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Tori Anna Battle was born July 3, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Raven and Nikki Battle of Morris. Tori weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Leslie and Kristie Bartschi, Andre and Kim Sanders, Rick and Kari Cotton, from Montpelier, Ind., Miami, Fla. and San Jacinto, Calif.
LAURYN CHRISTINE WEGENER was born June 28, 2006 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, to Lenny and Joni Wegener of Morris. Lauryn Christine weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20" long. Grandparents are David and Peggy Johnson of Sisseton, S.D., Ron and Renae Skjonsberg of Viborg, S.D., and Lowell and Laurel Wegener of Claire City, S.D. Great grandmother, Irma Thurmer of Breckenridge.
Dylan Matthew Przymus was born June 27, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Dale and Melissa Przymus of Chokio. Dylan Matthew weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/2" long. Grandparents are David and Carol Anderson from Johnson, Chuck and Carol Przymus of Wheaton, and Mary Ann and Tom Mings of Farmington.
TYLER ERIK GIESE was born June 21, 2006 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Erik and Nichole Giese of Donnelly. Tyler Erik weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21" long. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and Brad and Mary Audette of Brooklyn Park. Great grandparents are Clarence and Lorraine Giese of Donnelly and Jenny Audette of Fridley.
Jackson Eugene Hallman was born June 27, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Jon and Erin Hallman of Chokio. Jackson Eugene weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 3/4" long. Grandparents are Gene and Linda Caauwe from Herman and Howard Hallman of Chokio and the late Virginia Hallman. Great grandmother is Irene Wengelin from Herman.
Having just celebrated the Fourth of July, Independence Day, we were again reminded of the freedom we all share. America's history resounds with the heroic stories, the mystique, and some myths of our founding fathers in behalf of freedom. But freedom is an elusive word, with different meanings for different people. Thomas Jefferson, architect of the Declaration of Independence, kept household slaves. One person's freedom often meant another person's bondage. Freedom became license. This reminds us that there is another ingredient in our freedom, essential to its maintenance and survival.
Each year over a thousand people get excited about the annual horticulture night at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris. The Outreach center is located on State Hwy 329, one mile east of the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. This annual event is Thursday July 27 and begins at 5 p.m. and runs until the bugs drive us out of the garden, usually around 9 p.m. People have been driving from as far away as Fargo, Brainerd and St Cloud to view the gardens and listen to the speakers.
The Twins have played 83 games so far this season, which is slightly over half of the regular season. They currently sit at 46-37, having just dropped two out of three to the lowly Kansas City Royals. The Royals should have swept the series, but gave away the first game to the Twins with some shoddy defense and a wild pitch late in the game. These losses brought the Twins' 11-game winning streak to an end. It was the third-best streak in team history.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Result Saturday, July 1 Morris Eagles 4, Madison Mallards 3 Result July 5 Morris Eagles 7, Wheaton 6 Eagles 7, Madison 6 (July 5, in Morris) Hitters AB R H RBI Adam Torkelson 5 1 1 0 Ross Haugen 4 2 1 0 Kirby Marquart 4 1 1 1 Nate Smith 0 0 0 0 Matt Carrington 4 0 0 1 Chad Christianson 0 0 0 0 Cory Marquart 4 0 0 0 Tad Hopkins 2 2 1 0 John Lembcke 3 1 1 1 TJ Hopkins 4 0 1 1 Tim Strobel 2 0 0 0 Jamie VanKempen 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 7 6 4 2B -- Lembcke. SB -- Hopkins.
Hunters who wish to apply for one of 182 permits for the 2006 Minnesota prairie chicken season or for one of 4,290 permits for the fall turkey hunt must do so by July 28. Applications are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The five-day prairie chicken season, which begins on Oct. 21, is open to Minnesota residents only. Hunters will be charged a $4 application fee and may apply individually or in groups up to four.