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Kindergarten: The kinder kids worked with the sound th this week as in thanks! We are also working on our addition.We are pretty smart! We had a blast delivering May Day baskets to the other grades. We visited the Armory and Sgt. First Class Brent Fuhrman gave us a great tour. We also visited the Dairy Queen because it was Devin Fuhrmans wonderful week. Grade 1: In science we are learning how we can reuse and recycle to protect our worlds resources. We all have needs and wants and in social we are learning what is a need and what is a want.
The following events are happening at Morris Area High School during the week of May 8-13. (320) 589-4400 ( www.morris.k12.mn.us .) Monday, May 8 Softball A/B- Minnewaska- Away- 6:00 pm Baseball A/B- Minnewaska- Away- 7:00 pm Golf-Boys- ACGC- Away at Atwater- 4:30 pm Golf- Girls- W.C.C.
Stevens County Sheriff Mark Wallace Mattson, Hancock, 4/14/06; speeding; $122. Tulio Cesar Chapa, Morris, 3/31/06; charged on one count of speeding and another of driving after revocation. The disposition is guilty on both. On count 1, $582 and 30 days jail stayed for one year on conditions. On count 2, $582 and 30 days jail stayed for one year on conditions. Jennifer Clagett Sommers, Morris, 4/5/06; speeding; $222. UMM Police Matthew Sevald Abbott, St.
Funeral services for Minnie Hoffman of Hancock will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hancock. The Reverend Gregg Bitter will be officiating. Visitation continues for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Minnie Charlotte Miller was born in Hodges Township in Stevens County on December 3, 1908, to Labrecht and Anna (Schliep) Miller. She was baptized on December 18, 1908, by The Reverend Kollmorgen in Hancock, and was confirmed on April 9, 1922, in Hancock by The Reverend Henry Hoppe.
Memorial services for Virginia Thorstad of St. Paul, formerly of Morris, were held on Friday, May 5, at Pedersen Funeral Home. The Reverend Alison Boomershine officiated. Burial was in Summit Cemetery. Virginia Thorstad passed away in her sleep early Tuesday morning, May 2, 2006. She had been battling double pneumonia which took her life. She was 85 years of age. Virginia Lee was born in Renwick, Iowa, on July 18, 1920, to the prominent farm family of William and Tressa (Brink) Lee. The Lees then moved to Alberta, Minnesota, where Virginia went to school in a one-room schoolhouse.
Memorial services for Vera Peterson of Morris will be held on Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at Federated Church. The Reverend Hilda Parks will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Vera Matteson Peterson was born to DeVilla and Letticia (Nelson) on November 25, 1909, in Appleton. She passed away on January 30, 2006, at the age of 96. She was a resident of West Wind Village at the time of her death. Vera received her education in the Appleton school, where she graduated on June 3, 1927, in a class of 33 students.
Funeral services for Helen Hovend of Morris were held on Thursday, May 4, at Pedersen Funeral Home. The Reverend Todd Mattson officiated. Burial was held on Friday, May 5, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Helen Loraine Tolstad, daughter of Martin and Marie (Swenson) Tolstad, was born on September 30, 1914, in Starbuck. As a child she followed her dad, who was a Civil Engineer, to build bridges in Montana and Kansas. At a young age, her family moved to Starbuck where she graduated from Starbuck High School in 1933.
As the nation finds itself embroiled in a debate over immigration, we hear the standard arguments for and against. Those favoring a more liberal approach to immigration warn of the economic consequences of turning away low-cost workers. On the other side, we're warned that immigration itself "costs" too much -- illegal immigrants are "taking" jobs from American workers, abusing public services, and committing crimes. What no one is debating, however, is the morality of immigration itself. Few Americans anymore believe that government action should be guided by reference to moral principles.
Karla Kopel of Donnelly, and Corey Smith of Madison, were married on February 18, 2006 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Karla is the daughter of Mike and Joanie Kopel of Donnelly. She is employed at Tastefully Simple in Alexandria. Corey is the son of Charlie and Gwen Smith of Madison. He is employed at Pauls Small Engine in sales in Alexandria.
Stevens County is moving ahead on plans for its own jail but designing it to leave open the possibility for regional use. The county Board of Commissioners discussed building a 20-cell, 40-bed jail and law enforcement facility behind the current courthouse, but building the structure large enough to allow expansion to 72 beds should the county or surrounding counties need more prisoners space in the future. When you move from 40 beds to 72, it requires different staffing needs, so its not to be taken lightly, Stevens County Coordinator Jim Thoreen said.