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Amy Doll-Wohlers, '90, is now starting a term as University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors president.
David and Mary Fennell of Fergus Falls and David and Dawn Gades of Holloway are pleased to announce the
Sadie Paige Boon was born on February 26, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Jennifer and John Boon of Hancock.
For those who may fear Muslim immigrants, Mohammed Farah has some advice. "Look at how many people died on interstate crashes. Look at how many people are killed by terrorists," Farah said. People have a much greater risk dying in an interstate crash in the U.S. than dying from a terrorist, Farah said. Farah is an immigrant from Somalia and a Muslim. Refugees who are Muslim that would come to America or Muslim immigrants do not come as terrorists, he said. "I can tell you at least one fear that does not exist," Farah said.
Pre-K: What is a question? To a preschooler, this question isn't so easy. So as we learned about the letter Q this week, we discovered the answer to this question by coming up with questions to ask Mr. Ferriero and decorating a question mark. We also went back in time and wrote with a Quill pen. It didn't take long for everyone to realize how difficult it was to use a feather as a pen. Other Q activities included: making a quilt, Q-Tip maze, Q-Tip painting, and decorating a Queen. Everyone agreed that the only Queen they knew was Dairy Queen.
A new vehicle, a new IT staff member and a change in drug testing service were among the action items at the Feb. 21 Stevens County Board of Commissioners meeting. The board agreed to buy a 2017 Ford Taurus from Valu Ford of Morris with a trade-in for a 2006 Impala, county fleet manager Nick Young said. Young obtained quotes from three car dealerships. "Any talk of keeping one vehicle as a transport?" commissioner Jeanne Ennen asked.
Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 1 p.m. on Thursday. Announcements will be printed twice at no charge. Monday, February 24 A FREE COMMUNITY MEAL will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, 108 West 8th Street. The community meal is a no-strings-attached free, healthy meal open to anyone in the community, with the goal of encouraging people to cook and eat together to build community. Thursday, March 2
Buffer strips were the main topic of discussion in a Feb. 17 town hall meeting in Morris organized by Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley and Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake Backer and Westrom said because of payment and enforcement questions the state must delay the implementation of Governor Mark Dayton's required buffer strips and enforcement along drainage ditches.
The land known as the Forty Acre pit in Stevens County is for sale. The Stevens County Board of Commissioners met Feb. 21 in closed session as allowed by Minnesota law to discuss the sale of the pit property. After the closed session, the board voted to receive sealed bids on the property, county coordinator Becky Young said. A portion of the land is tillable and portion is not tillable land, Young said.
Building a robot takes a team effort but this team isn't comprised of a group of scientists working in a lab. Instead, it's a group of high school students working in a room that resembles a shop class. When Teresa Boyd was using a power drill to build a device to shoot balls Mara De Rung was using a laptop to build programming code. And tucked in a corner of the room Emerald Vipond sat at a computer tracking all the work.