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15 Years Ago

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Sun of July 18, 1995

The always popular Horticulture Night will be held Wednesday, July 26, at the West Central Experiment Station. Special events this year are a children's garden and demonstrations on how to exhibit flowers and vegetables. Special tours and talks will be given by various specialists including Steve Poppe, WCES, Bernie Angus, US Fish and Wildlife Wetland Management office, Wes Gray, retired WCES Horticulturist, and Sue Gooch, area Master Gardener and TV program Prairie Yard and Garden host. Randee Hokanson, a youth development educator, will direct and discuss a learning experience for the young gardeners.

Michael Haus took the oath of office as Second Lieutenant from Joel Severson, Commander of Company A 1st Battalion 194th Infantry (Mechanized), Minnesota Army National Guard, Morris. The swearing in took place at the Morris National Guard Armory. Severson also administered the Oath of Extension to Specialist James Quisberg.

The new edition of "Voice of the Villa" is included with today's Morris Sun and includes an array of scenes in the Villa world. "Voice of the Villa" includes many articles on activities, personalities, and new features in the Villa world. Advertisers in the "Voice" help make this important communication vehicle possible.

40 Years Ago

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Sun of July 21, 1970

The fifth Summer Story Hour will be held Thursday morning, July 23, at the University of Minnesota Morris gymnasium. A program of stories and games is being planned by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Underwood. Story Hour is presented by the UMM Women's Association as a service to preschool children in the Morris area. There is no charge and children from ages three to six are welcome.

The Little Flowers Cab Company began service in Morris on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fiori own and operate the company. There will be cab service 6 a.m. to 12 midnight Monday through Thursdays and from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays through Sundays. The office is located at 217 Atlantic Avenue and is equipped with a radio dispatch. The cab is a 1965 white Pontiac station wagon and can carry nine passengers. Mrs. Fiori is the former Beverly Sunquist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sunquist. The cab company's name, Little Flowers, is the English translation of the family name, Fiori.

75 Years Ago

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Sun of July 26, 1935

While some communities have been having difficulties in getting unemployed men to work on farms for haying and harvest, Edson Lundquist of the local office of the national re-employment service said yesterday that the plan is operating smoothly here. The number of men available here for this work is limited, Mr. Lundquist said, and the calls for farm workers is not numerous, but when men on his lists are offered these jobs, they are accepting them willingly. The men handled in this way are being paid at the rate of $2.50 per day.

W. F. Meyer will open on Thursday of next week a produce in the LaGrand Hotel building where he will act as buyer for the Litchfield Produce Company and deal in eggs, poultry and cream. Mr. Meyers has been in the produce business for about eight years. His first enterprise was located near the National Tea store and then he had his place of business on the corner of Pacific Avenue and Fifth Street. From November of last year until April, Mr. Meyer had been manager of the Stevens County Produce Company.

The Morris Municipal band went to Donnelly on Tuesday evening and played the first of its courtesy concerts with neighboring towns. The other towns were the band will appear are Hancock and Cyrus. The courtesy concerts are to be played because several members of the municipal band are from these towns. Arrangements are being made for an exchange concert with Starbuck and Wheaton.

100 Years Ago

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Sun of July 28, 1910

Peter Miller, proprietor of the Stevens County Creamery, has announced that owing to the lack of cream, he finds it necessary to close the creamery. For how long the creamery will remain closed is not known. So little cream has been marketed at the creamery that a big loss has resulted each day, and the closing of the creamery is therefore a necessity.

The Morris Independents took both games from Hancock on Sunday, the first game by a score of 4 to 11; the second lasted seven innings and was won easily the score being 3 to 20. The Morris boys were too fast for Hancock. The batteries for the Independents were Bloom, Loeffler and B. H. Andrisick; for Hancock, Murphy, Kent, J. Maylott and Severson. The Morris team will play the fast Synnes-Horton team at the fairgrounds open Sunday Aug. 31.