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Funeral services for Ida E. Marquart of Morris, were held Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfield Township. Reverend Robert Jarvis officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery. Ida Ernestine Gades, daughter of Frederich A. and Ernestine Martha (Fels) Gades, was born October 30, 1907 at the family home in Tara Township, Swift County. She grew up in Tara Township, where she worked on the family farm and received her education at a German Parochial School near their home. On March 20, 1921, she was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith in Tara Township.
There will be an open house 60th wedding anniversary for Bert and Doris Koosmann, on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Appleton VFW. Your presence is your gift. bw25 There will be an open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Henning and Darlene Awsumb on Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Konsvinger Parish Hall, Donnelly. bw25 Marguerite and Jim Griffith will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 24, at 3 p.m., on their farm in Morris. It will be hosted by their children and grandchildren.
It's been one of those days for me...too much to do, not nearly enough time, two kids needing to be in three places and it would seem like my weekly planner committed harakiri. But in the midst of all of the running, I sat for a moment at Wells Park, watching the Mites play t-ball and enjoying the sunshine. I was at this park last night, watching Little League. I live not too far from the park and on the nights that I am not there, I can hear the cheers.
Coaches often cite the need to move on as a reason for taking a new job. University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball coach Randi Peterson wanted to move back. The Iowa native and last season's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year is leaving UMM to assume the head coaching job at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Peterson's hiring at Coe was announced Tuesday, and she cited a desire to be closer to her family as the primary reason for accepting the offer to coach the Kohawks women's team. "I wasn't at all looking for a job," Peterson said.
The Morris Area Boys Basketball Camp wrapped up earlier this month with award winners being announced. The camp was for players in grades 3-4, grades 5-6 and grades 7-8. Morris Area boys head coach Mark Torgerson was camp director, with Dale Henrich, Jerry Witt and Taylor Witt coaching. There were 45 participants. Here are the award winners for the three age groups: Grades 3-4 Hot Shot Contest -- Noah Grove. Free Throw Champion -- Noah Grove. One-on-One Champion -- Noah Grove. Camp Hustle Award -- C.J.
The undefeated Morris 13-U baseball team is host to the Morris Baseball Association 13B State Qualifying Tournament this weekend at the Chizek Field softball diamonds. Morris is 10-0 this season, and return a number of players from last year's 12-U state championship team. Morris won tournaments in Hutchinson and Marshall, and gets a rematch with Little Falls in the opening round of the Morris tournament on Saturday.
Morris Legion baseball players rebounded from their high school team's rough outings in the State Baseball Tournament with a season-opening shutout of Brandon-Evansville Monday at Chizek Field. Craig Knochenmus drove in four runs and Dustin Sauter threw two-hit ball over four innings in Morris' 13-0, five-inning victory. "It was good to see the team staying sharp after a great state tourney run," said Legion coach Brock Paschen. "The defense was solid with no errors." Sauter made his first Legion start a good one, allowing just two walks and striking out four.
A lack of pitching arms ended the Morris Eagles amateur baseball team's run at the Miller Lite Invitational Tournament in Green Isle and Arlington last weekend. But the Eagles scored impressive wins to reach the tournament semifinals, and they've now won six of their last nine games after starting the season 1-5. The Eagles are 7-8 overall and face another busy weekend. They play Brandon-Evansville at 7:30 p.m. today at Chizek Field. On Saturday, the Eagles play Fergus Falls at 11 a.m. and the Minneapolis Angels at 4 p.m. Both games are at Chizek.
Rulon Gardner would have to rank as one of the most unassuming Olympic champions in history. If an Olympic gold medalist were to grace an event in rural Minnesota, you'd probably expect a well-dressed, well-rehearsed 20-minute talk, some autographs and photos and then a quick exit. But that's not Gardner's style.
By George Archibald Arizona's two U.S. senators and House members are at loggerheads on the immigration issue. They are a snapshot of the nation. U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl and Rep. J.D.