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15 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 19, 1994

Folksinger and lariat twirler Pop Wagner will perform at the Morris Public Library on Thursday, July 21. The wild west style entertainment is presented by the Morris Library and Viking Library System as part of the annual summer reading program. The Morris library's summer reading program, which began June 13, will continue through Saturday, August 6. This year's theme is "Go Wild for Libraries."

On July 25, Morris will entertain about 2,000 participants in The 1994 Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM), a five-day bicycle tour across the state. The event, now in its fifth year, raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research. One of the local organizers of TRAM is Barbara Stevenson who worked on the housing committee.

John Barber was recently presented with the "Blue Cap" certificate at the Morris American Legion clubrooms (Walter Tripp Post #29). Presenting the honor was Dick Mollers, Seventh District Legion commander. The "Blue Cap" recognizes services through the local American Legion post.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 22, 1969

When the National League and the American League All-star teams meet today at Washington, D. C. in their annual classic, Jerry Koosman of Morris and Appleton will be a member of the National League. This is his second straight year as a member of the All-Star aggregation.

Dr. C. F. Krassas and Clay Anderson were elected Sunday to the Stevens County DFL Committee to fill the positions of DFL county chairman and secretary, respectively, for the remainder of the term of office which ends in March 1970. The committee, meeting in the courthouse, cast a unanimous ballot. Dr. Krassas is replacing assistant professor Nathaniel Hart and Mr. Anderson is replacing Michael Marsden.

Winners of a state fair trip at the 4-H demonstration day were Bev Stroman and Vicky Mathison, both of the Scott 4-H Club, John Ritter of the Everglade 4-H Club, and Dwaine Bruns of the Swan Lake 4-H. Demonstration Day was last Wednesday at the Morris Junior High School.

75 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 27, 1934

With the official thermometer registering 108 1/2 degrees Sunday, a new all high temperature record here was established. This is the third all time high temperature record to be set there during the present year, according to R. O. Bridgford who is in charge of the weather bureau statistics at the West Central School. On May 28 a new all time high temperature record of 104 degrees was set. This was equaled on May 30. On May 31 this record was broken when the mercury in the official thermometer ascended to 106 degrees. On June 26 a new high temperature record for the month of June was set here with 99 degrees.

P. E. Miller, superintendent of the West Central School and Station but at present state drought relief director in charge of the government's cattle buying program, is in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the purpose of assisting the national drought relief organization in setting up the government's organization in the states recently added to the drought area.

Going over territory that had already been covered in a thorough canvass, government purchasing of cattle in this county continued during the last week at the rate of 87 head a day being purchased. The number of cattle bought by the government in this county up to Wednesday evening totaled 6,405. One hundred and seventy-seven head of cattle have been condemned by the government inspectors and destroyed on the farms. So far the government has purchased cattle from 751 farmers.

100 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of July 29, 1909

The teachers in attendance at the summer school here have nearly completed the term, this being the last week of the session. The school closes on Friday of this week, and Miss Patterson has requested the Sun to state that she and her able assistants have found their work here this summer very pleasant, as have also those in attendance, and they all wish to express their appreciation to the people of Morris.

The Scott ball team journeyed to Strom's pasture where they met defeat at the hands of the Everglade Stars. The score being 9 and 0, and had not the Scott boys been overcome by heat and quit, the winners would have been batting yet.

Mose Prentiss has opened a restaurant in the little room in the Morris hotel building next to McCoy's.

The contractors are ready to put in the steel work on the new bridge at Stone's mill, the concrete work has been completed.