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By Tom Cherveny West Central Tribune BENSON -- If agriculture can provide the solution to America's energy needs by replacing fossil fuels with renewable biomass, Benson will show the way. That's where ground was broken on Friday at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant to construct one of the state's first biomass gasifiers. It will convert biomass -- anything from wood chips to corn stover -- into a synthetic gas. Called "syngas," it will replace the natural gas that now provides most of the energy used in converting corn to ethanol at the Benson facility. "Innovative'' is how Gov.
By Craig McEwen Forum Communications Lloyd Case, chief operating officer of Forum Communications Co., has been elected company president by the FCC board of directors. The promotion, announced Monday, places the 60-year-old Forum Communications Co.
Cyrus Eilert and Dorraine Beyer visited with their grandchildren Ashley and Tyler Mithun of Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the home of their dad, Carter Mithun, near Starbuck, Tuesday, June 13. Eilert and Dorraine Beyer spent Wednesday evening, June 14 until Friday at the Vernon and Kim Quaal home near Underwood babysitting Morgan, Cole and Shanda. Thursday, June 15, a son was born to Vernon and Kim Quaal at the Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. They named him Holden David. He weighs 8 lbs. 5 oz.
Funeral services for Stefan Chizek were held Monday, June 19 at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Leo's Cemetery. Stefan Jack Chizek died June 15, 2006 in his home surrounded by his family and friends. Stefan died just 12 days short of his 16 birthday after an 8 month battle with Leukemia. Stefan was born June 27, 1990 in Fargo, N.D. He was raised in Casselton, N.D. where he went to school at Central Cass. During his school years he enjoyed football, basketball and baseball as well as many other extracurricular activities.
In almost any grocery store, shoppers can find a nice basket of ripe, red strawberries. Drop them in the cart, pay and they're on their way. So what possesses people to spend an hour or so in the dirt, bent over strawberry plants, picking and placing the red morsels in an ice cream pail. "Oh my goodness, there's no comparison," said Betty Kolden of Morris, as she worked on a row at Steve's Strawberries on Monday.
Law enforcement is investigating circumstances in the death of a Morris baby. Paul Marcus Cohen, who was born Jan.
Funeral services for Ida E. Marquart of Morris, were held Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfield Township. Reverend Robert Jarvis officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery. Ida Ernestine Gades, daughter of Frederich A. and Ernestine Martha (Fels) Gades, was born October 30, 1907 at the family home in Tara Township, Swift County. She grew up in Tara Township, where she worked on the family farm and received her education at a German Parochial School near their home. On March 20, 1921, she was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith in Tara Township.
There will be an open house 60th wedding anniversary for Bert and Doris Koosmann, on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Appleton VFW. Your presence is your gift. bw25 There will be an open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Henning and Darlene Awsumb on Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Konsvinger Parish Hall, Donnelly. bw25 Marguerite and Jim Griffith will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 24, at 3 p.m., on their farm in Morris. It will be hosted by their children and grandchildren.
It's been one of those days for me...too much to do, not nearly enough time, two kids needing to be in three places and it would seem like my weekly planner committed harakiri. But in the midst of all of the running, I sat for a moment at Wells Park, watching the Mites play t-ball and enjoying the sunshine. I was at this park last night, watching Little League. I live not too far from the park and on the nights that I am not there, I can hear the cheers.
Coaches often cite the need to move on as a reason for taking a new job. University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball coach Randi Peterson wanted to move back. The Iowa native and last season's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year is leaving UMM to assume the head coaching job at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Peterson's hiring at Coe was announced Tuesday, and she cited a desire to be closer to her family as the primary reason for accepting the offer to coach the Kohawks women's team. "I wasn't at all looking for a job," Peterson said.