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By Brian Williams Sun Tribune Ever get frustrated with the weather and say Ill never complain about summer again or Ill never complain about winter again? But would these words really ring so true if you got up the next morning and it really was summer again, or winter again? For most of us, experiencing such weather extremes would be in the realm of fantasy. But for someone like Fernanda Iunes who has traveled from south of the equator to America to continue her high school studies, theres nothing fantastical about it at all.
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from throughout the region will gather June 9-11, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter for the 19th annual assembly of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Mary Ann Scharf, Robert Dalager, Katherine Benson, Pastor Todd Mattson and Pastor Ali Boomershine will be voting members from First Lutheran Church of Morris. The New Wine ecumenical musical/drama group based out of First Lutheran in Morris will present their musical The Kingdom Tales at the Saturday evening banquet. The assembly theme is Come! Live in Gods Light. Rev.
The Morris Area fifth-grade Math Masters placed first in a regional competition earlier this month. The Morris Area masters are Gage Anderson, Mickey Cotter, Anne Thorson, Hannah Stewart and Aaron Wehking. They took top honors at the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Osakis on May 5.
NEWS NOTES DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS will now be given the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month, hours of service will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; the written test will be given from 10-11:30 a.m. only, until further notice, at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St., Morris. btf STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes.LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. btf MORRIS LIFE-CARE PREGNANCY CENTER, 10 East 6th Street, Morris.
The MAHS baseball Tigers defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 4-2 Thursday at home, in an important Sub-section 19AA game. At the fore of this winning effort by coach Lyle Rambows squad was Andy Lembcke. Andy threw a no-hitter and had two RBI hits as the Tigers downed W-DC 4-2. On the mound, Andy mixed a good fastball with curves and a changeup as he threw a total of 83 pitches. W-DC scored twice in the fourth inning on two walks, a wild pitch, and infield grounder and a throwing error.
The MAHS softball team visited Benson for a doubleheader Thursday and found the going rough against the Brave Owls of Benson-Hancock. One of the games was a makeup of a game originally planned to be played in Morris. The Tigers had to give up home field for one of these games and it didn't help, as they failed to contain B-H's run-scoring in both games. The games were important to the Brave Owls as they were striving to stay two games in front of the WCC-South softball pack.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl announces that Dan Magner has been named women's soccer coach. Magner has spent the past five seasons as head coach at St. Bonaventure University. Prior to that he was an assistant at the University of Massachusetts for two seasons. Magner picks up the reins of the Cougar women's soccer program from Christian DeVries. DeVries becomes the head men's coach, as 2006 will mark the beginning of the men's soccer program at UMM. Magner said "I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the University of Minnesota, Morris community.
10 Years Ago May 16, 1996 Tribune The Morris Area Softball Tigers clinched the West Central South Conference Championship last Friday with a win against Montevideo. They head into the playoffs with a 16-3 overall record. Team members are Carrie Orr, Stacey Hesse, Bridget Rach, Laura Busian, Susan Larsen, Jenny Wente, Sally Griffith, Casey Giese, Bonnie Plocker, Tara Bangsund, Tammy Rohloff, Sara Giese, Staci Pieske, Jacki Heintzelman, and Jeni Hansen. Coach is Mary Holmberg. Corn prices climbed to record highs this month, surpassing all expectation.
Cyrus Nancy Savre spent Sunday, May 7, at the William and Mary Enck home in Savage to celebrate Hannah's 8th birthday with other family members. Arden and Dawn Lembcke of Andover, Bob Savre of New Hampton, Iowa, Jim and Beth Savre and children of Fridley, and Mary and Willie Enck and Hannah of Savage were houseguests several days last week at the home of Nancy Savre.
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. bs20 An open house baby shower for Katie and Zach Witt will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 108 W.