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10 Years Ago July 25, 1996 Tribune Golfers and stockholders crowded the Pomme de Terre Country Club Monday night to talk about the future of golf in Morris. Many came to support - or oppose - a locally- based offer to buy the course for $90,000. So it was a great surprise when the group learned that a new proposal has emerged to buy the course for $225,000. Brus and Diane von Ende of Golden Valley submitted the new offer.
Breighton James Logan was born on July 10, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Shalley Beebe and Lance Logan of Lowry. Breighton James weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.
15 Years Ago July 9, 1991 Sun Senior citizens age 60 or older (and their spouses or companions regardless of age) shared a week-long, living-learning experience during the recent Elderhostel 1991. Three non-credit courses and a variety of social, recreational and cultural activities were offered to participants. The event was sponsored by Continuing Education and Summer Session at UMM. The parade will once again be a highlight of the three-day Prairie Pioneer Days Festival, July 12, 13, and 14. The parade on Sunday will include approximately 100 units of all types, shapes and sizes.
In May I wrote an article regarding the latest gadgetry available for tracking a lost pet. As useful as it is to have identification tags, microchips, dog collar video cams and even tattoos, a pet owner is still at the mercy of whoever finds their dog first. Many pets are never returned due to the rescuer's good but misguided intentions. If mistreatment of the animal is suspected they may be placed in a "good home" rather than contacting the owner. Since lost pets are often skittish, hungry and thirsty this would be a natural but very possibly an incorrect assumption.
As we move into the heat of summer, our attention turns towards the sky looking for relief from the hot weather and the dry conditions. It is hard to write this column because of the wide area it covers and there may be areas that have had adequate rain this spring and early summer, but for most of us the rain has been pretty scarce. Driving through the countryside and seeing corn that is "fired" two to three feet on the stalk tells me we need rain desperately.
Bob Stevenson almost didn't file for another term as Stevens County Commissioner last week. In fact, he says now that he wished he wouldn't have, given that the late filings of four challengers for his District 5 seat make it appear he's getting out because there's too much heat. But if there's one thing Stevenson never shied from in his 40 years serving on the county board, it was doing the work of the county, no matter the repercussions. "He's as loyal a county commissioner as you could find," said Stevens County Coordinator Jim Thoreen. Stevenson announced Wednesday that he wouldn't see
The annual Crazy Days event in Morris is just around the corner. The Morris Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and Morris merchants have planned a day filled with good shopping and amusing activities for Wednesday, July 26. Look throughout today's paper for information on the crazy deals at participating stores. The Miss Midwest Scholarship committee will sponsor the sand pile coin dig for children at 11 a.m. at the corner of 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue. The Chamber's Marketing and Communications Committee will be serving pork chops on a stick from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ellicia Rose Lindgren was born on July 16, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Tonya Marie Lindgren of Appleton. Ellicia Rose weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 18 1/2" long. Grandmother is Pam Teetzel from Appleton., to Tonya Marie Lindgren of Appleton. E
Dylan Taylor Witt was born July 6, 2006 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud to Zach and Katie Witt of St. Cloud. Dylan Taylor weighed 7 lbs. 2 1/2 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Doug and Mary Hoffert of Starbuck and Jerry and Holly Witt of Morris. Great grandparents are Keith and Joyce Hoffert of Morris.
Tobin Kai Nichols was born on July 16, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Chris and Heather Nichols of Morris. Tobin Kai weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Mark and Betty VanOverbeke from Morris and Randy and Patricia Nichols from Wallace, Mich.