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Candidates for most major offices representing Stevens County have filed for election. One exception as of Friday are Minnesota State Senate District 11 incumbent Dallas Sams, a Democrat from Staples. Sams said earlier this year that he would run again. Tuesday, July 28 is the deadline for county and school board office filings. The City of Morris filing period is Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. In Stevens County, District 5 Commissioner Bob Stevenson and District 2 Commissioner Herb Kloos filed for reelection on Thursday.
Ethan Brigh Koehler was born July 7, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Mike and Alethea Koehler of Morris. Ethan weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Alfred and Delores Koehler from Morris and Elliot and Sandra Nelson from Benson.
Callie Marie Koser was born July 7, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, to Darren and Nicole Koser from Herman. Callie Marie weighed 7 lbs. and was 18 1/2" long. Grandparents are Vern and Bernice Christie from Hancock and Rodney and Joan Koser from Herman. Great grandmother is Anna Mae Evink from Hancock.
There will be a baby shower for Haylee Anne Schmall, infant daughter of Grant and Sarah (Fahje) Schmall at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall in Alberta, on Saturday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. An open house 30th wedding anniversary dance will be held for Craig and Marty Petersen on Saturday, July 22, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Eagles club in Morris. An open house bridal shower will be held for Stacy Foss, bride to be of Jon Minke, on July 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Morris Senior Citizens Center.
STEVENS COUNTY FOOD SHELF HOURS: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday. Closed on holidays. Please bring own bags or boxes. LOCATION: 701 Iowa Ave. ALANON meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m., at 7 East 1st St., Morris. For information, call (320) 585-5368. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, Sundays, 8 p.m., at Easy Does It House, 7 East 1st St., Morris. For information, call (320) 585-5368. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight control organization in Donnelly, meeting each Monday, 6 p.m., Donnelly Town Hall.
State Patrol Mark Richard Barsness, Cyrus, 6/2/06; seat belt, $107. Benjamin Gregory Faith, St. Cloud, 4/16/06; driving after revocation, $582, 30 days jail, stay 30 days for 1 year. Bryan Scott Heston, Frazee, 6/5/06; seat belt, $107. Paul Lloyd Severance, Pennock, 5/28/06; speeding, $132. Morris Police Derick Lee Mitchell Goette, Wilmot, S.D., 6/15/06; Theft, $132, 120 days jail, stay 100 days for 1 yr. on conditions. Paul Ryan Papesh, Glenwood, 10/23/05; drug possession, $1,582, 13 days jail. Amanda Jo Ridout, Hancock, 2/2/06; drug possession, $582, 8 days jail. Stevens Co.
Private burial services for James Royal Satter of Rem. Southwest Services, Inc. of Canby were held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Reverend Robert Amundson officiated. James Royal Satter, son of Roy and Gladys (LeSage) Satter, was born November 18, 1942 at the Stevens County Hospital in Morris. He was of Norwegian, German and French descent.
Nickolas A. Bresson, age 78, of Menomonie, Wis. passed away on July 10th 2006 at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Funeral services were Friday July 14, 2006 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie, with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard provided military Honors. Nick was born on August 21, 1927 in Canby, the son of Alfred and Kunigunda (Bartemus) Bresson. As a young child he moved with his family to Morris.
Funeral services for Rosella "Rosie" Raasch of Glenwood, formerly of Alberta, were held Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Robert Jarvis officiated. Burial was at Synnes Cemetery, rural Alberta. Rosella Maybell Tomoson, daughter of Charles and Bertina (Larson) Tomoson, was born May 15, 1928 in Alberta, Minnesota. She was baptized on June 8, 1928 at First English Lutheran Church in Alberta by Pastor N. D. Peterson and was confirmed on June 14, 1942 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta by Reverend A.C. Olson.
A stroll through Morris Floral reveals not only some of the most unique plant life in the area, but most likely the most unusual house pets. Or, greenhouse pets. Morris Floral owner Chris Melberg owns several exotic birds that occupy cages, and delight customers, in the Morris Floral greenhouse. And it's entirely possible the birds could be around to entertain and enchant visitors long after Melberg is gone. Melberg owns a macaw named Flame, a cockatoo named Guido, parrots named Cleo and Caesar, as well as parakeets and doves. Melberg has owned the birds for about 15 years, and they may h