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It's been a long, hot summer, perfect for playing in sprinklers. The Morris Park Board would like to take that concept a step farther with the creation of an actual "Spray Park." What exactly is a spray park? Mark Torgerson, chair of the Morris Park Board, described it as an area where kids can cool down. According to the company that has been working with the park board, Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, a spray park is a water play system without the deep-water worries. It is not a wading pool or kiddie pool, although similar toys are often found in these.
The annual Pomme de Terre Golf Course Men's Tournament will be held this weekend, August 19 and 20. The championship flight qualifying rounds begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Golfers will be on the course all day and should be finishing around 5 p.m. Sunday's tee time is 8 a.m. Course manager Chris Leman anticipates nine flights, from championship to senior. Championship and consolations matches should start around 1:30 p.m. and will be finishing between 3 and 5 p.m. The public is invited to come out to Pomme de Terre Golf Course and watch the championship matches.
Morris Police Fernando Jimenez Jimenez, Hancock, 5-4-06; uninsured vehicle, $582, 30 days, stay 30 days for 1 year. Fransico Javier Jimenez, Hancock, 5/4/06, driving without valid license, $182. Liam Francis Conger, Cook, 3/27/06, intent to escape tax, dismissed; unregistered- after/deface registration, $132, 10 days, stay 10 days for 1 year. Dylan James Farley, Waubun, 4/2/06, underage consumption, $282; 15 days, stay 15 days for 1 year. Brittany Ann Johnson, Fairfax, 7/29/06, underage consumption, $182. Peter Nicholas Verhulst, Lino Lakes, 4/20/06, financial transaction card fraud, dis
By Debi Ghate If termites are weakening a home's foundation, what do we do? We call the exterminator and eliminate the problem.
Appreciates Bush's veto In response to Don Kaul's letter regarding stem cell research in the August 5th issue of the Morris Sun Tribune, I have much to say. I am a human being who started out as an "embryo", I am forever grateful that my parents never called me that, because a baby is a baby is a baby no matter how tiny and it all begins at conception. Life is sacred, to be respected, loved, nurtured, appreciated and protected. We are not to torture, abuse, kill experiment and research Hitler- style for the sake of controlling; we are to surrender to the order God has established for us.
I've decided to try out this thing called "vacation." Just a couple of days at first, to see how it fits. I'm going to sit in the woods, listen to some music, watch ants, pick my nose and notice wildlife (and, no, it's not the kind of wild life you might typically see during a weekend at WE Fest). This isn't meant as some poor-me, I-work-too-much-to-ever-get-away thing. It's more of a poor-him, he's-been-too-stupid-over-the-years-to-get-away thing. The no vacation thing started way back. I don't recall my mom or dad ever taking much time away from work.
CROOKSTON, Minn. - Vanessa Armstrong hunched over a computer on the edge of a science laboratory, inputting a seemingly endless column of numbers. She was a rare student on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on this summer day. But the senior pre-pharmacy major from Fisher was glad to type in the figures, part of a research project on reptiles. "A lot of people don't get to do research until the graduate level," the Blackduck native said. "I would not be able to do this in bigger schools." With her was her son, Kenneth Armstrong III, a junior on campus.
The Morris Area School Board has approved the establishment of a KinderPlus Scholarship Fund. KinderPlus is all day every day kindergarten in Morris. KinderPlus is optional for parents, and the district continues to offer all day every other day classes as well. The overarching goal of the KinderPlus Scholarship Fund is to provide assistance to families who wish to have their child participate in the all day every day program, but may have difficulty with the tuition costs.
The Morris City Council approved releasing some of the city's JOBZ acreage for use by DENCO for its planned Alberta ethanol plant. The council unanimously approved the request after receiving reassurance in a letter from the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Kristin Lukes that "DEED will work with you to obtain additional acres should you need them in the future." A concern of several council members was cutting into the number of JOBZ acres under the city's control. The city currently has about 90 acres for use in the JOBZ program.
Motorists traveling Highway 59 in Swift County will now be able to travel north of Highway 12 as the construction project is completed through the stage where the detour can be lifted--approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. Although the detour is removed, construction work continues as the contractor places the final lift of bituminous, aggregate shoulders and turf establishment. Motorists should slow down and watch for lane closures in the area where crews are working. Work on this $5.7 million project began in early May.