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The Elementary Softball League playoffs kicked off last week, and Engebretson and Dairy Queen will play a winners bracket game today on the South field, and Ag Country and Thompson Insulation will play a consolation game on the North field. Both games start at 6 p.m. The playoffs began with a back and forth battle between Thompson Insulation and Bank of the West. In the fifth inning Thompson put up five runs to go up by four.
The Morris Eagles amateur baseball team probably is happy that, unlike its big-league counterparts, there's no All-Star Game break in their schedule. The Eagles will prefer to just continue playing like all-stars. The Eagles defeated the Appleton Aces 7-4 on July 7 at Chizek Field, running their winning streak to six games. The Eagles have won 10 of their last 12 and improved to 8-3 in the Land O' Ducks League and 13-9 overall. The Eagles finish the season on the road at Chokio at 8 p.m. today, against Dumont at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Wheaton, and at Ortonville at 2 p.m.
Megan Ronhovde, former West Central athlete and graduate, was one of five Iowa State University women's basketball players named to the 2006 Big 12 Conference women's basketball academic all-conference team. Ronhovde is the granddaughter of Florence Lesmeister, of Morris. Ronhovde is a two-time, first-team selection. Megan was also named to Iowa State's Dean List earlier this year. Ronhovde, a junior, played every minute in ISU's two Big 12 Conference championship games and logged seven complete games for the season.
Nominations for candidates to run for a position on the Stevens County Farm Service Agency Committee representing Local Administrative Area 2 are being accepted. This LAA includes the townships of Scott, Darnen, Stevens, Synnes, Horton and Moore. Lila Anderson currently serves on the County Committee for this LAA. Anyone living in LAA 2 who is an owner, operator, tenant or sharecropper in a farm or ranch is eligible for nomination.
Are you interested in influencing natural resources issues in Stevens County? You can. The Stevens Soil and Water Conservation District wants interested citizens to consider running for the office of SWCD Supervisor. The Stevens SWCD is governed by a board of five supervisors whose offices are filled by general election. The District 2 and 3 positions are up for election in 2006. Currently, Jim Krosch holds the District 3 (Baker, Stevens, and Synnes townships) position.
A memorial motorcycle ride is Saturday July 15 to honor three soldiers who died in Iraq on Feb. 21, 2005. The ride, called the L.T.D. Motorcycle Tour, is to honor Staff Sgt. David Day, lst Lt. Jason Timmerman, and Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka. The fee to enter is $30 with the money going toward a scholarship honoring the three men. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., July 15, with departure at 10:30 p.m. from the Training and Community Center, 711 S. 17th St., in Montevideo.
Drivers in Stevens County will encounter stepped-up speed enforcement July 12-18. Speeding is the most commonly reported factor in fatal crashes. Each year in Minnesota, speed contributes to about 150 traffic deaths and 7,000 injuries.
It wasn't always Twins and T-ball in Stevens County. In fact, baseball has a very lively and exciting history here, and that history of the sport is exactly what a new exhibit at the Steven's County Historical Society is featuring. The exhibit, "Batter Up: A History of Baseball in Stevens County," will open at the Stevens County Historical Society and Museum on Friday, July 14, as part of the community's Prairie Pioneer Days celebration. The aim is to tell the story of baseball in the area and how it was a part of people's lives. The county has a long history of baseball, whether it was th
In the last month, I've gotten to relive my years as a sportswriter as we've continued our search for a new sports editor. It's been great fun, getting to, among other things, follow the Morris Area baseball team's progress to its first state tournament berth in more than a decade, and watching Olympic champion Rulon Gardner tutor young wrestlers on what moves work best on the mat and in their daily lives. What I've also discovered is the great network of people who help get us information about schedules and results, and provide the paper with some photographs that would make professional s