Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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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.
State Patrol Gordon Rossow, Minneapolis, 5/19/06; speeding, $142. Dennis Philip Weigel, Alexandria, 6/08/06; speeding, $132. Nickolette Marie Haugse, Fergus Falls, 1/29/06; inattentive driving. Richard Marvin Quist, Glenwood, 6/19/06; speeding, $122. Eleanor Dorothy Spark, Glenwood, 5/25/06; failure to stop at stop sign, no proof of insurance, $387, $150 stayed for 1 yr.
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.
An open house bridal shower for Gwen Meyer, bride-to-be of Nate Christie, will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. There will be an open house baby shower for Eliana Marie Hoffman, daughter of Angie (Leonard) and Wes Hoffman on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion in Morris.
Tori Anna Battle was born July 3, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Raven and Nikki Battle of Morris. Tori weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Leslie and Kristie Bartschi, Andre and Kim Sanders, Rick and Kari Cotton, from Montpelier, Ind., Miami, Fla. and San Jacinto, Calif.
LAURYN CHRISTINE WEGENER was born June 28, 2006 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, to Lenny and Joni Wegener of Morris. Lauryn Christine weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20" long. Grandparents are David and Peggy Johnson of Sisseton, S.D., Ron and Renae Skjonsberg of Viborg, S.D., and Lowell and Laurel Wegener of Claire City, S.D. Great grandmother, Irma Thurmer of Breckenridge.
Dylan Matthew Przymus was born June 27, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Dale and Melissa Przymus of Chokio. Dylan Matthew weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/2" long. Grandparents are David and Carol Anderson from Johnson, Chuck and Carol Przymus of Wheaton, and Mary Ann and Tom Mings of Farmington.
TYLER ERIK GIESE was born June 21, 2006 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Erik and Nichole Giese of Donnelly. Tyler Erik weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21" long. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and Brad and Mary Audette of Brooklyn Park. Great grandparents are Clarence and Lorraine Giese of Donnelly and Jenny Audette of Fridley.