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Designs plans for the Stevens Community Medical Center's $10 million expansion are being finalized and finances are close to being arranged. SCMC patients and visitors should begin seeing the physical manifestations of the ambitious project this month, as steel arrives on site, said SCMC President and Chief Executive Officer John Rau. "People sound excited," Rau said. "We're replacing a building first built in 1952.
The Courage Cottage marks its fifth anniversary this weekend, but there will be no open house or other celebrations. Knowing that the Stevens Community Medical Center's adult foster care service has been there -- and will be there -- when people need it is enough, said SCMC Hospice Coordinator Vicki Maanum. "When we began we wondered if it would be used in a small community," Maanum said.
By Kayla Kloos Sun Tribune An August 15 public hearing is set for the Stevens County Board of Commissioners to consider changing zoning for the DENCO II ethanol plant project in Alberta. The board set the date during its regular meeting Tuesday. The proposal would rezone a 280-acre plot from agricultural land to limited industry. The board would also have to amend county zoning laws to allow the ethanol plant to be considered in the category of a limited industry. Scott Township is involved in the process and reportedly has had no problems working with APEC, LLC, the DENCO II developer.
Jacqueline Johnson has began her tenure as the University of Minnesota, Morris's chief executive this week. Johnson replaces Sam Schuman who retired as UMM chancellor following the 2005-2006 school year. "I have long known about and admired the University of Minnesota, Morris for its well-served reputation as one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the country," said Johnson. "And the moment I stepped on campus, I knew that this would be a place where I would love to live and work.
The Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer's office has corrected information on polling places for the Sept. 12 primary election for the Fifth District. Morris Township voters cast their ballots at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Also, since the primary is for selecting candidates for the Fifth District County Board of Commissioners seat, only voters in the Fifth District vote in the primary.
Funeral services for Marion Dahm will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Morris. Neil Leroux will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. John Marion Soren Dahm was born on July 20, 1918 near Stockport, Iowa to John and Ida (Peterson) Dahm. He grew up around Stockport and then Spencer, Iowa. As a boy he helped on the family farm.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Land O'Ducks Playoffs Best of three series Friday, July 14 Result Game 1 -- Dumont 8, Morris Eagles 6 (Dumont leads series 1-0) Sunday, July 16 Result Game 2 -- Morris 4, Dumont 1 (Series tied 1-1) Saturday's Result Game 3 -- Dumont 6, Morris 4 (Dumont wins series 2-1) Game 3 -- Dumont 6, Eagles 4 (July 29, in Wheaton) Hitters AB R H RBI Adam Torkelson 5 1 2 1 Ross Haugen 5 1 2 0 Kirby Marquart 4 1 1 0 Matt Carrington 4 0 2 2 Cory Marquart 4 0 1 0 Jeff Wold 3 0 0 0 Brock Pashen 0 0 0 0 John Lembcke 0 0
The fourth annual Minnewaska Triathlon will be held Saturday morning in Glenwood. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the race. A new bike route will be part of the race. In the 10.2- mile part of the race, bikers will now travel South Lakeshore drive and up Park Road by the condominiums. They will then travel to Highway 104 for about 100 yards before taking a left on 190th St. From there, bikers will connect with County Road 21 and take a right. Once they get to County Road 18 they will turn around and come back the same way.
10 Years Ago August 1, 1996 Tribune Anyone driving down Fifth Street toward Atlantic Avenue will notice a new business has moved into the two-story yellow house behind the library. "Keepers", an antique and gift shop owned by Mary Jo and Tom Hoffman of Hoffman Realty, opened to the public May 8. The store's opening is a culmination of many years of working with antiques, said the Hoffmans. Stevens County has an Arts Council at last.
A successful season for the Morris Eagles baseball team came to a disappointing end Saturday when Dumont took the second win of a three-game series, 6-4. Dumont took a 6-0 lead after just two innings. The Saints put three infield hits together in the bottom of the second. A hit batter, a walk, and a strikeout then followed to set the stage for the at bat that changed the game. Eric Deal unloaded a bases clearing two-out double that gave the Saints all the points they would need.