65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of January 25, 1952 Residents in this area and throughout the Midwest began digging out following the winter's worst blizzard and daily life and activities gradually resuming their normal tempo. During the storm and in its wake were blocked highways, some drifts as deep as eight and 10 feet being reported; bitter cold which plummeted the mercury to 27 below here and even colder in other areas.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of January 18, 1952 Mail call brings letters from home for four Morris soldiers stationed at Camp Rucker, AL, with Company M, 136th regiment, 47th infantry "Viking" Division. Soldiers in the company's day room were Sergeant George Olson, Sergeant DeWayne Michaelson, Corporal Albert Reimer and Sergeant first class John Fluegel.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 15, 1952 Donald E. Aanerud, hospital corpsman, first class, USN, of Morris was commended during ceremonies aboard the submarine rescue vessel, USS Florikan, for excellent performance of duty in helping recover and salvage a Navy airplane which fell into 102 feet of water off Hiroshima, Japan. After enlisting in the Navy in 1942, Aanerud attended the Navy Diving School at Washington, D.C.
65 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of January 11, 1952
Ted Storck sent me some rare historical photographs to share with you, here are just a few, enjoy and Happy New Year.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of December 11, 1956 Two Morris brothers in the United States Navy are serving on opposite sides of the world. Theodore Storck, Sn, is on the staff of Fleet Airwing One, on the USS Salisbury Sound in the Far East. Richard Storck, En Fn, is on the USS H.W. Gilmore, which is now on a training cruise near Cuba. The youths are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Storck of this city. James Martin, Morris attorney, was elected president of the Diocean Council of Catholic Men at its meeting in St. Cloud on December 2.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of November 27, 1956
Take a trip back in time through main street Morris. Ever read the front writing on a postcard and wondered what the numbers meant, if anything? This postcard identification key will help you figure out the year on each postcard seen here. I just acquired a new Morris Atlantic Avenue postcard, which matches a previous one in my collection, I thought I would share the pair with you. Enjoy!
Items taken from the Tribune of November 9, 1956 Wedding day or no, Mrs. Howard A. Larson (nee Therese Van Kempen) was not going to forego her first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. Shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Larson were married in Assumption church Tuesday morning, the bride was at the Second ward polling place in the fire hall to cast her ballot. Who will deny she was the best-dressed voter in Morris, maybe in Minnesota?
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 2, 1956 Eighty years of service to the postal department-and an unestimated number of miles, largely afoot-are represented by Bernard Hennessy and Walter Powers. On November 1, both men completed 40 years of carrier service out of the local post office. Both men joined the Morris post office staff when delivery service was inaugurated in this city just 40 years ago.