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60 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of January 28, 1949

Yesterday's low temperature reading of 10 degrees below zero marked the 12th consecutive day on which the low reading have been in the sub-zero range, reports R.O. Bridgford, weather observer at the West Central School and Station. The “below” readings started on Jan. 16.  Three days have registerd below the minus 20 mark since last Friday.  On Friday the mercury dropped to a -23, on Saturday it dropped even lower to -29, and on Wednesday it registered -25.

Morris' candidates for the title of Regional Centennial Queen at the Coronation Ball to be held in the Memrial Armory at Morris on Jan. 29 are Jeanette Neuman, Diane Larson, Beverly Hubbard and Eileen Swanson. The winner will represent this district in the Minnesota Centennial Queen contest at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in Feb. in additon to winning a $100 cash award.

Multiple crop insurance through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation of the United States Department of Agriculture will be available to Stevens county farmers in 1949, it was announced this week.  Stevens county will be one of only eight counties in the United States in which the program will be effective this year. The program was developed and tried in two counties in the nation in 1948.  In the multiple crop insurance program a farmer insures all of his insurable crops under one contract and the protection offered is against loss from all insured crops combined.

The Tigers of Morris High School, on the prey for a spot among the leaders in the West Central Conference, were very nearly ambushed at Benson Tuesday evening but rallied sufficiently in the second half to emerge with a 29-25 victory.

This week in history-

Harry S. Truman was inagurated as the U.S. President.

The first Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

Forces from the Communist Party of China enter Bejing.

40 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of January 23, 1969

Newell Ueland was recently appointed manager of the Lampert Building Center in Morris, succeeding Sig Holme, who has been manager of the Lampert yard here since 1947.  Mr. Holme will continue his affilliation with the local Lampert operation but will devote more of his time to the sales and office departments of the business, it is announced.  Mr. Ueland has been an employee of Lampert's for the past five years, coming to Morris from Elbow Lake.  

In an emergency action in a special session Monday, the board of county commissioners authorized the immediate purchase of a new Caterpillar motor grader with wing and plow for the county highway department to assist in clearing snow-clogged highways.  By declaring an emergency in view of the record snowfall so far this season it was possible for the board to purchase the new equipment without first advertising for bids. Cost of the motor grader with wing and plow is $33,000. County highway crews and equipment have been going night and day for five to six weeks in efforts to keep roads open for travel.

An original musical composition for bands composed by Dr. Clyde E. Johnson of the University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, will be presented Jan. 26 in Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis during a concert by the University of Minnesota Concert Wind Ensemble.  The composition, “Etudes for Band,” was commissioned by the Glenwood Senior High School band and was played by that band before the 1968 annual convention of the Minnesota Music Educators Convention.

This week in history-

Richard M. Nixon was inaugerated as the 37th president of the United States.

At the supermarket, center chuck boneless roast .89 lb.

Skater Peggy Flemming is named Female Athlete of the year.

20 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 17, 1989

Number 60 celebrated!  Todd Boettcher's reaching of the 60-win plateau for his career brought a short interruption in Friday's home dual.  Hearty congratulations came from Todd's mentors: George Graff and Dan Griffith.

Brother's Industries is thriving, they have been a job shop and now they're a manufacturing facility.  Just a year ago, the then year-old Brother's Industries had 13 employees, and most of them also worked at Brother's Fleet Service, the original business operated by Ken and Jerry Lesmeister. It took them four weeks to build a solid waste transfer trailer.  Now, their crew of 37, only three of whom were pulled from Brother's Fleet Service, is building three trailers a week.The company has used a combination of grants and loans and consultants' suggestions to build its growth and its trailers.

The Red River Dance Performaning Company, acclaimed throughtout the Upper Midwest, will perform Jan. 20 in Edson Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris. The performance will exress the musical statements of America's great composer Leonard Bernstein, and salute one of America's classic performing artists, Fred Astaire.  

The MHS express came out of Monte with a win by the narrowest of margins Friday night. A freethrow by Brian “Bird” Radtke made the difference as MHS chalked up win No. 8. The freethrow was the only point scored in a deciding overtime session.  Overtime had become necessary due to a last-gasp three-pointer by Monte standout Joel Paradis.  

This week in history-

George Herbert Walker Bush was inagurated 41st President of the United States.

Top movies were: Rain Man, Twins, and Beaches.

Evangelist Jim Bakker pleads not guilty in Charlotte NC to federal charges that he diverted millions of dollars from his PTL TV audience for personal use.