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The Morris Area school district will be run in a decidedly different way next year. As part of its effort to erase a projected $312,000 budget shortfall, the district school board on Thursday approved cutting high school principal George Morrow's position by half, terminating the contracts of two teachers, and reducing the positions of three other teachers. Those and other cuts amount to almost $373,000 of firm cost reductions, and the board also has identified almost $94,000 of potential cuts.
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Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Gene Hugoson talked about the importance of anticipation, as in anticipating the future, in speaking to Morris Area FFAers at the annual FFA Spring Banquet last week. Hugoson spoke formally as part of the banquet and was still present afterward to chat informally and pose for photos. In his formal remarks he brought into play the hockey world. When it comes to anticipation, one can think of Wayne Gretzky and his comments on how to succeed in hockey, according to the commissioner.
Audrey and Kenneth Evink, of Hancock, have been honored as the Salvation Armys Divisional Family Volunteer of The Year Award winners. The Evinks have been volunteering for the Salvation Army for more than 11 years. The Salvation Army will honor Audrey and Kenneth Evink at an open house on Thursday, April 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Peggy Kill, the Salvation Armys Central Minnesota Field Director, nominated the Evinks.
The annual prom at the Morris Area High School will be this Saturday, April 29. Prom, which is open to juniors and seniors, will begin with the grand march in the elementary gymnasium at 5 p.m. The admission cost is $2 and is open to the public. This years theme is Moonlight Mist. Prior to the grand march, Danters Photography will be taking professional photographs in the gym from 2 to 4 p.m. After the grand march, students will enjoy a catered meal at the Faith Lutheran Church beginning at 7 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris softball team traveled to Mankato for the first of two UMAC crossover tournaments last weekend. Things got off to a great start on Friday, as Nicole Rettig (Jr. Carlos) hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Cougars scored six times in a 13-9 win over Crown College in their first game. But things did not go well for the Cougars from there. In Fridays second game, Northwestern College scored 13 runs in the last three innings in a 16-5 win. On Saturday, league leader St.
It was great to play with a nice lead. So spoke Lyle Rambow, coach of the MAHS baseball Tigers, reflecting on the Thursday home game against the BOLD Warriors, won by the Tigers 8-6. The Tigers finally had a good hitting day, banging out ten hits as they assumed an 8-0 lead by the end of four innings. All nine starters had one hit and Tony Schultz had a two-for-three game. Andy Lembcke and Craig Knochenmus both smashed long RBI doubles off the fence. The Tigers surged strongly in innings two through four, taking command against this new conference member.
This weekend (April 29-30) is one of the craziest of the year for sports fans. Why? The NFL Draft kicks off in New York City on Saturday. It is the culmination of months of speculation and analysis that makes the NFL Draft easily the most-watched and followed draft in professional sports. This is the weekend that Mel Kiper, Jr. earns his money as the so-called draft expert, and football fans hold their breath because they do not want their team to take the bust of the draft, (remember Ryan Leaf?).
Before I start today, I'd like to make sure you understand that I am not on the payroll for the Washington D.C. Tourism Department I am, however, visiting Washington D.C. as part of the annual Barnes-Aastad Association trip. For those who aren't familiar with this association, it was started by a group of truly community-minded folks about 50 years ago. They pooled their resources, lobbied Congress and worked to bring the ARS Soils Lab to Morris. They also bought some farmland near Swan Lake so the researchers at the Soils Lab would have a place to do their research.
Tom McRoberts does not aspire to create a new mission for Continuing Education and Regional Programs (CERP) at the University of Minnesota, Morris. As the department's new director, McRoberts said he will build upon the current mission and vision of CERP and the tradition of service that has characterized CERP over its entire history.