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The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine says one of its faculty members has died in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic.
14 Skyview Lane, Morris Friday, May 7, 2 - 7pm, Saturday, May 8, 8 am -12 pm (1/2 price). Multi Family Sale. Rustic custom built furniture, homemade body care and soaps, hunting blinds, dog kennel, cover king leather seat covers, crib bedding with decor, king size bedding set, men and women clothes, shoes, boy’s clothes, girl’s clothes, scrapbooking supplies, upholstery fabric (good quality vinyl on a nice roll), garmin nuvi 2w, small Eureka vacuum, window shades, baseball and softball spikes, household items, toys and more!
Pre-K: It was an eXcellent week in Prek this week! We learned all about the letter X. To learn the letter, we practiced tracing, made foxes, made an X painting, and learned about exciting feelings and excellent behavior. Our main focus was on x-rays, skeletons, and whats inside human bodies. Everyone made an x-ray book and watched a video about how x-rays worked. The class favorite was having our special guest come in to talk about his heart and the machines that keep it going. The kids loved feeling his pacemaker and really got a better understanding what the heart does.
The landscape has changed this past weekend. It is a very subtle change and yet change. The old telephone poles are all being removed and it is amazing how much I never noticed them when they were there but now that they are gone the horizon and sky suddenly appear much more open. I remember how those blue-green glass insulators were once a prized collector's item. I don't know if they are anymore but there certainly are an abundance of them lying in our railroad ditch.
Organizers have announced the Minnesota Vikings players who will be in Morris for the Vikings take over of the community May 3 and May 4. The Vikings players are kicker Kai Forbath and long snapper Kevin McDermott. Forbath is a graduate of UCLA. He joined the Vikings in November 2016 after playing for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins. McDermott is also a UCLA graduate. He has been the Vikings' long snapper since the 2015 season.
The National Weather Service predicted 1 to 4 inches of snow in the area today, May 1. Wet heavy snow, along with some rain and, earlier some ice fell overnight in the area. The area was placed under a winter weather advisory until noon. Weather conditions were expected to improve throughout the day with a predicted high of 48. The weather will improve for Tuesday and the rest of the week. The NWS has predicted highs in the lower to mid-60s into the weekend and mostly sunny skies with some chance of rain on Wednesday.
Please join us for an open house bridal shower in honor of Hannah Newhouse, bride-to-be of Jeff Johnson, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alberta. Please join us for an open house bridal shower in honor of Hannah Newhouse, bride-to-be of Jeff Johnson, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Christian Reformed Church, 954 5th St., Hancock.
The Stevens County Family Fun Fair is being planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Regional Fitness Center (RFC) in Morris.
The community of Morris, Morris Area Schools and Chokio-Alberta Schools continue to prepare for a takeover by the Minnesota Vikings on May 3 and 4 in Morris. Elementary students from Morris Area Elementary School, St. Mary's Catholic School and Chokio-Alberta Elementary will interact with Viktor the Viking in a Fuel Up to Play 60 program from 9 to 10 a.m. May 3 at the elementary school in Morris. This won't be the only chance for kids to interact with Vikings on May 3.
Minnesota farmers got some good news this week when President Donald Trump decided to at least wait on the termination of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. For much of the past two years Trump has railed against NAFTA saying it caused the loss of thousands of jobs in the U.S. as one reason to terminate it. But, while NAFTA has faults, it's also played a very important role in the U.S. agriculture economy. Minnesota is just one example.