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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, April 13, 2000

Former Stevens County Court Administrator Jerry Schmidt has been selected by the Morris City Council to fill out the four-year council term of Dorothy Hennen Barber, who passed away recently. Schmidt, who was present at the meeting, accepted the position. He will be formally sworn in at the Council's next regular meeting on April 25 at the Morris Area High School auditorium.

Peggy Kill, Central Minnesota Field Representative for The Salvation Army announced a Salvation Army thrift store will be coming to Morris. Kill says a thrift store provides a place where an inexpensive suit can be purchased in an emergency, where antiques can be found, and where great Halloween costumes can be acquired. The store will be located in the former PKM building.

A retirement party for University of Minnesota, Morris longtime faculty members, Jack Imholte and Jim Gremmels, will be held Saturday April 22 at the Historic Lakeside Ballroom on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood. Imholte, who served as UMM provost and chancellor for 21 years, is a member of the history faculty. Gremmels, who established the first UMM men's basketball program, is a professor of English. Both are among UMM's "Original 13" faculty. Both will retire at the end of this academic year.

50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of April 22, 1960

Stephen Granger, St. Cloud, has been appointed assistant professor and student counselor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Mr. Granger formerly was employed as coordinator in the Counseling Psychology Unit, Veterans Administration Hospital, St. Cloud. He began his new duties in Morris on April 18. He is married and has one child.

Orion Carlson has resigned as assistant agricultural agent for Stevens County and has accepted a position as assistant manager of the J. C. Penney Co. store in Morris. Mr. Carlson will take over his new duties May 1, filling the post formerly held by Gary Cummings. Mr. Carlson has been assistant agricultural agent for Stevens County since 1956. He is a native of Appleton.

R. B. DeWall was elected president of the Morris Lions Club at the dinner meeting of the club Tuesday evening. Other officers elected were: First Vice-President - Wes Gray; Second Vice-President - Cliff Hedberg; Third Vice-President - Jack Laimer; Secretary-Treasurer - Ed Setterholm; Tail Twister - Floyd Elias; Lion Tamer - Joe Bresnahan; and Directors - Dr. Robert Holt, Glen Thedin, Si McCormack, and Carl Gustavson.

90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of April 23, 1920

Over two hundred people attended the celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Golden Sheaf Lodge, at the La Grand Hotel on Tuesday evening. An excellent diner was served followed by a program of music and readings. J. H. Adams presided. Two ebony, gold mounted canes were brought out, and O. C. Hanson, in a presentation speech, announced that these were for D. G. Lindsley and John House, the two charter members of the lodge still living. Dancing followed the program, Boyle's orchestra furnishing the music.

A short course in citizen ship, dealing with the questions relative to methods of government and voting, will be held in Morris. A course is to be given by a representative of the Minnesota League of Women Voters, and will come in response to a call from the women of the town. A meeting for the purpose of discussing the advisability of giving this course, was held at the Library on Wednesday evening, Mrs. L. C. Spooner presiding. As a result, a request was immediately sent to the league headquarters in Minneapolis.

The Farm Bureau office has made arrangements whereby boys and girls interested in Pig Club work, who wish to secure purebred pigs for the pig contest can do so at reasonable prices. Ben Busch, Morris, and Emil Mecklenburg, Hancock, offer to sell pedigreed Duroc Jersey sow pigs, born the first part of March, at $35 each. They also offer to pay $100 at Fair time for any one of these pigs which wins first place at the fair.