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40 Years Ago Items from the Tribune of February 6, 1969

Mayor D. A. Reiber signed a proclamation designating Feb. 9-15 as the time for the local observance of National Beauty Salon Week. Morris hairdressers Mary Wannarka, Carrie Melchert, Micky Hruby, Yvonne Anderson, Sonia Meyer and Linda Roles witnessed signing the proclamation.

Ray Rosenwald of Cyrus has opened an appliance store in the Merchants Hotel building in Morris in the portion of the building formerly occupied by the LeSage Cafe.  Mr. Rosenwald, who was formerly a salesman for Admiral Co. products, will retain the Admiral dealership and will handle refrigerators, television sets, steroes and transistors.

Ten caterpillar type bulldozers are being leased by the Stevens County highway department to aid in the task of clearing snow from county highways and from township roads in eight townships in which the county highway department is responsible for snow removal, reports County Engineer Lawrence Schaub.  The machines have been secured from contractors in St. Paul, Stewart, Park Rapids and West Fargo. They will be used principally for widening some of the narrow lanes now through drifts and for pushing snow off the highways.

Due to the increasing shortage of teaching Sisters and the rising costs of education, the St. Cloud Diocesan School Board has determined to provide the best educational services possible in centralized areas of the diocese, Morris is one of these areas.  St. Mary's is the only Catholic School in Stevens County, and the five sisters in Morris are the only religieuses in the area. Because of the quality of the religious education program available to the area due to the existence of St. Mary's school, Morris will continue to be an area where the Diocese will support and strengthen the Catholic school system.

The Morris Senior High School art, drama, and music departments will present a variety show Feb. 9 at the senior high school.  Masters of ceremony for the show will be Kathy Lembcke and Greg Ruehle.  

Coach Al Hendrickson's Morris High School wrestlers added two more dual meet victories to their season's record this week, defeating Benson at Benson Monday night, 27-18, and measuring Breckenridge here Tuesday night, 28-12.

Prudential Insurance Co. special agent J. Allan Anderson of Morris has been named to the company's Presidents's Club in recognition of outstanding sales and service achievements in 1968, according to Burton W. Bauernfeind, CLU, manager of the Minneapolis ordinary agency. During the past year he placed more than $1 million of life insurance protection on clients.  This is the third time his life and health insurance sales have passed the million-dollar mark.  

20 Years Ago Items from the Sun of January 31, 1989

John Ingle signed a copy of his book The Eye and the Heart: Watercolors of John Stuart Ingle for  Patricia Ringer, Minneapolis, at the opening reception of an exhibit of his work at the University of Minnesota Art Museum in Northrop Auditorium on Sunday.

Continued growth of the research program at the USDA Soils Lab in Morris could create a need for more facilities within the next five years.  That information was part of a report given by Chuck Onstad, the lab's director, at Thursday's annual meeting of the Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association.

Mary Ann Scharf, will assume the position of Regional Interim Director of the Agricultural Utilization research Institute (AURI) in Morris. The appointment was made by Tom Jorgens, Interim Executive Director of the AURI in Crookston, following consultation with community leaders and Elroy Webster, AURI Steering Committee Chairman and member of the Greater Minnesota Corporation Board of Directors.  Scharf will serve the AURI until a permament director is named in Morris.  

The Morris Middle School Spelling Bee will be held on Feb. 2 in the high school auditorium.  Twenty-four students from grades 5-8 will compete for the champion and runner-up positions which will advance to the regional Bee at Fergus Falls Community College on Feb. 25. Seventy students entered the grade level spelldowns early in January.

Jennifer Bravo, a junior at Morris High School, spent the week of Jan. 17-20 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, amd served as a high school page for the House of Representatives.  During the week, Jennifer worked as a Page in the House Chambers, assisted full-time house pages in delivering legislative materials, and met with Representative Chuck Brown (District 11A).

Eul's Hardware Hank, Morris, is one of the winners in the Hank's Paint Sweepstakes.  Awards were given to Hardware Hank Member-Dealers who sold the largest amount of Hank's Paint during 1988. Kathy Bouta of Eul's Hardware Hank accepted the award at the Convention and Trade Show at the Duluth auditorium.