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The trapshooting season has come to a close at the 9F Club in Morris. The league held the Shoot-Off competition Sunday to cap off a successful year at the range. The Morris Rifle Club was named the Shoot - Off Champions by outscoring the Moose Island Raiders, 110-109. Protection shoot winners were Steve Mullins and Ryan Smith. Each of them took top honors by shooting a score of 23. The Morris Rifle Club also took first place for the season with 1,117 points. In second place, with 1,098 points, was the Moose Island Raiders.
Fifteen skateboarders participated in the Morris Madness Skateboard Contest, held Friday, Aug. 18 at the Prairie Renaissance Skate Park.
It was a beautiful day to be outdoors and on the course at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club Sunday. The Club was busy hosting a men's tournament and the course was busy with golfers and spectators watching all the action. Qualifying matches were held Saturday for the Championship flight. Tom Zosel of Morris was the eventual winner, defeating Dean Danter for the trophy. There were six other flights, besides a seniors flight. Match results can be found on page 2B of this issue.
The Cross Country team has started practicing and is gearing up to host an invitational next Monday, Aug. 28. Girls from Morris Area, Hancock, and Chokio-Alberta, along with the MAHS boys' team, have been running since Aug. 14. This year there are 24 runners on the team. While there are only two seniors and three juniors, six sophomores are on the squad. Add to that two freshmen and three eighth graders. Eight seventh graders are giving Cross Country a try this fall. Coach Marv Meyer said the numbers are a little stronger this year.
By William L. Bainbridge More than 50 million students and 3 million teachers are returning to 130,000 public and private U.S. schools over the next few weeks. The total investment will be about $543 billion in school year 2006-2007 for staff salaries and benefits, instructional materials, testing, transportation, food services, student support, maintenance of buildings and capital outlay for new buildings or expansions.
By Jay Kiedrowski and John Gunyou Taxes are always an issue in any election year, and this one is no exception. Growth and Justice recently jump-started the tax debate with its report, "Invest for Real Prosperity." The liberal think tank maintains that higher taxes are needed to fund more public investment so that Minnesota can prosper in an increasingly competitive world. Conservative tax opponents were quick to respond, touting our recent fall out of the top 10 states in taxes.
Editor's note -- Eric Bergeson's column, "Down on the Farm," will be a regular feature in Tuesday's Sun Tribune editorial page. Many of the problems of modern architecture can be highlighted by comparing the capitol buildings of two adjacent states, Minnesota and North Dakota. The Minnesota Capitol in St.
There are U-Hauls, trailers and vans bulging with boxes throughout the neighborhood. Multi-colored bins and duct-taped boxes have come out of these vehicles and gone into houses that have been quiet most of the summer. There has once again been a street football game that had the right-of-way on West 7th Street. Wow, it hardly seems possible, but it is the start of another semester at the University of Minnesota, Morris. It is a time of fresh starts and new challenges.
When the Minnesota State Fair opens its gates on Thursday, Aug. 24, the University of Minnesota, Morris will be there. A display showcasing the Morris campus will be included among those from other campuses of the University of Minnesota in a system-wide exhibit, located in the U of M exhibition building on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street. Although the entire University of Minnesota exhibit can be seen by fairgoers throughout the fair, Aug. 24-Sept. 4, UMM alumni, faculty, staff and students will staff the booth over the Labor Day weekend, Sept.
By Philip Drown Sun Tribune Back in 1903, seven year old George Burns was working for a candy store with three other boys, stirring vats of syrup in a basement. It was dull work and the boys began singing and harmonizing to pass the time. A woman walked into the store one day, heard the boys singing and said they were so good they should go out and perform. They did ...