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The Morris 13U baseball team opened their season by taking first place honors in the Hutchinson Invitational on May 20-21. Morris took on the host team, Hutchinson, in their opening game on Saturday. Hutchinson had a very fine pitcher who shut the Morris team down for the first four innings. Eric Riley was the Morris starting pitcher and he gave up an unearned run in the second and three earned runs in the third, and Hutchinson had a 4-0 lead. Cole Riley got things started for Morris in the bottom of the fifth when he led off with a long double to right-center.
By Jason Salzman There are two genres of war coverage: One kind reports on the battle in Iraq, the second on the "war at home." Writing about the war at home may be safer for journalists, but it's just as hard to cover, because the essential elements of the story, though critically important, get repetitive and, yes, are of less and less interest to your average media consumer. I don't mean to say that anti-war protests, wounded soldiers, angry mothers, crying widows, defense industry profits, and the like shouldn't be considered news.
By Ted Kooser Most of us have taken at least a moment or two to reflect upon what we have learned from our mothers. Through a catalog of meaningful actions that range from spiritual to domestic, Pennsylvanian Julia Kasdorf evokes the imprint of her mother's life on her own. As the poem closes, the speaker invites us to learn these actions of compassion. What I Learned From My Mother I learned from my mother how to love the living, to have plenty of vases on hand in case you have to rush to the hospital with peonies cut from the lawn, black ants still stuck to the buds.
Washington is once again rubbing its palms raw with all the hand-wringing going on regarding the missing Department of Veterans Affairs computer. The VA earlier this week reported that a laptop containing the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of as many as 26.5 million veterans and some spouses went missing. A VA worker brought the computer home and it was stolen when his place was burglarized. Granted, the VA did a poor job managing the situation, especially waiting 19 days before informing the public that the computer and its data were missing. VA Secretary R.
Brian Bourne, a senior biology major at the University of Minnesota, Morris from Montevideo, submitted the winning entry in a contest to create a logo to represent the Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates. From left in the photo below are JoAnne Hagstrom, Bourne and Ardath Larson. Hagstrom and Larson are directors of the Briggs Library Associates. The purposes of the Briggs Library Associates are both charitable and educational. They are committed to the role that Briggs Library plays in the success of the University of Minnesota, Morris and the life of west central Minnesota.
The kind of educational enthusiasm that drew U.S. Senator Mark Dayton to MAES recently was shown on the morning of Tuesday, May 23. It was very early in the morning indeed, as the 72 fifth graders of MAES assembled behind the school, accompanied by many interested parents and friends to watch the annual model rocketry spectacle called "Project Alpha." The early scheduling is to ensure that any wind would be a minimal problem.
I attended the Morris City Council meeting on May 23. At this meeting the City Council passed a resolution to let an Administrative Law Judge located in Minneapolis decide a local Morris issue. The issue is whether or not the City of Morris can annex Darnen Township and Morris Township property into the City of Morris. This is a complicated issue and as a resident of Darnen Township I would like to share these thoughts with our community. I met with Mayor Carol Wilcox and council member Sheldon Giese at 7:30 a.m. on May 23.
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) recently announced its 2006 individual spring academic all-conference award winners. The University of Minnesota, Morris had 18 student-athletes in four sports earn academic all-conference honors, compared to 17 from the spring 2005 sports seasons. The individual athletes selected must meet the following criteria: (1) Post a 3.50 or better semester grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. (2) Complete two previous academic semesters at the nominating UMAC institution. (3) Compete in the sport in which he or she is nominated in the season that
The City of Morris in April presented township officials and residents a position paper outlining its need to annex portions of Morris and Darnen townships. The townships responded with their own seven-page paper which states that it "is a good faith effort to advise the City how we perceive the burdens and benefits of this proposed annexation." The paper states there are 99 parcels affected in the two townships, 82 of which have homes built on them. Using city estimates of $7,500 each for water and sewer, the townships estimate the 82 homeowners already have a minimum investment of $1.2 mi
How is Stevens County doing when it comes to the health and well being of its children? According to data presented during a Kids Count Coffee program Wednesday morning in Morris, the county has seen improvements over the past 10 years. Andi Egbert, outreach director of the Children's Defense Fund Minnesota, and Megan Brown, research associate, presented statistics in nine categories.