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Kudos to Morris City Officials for having a discussion on the possibility of the state leasing the privately owned prison in Appleton. The discussion touched on several good points on a possible state use of the prison. It's also a discussion that needs to continue to happen in the Legislature and amongst city, county and other public officials in the region.
I recently celebrated my birthday. But no, I wasn't a New Year's baby, I was a welcomed end of the year tax deduction that arrived a few days before the day ended. I need to share a card I received from my son. The card reads "If today, a monkey shows up with a go kart, your correct response should be: 'Let me go grab my helmet.'" My son's written words said, "Here's to fun and adventures in 2017." I couldn't agree more. A monkey with a go kart did not show up at my house on my birthday. Not even a squirrel with a mini-bike. But I was ready.
To the editor:
The holidays are always a fun time to work at the library. We decorate a tree for our entryway, find places around the bookshelves for some ornaments and attempt to hang lights from our ceiling. Our patrons are always so generous but especially around the holidays. The staff was gifted with all kinds of sweets, cookies, and candies as well as donations to the Friends of the Library and even a beautiful set of wooden blocks for the children's area. Thank you everyone!
Hands in the pockets, hands crossed across the stomach, fingers marking letter outlines on a forearm were all methods to help make sure that word was spelled correctly. Students in grades six through eight participated in the annual Morris Area Schools Spelling Bee. Seventh-grader Caden Burns won the competition and advances to regional competition. Eighth-grader Luci Bransel finished second and sixth-grader Katya Lackey, third.
The Morris City Council wanted to be supportive of a potential use for the Appleton prison but it discussed the topic before approving a vote in favor of support. The 1,600 bed Prairie Correctional Facility closed in 2010. The prison is owned by CoreCivic, formerly the Correctional Corporation of America. Supporters from Swift County and the Appleton area have asked the city of Morris for support in a proposal to have the state lease the facility instead of building a 500 bed expansion at the state prison in Rush City.
To the editor: As the editor of the Sun Tribune pointed out in an editorial, it will be a chore to attract vacationers and others to spend time in Morris. She also pointed out that Morris folks must promote the town and not bad mouth it. I recall some 45 years ago, or so, I was back in Morris and stopped at a drugstore to get a Morris Sun (they had separate names then) and when I came to pay for it, the clerk said, "It (paper) is getting smaller every week, just like Morris."
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly News. Temperatures have moderated a little since last week, but we got several inches of snow and some blowing and drifting on Tuesday. In St. John's Kongsvinger news: The annual meeting will be held at St. John's on Jan. 22, at noon following worship services. Note change of service times for that day only: Kongsvinger services will be at 8:30 a.m. and St. John's at 11 a.m. The Kongsvinger annual meeting is on Jan. 29, following services. Both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF STEVENS COUNTY will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Morris American Legion. Free will donations will be accepted. Monday, January 16 THE SONS OF NORWAY Norskfodt Lodge 1-590 will meet at the Morris American Legion at 6:30 p.m.. Program by Carolyn Rust showing the 2nd DVD "Siblings Forever" featuring Oddney & Magnar Klieva, from Naustadal, Norway visit to Harvey & Carolyn Rust of Terrace. Public is welcome.