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The Morris Area Tigers won't be able to claim the first victory at Big Cat Stadium. The artificial field was completed this week at the stadium being shared by Morris Area and the University of Minnesota, Morris. Work got done just in time for the season opener Friday night when the Tigers hosted Minnewaska. The two teams were tied at 12 at halftime. Minnewaska took the lead and held the Tigers scoreless in the second half. The Tigers failed to connect on their last possession in the final seconds of the game and the Lakers took home the win, 20-12.
The Morris Area Tigers football team play inaugural game at new shared use stadium tonight at 7 p.m. Big Cat Stadium will be used by both the Morris Area and University of Minnesota, Morris. UMM plays Lawrence University Saturday at 7 p.m. at the stadium.
Several renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Minnesota -- in particular, Stevens County -- received a boost on Wednesday. Minnesota was awarded more than $4.1 millionin grants for 32 projects in 18 counties through the Section 9006 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvement program. A 10-turbine wind energy project in Stevens County received $2.95 million. Nationally, over $17.5 million in 36 states was awarded.
By Judy Riley UMM News Service Those of us who now check the "40 and over" bracket on insurance forms may recall seeing the classic "Road to..." films, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. This summer 12 University of Minnesota, Morris students took one of those roads "...to Morocco." They will not be quite the same for their experience. "I walked into Morocco knowing little about what I was getting myself into, knowing little about the country," said Kate Borman, of Crystal.
Morris City Council member Sheldon Giese is seeking reelection, of sorts. Giese, who is wrapping up his fourth year on the council, on Tuesday filed to run for mayor. Tuesday was the first day for potential City Council and mayoral candidates to file. The filing deadline is Sept. 12. Mayor Carol Wilcox's term expires this year, and she has said she will not seek another term. "With Carol leaving, there needs to be somebody in that position who has gotten their feet wet, so to speak," Giese said.
Submitted by Bernice Erdahl and Suzanne Smith, Co-Chairs The Stevens County Extension Homemakers were definitely a part of the mix in 2006 at the Stevens County Fair this year. Our total number of exhibits was 1207, up from previous years. The judges again commented on the fine quality of our exhibits and the variety of talents our exhibitors possess. Each of the 13 clubs had 100 percent participation this year, meaning all members of our clubs had at least one exhibit. Several exhibits were chosen by our judges to earn a Best of Show Award.
Cyrus On August 27 services were held at the beautiful white country church in Framnas Township. Pastor Smith was able to be back with us and welcome all to come together for worship. There were many former members, many from the Cyrus church, and some from the other Scandia church which was torn down. Once again we heard the beautiful voice of Joel Hanse as he sang songs we all remembered and we were asked to join in on some. After the services all went to join in a potluck dinner under the shade of the trees and well kept lawn. It was a perfect day for a picnic.
10 Years Ago August 29, 1996 Tribune Congratulations to Amber Lent, new Queen of the Donnelly Jubilee and Threshing Bee. Jenny Volker was named Princess. The new Little Miss Donnelly is Jonna Beyer and the Little Miss Princess is Jodie Webb. Grand Marshals for the Parade were Sig and Arlene Loge. Charlie Schulz, a member of Boy Scout Troop #467 of Morris, recently achieved the highest honor in scouting. After being in the Scouts for nine years, he is about to become an Eagle Scout.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Angela Strand and Michael Lachowitzer on Saturday, September 2, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Kongsvinger Church in rural Donnelly. Angela is the daughter of Burdell Strand of Donnelly and Nancy Kisgen of Alberta. Michael is the son of Therese and Joe Lachowitzer of Herman. Please join us in the open house celebration of Terry and Anne Arnold's 25th Anniversary on Saturday, September 2 at the Old No. 1 South Side from 8 p.m.-midnight. We hope to see you there. There will be an open house for Spc. Jason Krupke on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 1-4 p.m.
DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS are given the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month, hours of service are from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; the written test is given from 10-11:30 a.m. only, until further notice, at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St., Morris. STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes. LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. MORRIS LIFE-CARE PREGNANCY CENTER, 10 East 6th Street, Morris. Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., other days and times by appointment.