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10 Years Ago

Items from the

Tribune of Jan. 21, 1999

After two years of work, County Based Purchasing, a new way of providing health care to Medical Assistance and General Assistance Medical Care recipients, will soon be a reality. PrimeWest Health System, the official name of the County Based Purchasing entity, is scheduled to begin purchasing health care services. Sandy Tubbs, Stevens Traverse Public Health Director, says that PrimeWest will also soon be conducting a national search for a chief executive officer.

Morris and surrounding communities may have new telephone service providers. US West, on Friday, announced plans to sell about three percent of its total lines. Morris is one of the communities included in the access line sale. The sale is part of US West's plan to increase its investment in new technologies and services.

The "Dads and Me" sessions for winter at the Morris Area Elementary School have an enrollment of 26 dads, up from 22 in the fall. "Dads and Me" is presented by ECFE and HUG and is funded by the Family Services Collaborative.

25 Years Ago

Items from the

Tribune of Jan. 19, 1984

The Steering Committee for the Main Street program in Morris was named at a special meeting early Tuesday morning at the County Kitchen. The Committee includes Carl Benson, Bettina Blake, Loren Carr, Steve Gawron, Roy Larson, Gail Nelson, Bill Rickmeyer, and Linda Roles. Larson will serve as chairman and Carr will be vice-chairman. Irene Monroe was appointed secretary to the committee.

The AG Forum is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, at the Sunwood Inn, Morris. It is designed to provide current and up to date educational information to the people of this area. There will be workshops on the following topics: Rural Commuter Users, Farm Safety, and Marketing I and II. Rhonda Asmus says, "Our overriding intention is to provide educational programs and encourage everyone to keep informed and up to date on the issues facing agripolitan (rural) people."

The wait was a bit longer than usual but the "New Year's Baby" for 1984 is now known! She's Gabrielle Nicolle Gutman, daughter of Randy and Mary Gutman of Morris. Gabrielle was born on Jan. 11 and weighed seven pounds. She is the first child of the Gutmans. Congratulations were extended on Tuesday by Anne Erickson, advertising manager for the Sun & Tribune, who also had special prizes to share.

50 Years Ago

Items from the

Tribune of Jan. 30, 1959

The University of Minnesota West Central School and Station will hold its 32nd annual Sheep and Lamb Feeders' Day on Thursday, Feb. 5. The program will start in the livestock pavilion of Agricultural Hall with reports of this year's feeding trials by Harley E. Hanke, Station animal husbandman, and by Dr. R. M. Jordan, sheep specialist from the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.

Albert Riemer and Vernon Eystad were elected directors of the Morris 9-F Sportsmen's Club at the annual meeting on Tuesday evening at the American Legion Clubroom. True to the "F" for fun and food the evening was a gala occasion with a dinner, an exceptionally fine film following the short business meeting, and the rest of the evening for dancing.

The Morris Students Club met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Alger on Monday evening. Mrs. Robert Tomlinson opened the meeting with the recitation of the clubwoman's creed. Roll call was answered with each member giving a proverb. Leonard O'Koren, high school art teacher, was guest speaker. Lunch was served by Mrs. L. W. Wolking.

90 Years Ago

Items from the

Tribune of Jan. 31, 1919

A meeting was held in the Commercial Club rooms of Morris on Friday afternoon to make plans for organizing Boys' and Girls' Club work in this and surrounding counties. This meeting was attended by county agents, club leaders, county superintendents, representatives of farmers' clubs, and businessmen. Each county represented was organized and those present went home to put the plan into action. The principal clubs to be organized will be the Pig Clubs, Garden Clubs, and Corn Clubs, and work in canning will be emphasized among the girls.

About 50 farmers from the vicinity of Morris met last Saturday to take up the matter of organizing a Livestock Shipping Association and before the meeting adjourned the preliminary arrangements were made and the officers elected. In the absence of Mr. Nash, P. S. Jordan acted as chairman and he explained some of the benefits of a shipping association and called on officers of the Donnelly Shipping Association and the Alberta Shipping Association to tell what their organizations had done for the farmers and point out why the farmers could do better to ship their stock themselves than to sell to an independent buyer.

Eighteen representative farmers of Stevens County who are interested in Holstein cattle met at the Commercial Club rooms of Morris on Saturday morning and organized the Holstein Breeders Association of Stevens County. The following officers were elected: W. F. Meyers of Donnelly, president; Lyle Hubbard of Hancock, vice president; and A. C. Welfare of Morris, secretary and treasurer.