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In May I wrote an article regarding the latest gadgetry available for tracking a lost pet. As useful as it is to have identification tags, microchips, dog collar video cams and even tattoos, a pet owner is still at the mercy of whoever finds their dog first. Many pets are never returned due to the rescuer's good but misguided intentions. If mistreatment of the animal is suspected they may be placed in a "good home" rather than contacting the owner. Since lost pets are often skittish, hungry and thirsty this would be a natural but very possibly an incorrect assumption.
As we move into the heat of summer, our attention turns towards the sky looking for relief from the hot weather and the dry conditions. It is hard to write this column because of the wide area it covers and there may be areas that have had adequate rain this spring and early summer, but for most of us the rain has been pretty scarce. Driving through the countryside and seeing corn that is "fired" two to three feet on the stalk tells me we need rain desperately.
Bob Stevenson almost didn't file for another term as Stevens County Commissioner last week. In fact, he says now that he wished he wouldn't have, given that the late filings of four challengers for his District 5 seat make it appear he's getting out because there's too much heat. But if there's one thing Stevenson never shied from in his 40 years serving on the county board, it was doing the work of the county, no matter the repercussions. "He's as loyal a county commissioner as you could find," said Stevens County Coordinator Jim Thoreen. Stevenson announced Wednesday that he wouldn't see
The annual Crazy Days event in Morris is just around the corner. The Morris Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and Morris merchants have planned a day filled with good shopping and amusing activities for Wednesday, July 26. Look throughout today's paper for information on the crazy deals at participating stores. The Miss Midwest Scholarship committee will sponsor the sand pile coin dig for children at 11 a.m. at the corner of 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue. The Chamber's Marketing and Communications Committee will be serving pork chops on a stick from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ellicia Rose Lindgren was born on July 16, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Tonya Marie Lindgren of Appleton. Ellicia Rose weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 18 1/2" long. Grandmother is Pam Teetzel from Appleton., to Tonya Marie Lindgren of Appleton. E
Dylan Taylor Witt was born July 6, 2006 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud to Zach and Katie Witt of St. Cloud. Dylan Taylor weighed 7 lbs. 2 1/2 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Doug and Mary Hoffert of Starbuck and Jerry and Holly Witt of Morris. Great grandparents are Keith and Joyce Hoffert of Morris.
Tobin Kai Nichols was born on July 16, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Chris and Heather Nichols of Morris. Tobin Kai weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Mark and Betty VanOverbeke from Morris and Randy and Patricia Nichols from Wallace, Mich.
Tygan Jacob Allpress was born on July 13, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Jacob and Sonya Allpress of Appleton. Tygan Jacob weighed 7 lbs. and 7 1/2 oz. and was 18" long. Grandparents are Gary and Sharon Nelson of Appleton and Bill and Arlyce Allpress of Appleton. Great grandparents are Doris Berger from Holloway and Goldie Schneider from Appleton.
An open house baby shower for Hailey Werk, daughter of Duane and Courtney Werk, will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Donnelly Hall. Everyone welcome. There will be an open house for Bob Hovendick's 85th birthday. Come celebrate with the boys and their families on Sunday, July 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Gordon and Irene Hovendick's, 36845 Co. Rd. 18, Starbuck. An open house bridal shower in honor of Kayla Banken, bride-to-be of Ronald Hawkinson, Jr., will be held Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m., to noon at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio.
DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS will now be given the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month, hours of service will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; the written test will be given from 10-11:30 a.m. only, until further notice, at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St., Morris. STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes. LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. ALANON meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris.