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15 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 16, 1996

On behalf of the American Red Cross, Wally Behm presented plaques of appreciation to local veterans' organizations for their service to the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Accepting the plaques were Carol Woolridge, president of the VFW Auxiliary, Jim Peterson, VFW Post Commander, Darlene Olen, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Erv Krosch, American Legion Post Commander.

LeRoy Aker, Morris area line crew lead lineman for Otter Tail Power Company, received one of his company's 1995 Presidential Awards of Excellence for Community Service in recognition of his volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America and other community activities. Aker has been active in the Boy Scout program the past 17 years, first in Wheaton and later in Morris. He was commended for leading several boys to the rank of Eagle Scout, the most of any Scoutmaster in District 4.

The Hoffman Home residents are enjoying their new television set. They were able to purchase the TV thanks to the Holiday Foods rebate program and area residents who donated their Holiday cash register receipts. People wishing to donate their receipts to help Hoffman Home purchase other needed items may contact Gail Nelson.

40 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 19, 1971

The medical staff at the Stevens County Memorial Hospital reorganized for the coming year at a recent medical staff meeting. Dr. R. A. Rossberg will be the new Chief of Staff, succeeding Dr. Wm. J. Kozel. Dr. O. A. Eide will be the Vice-Chief of Staff, and Dr. J. C. Kooda was named Secretary.

The annual Awards Banquet sponsored by the Morris Jaycees, at which the Outstanding Young Man, Outstanding Young Farmer and Outstanding Boss of the year will be announced will be held in the Morris Senior High School cafeteria on Thursday evening, Jan. 21. Nominees for the Outstanding Boss are Dick Bluth, Wayne Riser, Dan Schivone, Rollie Fevold, Dick Jacobson, Wayne Schmidgall, Chester Larson, Harvey Barberg, and Larry Stillwell. Nominees for the Outstanding Young Man are Sid Wilcox, Dick Bluth, Merrill Pedersen, Harvey Kidman, and Rick Rothausen. Nominees for the Outstanding Young Farmer are James Aanerud, Lanny Rohloff, Paul Huebner, Paul Summer, and Paul Kopel.

Bruce B. Burnes, a University of Minnesota, Morris faculty member, was promoted from instructor to assistant professor in education last week by the University Board of Regents. Burnes, 37, joined the Morris campus faculty in 1968. A native of Red Wing, Burnes graduated from Minneapolis Central High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Macalester College and received his Master of Arts degree in curriculum and development from the University of Minnesota.

75 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 17, 1936

Meeting the responsibility placed upon it by President Roosevelt to provide work for employable relief subjects on worthy public improvements requested by local sponsoring governmental units, the works progress administration on Dec. 31 had 227 relief and 11 non-relief persons at work in Stevens County. Morris had 57 relief and one non-relief persons employed on six projects. For the entire period of operation, it has paid $16,776.75 to relief and $1,702.81 to non-relief persons in this county, according to Harry Phinney, eighth district WPA director.

With the resignation of two officers elected at the December session and new elections for these and one office not filled in December, the Stevens County Agricultural Society which puts on the county fair, returned to the executive organization as last year except for one officer and one director, at an adjourned meeting held at the Legion rooms of the armory Saturday evening. Dr. B. F. Ederer, who was president last year, was elected to the presidency again and George Davidson was again elected to the vice-presidency. S. F. Tomlin was elected secretary.

Large numbers of people from this city and throughout the immediate area paid a visit to the Citizens Bank on Monday, during the institution's first day in its new quarters in the Mullen Building at the corner on Atlantic Avenue and Sixth Street. There were many exclamations of admiration for the beautiful new fixtures and the convenient, modern arrangement of all the elaborate new bank office equipment. Among the visitors on the opening day was L. H. Ickler of St. Paul, president of the Citizens Bank.

100 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of February 2, 1911

R. A. Johnson, cashier of the Chokio State Bank, since its organization, has disposed of his interests and resigned from his position in that institution. Mr. L. C. Dorweiler, who has been assistant cashier for the past two years, is promoted to the cashiership.

The Literary Club met Jan. 30 at the home of Mrs. Putnam, with Mrs. A. A. Stone as leader. Quotations from Shakespeare were given in response to roll call. The lesson was divided into three parts, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Stratford on Avon. The paper prepared by Miss Grace Hall on "Warwick's Connection with English History" was read by Mrs. Burpee. An invitation from the Students Club to a Colonial Tea at the home of Mrs. F. A. Hancock on Feb. 20, was received and accepted.