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On June 7, 2006 seven Morris Area Elementary School students and two chaperones started their educational journey to Washington DC. The students were Lincoln Berget, Thomas Holland, Thomas McPhee, Kelsey Mitteness, Krista Saugstad, Timothy Smith, and Jesse Vavra. The chaperones were Margie Stoick and Cork Loge. The group left for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport at 2:30 a.m. and arrived at the Ronald Reagan International Airport where we were met by our guide.
Editor's note -- Morris Area High School Principal George Morrow resigned Friday (See story in news section). Here is an open letter Morrow wrote to the district school community: To the Morris, Donnelly and Cyrus Communities: I have spent the past eight years as the principal of Morris Area High School, I resigned last week. As you may be aware, the school board reduced the high school principal position to half time. I believe this is a fulltime job so in fairness I will step aside for someone else to be the half time high school principal.
Here they are -- you read 'em, you love 'em, maybe you've been the subject of one -- it's the wild and sometimes wacky tales from Minnesota Conservation Officers: Stopped, towed and arrested CO Bruce Lawrence (Pine City) investigated a case involving a couple of anglers killing a sturgeon. The anglers were very uncooperative with one of them driving off during the interview. Officer Lawrence discovered the angler's driving privileges were revoked. He radioed the Pine County Sheriff's Department of the situation.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Results Saturday, June 24 Fergus Falls 7, Morris 6, 8 innings Morris 4, Minneapolis Angels 1 Result Sunday, June 25 Morris Eagles 8, Rosen 4 Result Wednesday, June 28 Morris Eagles 11, Canby 6 Result Saturday, July 1 Morris Eagles 4, Madison Mallards 3 Eagles 4, Madison 3 (July 1, in Madison) Hitters AB R H RBI Jamie VanKempen 5 2 2 0 Ross Haugen 4 2 2 1 Kirby Marquart 5 0 2 1 Matt Carrington 4 0 1 1 Tad Hopkins 5 0 0 0 Jeff Wold 4 0 1 0 Tim Strobel 4 0 0 0 TJ Hopkins 4 0 2 0 Rob Sayles 2 0 0 0 Brock Paschen 1 0 0 0 Totals 3
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources began accepting applications on July 1 for the 2006 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons, Oct. 19-20 or Oct. 28-29.
Minnesota's breeding duck populations declined for the second consecutive year, according to results of the annual May waterfowl survey released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state's estimated breeding duck population fell to 521,000, 18 percent lower than last year and 36 percent below the 10-year average. The long-term average for total duck abundance is 630,000 breeding birds. The Canada goose count increased 12 percent to 358,000. "These are disappointing numbers," said Dave Schad, director of the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife.
The Morris 10-under baseball team earned not one but two state tournament spots with its performances at a tournament in Worthington recently. Morris placed third in the round-robin tournament and will play in both the Minnesota Baseball Tournaments and Minnesota Sports Foundation state tournaments. The MBT tournament is July 14-16 in Rosemount. The MSF tournament is July 28-30 in Rosemount. In the team photo, from left in the front row are David Moberg, Damon Gibson, Bo Gullickson, Karle Meyer and Blake Crandall.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team scored a ninth-inning run to defeat the Madison Mallards 4-3 Saturday in a Land O' Ducks League game in Madison. Ross Haugen scored the winning run on Matt Carrington's bouncer to shortstop, and starter Jeff Wold set the Mallards down in the bottom of the inning to preserve the Eagles' fourth-straight victory. The Eagles are 11-9 overall and have won eight of their last 10 games. They are 9-3 since June 7 after beginning the season by losing their first four games and slumping to a 2-6 start. The Eagles play Wheaton on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Area High School Principal George Morrow has resigned. Morrow, who was MAHS Principal for eight years, said Monday that his resignation was effective June 30. The Morris Area School Board is scheduled to meet at noon Thursday to accept Morrow's resignation. In budget-cutting moves earlier this year, the school board voted to reduce Morrow to a half-time position for the 2006-2007 school year.
It has been a hectic week, with summer officially here. Even though the days have been getting longer there just never seems to be enough hours to get everything accomplished. The next thing you know the summer has flown by and I forgot to take time to enjoy it. I always promise my self, like a New Year's resolution, to take time to fish, golf and enjoy the outdoors while summer is here. I guess I should redefine my enjoyments and list gardening as my favorite summer time activity.