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Even though I have known for some time that Chancellor Sam Schuman is leaving at the end of this semester, I have avoided saying anything about it publicly. My theory is that it would be terribly awkward to offer a gushing farewell and then discover that Sam and Nancy decided to stay. However, I have seen the ad in the classifieds for their car, folks have looked at their house and it would appear the Schumans were not kidding when they said they were leaving. So, now would seem to be an appropriate time to say goodbye. Yes, there is still some time left in the semester, although not much.
I am writing in response to Les Kaenel's recent article (Morris Sun-Tribune, April 26), in which he urges readers to celebrate "Loyalty Day" on May first with "an overt display of loyalty to flag and country." What Mr.
On April 20, the Minnesota Senate passed a primary seat belt bill by a margin of 2 to 1. The bill had strong bipartisan support. The vote came on the heels of a new study which confirms that unbelted traffic crash survivors incur dramatically higher hospital costs than those who are belted -- a shocking 94 percent higher, based on Minnesota data from 2002. Our government picked up the tab for more than $16 million in hospital charges that year.
Funeral services for Floyd Walter Lawson of Morris, formerly of Alberta, will be held on Monday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Alberta Church of the Nazarene in Alberta. The Reverend Jim Albert will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery. Floyd Walter Lawson, son of Victor and Laura (Brown) Lawson, was born along with his twin brother Lloyd on November 23, 1913, in Wadena. In 1927 he moved with his family to Stevens County.
Funeral services for Eddie Brown will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Chokio. Father Leroy Schik will be officiating. Visitation continues for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Eddie passed away on April 25 at Grace Home in Graceville, at the age of 92. John Edmond Brown was born on September 2, 1913, to Richard and Margaret (Barry) Brown. Eddie was very proud of his Irish heritage.
In Americas contentious political climate Republicans, Democrats, environmentalists, and oil industry spokesmen all agree that President Bushs recent steps to curb the rising cost of oil will have little effect on the price of gasoline this summer. A three month halt in the governments purchase of strategic petroleum puts an infinitesimal amount of oil on the market, not enough to influence the price.
The drums along the Potomac are growing louder and angry crowds carrying lighted torches are gathering at the Pentagon, calling for the head of Donald Rumsfeld. Hardly a day goes by without the appearance of another retired senior general officer demanding that Rumsfeld resign, telling stories of what a terrible Secretary of Defense he has been.
Scoring three runs in the top of the ninth, the University of Minnesota, Morris rallied for a 6-4 win in last Fridays series opener, but Bethany Lutheran won both games Saturday by a combined three runs, 7-5 and 7-6, in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) college baseball action. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third in Fridays game on an RBI single by Tom Smolensky (Sr. Buffalo) as Nick Hervin (So.
On April 11th, solo and ensemble contest was held at the Morris Area High School. MAHS had 50 entries, following are the results. The following students received an excellent rating on their solos: Adric Waibel-flute, acc. Thore Dosdall; Carter Smith - bass clarinet, acc. Thore D.; Bryce Savela - snare drum; Kayla Volker - clarinet, acc. Sarah Beyer; Richard Li - alto saxophone, acc. Anika Kildegaard; Kevin Moses - tuba, acc. Dot Vick; Jake Eystad - trumpet, acc. Dot V.; Rashida Khawaja - flute, acc. Bess Boever; and Nate Lund - trumpet, acc.
In normal times, a trip to New Orleans would spell fun and festivities, but the recent past has been anything but normal there. The whole personality of the city has changed in the wake of the hurricanes that led to destructive flooding. A group representing the Morris Lutheran Campus Ministry spent spring break pitching in to help recover. They reported on their trip last weekend to the Morris New Wine performers who have their own trip to New Orleans planned for June. The LCM group was based at Peace Lutheran Church in Slidell, Louisiana, which will also be the base for New Wine.