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Funeral services for Richard Harris of Morris were held Friday, August 25, 2006 at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Allie Boomershine officiated. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Military honors will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Richard Allen Harris, son of Hamilton and Anna (Hendrickson) Harris, was born January 9, 1928 in St. Paul. In 1930, Richard's family moved to Morris, where he grew up and attended school. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in WWII.
Funeral services for Sandra Ann Utech of Hancock were held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Deacon Stan Hennen officiated. Sandra Ann Milka, daughter of Louis and Florence (Corda) Milka Sr, was born July 12, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. Sandi moved to Minnesota to enjoy small town living. She met Terry Utech, they married on June 16, 1998 and began a life with her children and friends that she met. Her children were her life. Sandi had a variety of interests such as collecting bears, angels and other unique items that caught her interest.
Ione Wells McLane, 79, of Lakeville, passed away Monday, August 21, 2006. She was receiving hospice care for cancer. Funeral services were Thursday, August 24, 11 a.m. at Community of Christ in Apple Valley, with interment at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Ione was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Benson to Roy and Eva (Huntley) Wells. Their family included another daughter, Bonnie Lou.
Funeral services for Leona Landrigan, formerly of Morris will be held Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Alan Wielinski and Deacon Stan Hennen will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Leona Ann Klein, daughter of William and Caroline (Goebel) Klein, was born November 12, 1912 in Waverly, South Dakota, where she grew up and attended school in Waverly. She graduated from Waverly High School.
The Morris City Council will decide Sept. 11 if it will raise the pay for mayor and the four council members. The council held its first reading of an ordinance on compensation at its meeting Tuesday. The second reading and a vote on the issue is expected at the council's Sept. 11 meeting. Currently, the mayor receives $5,000 per year and council members are paid $4,000. The proposed resolution would increase the mayor's annual pay to $6,000 and council member pay to $5,000 per year. If passed, the salaries would be effective Jan.
Stevens Community Medical Center of Morris and Lakeland Hospice of Fergus Falls) have worked out an agreement for Lakeland Hospice to provide hospice services in the Morris area. Lakeland Hospice will be hiring any present SCMC hospice staff that are willing to work for them, according to a statement from SCMC. Employees will likely be employed both by Stevens Community Medical Center Home Care and Lakeland Hospice. Stevens Community Medical Center Home Care will provide office space in its Home Care offices for the Lakeland Hospice employees that will be working in both the Morris and Whea
GOLF Pomme de Terre Golf Club Men's League Tournament Results Championship Flight Match Play 1st Round Keith Graff d. (defeated) Mark Fohl Tom Zosel d. Dan Dripps Mike Weatherly d. Mike Vick Dean Danter d. Eric Meichner 2nd Round Zosel d. Graff Danter d. Weatherly 3rd Round Zosel (1st place) d. Danter (2nd place) Consolation Dripps d. Meichner First Flight 1st Round Randy Lussenden d. Chris Leman Mark Torgerson d. Dave Evenson Adam Lesmeister d. Mitch Kleespies Paul Watzke d. Tom Dahl 2nd Round Torgerson d. Lussenden Lesmeister d.
Join in the fun during the third annual University of Minnesota, Morris Cougar Fest, set for Saturday, Sept. 9. Pre-game activities for the entire family begin at 5:30 p.m. in designated areas adjacent to the football field. Free inflatable games, face painting, music and much more will all be part of the fun. Concessions stands will open at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Stevens County Pork Producers, Kiwanis and other local and campus vendors and businesses. Cheer on the UMM Cougars when they meet Carleton College during non-conference football action. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Last weekend two teams from the Morris men's softball league played in the Minnesota DD South State Tournament in Montevideo. Both teams advanced to the Class D Western National Championships next weekend in Sunnyvale, Calif. The Minnesota Mat/Evink Construction team was tourney runner-up and Old No./Midwest Health Benefits placed fourth. MnMat/Evink finished with a 4-2 record. After winning their first three, the team met up with the eventual champs, MKE of Watertown. Old No. 1/MHB lost their opening game, then won five straight before being eliminated.
Defending champion Northwestern College is the heavy favorite as the team to beat in 2006 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) football race. University of Minnesota, Morris is in third place with 62 points. In 2005, the Cougars were 4-6 and 4-3 in the UMAC. Northwestern earned four first place votes and 16 points to take the top spot in the North Division. In the overall poll, Northwestern received nine first place votes and 81 points in voting by the UMAC coaches. Westminster College tallied the other first place vote and 70 points. Westminster College was tabbed as the No.