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15 Years Ago

October 1, 1991 Sun

Superior Machinery in Morris has grown so much since its beginnings in 1972 that a new 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility had to be built. Last March the business divided into two companies. Superior Machinery became Superior Industries, parent company to Superior Equipment and Superior Components. Neil Schmid-gall began Machinery in 1972. He is now president of Superior Industries and general manager of Superior Equipment. Stan Wulf is general manager of Superior Components.

The Morris Tigers roared over the Benson Braves in the 1991 MAHS Homecoming football game by a score of 21-0. Three touchdowns did the job nicely, the first scored by Jon Backman and the others by Kyle Ross. MAHS Homecoming King was Mike Maanum; Queen was Jill Carlson. Crown bearers were Ben Wellendorf and Katie Johnson.

Lyman W. Eidsvold, business and civic leader in Morris, died September 24 at age 78. He was born in Minneapolis in 1913 to Henry and Amanda Eidsvold. He was a 1931 graduate of Morris High school and received his BA from St. Olaf College in 1935.

Following college, he returned to Morris and worked with his father, brother and sister in the operation of Henry's Candy Company. He was married to Julie Mason in 1937.

Mr. Eidsvold was a charter member of the Morris Lions Club, charter member of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, charter member of West Central Homes Board, former commissioner and mayor of Morris, and member of many other civic, educational and professional groups. He was a member of First Lutheran Church.

40 Years Ago

October 4, 1966 Sun

Activities that will culminate with the annual homecoming celebration at Morris High School Thursday and Friday are now underway. Candidates for the coveted homecoming queen title, all from the senior class, are Pam Boettcher, Audrey Loher and Coleen Stahler. The Sauk Centre Main Streeters will oppose the Morris Tigers in the homecoming game.

Appointment of three additional members to the UMM faculty were announced recently by Dean Rodney A. Briggs. John S. Ingle has been appointed art instructor, Kenyon C. Kies has been appointed political science instructor, and Clarence H. Berg has been appointed economics instructor.

Richard (Dick) Jacobson of Morris, who recently purchased the Quik-Stop Drive-in on Atlantic Avenue, near the Service Dry Cleaners, from Orvis Pattison of Willmar, assumed management of the business on October 1. Mr. Jacobson has been employed with the Minnesota Highway Department for 13 years.

Ernest G. Dalseth, well known Morris resident for many years, lost his life Monday morning when the car he was driving was struck by a westbound Great Northern freight train at a crossing in Murdock. Mr. Dalseth was a sales representative for Eames Distributing Company of Morris.

75 Years Ago

October 8, 1931 Sun

With 130 new desks, which will form part of the equipment of the new building, school was resumed at Alberta Wednesday morning. New books to replace those lost in the fire have arrived. Classes for the grade pupils are being conducted in Trinity Lutheran Church and high school classes are being conducted in the Teachers' Manse. There are about 100 grade pupils and about 40 students in the high school. Just before the old building burned, a quantity of coal was placed in the basement for use this winter. This heap of coal is still burning.

It has already been decided to erect just as quickly as possible a new building 60 by 80 feet on the site of the old Alberta school building. The new structure is to be of brick and tile. The board hopes to hire an architect when in the Twin Cities on Friday.

The 926,000 gallons of water placed in the new Morris reservoir to make tests and sterilize the large tank were released this week and it is expected the work of painting will start on Friday.

A committee headed by S. F. Tomlin, commander of Walter Tripp post of the American Legion, is now hard at work on arrangements for the annual Armistice Day carnival.

Working with him on this committee are C. A. Thompson, H. R. Schlatter and Louis Vinje. The annual carnival long ago established itself as one of the most important play dates on the calendar. It is the occasion when people of all ages lay aside dignity for one evening and frolic with the young people.

100 Years Ago

October 11, 1906 Sun

The weather the first of the week was decidedly frosty and heads of families were busily engaged in putting up stoves for several days. Slight flurries of snow fell and the wind helped make things exceptionally disagreeable.

From the J. E. Danielson Advertisement: As cold weather has made its appearance, it will be necessary for you to dress warm and we are prepared to serve your wants.

UNDERWEAR-We can fit you out in either wool or fleece-lined, large or small. Men, women and children. CLOAKS-our prices are the lowest. KNU GOODS-Ladies' and children's sweaters, hoods, fascinators, opera shawls, fancy mittens.

On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. A. W. Jones entertained the members of the Students Club in a most delightful and hospitable manner. Part of the afternoon was spent in listening to "Echoes from the Biennial", the recent national gathering of women's clubs in St. Paul. Mrs. A. C. Peck spoke of the social gatherings, especially the governor's reception at the state capitol. Mrs. A.A. Stone told of the industrial work (Child Labor, Pure Food Laws) and of "Women in the Professions". Mrs. L. D. Tripp told of the evening devoted to music and Mrs. A. W. Jones told of art and literature. Delicious refreshments were served in a novel manner; each lady being given a box tastefully filled with dainties commemorating the picnic lunch served the ladies of the Federation at the Minnehaha Park picnic.

The first of the Republican rallies to be held in this city in the interest of the Republican party will be held here next Tuesday evening when Senator Knute Nelson will visit Morris and deliver an address at Cairney's hall.