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When I complained about some of the tedious jobs I had as a boy, my mother would tell me, Ted, all work is honorable.
A very special part of the school year is starting about now. As we come to the final weeks there are several programs, performances and award ceremonies taking place in our schools. Many of these are geared towards showing what the students have learned over the year while others offer rewards for the hard work they have completed. I love attending these type of programs. It is great to see the students progress and be recognized for their work.
Several months ago, District 11 Sen. Dallas Sams and District 11A Rep. Torrey Westrom met with the Morris Area school board in an informal information session. Both informed the board that they didnt see any dramatic new funding initiatives coming from state government any time soon. Sams also noted that in conversations with national lawmakers he didnt get the sense Washington was about to come to the rescue, either. The school district was coming off a year in which it cut more than $630,000 from its budget.
Debate over illegal immigration rages on in the Buckeye State as the nation decides whether to punish or pardon more than 11 million people who have entered this country without proper documentation. Proponents of tougher enforcement of the nations immigration laws say its time to round up and deport those who are here illegally. Others say amnestygranting U.S. citizenshipis the best way to turn illegal workers into legal taxpayers.
The first of May is Loyalty Day and, as such, it is a day filled with activities designed to involve the community in an overt display of loyalty to flag and country. Therefore, every loyal citizen should eagerly participate in the festivities in an effort to make this Loyalty Day the best observance ever held. Loyalty Day has become a tradition with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. With the passage of Public Law 84-529 on July 18, 1958, the VFW won a long, hard battle to have Loyalty Day approved by Congress. However, this day does not belong to the VFW alone.
Even though I have known for some time that Chancellor Sam Schuman is leaving at the end of this semester, I have avoided saying anything about it publicly. My theory is that it would be terribly awkward to offer a gushing farewell and then discover that Sam and Nancy decided to stay. However, I have seen the ad in the classifieds for their car, folks have looked at their house and it would appear the Schumans were not kidding when they said they were leaving. So, now would seem to be an appropriate time to say goodbye. Yes, there is still some time left in the semester, although not much.
I am writing in response to Les Kaenel's recent article (Morris Sun-Tribune, April 26), in which he urges readers to celebrate "Loyalty Day" on May first with "an overt display of loyalty to flag and country." What Mr.
On April 20, the Minnesota Senate passed a primary seat belt bill by a margin of 2 to 1. The bill had strong bipartisan support. The vote came on the heels of a new study which confirms that unbelted traffic crash survivors incur dramatically higher hospital costs than those who are belted -- a shocking 94 percent higher, based on Minnesota data from 2002. Our government picked up the tab for more than $16 million in hospital charges that year.
Funeral services for Floyd Walter Lawson of Morris, formerly of Alberta, will be held on Monday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Alberta Church of the Nazarene in Alberta. The Reverend Jim Albert will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery. Floyd Walter Lawson, son of Victor and Laura (Brown) Lawson, was born along with his twin brother Lloyd on November 23, 1913, in Wadena. In 1927 he moved with his family to Stevens County.
Funeral services for Eddie Brown will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Chokio. Father Leroy Schik will be officiating. Visitation continues for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Eddie passed away on April 25 at Grace Home in Graceville, at the age of 92. John Edmond Brown was born on September 2, 1913, to Richard and Margaret (Barry) Brown. Eddie was very proud of his Irish heritage.