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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, October 19, 2000

Tuesday, Oct. 24, is Music Night at McDonalds's. McDonald's Restaurant in Morris will give a certain percentage of the money brought in during that night to the Morris Area Elementary School Music Department. Some of the students involved include Adam Ramthun, Dani Staples, Lori Meyer, Brandon Moser, Brad Halbe, and Preston Moser.

The Chokio Alberta Student Council recently donated $1,000 to the Jory Anderson and Mackenzie Hauglund Memorial Building. C-A Student Council President Kristin Larson and Dean of Students Mr. Troen presented Abby White, Erin Manney, Kelly Manney, and Rachel Kramer with the check. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this building may do so by contacting the Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission or the Stevens County Extension Office.

St. Mary's School students recently studied the countries that the Columbian Missions serve, one of which is Peru. Through their contact with Padre Lucho, the students decided to collect items for the children of Padre's 35 missions/parishes. Catholic Charities will help with shipping. Students involved include Tim Ostby, Renee White, David Moser, Emma Durkee, Asha Bezanson, Forest Thielke, and Nick Vipond.

25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 17, 1985

Debby Stark is the coordinator of the new Morris Community Hospice, which will begin working with patients in mid-November. She said it is a way of making people comfortable when they already know they are terminally ill and know that they are in the last stages of life. The Hospice services will be provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. The Morris Community Hospice Advisory Council includes Carol Voorhees, Dolly Beebe, John Rau, Jan Asmus, and Merrill Pedersen.

The dramatic drop in farm income has had a major impact on Stevens County, but the dislocation in agriculture has been partially offset by gains in other aspects of the local economy according to the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Fact Sheet. The steady decline in farm income from 1973 to 1983 ended the agriculture-fueled era of great prosperity in Stevens County. But the large state payroll in Morris and the growth of Morris as a retail trade center partially offset the minuses.

50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 28, 1960

The annual Halloween parties given by the Morris Lions Club for youngsters of the community will be held next Monday evening - and a "big time" will be in store for the boys and girls as well as for the members of the Lions Club. Again this year, as in past years, there will be a series of parties, each catering to a particular age group.

Residents of the community and area are invited to visit the Morris State Bank today (Friday) in observance of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the bank. It was 25 years ago today, to the day that the Morris State Bank opened for business. During its years of operation, its resources have grown from $86,751 to a current total of $3,500,980.

There is a need in the United States to return to the fundamentals of honesty, integrity, self-discipline, spiritual values and love of country, Thomas H. Hodgson, executive vice-president of the Minnesota Retail Federation, told a dinner gathering of 285 persons in the University of Minnesota, Morris dining-hall on Tuesday evening. The banquet was the concluding event of the annual Business-Education Day observance in Morris. It followed an afternoon during which groups of teachers from the Morris public school, St. Mary's school, the West Central school, and the UMM visited 17 Morris business and professional firms to learn more about those businesses and their problems.

90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 29, 1920

The polling-places for the general election Nov. 2 will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the City of Morris. This year women were appointed on the election board. The board of the first ward consists of Mrs. L. D. Tripp, Mrs. C. W. Nash, and Wm. H. Cherry, judges, and H. M. Hanson and Wm. Frame, clerks. In the second ward, Mrs. L. C. Spooner, Mrs. F. A. Hancock, and Fred Gieseke will serve as judges, and Peter Peterson and Geo Danielson as clerks. Voters in the first ward will cast their ballots in the Engine House and those in the second ward in the armory.

It will not be a questions of "the baby or the ballot" for Morris women this year. No woman need feel that in order to vote she must make a choice between leaving the baby at home alone or run the risk of his tearing up the pretty pink amendment ballot while she votes for president. She can take him to the polls with her, and while she is engaged in exercising her rights as an American citizen may leave him in the charge of a committee of women in the armory proper. This committee will serve under the auspices of the Republican Women's Club of Morris, and will care for children of all ages who are brought in by their mothers.