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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, June 29, 2000

Les Norman, Morris Area Schools superintendent, will be leaving Morris and heading to Lake Crystal Schools. Norman has "officially" been involved in education for 28 years. He was raised in northern Minnesota in Clearwater County. The new interim superintendent will be Keith Redfield of Alexandria. Redfield has been in education since graduating in the first graduation class of the University of Minnesota, Morris - the class of 1964.

Tom Schuster of Morris was recently named "Agent of the Quarter" by the National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Companies. Tom earned this honor as a result of substantially increasing his production of new business during the first part of the year as well as continuing to provide outstanding service and support to his customers.

25 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of June 27, 1985

The proposed ordinance to prohibit charitable gambling in space leased in public bars died for lack of a second in the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Council members then directed the City Attorney to get more information on how the state law will work before they decide whether to reintroduce the ordinance. Doug Brutger, manager of the Sunwood Inn, said the proposed ordinance would discriminate against the ability of other charitable organizations to raise funds through gambling devices like pull tabs as the VFW, Eagles, and American Legion now do. Those clubs can have gambling because they are private.

As of July 1, 1985, an old organization will have a new name. On that day the Morris Jaycee Women will become the Morris Women of Today. To mark the beginning of their new organization and their disaffiliation from the Jaycees, the Morris Women to Today will be having a balloon launch in front of the Stevens County Courthouse on Monday, July 1. Local officers include Cindy Enke, Pauline Rortvedt, Judy Snowberg, LeAnn Raths, Susan Beil, Carrie Bakken, Marlene Ellefson, Jone Anderson, and Peggy Kill.

Dave Storck, of Morris, won the Feature race in the Wissota Modified Competition on Saturday night at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria. Earlier in the evening Dave took first in his heat race. Dave is sponsored by the Morris Dairy Queen, Kensington Cyrus Trucking, Brothers Fleet Service of Morris, Bernie's Motor Supply, Bernie's Machine Shop, Riley Brothers Construction, R & B Tire Service, and Mike's Shop Service.

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of July 8, 1960

(The date is the same as used last week but these are different items from the July 8th paper than last week.)

As mentioned in last week's Tribune, the Robert Rose family will continue to reside in Morris. Mr. Rose, who managed the Boston Rexall Drug store here until its sale last week to the Messner Drug store and the Morris Drug Store, has accepted positions with the Messner Drug in this city and the Matson Drug in Hancock and will divide his time between those two firms.

Oliver Boehmer of Chokio, former manager of the Great Plains Lumber Co. of Chokio, has joined the staff of Eich and Jenson. Mr. Boehmer, a specialist in farm buildings , will be a salesman and manager of farm building crews. Mr. and Mrs. Boehmer are the parents of two small children. The family will continue to reside in Chokio for the time being.

A family gathering was held at the Kongsvinger church parlors Sunday, June 19 to celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sherstad of Donnelly, both life-long residents of Stevens County and well known throughout this community. Following a dinner and program. A three-tiered anniversary cake decorated in white with pink roses centered the table. Mr. and Mrs. Sherstad were presented with a white carnation boutonniere and a corsage of pink miniature roses by their children who were hosts and hostesses.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of July 9, 1920

R. H. Giberson, Boys' and Girls' Club leader for this district, has decided to remain with the work here another year instead of accepting the position offered by the livestock breeders' association of Fillmore County.

Four young men of Morris took a joy ride to Campbell on a freight train on Monday night. They came back by the same method, catching the number 10 passenger. One of the boys has difficulty in getting on, and lacerated his hand badly, but rode all the way on to Morris before he had it bound up.

The first class in the Condensed Course in Home Hygiene work to be given by Miss Irene Labrie, Stevens County public health nurse, will take place at the high school this afternoon. Arrangements have been made whereby any small children brought by their mothers, will be cared for by high school girls during class time, to leave the mothers free to attend the course.