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15 Years Ago May 28, 1991 Sun Commencement exercises for the 81 members of the Morris Area High School Class of 1991 will be held May 31 in the MAHS gym. Marie Axtmann, salutatorian, and Laura Meyer, valedictorian, will give the student addresses. MAHS Principal Rex Hein will present the Senior Class and Lowell Rohloff, chair of the School Board, will present the diplomas.
At its annual meeting, members of the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance elected four new board directors and extended the term of one director. The new directors are: Susan Brooks, Shawna Conroy, Dan Koski, and Cindy Perkins. Tom Hesse's term on the board was extended for a second 3-year term. And in the first meeting of the new board, the executive committee was elected.
"I can do that." "I know a person that can help you." "Here's my card" "Nice to meet you" "Bye" In a matter of an hour I managed to meet a decent number of experts, professionals, and leaders from other communities that are all in the same proverbial boats as my current home town, Morris. That is, we are all trying to make small towns into the wonderful, sustainable, unforgettable place to live, work and raise a family. This opportunity for networking was put together as a breakout session Tuesday at the 2006 Symposium on Small Towns and Rural Summit at the University of Minnesota, Morr
By Paul Kengor I was awakened at 4:45 a.m. earlier this week by a ringing telephone. A call that early in the morning often brings bad news--sometimes news of a death. I braced myself. The call was indeed about a death, but the news wasn't bad. The messenger was a producer for a television show requesting that I, half asleep, join her morning crew to discuss the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "He's dead?" I replied. "Wow. That's good news." By the time my wife arose, she found me grinning. I informed her of the reason for my excitement.
By Sheldon Richman Try as they might, apologists for the war in Iraq won't be convincing when they insist that, at worst, the Haditha "incident" (or was it a mishap?) was the unfortunate work of a few bad Marines. It was something much worse. When men trained to kill on a battlefield -- this wasn't the Salvation Army, after all -- are ordered into civilian areas where many residents see the troops as an occupying force rather than as liberators, what would you expect to happen? We hear war defenders complain that "the enemy" doesn't identify itself. Why should it?
By Ted Kooser Gardeners who've fought Creeping Charlie and other unwanted plants may sympathize with James McKean from Iowa as he takes on Bindweed, a cousin to the two varieties of morning glory that appear in the poem. It's an endless struggle, and in the end, of course, the bindweed wins.
We received a press release in the office the other day.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting Take A Kid Fishing Weekend through Sunday. Minnesota residents can fish for free over the weekend if they are fishing with youngsters up to age 16. "This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce kids to the joys of fishing or spend some quality outdoor time with a youngster who has never wet a line before," said Jenifer Matthees, supervisor of the DNR's MinnAqua Program. The DNR encourages adults to get kids involved with fishing early in childhood.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team won for the second time in three games with an 8-3 victory over the Benson Chiefs Wednesday in Benson. The Eagles improved to 3-6 overall, with their lone loss in the last week coming in 10 innings against Clinton. Against Benson, pitcher Jeff Wold earned the win, working 7-2/3 innings and allowing 3 runs. Defensively Morris was solid, with Ross Haugen throwing out a runner at home from centerfield and Tim Strobel handling several tough chances at shortstop.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democrats will pick a governor candidate when they gather in Rochester this week and they will debate whether recess should be required for school kids. In between, they will coronate Amy Klobuchar as their U.S. Senate candidate, although she will be challenged by a persistent veterinarian, Ford Bell, in the Sept. 12 primary election. And, of course, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party state convention will feature countless speeches from politicians and would-be politicians, including Russ Feingold, a U.S.