15 Years Ago
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Sun of December 12, 1995
One of the top five worst winter storms in the last 10 to 20 years. That's how veteran meteorologists described the combination of blizzard conditions and frigid temperatures that hit the Morris area Friday. An intense low pressure from the Great Plains invaded western Minnesota bringing 5 to 7 inches of snow and sustained winds of 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40.
Junior High Knowledge Bowl competition is in full swing, and the Morris Area eighth graders are taking the region by storm. The team consists of Emily Dudding, Justin Droegemueller, Lili Payne, Becka Koerner, and Bill Heikkila. In the past four meets, they have taken either first or second place against tough competition.
The Burlington Northern/Q102 Santa Train will be rolling into town on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the 6th Street crossing in Morris. Santa will come to town on a beautifully lighted and decorated train and will once again bring with him some special friends to meet and hug. Everyone who visits "Santa Train" is asked to bring a nonperishable item for the Stevens County Food Shelf. For further information contact Sharon Ehlers or the Chamber office.
40 Years Ago
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Sun of December 15, 1970
L. K. Lindor, assistant professor of West Central Experimental Station for University of Minnesota, presented a scientific paper at the 1970 winter meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers on Dec. 8-11 in Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1907, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers is the technical, professional, and educational organization of engineers working in and for agriculture.
All ice skating rinks in Morris will be opened by Monday, Dec. 21. Some may be opened earlier, but supervision at the rinks will not start until Dec. 21, according to Roger Schnaser, city recreation director. The major change in ice skating this year will take place at Wells Park where a new skating rink has been built and a new warming house installed. There will be recreational skating at the rink located by the high school, at East Side Park, and Lake Crystal. Hockey will be played at the West 4th Street rink for elementary and junior high students.
Warren Huebner, a first year member of the Morris Jaycees, was chosen the November Jaycee of the Month by the club's board of directors. He was given the honor because of his active participation in the Jaycee chapter through attending regular Jaycee meetings and attendance at regional and district meetings; and as co-chairman of the Distinguished Service, Outstanding Boss, and Outstanding Farmer of the Year banquet to be held in January. Mr. Huebner is manager of the fertilizer department of the Morris Coop Association.
75 Years Ago
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Sun of December 20, 1935
Bud's Diner on East Seventh Street was purchased last week by Robert Kiefer of Long Prairie. Mr. Kiefer retains the same name for the diner and opened for business last week. He is a brother of Carl Kiefer of this city, who owns the Morris Auto Salvage Company.
Four hundred farmers of Stevens County attended the rural electrification meeting at the Armory here on Friday of last week and went on record favoring the organization of a Rural Cooperative Electrical Users Association. The following seven directors were elected: Andrew Erdahl of Donnelly; J. L. Morton Jr. of Hancock; A. C. Jesness, Max Stevenson, and Otto Olson of Morris; Victor Hanson and Gust Kjenstad of Chokio; and Victor Hanson of Drywood Township. The membership fee was set at $3.
Election of officers was held by the local Royal Neighbor Lodge on Monday evening. Installation will take place on Jan. 20 when the lodge meets at the home of Mrs. Anna Nelson. Mrs. Edna Hockert will be the installing officer. The officers chosen are: Marie Yarger, Laura Smith, Mary Weller, Anna Etter, Nellie McHugh, Marie Slamen, Helena Loher, Minnie Cairney, Anna Nelson, Anna Lemeiux, Mary Lawler, Frances Irwin, and Mathilda Brom.
100 Years Ago
Sun of December 15, 1910
A complete ventilating system operated by electricity, is being installed in the high school building, and it is understood that it will be completed in time for the opening of the spring next term of school. The system is very complete, and while it will cost considerable money, it is believed that it will be a very fine thing for the school.
The dance given at the armory on Monday evening of this week by the "Bachelor Girls" was a very delightful affair. They had decorated the hall very prettily with banners and hangings. Frappe was served during the evening.
Two days of the short course at the School of Agriculture, Morris, will be given over to dairying. Prof. Haecker will discuss "The Dairy Cow," "Feeds and Feeding" and give an illustrated address of "Dairying in Europe." Remember the course starts Jan. 9, and lasts all week.
After Jan. 1 the barbers have agreed to raise the price of hair cutting to 35 cents, facial message to 35 cents, and shampooing to 35 cents. Barbers Brandt and Leitte.