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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, January 18, 2001

Kari Beran is the new Extension Educator for youth and family development. Beran began working at the local Extension office about a month ago. She was raised on a farm in Renville County, is a graduate of Mankato State University, and completed an MA in family education at the University of Minnesota.

Senator Charlie Berg was sworn in on Wednesday, Jan. 3, as the 82nd session of the Minnesota Legislative was convened. Senator Berg represents District 13, which includes the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Lac qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, and Traverse. Senator Berg is from Chokio.

25 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of Jan 16, 1986

The Morris City Council members discussed the proposed Senior Citizens Building with members of the Morris Senior Citizens Club. Don Krueger, club president, said they would commit $10,000 to the project. They have also received close to $12,000 in donations for the new building. The total project cost will be about $265,000. The City of Morris would retain ownership of the new building and lease it on a long-term basis to the Senior Citizens. The City's contribution is contingent on a grant.

Installation of officers was conducted by the Morris Masonic Lodge, Golden Sheaf Lodge No. 133, on Jan. 7. Officers were Harold Fahl (W.M.), Wayne Colrud (senior warden), Rich Moen (junior warden), Barry Erdahl (senior deacon), Warren Anderson, (junior deacon), Sid Wilcox (senior steward), Jim Hiedeman (junior steward), Mark Huebner (tyler), Del Sarlette (secretary), Loren Carr (treasurer), and Ed Marquardt (chaplain).

50 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of January 27, 1961

Warren Morton was re-elected chairman of the Stevens County Crop Improvement Association at its annual meeting in the community room in the courthouse Wednesday afternoon. Delroy Carlson was re-elected vice-chairman and Dean Schuster was elected secretary-treasurer. County Agent Leif Lie discussed with the group the new seed to be released to approved growers in 1961. This included Portage oats, Merit soybeans, and Pembina wheat.

The TAP (Teens Against Polio) fund-raising group will go into action tonight at the Morris - Benson basketball game in the high school gymnasium. The TAP committee announced yesterday that between halves of the game tonight a blanket will be carried around the auditorium and spectators invited to drop their loose change - nickels, dimes, quarters and halves - therein.

The Stevens County Historical Society is looking for an old rural school building and school equipment for preservation, and would also like to acquire an old log cabin. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of such old buildings is asked to contact Mrs. Paul Dorweiler, Chokio, president of the society, so arrangements can be made to acquire the buildings and move them.

90 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of January 28, 1921

The Catholic Ladies' Guild is arranging to give a basket social at the armory on Tuesday evening, Feb. 1. The program will consist in card playing and dancing. Ben Bosold has been engaged to cry the sale of lunch baskets, which the ladies will bring. With the baskets, ladies must bring cups and spoons for two. Coffee will be served in the armory. This social will be for adults only and persons under 16 years of age will not be admitted.

The local Congregational Church held its 46th annual meeting and dinner at the LaGrand Hotel on Thursday evening, Jan. 20. Reports from officers of the church, the Sunday School, and the Ladies' Union were read and showed a prosperous and satisfactory year for the congregation and that the church is out of debt. In appreciation of the pastor's faithful service his salary was increased $100.

The Students Club met at the home of Mrs. S. Stewart on Jan. 24. There were 20 members and several guests present. Mrs. Hancock read a letter from Mrs. Gaffney, saying that the proceeds from the play, "The Sea Wolf," to be given on Wednesday evening at the Strand Theatre, would be turned over to the Hoover Relief Fund. Mrs. Morrison gave a most interesting paper on the Safeguards for Health.