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Stevens County residents will obviously see tax increases should commissioners approve jail construction and renovation projects at the courthouse. But how much the increases would be, and if county taxpayers would get a chance to vote on them, still is to be decided. And it could get complicated. The county commissioners met Tuesday with Carolyn Drude, of the financial consulting firm Ehlers & Associates, to discuss various financial options and the tax impact of new law enforcement facilities. The county is considering an $8.86 million project that would include a 40-bed jail and new fac
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will give the Opening Convocation for UMM's 2006 First Year Seminar on Sept. 5. Gov. Blanco was originally scheduled to present the convocation for the 2005 First Year Seminar. However, due to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, her visit to UMM was postponed. Gov. Blanco is the mother of Morris resident Pilar Eble, and mother-in-law of Michael Eble, assistant professor of studio art and curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at UMM. On Jan.
The second inning was big for the MAHS Tigers in game 1 of their Monday doubleheader against the ACGC Falcons. Monday was day 1 of back-to-back doubleheaders for the MAHS girls, giving fans abundant opportunity to appreciate the diamond action. Tiger fans greatly enjoyed what they saw in the second inning of Mondays game 1.
Several Morris Area High track and field athletes made the all-conference circle with their performances Thursday at Montevideo. Sprinter Jimmi Lembcke ran the 100 meters in an 11.69 time to place first and garner all-conference. The All-WCC-South distinction was also captured by the 4x800m relay team composed of Justin Lund, Nathan Lund, Brian Wall and Aaron Lund.
By Nathaniel Hart Once, while hiking in northern Minnesota, lost in thought and paying little attention to the trail, I suddenly sensed that I was not alone. I looked sharply ahead and spied a large black bear lumbering down the path toward me, completely unaware of my presence. A black bear in the wild is a marvelous sight. The forest is his home and he fears nothing in it. He moves in luxurious ease, careless of anything that might seem to be in his way, his manner so unlike the nervous twitching or intense watchfulness of a rabbit or deer.
By Ted Kooser Contrary to the glamorized accounts we often read about the lives of single women, Amy Fleury, a native of Kansas, presents us with a realistic, affirmative picture. Her poem playfully presents her life as serendipitous, yet she doesn't shy away from acknowledging loneliness. At Twenty-Eight It seems I get by on more luck than sense, not the kind brought on by knuckle to wood, breath on dice, or pennies found in the mud. I shimmy and slip by on pure fool chance.
Business needed to get Morris going Years ago when I owned the radio stations in Red Bluff, Calif., the owner of the Radio Shack told me he wondered if there was any future in Red Bluff; he said it seems most folks don't even stop to shop in Red Bluff; they merely bypass it for Chico and Redding, figuring they won't find what they want anyway in Red Bluff. But then Wal-Mart came to Red Bluff. The variety store closed before Wal-Mart even opened, but other stores that thought they'd be hurt merely gave better service than Wal-Mart and filled in the gaps.
Ive never favored public money being spent on professional sports stadiums.
The MAHS baseball team defeated Benson 1-0 when Josh Griffith singled in Andy Lembcke in the bottom of the seventh inning to back Chase Rambows one-hit performance on the hill, Monday at Chizek Field. "In a Tiger season characterized by close games, it couldn't get any tighter than this," coach Lyle Rambow said. The Tigers beat conference rival Benson 1-0. Andy Lembcke walked to start the seventh. Up to this point, Benson pitcher Jake Erickson had shown pinpoint control.
May might be a month dedicated to Americas senior citizens, but that doesnt mean the regulars at the Morris Senior Center arent willing to share what they have or what they do. In fact, offering up a cup of coffee to a somewhat younger visitor is the first order of business on a recent morning. Thats the first thing youll hear when you walk in here, said Rita Kaiser, site manager for the Nutrition Services, Inc., which operates out of the Senior Center on Oregon Avenue. Isnt that awesome? Whats awesome is what older Americans have shared and do share with their communities.