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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.
MFBF pleased with passage of Water Resources Development Act On June 19, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a voice vote. WRDA authorizes ecosystem restoration as well as improvements to existing and construction of new locks along the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway Restoration. In addition, it authorizes funding for improvements to the Duluth Harbor and a flood control project in Crookston. "The passage of WRDA is long overdue.
Tennis players in Morris are enjoying a new court at Green River Park. The tennis court itself has been around for years, but the surface is brand new. An interlocking grid system made of a polyurethane composite was installed this summer. The old asphalt surface was in bad shape and desperately needed repair. The city could have torn everything out and resurfaced the court, but decided to put in the grid system. McBroom Construction of New London installed the court at a cost of $44,000. Jim Dittbenner, city maintenance director, said it should pay for itself in the long run.
"Grandma, please help me tie my shoe," little Suzie asked. How could Grandma refuse such an earnest face looking up at her? "The laces get all knotted when I do it." How precious a little child is! "It's a baby girl!" the nurse announces as she sets the tiny infant in her mother's arms. All that labor pain fades as Mommy gazes at the red, crinkly face of her newborn. How precious a little child is! "Daddy, can you play catch?" What happiness fills this son just to spend some time with Dad. How precious a little child is! Who would argue with that?
Noah Lee Luthi was born July 19, 2006 at Douglas County Hospital to Randy and Johnnita Luthi. Noah Lee weighed 9 lbs. and was 21-1/4" long. Grandparents are Wilma Lenards of Brandon, S.D. and Aldean and Charlotte Luthi of Hancock. Great grandparents are Virgil and Mildred Sauder of Morris and Myrtle Luthi of Hancock. Great-great Grandmother is Lillie Luthi of Morris.
ELIANA MARIE HOFFMAN was born June 23, 2006 at the Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo to Wes and Angie Hoffman of Cokato. Eliana Marie weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20" long. Grandparents are Paul and Barb Leonard of Cyrus; Kathy and Curt Jacobson of Morris; Jeff and Marie Hoffman of Ashby. Great grandparents are Joanne Schneider of Cyrus; Lorraine Leonard of Morris; Vivian Hilbe of Elbow Lake; Wes and Gail Hoffman of Norcross; Myrna and Jerry Courier of Norcross; Dale and Zona Jacobson of Morris
An open house bridal shower in honor of Kayla Banken, bride-to-be of Ronald Hawkinson, Jr., will be held Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m., to noon at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio. Kayla is the daughter of Faith and Ed Banken of Morris and Ronald is the son of Ruth Hawkinson of Glenwood and Ronald Hawkinson, Sr. of Chokio. A September 23 wedding is being planned. You are invited to an open house golden wedding anniversary for Arnie and Verna Sharstrom on Sunday, August 6, from 1-4 p.m.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
Cyrus Sheri Gerzina and Rebecca Lynn and friends Brianna and Krista Berger all of Inver Grove Heights came a week ago Friday to attend the Stevens County Relay for Life. All had noon lunch at the Jeff Anderson home. Marlene Bruland was among those helping Lorna Driggins celebrate her birthday. Shirley Libbon was a Wednesday afternoon guest of Marlene Bruland. Arlyn Lambert was an afternoon caller at the home of Margaret and Rollie Hall Wednesday.
I know that summer is in full force when tomato problems start coming into the office. It seems that every year our anticipation for that first tomato is so overwhelming that we can taste them as they start developing. When we see that first blush of color our mouth starts watering for a fresh BLT. The next time we look at our tomatoes our heart sinks when we see that first blemish. How can this be? We are not going to be denied our first homegrown fruit of the year. We panic when we return to the garden to find that the blemish has progressed and now affects a third of the fruit.