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Funeral services for Gorden C. Block of Swan Lake Township were held on Monday, May 8, at Nora Lutheran Church of rural Kensington. The Reverend Elaine R. Leone officiated. Burial was in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Swan Lake Township. Gorden Conrad Block was born on July 3, 1922, to Reinhart and Mary (Hagen) Block on a farm in Pope County. He was baptized on August 11, 1922, and confirmed on July 28, 1935, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Swan Lake Township by The Reverend Gustave Pilgrim. When Gorden was two years old, the family moved to the Block farm in Swan Lake Township.
Funeral services for Marilyn Louise Horning of Herman will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman. The Reverend Roger Rotvold will be officiating. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Herman. Marilyn Louise Carlson, daughter of John and Myrtle (Hatrick) Carlson, was born on June 9, 1934, in Danielson Township in Meeker County. She was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Cosmos by J.
New London-Spicer was the destination for MAHS boys and girls track and field Thursday. THE MAHS GIRLS Jasmine Henrich kept blazing forward in the MAHS record book, setting another new standard in the discus throw. She had just set a new discus standard two days earlier at Minnewaska Area. Last week saw Jasmine erase the previous record which had stood since 1990. Her name entered the record book Tuesday, and on Thursday she threw the discus 129 feet/four inches, blazing forward again. She took first place at New London-Spicer.
No jail in heart of Morris I am opposed to construction of a county jail in the middle of Morris and believe the Stevens County Board of Commissioners has not adequately solicited public opinion on this matter. We should not look towards jail beds as a means of boosting our declining population. Do we really want to invite scores of non-county prisoners and their visitors to our community? Eight million dollars could instead fund many years of social services to rehabilitate our current inmates and prevent future crimes, thereby reducing our prisoner population.
By Collin C. Peterson Hurricanes, floods, droughts, and other natural disasters don't respect political boundaries, and when disaster strikes, entire communities are affected. But, when it comes to recovery from natural disasters, politics seem to shape the Bush Administration's response. Right now, farmers and ranchers in communities across the country are suffering not only from crop and livestock losses caused by devastating natural disasters, but also from sky-rocketing input costs resulting from the high price of fuel and fertilizer.
By Tammy Swift I am excited to have any part in my 16-year-old nieces life. After all, once she hit high school, I was no longer the fun aunt who let her eat chocolate cake for breakfast. I became the uncool relative who wore dowdy shoes and listened to some weird band called Cheap Trick. So you can imagine my excitement when I not only got to help niece Yolanda pick her prom dress but her prom date, as well. Shes from my small hometown and only a sophomore, so choices for prom dates were slim. Shed asked a couple of guys, who to my auntly outrage turned her down.
Jacqueline Johnson on Wednesday was named University of Minnesota, Morris chancellor, according to a release from University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks. Johnson is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Buena Vista University, in Storm Lake, Ia. Johnson will assume the chancellor's job Aug. 1 pending approval of the U of M Board of Regents at its May 12 meeting. Johnson succeeds Sam Schuman, who is retiring after the 2005-2006 school year. She becomes the fifth chancellor in UMM's 46-year history. Johnson was among four finalists for the position.
Swan Lake On Tuesday evening, May 2, large hail fell at my home. It damaged the roof of my house as well as plants around the house. Hail balls bounced off everywhere and sounded like a tornado. Mr. and Mrs.
An open house bridal shower in honor of Tera Taffe, bride-to-be of Nate Kleespie, will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Morris Senior Center. Bring a favorite recipe. Everyone welcome. bw19 There will be an open house bridal shower for Shannon Snowberg on Saturday, May 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Shannon is the daughter of Jim and Judy Snowberg. Everyone is welcome. w19 There will be an open house bridal shower for Mary Stade, bride-to-be of Jeremy Korn, on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
News Notes MORRIS NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors) and MAC (Mothers and Children) Distribution will be held the first Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Morris Senior Center, 603 Oregon Ave., Morris. If you have questions, call (320) 589-3142. wtf ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Fri. at 8 p.m., Wed. at 7:30 p.m., and Sat. at 9 a.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris. For information, call (320) 585-5368. wtf THE STEVENS COUNTY LOCAL ADVISORY Council for Mental Health meets the second Thursday of every month from 3-4:30 p.m.