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15 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of February 13, 1996

The Tiger sports scene is heating up and the Morris Area High School Boosters will help melt your snowdrifts. You could be the LUCKY recipient of ten wooden Tigers, which will be placed in your front yard. For $10 you can remove the Tigers from your yard (after two days) and place them in the yard of your choice. Please call Mary Holmberg with the yard you have chosen and mail or drop off the $10 at the high school. This is a great opportunity to support the Booster Club and the Morris Area athletics.

"Home," and all its definitions, is the theme of the PlayRights community theater production of "Morning's at Seven" by Paul Osborn. Production dates are Feb. 22-24, at the Morris Area High School auditorium. Director is Twig Webster. Cast includes Margaret Payne, Barbara Hoppe, Tom Hesse, Avy Gray, David Nelson, Paul Rentz, Karen Weiss, Marvel Koehntop, and Mick Briscoe. Kill Kluis is the assistant director. The set is designed and constructed by Ray Strand. The 1940s costumes are by Shaune Wunder. Designing lights is Justin Payne.

40 Years Ago

Items from the

Sun of February 16, 1971

Robert Guter has been appointed postmaster here. The new postmaster is a 20-year postal veteran. He joined the postal service as a substitute clerk and has held a variety of positions in the local office. He has been officer in charge since June, 1969, following the resignation of Alvin Erickson from the position. Postmaster Guter is a life long resident of Morris. His father, the late S. J. Guter, had been in the postal service here for many years.

Joyce Estensen was crowned Queen and Dick Mahoney was crowned King of Morris High School's Snow Week at coronation ceremonies held in the senior high gymnasium Monday evening. Queen Joyce is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Estensen. King Dick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mahoney. Other finalists in the royalty competition were Kathy Anderson, Sandi Griffith, Deb Lyseng, Dave Anderson, Twig Webster, and Nile Fellows.

Bob Wilson, manager of the Four Seasons Club, located on Highway 9 south, has scheduled the remodeling grand opening of the club on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 18, 19, and 20. Corsages will be given to the first 100 ladies who visit the club during the grand opening. The menu special is a complete 20 oz. lobster dinner for only $5. There will be live entertainment all three nights.

75 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of February 14, 1936

The Fifth annual Father and Son banquet sponsored by the Men's Club of the Federated Church will be held next Thursday evening. Judge George W. Beise will be master of ceremonies. One of the fathers will give a toast to the sons and the toast will be returned by one of the sons. Music will be furnished by John A. Anderson's orchestra, a male quartet, and Glenn Prickett.

The Ladies' Aid Society of the First Lutheran Church will meet in the church parlors on Thursday of next week. Lunch will be served in the afternoon and a 25-cent supper will be served. The hostesses will be Mrs. C. I. Dolva, Mrs. Charles Rotramel, Mrs. P. S. Bartley, and Mrs. W. H. Shippey. Programs have been arranged for the whole year.

The Morris Rifle and Pistol Club won a pistol match from the Red Wing team during the week of Jan. 27 by a score of 1,843 to 1,798, it was just announced. The individual scores of members of the Morris team were as follows: Axel Sidenblad 189, Ralph Ross, 188, E. Lundquist 187, Dr. A. I. Arneson 186, Ed Spaulding 185, Fay Hall 185, Leonard Judd 184, Captain F. L. McDaniels 183, R. V. Wenberg 180, and Roy Stevenson 176.

100 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of March 2, 1911

Sheriff Zahl, since assuming his duties as sheriff, has made quite a transformation in the sheriff's office and the courtroom, to say nothing of the manner in which the jail has been scrubbed and cleaned. Last week Mr. Zahl had the floors in the courtroom and the clerk of court's office thoroughly cleaned and the floors varnished, and those rooms now present a very pleasing appearance. The sheriff says that he is not through yet, so that we may expect to see quite a transformation within the next few weeks.

Supt. Higbie and his assistants at the West Central School of Agriculture have been conducting corn meetings in the various small towns hereabouts during the past few weeks, and he reports these meetings very successful. The farmers who attend them are quite enthusiastic over the possible results to be attained by employing scientific methods in corn raising and dairying, and these meetings will undoubtedly result in a great deal of good to the county and the surrounding country.

The Donnelly News has suspended publication, last week's issue being the last. Editor Sherman found that there was not sufficient business there to support a newspaper, and he will take his plant elsewhere. The Tribune of this city has purchased the subscription list.