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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, December 7, 2000

Bree Dalager, daughter of Bob and Vicki Dalager, of Morris, has accepted membership in Golden Key National Honor Society and was individually honored during a campus ceremony this fall at the University of Minnesota. Bree is a junior majoring in political science. Golden Key National Honor Society is a non-profit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking, and scholarships. Membership into the Society is by invitation only.

Lions District Governor Dean A. Haas, from District 5M4 will make his official visit to the Morris Lions Club, Monday will be representing Lions Clubs International, the largest, most active service organization in the world. The Morris Lions Club is currently in its 62nd year as an active service organization in the Morris area community.

Jay Dietz and Chris Carlson of Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, are continuing the annual tradition called the Tree of Remembrance which is supplemented with the memorial service "A Time to Remember." The program will be held Sunday December 10 at Pederson Funeral Home. Rev. Todd Mattson of First Lutheran Church will lead the ecumenical service.

25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of December 5, 1985

The first and second graders of Morris Elementary School will present a Christmas music program on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The performance will be in the Middle School Auditorium and is open to the public. The director is Suzanne Smith.

Temperatures during November averaged 19.2 degrees, 10.6 degrees below normal. This was the third coldest November on record surpassed only by 19.0 degrees in 1911 and 15.8 degrees in 1896. This was also the sixth consecutive month with below normal temperatures.

The finance committee of the building drive for the new Senior Citizens Building met Tuesday. The committee members include LeRoy Ball, Kathryn Cook (treasurer), Vivion Teal (chairman), Carol Voorhees (site manager), Oscar Moe, Paul Larson, Linda Dahl, Lyman Eidsvold, Keith Morrill, John Twenge, Wahlfred Sanders, Irene Finstad, Mae Waller, Vern Scheil, and Judy Nord.

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 16, 1960

"The Marvel of the Miracle" is the theme for the annual Christmas concert and program that will be given at Bethany Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, December 18, by the choirs and Luther League of the church. That same afternoon the junior and intermediate departments of the First Lutheran Church Sunday School will present a Christmas program based on a colored filmstrip "Bells of Christmas." That evening a Christmas worship service of "Candles and Carols" will be held at Peace Lutheran Church. Also that same evening the children of the Federated Sunday School will present their annual Christmas programs at the Federated Church. The Sunday School children of the Assembly of God Church will present their Christmas program on Wednesday evening, Dec. 21.

The awarding of a 24-year perfect attendance pin to Paul Cartwright by E. J. LaFave of the attendance committee was the highlight of the weekly meting of the Kiwanis Club Monday evening at the Del Monico Café. After the meeting members went out to sell fruit cakes again. The proceeds of the cake sales will go into a scholarship fund at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 17, 1920

The bells at the railroad crossings on the Great Northern railroad will be removed in the very near future, and replaced with pendulums, bearing the word "Danger" in red lights. Residents living in the vicinity of the crossings have objected strongly to the use of the bells, and the matter was taken up at a meeting of the city council last Tuesday.

A new Fairbanks-Morse scale has just been installed by Ben Dalgarno at the Great Northern stock yards for the Morris Shipping Association. The new scale will be protected against the weather by a shed 14 by 16 feet, and can therefore be kept in better and more accurate condition than the old one was. F. E. Halbe, the manager of the shipping association will have his office in the newly erected scale house. Mr. Halbe, A. D. Crissey, Joe Satzer, and M. Dripps left for St. Paul on Tuesday with a carload of stock.

Members of the Students and Literary Clubs have asked the city commission to supply facilities for a skating rink on Crystal Lake this winter. At the meeting of the commission last Tuesday it was voted to light a section 300 feet square (a city block) and to put up a warming house. C. I. Dolva will have charge of the warming house, and will run a coffee house in connection. The rink is located on Crystal Lake at West 4th Street and Nevada Avenue. It is to be lighted with 5 200-watt lights. The warming house is 16 feet square.