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With his two stroke victory at the British Open, Tiger Woods won his 11th major championship. He is now tied with Walter Hagen for second on the all-time list. At the top of the list is Tiger's boyhood hero, Jack Nicklaus, who has 18. This was a very emotional win for Tiger, who lost his father, Earl, two months ago to cancer. After he tapped in his final par putt, he uncharacteristically buried his head in the shoulder of his caddie and began sobbing. He then went to his wife and gave her a long hug, tears still streaming down his face.
Gray defeated Red 9-6 to win the 2006 Babe Ruth tournament. Following is a summary of the games that led up to the championship. Red 16 - Green 6 Dustin Sauter and Chris Scott pitched for Red in a six-inning game. Sauter went the first five innings, giving up just one run on one hit with no walks and five strikeouts. Sauter, Alex Erickson, and Brady Valnes each had two hits for Red. Josh Taylor was the starting pitcher for Green.
The United States Olympic Education Center has hired Doug Reese of Morris as its new marketing coordinator. He will work to expand the Olympic license plate program, increase membership and involvement in the Dream Club, and establish an endowment program to ensure continued growth and development of USOEC programs. "Doug has extensive experience with USA Wrestling's national governing body, the United States Olympic Committee and some NCAA programs," said USOEC director Jeff Kleinschmidt.
The second annual David F. Day Scholarship Fishing Tournament was held Saturday, July 22 on Lake Minnewaska. Approximately fifty boats and over 100 fisherman participated in this year's event. The tournament was operated from shore located in front of the Water's Edge Restaurant in Starbuck. The event got started with presentation of three $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships were awarded to Matt Flogstad, Jason Reiber and Jessica Jakubik. All three are entering their final year of law enforcement education.
The Morris 13U baseball team ran its record to 20-0 by winning the Apple River Classic in Somerset, WI last weekend, July 22-23. Morris went 4-0 in the Class A/AAA division tournament. Morris usually plays in the Class B/AA division so this was a step up in competition for the team. Morris 9 - Menomonie 3 Morris defeated Menomonie, WI 9-3 in their first game on Saturday. Travis Rinkenberger picked up the win on the mound for Morris, pitching the first five innings.
The Morris VFW baseball team defeated Ortonville Thursday evening, 16-5, to stay alive in District 5 playoff action in Willmar. Luke Claassen was on the mound for five innings and faced 28 batters. He gave up five hits, five runs (only one earned), walked seven, and struck out eight. Coach T. J. Voges said everybody contributed to the win over Ortonville. Dustin Sauter had two runs and two stolen bases. Darrick Henrichs was 1-3 with three runs. Matt Wohlers was 2-2 and had a triple and a run. Ryan Snyder was also 2-2 with one run. Kirby Sayles had two runs.
By Grace-Marie Turner Two separate reports by AARP and Families USA (FUSA) supposedly have offered proof that the new Medicare Part D Drug Prescription plans were not working. Drug prices, according to these recent reports, continue to spiral and Medicare Part D is doing virtually nothing to protect seniors from these higher costs. These studies had their intended effect.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune The new Miss Midwest says she got involved in the scholarship program because she was looking for something different to do. Amanda Murphy was as surprised as anyone when she heard the emcee call her name as the new Miss Midwest "I don't even know what I was thinking at that point," Murphy said. Murphy is a junior at the University of Minnesota, Morris, majoring in Economics and Management. She is originally from Glencoe, but shortly after she graduated from high school, her parents moved to Missouri.
By Eric Ebert West Central Tribune ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a former Starbuck police officer in an opinion filed Tuesday. Scott Bruce Mogler, 33, of Starbuck was found guilty in Pope County District Court in February 2005 on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, after having sex twice in 2004 with a 17-year-old girl while he was on duty. Mogler appealed the conviction, citing the law he was convicted under was unconstitutionally vague.
Stevens County residents should follow these guidelines for plastic containers to be acceptable for recycling: Empty plastic pesticide containers offered for recycling must be prepared properly to assure the recycling vendor that all containers collected are clean. The containers must be triple or pressured rinsed and free of any residue in order to be recycled. Only pesticide containers up to 2-1/2 gallons that are made of No.