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Gray moved on in the winners bracket in Morris Babe Ruth playoffs. Here are the tournament's first-round recaps: Gray 9, Black 5 Gray scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 5-5 tie and held on for the win against Black. Jeremy Westerman picked up the win. Jeremy threw a complete game, giving up just three hits while walking three and striking out nine. Derrick Foss went 3-for-4 for Gray, driving in two runs. Jeremy Westerman and Drew Schmidgall each had two hits, and Matt Fellows went 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Big Stone II was awarded three of the seven permits that are required to build the plant. The water appropriation permit was granted on July 12 and the solid waste permit was renewed on June 20.
Lois Schmidgall, of Morris, was awarded the floral industry's coveted Accredited in Floral Design designation, and inducted in to the American Institute of Floral Designers during ceremonies at AIFD's internationally acclaimed Symposium in Washington, DC, earlier this month. A non-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism and the art of floral design, AIFD Accredited membership is regarded as a high honor in the floral industry.
Allan Amborn, a package car driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 25 years without an accident. Amborn works out of the facility located at 102 Highway 28, Morris. He presently provides service in the Wheaton area. Supervisor Michele Papesh presented the 25-year safe driving award at a ceremony honoring Amborn's achievement. Amborn and his wife, Joyce, live in Morris. They have two children: Tony, 36, Kimberly, 33. UPS has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation for safety in the transportation industry. UPS drivers log over two billion miles a year on U.S.
The Morris Legion baseball team righted itself just in time, ending a four-game losing streak in the first round of the District 7 Northwest playoffs. Morris broke a tie game in the third and defeated Brandon-Evansville 12-2 in six innings Thursday at Chizek Field. Craig Knochenmus, Andy Lembcke and Josh Griffith combined to drive in seven runs, and Brett Anderson allowed just one earned run in a complete-game victory. "It was nice to get back on the winning track after last week," said Legion coach Brock Pashen of Morris' four losses in doubleheaders against Wheaton and Fargo. Morris (7-5
Work continues on the University of Minnesota, Morris' and Morris Area School District's joint football facility near the Regional Fitness Center. Both schools hope to have the field ready for their season in early September. Crews are finishing work on a retaining wall around the field, and work continues on a concession area and press box. The field is being prepared for the installation of artificial turf. Officials overseeing the project said it takes about three weeks to install the artificial surface and that work is expected to begin in late July.
Seven athletes from Morris braved the 92-degree heat to participate in the state Hershey's Track and Field meet on July 8. The athletes qualified during the June 24 District Meet held in Morris. This year's Minnesota State Hershey Track meet was held at Sabre Field in Sartell. State field events In the girls field events, Abby Travis participated in the Standing Long Jump, placing 6th with a jump of 5-foot-10 and Justine Huebner placed 11th with a jump of 5-foot-6.5. Rebekah Aanerud placed second in the softball throw with a distance of 96-feet-5.
The second-annual David F. Day Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament is Saturday, July 22. A pre-tournament meeting is at 10 a.m. and the tournament runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee before July 10 and a $35 fee the day of the event. Boat launches are on the Starbuck side of the lake with check-in at the Water's Edge, in Starbuck.
10 Years Ago July 18, 1996 Tribune The new Miss Morris is Robin Reicosky, sponsored by the Dairy Queen.
Ann Yunker, 89, of Brainerd, formerly of Crosby, died July 16, 2006 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Funeral services will be 9:30 am on Friday, July 21 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village Chapel, Brainerd. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Friends may call on Thursday, July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Friends may also call a half hour prior to services at the Bethany Chapel. Ann Yunker was born on July 10, 1917, in Dawson, N.M. the daughter of Yugoslavian immigrants, John and Stefania Sepich.