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After losing his home in a fire on May 8, 2016, Jason Brustuen had one simple request to include in a new home at 106 W. 6th St. in Morris. Some may find his request a little silly, he said with a smile. He wanted a refrigerator with an ice and water apparatus on the door. "I got it," he said with a laugh. Brustuen can smile now after losing his home and most of his personal belongings inside it in that fire. Thankfully, he said, he was out exercising both of his dogs, Smedley and Rebel, on the day of the fire.
There will be an open house wedding reception for Brady and Elizabeth (Ness) Koehl from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Apostolic Christian Faith Fellowship Hall in Hancock. There will be an open house 80th birthday celebration for Millie Mohrman from 1 to 3 p.m. April 29 at the Morris American Legion..
On the outside, it's a nice looking garage with neat trim and lights that resemble the old farm yard lights. The two-stall garage holds two vehicles for Bruce and Kris Quackenbush in Chokio, but a look inside shows the functional garage holds much more than vehicles. The Quackenbushes expanded their indoor living space with the new garage and attached family room. "We planned this for several years," Bruce said. The couple has three grown children and has grandchildren. "We needed a little more space," Bruce said.
When Matt and Terri Nesvig decided to build a house in Hancock, they wanted to design a home. But, Terri Nesvig said, she really didn't know much about designing a home. She found help from the main general contractor KJH Builders Inc. of Hancock, from various businesses that supplied home interior products, and from the internet in the Houzz application website and on Pinterest, a home decorating and ideas website on the internet.
The Morris Area High School FFA Chapter presented awards at its annual banquet. Here is a list of the awards and recipients: Teague Picht received the DeKalb Agriculture Accomplishment award for his dedication towards the agriculture industry. Briar Peterson received his president gavel for serving as the 2016-2017 Chapter President. Jake Anderson, Blake Engebretson, Briar Peterson, Teague Picht, and Savannah Aanerud received shadow boxes for their State Degree. Teague Picht is this year's Morris Area FFA Star in Agribusiness.
FERGUS FALLS, MINN — Anna Wasescha has been named president of West Central Initiative (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. She will begin her duties on May 8. Reporting to the WCI Board, Wasescha will lead, direct and manage the organization, and guide its strategic direction. She will also act as WCI’s chief spokesperson and represent the west central region to the greater state of Minnesota.
George Oliver Haseman was born on April 15, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris to Britta and Nathan Haseman of Morris. George weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.
When Jenny Maras is on the hunt, there is no grove of trees, no rodent infested barn or dust covered vacant building that is too much of a challenge for her. "I've gone Army crawling through (junk) to save old windows that someone thought was trash," Maras said. "I've Army crawled to pick things from the woods." "I will do just about anything," Maras said. She's a junker. Maras will pick through discarded items to find the pieces she can sell for new life in someone's home, office, or cabin. It's not a hobby.
Bees and other pollinators will get some help from organizations primarily dedicated to helping game birds and agriculture. The Stevens County Pheasants Forever and the Morris Area High School agriculture classes are sponsoring a pollinator garden at Pomme de Terre Park in Morris. "It's a great project by the way, but I would hate to see trees cut down," city council member Kim Gullickson said at the April 11 Morris City Council meeting.