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Cyrus The following were Saturday visitors at the Rollie and Margaret Hall home: Barbara Arnold of Sauk Rapids; Todd Arnold and boys of Apple Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hall and girls of Villard and Nancy Pedersen. Mr. and Mrs. Jere Edlund and son Gavin of Monticello and LeRoy Edlund were supper guests of Helen Mickelson on Saturday evening. Pastor John Smith was back with us at Trinity Church services on Sunday. Susan Dragovich of Shoreview spent from Tuesday until Thursday with Phyllis Helgersen. Mae Olson visited Friday afternoon with Eleanor Gundersen in Kensington.
Funeral Services for Delores Odden, age 78, formerly of Clinton, were held on Monday, July 24, 2006 at the Breckenridge Lutheran Church in Breckenridge. Burial was at the Eidskog Cemetery in rural Clinton. The Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. Delores was born on May 4, 1928 in Odessa, to parents John and Olga (Zemple) Roeder. She grew up in Ortonville and attended country school through the eighth grade. On July 31, 1944 Delores was united in marriage to Alfred Odden. To this union twelve children were born.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Land O'Ducks Playoffs Best of three series Friday's Result Game 1 -- Dumont 8, Morris Eagles 6 (Dumont leads series 1-0) Sunday's Result Game 2 -- Morris 4, Dumont 1 (Series tied 1-1) Saturday's Game Morris Eagles vs.
Mark Holslin recorded the only 25 during week four action in the 9F Trap League. Holslin also recorded a 24. Bud Anderson also shot well, with a 24 and a pair of 23s, while Russ Hoyer recorded a 24 and a 23. Others missing single birds for the week were: DeWayne Greiner, Don Bahr, Larry Ascheman and Craig Awsumb. Letting two birds escape were: Bill Krump, Shannon Earley, Brian Harstad, Jim VanAlstine, Jim Nieland, Tom Dahl and Mike McDonnell. In third week action, five shooters missed one bird.
Brett Martin Meers had the game-winning hit in the South Fargo American All Stars' victory over Grand Forks in the championship game of the North Dakota 11 year old State Baseball Championship on July 16. Brett is the son of Bradley and Nancy Meers, of Fargo. Brad Meers is a graduate of the Chokio-Alberta High School and Brett's grandparents are Wilfried and Dorismae Meers of Chokio. Brett Meers' South Fargo American All Star team defeated Dickinson, Minot, defending state champion Williston and Grand Forks to make it to the championship.
Holly Carrington (holding Meredith Carrington), Matthew Carrington, and Matthew's sister Anna Vikander all placed first in their age groups during the Prairie Pioneer Days races last weekend. Holly placed first in her age group in the 10-kilometer race. Matthew placed first in his men's division age group in the 5-kilometer, and Anna placed first in her women's division age group. Anna is a former Morris Area Tiger track star who now lives in Granite Falls. The Carringtons live in Morris.
Morris native and Olympian swimmer, Trina (Radke) Gerry, and Olympic coach Ross Gerry will conduct two swim clinics at the Regional Fitness Center August 22 and 23. Ross and Katrina (Radke) Gerry offer unique clinics focused on developing championship qualities in the whole person, psychologically and physically. They incorporate their combined extensive experience in enhancing not only the person's mental make-up, but also their physical characteristics, in relationship to self and others. They provide tools that can be used daily to achieve peak performance.
The Morris Eagles had their nine-game winning streak snapped over the weekend, and its entire season was about to be ended, too. But solid pitching performances from Jeff Wold and Brock Pashen kept the Eagles alive. The Eagles lost a five-run lead and the opener of the Land O' Ducks playoffs, 8-6, to Dumont Friday in Wheaton. But Morris rebounded with a 4-1 win Sunday in Morris to force a third and deciding game against the Saints on Saturday, July 29, in Wheaton. The series winner advances to the Region 9C playoffs. The Eagles are 17-10 overall, and their loss to Dumont Friday was their
Gray defeated Red by a score of 9-6 to win the Morris Babe Ruth Melchert-Podtberg Championship Trophy at Chizek Field Monday night. Jeremy Westerman pitched a complete game for the win, besting Red's Dustin Sauter who went the first five innings. Red got on the scoreboard first when Alex Erickson reached second on a Gray error and he came around to score on another error. Cory Schroeder singled and Brady Valnes walked later in the inning for Red, but were stranded on the bases. Gray came back strong in the bottom of the inning however, scoring five times for a 5-1 lead after one inning.
A season that began with so much promise ended in disappointment for Morris Legion baseball team. Morris, which began the season 6-1, lost twice to Wheaton on Sunday and were eliminated from the District 7 playoffs in Wheaton. Morris ended the season 8-7 overall. Morris defeated Wheaton 5-0 on pitcher Chase Rambow's three-hitter on Saturday, but Wheaton rebounded to win 9-5 and 10-0 on Sunday to take the best-of-three series. Morris' skid began two weeks ago when it lost two regular-season games to Wheaton, then dropped a doubleheader in Fargo. The Legion recovered with a 12-2 win over Br