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By Ted Kooser A worm in an apple, a maggot in a bone, a person in the world. What might seem an odd assortment of creatures is beautifully interrelated by the Massachusetts poet Pat Schneider. Her poem suggests that each living thing is richly awake to its own particular, limited world. There Is Another Way There is another way to enter an apple: a worm's way. The small, round door closes behind her. The world and all its necessities ripen around her like a room.
Search committee thanks community A big thank-you is due the community for its strong interest and assistance in the process of selecting Jacqueline Johnson as the University of Minnesota, Morris' next chancellor. Each candidate's reception at our beautiful museum was well attended; many people took the time to meet the candidates, ask questions, and give the committee their evaluations. Special thanks are due to Director Randee Hokanson and the staff and volunteers for so graciously making this remarkable facility available.
By Brian Williams Sun Tribune The people of West Central Minnesota are often told that its tough maintaining political clout out here, what with a relatively sparse population. The prairie residents can take heart in how Cal Van Horn of the Morris American Legion Post got elected state commander. He got the nod last July in Moorhead, and on Friday evening he was honored in a testimonial event at the Morris post.
Should permitting and construction proceed according to schedule, by next spring the University of Minnesota, Morris campus will be getting much of its heat -- and, hopefully soon after, its air conditioning -- via a biomass burner. The research project has been planned for several years, but funding from the Minnesota Legislature in 2005 smoothed the way for construction of the plant, estimated to cost between $4.8 million and $5 million. We want to push the envelope on whats possible, said Lowell Rasmussen, UMMs Associate Vice Chancellor for Plant Services and Master Planning.
The second-annual David F. Day Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament is July 22. The application deadline for the scholarships is June 15, according to tournament committee member and Stevens County Sheriffs Deputy Tom Loew. The scholarship information has been mailed to all schools with law enforcement programs. Proceeds from last years tournament will fund two $1,000 scholarships, and all students in their final year of training are eligible, Loew said. Day, a Morris native and St.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will hold its commencement ceremony on Saturday and for the first time since I graduated, I'm jealous of the students. How cool is it to graduate from college on Mother's Day weekend? What better gift for Mom than to have her child be at the threshold of achievement with a degree from UMM? Congratulations, by the way, to all 350 students who will receive bachelor's degrees this year.
A 19-year-old man is being held in South Dakota on kidnapping and sexual assault charges following an alleged abduction in Donnelly. Ernest Ray Longoria was arrested near Brookings, S.D., and as of late Tuesday afternoon was awaiting extradition to Stevens County, which began investigating the case after receiving a report May 8. Longoria allegedly abducted a victim who was not named in a Stevens County Sheriffs Office release.
More than a few English students have found a Shakespeare play an impenetrable read. University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor and Shakespeare expert Sam Schuman believes it's because the Bard wrote them as scripts, not books. Those scripts contain lines for characters, but there's little indication what else is going on while the characters are speaking those words.
One swing of the bat had a lot to do with the outcome of the MAHS baseball game at Granite Falls on Thursday. Jordan Gaffaney connected for a three-run home run in the first inning of this WCC-South diamond battle. That round-tripper kept YME in the game until finally they found another little burst of momentum in the seventh inning to edge the Tigers. This game ended with a 4-3 score and the Tigers on the short end. It was "a very tough loss in this season of close losses," coach Lyle Rambow said. The score stood 3-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
The CAHN softball team extended its win streak to six games with its 3-2 win over the Ashby Arrows Friday at Ashby. The current week includes some crucial conference tests including a home game on Friday against the C-G-B Wolverines, set to start at 5 p.m. "I'm real happy with our team," coach Blake Knudson said, and the coach used just one pitcher in the win over Ashby: Becki Zimmerman. Becki, the ace pitcher for the Spartans, struck out six batters, walked just two and hit one.