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The favorite national holiday of males is just two days away. It ranks up there with Thanksgiving (so named because it was easier to remember than "Eat Turkey 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day") and Super Bowl Sunday ("Eat Chili 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day"). While many women prefer gooey holidays like anniversaries or Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July is the preferred holiday for two out of three men.
It goes without saying that each and every American has a personal stake in the economy. And in an election year, it's no surprise that folks may be hearing different takes on the state of the economy in both Minnesota and the nation. However, there is one realm that is completely isolated from the world of spin, selective memory, or personal opinion: numbers. My take on the economy is based on the numbers and the numbers alone.
A rather unusual group of people got together this past weekend and did some lawn work. The group was a subcommittee of the Elementary Reuse Action Team and the lawn was the old elementary property. We trimmed trees, pulled weeds, cleaned up and painted over grafitti. These are my cohorts in the photo below: Sue Granger, Scott Kelly, Corrine Kirk, Dennis Lindor and Pat Franey. I don't know that these folks particularly wanted their picture in the paper, especially since we had just put two hours worth of sweat equity into the clean up and that tends to lower your photogenicness.
Cyrus Nancy Savre returned Thursday after a week vacationing in the LaCrosse and Madison, Wis. areas with Dawn Lembcke of Andover and Mary Enck and Hannah of Savage. While in Madison they visited Nancy's brother, Doyle and Jean Beyl, and Elizabeth Prose and John Hitchcock. Dawn and Arden Lembcke of Andover were guests at the Nancy Savre home on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday night Eilert and Dorraine Beyer along with friends enjoyed the movie, 'Eight Below' at the Starbuck Park for Heritage Days.
There will be an open wedding dance for Tera Taffe and Nate Kleepsie on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m., at the Old No. 1. Everyone welcome. bw27 An open house bridal shower for Sara Koos, bride-to-be of Brent Tabor, will be held on Sunday, July 9 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home Commons area in Starbuck from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. bw27 There will be an open house double bridal shower for Abby Janis, bride of David Janis, and Jessica Vanhove, bride-to-be of Gabe White, on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Morris Evangelical Free Church.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
10 Years Ago July 4, 1996 Tribune Construction of the new senior living community., Sky View Court, continues to progress on the east side of Morris, according to Dawn Bjorge, Marketing Coordinator of Sky View Court. The development is scheduled to open in late fall of this year and will offer older adults housing options of independent apartment living or assisted living services. Fireworks will once again burst in the prairie skies - thanks in large part to the Morris Eagles Club. The sky above the large open area north of Green River Road near the Hwy.
Funeral Services for Harold "Scotty" Schuman of Herman were held July 3, 2006 at the Herman United Methodist Church. Pastor Mark Winther officiated. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Herman. Harold was 89 years old. The Ranney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Harold "Scotty" Schuman was born in Herman, Minnesota, on February 4, 1917, to German immigrants Otto and Ella Schuman. He lived almost his entire life on the farm where he grew up with his siblings Alice, Raymond, and Betty.
Many people can remember well the clear-cut look of many West Central Minnesota neighborhoods after Dutch Elm disease decimated a popular boulevard shade tree. Now, there's another critter threatening to do the same damage to the trees many people planted to replace the downed elms. The Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that is killing millions of trees in and around Michigan, could soon arrive in Minnesota. The City of Morris' Tree Board has issued a statement requesting that property owners discontinue planting ash trees. In a release, the Tree Board stated: "We'd hate to see all the loving at
Fifty-six families from around the state, one from each participating county, have been named a "2006 Farm Family of the Year," the University of Minnesota Extension Service announced earlier this week. Jon and Lori Moser were named Stevens County's Farm Family of the Year. The winning families will be officially recognized in a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 3 at the 25th Annual Farmfest in Redwood County, Minn. The families were chosen based on their contributions to the agricultural industry, their communities and the state.