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15 Years Ago

Sun of August 16, 1994

Fourteen-year-old players representing the Morris Babe Ruth league squared off against Mound-West Tonka in the District #9 playoffs. These two teams battled in a best two-of-three series. The West Tonka Boys could be considered the "home" team as this action took place in Mound. It was the visitor who won. The full three games weren't needed. Coach Carter Ross of Morris was pleased to report a sweep.

The Morris Lions Club has given a new boost to the Hilfred and Estelle Lee Community Center thanks to the circus that the Lions brought to town. This was the Carson & Barnes Circus, which was complete with elephants. All of the net proceeds from the fund-raising project go toward the Community Center. The net proceeds were $3,700. Lion Dale Peterson was chairman of the circus fundraiser and Lion Jerry Miller was chairman of ticket sales.

40 Years Ago

Sun of August 19, 1969

An emergency grant of $8,323 has been made to Stevens County to reimburse its overdrawn snow removal budget from last winter it was announced this week. In addition to the emergency grant to the county, four townships in the county have also been awarded emergency grants. They are Hodges, Moore, Pepperton, and Scott.

Herbert G. Croom of Morris was signaly honored at the annual convention of the Minnesota-Dakotas District Kiwanis International at Rapid City, S.D. on Aug. 10-12 when he was named the governor-elect of the district. His selection as governor-elect means he will become district governor on October 1, 1970. Attending the convention in Rapid City from here, in addition to Mr. Croom, were Dr. Sam Evans, William Rickmeyer, Rev. Howard Jones, and Rev. Clifford Grindland.

A fall seminar for hairdressers in this area was held in Morris on Sunday, August 17, at the American Legion Club. The new fall trend featuring the "Soft Mood" was presented. Beauticians from Morris in attendance were Sonia Meyer, Yvonne Anderson, Linda Roles, Micky Hruby, Mary Wannarka, and Blanche Jensen.

75 Years Ago

Sun of August 24, 1934

Nearly 500 men were at work on Emergency Relief Administration and drouth relief projects last week throughout the county. On the ERA projects the men are paid in cash while men on the drouth relief projects are given credits on their account for the drouth relief feed they have received for their livestock. About 125 ERA men were and a few drouth relief men and teams have been employed on Trunk Highway No. 28 this week, trimming grades, sloping banks, and otherwise putting the new grade in a finished condition.

Nearly forty persons were on hand to participate in the swimming institute with Thomas Williams as instructor held Saturday afternoon at the Storck Brothers beach at Pomme de Terre lake, but because of the high wind no tests could be given. Sunday morning was cold and the institute had to be held at Perkins' resort. Receiving certificates were Donavan Siverts, Herbert Probst, Michael Riedner, Paul Ersted, Dale Peterson, Dorothy, June, and Beatrice Zahl.

Miss Anna Louise Siverts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Siverts, has gained recognition for her designs of college frocks. Miss Siverts designs clothes for the Vanity Dress Company of Minneapolis and sells them to the Dayton Company of Minneapolis. Two of the dresses Miss Siverts designed were displayed in Dayton's window this week.

100 Years Ago

Sun of August 26, 1909

One of the saddest misfortunes which has occurred in this vicinity for some time was the drowning of Miss Mary Ring on Sunday afternoon when she and a number of other young ladies were bathing below the floom at Stone's Mill.

Stevens County farmers are beginning to show their prosperity in the proper way. Theodore Stork and Ed Koehntop, two wealthy Swan Lake farmers, have just received their automobiles from L. D. Tripp, and are now showing the envious townspeople what it is to enjoy some of the luxuries of life. They are both possessors of five passenger touring cars of the Reo make.

Rev. C. W. Stark, representing the Anti Saloon League, will be in Morris on Sunday next, and he will preach at the Congregational Church in the morning and at the Methodist Episcopal Church in the evening. Everyone is cordially invited to be present at both these services, as Mr. Stark has a message to deliver.