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Looking Back 7-13-13

60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of August 4, 1953

Pvt. Lloyd L. Amborn, Morris, recently completed his 16 weeks of basic training as a light weapons infantryman at Camp Roberts, Calif.  After enjoying a furlough at home he has gone to Fort Lewis, Wash. and from there expects to go to Alaska.  

Mrs. Richard (Carol Ploof) Loher is the new clerk of the Stevens County Selective Service Board.  Mrs. Loher was appointed to the position to succeed Mrs. Vern Scheil, who has resigned. She began her new duties Aug. 1 but will be assisted in the office for a time by Mrs. Scheil.  

Cy's Coffee Cup in Morris will note its 12th anniversary under the management of Darrell Sifers by serving meals of meatballs and spaghetti Wednesday for the same price for which such meals were served in 1941—which was 40 cents per meal.  The offer is one of the many Dollar Day specials which merchants of the city are making for Wednesday-and probably is one of the most unusual.  Cy's Coffee Cup, incidentally, is the oldest cafe in Morris under the same management.

James F. Thedin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thedin, Morris, was recently promoted to corporal while serving with the 519th Military Police Battalion in Korea.  Corporal Thedin, who joined his present unit last October, is a radio operator with the battalion's Company C.  Since his arrival in Korea, he had been awarded the UN and Korean Service Ribbons.  He was last stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.

Senator Robert A. Taft, 63, of Ohio, one of the nation's great leaders, died Friday of cancer in a New York hospital.  Sen. Taft was the son of President William Howard Taft and had himself sought the Republican nomination for the nation's highest office in 1940, in 1948, and again in 1952 when he opposed Dwight Eisenhower for the honor of being his party's standard-bearer.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 17, 1973

Kathleen Hein of Herman has been accepted as a student teacher at the Lycee des Nation in Geneva, Switzerland. She will work mainly in the primary grades teaching vocal music. Upon completion of her student teaching, she will graduate from Moorhead State College with a bachelor of science degree in vocal music.  Kathy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hein of Herman and the maternal granddaughter of Mrs. Olive Peterson Kenely.

William Richter, a member of the Hancock High School faculty for nine years, signed a contract with the Hancock board of education last week to become the new high school principal and athletic director.  Richter succeeds L. D. Pinkney who retired.  

The annual Crops and Soils Field Day held July 12 at the West Central Experiment Station at Morris attracted nearly 900 visitors who went on the crop tours, visited the many new animal barns, and attended the dedication of the new office and laboratory building.  

Ron Raasch, Morris, has accepted a position as physical program director at the YMCA at Racine, Wis., and will begin his duties there Aug. 15. His work will involve coordinating Little League programs in various sports.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Raasch, Morris.  


20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of July 8, 1993

David Fluegel, vocational training coordinator at the Stevens County Developmental Achievement Center in Morris, was recently honored at the annual conference of the Minnesota Developmental Achievement Center Association (MnDACA) and the Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF) held June 9-11 at Maddens Resort, Brainerd.  Fluegel has been a member of the Stevens County DAC staff for the past 13 years.

The storm that rolled through the area dumped an over abundance of rain throughout Morris, Donnelly, Chokio-Alberta area causing major flooding. Many Morris businesses opened around midnight Saturday to handle the emergency calls for sump pumps and shop vacs.  Coast to Coast and Eul's Hardware Hank were among the stores opening in the middle of the night.  Bill Rickmeyer of Coast to Coast commented that all the business owners worked well together, calling back and forth to find out what the other had that might help a customer. “ That's kind of neat,” he said.  He was open from midnight to about 3:30 a.m., Sunday, and back at the store at 6 a.m.  Richard Eul at Hardware Hank said they were open from 12:30 to 4 a.m., Sunday.  There were still about 32 places with water over county roads as of Wednesday morning. Dick Ross, assistant county engineer said Wednesday, that water on the roads in the Morris and Alberta areas is receding.  Some areas of county roads were still closed as of Wednesday morning and areas of road were barricaded off.