to keep stepping forward. Anne Barber organized the Women's March in Morris. About 271 people participated. Sarah Buchanan was one of seven women from Morris, along with seven more of their daughters, sisters or friends, who marched in the Women's March in Washington, D.C. About 500,000 people participated.
How will a resident get home when the street and utility lines are torn up in front of the house? You plan for a way home, Morris City Manager Blaine Hill told the Morris City Council Jan. 25. The council reviewed and approved plans for a proposed $2.3 million improvement project on North, South and East Court, Brook Street and Eleanor Avenue.
I join the throngs in mourning television icon Mary Tyler Moore who died Jan. 25 at the age of 80. The show started when I was a kid and my oldest sister was in high school. The Mary Tyler Moore show seemed in sync with the conversations in my household at the time. As I recall, the antiquated dress code was overturned in the high school so my sister and her friends could wear pants. In 1972, her class selected a male student as the homemaker of the year. And I don't think this was flippant because he could cook and bake.
Want to learn more about general land management on the prairie? Curious about the new host for Pioneer Public TV's The Prairie Sportsman? An outdoor enthusiast can find out more about those two topics Sunday at the kickoff event for a The Prairie Sportsman from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre on the campus of the University of Minnesota Morris. Bret Amundson, the show's new host, will facilitate a panel discussion and field questions from guests in a live broadcast from 7 to 8 p.m.. The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and seating starts at 6:30 p.m.
I'm happy to share information about a very fun and easy statewide campaign called Minnesota Loves Libraries! From now until Feb. 14. The campaign is taking place statewide and will be administered by each library individually. Library users are invited to stop by their local library to fill out a card.The purpose is to gather stories of how Minnesotans use the library and the difference library service, programs and staff make in their lives.
There will be an open house wedding reception for Harlan and Rachel (Dotterer) Koehl Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Faith Fellowship Hall (south of Morris on Hwy 9). Harlan is the son of Arnold and Sharon Koehl of rural Hancock. Rachel is the daughter of Joe and Rose Dotterer of rural Bloomfield, Iowa. The couple is registered at Target and Town & Country Supply. All are welcome.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Weather this week has been cool and damp. Lot of icy spots around meaning one has to be careful where you walk. In St. John's Kongsvinger news: The Kongsvinger annual meeting is on Jan. 29, approximately noon following services, followed by a potluck dinner.
Governor Mark Dayton vowed that he wouldn't compromise on his buffer strip requirement nor would be back down in other efforts to improve Minnesota's water quality. "There is no excuse for not doing what we know we can," Dayton told the audience at the Jan. 27 Water Summit at the University of Minnesota Morris campus. Based on the panelists who spoke later that day, Dayton has help from farmers, local government officials and others.
VanEps is a creature character in the high school's one act play "Metal Sands" which will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 again for competition Jan. 28.