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Looking Back-Morris

10 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of November 30, 2000

Morris Area Post Prom presents the Decades of Homes and Quilts Tour on Sunday, Dec. 3. Six Morris Area homeowners are graciously opening the doors of their homes for the tour. An added feature to the tour this year is a quilt display. Advance tickets will be sold at Willie's Super Valu and Coborn's until Saturday, Dec. 2 for $7 and on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Faith Lutheran Church for $8. This fundraiser benefits the junior and senior youth of our community for their Post Prom Party. Post Prom sponsors the tour along with AAL Branches #10976 and 10716.

A "continental celebration" is planned at this year's University of Minnesota, Morris holiday time carol concert, coming up on Dec. 1-3. Continental Celebrations reflects the sights and sounds of true carols form around the world. The program carried on the 21-year tradition of singing the festive and beautiful music of the holiday season. Ken Hodgson has been the director for years but is taking a hiatus for the 2000 edition, and in his place is Sarah Lundeen.

25 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of November 28, 1985

The County Commissioners voted at a special meeting Tuesday night to honor County Highway Engineer Larry Schaub's original request to take early retirement on May 1. County Board Chair Paul Larson had to cast a tie-breaking vote and he sided with Commissioners Herb Kloos and Wally Staples to accept the retirement request. Commissioners Grace Staebler and Bob Stevenson voted against the motion.

As a result of their service project, the Morris High School Student Council made a donation to the Stevens County Food Shelf, thanks to a fund-raising dance the council organized. The dance, held Nov. 22, had an admission price of $2, or $1 along with a can of food. Council members making the presentation were Becky Sleiter, Kelly Fellows, Mary Hagstrom, and Carla Anderson. The check was for $70 and the cans number 120.

50 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of December 9, 1960

The board of county commissioners, at its monthly meeting Monday, agreed to sell to the Minnesota Highway Department the two lots the county owns on the southeastern edge of the city and then decided to purchase a 23-acre site on the northwestern edge of the city as a future location for the county highway department and its equipment. The site of approximately 23 acres on the northwestern edge of the city will be purchased by the county from Tib Kirwin.

Three brilliant performers on the 1960 Morris high school football team, West Central conference co-champion, were signally honored by their teammates this week, with the honors being announced at the Lions Club's annual football banquet on Tuesday evening. Richard Fluegel, right guard, was picked as the club's outstanding lineman. Dennis Clausen, quarterback, was selected as the outstanding back. Captain Dennis Bakke, center on the football team, was named as the "Most Valuable Player" to receive the coveted Lions Club's award to the player so designated. They were also named to positions on the All-Conference squad of the West Central Conference. Jon Staebler and Warren Huebner, outstanding linemen on the football team, will lead the 1961 Tigers as co-captains.

90 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of December 10, 1920

The Farm Bureau meeting which took place at the Orpheum on Monday morning of this week was the largest which has been held up to this time in Minnesota under the leadership of E. J. Heaton, farm bureau booster. A great deal of enthusiasm was displayed, and the 125 members who attended were agreed that Stevens County could attain a 90 percent membership, which would be about 1,000 farmers. R. W. Keeler, president of the county farm bureau, opened the meting with a short address, followed by a talk by County Agent C. W. Nash on the work of the County Farm Bureau.

A 7-inch Howitzer and carriage, which was used during the Civil War, has been received in Morris through the efforts of the War Records Committee. The gun came from Camp Eustis, Va. and will be placed on the armory grounds as soon as the new armory is completed. Guns which were used in the World War will be available soon, and will be distribute pro rata according to population, and Morris will probably receive one of these before long.