65 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Sun of July 15, 1952
When the Fergus Falls Red Sox came to town last week, Johnny Gee, towering 6 foot 8 inches hurler, and Bob Pollard of the Eagles got together to rehash experiences since last season when they played together on a Canadian team. Call them the long and the short of it, if you like, but Pollard is proving to Eagle fans that an awful lot of baseball can be wrapped up in a small package too.
Airmen Paul E. Miller and Albert A. Miller, twin sons of Mr and Mrs A. A. Miller of Morris, have recently completed their AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Morris' newly-installed parking meters will go into use July 16 it was announced. A total of 175 meters comprise the system which will go into use. There have been 205 meter standards erected but heads for 30 of them had not yet arrived. The parking meters have been erected on Atlantic avenue from 4th to 8th streets and on 5th, 6th and 7th streets from Oregon avenue on the East side to the Great Northern railway tracks on the West side.
E. J. LaFave, Sr., president of the Citizens Bank, says a supply of the new Carver-Washington half dollars has been received by the bank and will be available to the public for $2 each. Banks over the nation are cooperating in the sales of these coins as a public service.
A class of 18 young people was confirmed by Rev. Lloyd Hansen at services in the Federated church on July 6. Members of the class are: Robert Raatz, Jean Stoner, Patricia Henrichs, Myrna Hall, Ruth Ahrens, Robert Stephens, Edward Jones, Stanley Bahr, Judy Sifers, Norita Neal, Sylvia Bahr, Susie Johnson, Diane Brisbane, Marlys Miller, Jerry Gausman, Richard Anderson, George Splitstoser and Irene Faatz.
45 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Tribune of July 13, 1972
A bicycle in the background destroys the illusion that the scene was taken 100 years ago. The Hancock's "50 and Up" club members waited to board a float for a ride in Hancock's 4th of July-Centennial parade were captured on camera. They are Mrs Ted Peterson of Danvers, Mrs Alfred Toop, Mrs Elizabeth Reamer, Mrs. John Koch and Mrs Will Sloneker, all of Hancock.
Postmaster Robert J. Guter reports the Morris post office began participating in the "Area Mail Processing Program," one of the newest innovations of the U.S. Postal Service. Mails originating at Morris will be collected and without further preparation, dispatched to the Willmar post office for culling, facing, cancelling and distribution. A Morris postmark will be applied only to those mails deposited in the receptacles marked "Local" at the Morris post office.
An open house in which numerous farm and other community organizations in the county will participate will be held in the Morris senior high school gymnasium to honor Leif Lie, whose resignation as Stevens County agricultural agent became effective July 1. The county-wide affair, being held as a gesture of appreciation to Mr. Lie for his 26 years of capable and effective work as ag agent in the county.
15 Years Ago
Items taken from the Morris Sun Tribune of July 9, 2002
The kiddie parade held as part of the Hancock Fourth of July celebration preceded the main parade in the afternoon. Even canine member of families were in the day's spirit, like little dog "Trey". The kids in this parade unit with Trey were Amanda Gillespie, Madison Hennen, Cassidy Hennen, Taylor Braaten and Traci Braaten.
The second annual Miss Midwest pageant will be held July 20 at the Morris Area High School auditorium.
This year nine contestants will vie for the title of Miss Midwest and a chance at the more than $40 million in scholarships available to participants in Miss America sanctioned competitions. The event will also feature the current Miss Midwest, Wendy Hauger, just back from the Miss Minnesota competition. This year's contestants are Christine Zierke, Allison Sprung, Sandi Johnson, Safia Orest, Kimberly Brandt, Rachel Hennen, Jackie Thrasher, Jolene Fischer and Rosemary Reynolds.
The State Hershey Track Meet was held June 29 in Sartell. Jimmi Lembcke placed first in the 100 and 200-meter dashes to give him a chance to go to Nationals. Jimmi also placed third in the softball throw. Lincoln Arnold placed first in the standing long jump and the 200-meter dash for his chance at Nationals. Lincoln also placed second in the 400-meter dash. Asha Bezanson placed fourth in the 200-meter dash. Cody Cannon placed eighth in the standing long jump and third in the 50- meter dash.