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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.
AVERY JOY MONTY was born on June 16, 2006 at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, to Wes and Jennifer Monty of Wayzata. Avery Joy weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jere and Joyce Ettesvold of Cyrus and Wes and Ellie Monty of Western Springs, Ill. Great grandparents are Irene Koosmann of Glenwood and Ruth Monty of Detroit, Mich.
Savannah Jay Melberg was born on August 24, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jay Melberg and Laurie Hill of Donnelly. Savannah Jay weighed 7 lbs. 10 1/2 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Bob and Sharron Melberg from Chokio and Natalie Kramer of Glenwood, Ron and Anita Kramer of Morris.
Volunteers recovering and rearranging grave markers at Calvary Cemetery in Morris said they are perplexed by several dozen very old stones found buried in the grass, some as many as five inches deep. One of the volunteers, Ted Storck, said most of the markers are about two inches by eight inches by 24 inches, but added that he found some just more than six inches wide and 26 inches long.
The Labor Day holiday is approaching fast and I have conflicting emotions about it. Both of my parents were raised in the Depression and both valued hard work more than nearly anything else. My dad told us and showed us that you give a dollar's worth of work for a dollar's worth of pay. Therefore, taking a day off to pay tribute to the contributions of workers seemed more than a bit ironic.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/Minnewaska girls' swimming and diving team opened the season in Willmar Saturday. They came in seventh with 101 points. Willmar finished just one and a half points behind first-place St. Cloud Tech at its own invitational. St. Cloud Tech finished with 569.5 points to 567 for Willmar. Melrose was next at 350.5. Sauk Centre finished fourth with 312.5 points and Bemidji took fifth with 267 points. Montevideo took sixth. 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) St.
The Tiger Cross Country team hosted the Morris Invitational Monday at Pomme de Terre Golf Club. More than 300 runners participated from 16 teams. Nikki Swenson of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd started the girls' 2006 cross country season with a win, running the course in 14:31.40. Brooke Wyffels of Marshall was second in 15:17.54. LQPV/DB finished second to Marshall 25-81. Marshall took the next four spots after Swenson, whose sister, Kelly, finished seventh.
By Nancy Woodke Sun Tribune The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta girls' tennis team opened their season hosting a triangular Friday, Aug. 18. The home court advantage wasn't enough to get the first win of the season against West Central Area and Parkers Prairie. The MACA team lost a close match to WCA 4-3. Playing first singles was Britney Greenwaldt. She dropped the first set 2-6, came back in the second set 6-2, but then fell the the Knights' Kate McKenzie 3-6. At second singles Jessica Schatzke played Steph Haack of WCA.
Go to the big game early Friday and enjoy a pork loin sandwich. The Morris Area Sports Boosters will be serving sandwiches, with chips and soda, before the Tigers take on Minnewaska this Friday starting at 6 p.m. The Morris Area Sports Boosters is a group of volunteers who help support school athletics. The group's purpose is to help supplement athletic programs and promote community spirit. Sport Boosters plan to grill hamburgers for the rest of the home games this season. Another Sports Boosters fundraiser is the Morris Area Sports Discount Card.