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Jacqueline Johnson has been to Morris once, but as a top administrator at a private liberal arts university, had long known about the University of Minnesota, Morris. She'll soon begin getting to know both UMM and the Morris area a lot better. Johnson on Wednesday was named University of Minnesota, Morris chancellor. Johnson is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Buena Vista University, in Storm Lake, Ia. Johnson will assume the chancellor's job Aug.
GRACE ALMA ANDERSON was born March 30, 2006 at MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo, No. Dak. to Curtis and Amy Anderson. Grace Alma weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Lloyd and Jan Anderson of Alberta and Don and Bonnie Gieselman of Donnelly. Great grandparents are Lorraine Jordahl of Vergas, Mae Anderson of Donnelly, and Elsie Spiczka of St. Cloud.
Kindergarten: The Kinder Kids worked with the sound "ch," as in church. We also had our last "Villa Visit" with our "Grandfriends." It was a happy time but sad because we know it was our last. We want to take this space to thank our St. Mary's parents for a great week! You are the best and we are truly blessed. Thanks for all you do! Grade 1: In math we are beginning a unit on geometry. We will be learning about position and direction, solid and plane figures, and categorizing and classifying two and three dimensional figures.
The following events are happening at Morris Area High School during the week of May 15-20.
State Patrol Michael Jerome Olson, Coon Rapids, 3/31/06; speeding; $132. Audrey Ann Sieben, Elbow Lake, 12/2/05; charged on three counts of DWI.
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.
MORRIS AREA CAREGIVERS Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., at Federated Church, 200 S. Columbia Ave., Morris. stf THE MORRIS VFW Post 5039 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Old No. 1. stf Kiwanis - Mondays, at the Ranch House, Prairie Inn, Noon luncheon meeting. stf MORRIS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month, in the Lee Community Center. stf THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Survivors Support group will meet on Tuesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m.
15 Years Ago April 30, 1991 Sun Stephanie Erdahl was crowned Miss Morris 1991 at ceremonies Saturday night. First runner-up is Jenny Brandt and second runner-up is Renae Mahoney. Lori Gades received the Miss Congeniality award from Miss Morris 1990 Lynn Kissock. Emcee for the evening was Jim Thoreen. David Johnson, who became the third chancellor for the University of Minnesota, Morris on September 17, 1990, will be formally installed as chancellor during the ceremony of inauguration on the UMM campus May 10. The public is invited to attend the inauguration and reception.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune The Cyrus School Board, in a 5 to 1 vote, extended the contract for superintendent Tom Knoll for another year with no increase in pay. Lisa Krusemark cast the dissenting vote at Monday's meeting, saying the board should have evaluated Knolls performance before extending his contract. Tanya Hall supported the idea of an evaluation. "In order to grow as a board, we need to do evaluations," Hall said. "We're missing out on where we can make improvements." Knoll told the board that he'd like to have his contract settled as soon as possible.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard believes that communities have the power to fight the spread of methamphetamine. In fact, he is so convinced of that, he helped create a billboard with that message to spread the news. The billboard is currently by McDonald's and states "It takes a community to solve the meth problem." The billboard is only one piece of the plan Beauregard has been working on to respond to the problem of meth use and distribution in the Morris area.