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15 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 23, 1996

The Friends of the Morris Public Library are happy to announce a series of monthly programs that will be offered to the public as a means of alternative entertainment and culture. The first of the series will be held Monday, Jan. 29, in the Conference Room of the public library. Jill Fischer of Morris will be on hand to demonstrate "Quilting in the 90s."

The Morris Area Music Boosters are sponsoring a spaghetti supper on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Morris Area High School cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a delicious meal. You may wish to complete your evening watching the Tiger basketball team take on Lac qui Parle Valley. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds will go to support MAHS music programs.

40 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of January 26, 1971

Names of officers and executive committee of the Morris Area Centennial Corporation were released last week by Corporation President and General Chairman Bruce Burnes. Dr. Ted Underwood has been named vice-president of the Corporation, with Dick Bluth named as secretary to the Corporation as well as to the Executive Committee. Bluth, Morris Chamber of Commerce manager, will also serve as Centennial Headquarters chairman. William Jacobson will serve as treasurer of both the Corporation and the Executive Committee.

The Morris Parents and Teachers Association has been discontinued by action of its board of directors last Friday. Apparent lack of interest in the organization with resultant small attendances at meetings is the primary reason for the directors' action, according to James Noehl. Funds left in the PTA treasury have been put in trust and will be available when and if the PTA is re-organized.

The annual meeting of the Stevens County National Farmers Organization will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Kermit Stahn farm south of Alberta. Business will include election of officers and the meat board. A hog barbecue supper will follow the business meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend. Several officials from the national NFO office will be present to answer questions.

75 Years Ago

Items from the

Sun of January 24, 1936

R. H. Proudfoot, dealer in used cars, moved to a new location in the former highway department building on East Sixth Street, next to the A. J. Giesen plumbing shop. Mr. Proudfoot had previously conducted his business next to the Breckenridge garage.

Officers were elected for the Morris Building and Loan Association when the board of directors met Monday. Those who will hold office for the coming year are: J. C. Morrison, president; L. G. Morley, vice-president; George W. Beise, attorney, and E. C. Gilbert, secretary-treasurer. L. C. Morley was chosen chairman of the appraisal committee, and E. J. LaFave and C. B. Sylvander the other two members.

The name of the West Side Park is being changed to the Wells Park, formalities have been completed in the gift of a half block of excellent property to the city by H. H. Wells to add to the whole bock already in the old part. Ornamental gates showing the new name of the enlarged part are now being built and probably will be installed within a week. A WPA project for the beautification of the street between the two sections of the park has been approved. Although this park has for many years been frequently called the Wells Park, that will become its official name with the erection of the new gates.

100 Years Ago

Items from the

Sun of February 9, 1911

The married folks had a social dance at Linne's Hall on Tuesday evening of this week, and they were out in force, both old married and young married. Many of the old time dances were introduced, and from them one can readily understand why dancing was so much more popular a few years ago than it is now. An excellent lunch was served at midnight, after which dancing was again taken up.

We note by our Alberta correspondence that the Geib Lumber Co. of this place has closed their yard at Alberta, which was being managed by T. Murphy, and they will likely remove the stock to this city.

United States Congressman Volstead has already commenced to send out his seed packages to his constituents in this county, and many have already been received. This is a sure sign of spring.