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The MAHS baseball Tigers were whitewashed 10-0 in five innings Tuesday in a forgettable performance that the squad hopes yields some lessons on departments needing improvement. Josh Griffith had the only hit for MAHS in this loss to the Thunderhawks of Montevideo, at Chizek Field. Josh legged out an infield single. The winning T-Hawks hit the ball with authority, banging out ten hits in the process of scoring those ten runs.
A seemingly little thing like a well-executed bunt can make all the difference. Fans were reminded of this Tuesday as the MAHS softball team worked to a hard-earned win. It was no routine win as it brought the Tigers and their coach to a coveted milestone. A deftly executed bunt by Katie Van Kempen in the eighth inning helped lift the softball Tigers to an 8-7 win which was the 400th win in the history of the program.
Like many prospective home builders, Josh Backmans itching to get going. I cant wait to start swinging a hammer, Backman told members of the Prairie Lakes Habitat for Humanity, Stevens County chapter on Tuesday. Josh, his wife Marianne, and their two children, 22 month-old Briauna and three month-old Dylan, have been selected as the partner family for the first Habitat home built in Stevens County. The Backmans met Tuesday with local Habitat members to discuss logistics regarding the project. A site in Morris has been selected, although details still are being worked out.
Regional Fitness Center - Located on the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) campus, the Regional Fitness Center (RFC) is designed for people of all ages in the Morris Community. Offering a fitness room, aerobics classes, swimming and other recreational activities. Visit the RFC web site at www.mrs.umn.edu/rfc UMM - located on the eastern edge of Morris, the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) has been a fixture in the community since 1960. Feature articles in U.S.
When I complained about some of the tedious jobs I had as a boy, my mother would tell me, Ted, all work is honorable.
A very special part of the school year is starting about now. As we come to the final weeks there are several programs, performances and award ceremonies taking place in our schools. Many of these are geared towards showing what the students have learned over the year while others offer rewards for the hard work they have completed. I love attending these type of programs. It is great to see the students progress and be recognized for their work.
Several months ago, District 11 Sen. Dallas Sams and District 11A Rep. Torrey Westrom met with the Morris Area school board in an informal information session. Both informed the board that they didnt see any dramatic new funding initiatives coming from state government any time soon. Sams also noted that in conversations with national lawmakers he didnt get the sense Washington was about to come to the rescue, either. The school district was coming off a year in which it cut more than $630,000 from its budget.
Debate over illegal immigration rages on in the Buckeye State as the nation decides whether to punish or pardon more than 11 million people who have entered this country without proper documentation. Proponents of tougher enforcement of the nations immigration laws say its time to round up and deport those who are here illegally. Others say amnestygranting U.S. citizenshipis the best way to turn illegal workers into legal taxpayers.
The first of May is Loyalty Day and, as such, it is a day filled with activities designed to involve the community in an overt display of loyalty to flag and country. Therefore, every loyal citizen should eagerly participate in the festivities in an effort to make this Loyalty Day the best observance ever held. Loyalty Day has become a tradition with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. With the passage of Public Law 84-529 on July 18, 1958, the VFW won a long, hard battle to have Loyalty Day approved by Congress. However, this day does not belong to the VFW alone.
Even though I have known for some time that Chancellor Sam Schuman is leaving at the end of this semester, I have avoided saying anything about it publicly. My theory is that it would be terribly awkward to offer a gushing farewell and then discover that Sam and Nancy decided to stay. However, I have seen the ad in the classifieds for their car, folks have looked at their house and it would appear the Schumans were not kidding when they said they were leaving. So, now would seem to be an appropriate time to say goodbye. Yes, there is still some time left in the semester, although not much.