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60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of May 27, 1952

Three Stevens County homemakers appeared on the Home Program Achievement Night style show at the West Central School on the evening of May 14, modeling apparel they had made during the winter in the tailoring project which was a part of the Extension Home Program. Tailoring adapted to cotton was emphasized by Mrs. L.W. Wolking of Donnelly. Traditional tailoring in all-wool was stressed by Mrs. Anna Grossman of Chokio. The dress modeled by Mrs. Walter Hanse of Framnas Township was an example of tailoring adapted to hemberg, a sheer material.

Sgt. Lloyd Podtburg arrived Thursday from Camp McCoy where he received his honorable discharge after spending four years in the service, three years of which were spent in Germany.

Sally Huebner, member of the Darnen 4-H Club, won the Stevens County Search for Talent Contest held in the West Central School auditorium last Thursday evening. Sally, singing the vocal solo, "Spring," accompanied by Miss Helen Swan, got the judges' nod for top place in a field of 28 contestants. She will now represent this county in the district contest in midsummer.

Thirteen pupils from District 44 in Pepperton Township, accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Joe Wagner, and Mrs. Dewey Cin, visited a number of places of interest in Morris Thursday. The Sun Tribune acknowledges a call from the group. They also visited Green's Milling Company plant, the Morris Creamery and People's Dairy, and the telephone exchange. A side trip to Glenwood gave them a chance to visit the state fish hatchery.

Airman John H. Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Carlson, Donnelly, has completed his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The training prepares him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work.

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of May 30, 1972

Four Scouts in Troop 467- Brian Henjum, Craig Birch, Craig Johnson, and Joe LaFave received the coveted Eagle Scout Award at the Court of Honor in First Lutheran Church Monday evening. The new Eagle Scouts were present with former scoutmaster, Sandy Munson, who was their leader through much of the Scouting career which led to the Eagle Award, the highest award in Scouting and the culmination of more than half a dozen years of Scouting. Jim Eidsvold presently is scoutmaster for Troop 467. Jeff Driggens, Jim Olson and Dave Lindell are assistant scoutmasters.

Leif H. Lie, Stevens County agricultural agent since 1946, resigned that position, effective July 1, at a meeting of the county Extension committee last Tuesday evening. The resignation was accepted but with high praise for the very effective and conscientious work that County Agent Lie has done during his many years as agricultural agent here.

William D. McNally, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McNally of Chokio, was promoted to rank of Captain in the United States Air Force on May 24. He is stationed with Air Force Intelligence at TAC Headquarters in Newport News, Va.

A number of area students were among the record 918 graduates on whom degrees were conferred at spring commencement exercises at Moorhead State College on May 25. Among the graduates from this area were Thomas H. Hjembo, Morris; Curtis L. Horning, Chokio; Steven J. Swenson, Hancock; Gary L. Brunkow, Herman; Steven L. Dalum, Hoffman; and Harley L. Olson, Norcross, awarded bachelor of arts degrees; Curtis L. Horning, Merton C. Melberg, Marson P. Rinkenberger (cum laude), and Murl M. Rinkenberger, Chokio; Dennis E. Lokken and Sheldon R. Wiger, Cyrus; Lana L. Bailey, Leslie A. Harrison and Philip M. Stotesbery, Graceville; Dennis R. Bertram, Virginia J. Lea, Iiona B. Pederson (cum laude), of Herman; Linda D. Lund, John A. Mithun, Karen E. Shauer (cum laude), of Hoffman; Wasdon A. Blasing of Norcross, bachelor of science degrees in education.

20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of May 28, 1992

Chokio-Alberta seniors become 1992 grads. The senior class sings "The Wind Beneath My Wings," Nathan Pederson conducted. Participating were Wendy Hawkenson, Nicole Hettver, Shana Stotesbery, Angie Asmus, Wendy Melberg, Heidi Hartman, Eric Tomoson, Pat Kehoe, Kevin Spaulding, Jon Hallman, Eric Gibson, Ken de Neui, Keith Vogt and Kelly Gillespie.

County Board members narrowed four redistricting options down to two at a recessed meeting Tuesday afternoon. The Commissioners acknowledged that they were beyond the deadline to have the City of Morris change its ward boundaries.

The turnout in the face of un-summer like conditions got attention right away in the Memorial Day remarks of Sgt. Earl Cline. The weather conditions caused part of the formal Memorial Day observance to be canceled. There was no graveside ceremony or parade. The morning program was traditionally held in the Middle School auditorium. Cline was brought to the podium by the commander of Post 29, American Legion, Greg Buss.