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By Sue Dieter Sun Tribune Enrollment is up and the building is nearly ready for the new school year at the Cyrus Math, Science and Technology School, Superintendent Tom Knoll told the Cyrus School Board on Monday. When school ended in May, enrollment was at 76 for kindergarten through sixth grade. The projected enrollment for the start of the new school year is 86.
The Vikings played their first preseason game last Monday. There was some hype for this game even though it was a preseason game. This was the first Monday night game broadcast on ESPN, who now owns the rights to broadcast the Monday night games. The Vikings lost the game, 16-13. Thankfully, coach Childress did not go for the tie with a field goal attempt. Who wants to see overtime in preseason? The game started poorly for the Vikes, with Troy Williamson fumbling the opening kickoff. He was not even hit that hard. He was pulled on the next kickoff.
GOLF Pomme de Terre Golf Club Men's League Week 12 Standings Final Season Results Team Points Raymond James 115.5 Wente's 113.5 R&B Tire 100.5 New York Life 87.5 Willie's Super Valu 71 Heartland 66 PDT Golf Club 58.5 Old No. 1 46.5 Total Mortgage 39.5 No Names 25.5 First Federal 13.5 Event Winners -- Week 12 Low score -- Rick Stark (First Federal) 33 Low net score -- Scott Mundal (Raymond James) 29 Closest to pin No. 6 - Rick Stark (First Federal) 42" Closest to pin No. 8 - Scott Mundal (Raymond James) 11'0" Longest putt No.
The Cougars and Tigers both took to the practice field Monday to start the 2006 football season in Morris. University of Minnesota-Morris head football coach, Ken Crandall, has a team of 59 athletes this year. Of the 59 players on the roster, 37 are returning from 2005. There are 22 new members on the team. Crandall has 32 players on the offensive side of the ball and 27 on the defense.
The 2006 season is in full swing for the Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta tennis team. The girls started their season Friday, Aug. 18 by hosting a triangular with West Central Area and Parkers Prairie. Coach Jim Gillis said that while the team has only had four days of practice, the girls are ready to play. He said that although the weather hasn't been good for farmers or gardeners, it has been great for tennis practice. "They have lots of enthusiasm," said Gillis. "The girls are working hard." The team consists of 24 girls. All three seniors are returning from last year.
By Sheldon Richman When Sen. Joseph Lieberman lost his Connecticut Democratic primary to an anti-war candidate, he used his concession speech to decry the politics of polarization. This was hypocritical because the war hawks, Lieberman included, have gone far in suggesting that criticism of the war policy is tantamount to assisting terrorists. But even if no hypocrisy were involved, the abhorrence of polarization would be absurd. The Bush administration, with Lieberman's vigorous support, occupies Iraq and has facilitated Israel's assault on Lebanon.
By Ted Kooser Those who survived the Great Depression of the 1930s have a tough, no-nonsense take on what work is. If when I was young I'd told my father I was looking for fulfilling work, he would have looked at me as if I'd just arrived from Mars. Here the Pennsylvania poet, Jan Beatty, takes on the voice of her father to illustrate the thinking of a generation of Americans. My Father Teaches Me to Dream You want to know what work is? I'll tell you what work is: Work is work. You get up. You get on the bus. You don't look from side to side. You keep your eyes straight ahead.
FB meetings set agenda Stevens County Farm Bureau will be holding its annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the American Legion in Morris. We would like to encourage all county Farm Bureau members to attend. We begin serving a free steak sandwich supper at 6 p.m. and the annual meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The Stevens County Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots organization dedicated to the advancement of agriculture through legislative action, education, promotion and leadership development. U.S. Rep.
Marion Dahm was known as a man with many interests, and, just as importantly, a love of educating those around him about what he learned in his 88 years of life. And while Dahm passed away earlier this month, he's still trying to teach us something. Thanks go to Dahm's family, who confirmed publicly this week that Marion died from complications related to the West Nile virus.
Schedules for Morris Area School District students in grades 8 through 12 will be mailed Monday, Aug. 21. Any students with questions or concerns about first semester classes can visit the Morris Area High School offices at the dates below: Seniors -- Wednesday, Aug. 23. Juniors -- Thursday, Aug. 24. Sophomores and Freshmen -- Friday, Aug. 25. Classes for the 2006-2007 school year begin Sept. 5.