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15 Years Ago

Items taken from the

Sun of June 28, 1994

B. Roberts Bar and Grill, formerly Grady's, received a visit of congratulations from the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently. Ambassador Kathleen Biittner and Chamber Executive Holly Witt presented a plaque of congratulations to the owners, John and Brandi Felstead. The Morris Municipal Liquor Store, which has recently undergone remodeling, was also acknowledged by a Chamber of Commerce ambassador visit.

Mayor Merlin Beyer signed a proclamation declaring July 1 as Women of Today Founder's Day. The organization is in its ninth year. The Morris Area Women of Today have been active in projects like the Wish Tree, bike rodeo, and baby-sitting clinic. In addition, they raised over $18,000 for projects like the hockey arena, playground equipment, and other community projects. Morris Area Women of Today members witnessing the signing of the proclamation were Sue Dieter, Kris Strobel, Lori Anderson, and Patti Nordquist.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 1, 1969

The board of appointment charged with the selection of a successor to the late Frank Straight on the board of county commissioners was scheduled to meet last evening in the office of County Auditor Elmer F. Anderson to consider an appointment. Elected chairman of the appointment board, which is composed of the town board chairmen and village mayors in the Third Commissioner District, was Roger DeCamp of Stevens Township. Secretary is Joseph McNally, Chokio.

Voters in the city of Morris will go to the polls on July 15 to ballot on a proposed $90,000 bound issue for a new city garage. Commenting on the upcoming special election, City Manager William Smith said: "For many years the Morris Fire Department stored its fire trucks and rescue unit in the Morris Armory. When the Morris Armory was destroyed by fire in January, 1967, the city of Morris . . . had just too many vehicles for the storage space available. The city had outgrown its own garage on East Sixth and Oregon Avenue some time previous to the Armory fire and now had to squeeze in the fire department vehicles also."

Morris banks and Northwest Bell Telephone Company are cooperating with a new plan to make it easier for telephone customers here to pay their phone bills. Vern Scheil, telephone company manager, said that the new method of paying bills is called Tele-Check and is made possible through special arrangement with Citizens Bank and Morris State Bank. Under the new method a special check is used by the bank to pay Northwestern Bell. This check is returned to the customer with his monthly telephone bill marked, "Paid by Bank."

75 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 6, 1934

Max Harris filed as a candidate, last Saturday, for election to the board of education. Two other candidates had previously filed, Dr. O. T. Johnson and D. A. Reiber. Dr. Johnson is now serving on the school board and is a candidate for reelection. Two members of the board will be elected on July 17.

A recruiting officer will be here Wednesday to take 12 boys from Morris, between the ages of 18 and 25, who have put in their applications at the relief office and are eligible to enter a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, together with eight other boys from outside of Morris. All veterans of the county, who are out of employment and in a position to do so, may enlist in a CCC camp during the next three months by applying to Harry Phinney or Judge Ernest Grace.

Last week four games were played in the Stevens County Kittenball league and two games in the city league of Morris. In the county league the Morris Cooperative Oil Association team won from Yankee Ridge on Thursday evening by a score of 7 to 0. In the three county league games on Sunday the Morris team won from Chokio, the Yankee Ridge Team won from Company K, and the Morris Cooperative Oil association from Donnelly. In the city league, the ERA (Emergency Relief Appropriation) team defeated the CCC team twice.

100 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 8, 1909

The committee appointed at the meeting to see about raising funds for opening the Agricultural school will have their meeting at the armory on Saturday afternoon of this week, July 10, when the method of proceeding with the work will be discussed. Everyone interested in the matter of getting this school started this year is earnestly requested to be present at the meeting next Saturday afternoon.

George Hogan has just completed a sign for the post office, which will hereafter guide visitors to that place. It is a large American flag with the words "Morris Post Office" in gold letters.

Pictures of the Ladies Civic league float were taken during the parade, and these pictures are now being sold in post card size by Miss Katherine Griffith. The proceeds of their sale will go to the league to be used for improvement purposes. Everyone should make it a point to secure some of these pictures.