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By William L. Bainbridge Newsweek's national list of "America's Best High Schools" unfortunately has become a one-stop shop for both fact and fiction in school ratings. Since Americans love ratings, the May 16th issue of the newsmagazine created wide interest. It was their 4th tabloid-like attempt to identify the top high schools across the states. By publishing this list, Newsweek misleads the public and often ignores deserving high schools that are better than some of those on the list. Newsweek ranked the "top" 1,200 public high schools in America by assigning a precise number.
By Tammy Swift You know the old saying about selling ice to an Eskimo? I am the Eskimo. I would buy not only the ice but also a refrigerated semi to transport it and a walk-in freezer to keep it cold. When it comes to spending, I am arguably the most suggestible person on the planet. Salespeople love me. Home-party hostesses shiver with delight when I walk in the door. In Mexico, where roadside gifts can be purchased for $3, I shelled out so much for a rug that my sister asked me if I intended to fly it home. Naturally, my gullible consumption drives my frugal spouse crazy.
Here's a phrase I just learned this past weekend: word nerds. It describes folks who like words, language lovers, if you will. And there was a considerable buzz this past weekend about the young word nerds competing in the National Spelling Bee. Thirteen-year-old Katharine Close correctly spelled "ursprache," which means language, to become the first girl since 1999 - and the first contestant from New Jersey - to win in the history of the contest. Friday night's competition was her fifth national bee.
The MAHS baseball Tigers won the sub-section championship, #19 of 6AA, with their 6-2 win over the Breckenridge Cowboys Thursday at Chizek Field. In this revival of an old District 21 rivalry, coach Lyle Rambows squad prevailed in front of a fan turnout estimated at over 400, on a great night for baseball, Rambow said. For the first time in three playoff games, Morris Area failed to score in the first inning. It was Breckenridge getting the early edge with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Emily Koehl, bride-to-be of Scott Strahm, on Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Apostolic Fellowship Center. Please bring a favorite recipe. An open house bridal shower in honor of Andrea McGhan, bride-to-be of Joshua Payne, will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Morris Senior Center. Joshua is the son of Dan and Gayle Payne and grandson of Glenn and Lenore Nissen of Benson and Bud and Betty Payne of Starbuck.
15 Years Ago May 21, 1991 Sun Sam is coming home again for Memorial Day and will be greeted at the ceremony by a large number of fellow Smiths, the living descendants of flesh and blood Samuel Smith. "Sam" is a bronze statue in Summit Cemetery, a replica of one honoring the First Minnesota that stands on the battlefield at Gettysburg to commemorate a charge that may have saved the Union.
Years ago, didn't they call eggs, "Nature's perfect food?" Then, all of sudden, they were bad for you, and now I think they're good for you again. So, I have some egg and cheese bake things that I've made quite a few times. Quiche Lorraine 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell 6 eggs 1 1/2 C. milk 1 T. dry onion 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard (not dry) 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 C. chopped ham or bacon 1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese Fry bacon to crisp and crumble or chop ham in cubes.
Max Martin and Adam Lesmeister carried the Morris Area High banner in the Section 6A golf tournament played on Tuesday, May 30, at Pebble Lake, Fergus Falls. Martin placed fifth which qualified him for the state meet.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
Deryl W. Sternhagen, age 74, of Alexandria, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, at Douglas County Hospital. Funeral services for Deryl Sternhagen will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. Visitation continues for one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Deryl is survived by his wife Angela of Alexandria, son Steve Sternhagen of Moundsview, sister Arlene Henrichs of Hoffman and sister-in-law Marlys Kniss of Barrett. Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.