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Economic encouragement? Our proposal to amend a county ordinance that was adopted in 2007 and rezoning of the former Perkins Resort (a.k.a. Luthercrest) property went in front of the Stevens County Planning Commission on April 16. At this hearing we proposed a few ideas given to us by local members of the community. These ideas included rental of the Pavilion for reunions, anniversaries, church gatherings, educational purposes, business meetings, banquets, dances, weddings, etc.
We are here tonight to approve... In an astonishing display of arrogance, the Stevens County Planning and Zoning Board unanimously created a new Zoning District, S3, and immediately approved a single developer's application for sole inclusion in the new zone. Monday night over 50 concerned citizens and several members from the proposed development attended the meeting.
Proposed zoning change could affect Stevens County lake property Stevens County residents who live by any of the more than eighty classified lakes in the county should be concerned by significant changes that are to come before the Stevens County Planning Commission on Monday, April 16 at their 7:00 p.m. meeting at the courthouse. A major proposal is to permit commercial use of shoreland on any class of lake. In the present ordinance such commercial use is not allowed.
Letters contain false accusations, shift focus Two weeks ago I reported on a presentation sponsored by the pro-gay community at the senior center in town ("A Talent for Misleading," Morris Sun Tribune, March 10.) The March 17 edition printed responses containing false accusations which shifted the focus away from the original topic, the claimed biblical rightness of homosexual-lesbian sexual practice. Let's get back on track. Under the pretense of applauding my courage, Mr.
Exposing distortions in theological lecture I want to applaud Pastor Donald Main, who recently had the courage in his March 10, 2012 editorial "A Talent for Misleading" to expose distortions in David Weiss' lecture in Morris about homosexuality and Christianity. Weiss argues that Christians can support gay and lesbian relationships, and they can do so as Christians.
Who takes responsibility? My step-son is in Afghanistan serving our country in the military. He wanted to send me flowers for my birthday. He told his dad they were coming on February 21. My husband stayed home all day waiting for them. Nothing came. We went out for supper in Morris that evening. The flowers did not show up the next day either so my husband alerted his son to put a tracer on it. Well, at 5:30 a.m. on February 23, the message came that they were indeed delivered by UPS and were sitting outside our front door. They had been delivered in the hour we were in town.
Agencies should be helping, protecting elderly citizens I want to let the public know how I, as an elderly citizen, have been mistreated by our local law enforcement, the Big Stone County HRA Board and staff. An incident took place where I live, at the Lakeside Apartments about five months ago, in which I was physically assaulted by another resident. The HRA Board, staff and law enforcement refused to help me have the attacker evicted from the building. There were witnesses to the attack and it was caught on video.
Celebrate Farm Check-Out Week Stevens County Farm Bureau is proud to celebrate Food Check-Out Week during the week of Feb. 19 to 25. Now in its fourteenth year, Food Check-Out Week highlights America's abundant food supply, made possible largely by America's productive farmers. Farm and ranch families comprise less than two percent of the U.S. population. Yet each farmer on average produces enough food and fiber for 154 people in the U.S. and abroad.
Water meter reading causes hardship Recently, my mother of 88 years and long-time resident of Morris had to be moved to a retirement facility for health reasons. She chose a facility in Glenwood because I, her son, live nearby A month later we received a utility bill from Morris City Water and Sewer for the amount of $1,437.12. We were devastated to say the least! It has put a hardship on my mother. A leaky toilet was the culprit, which I have replaced. We are trying to deal with the city on this bill. The ironic part is the city put in a new water meter after the fact.
Food shelf has successful 2011 The Stevens County Food Shelf would like to thank all those who contributed food and/or dollars in 2011. Special thanks to the churches, schools, clubs, businesses and UMM for all their help. We are so thankful that the Stevens County area people are so generous. Our shelves are full and the dollars will go a long way to feed the hungry. We want to give a special thanks to our food shelf volunteers who keep the place running so well.