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Looking Back 6-29-13

60 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of July 21, 1953

Pvt. Robert Hennen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hennen, left early last week for Camp Kilmer, N.J. from where he is expected to leave in the near future for overseas duty in Europe. He had spent a nine-day leave at his home.  

Official recognition has been given to Cloyde E. Morehead of Morris by the Minnesota Heart Association for his participation as Stevens County chairman in the 1953 Heart Fund.  The Minnesota Heart Association 1953 campaign was the most successful in its five-year history.  

James Bahr of Morris returned to the Great Lakes to his assignment Wednesday night after spending 12 days with his wife Coleen and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bahr, and Gerald Bahr at Morris

Entertaining 27 Mississippi 4-H club members, their leaders and their bus driver, Mr. Edwards and Miss Flom of the Minnesota 4-H Club staff last Thursday evening was one of the most enjoyable 4-H events ever held in the county, reports Mrs. Hultgren, county club agent.  The visit of the Mississippi group to Stevens County and to other counties in Minnesota is a part of the exchange program inaugurated three years ago designed to give the young people of Minnesota and Mississippi an insight into farming methods and modes of life in each state.  Last year 27 Minnesota young people, including Shirley Wilts of Stevens County, visited Mississippi.  

40 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of July 5, 1973

Rick Lucken and Mike Scarborough waited for their autographed picture of Lynda Carter, Miss World-USA, while she was at Gibson Discount Center last Thursday.

Last Thursday, Lynda Carter, Miss World-USA, was in Morris promoting Frostie Root Beer at the Gibson Discount Center, Juergensen's Super Valu and Willie's Red Owl.


There has been some business construction in Morris recently.  Henry's Candy Co. is erecting a new office and warehouse building in the southeastern part of the city.  A new roller rink facility is being erected by John Ekern on Highway 28 west, near Lakeview Lanes.  Just started is construction work on a new building for the new County Kitchen, located on the former Northern Pacific Depot site.  

The new office, laboratory and continuing education facility at the West Central Experiment Station will be dedicated July 12 as part of the Summer Crops and Soils Field Day program. The seven individual staff offices will be assigned to Ralph Smith, Superintendent; Sam Evans, Soil Scientist; Dennis Warnes, Agronomist; Harley Hanke, Animal Scientist; Dennis Johnson, Dairy Scientist; Leslie Lindor, Ag Engineer; and Wesley Gray, Horticulturist.  

Raymond Farwell, Alberta, graduated from the Minnesota Military Academy officer candidate school in ceremonies of June 29, in the armory at Camp Ripley.

Linda Hector, a senior in Morris High School, will be among the 1,400 youth delegates attending the 1973 national meeting of Future Homemakers of America, July 9-12, in Dallas, Texas.  She is now acting as vice president of District XIII FHA and will help represent this district at the meeting.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hector Jr. of Donnelly.


20 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of July 6, 1993

A new nursery  and landscape design company is in our area, Morning Sky Greenery, is a company with ownership of three people—David Fluegel, Sally Finzel and Dave McRoberts.  It began on property Fluegel owns near Pomme de Terre Lake.  Their business is in tune with a philosophy of preserving and appreciating the prairie. The basic part of the business is native plants, but they also grow some specialty herbs. The company sells within a 200-mile radius of Morris and is also just getting into the mail order business.  

The Associated Press Managing Editors Association has cited KMRS Radio of Morris for outstanding cooperation.  Commended are staff members Randy Bannick and Sue Dieter for their assistance in reporting the June 4 earthquake that occurred in west central Minnesota.  Bannick called the Minneapolis AP bureau from his home the night of the earthquake to alert them.  Dieter then followed up with reports from a geology professor and details of a 1975 earthquake that struck the Morris area.  APME President Robert Ritter wrote that “these efforts exempify the cooperation that makes the AP work for all of us.”

Funnel clouds were sighted in the Chokio area Thursday, but there were no reports of them reaching the ground.  Stevens County Deputy Sheriff Steve Hammond said two separate reports came into Dispatch Thursday afternoon.  Hammond said he and Sheriff Larry Sayre drove to the Chokio area and they each saw a funnel cloud.  Hammond said the funnel didn't appear to reach the ground, and as they watched it, it dissipated into the clouds.  


Two MAHS softball Tigers could plan for further competition.  Renee Weiler and Jean Tate entered the all-star circle.  They competed in special all-star exhibitions, designed to showcase Minnesota's best in the sport.  They played in the Minnesota High School Girls All-Star Softball games at the University of Minnesota Softball Stadium.  These All-Star girls posed with their parents; Greg and Bonnie Weiler and Mike and Jo Tate and MAHS softball coach Mary Holmberg for a photo shoot at the U of M Softball Stadium, Twin Cities.