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Funeral services for Dale Dean Crow of Morris will be held on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. The Reverend Todd Mattson will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Military honors will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Dale Dean Crow, son of Bryon and Mary Ethel (Laddusaw) Crow, was born on November 25, 1937, in Norcross. He worked for many farmers and for his uncle when he was younger. In his mid-teens he worked for Bud Crow hauling gravel and moving buildings with his dad, Byron.
Sean Gremmels (Jr. Glenwood) has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) men's tennis player of the year. Gremmels was 6-3 in singles competition overall, 6-2 in UMAC play, and 6-5 in doubles action. Sean entered the UMAC post-season tournament as the number 2 seed and received a first round bye. He lost a tough two-set match in the tournament semi-final round to Brad Nehls of Martin Luther, 4-6, 6-7 (2-7 tie-breaker).
The MAHS baseball Tigers found their hitting shoes, pounding out 12 hits in a 7-2 conference win Friday over rival Benson. Josh Griffith, Craig Knochenmus and Andrew Loher each had two hits in this game played at the Benson diamond. But the most potent bat was owned by Andy Lembcke who was a perfect four-for-four, backing the complete game pitching performance of Chase Rambow. Rambow gave up two runs, both unearned, and struck out five Brave batters. The hitting is the big story, coach Lyle Rambow said. "We have been working hard on it, and it paid off today.
The MAHS softball team seemed on the verge of picking up a win over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers Thursday at Brandon. The Tigers owned a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Things started fine for MAHS in the bottom of the seventh, with pitcher Whitney Riley fanning the No. 9 batter in the Charger lineup for out No. 1. The bottom then fell out for the Tigers. The Chargers erupted for five back-to-back hits to tie the score.
A graduation open house honoring Mark Barsness and Lucas Banta will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Richard Barsness home, 38870 180th St., Cyrus. An open house graduation party in honor of Nate Vold, son of Brad and Kris Vold, will be held Saturday, May 27, from 3 to 7 p.m., at their residence, 8 miles west of Chokio and 1 mile south on Co. Rd. 71. Watch for signs. There will be an open house bridal shower for Carly Dietz, bride-to-be of Trampas Howe, on Friday, June 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio.
Memorial Day flags will be flying the entire weekend leading up to Mondays holiday. Morris veterans groups and the National Guard raised the flags at 6 p.m. Friday, according to John Helsper, Commander of the Morris American Legion. In previous years, the flags were raised Memorial Day morning. The Memorial Day program begins at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion Club. A program begins at 9 a.m. at the National Guard Armory, another change from previous years when the program was held in the old Morris Area Elementary School auditorium. Staff Sgt.
By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune If you were to compare Morris to Crookston, youd find a number of similarities. Both communities were founded along the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, have strong agricultural roots and are home to a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota Now the two communities have business in common. On May 11, Bhupen and Amy Ray completed their purchase of the Prairie Inn of Morris from Ed Morrison and Julie Cottington.
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL The ethanol industry appears to be abiding by the law of supply and demand, not breaking state law when E85 prices rise, the Minnesota Attorney General says. An eight-month investigation produced no proof of illegal pricing of ethanol-based E85 fuel. I dont believe there is price fixing, Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday.
By Patricia Anderson Across the country people are worried about whether they will receive a pension when they retire. Minnesota taxpayers should be happy to learn that some real progress was made on the reform of public pensions. While there has been much talk recently about gridlock and partisanship, I think its noteworthy that on an issue as important as public pensions, the Governor, State Auditor, and legislators of both parties were able to come together and work in a give-and-take fashion to do what is best for the State.
By Sheldon Richman The Bush administration, without court authorization, collects our telephone records and eavesdrops on calls involving U.S. residents to and from foreigners. It refuses to rule out wiretapping of fully domestic calls. Meanwhile, the administration is building military bases in Iraq and throughout the Persian Gulf.