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Funeral services for Virgina "Ginny" Zimmerman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls. Revs. Paul Nelson, Kate Bruns, and Ken Rust will be officiating. Interment is at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls. Virginia Ginny Zimmerman, 60, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. She was born November 6, 1945 in Morris to Philip and Leona (Scheelk) Halbe. She attended St. Marys and country school graduating from Morris High School in 1963.
A funeral service for Deryl was held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Living Waters Church in Alexandria with the Reverend Jim Resa and Reverend Sherman Bushow officiating. Mary Anderson was the pianist and Doug and Debbie Holmgren were the soloists. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Schreiner, John Kopet, Steve Pieper, Mick Fezler, Steven Engelhardt, and Dean Sternhagen. Honorary Casket bearers were Jerry Wold, Marvin Sprouls, Harold Cassida, and Joe Rutherford.
ZACHARY ISAAC DIETZ was born May 22, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Jay and Chandel Dietz of Morris. Zachary Isaac weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Sandy and Terry Dawson of Oakes, No. Dak. and Jane and Dick McCabe of Fargo, No. Dak.
Please join us in celebrating Lowell and Barb Simpson's 50th wedding anniversary at an open house reception on Saturday, June 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Herman Legion in Herman. Your friendship is a treasured gift, we request no other. The children and grandchildren of Pastor and Barbara Thoren invite you to participate in a card shower in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary and the pastors 50th anniversary in the ministry. Please send cards to Pastor and Mrs. Arnold V. Thoren, 2130 26th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201. No gifts please. Pastor and Mrs.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op. Morris - 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month; at Lee Community Center.
15 Years Ago May 28, 1991 Sun Commencement exercises for the 81 members of the Morris Area High School Class of 1991 will be held May 31 in the MAHS gym. Marie Axtmann, salutatorian, and Laura Meyer, valedictorian, will give the student addresses. MAHS Principal Rex Hein will present the Senior Class and Lowell Rohloff, chair of the School Board, will present the diplomas.
At its annual meeting, members of the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance elected four new board directors and extended the term of one director. The new directors are: Susan Brooks, Shawna Conroy, Dan Koski, and Cindy Perkins. Tom Hesse's term on the board was extended for a second 3-year term. And in the first meeting of the new board, the executive committee was elected.
"I can do that." "I know a person that can help you." "Here's my card" "Nice to meet you" "Bye" In a matter of an hour I managed to meet a decent number of experts, professionals, and leaders from other communities that are all in the same proverbial boats as my current home town, Morris. That is, we are all trying to make small towns into the wonderful, sustainable, unforgettable place to live, work and raise a family. This opportunity for networking was put together as a breakout session Tuesday at the 2006 Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit at the University of Minnesota, Morr
By Paul Kengor I was awakened at 4:45 a.m. earlier this week by a ringing telephone. A call that early in the morning often brings bad news--sometimes news of a death. I braced myself. The call was indeed about a death, but the news wasn't bad. The messenger was a producer for a television show requesting that I, half asleep, join her morning crew to discuss the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "He's dead?" I replied. "Wow. That's good news." By the time my wife arose, she found me grinning. I informed her of the reason for my excitement.
By Sheldon Richman Try as they might, apologists for the war in Iraq won't be convincing when they insist that, at worst, the Haditha "incident" (or was it a mishap?) was the unfortunate work of a few bad Marines. It was something much worse. When men trained to kill on a battlefield -- this wasn't the Salvation Army, after all -- are ordered into civilian areas where many residents see the troops as an occupying force rather than as liberators, what would you expect to happen? We hear war defenders complain that "the enemy" doesn't identify itself. Why should it?