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This is about the time of year many people decide to pick up a cute kitty or puppy as a pet. Trouble is, some might not have the money to prevent that cute kitty or puppy from eventually creating even more cute kitties and puppies. And huge problems. Families on tight budgets may not have the funds to spay or neuter their pets. But the Stevens Community Humane Society received a $2,500 grant from Spay/Neuter Initiative, Inc.
Chuck Molenaar might have lost a farm hand, but the Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District gained a young agronomist. Rick Molenaar, 24, is set to begin his third week as the SWCDs Farm Bill Technician. The Renville native joined the SWCD after earning bachelors and masters degrees in agronomy from South Dakota State University. This feels like home, Molenaar said. As the Farm Bill Technician, Molenaar will help land owners and producers enroll in the various conservation programs available.
By Don Davis Forum Communications MINNEAPOLIS A man born in southwest Minnesota, raised in the west-central and central parts of the state and now a congressman representing areas around the Twin Cities is the Republican Partys pick to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton. U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy took the stage of the Minnesota State Republican convention at 10:30 p.m. Thursday to the tune of Hard Working Man and accepted the partys endorsement.
The annual Kiwanis Talent Contest will begin Thursday evening, June 8, with a community supper at 5:30 p.m. Pre-contest entertainment will be provided by the"Kiwanis Quartet" at 6:45 p.m. The Talent Contest will begin at 7 p.m. All events are at East Side Park and the Killoran Bandshell. Early bird registration for the talent contest goes to the "Runestone Rockettes." All entrants are welcome but only the first 40 can be accepted for the four contest dates of, Thursday June 8, June 15, June 22, and June 29.
The sun came in and out of the clouds as evening approached Thursday, making MAHS fans wonder just what kind of atmosphere would prevail for their night ballgame. The Tigers were matched against the Knights of West Central Area. The sun came out from under for game-time and shone for a while, spelling a bright and pleasant atmosphere for coach Lyle Rambows boys who were primed for a top performance. The Tigers bore down to defeat the Knights by shutout, 2-0, behind the steady pitching of Chase Bo Rambow. Rambow tossed a two-hitter.
We got those timely hits today, coach Adam Steege said in an upbeat tone coming out of the May 18 win his squad notched at the expense of rival Wheaton-Herman-Norcross. The Owls got their tenth win by a score of 9-5 over the Warriors at Wheaton. Nick Giese picked up an RBI in the first inning. Mitch Grunigs grand slam home run was huge, Steege observed, and Ben Hacker had a breakout game with three hits. He continued: Defensively the boys looked good most of the game, but there is room for improvement.
A former Cougar mentor has gotten a prestigious honor after his death. The late Craig Olsen, who led the Pacific (Oregon) mens wrestling program during the early 1990s, and who previously held the coaching reins for the UMM Cougars, was inducted into the Oregon Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in a ceremony on April 29. Olsen passed away from cancer in 2004. He was inducted in a class that includes some of Oregons best coaches.
Hannah Enck spent from Wednesday until Sunday with her grandmother Nancy Savre. Lois Gunvalson attended a graduation party for Kelsey Gunvalson Sunday at the Jeff Gunvalsons in Marshall. Eleanor Gunderson and Mae Olson spent Tuesday in Alexandria and also were coffee guests of Marian Bredeat in Garfield. On Saturday morning, Mae Olson and Lois Gunvalson enjoyed cake at the Chris Lund home in Cyrus in honor of Maes birthday. Mr. and Mrs. David Jergensen and Mr. and Mrs.
New location, same spirit! The students and staff of Morris Area Elementary School gathered in the concert hall on Friday, May 26, in an atmosphere of celebration and satisfaction over the school year being completed.