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Paul Marcus Cohen, age 5 months, of Morris, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2006. Friends may call on Thursday, June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be Friday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Summit Cemetery, Morris.
Irma Ketterling, age 86, of Morris, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2006. Friends may call on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Federated Church, Morris and for one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Federated Church. Burial at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Family prefers memorials to MAHS Dollars for Scholars, MN Lions Eye Bank and The Stevens County Historical Society. Survivors include her husband: Dr. Clarence F Ketterling of Morris; one son: Dr.
Services for Eunice Maughan will be held Saturday June 17, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Federated Church in Morris. Visitation will be held Friday, June 16, 2006 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Eunice Marjorie Parsons Maughan, 94, passed away May 26, 2006 at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Eunice was born February 7, 1912, in Irvington, Iowa, to George Stanley Parsons, and Pearl Charlotte Fairburn Parsons. The family moved to Chokio, where she graduated from the eighth grade in District 48.
By Don Davis Forum Communications ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mike Hatch finally is running for the job he long has wanted - Minnesota governor. And he is doing it with the blessing of Minnesota Democrats, who endorsed him Saturday night after he turned aside two state senators. He wasted no time going after Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty. "What this great state needs more than anything else right now is a new governor," the DFL attorney general told 1,300 delegates to his party's state convention after they voted to support him. Hatch's victory came after seven rounds of delegate votes.
Ted Storck hopes that his future travels with the Patriot Guard Riders isn't for the same purpose as their trip to Fargo earlier this month. Storck, of Morris, was among several hundred riders who paid tribute at the funeral of National Guard Spc. Michael Hermanson, who was killed in Iraq May 23. But the Patriot Guard Riders, as they have at other funerals, served an additional purpose. Hermanson's funeral was protested by a group from the Westboro Baptist Church, of Topeka, Kan.
There's always been a debate about whether good pitching trumps good hitting in baseball. The Morris Area Tigers baseball team obviously has made a case for good pitching this season. But now, heading into the Class AA state tournament, the Tigers hitters are beginning to put doubts in the the minds of opposing pitchers about whether the opposite is true. The Tigers (12-11) play Maple River at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Joe Faber Field in St.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team split a pair of weekend games at Chizek Field, defeating Chokio 11-9 on Sunday after dropping a Friday night game to Dumont 8-6. The Eagles are 3-3 in the Land O' Ducks League and 4-7 overall. They play Miltona at 7:30 p.m. today at Chizek. Against Chokio, the Eagles trailed the Coyotes 7-4 after two innings, and University of Minnesota, Morris player Nick Hervin hit a solo homer for the Coyotes in the seventh inning for an 8-4 lead. But the Eagles rallied for seven runs in the seventh, scoring off Hervin using just two hits and six walks.
Applications are now being accepted for the 22nd annual Minnesota State Fair Milk Run, scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. The 5-kilometer race begins just north of the Mighty Midway on Dan Patch Avenue, winding through St. Anthony Park and the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus before finishing back at the fairgrounds. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers in 12 age categories from 19 years and under to 70 years and older.
The Chokio-Alberta baseball team's playoff run came to an end with an 11-2 loss to Bertha-Hewitt in the Section 6A tournament last week. The Spartans finished 14-9 overall. They earned a spot in the section tournament with an 8-7 win over Hancock in the sub-section semifinals. But losses to Wheaton and B-H ended their season. Here are recaps for the Spartans' last three games: Bertha-Hewitt 11, Spartans 2 C-A got down early and were unable to put any real offense together to get back in the game. Andy Schuster took the loss, allowing 11 runs -- six earned -- on 11 hits.
Three area track athletes wrapped up their seasons at the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul last weekend. Morris Area's Lexi Ekren placed sixth in the Class A discus competition with a top throw of 117 feet, 3 inches on June 9. Ekren's throw was a personal-record and earned her a spot on the medal stand. Last year, Ekren also earned a medal with an eighth-place finish on a throw of 115 feet, 10 inches. The Tigers' Jasmine Henrich placed 13th in the shot put with a put of 33 feet, 5 inches on June 10.