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When our companies formed an alliance to more than double the electrical output from the Big Stone Power station, our goal was to provide for the growing energy needs of our customers in a manner that was both financially prudent and sensitive to our environment. We believe that our country cannot achieve energy independence without expanding our ability to produce electric power.
For the 22nd time time, the city of Morris will be celebrating Prairie Pioneer Days this weekend. Perhaps I watched too many episodes of "Little House on the Prairie" but I have always imagined that life was less complicated in the pioneer age. Sure, it would seem that survival took much more of a person's time and effort during those times than it does now. But every week, you got to run through the meadow and the only disagreeable folks were the Olsons. By comparison, the most dangerous thing I do most days is jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.
Cyrus should be proud On July 4, as I sat in my living room and watched the fireworks on display near the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, I remembered the fireworks display in Cyrus on June 9. I sincerely believe the ones shown in Cyrus were every bit as spectacular and delightful.
10 Years Ago July 11, 1996 Tribune Morris' 12th annual Prairie Pioneer Days celebration will take place this weekend, July 12, 13, and 14. In addition to the usual array of entertainment and activities, special emphasis will be placed on celebrating the city's 125th anniversary.
Cyrus Gene and Maureen Olson from Colorado and Michael and Jane Olson and daughters from West Virginia and Michelle Olson from Austin, Texas spent time here with Mae Olson. They also called on Arlette Spaulding in Morris several times. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Erlandson of Monticello visited Saturday with Ethel Gunvalson in Starbuck and Cal Erlandson and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sloneker in Cyrus. On Sunday Pastor Saugstad of Morris was the visiting worship leader at the Trinity Church of Cyrus.
An open house bridal shower for Gwen Meyer, bride-to-be of Nate Christie, will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. There will be an open house baby shower for Eliana Marie Hoffman, daughter of Angie (Leonard) and Wes Hoffman on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion in Morris. Open house bridal shower for Megan Karsten, bride to be of Patrick Knoll, will be held Saturday, July 22 from 9-11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Fri. at 8 p.m., Wed. at 7:30 p.m., and Sat. at 9 a.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris. For information, call (320) 585-5368. SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION or Bipolar Disorder. The support group meets Thursdays, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the old board room in the basement of Stevens Community Medical Center.
ETHAN DAVIS SCOTT NEUMAN was born June 11, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Ali Strand of Kensington and Michael Neuman of Herman. Ethan Davis Scott weighed 10 lbs. and was 23" long. Grandparents are Scott and Judy Neuman of Herman, David and Sandy Strand of Kensington. Great grandparents are Don and Delphie Neuman of Battle Lake, Alice Strand of Kensington and JoAnn Nissila of Kensington, Wallace Lueck of Brooklyn Center, and Elsie Lesmeister of Battle Lake. Great-great grandmother Louise Spencer of Battle Lake.
Funeral services for Gladys Dorothy Huebner of Morris were held Monday, July 10, 2006 at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Todd Mattson officiated. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Gladys Dorothy Wade, daughter of Einar and Ellen (Johnson) Wade, was born March 30, 1922 near Donnelly, Minnesota, where she grew up on the family farm. Gladys began her education at a rural school in the Donnelly area before attending the Alberta High School. After graduating in 1940, Gladys began working as a homemaker for various farm families in the area.
By Mitchell B. Pearlstein The "Minneapolis Star Tribune" recently had another superb editorial in its series of pieces on crime, disorder and vulgarity in Minneapolis. Just inches away, Lori Sturdevant's column discussed an ad placed in the paper by Growth & Justice, a very good "progressive" think tank, which contended that Minnesota is undertaxed, and that if income taxes were raised we'd all be better off. Among those who read the two pieces, many surely concluded that if taxes were raised, Minneapolis streets indeed would grow safer and more civil.