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Every August, the descendants of Walter and Grace Baker gather in Kerkhoven for a reunion. It is always held on the weekend closest to Aug. 12, which was both a birthday and wedding anniversary for Grace. This has been going on since time eternal, or at least 1969, which is as far back as I can remember. The 2006 Baker family reunion was held this past weekend. There were about 30 of us gathered, ranging in age from 82 to seven. That's not a great turnout, given that Walter and Grace had seven children, 18 grandchildren and an ever-growing number of great grandchildren.
Summer is winding down and so is the 9F trap shooting season. The 10th and final week of shooting was held and there were some good scores recorded to bring up team totals. It was a great night for Eric Zeltwanger and Troy Backman who each shot a 24. Mark Holslin was right behind them with a 24 and a 23. Only letting two birds get away were Jim Neal, DeWayne Greiner, Jim Hauglund, and Gary Brunko. Finishing in first place for the season was the Morris Rifle Club. Second place went to the Moose Island Raiders. Superior Fire Power took third. 1. Morris Rifle Club - 1118 2.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to streamline its deer management program to make it easier for hunters to harvest deer. Changes to be implemented in 2006 include zone realignments and deer area boundary changes, both of which were discussed at public meetings held across the state this past winter. "We are continuing to make changes to more efficiently manage whitetail populations," said Lou Cornicelli, DNR Big Game Program coordinator.
Like last year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established a 60-day duck hunting bag limit that is more conservative than the regulatory structure allowed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The four-duck limit that allows only one hen is identical to last year's regulation but less than the six-duck, two-hen limit the federal government allows under the so called "liberal" hunting framework. "We did not come to this decision lightly," said Dave Schad, director of the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife.
GOLF Pomme de Terre Golf Club Men's League Week 11 Standings Team Points Raymond James 101.5 Wente's 101 R&B Tire 92 New York Life 80.5 Willie's Super Valu 64 Heartland 59.5 PDT Golf Club 58.5 Old No. 1 46.5 Total Mortgage 39.5 No Names 25.5 First Federal 6 Event Winners -- Week 11 Low score -- Mike Vick (Wente's) 36 Low net score -- Matt Solemsaas (Total Mortgage) 30 Closest to pin No. 6 - Jim Overland (R&B Tire) 3' Closest to pin No. 8 - Matt Solemsaas (Total Mortgage) 2' 9" Longest putt No.
The Morris Madness Skateboard Contest will be held this Friday, August 18 at the Prairie Renaissance Skate Park. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the contest will start at 5:15 p.m. at Wells Park. Skills will be judged in three age categories: 12 and under; 13 through 15; and 16 and older. Prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories. Protective gear is highly encouraged. Any participant under 18 years of age must have a notarized waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Any minor not having a legally executed waiver will not be allowed to participate.
The track at the Stevens County Fair was prime for the Sta-bil 10,000 Lakes Mow Down Saturday night. But, like everyone knows, you can't mow wet grass, or in this case, a wet track. The mowers were willing to keep slipping and sliding around the muddy course, but a severe thunderstorm warning put a damper on the racing action. The grandstand was evacuated and the racers never returned from the halfway intermission. Steve Storck, Stevens County Fair Board President, said the fair is already hoping to see the lawn mowers back for next year's fair.
The grandstand at the Stevens County Fair was packed for the annual Demolition Derby Sunday evening. The number of entrants was down this year, but the crowd was entertained with plenty of crashes and smashes. The winner of the best paint contest was Spencer Berg. Three divisions of demolition were held including small cars, large cars and pickups. Ten large cars survived to compete in the championship. There were eight cars in the small car finals.
Ralphy Algarate was born on August 9, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Sandra Rodriguez and Gerado Algarate of Hancock. Ralphy weighed 9 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Maria and Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico.
By William L. Bainbridge Over 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 enterprise 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.