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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, December 14, 2000

Morris Police Chief Curt Wiese has announced that he will be retiring effective Jan. 31. On Dec. 7, the Morris Police Civil Service Commission met and accepted Wiese's resignation. City Manager Ed Larson said the City has already begun advertising for a new chief and that he expects the new chief will be in place by March.

The Stevens County Board of Commissioners has given its approval to a project that will help bring about $3.4 million into the County. On Monday they approved two City of Chokio petitions to undertake a $800,000 flood control project to be funded through state programs and the DNR.

The Morris City Council approved plants to construct a skate park at Wells Park. The skate park, an effort being spearheaded by a group of local youths in conjunction with the Prairie Renaissance project, will be located on one of the tennis courts at Wells Park according to City Public Works Director Jim Nelson. The park will feature ramps and other equipment for skaters.

25 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 12, 1985

Results of the county ASCS Committee election were recently tabulated. Wayne Rohloff was reelected and will serve a three-year term. Rohloff was one of three candidates, the other two being Robert Nohl and Ken Koehl. Perry Anderson as been reelected committee chairman. Other committee member is Dean Hagen.

The Fifth District Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary met at Alexandria on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8. Members attending from the Charles Leuthard Post and Auxiliary were: Auxiliary President Nell Anderson, Helen Kill, Norma Leuthard, Les and Selma Nelson, Darlene Olen, Esther Peck, Post Commander Lanny Rohloff, and Ray Zurn.

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 23, 1960

At a special meeting Tuesday evening, the city commission decided to call for bids for the construction of a new sewage disposal system for the city. The proposed disposal system will be a lagoon-type system and the total cost of the project will involve approximately $400,000, according to estimates. The site is a 180-acre tract of land in Hodges and Darnen Townships which was bought by the city from Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jaeck more than a year ago.

The Golden Cream Dairy announced this week that the firm will donate the money, normally spent by the firm on Christmas gifts to their retail route customers, to the University of Minnesota, Morris. This money will be designated for the UMM scholarship fund. Willard Micklish stated that college-level education is becoming more and more important to youth and now, with a branch of the University in Morris, more young people in this area will be able to take advantage of an educational opportunity.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 24, 1920

C. F. Kirk was elected president, P. C. Summers vice-president and W. T. Brisbane secretary-treasurer of the Stevens County Farm Bureau Association at its annual meeting last Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre. President R. W. Keeler, in reviewing the growth of the association said that it was started three years ago with a paid membership of 212 at $2.50 each. Now it has a membership of 700 at $5 each.

The stock and fixtures of the grocery department of the Weum-Belverud Store have been purchased by C. M. Bagstad, who is now proprietor of the Cash and Carry Store in the La Grand Hotel Building. Mr. Bagstad became owner of the Cash and Carry Store three months ago. He came to Morris last spring from a farm near Alberta.

At the annual meeting of the members of the English Lutheran Church on Monday evening, it was voted to raise Rev. A. Bredesen's salary $250 a year, and to pay him that amount as back salary for last year. E. C. Gilbert was re-elected secretary, O. C. Hanson, treasurer, and Peter Peterson, trustee. Thirty new members were accepted into the church. The treasurer's report showed a balance of $400 in the treasury.