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Keep it, sell it or sell part of it. Stevens County Coordinator Becky Young said the Stevens County Board of Commissioners has those three options for the Forty Acre Pit south of Morris. Young initiated the pit discussion because the farming lease ends in March and because the county recently had to start accepting concrete at the landfill. The gravel pit has no more gravel to mine. It hasn't been used for many years until the county highway department recently used it for spoils from construction.
Pat and Lonnie Anderson don't appear creepy as they pass out hot cider on Halloween. Pat Anderson even drops to one knee to place a lighted plastic glow necklace around a toddler's neck. They are friendly and smiley, but there lawn sure was creepy. The Andersons decorate their lawns, front side and back at the corner of East Second Street and Circle Pines for Halloween each year. "This is our 15th year. We love it," Pat Anderson said. "It's just so much fun."
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016 STEVENS COUNTY ECI meeting at 11:45 a.m. in the ECFE/SR parent education room in Pod A of the Morris Area Elementary School. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 HORIZON PUBLIC HEALTH is giving free flu shots to children ages 6 months through 18 years whose insurance is PrimeWest or MA. Children and adults with no insurance can also get a flu shot for a fee. Stop in after school or Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Morris office, 10 East Hwy 28. until 6:00 p.m. both days. Call 320-208-6672 for more information.
A project hasn't even been approved but Stevens County Commissioners already know it would cost more than the available budget. The county board sponsored an information meeting Nov. 1 on possible repairs or improvements to Stevens County Ditch 18. The board serves as the trustees for the ditch and its drainage district. It has received three petitions for repairs from landowners in the ditch system but the estimated cost of those repairs is higher than the $116,000 the county can spend by law on any repairs.
It was a beautiful night for ghosts and goblins in Morris on Halloween. The sidewalks were filled with Super Heros, spooks and other creatures that night. A few spooky folks got into the action earlier in the week with a haunted hayride Oct. 27 organized by the Morris Area High School FFA, BPA and student council. The hayride traveled through part of Pomme de Terre park.
Three residents who don't live on Oregon Avenue questioned why they are paying for the storm water portion of the construction project when they were assessed several years ago for a storm water project on East 2nd Street. The Morris City Council had a hearing on the assessments for a roughly $2.1 million street, storm water and water project on Oregon Avenue at its Nov. 1 meeting. The hearing was a chance for property owners who must pay for a portion of the project to ask questions. About 350 property owners will be assessed to pay for part of the project.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. After a somewhat cool weekend this week has been fairly mild. There are still a number of corn fields left to be picked last I saw. In St. John's/Kongsvinger news: A DVD of Kongsvinger's 140th anniversary is available to check out from the parish office. Confirmation students are selling honey before and after services at Kongsvinger on Sundays through November and at the Kongsvinger fall festival Nov. 20. November is Food Shelf Month.
It's the end of Daylight Saving Time this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Make sure to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday, Nov. 5.
Morris Police Officer Reggie Welle has been promoted to specialist which includes the corporal bars in the Morris Police Department, Police Chief Ross Tiegs said. Welle was formally promoted in a ceremony at the Nov. 1 Morris City Council meeting. Tiegs said Welle is a specialist and he will eventually become an investigations specialist. Welle needs additional experience in some investigations such as sexual assault investigations, Tiegs said. Melissa Miller is the newest officer on the Morris Police Department.