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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. bw21 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. bw21 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.
The following events are happening at Morris Area High School during the week of May 22-27.
KENDRA JO KOEHL was born May 10, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Mitch and Janell Koehl of Morris. Kendra Jo weighed 6 lbs. 6 1/2 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Harvey and Deborah Joos and Randy and Shirley Koehl, all from Hancock. Great grandparents are Violet Wulf of Morris and Harry Rocke of Eureka, Ill.
By Brian Williams Sun Tribune Ever get frustrated with the weather and say Ill never complain about summer again or Ill never complain about winter again? But would these words really ring so true if you got up the next morning and it really was summer again, or winter again? For most of us, experiencing such weather extremes would be in the realm of fantasy. But for someone like Fernanda Iunes who has traveled from south of the equator to America to continue her high school studies, theres nothing fantastical about it at all.
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from throughout the region will gather June 9-11, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter for the 19th annual assembly of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Mary Ann Scharf, Robert Dalager, Katherine Benson, Pastor Todd Mattson and Pastor Ali Boomershine will be voting members from First Lutheran Church of Morris. The New Wine ecumenical musical/drama group based out of First Lutheran in Morris will present their musical The Kingdom Tales at the Saturday evening banquet. The assembly theme is Come! Live in Gods Light. Rev.
The Morris Area fifth-grade Math Masters placed first in a regional competition earlier this month. The Morris Area masters are Gage Anderson, Mickey Cotter, Anne Thorson, Hannah Stewart and Aaron Wehking. They took top honors at the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Osakis on May 5.
NEWS NOTES DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS will now be given the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month, hours of service will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; the written test will be given from 10-11:30 a.m. only, until further notice, at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St., Morris. btf STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes.LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. btf MORRIS LIFE-CARE PREGNANCY CENTER, 10 East 6th Street, Morris.
The MAHS baseball Tigers defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 4-2 Thursday at home, in an important Sub-section 19AA game. At the fore of this winning effort by coach Lyle Rambows squad was Andy Lembcke. Andy threw a no-hitter and had two RBI hits as the Tigers downed W-DC 4-2. On the mound, Andy mixed a good fastball with curves and a changeup as he threw a total of 83 pitches. W-DC scored twice in the fourth inning on two walks, a wild pitch, and infield grounder and a throwing error.
The MAHS softball team visited Benson for a doubleheader Thursday and found the going rough against the Brave Owls of Benson-Hancock. One of the games was a makeup of a game originally planned to be played in Morris. The Tigers had to give up home field for one of these games and it didn't help, as they failed to contain B-H's run-scoring in both games. The games were important to the Brave Owls as they were striving to stay two games in front of the WCC-South softball pack.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl announces that Dan Magner has been named women's soccer coach. Magner has spent the past five seasons as head coach at St. Bonaventure University. Prior to that he was an assistant at the University of Massachusetts for two seasons. Magner picks up the reins of the Cougar women's soccer program from Christian DeVries. DeVries becomes the head men's coach, as 2006 will mark the beginning of the men's soccer program at UMM. Magner said "I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the University of Minnesota, Morris community.