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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.
DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS will now be given the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month, hours of service will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; the written test will be given from 10-11:30 a.m. only, until further notice, at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St., Morris. btf 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. btf STORYTIME AT THE MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY every Thursday at 10:30-11 a.m.
The Morris 13U baseball team won five games to claim the Marshall 13U tournament championship last weekend. Morris is now 10-0 overall this season and has won two tournaments. The team won the Hutchinson tournament earlier this season. Morris plays host to its tournament June 24-25 at the Chizek and Babe Ruth fields in Morris. Morris has a rematch with Little Falls, a team it defeated 6-5 in the Marshall tournament semifinals, to open the Morris tournament at 9 a.m., June 24. Morris defeated Worthington 6-4 in the Marshall tournament championship game.
The Morris Babe Ruth Baseball League has kicked off its season, with five teams in the league comprised of players from the Morris area. League games are scheduled for Monday and Thursday nights at Chizek Field and the Babe Ruth Field. Early games begin at 6 p.m. with late games following at Chizek Field on Monday. First week results: Green 4, Orange 3 Bryant Zarbock pitched a complete game two-hitter to lead the Green team to a win over Orange. Zarbock walked eight and struck out 15. Green's Justin Stallman was 1-for-2 for Green with a run scored.
The 14-under Junior High Softball League 14-under division began June 6 with a pair of doubleheaders at the high school. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley came up on the short end against Morris in both games by scores of 8-5 and 14-6. On the opposite field Benson-Hancock won a close game against Minnewaska 16-12 in the first match. The second game turned out to be a different story though, as Minnewaska beat up on B-H and won 15-0 in four innings. On June 13, Minnewaska continued their offensive output with a total of 34 runs crossing the board against Morris.
By Jacob G. Hornberger Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. officials announced that the terrorists were motivated by anger and hatred for American "freedoms and values." In other words, the terrorists hated the First Amendment and rock and roll and, therefore, decided to attack our country. When asked whether U.S. foreign policy might have anything to do with the terrorists attacks, the federal attitude was, "Oh, no. The terrorists are either indifferent to U.S.
By Victoria Samson Anyone who has ever spent time with kids can tell you the first rule of thumb paramount to a peaceful existence is that whatever you give one, you must give the others. If not, this sets off great gnashing of teeth and wailing about favoritism that is best avoided. Countries are not that much different from small children. Whatever one nation-state is allowed to do, its neighbors and indeed the overall international community are going to want the right to do as well.
By Sheldon Richman You'd never know it from the recent public discussion, but the people disparaged as "illegal aliens" -- in fact they are independent migrants -- have the same natural rights to life, liberty, and property that Americans have. As long as they violate no one else's natural rights, they should be free to go about their business. Immigration restrictions are doubly invasive of rights. They violate the migrants' rights because they prohibit them from entering the property of Americans who would otherwise welcome them: employers and landlords, for example.
By Ted Kooser Remember those Degas paintings of the ballet dancers? Here is a similar figure study, in muted color, but in this instance made of words, not pigment. As this poem by David Tucker closes, I can feel myself holding my breath as if to help the dancer hold her position. The Dancer Class is over, the teacher and the pianist gone, but one dancer in a pale blue leotard stays to practice alone without music, turning grand jetes through the haze of late afternoon.
I played high school baseball back in the Stone Age of prep baseball (no, we didn't wear handle-bar mustaches, but I can recall the days when you had to buckle down bases with straps). In my senior year, our team was good enough -- and fortunate enough -- to earn a spot in the state tournament. I would say I "played" on that team, but that would be stretching the bounds of euphemism to its breaking points. I was a second-string rightfielder, which anyone who's ever played prep ball puts you just below the assistant student manager intern in the team pecking order.