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Morris Area Elementary School second-graders sang songs about trains, the range and other topics from the old days in the American west during a recent concert at the school. For video from this concert, see the Sun Tribune's website.
The Morris Area High School Prom is Saturday, April 20. The title is "This is the Moment" and the theme is vintage hollywood. The grand march starts at 5:30 p.m. and doors open at 4:30 p.m.. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for students in K-12 and senior citizens and kids 4 and under are free. Yearbook pictures for the grand march couples are from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The prom banquet is at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.
A nice weekend has given way to a cold and rainy week; so far I have not seen any evidence of widespread field work, although I have heard of a few farmers planting wheat. St. John's Kongsvinger news: St. John's Spring Fling is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Saturday) from The cradle roll Sunday and adopted grandparent Sunday is on April 23 during Sunday school Burgers, Blessings and Beverages will return at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Met Lounge in Morris.
On Saturday, April 15, the Indivisible West Central MN group gathered in Glenwood for the Tax March, a nation-wide movement asking President Donald Trump to reveal his taxes. Joined by others from the community and the Indivisible Morris group, the protesters marched from the Glenwood Post Office to the Pope County Courthouse.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken the field for some very big games but now, the community of Morris is on their schedule. The Vikings will take over Morris on May 3 and 4 as part of the reward for the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta High School football team being named the Minnesota's Football Program of the Year in the In the Game program sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings and Innovative Office Solutions. The school received $10,000 as part of the award. The award was announced in Morris in October.
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.