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Several Morris Area High track and field athletes made the all-conference circle with their performances Thursday at Montevideo. Sprinter Jimmi Lembcke ran the 100 meters in an 11.69 time to place first and garner all-conference. The All-WCC-South distinction was also captured by the 4x800m relay team composed of Justin Lund, Nathan Lund, Brian Wall and Aaron Lund.
By Nathaniel Hart Once, while hiking in northern Minnesota, lost in thought and paying little attention to the trail, I suddenly sensed that I was not alone. I looked sharply ahead and spied a large black bear lumbering down the path toward me, completely unaware of my presence. A black bear in the wild is a marvelous sight. The forest is his home and he fears nothing in it. He moves in luxurious ease, careless of anything that might seem to be in his way, his manner so unlike the nervous twitching or intense watchfulness of a rabbit or deer.
By Ted Kooser Contrary to the glamorized accounts we often read about the lives of single women, Amy Fleury, a native of Kansas, presents us with a realistic, affirmative picture. Her poem playfully presents her life as serendipitous, yet she doesn't shy away from acknowledging loneliness. At Twenty-Eight It seems I get by on more luck than sense, not the kind brought on by knuckle to wood, breath on dice, or pennies found in the mud. I shimmy and slip by on pure fool chance.
Business needed to get Morris going Years ago when I owned the radio stations in Red Bluff, Calif., the owner of the Radio Shack told me he wondered if there was any future in Red Bluff; he said it seems most folks don't even stop to shop in Red Bluff; they merely bypass it for Chico and Redding, figuring they won't find what they want anyway in Red Bluff. But then Wal-Mart came to Red Bluff. The variety store closed before Wal-Mart even opened, but other stores that thought they'd be hurt merely gave better service than Wal-Mart and filled in the gaps.
Ive never favored public money being spent on professional sports stadiums.
The MAHS baseball team defeated Benson 1-0 when Josh Griffith singled in Andy Lembcke in the bottom of the seventh inning to back Chase Rambows one-hit performance on the hill, Monday at Chizek Field. "In a Tiger season characterized by close games, it couldn't get any tighter than this," coach Lyle Rambow said. The Tigers beat conference rival Benson 1-0. Andy Lembcke walked to start the seventh. Up to this point, Benson pitcher Jake Erickson had shown pinpoint control.
May might be a month dedicated to Americas senior citizens, but that doesnt mean the regulars at the Morris Senior Center arent willing to share what they have or what they do. In fact, offering up a cup of coffee to a somewhat younger visitor is the first order of business on a recent morning. Thats the first thing youll hear when you walk in here, said Rita Kaiser, site manager for the Nutrition Services, Inc., which operates out of the Senior Center on Oregon Avenue. Isnt that awesome? Whats awesome is what older Americans have shared and do share with their communities.
State Patrol Beverly Joyce Lathrop, Lake Benton, 5/6/06; speeding; $132. Duane William Nelson, Clinton, 4/19/06; failure to stop at stop signs; $132. Richard James Nelson, Hancock, 5/5/06; driver must carry proof of insurance; the charge is dismissed. Neal Joseph Diekman, Graceville, 3/25/06; charged on one count of liquor/consumption by persons under 21, and another of possession of drug paraphernalia.
As time is running out on this years legislative session, the Twins, Vikings, and Gophers are turning up the heat to get a new stadium. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was in town Tuesday lobbying for Zygi and the Vikings. Former Gopher and current coach of the Indianapolis Colts Tony Dungy was brought in by the Gophers to lobby for their new stadium. The Twins have paraded former players through the Capitol saying we need a new outdoor stadium for baseball. Why are the Timberwolves sitting this one out? Dont they want a new stadium too?
University of Minnesota, Morris football coach Ken Crandall has announced that 16 student-athletes have said they will play football for the Cougars beginning with the 2006 season. Of the players committed, 14 are high school seniors while two are transfers. All nine are from Minnesota. Coach Crandall says We are really beginning to hit our recruiting stride in the Division III arena.