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Allan Amborn, a package car driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 25 years without an accident. Amborn works out of the facility located at 102 Highway 28, Morris. He presently provides service in the Wheaton area. Supervisor Michele Papesh presented the 25-year safe driving award at a ceremony honoring Amborn's achievement. Amborn and his wife, Joyce, live in Morris. They have two children: Tony, 36, Kimberly, 33. UPS has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation for safety in the transportation industry. UPS drivers log over two billion miles a year on U.S.
The Morris Legion baseball team righted itself just in time, ending a four-game losing streak in the first round of the District 7 Northwest playoffs. Morris broke a tie game in the third and defeated Brandon-Evansville 12-2 in six innings Thursday at Chizek Field. Craig Knochenmus, Andy Lembcke and Josh Griffith combined to drive in seven runs, and Brett Anderson allowed just one earned run in a complete-game victory. "It was nice to get back on the winning track after last week," said Legion coach Brock Pashen of Morris' four losses in doubleheaders against Wheaton and Fargo. Morris (7-5
Work continues on the University of Minnesota, Morris' and Morris Area School District's joint football facility near the Regional Fitness Center. Both schools hope to have the field ready for their season in early September. Crews are finishing work on a retaining wall around the field, and work continues on a concession area and press box. The field is being prepared for the installation of artificial turf. Officials overseeing the project said it takes about three weeks to install the artificial surface and that work is expected to begin in late July.
Seven athletes from Morris braved the 92-degree heat to participate in the state Hershey's Track and Field meet on July 8. The athletes qualified during the June 24 District Meet held in Morris. This year's Minnesota State Hershey Track meet was held at Sabre Field in Sartell. State field events In the girls field events, Abby Travis participated in the Standing Long Jump, placing 6th with a jump of 5-foot-10 and Justine Huebner placed 11th with a jump of 5-foot-6.5. Rebekah Aanerud placed second in the softball throw with a distance of 96-feet-5.
The second-annual David F. Day Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament is Saturday, July 22. A pre-tournament meeting is at 10 a.m. and the tournament runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee before July 10 and a $35 fee the day of the event. Boat launches are on the Starbuck side of the lake with check-in at the Water's Edge, in Starbuck.
10 Years Ago July 18, 1996 Tribune The new Miss Morris is Robin Reicosky, sponsored by the Dairy Queen.
Ann Yunker, 89, of Brainerd, formerly of Crosby, died July 16, 2006 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Funeral services will be 9:30 am on Friday, July 21 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village Chapel, Brainerd. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Thursday, July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Friends may also call a half hour prior to services at the Bethany Chapel. Ann Yunker was born on July 10, 1917, in Dawson, N.M. the daughter of Yugoslavian immigrants, John and Stefania Sepich.
There will be a baby shower for Haylee Anne Schmall, infant daughter of Grant and Sarah (Fahje) Schmall at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall in Alberta, on Saturday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. An open house 30th wedding anniversary dance will be held for Craig and Marty Petersen on Saturday, July 22, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Eagles club in Morris. An open house bridal shower in honor of Lisa Schmidt, bride to be of Mike Melchert, will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 2-5 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall.
Cyrus July 4 Eilert and Dorraine Beyer were supper and evening guests at the Larry and Jeanne Mi home. Thursday, July 6, Eilert and Dorraine Beyer and other family members and friends were supper and evening guests at the Tim and Pam Wasmund home near Boyd to help Kayla and Cory celebrate their 16th birthdays. Saturday, July 8, Tim and Pam Wasmund and Shannon and Cory of Boyd and Tyler Mithun of Cedar Rapids, Iowa were supper and evening guests at the Eilert and Dorraine Beyer home. Eilert and Dorraine Beyer went to the Phelps Mill Festival Sunday, July 9 near Underwood and were supper and
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.