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60 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of October 14, 1952

Two Morris business concerns, the Tintera Implement Company and Elmer's Distributing, are erecting new business structures on the outskirts of the city. The Tintera Implement company, John Deere dealer here, is erecting a 48 by 90 tile structure on Highway 9, on the southeast edge of the city, on lots purchased some months ago from the city of Morris. The structure, expected to be completed in mid-winter, will have office quarters, some display space, a parts display and storage department, and large shop quarters. The Tintera firm has headquartered in the Esser Motors building since Louis Tintera, proprietor purchased the John Deere business here. Elmer G. Anderson, distributor in the area for Schmidt's and Canada Dry beverages, is erecting a 48 by 60 concrete block building on Highway 28, on the eastern edge of the city, for warehouse and office purposes. Work on this structure is well under way and it will likely be ready for occupancy by early winter.

The building on Atlantic Avenue, near the Esser Motors building, occupied by the Kreidler Paint Store, will be extensively remodeled and renovated. During the remodeling period, the Kreidler store will be located in the Goldberg building, formerly the Kaiser-Frazer headquarters.

A-C Sidney A. Gausman Jr. left Saturday to return to the Columbus Air Force Base at Columbus, Miss. after spending a 13-day leave in Morris at the home of his parents.

Army Pvt. Richard L. McNally, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray McNally, Chokio, recently arrived in Korea and has been serving with the 3rd Infantry Division. Pvt. McNally, a rifleman in the 7th Regiment's Company E, entered the army in January 1952.

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Eul and Mrs. Theodore Eul drove to Minneapolis last Tuesday where they met Sgt. Theodore Eul on his arrival from Camp Carson, Colo. He entered active army duty with Company M, local national guard unit, when it was federalized early in 1951.

The Red Ryders Saddle Club of Morris was one of the featured attractions at the horse "Showdeo" sponsored by the Appleton Saddle Club at the county fairgrounds at Appleton Sunday and honoring Dr. W. C. Kaufman, the last active horse and buggy doctor in Swift County. The local saddle club took the spotlight with Starch Hubbard's Roman ride, Jim Squier's trick riding, and a square dance in colors of yellow, blue, red and green. The club and its individual members won many ribbons, trophies and cash awards by their performances. Individual winners included Jim Squier, first in the men's western pleasure class; Kathy Jorgenson, fourth in junior horsemanship; Ione Bauman, third in ladies' western pleasure; Jim Squier, second in western stock horse class; Lloyd Waletzko first, Jack Fuchs second, Bobby Trost third, and Susie Bok fourth in the musical chair; Jim Squier first and Starch Hubbard second in the rescue race.

40 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of October 10, 1972

Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio recently announced the appointment of Dr. Louis B. Hoyer, a native of Morris, as its first executive director. Incorporated on July 1 as a nonprofit educational organization, Pastoral Counseling Services is an interfaith community program, with its board composed of leading clergymen and laymen from Columbus. Dr. Hoyer has been consulting with the group in its development since Feb. 1. Dr. Hoyer, son of Mrs. Melanie Hoyer, Morris, a graduate of Morris High School, holds degrees from Hamline University and Boston University School of Theology. He received the degree doctor of philosophy in 1962 from the graduate school at Boston University in psychology and pastoral counseling.

Keith Hoffart, new manager of Farmers Union GTA elevator in Morris, began his duties with that firm Oct. 1. He replaces Carl Voelz, who recently retired from that position. Mr. Hoffart is from Brookings, S.D. where he was employed in the elevator business. His wife, Joyce, and daughter, Darla, moved to Morris this past weekend. A son, Doug, will remain in Brookings to finish out the school year. David Hoffman of Morris, also assumed a new position with GTA Oct. 1 as feed and chemical salesman for the company.

Four new members of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce will be elected at the annual dinner meeting to be held Oct. 16. Board members to be replaced are Rick Rothausen, Bill Rickmeyer, Stan Blasey and John Lannon. Paul Giel, well-known sportscaster and currently athletic director of the University of Minnesota, will be guest speaker at the dinner. The public is invited.

Chairpeople for Nixon for Stevens County were announced today by Dwaine Hoberg and Mrs. Marlin Berg, Seventh District chairpeople of the Committee for the Re-election of the President. Erland Charles of Hancock and Mrs. LeRoy Diers of Morris will direct county campaign activities for Nixon.

20 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of October 9, 1992

Lee Swanson and Lyle Christiansen retired Friday from the Postal Service. Swanson, a distribution clerk, has 28.8 years of service. He began as a part time flexible clerk carrier, then was a regular carrier for about 15 years. About five or six years ago, he became a distribution clerk. Christiansen has 38 years of service and is retiring as superintendent of postal operations. He began as a substitute clerk carrier, then became a regular clerk carrier. In 1969, he was named superintendent of postal operations. Christiansen also spent six months as the officer in charge at the Donnelly Post Office in 1990. Postmaster Pat Flannery was on hand to congratulate them on their retirement.

"Education-The Ultimate Workout" by Caleb Stengel, was the winning slogan for the 1992-93 school year. Present for the contest was Mike Martin, assistant principal. Wendy Hauger won second place in the slogan contest with "Finding the best in ourselves and our communities," and Rachel Mathison, third place winner with "Learning for Life." All three students are eighth graders at MAHS.

Christine Fults, a UMM student from Donnelly, is student teaching at the Fergus Falls Senior High School. Fults is teaching social studies under the supervision of Mark Kelly. Her supervisor at UMM is John Anderson. UMM has a total of 22 student teachers working in secondary education this fall.

Greg Stehn was appointed to the City Council Thursday, to fill out the next year of Ron Pollworth's term. Pollworth had resigned from the Council when he accepted a job in South Dakota. Stehn will serve until the next election.

An Honest Day's Work is the new book published by the Stevens County Historical Society. Carol Day, director of the Historical Society Museum, said that following the success of their first book, Syrup Pails and Overshoes, on rural schools in Stevens County, a group sat down and brainstormed about a subject for a second book. That brainstorming began about two years ago, and the resulting book was printed this summer. They came up with the idea of doing a book on the kinds of work that used to be done in the area-- "the occupations and trades that existed formerly."