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Local flavors was June 7 in Morris outside the Morris Public Library. Participants could hear live music, paint or do other artist activities. Local vendors also had homemade goods available. The event was held in conjunction with the rural arts and culture summit at the University of Minnesota Morris.
The donuts look good but even they can't tempt the workers away from their tasks until it's time for a break. These workers are among a steady group of volunteers from the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary posts in Morris that have been making quilts, laundry bags and tote bags for veterans for at least 30 years. "We lose members and new ones come in," said Helen Kill, auxiliary member and chairwoman of the Legion Auxliary's veterans service committee. The volunteers feel almost duty-bound to continue the tradition.
The Stevens County Highway office will be closed Fridays through Labor Day.
The pavers that will be laid for an outdoor patio in Pomme de Terre Park in Morris could help pave the way for a better future for youth in Stevens County and the county as a whole, supporters of Raising Up Stevens County Kinship or RUSC Kinship, a mentoring program in the county. "What a (great) way for kids to know the community cares about them," RUSC Kinship board member Jeanne Ennen said during a groundbreaking ceremony for an outdoor patio that will be built with paving stones at the park.
Three Summer Solstice events in Morris will celebrate what we see, hear, feel and know about the prairie and life in western Minnesota. The Stevens County Historical Society and Stevens County Master Gardeners have partnered for the Summer Solstice weekend event on June 22, 24 and 25. Master gardener Randee Hokanson called it a full sensory experience.
The Morris Kiwanis talent show returns for Prairie Pioneer Days at 7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at East Side Park. Auditions must be submitted by June 29. Finalists will be announced July 1. There will be no live preliminary rounds in the park. There are three ways to enter the contest. Entrants can email a video audition of five minutes or less to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include a name, phone number and address.
Tuesday, June 13 READING BY DESIGN Story time, Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 10:30 am at the Morris Library . Enjoy picture books, games and crafts related to our summer reading theme. Tuesday, June 20 READING BY DESIGN Story time, Tuesdays, June 20, 10:30 am at the Morris Library. Enjoy picture books, games and crafts related to our summer reading theme. Wednesday, June 21
Welcome to part two of the graduation edition of the Donnelly News. The past week has felt very summer-like with highs in the upper 80s. Most fields are planted and crops are up. Some low spots being planted and some haying is taking place.
The annual fun fitness day was again held for grades three, four, five and six at Morris Area Schools. Students played a variety of games and participated in other fitness challenges. Some of the available activities included kickball, bocce ball and toss a bean bag and an obstacle course.
Come help Shayne Hesse celebrate his 45th birthday. Today, Saturday, June 10, starting at 4 p.m. at the Morris Eagles Club. Please join us for an open house bridal shower in honor of Tina Ascheman, bride-to-be of Austin Norton, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at the Morris Senior Center. Recipe card with your favorite recipe requested.