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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, September 28, 2000

Tara Miller is the queen and Troy Beseman the king of the 2000 Morris Area High School Homecoming festivities. The crown bearers were Jenna Nelson and Travor Mace. The 2000 coronation was held Monday. The king and queen of last year's MAHS Homecoming festivities, Chris Hoffert and Missy Johnson, graced the 2000 coronation with their presence.

The Minnesota State Annual Conference of the American Red Cross was held at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud on Sept. 22 and 23. The Stevens County Red Cross Chapter was represented by Joe and Kathy Axtmann and Bob and Marian Rose. Bob Rose, Chapter Manager, related that greater chapter participation will be needed in order for the chapter to survive. Chapter Chairman is Dawn Bjorge. Vice Chairman is Joe Axtmann. Secretary is Kathy Axtmann, and Treasurer is Cindy Torgerson.

25 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of September 26, 1985

Fluegel, Anderson & Dalager, Chartered, Morris, is pleased to announce that Gerald J. Seibel has joined the law firm. Seibel is 35 years of age, and has, for the past 7 ? years, been associated with the law firm of Meshbesher, Singer & Spence of Minneapolis. The Fluegel, Anderson & Dalager law firm now consists of five attorneys, namely: Michael M. Fluegel, Warrenn C. Anderson, Robert V. Dalager, Jon K. Dalager, and Gerald J. Seibel. The law firm is presently completing the construction of new offices to be located at 215 Atlantic Avenue.

The Stevens County Commissioners signed a letter of intent to enter into an agreement with Otter Tail County to haul approximately 15 tons of municipal solid waste a day to a proposed incinerator in Fergus Falls. The letter of intent was signed Monday afternoon.

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of October 7, 1960

Marilyn Dahl, Morris high school senior, was crowned 1960 homecoming queen at coronation ceremonies Thursday afternoon and will reign over the annual homecoming activities today. Named as attendants to the queen were Bertha Jacobson of the junior class and Kay Nordby of the sophomore class.

Plans to demolish the building on East 5th Street occupied by Don Tollakson's Café and Upholstery Shop and to replace it with a new business structure have been announced. The present building will be replaced by a 25x60 foot tile structure with a brick veneer front. A full basement will be added and the upholstery shop, now in the quarters at the rear of the café, will occupy the basement quarters. The structure that is being razed is one of the older business buildings in Morris. Before being purchased by Mr. Tollakson about 10 years ago, it was occupied for 42 years, prior to 1949, by the Morris Tribune, and had housed other businesses before that.

A fund-raising campaign in the community to finance initial costs of a proposed new nursing home in Morris is now getting under way under the direction and responsibility of the Assumption parish. Preliminary thinking on the nursing home, according to Msgr. B. Petermeier, is for a building program that will cost an estimated $350,000 - $400,000 to provide a home that will accommodate between 50 and 60 persons. Plans are that at least 20 percent of the cost will be raised through the fund drive that is now just getting under way, and that the remainder of the cost would be defrayed from the nursing home receipts.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of October 8, 1920

The Ladies' Guild of the Catholic Church met in the Guild hall on Monday evening. Judge Stenger was asked to give a little talk on the mechanics of voting, and an explanation of the four amendments which will appear on the pink ballot this fall.

The present city commission is going at it in real earnest to improve the heretofore wild block of land on East Seventh Street known as the City Park. The land has been plowed and leveled, and an excavation has been made for a pool, the surplus dirt thus obtained being used for filling up the rest of the block. John Anderson, of the Agricultural School, has drawn a plan of the park, with the walks, trees, shrubs and flower beds marked, and future work on the park will be to this plan. Classes of both the public and parochial schools will be asked to buy and plant memorial trees in the park.

A tag day for the purpose of raising funds for the Athletic Association will be held Saturday. This money will be used to equip the basketball teams and in the purchase of lockers. Six teams have been organized and a pep fest was held last Thursday morning. The team captains chosen were Eva Hays, Frances Ware, Mildred Leuty, Mary French, Frank Degendorfer, and Norman Ness. This tag day will give the people of Morris an opportunity to boost their city. A city is judged largely by its public school. When you are called upon Saturday, do no hesitate, get back of the movement and help to keep the Morris High School and the city on the map.