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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.
The New Wine performers are set to follow in the footsteps of the Lutheran Campus Ministry to Louisiana. An LCM group spent spring break working to help in the recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the New Wine group from First Lutheran Church will get its own experience in the weather-ravaged region. Before departing, the New Wine troupe will perform Kingdom Tales, a musical that was written by their director, Pastor Todd Mattson. New Wine will be performing in dessert theatre on May 7, 10, 13 and 14 at First Lutheran at 7 p.m. each night.
Each year University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Sam Schuman tells graduating seniors three things: "Reinvent yourself. You're going to be okay. Take time to say goodbye right." The students of the University of Minnesota, Morris are inviting area residents to "say goodbye right" to Sam and Nancy Schuman during a farewell picnic from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Morris Area school district will be run in a decidedly different way next year. As part of its effort to erase a projected $312,000 budget shortfall, the district school board on Thursday approved cutting high school principal George Morrow's position by half, terminating the contracts of two teachers, and reducing the positions of three other teachers. Those and other cuts amount to almost $373,000 of firm cost reductions, and the board also has identified almost $94,000 of potential cuts.
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Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Gene Hugoson talked about the importance of anticipation, as in anticipating the future, in speaking to Morris Area FFAers at the annual FFA Spring Banquet last week. Hugoson spoke formally as part of the banquet and was still present afterward to chat informally and pose for photos. In his formal remarks he brought into play the hockey world. When it comes to anticipation, one can think of Wayne Gretzky and his comments on how to succeed in hockey, according to the commissioner.
Audrey and Kenneth Evink, of Hancock, have been honored as the Salvation Armys Divisional Family Volunteer of The Year Award winners. The Evinks have been volunteering for the Salvation Army for more than 11 years. The Salvation Army will honor Audrey and Kenneth Evink at an open house on Thursday, April 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Peggy Kill, the Salvation Armys Central Minnesota Field Director, nominated the Evinks.
The annual prom at the Morris Area High School will be this Saturday, April 29. Prom, which is open to juniors and seniors, will begin with the grand march in the elementary gymnasium at 5 p.m. The admission cost is $2 and is open to the public. This years theme is Moonlight Mist. Prior to the grand march, Danters Photography will be taking professional photographs in the gym from 2 to 4 p.m. After the grand march, students will enjoy a catered meal at the Faith Lutheran Church beginning at 7 p.m.