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"Working Better Together for the Common Good" was the theme for the fourth annual Symposium on Small Towns, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Morris. But why should rural communities and organizations work together? Jim Hoolihan, president of the Blandin Foundation, addressed that question in his keynote speech Wednesday morning. "I can get through many days without working together.
If Brittany Kill is named Miss Minnesota next Friday night, it will cap off what has been an outstanding year for her. Kill, the reigning Miss Midwest, is one of 17 contestants participating in the annual Miss Minnesota pageant June 16-17 at the Tedd Mann Theatre on the University of Minnesota campus. Kill admits no one is more surprised than she is to be participating in the contest. "When I was younger, I was a huge critic of programs like Miss Minnesota.
Discussions on the proposed Stevens County jail project continued at Tuesday's county board meeting. The board reviewed a proposal from commissioner Larry Sayre to remodel the current courthouse.
Funeral services for Jimmie Burbank will be held at 2:00 p.m, Saturday, June 10th at the Knute Nelson Memorial Home chapel in Alexandria with Rev. Rollen Halvorson officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10th in the Benson City Cemetery in Benson with military honors by the Benson VFW post #1403. Jimmie Junior Burbank was born January 14, 1921 in Glenwood, the son of Lawrence and Olive (Ferdon) Burbank. He was called from this life on June 6, 2006 at the Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.
Funeral services for Virgina "Ginny" Zimmerman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls. Revs. Paul Nelson, Kate Bruns, and Ken Rust will be officiating. Interment is at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls. Virginia Ginny Zimmerman, 60, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. She was born November 6, 1945 in Morris to Philip and Leona (Scheelk) Halbe. She attended St. Marys and country school graduating from Morris High School in 1963.
A funeral service for Deryl was held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Living Waters Church in Alexandria with the Reverend Jim Resa and Reverend Sherman Bushow officiating. Mary Anderson was the pianist and Doug and Debbie Holmgren were the soloists. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Schreiner, John Kopet, Steve Pieper, Mick Fezler, Steven Engelhardt, and Dean Sternhagen. Honorary Casket bearers were Jerry Wold, Marvin Sprouls, Harold Cassida, and Joe Rutherford.
ZACHARY ISAAC DIETZ was born May 22, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria to Jay and Chandel Dietz of Morris. Zachary Isaac weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Sandy and Terry Dawson of Oakes, No. Dak. and Jane and Dick McCabe of Fargo, No. Dak.
Please join us in celebrating Lowell and Barb Simpson's 50th wedding anniversary at an open house reception on Saturday, June 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Herman Legion in Herman. Your friendship is a treasured gift, we request no other. The children and grandchildren of Pastor and Barbara Thoren invite you to participate in a card shower in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary and the pastors 50th anniversary in the ministry. Please send cards to Pastor and Mrs. Arnold V. Thoren, 2130 26th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201. No gifts please. Pastor and Mrs.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op. Morris - 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month; at Lee Community Center.
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.