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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.
The 2005-2006 school year officially came to an end Friday night with Morris Area High School Commencement exercises. The class featured 100 graduates, and class Valedictorians Danielle Bormann, Sarah Burke, Ashley Dohlen, Rachel Sperr and Courtney Tiegs delivered the student addresses. In addition to Commencement, the Morris Area School District also announced scholarship winners from the Class of 2006. Also, Bormann, Emily Ehlers and Tiegs received Community Volunteer Awards.
10 Years Ago May 23, 1996 Tribune The storm that slammed through central Stevens County last Friday evening may, in fact, have included a tornado. Based on insurance claims, it appears that perhaps $200,000 in damage was incurred by more than 50 claimants. The path of destruction began near Clinton and extended past Donnelly. The annual Memorial Day program sponsored by the American Legion will be held May 27 at the Morris Area Elementary School auditorium. The Memorial Day address will be given by Jon Hovde of Fertile, a disabled Vietnam veteran.
Swan Lake Melissa Persing and family were visitors Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. John McNeill. Amanda Dohlen accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bright Sunday to attend the Trinity Church senior citizens banquet. The Bergs and the Don Bandangers visited with Amanda Dohlen Friday. Shirley Haberer and Arlene Bye attended the beautiful wedding ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical Free Church in Morris for Kimberly Pagel and Joshua McNally, and also attended the reception afterwards at the American Legion in Morris. Carol Westby of Excelsior and Mrs.
NEWS NOTES RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
Gabrielle Pauline Schneider was born May 4, 2006 to Mike and Shelly Schneider. Gabrielle Pauline weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 1/4 long. Grandparents are Jim and Dorothy Schneider of Morris; Phyllis Rall of Fargo, N.D. Great-grandparents are Ben and Jo Schneider of Morris; Wallace and Punky Raasch of Morris; Phillip Walz of Ellendale, N.D. Great-great grandmother is Myrtle Wellman of Chokio.
Funeral services for Dale Dean Crow of Morris will be held on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. The Reverend Todd Mattson will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Military honors will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Dale Dean Crow, son of Bryon and Mary Ethel (Laddusaw) Crow, was born on November 25, 1937, in Norcross. He worked for many farmers and for his uncle when he was younger. In his mid-teens he worked for Bud Crow hauling gravel and moving buildings with his dad, Byron.
Sean Gremmels (Jr. Glenwood) has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) men's tennis player of the year. Gremmels was 6-3 in singles competition overall, 6-2 in UMAC play, and 6-5 in doubles action. Sean entered the UMAC post-season tournament as the number 2 seed and received a first round bye. He lost a tough two-set match in the tournament semi-final round to Brad Nehls of Martin Luther, 4-6, 6-7 (2-7 tie-breaker).
The MAHS baseball Tigers found their hitting shoes, pounding out 12 hits in a 7-2 conference win Friday over rival Benson. Josh Griffith, Craig Knochenmus and Andrew Loher each had two hits in this game played at the Benson diamond. But the most potent bat was owned by Andy Lembcke who was a perfect four-for-four, backing the complete game pitching performance of Chase Rambow. Rambow gave up two runs, both unearned, and struck out five Brave batters. The hitting is the big story, coach Lyle Rambow said. "We have been working hard on it, and it paid off today.
The MAHS softball team seemed on the verge of picking up a win over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers Thursday at Brandon. The Tigers owned a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Things started fine for MAHS in the bottom of the seventh, with pitcher Whitney Riley fanning the No. 9 batter in the Charger lineup for out No. 1. The bottom then fell out for the Tigers. The Chargers erupted for five back-to-back hits to tie the score.