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The Morris Legion baseball team sent its hitting statistics soaring and its earned-run average plummeting in taking a doubleheader from Clinton Thursday. Morris defeated Clinton 9-0 in the first game of the doubleheader, then needed just five innings to wrap up a 20-2 victory. **See box scores in "Scores, Standings and Schedules" section of the Sun Tribune Web site.** Morris has won four straight games and improve to 6-1 this season. The team plays another doubleheader against Wheaton on Monday in Morris beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A Morris man is in custody on three criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two minors at the old Morris Area Elementary School. Cory Lynn Mangan, 18, of Morris, allegedly assaulted the two boys July 1 on the roof of the school. Mangan is in custody on criminal sexual conduct charges, one count of first degree and two counts of third degree. Mangan faces a 30-year prison term, a $40,000 fine or both on the first-degree count, and 15 years and/or a $30,000 fine for each of the third-degree counts. He is in jail on $4,000 bail, according to Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard. Mor
After 54 years, Glen and Gertie Werk were ready to end their days as owners of Donnelly Super Market. But they're not eager to know that they'll be the last to run the store. "It's emotional," Gertie said as tears welled in her eyes. July 1 was the final day of business for the grocery store the Werks first opened as a Red Owl in 1952. Glen, 75, and Gertie, 72, wanted more time to spend traveling and relaxing, but they also wanted to find someone to keep the store running. But that proved to be a tougher chore than keeping people in groceries for more than half a century. The Werks' son,
Summer Center Day at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is Friday, July 14. There are three tours on crops, one on renewable energy, and three tours on livestock systems. All tours leave from the farm shop. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with tours beginning at 8 a. m. and ending about 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The tours are approximately one hour, and will begin at regularly scheduled times.
Amanda Murphy was crowned Miss Midwest during the annual pageant, held in conjuction with Prairie Pioneer Days. Murphy is a University of Minnesota, Morris student from New London, Missouri. Her platform is "Retirement-Beyond the Numbers." Her parents are William and Theresa Murphy. Murphy performed a dramatic reading of "The Marines Farewell" for her talent. Terri Jo Schuft, a UMM student from Stewart, Minn,, was named Miss Midwest Ambassador. Schuft performed a piano solo for her talent.
The National Association of Counties announced that PrimeWest Health System, a health plan owned in part by Stevens County, is the winner of two prestigious national awards.
The Stevens County Commissioners began preliminary 2007 budget discussions at their regular meeting Wednesday. County Auditor/Treasurer Neil Wiese presented a budget preparation schedule to the county board. Wiese said he will distribute the budget preparation documents to county department heads on July 10, with the forms due back by July 20. Here's the remaining budget schedule: July 31 -- Department heads will meet to review preliminary budget information. Aug. 1 -- The county board will review preliminary information. Aug.
The favorite national holiday of males is just two days away. It ranks up there with Thanksgiving (so named because it was easier to remember than "Eat Turkey 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day") and Super Bowl Sunday ("Eat Chili 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day"). While many women prefer gooey holidays like anniversaries or Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July is the preferred holiday for two out of three men.
It goes without saying that each and every American has a personal stake in the economy. And in an election year, it's no surprise that folks may be hearing different takes on the state of the economy in both Minnesota and the nation. However, there is one realm that is completely isolated from the world of spin, selective memory, or personal opinion: numbers. My take on the economy is based on the numbers and the numbers alone.
A rather unusual group of people got together this past weekend and did some lawn work. The group was a subcommittee of the Elementary Reuse Action Team and the lawn was the old elementary property. We trimmed trees, pulled weeds, cleaned up and painted over grafitti. These are my cohorts in the photo below: Sue Granger, Scott Kelly, Corrine Kirk, Dennis Lindor and Pat Franey. I don't know that these folks particularly wanted their picture in the paper, especially since we had just put two hours worth of sweat equity into the clean up and that tends to lower your photogenicness.