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10 Years Ago Items from the Tribune, February 15, 2001

The annual series of cultural programs, presented by the University of Minnesota Morris Retirees Association and the Heritage Preservers, began Monday. This year's theme is "We All Came From Somewhere Else." Randee Hokanson and Larry Hutchings of the Stevens County Historical Society presented :"The Myth of the Melting Pot" at the presentation. A guest viewpoint on immigrations was shared by Vu Power, who came to the United States from Vietnam. She's the wife of Morris native Jim Power. The introduction for the presentation was given by Vicki Demos, professor of sociology at UMM.

The Stevens County PlayRights will present Garson Kanin's civic minded comedy "Born Yesterday" on Feb. 22, 23, and 24 at the Morris Area High School auditorium. Cast members include Jason Lina, Lynnae Glieden, Charlie Glasrud, Twig Webster, Charlie Fowler, James Moore, Margaret Payne, Joe Glasrud, Susan Brooks, Dave Nelson, Mary Jo Hoffman, Jeanne Richards, Ferolyn Angell, Theresa Dorsey, Jim Countryman, Nisa Orest, David Hamrum, Dave McRoberts, and Mo Glasrud.

25 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of February 13, 1986

About 45 people attended an informational and organizational meeting on Tuesday evening at Kelly's Fine Foods to hear about the hazards associated with the proposed nuclear waste disposal site. The group is in the process of organizing to oppose the present siting processes. The meeting drew a cross-section of people from this area, including farmers, local elected officials, and UMM students and faculty.

Tap and Margaret Payne of Morris had the winning entry in the recent contest conducted by El Dorado Jewelers (formerly Moser's Fine Jewelry) to design a logo or trademark for the new name of the store. In the field of 90 different drawings and ideas submitted, the Paynes' entry was selected by the Main Street Design Committee - Karen Berget, Jack Imholte, Jan Brown, Mike Lair, and Greg Nelson. As winners, the Paynes received a quarter carat diamond.

50 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of February 24, 1961

The dental offices of Dr. H. W. Jorgenson and Dr. Quentin Dunnum, now located in the Halverson building, will be closed from Saturday through next Tuesday while the equipment from the offices is being moved to the professional firm's new office building at 201 East 6th Street. Dr. Jorgenson and Dr. Dunnum also announced the acquisition of a third member of the firm. He is Dr. C. F. Ketterling, who will come to Morris from Wishek, North Dakota. Dr. Ketterling will begin his practice in Morris after school is out.

The first organizational rehearsal of an orchestra drew a dozen strings and two dozen wind and percussion players to the University of Minnesota, Morris last Friday. Businessmen, housewives, music teachers, and students appeared at the UMM's Music Hall, coming from as far away as Ortonville and Glenwood. Directed by Dr. Ralph E. Williams, assistant professor of music at the University of Minnesota Morris, the orchestra will practice every Friday except during University vacation.

Anton Ettesvold died Thursday at the Stevens County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ettesvold, who was about 83, was born and raised on a farm in Framnas Township and lived on the same farm until his retirement. He was a member of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners and of the Framnas Township board, served on the county welfare board and other numerous county and state agricultural committees, and was active in several farmer cooperative. In 1944 Mr. Ettesvold received outstanding recognition when he was named Minnesota's Typical Farmer as well as the Upper Midwest's Typical Farmer in a five-state contest.

90 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of February 25, 1921

A meeting will be held at the Commercial Club rooms tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, February 26, for the purpose of organizing an Auxiliary to Walter Tripp Post, No. 29, of the American Legion. The mothers, wives, and sisters of ex-soldiers are entitled to belong to this organization. It is a privilege to belong to the Women's Auxiliary, branches of which are being organized in connection with practically every American Legion post in the whole country. The Auxiliary bids fair to become one of the greatest organizations in America today.

Next Tuesday Company K will move from the armory into its supply room in the Spooner Brick Block in preparation of the removal of the old armory that is to be sold and removed to make room for the new one. Company K will have its headquarters in the Spooner Block until the new Armory is finished.

The Students Club met with Mrs. C. L. Voss at her home on Park Avenue on Monday afternoon, Feb. 21. Mrs. John Grove assisting hostess. The subject for the afternoon was "The School." Mrs. S. J. Stebbins gave an interesting talk on "Sanitary Problems in the School." A well prepared and instructive paper on "The Feeding of School Children" was read by Mrs. Tripp. Miss King gave an interesting account on "School Attendance" which showed only twenty-five percent of the children in the rural districts attend school. Refreshments were served by the hostess.