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Appreciates Bush's veto In response to Don Kaul's letter regarding stem cell research in the August 5th issue of the Morris Sun Tribune, I have much to say. I am a human being who started out as an "embryo", I am forever grateful that my parents never called me that, because a baby is a baby is a baby no matter how tiny and it all begins at conception. Life is sacred, to be respected, loved, nurtured, appreciated and protected. We are not to torture, abuse, kill experiment and research Hitler- style for the sake of controlling; we are to surrender to the order God has established for us.
I've decided to try out this thing called "vacation." Just a couple of days at first, to see how it fits. I'm going to sit in the woods, listen to some music, watch ants, pick my nose and notice wildlife (and, no, it's not the kind of wild life you might typically see during a weekend at WE Fest). This isn't meant as some poor-me, I-work-too-much-to-ever-get-away thing. It's more of a poor-him, he's-been-too-stupid-over-the-years-to-get-away thing. The no vacation thing started way back. I don't recall my mom or dad ever taking much time away from work.
CROOKSTON, Minn. - Vanessa Armstrong hunched over a computer on the edge of a science laboratory, inputting a seemingly endless column of numbers. She was a rare student on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on this summer day. But the senior pre-pharmacy major from Fisher was glad to type in the figures, part of a research project on reptiles. "A lot of people don't get to do research until the graduate level," the Blackduck native said. "I would not be able to do this in bigger schools." With her was her son, Kenneth Armstrong III, a junior on campus.
The Morris Area School Board has approved the establishment of a KinderPlus Scholarship Fund. KinderPlus is all day every day kindergarten in Morris. KinderPlus is optional for parents, and the district continues to offer all day every other day classes as well. The overarching goal of the KinderPlus Scholarship Fund is to provide assistance to families who wish to have their child participate in the all day every day program, but may have difficulty with the tuition costs.
The Morris City Council approved releasing some of the city's JOBZ acreage for use by DENCO for its planned Alberta ethanol plant. The council unanimously approved the request after receiving reassurance in a letter from the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Kristin Lukes that "DEED will work with you to obtain additional acres should you need them in the future." A concern of several council members was cutting into the number of JOBZ acres under the city's control. The city currently has about 90 acres for use in the JOBZ program.
Motorists traveling Highway 59 in Swift County will now be able to travel north of Highway 12 as the construction project is completed through the stage where the detour can be lifted--approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. Although the detour is removed, construction work continues as the contractor places the final lift of bituminous, aggregate shoulders and turf establishment. Motorists should slow down and watch for lane closures in the area where crews are working. Work on this $5.7 million project began in early May.
The Morris City Council on Tuesday received a preliminary report on how the former Morris Elementary School site might be redeveloped. The Elementary School Reuse Action Team has been working with the Center for Rural Design to develop the conceptual master plan to help the city plan for the future of the property.
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. ALANON meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris.
An open house bridal shower for Jennifer Henrichs, bride-to-be of Mike Cihak, will be held Saturday, August 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion in Morris. Everyone welcome. Jennifer is the daughter of Glen and Judy Henrichs of Morris. Mike is the son of John Cihak and Rosalea Cihak of Barnsville. A September 30 wedding is being planned. An open house bridal shower for Breanna Staples, bride to be of Josh Sherlin of Glenwood, will be at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home Commons in Starbuck from 9 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 19.
15 Years Ago July 30, 1991 Sun The first of four "Welcome to Morris" signs were installed at the Stevens County Fairgrounds on South Highway 59 Friday. A second sign was installed by Berger Chevrolet on East Hwy. 28, and two more will come later on West Hwy. 28 and South Hwy. 9. The 8 feet by 16 feet signs were designed and constructed by Al Mathison of Morris. Sara Burt has wanted to be an exchange student ever since third grade when her teacher, Mrs. Kittelson, talked about having an exchange student. Her selection a year ago was "like a dream come true and I got it".