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60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of February 8, 1952

Dr. F.W. Behmler of Morris was elected president of the Minnesota State Board of Health at its meeting in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Dr. Behmler has been a member of the board since January, 1940, and just recently was re-appointed by Governor C. Elmer Anderson for another three-year term on the board. He has served as vice-president of the board for several years.

Stevens County's Selective Service quota for February is 23 men, reports Mrs. V.W. Scheil, clerk of the local draft board. This is by far the largest draft contingent which will be leaving the county since World War II. The group of 23 young men will go to Minneapolis by chartered bus on Feb. 24 for induction into the armed forces.

Another highly specialized bed was recently presented to the Stevens County Memorial Hospital by the Morris Region Shrine Club. The bed is a Foster Orthopedic bed and was developed in a Shriner Hospital for Crippled Children so it is an especially fitting gift to be given by the Shrine Club. This bed has been designed for the best possible treatment of the severely injured, such as may occur in an auto collision for instance.

Douglas Parisian, who comes to Morris from Minneapolis, has purchased Maxine's Beauty Shop from Mrs. Clarence Kron and assumed active management of the business Monday. He will conduct the shop under the name, "Parisian Beauty Shop" and announces he will specialize in hair styling, permanent waving and hair tinting. He will be assisted in the shop by Hazel Braaton and Ruth Wyman. Mr. Parisian is a graduate of the M. Lewis Hair Designing Institute, New York, and formerly worked in Minneapolis with Myndall Cain and in the Powers Beauty Salon.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of February 10, 1972

Over 100 snowmobilers assembled at the Co-op station in Chokio during a coffee break on Sunday's 57-mile Snowmobile Marathon for the March of Dimes. Snowmobilers Gene Muenchow; Mike Jacoby, president of the Morris Snowmobile Club, and John Fletcher were a few of the participants. The Morris Snowmobile Club and the Tau Kappa Epsilon sponsored the ride that brought in an estimated $2,850 in pledges to the March of Dimes Fund.

Stevens and Traverse Counties will "share" the services of a highway engineer, beginning in late spring or early summer, under the actions taken by the boards of commissioners of the two counties the past week. Taking over the position as highway engineer for both counties will be Lawrence Schaub, who has served in that capacity in Stevens County since 1963. The arrangement is believed to mark the first time in Minnesota that two counties have agreed to "share" the services of a highway engineer. The basic agreement between the counties is for one year.

Jake Marks, social studies teacher at Morris Senior High School, has been named "Teacher of the Year" by his fellow colleagues. Mr. Marks has been associated with the public school system of the state of Minnesota for 26 years, with the Morris system for 20 years. The Marks family moved to Morris in the fall of 1951. In addition to his wife, Frances, the family includes three children, Janae, Kathy, and Paul. During his tenure in Morris he has been involved in teaching English, history, industrial arts and mathematical subjects at the senior high school.

Retires from Navy after 21 years--21 years of active duty in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy were concluded recently for HM1 Bernice Nystuen, daughter of Mrs. Eva Nystuen of Morris, when she retired from that branch of the nation's military service. Miss Nystuen's retirement became effective Jan. 3 and she arrived home Jan. 6. Since then she has been getting re-accustomed to Minnesota winter weather. During her Navy Medical Corps career, Miss Nystuen served 15 years in surgery and the remaining time in dispensaries in work which included many facets of the medical field.

Land O'Lakes, Inc., a cooperative with 350,000 owners in six states, has announced it will begin the production of oleo margarine late this year. Although the company's butter sales have continued to climb, the national per capita consumption has dropped 50 percent to about five pounds since 1960. Consumption of oleo has climbed to 10 pounds.

20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of February 6, 1992

Soils Lab Research Leader Ward Voorhees reported that architects are working on sketches for the proposed addition to the lab. Four sketches have already been rejected. Voorhees said there had been some "technical difficulties." With only a third of the estimated $3 million construction costs approved, Voorhees said the architects were designing the addition in phases. He said the architects were optimistic that they could break ground this summer with the dedication in 1994 or 1995.

The Kensington, Hoffman, Herman-Norcross, Barrett and Elbow Lake-Wendell school boards took a step towards building a new secondary school at a meeting Feb. 3, in Barrett. The Brandon, Ashby and Evansville school boards also attended. After a short caucus, the Kensington, Hoffman, Herman-Norcross and Elbow Lake-Wendell school boards agreed to continue the planning process.

The Pizza Hut Restaurant in Morris has a new manager, Leila Hormann, who received greetings from Chamber of Commerce ambassador Laurie Kleespies, chamber manager Gail Nelson, and Miss Morris Stephanie Erdahl.

Mary Kay Cosmetics independent sales director, Sharon Podratz of Wadena has been honored as one of the company's top achievers. In recognition of leadership abilities and sales achievements, the company awarded Podratz the free use of a pink Pontiac Grand Prix LE Sedan. Podratz is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lucken of Morris and a 1962 graduate of Morris High School.