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Are you interested in influencing natural resources issues in Stevens County? You can. The Stevens Soil and Water Conservation District wants interested citizens to consider running for the office of SWCD Supervisor. The Stevens SWCD is governed by a board of five supervisors whose offices are filled by general election. The District 2 and 3 positions are up for election in 2006. Currently, Jim Krosch holds the District 3 (Baker, Stevens, and Synnes townships) position.
A memorial motorcycle ride is Saturday July 15 to honor three soldiers who died in Iraq on Feb. 21, 2005. The ride, called the L.T.D. Motorcycle Tour, is to honor Staff Sgt. David Day, lst Lt. Jason Timmerman, and Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka. The fee to enter is $30 with the money going toward a scholarship honoring the three men. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., July 15, with departure at 10:30 p.m. from the Training and Community Center, 711 S. 17th St., in Montevideo.
Drivers in Stevens County will encounter stepped-up speed enforcement July 12-18. Speeding is the most commonly reported factor in fatal crashes. Each year in Minnesota, speed contributes to about 150 traffic deaths and 7,000 injuries.
It wasn't always Twins and T-ball in Stevens County. In fact, baseball has a very lively and exciting history here, and that history of the sport is exactly what a new exhibit at the Steven's County Historical Society is featuring. The exhibit, "Batter Up: A History of Baseball in Stevens County," will open at the Stevens County Historical Society and Museum on Friday, July 14, as part of the community's Prairie Pioneer Days celebration. The aim is to tell the story of baseball in the area and how it was a part of people's lives. The county has a long history of baseball, whether it was th
In the last month, I've gotten to relive my years as a sportswriter as we've continued our search for a new sports editor. It's been great fun, getting to, among other things, follow the Morris Area baseball team's progress to its first state tournament berth in more than a decade, and watching Olympic champion Rulon Gardner tutor young wrestlers on what moves work best on the mat and in their daily lives. What I've also discovered is the great network of people who help get us information about schedules and results, and provide the paper with some photographs that would make professional s
A neighbor's view of jail debate I have read the recent articles about the jail. And I still don't want it in my neighborhood, period. If the county commissioners need to do this for their legacy, I suggest they pick another location, not a residential area, and add a new courthouse instead of making the jail expandable. All east side residents should be very concerned about their property values. I am worried about who may visit prisoners in jail, how do I know if someone is a drug dealer or a family member?
By Jim Kleinschmidt and Mark Smith Did he say switchgrass? The mention of this perennial grass and ethanol during President Bush's State of the Union points to some of the opportunities and challenges of the emerging bioeconomy for the countryside. A momentous transition is underway from over dependence upon fossil fuel to wind, solar and bio-based alternatives. Technologies that allow us to make products from grasses, residues, and other agricultural and forestry materials offer a chance to revitalize the farming sector.
By Thomas Rowley There are two sides to every coin. Take the $338 billion one known as Medicaid. On one side--call it "heads"--the 31-year-old federal-state program pays for health care for 55 million poor and disabled people. It serves more folks than any other single U.S. health program, more even than Medicare. Medicaid covers services from doctor's visits to hospital stays to rehabilitation and more. In fact, Medicaid pays for over one-third of all births; approximately 40 percent of U.S. long-term care; and is the primary payer for publicly provided mental health services.
15 Years Ago June 25, 1991 Sun All people in Stevens County are invited and encouraged to attend the Star County presentation for Stevens County which will be held June 27 at the Sunwood Inn. David Leckey of the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development will present the award. A reception/ social hour will follow. Dr. C. F. Ketterling, long-time Morris dentist and a former Lions district governor, has been singled out for an especially prestigious Lions award. This is the International President's Award, the second most prestigious the international level bestows.