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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, December 28, 2000

An open house celebrating Jerry Loher's 12 years as Stevens County Commissioner was held Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the large courtroom at the Stevens County Courthouse. Among those present were friends and family. There are nine children total in the Loher family.

The Auxiliary to Charles Leuthard Post #5039 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held its potluck Christmas supper on Dec. 19 at the lower level of the Old #1. They also did honors for length of membership or for being new members (one of whom is a new life member). Receiving recognition were Joyce Kramer (25 years), Tillie Hockert (50 years), Vera Kill (45 years) and Melvina Larson (35 years). Irene Lavallier (new member), Lois Johnson (new member), Arletta Myers (new life member), Mae Pochardt (25 years), and Opal Harstad (25 years). An excellent meal was enjoyed by all!

Marie Hansen of Morris received the Presidential Award of Excellence from Jodie Johnson, state president of the Minnesota Women of Today at their recent Fall State Convention held in St. Cloud. Marie has been a member of the Morris Area Women of Today for 6 years.

25 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of December 26, 1985

Don Klein was appointed to the City Council Monday night to fill Councilman Lee Swanson's seat. Swanson, who was elected mayor last November, submitted his resignation from the Council seat earlier this month so someone else could be appointed now and all new Council people could be sworn in together. Swanson and Klein, along with newly elected Council member Carol Wilcox and re-elected Council member Skip Sherstad, will be sworn in on Jan. 7.

Dr. John Stock of Morris will make a guest appearance on the locally-produced "On Call for Health" series airing Tuesday, Jan. 7 on Pioneer Public TV of Appleton. "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" is the title of the Jan. 7 program, which will deal with the subject of angina and coronary artery biopsy.

Angie Boots, age four, was the winner of the Cabbage Patch doll given away as part of the National Home Care Week celebration. The giveaway was sponsored by the InterHome Care program of Stevens Community Hospital. Joanie Kopel, HomeCare supervisor, had the pleasure of making the presentation.

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of January 6, 1961

The latest in research on hog breeding, improvement, feeding, and management will be featured at the district swine feeders' institute at the University of Minnesota's West Central School and Experiment Station in Morris on Jan. 12. Harley Hanke, assistant professor at the Morris institution, will discuss the influence of the source and level of supplemental protein on performance of growing-finishing swine and on carcass quality.

The office of Stevens County public health nurse was abolished by the board of county commissioners at its annual meeting on Tuesday. In considering the county nurse question, the board noted the discontinuance of most of the rural school district's in the county through consolidation, and the increasing use of school nurses in the resulting consolidated schools.

City Manager D. A. Reiber, City Treasurer Mrs. Cora Grove, and City Attorney O. K. Alger head the list of municipal officials and employees re-appointed for the coming year by the city commission at its annual meeting on Tuesday. Elected president of the commission was Les Collins.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of January 7, 1921

The County Commissioners of Stevens County met Monday for the January meeting and organized by electing O. N. Dohlen chairman. The proposition of redistricting the county into new commissioners' districts was taken up and Jan. 28 set as the date for a hearing on same.

C. W. Nash resigned as County Agent of the Stevens County Farm Bureau at the meeting of the Executive Committee which was held in his office on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28. Mr. Nash will have been county agent three years on March 1. No successors for the position of county agent have been considered by the Bureau up to the present time.

The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Women's Union of the Congregational Church which was held in the church parlors on Wednesday afternoon of this week: Mrs. Robt. Tressler, president; Mrs. A. W. Brisbane, vice-president; Mrs. F. L. Gould, secretary; and Mrs. A. A. Stone, treasurer. The work for the coming year was discussed, and plans for the annual church supper, which will take place within the next two weeks, were made.