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The summer community festival season is set to begin and the folks of Cyrus invite you to join them for Cyrus Days on June 9, 10 and 11. The three-day celebration begins Friday with city-wide garage sales from 3 to 7 p.m. Signs will be posted throughout town to direct you to the sales. After an afternoon of bargain hunting, you can enjoy refreshments and a family dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Dahl Street, between the Lariat and Hometown Community Bank. Admission is free with a donation to the Food Shelf. At dusk, there will be a fireworks display.
Learning Unlimited has planned an event to honor Flag Day on June 14 with band and vocal music, speeches and food. The family-style event will kick off at 6 p.m. at East Side Park with a performance by the Morris Area High School Drum line.
Brother Michael Peterson, O.S.B., son of Phyllis Peterson of Morris and the late Jack Peterson, was ordained a transitional deacon at St. Josephs Cathedral in Sioux Falls, S.D., on June 1. Brother Michael is a member of Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, S.D. He professed vows as a Benedictine monk in 1998. His studies for the priesthood were completed at St. Johns Abbey, Collegeville, where he earned a double masters degree in Monastic Studies and Divinity. In the fall of this year, he will be ordained to the priesthood at Blue Cloud Abbey.
Come, Holy Spirit. Come with wind and fire. Shake us to our foundations. Breathe upon us again. Those words are part of a prayer for Pentecost. Sunday, June 4, was the day to hear again about the coming of that Spirit to those early believers in Jerusalem, coming like a strong wind and tongues of fire, freeing up voices to speak and ears to hear, each in their own language. Those first followers were shaken to their foundations, and the Christian Church was born. We continue to remember the day.
Cyrus Eilert and Dorraine Beyer and several other family members including Michelle Beyer and Tyler, and Jon Felstead of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ehric Beyer of Prior Lake and Marie Kohout attended an open house at the Tim and Pam Wasmund home near Boyd for Brianna on Saturday, June 3. In the evening, they helped Andrew Beyer, son of Brian and Laura Beyer of Granite Falls, celebrate his 6th birthday at the Wasmund home and Sunday they attended Briannas graduation from KMSHigh School in Kerkhoven.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Emily Koehl, bride-to-be of Scott Strahm, on Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Apostolic Fellowship Center. Please bring a favorite recipe. An open house bridal shower in honor of Andrea McGhan, bride-to-be of Joshua Payne, will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Morris Senior Center. Joshua is the son of Dan and Gayle Payne and grandson of Glenn and Lenore Nissen of Benson and Bud and Betty Payne of Starbuck.
NEWS NOTES 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.
Funeral services for Richard Christians will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman. Reverend Roger Rotvold will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at Vinger Cemetery, near Donnelly. Richard John Christians, son of John and Laura (Meyer) Christians, was born April 17, 1923 in Nobles County in Worthington, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed by Rev. H. G. Schipper in Nobles County. He began his education at Avoca Elementary in Murray County.
Funeral services for Jerry Olson of Hancock were held Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Alberta Church of the Nazarene in Alberta. Reverend Jim Albert was officiated. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Military Honors were provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Gerald Jerry Lloyd Olson, son of Joe and Katie (Foster) Olson, was born on November 9, 1928 in Moose Lake, MN. He attended grade school in Moose Lake and High School in Willow River. He received his LPN training at the Moose Lake State Hospital.
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL It appeared to be childrens day Saturday at the Minnesota state Republican convention. If there were a contest, Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer would take away the award for having the most kids there. Kiffmeyer carried around her 2-month-old grandson, Kyle Ralph Kiffmeyer, one of about 20 family members at the Minneapolis Convention Center.