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Amanda Murphy was crowned Miss Midwest during the annual pageant, held in conjuction with Prairie Pioneer Days. Murphy is a University of Minnesota, Morris student from New London, Missouri. Her platform is "Retirement-Beyond the Numbers." Her parents are William and Theresa Murphy. Murphy performed a dramatic reading of "The Marines Farewell" for her talent. Terri Jo Schuft, a UMM student from Stewart, Minn,, was named Miss Midwest Ambassador. Schuft performed a piano solo for her talent.
The National Association of Counties announced that PrimeWest Health System, a health plan owned in part by Stevens County, is the winner of two prestigious national awards.
The Stevens County Commissioners began preliminary 2007 budget discussions at their regular meeting Wednesday. County Auditor/Treasurer Neil Wiese presented a budget preparation schedule to the county board. Wiese said he will distribute the budget preparation documents to county department heads on July 10, with the forms due back by July 20. Here's the remaining budget schedule: July 31 -- Department heads will meet to review preliminary budget information. Aug. 1 -- The county board will review preliminary information. Aug.
The favorite national holiday of males is just two days away. It ranks up there with Thanksgiving (so named because it was easier to remember than "Eat Turkey 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day") and Super Bowl Sunday ("Eat Chili 'Til You're Sick, Then Park in Front of the TV With Your Pants Unbuttoned Day"). While many women prefer gooey holidays like anniversaries or Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July is the preferred holiday for two out of three men.
It goes without saying that each and every American has a personal stake in the economy. And in an election year, it's no surprise that folks may be hearing different takes on the state of the economy in both Minnesota and the nation. However, there is one realm that is completely isolated from the world of spin, selective memory, or personal opinion: numbers. My take on the economy is based on the numbers and the numbers alone.
A rather unusual group of people got together this past weekend and did some lawn work. The group was a subcommittee of the Elementary Reuse Action Team and the lawn was the old elementary property. We trimmed trees, pulled weeds, cleaned up and painted over grafitti. These are my cohorts in the photo below: Sue Granger, Scott Kelly, Corrine Kirk, Dennis Lindor and Pat Franey. I don't know that these folks particularly wanted their picture in the paper, especially since we had just put two hours worth of sweat equity into the clean up and that tends to lower your photogenicness.
Cyrus Nancy Savre returned Thursday after a week vacationing in the LaCrosse and Madison, Wis. areas with Dawn Lembcke of Andover and Mary Enck and Hannah of Savage. While in Madison they visited Nancy's brother, Doyle and Jean Beyl, and Elizabeth Prose and John Hitchcock. Dawn and Arden Lembcke of Andover were guests at the Nancy Savre home on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday night Eilert and Dorraine Beyer along with friends enjoyed the movie, 'Eight Below' at the Starbuck Park for Heritage Days.
There will be an open wedding dance for Tera Taffe and Nate Kleepsie on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m., at the Old No. 1. Everyone welcome. bw27 An open house bridal shower for Sara Koos, bride-to-be of Brent Tabor, will be held on Sunday, July 9 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home Commons area in Starbuck from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. bw27 There will be an open house double bridal shower for Abby Janis, bride of David Janis, and Jessica Vanhove, bride-to-be of Gabe White, on Saturday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Morris Evangelical Free Church.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
10 Years Ago July 4, 1996 Tribune Construction of the new senior living community., Sky View Court, continues to progress on the east side of Morris, according to Dawn Bjorge, Marketing Coordinator of Sky View Court. The development is scheduled to open in late fall of this year and will offer older adults housing options of independent apartment living or assisted living services. Fireworks will once again burst in the prairie skies - thanks in large part to the Morris Eagles Club. The sky above the large open area north of Green River Road near the Hwy.