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The city of Morris plans to make Brook Street, North Court, South Court, East Court and Eleanor Avenue narrower when it does a planned infrastructure project in 2017. The width will decrease from 40 feet to 36 feet, city manager Blaine Hill said at a Nov. 22 preliminary hearing on the proposed project. The narrower street will still be safe, adequate and it will cost less to install and maintain, Hill said. "Our No. 1 problem in the city of Morris is to be able to fund roads...," Hill said.
Laurie Lussier (Running Hawk) said there is a lot at stake at Standing Rock, North Dakota. "We're fighting for 18 million people's drinking water," Lussier said.
Photographs by two local photographers are included in the 2017 Chippewa River Watershed calendar.
Hearing feedback from readers about stories, editorials and photos in the newspapers is common in the newspaper industry. To use an old cliche, you take the good with the bad, when it comes to feedback. I'd like to share a couple of cool bits of information shared with me related to two of my columns in the Sun Tribune. A while back I wrote a column about retired teacher Frances Van Zomeren. I shared some of Van Zomeren's story of her love of reading and her math prowess. It was clear to me that this retired teacher must have influenced many students during her career.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news Weather news: well after a fairly nice weekend it has turned cold and as I write this Wednesday evening t is snowing, blowing and drifting. Correction: advent services are at Good Shepherd Lutheran church-Morris not St. John's —Kongsvinger in Donnelly. St. John's Kongsvinger news: Hat and Mitten Trees — St. John's and Kongsvinger will once again be providing Hat and Mitten trees through the second week of December.
To the editor Like a giddy teenager, President-elect Trump can't stay off Twitter. Recently, he was mad at the cast of Hamilton. The cast gave a message to VP-elect Pence during his attendance of the play. They said, "...We — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights..." Trump Tweeted that the theatre should be a "safe... space" and that the cast "should apologize" to Pence. Ironic, right? Trump doesn't apologize to anyone.
The return on every dollar spent at a Morris business is significant. Most studies show that for every $1 spent locally the return is $3 to $8, said Bruce Nustad of the Minnesota Retailers Association. The $1 turns into wages paid to employees and income to business owners who in turn, by goods and services in the local community and those businesses turn the dollar over yet again.
Santa Claus stopped in Morris Dec. 2 to visit with kids at the Morris Eagles Club. The visit was sponsored by the Morris Eagles Auxiliary. A bunch of kids waited for their turn to visit the famous holiday hero.
Kennlee Koehler, 5, knew exactly why she was at the Eagles Club in Morris on Friday, Dec. 2. "To see Santa," she said. Koehler was sitting at a table eating a basket of chicken strips while she waited for the jolly old elf to arrive. Koehler said Santa Claus also likes chicken as in chicken nuggets. She knows more about Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, "he goes around Morris," as he bring presents to kids. He uses his sleigh pulled by "two reindeer." This Christmas he may deliver books to Koehler. Or maybe "American Girl doll clothes," she said.
There will be an open house wedding dance for Clay Staples and Jeni Roggatz from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Shooters Bar & Grill, Appleton, MN