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The Morris Area High School baseball team had a tough time getting rolling early in the season, but gathered themselves and made an impressive run that landed them in the Minnesota State Baseball Tournament. Essentially the same players have had no trouble maintaining that momentum this summer. The Morris Legion team improved to 4-1 with a 15-8 win over Benson on Thursday at Chizek Field. Morris lost its first game last weekend, falling 9-6 at Moorhead, but rebounded with an 8-5 win at Glenwood earlier this week. The Legion is off until a July 6 game against Clinton at 6:30 p.m.
The big clubs move a little clumsily in small hands, and the ball often leaves the tee spraying right, left or top-spinning into the turf. But there are smiles on the parents of the kids who are barely taller than their putters. Youth golf is back at the Pomme de Terre Golf Course. "We've been waiting for something like this," said Marty Ohren, as he watched son Matthew and daughter Katie work on the Pomme de Terre driving range with coach Lanna Stahman. "It's better to have somebody else besides the parents, teaching them how to do it right." PDT has had junior leagues before, but there'
The Morris 13-U baseball team won four games to claim the Morris Baseball Association 13U State Qualifying Tournament last weekend in Morris. The 13-U team improved to 14-0 this season and won its third tournament of the summer. Morris plays next at Willmar on July 11, and plays Minnewaska at 6:30 on July 12 in Morris. In the tournament, Morris defeated Melrose 10-5 in the championship game.
By Donald Kaul I don't know exactly what it is that conservatives want to conserve but I'm sure of one thing: It's not clean water. The conservatives of the Supreme Court, all four of them, did their best to wipe away the Clean Water Act last week. That they failed to do so was due to the reluctance of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is a conservative but not crazy, to go along with the gag. At issue was the right of property owners to fill in watery areas on their land in order to develop them. The Clean Water Act requires getting Army Corps of Engineers permission before filling in wetland
By Sheldon Richman Washington reruns are boring. A Democrat beholden to Big Labor proposes an increase in the mandated minimum wage. Republicans beholden to Big (and small) Business defeat the bill. End of episode. Each side has thus reestablished its bona fides with its respective constituency and thus can return to what it really cares about - spending the people's money on war against this, that, or the other. Both sides will claim to care about the poor, but "caring" means they can be counted on to utter the "right" words on cue.
By Ted Kooser Visiting a familiar and once dear place after a long absence can knock the words right out of us, and in this poem, Keith Althaus of Massachusetts observes this happening to someone else. I like the way he suggests, at the end, that it may take days before that silence heals over. Homecoming We drove through the gates into a maze of little roads, with speed bumps now, that circled a pavilion, field house, and ran past the playing fields and wound their way up to the cluster of wood and stone buildings of the school you went to once.
An insider's view of jail debate I am an inmate at the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton and I've been watching Stevens County's jail debate with great interest. There's no question that we need a jail, but the location seems to be the only argument. I, for one, say it's got to be part of the existing courthouse or not at all. I understand the concern of area residents and parents. I have young children myself, but I will assure you that, right now, they are not safe and a jail at the courthouse is the only sure-fire way to keep them safe.
The Stevens County Board of Commissioners will soon have a public meeting to present information to the public about its jail plan. The meeting is a great idea, but it should be advertised as a way to tell county residents what commissioners will do, not what it's looking at doing. The time has come to approve the jail plan -- and the courthouse renovation that goes with it -- and begin moving dirt, pouring concrete and taping walls. It's understandable the board is being deliberate about such an expensive undertaking, but it's had more than enough time to consider the issues and make a dec
Here are some not-so-tall tales from the Department of Natural Resource's Conservation Officers: It's all in black and white CO Randy Hanzal (Brookston) reports one routine inspection of a couple of anglers led to what immediately appeared to be an over limit. The anglers were asked how many sunfish they had. The reply was, "We don't know." As Officer Hanzal was counting the fish one of the anglers asked if there was a limit on sunfish. After a long count it was discover the two anglers had a total of 110 sunfish between them, 70 sunfish over the combined legal limit.
The Morris Elementary Softball League playoffs begin July 5, with Engebretson still leading the standings with a 5-2-1 record. See the Sun Tribune next week for recent game summaries and playoff pairings, places and times. Both June 22 games in the Morris Elementary Softball League ended with the same score and within 10 minutes of each other. The final on both fields would end up being 6-5 but the path to victory would be different for both teams.