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Looking Back 8-10-13

60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of August 7, 1953

Robert O. Schaefer of Duluth is the new head of the instrumental music department in the Morris public schools. He succeeds Walter Sarlette in that capacity. Mr. Sarlette recently tendered his resignation after serving for 11 years in the local school system. He was the dean of all faculty members in the number of years he served in the system. He is recommended as an exceptionally strong music instructor and band director and, in addition, has developed outstanding marching bands.

The proposed reorganization plan for the Alberta school area was approved by voters of the Alberta district and in 10 rural districts in a special election. As a result of the election the Alberta district (No. 19) and the 10 rural districts will be combined into one large school unit with an assessed valuation in excess of $1,068,000. Approval of the reorganization plan is expected to result in an early building program at Alberta to provide additional high school and grade school facilities.

Dr. F. W. Behmler, Allen Edson and Herb Croom were elected delegates to the Kiwanis district convention to be held soon at Rapid City, S.D., at the dinner meeting of the Kiwanis club. Rolf Arneson reported again on progress with the fence to protect the duck feeding area at Frog Lake and called for more volunteers to complete the project this week. James Martin was elected secretary for the rest of the year to succeed George Bigalke, who found the work conflicted with other duties.

Minnesota's annual pheasant distribution program, which got under way June 23, is now more than half completed, it was announced this week by Supervisor of Game Taylor W. Huston. This year, between 125,000 and 150,000 day-old and release age (6 weeks) pheasants will be distributed to sponsoring organizations which include sportsmen's clubs, the American Legion, Chambers of Commerce, Boy Scouts and similar groups. The distribution thus far has included 29 crates, approximately 750 birds, in Stevens county. The birds are delivered to the clubs, for release after the local game warden has approved the locations.

De Kol Sally De Luxe, a registered Holstein cow in the herd owned by the University of Minnesota at Morris has further added to her outstanding lifetime production of more than 100,000 pounds of milk. Her production records are officially recorded by The Holstein-Friesian Association of America. (1000,000 lbs. of milk is the equivalent of approximately 47,500 quarts, four times the production of the average U.S. cow ).

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune of August 9, 1973

Hamburgers, beef roasts, and steaks may become somewhat of a treat for some local residents these last weeks of August and early next month. Until Sept. 12, the Nixon Administration's Phase IV ceilings on beef prices have encouraged many area as well as national farmers to hold their beef cattle in anticipation of higher market prices. This voluntary withholding of beef has resulted in many packing houses being almost void of any beef. Although pork is in greater demand because of the beef shortage, many packing houses have been forced to close down.

Reports on efforts to release Dr. John Stock from his pending military service were the main concern of the Doctor Procurement Committee at its meeting Tuesday. Dr. Stock, who joined the Morris medical staff in July but only for the summer months, is scheduled to enter the Air Force the latter part of August. He indicated earlier this summer that he would be willing to practice in Morris for at least two years if he could be released from military commitment. The original request for his release has been denied. The procurement committee has asked for a review of the case. The committee, in efforts to decrease the shortage of medical doctors in this area, will be contacting several other medical interns and doctors about the possibility of practicing in Morris.

Gary Lembcke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lembcke, has been selected to represent Morris in the 1973 Minnesota Teen Program to be held in Alexandria. Gary is being sponsored in the program by Citizens Bank, Willie's Red Owl, and Morris State Bank.

20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Sun of August 10, 1993

4-H has traditionally been associated with rural life. It never has been tied exclusively to that sector, though. The Pep and Progress 4-H club has been known for some time as "the town 4-H club." One such family, the Boyle's, are one family that belong to the Pep and Progress Club. Jim and Julie Boyle's two boys, Jeff and Peter, show quite a 4-H commitment, both being in 4-H for several years now. Trisha Boyle, the oldest of the two girls, has had an exceptionally exciting venture this summer, she has been in Japan being a part of the 4-H LABO program. LABO is the Japanese version of 4-H. Each country sends young people to the other through this program.

Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the Stevens County Arena; Hilfred and Estelle Lee Community Center, have been scheduled for Aug. 19, at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. The arena will accommodate hockey and figure skating, roller skating, a walking track and numerous other recreational activities. The building will be used also by the Stevens County Fair for Fair activities and be available for lease to private businesses for trade shows, exhibits, concerts, etc.

Ten first place winners were named out of 40 entries in the Senior Flower Show Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center. The best of show winners were Lillian Henrich, Katherine Gausman, Norma McRoberts and Agnes Searle. Marge Erickson was the judge of the flower show.

David Gray has been promoted to manager of pharmacy and facilities at Dakota Hospital in Fargo, ND. Gray served as director of pharmacy at Dakota Hospital for 10 years before taking his new position. He will oversee the pharmacy, environmental services and engineering. He is the son of Wes and Avy Gray of Morris.

A ceremonial turning over of the keys marked the end of City Center Floral and the beginning of Dingman Floral. New owner Pat Dingman received the keys from Lorna Erickson. Present for the ceremonies were Chuck Dingman and Dale Erickson.

Annette Koehl of Hancock received an associate degree in travel and airline management from Nettleton Junior College in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Gary Donovan, director of the Career Center at UMM, was honored for 20 years of outstanding service to the Minnesota College and University Placement Association at its annual meeting at Breezy Point. A nationally certified counselor and certified career counselor, Donovan has been director of career planning and placement services at UMM since 1973, and has taught in the UMM Continuing Education and Extension Program.