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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.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly News Please note that my deadline for the next two weeks is Tuesday at noon due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. In St. John's Kongsvinger news: The Sunday school program will be held at Kongsvinger on Dec.18 at 5:30 p.m. with a light lunch to follow. The Donnelly Youth Club will meet at St. John's on Dec. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday December 18 Skating with Santa is during open skate from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Morris Hockey Arena. Tuesday, December 20 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5039 of Morris will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20t in the basement of Old Number One. All eligible and members invited.
Santa Claus returned to Morris Dec. 10. This time he was at the Morris Theater to take pictures with various kids and parents. Dozens of kids sat on Santa's lap and shared what they wanted for Christmas. The event was sponsored by the Morris Chamber of Commerce.
Cate Grueneich knows a little something about the power part of Empowered Living Company. Grueneich, 23, can deadlift 200 pounds which is much more than she weighs. But Grueneich said, the workouts at Empowered Living aren't about what she can do but what each individual can do and strive to do. Grueneich opened the business Sept. 1 at 405 Atlantic Ave. in Morris. She offers various strength classes including Tabata and two instructors offer yoga classes in the converted garages and storage units. Tabat involves lifting weights and other skills in a fitness routine.
To the editor We have just experienced an election when the popular vote went to Clinton while the Electoral College votes went to Trump. This outcome has happened four times before and should not be regarded as a first-time event in our nation's history. The outcry is that the election is somehow rigged. However, our presidential election process was set up to accomplish exactly what happened. Here's why.
It's a little like a Fitbit for cows. Tags in the ears and collars around the neck let professor Brad Heins know how the cows in the dairy cow herds at West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris are doing.