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The following events are happening at Morris Area High School during the week of May 15-20.
State Patrol Michael Jerome Olson, Coon Rapids, 3/31/06; speeding; $132. Audrey Ann Sieben, Elbow Lake, 12/2/05; charged on three counts of DWI.
An open house bridal shower in honor of Laura Bettendorf, bride-to-be of Dominic Lundebrek, will be held on Sunday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Deb Felstul's residence, 411 Birch Ave., Morris. Dominic is the son of Liz and Lyle Lundebrek. Everyone welcome.
MORRIS AREA CAREGIVERS Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., at Federated Church, 200 S. Columbia Ave., Morris. stf THE MORRIS VFW Post 5039 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Old No. 1. stf Kiwanis - Mondays, at the Ranch House, Prairie Inn, Noon luncheon meeting. stf MORRIS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month, in the Lee Community Center. stf THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Survivors Support group will meet on Tuesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m.
15 Years Ago April 30, 1991 Sun Stephanie Erdahl was crowned Miss Morris 1991 at ceremonies Saturday night. First runner-up is Jenny Brandt and second runner-up is Renae Mahoney. Lori Gades received the Miss Congeniality award from Miss Morris 1990 Lynn Kissock. Emcee for the evening was Jim Thoreen. David Johnson, who became the third chancellor for the University of Minnesota, Morris on September 17, 1990, will be formally installed as chancellor during the ceremony of inauguration on the UMM campus May 10. The public is invited to attend the inauguration and reception.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune The Cyrus School Board, in a 5 to 1 vote, extended the contract for superintendent Tom Knoll for another year with no increase in pay. Lisa Krusemark cast the dissenting vote at Monday's meeting, saying the board should have evaluated Knolls performance before extending his contract. Tanya Hall supported the idea of an evaluation. "In order to grow as a board, we need to do evaluations," Hall said. "We're missing out on where we can make improvements." Knoll told the board that he'd like to have his contract settled as soon as possible.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard believes that communities have the power to fight the spread of methamphetamine. In fact, he is so convinced of that, he helped create a billboard with that message to spread the news. The billboard is currently by McDonald's and states "It takes a community to solve the meth problem." The billboard is only one piece of the plan Beauregard has been working on to respond to the problem of meth use and distribution in the Morris area.
There seems to be a growing list of Take Your (blank) To Work Days going on now (fill in the blank with almost anything -- son, daughter, mother-in-law, Culligan man, toaster, you name it). A group called Pet Sitters International for the last seven years has promoted Take Your Dog To Work Day. The eighth-annual TYDTWD is June 23. Cute idea, and the motives of Pet Sitters and its supporters are pure.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the new mural installed May 8 in the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Morris speaks volumes. University of Minnesota, Morris art students in Michael Eble's Media Studies: Mural Project and Public Art course partnered with the local outlet in designing and creating the mural. Salvation Army employees visited the class and discussed the importance of the Salvation Army in the community and beyond.
A friend of mine recently sent an e-mail asking if Major League Baseball will put an asterisk next to Barry Bonds' name after he passes Babe Ruth on the home run list. As of Friday, Bonds had hit 713, and soon will likely tie and pass the Babe. My friend points out that MLB put an asterisk next to Roger Maris' name when he hit 61 home runs in a season, one more than Ruth, because the season was longer when Maris set the record. Will Bud Selig do it because of the steroid allegations against Bonds?