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Is property valued more than kids? I understand that property values are a huge concern for east side Morris residents in regards to a new jail. I do not, however, support the claim that we do not know who will be visiting the inmates. It will be family members, as well as friends and, yes, some will be drug dealers or much worse. These are people from our community who you work with, share roads with or possibly live next door to. How well do you really know the people around you? I know people in every part of Morris who use or sell drugs and do much worse.
Few of us have never uttered the words or entertained the thought, "I could do better than that," when contemplating some recent action by the representatives to our local governments. It's also safe to assume that those who say that have never been publicly elected representatives.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Land O'Ducks Playoffs Best of three series Game 1 -- Morris Eagles vs. Dumont, 7:30 p.m. Friday, in Wheaton Game 2 -- Dumont at Morris Eagles, 5 p.m., Sunday, at Chizek Field. Game 3 (if needed) -- TBA. Eagles 5, Ortonville 0 (July 16, in Ortonville) Hitters AB R H RBI Jamie VanKempen 5 1 1 0 Ross Haugen 4 1 3 0 Kirby Marquart 4 0 1 1 Matt Carrington 4 1 1 0 Tim Strobel 5 0 0 0 Tad Hopkins 3 1 2 1 T.J.
The Outdoor Life Network recently slotted the second season of Pheasants Forever Television to air on Fridays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. The season's first episode will air on Friday, July 28 and Sunday, July 30. There will be 13 original shows and 52 total airings with repeats. "We received excellent feedback from Pheasants Forever members and bird hunters everywhere about the first season of Pheasants Forever Television," reported PF President and CEO Howard Vincent.
As I was enduring the sweltering heat last weekend, I was thinking "cold" thoughts, hoping that would help. It did not. However, it did get me thinking about Minnesota Wild hockey. An ice rink would feel good right about now. Over the past few weeks, the Wild organization has made a number of moves, such as signing a number of free agents, trading for players, and re-signing a number of players.
The Morris Tiger Sharks traveled to Detroit Lakes for the A/B Northern Lights Swim Association Finals on July 19. While six Tiger Sharks swimmers qualified for this season-ending meet for swimmers with B or better times this summer (Augusta Finzel, David Lemke, Stefan Lemke, Brenna Monroe, Emma Roberts, and McKayla Smith), only two were able to make the trip. Accompanied by coaches Emma Durkee and Megan Lange, Brenna Monroe and Stefan Lemke swam in six individual events and registered season best times in all events. Brenna, in the girl's 9 to 10 year old category, took a first and second p
Gray moved on in the winners bracket in Morris Babe Ruth playoffs. Here are the tournament's first-round recaps: Gray 9, Black 5 Gray scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 5-5 tie and held on for the win against Black. Jeremy Westerman picked up the win. Jeremy threw a complete game, giving up just three hits while walking three and striking out nine. Derrick Foss went 3-for-4 for Gray, driving in two runs. Jeremy Westerman and Drew Schmidgall each had two hits, and Matt Fellows went 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Big Stone II was awarded three of the seven permits that are required to build the plant. The water appropriation permit was granted on July 12 and the solid waste permit was renewed on June 20.
Lois Schmidgall, of Morris, was awarded the floral industry's coveted Accredited in Floral Design designation, and inducted in to the American Institute of Floral Designers during ceremonies at AIFD's internationally acclaimed Symposium in Washington, DC, earlier this month. A non-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism and the art of floral design, AIFD Accredited membership is regarded as a high honor in the floral industry.
Allan Amborn, a package car driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 25 years without an accident. Amborn works out of the facility located at 102 Highway 28, Morris. He presently provides service in the Wheaton area. Supervisor Michele Papesh presented the 25-year safe driving award at a ceremony honoring Amborn's achievement. Amborn and his wife, Joyce, live in Morris. They have two children: Tony, 36, Kimberly, 33. UPS has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation for safety in the transportation industry. UPS drivers log over two billion miles a year on U.S.