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Dennis Fuhrman recorded a hole in one during the Pomme de Terre Golf Course's men's league Thursday night. Fuhrman aced the 124-yard No. 8 hole using a seven iron. Fuhrman's playing partner, Mike Vick, said the shot was a beauty. "It hit just short of the green, one-hopped on the green and rolled toward the pin," Vick said. "It seemed like it took forever to get there. We were both yelling, 'Go in, go in,' and it did." According to a plaque at PDT, Dave Nelson had the last hole in one at the club, also on No. 8, in 2004. There have now been 11 aces at PDT since 1998.
The first-annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament format has been modified, and the starting time has changed. The tournament, originally organized as an 18-hole tourney, is now a nine-hole event. The start time in 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Pomme de Terre Golf Course. The tournament is open to men, women and students in grades 7 and up. Proceeds from the tournament, sponsored by Morris Area Sports Boosters, will be used to support Morris Area athletic programs. The tournament features a two-person format.
Last Sunday, two tennis playing friends of mine and I gathered to have "Breakfast at Wimbledon" in Morris. Never heard of it? Let me explain. Tennis' third Grand Slam tournament is in Wimbledon, England. It is the most prestigious tournament in tennis and played on grass courts. NBC telecasts the men's finals live on Sunday morning at 8 a.m., when many people are eating breakfast. Hence the phrase. Wimbledon also has a tradition of people eating strawberries and cream.
The Morris 13-U Baseball team ran its record to 16-0 with a sweep of a double header against Willmar July 11 in Kandiyohi. Morris took advantage of a short outfield fence, hitting five home runs in the two games. Morris won 15-6 in game one and 9-3 in game two. Morris travels to Somerset, Wis., for a tournament on July 21-23, then hosts Melrose on Wednesday, July 25 before the state tournament July 28-30 in Marshall. In game one against Willmar, Morris took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Tim Ostby led off with a single and went to second on a walk to Tyler Hansen. Ryan Beyer then
When our companies formed an alliance to more than double the electrical output from the Big Stone Power station, our goal was to provide for the growing energy needs of our customers in a manner that was both financially prudent and sensitive to our environment. We believe that our country cannot achieve energy independence without expanding our ability to produce electric power.
For the 22nd time time, the city of Morris will be celebrating Prairie Pioneer Days this weekend. Perhaps I watched too many episodes of "Little House on the Prairie" but I have always imagined that life was less complicated in the pioneer age. Sure, it would seem that survival took much more of a person's time and effort during those times than it does now. But every week, you got to run through the meadow and the only disagreeable folks were the Olsons. By comparison, the most dangerous thing I do most days is jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.
Cyrus should be proud On July 4, as I sat in my living room and watched the fireworks on display near the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, I remembered the fireworks display in Cyrus on June 9. I sincerely believe the ones shown in Cyrus were every bit as spectacular and delightful.
10 Years Ago July 11, 1996 Tribune Morris' 12th annual Prairie Pioneer Days celebration will take place this weekend, July 12, 13, and 14. In addition to the usual array of entertainment and activities, special emphasis will be placed on celebrating the city's 125th anniversary.
Cyrus Gene and Maureen Olson from Colorado and Michael and Jane Olson and daughters from West Virginia and Michelle Olson from Austin, Texas spent time here with Mae Olson. They also called on Arlette Spaulding in Morris several times. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Erlandson of Monticello visited Saturday with Ethel Gunvalson in Starbuck and Cal Erlandson and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sloneker in Cyrus. On Sunday Pastor Saugstad of Morris was the visiting worship leader at the Trinity Church of Cyrus.
An open house bridal shower for Gwen Meyer, bride-to-be of Nate Christie, will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. There will be an open house baby shower for Eliana Marie Hoffman, daughter of Angie (Leonard) and Wes Hoffman on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion in Morris. Open house bridal shower for Megan Karsten, bride to be of Patrick Knoll, will be held Saturday, July 22 from 9-11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio.