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90 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of November 24, 1921

A new plan is set for local basketball. In former years the high schools of the state have been divided into districts and each division worked out its own championship race with the successful team meeting the winners of the other district contests in elimination meets. This plan is now altered by each of the districts being divided into four sections and the section winners playing for the district championships. The Morris school this year is in a district section with Herman and Elbow Lake. Each team will play two games with each other of the other teams in the section and then the games for the district championship will start. This change in the plan was made because at times it was impossible for each team to meet all the other teams of the district before the time came when the champion had to be selected.

Another important move to further the interest that Donnelly, the county's leading community in dairying, in that line is the purchase of a carload of high grade holsteins by Steinfort, Inguist, and Lundquist. The effects of this move is to be far reaching in Stevens County in the development of its cattle, and consequently its prosperity. These holsteins are expected to play an important part in the development of better dairy cattle here.

One of the first organizations formed especially to enjoy the benefits of the new armory is a dancing and card club in the formation of which preliminary steps were taken at a meeting of about 50 persons at the Commercial Club Tuesday night. It was decided to make a general appeal for everyone to join the club, to make it a society for the young, middle aged and old to enjoy dancing in this splendid new building. While everyone is invited to become a member, the dances and parties are to be exclusively for members, and invitations will not be extended to any who are not members to attend any function. Fees for the whole season will not be more than $5. About 75 members have so far been obtained and it is hoped to double that number before the final organization meeting. The members of the committee are: H. B. Jones, Earl W. Eames, A.O. Clave, and P.L. Spooner.

Approximately 14,000 miles of road have been constructed during the present season by the States in conjunction with Federal aid, according to the Bureau of Public Roads, United States Department of Agriculture and probably an equal amount independent of Federal aid. More miles of improved road have been built than during any other year.

65 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of March 22, 1946

Stevens County citizens will be voting on whether a new hospital will be built. The architectural blueprint of the new hospital reveals a very expansive design that would be feasible for the needs of Stevens County.

10 Years Ago

Items from the Sun Tribune of August 14, 2001

Thirty years ago, when this community celebrated its centennial, a mighty big alfalfa arch was constructed on the corner of sixth street and Atlantic avenue. The alfalfa arch is a symbol connected with Morris history. Many people gathered around the arch for a photograph.

10 Years Ago

Items from the Sun Tribune of September 13, 2001

WestMor Industries, LLC, announced it had completed the purchase of the assets of Kleespie Tank and Petroleum. WestMor is a group of investors, primarily from the area, who formed the company for the purpose of purchasing the Kleespie assets. The transaction, which according to former Kleespie Tank president Jon Boutain was completed on Friday, transfers ownership of the company from owners Bob, Bruce and Bill Kleespie, to the investor group. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

At Tuesday's Morris city council meeting, the Council approved promoting public works employee Jim Dittbenner to the position of Director of Public Works. The promotion comes following the resignation of Public Works Director Jim Nelson. Nelson resigned to pursue other interests.