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The sound drew people to the railroad tracks in Morris on the afternoon of May 30. A steam engine was traveling down the tracks on its way to Breckenridge and the whistle was heard throughout Morris. And as the train pulled away from its stop, the whistle again sounded as the chug of steel and steam increased when the train pick up speed. The locomotive 261 pulled nostalgic railroad passenger cars on its way to an excursion event for the Red River Valley Railroad anniversary.
-- Tuesday, June 13 INNOVATE TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY is set for the University of Minnesota, Morris This two-day conference will bring together K-12 and college educators as well as technology leaders to discuss important issues and innovations related to technology in the classroom.
Not all students got to speak at the May 26 Morris Area High School graduation but plenty of them made a statement. They let the top of their graduation caps do the talking. While some students chose to let the audience know of their future college plans in decorations on the top of their graduation caps, others had comments about life or school written on the graduation caps. Bree McNally's cap was covered in greenish, purple and turquoise beads. Her mom decorated the cap, McNally said.
-- Tuesday, June 13 Innovate Teaching With Technology Conference: University of Minnesota, Morris This two-day conference will bring together K-12 and college educators as well as technology leaders to discuss important issues and innovations related to technology in the classroom. Surplus Food Distribution
The "Super Six," as the group is called by school personnel, graduated from the sixth grade at St. Mary's School May 25. The "Super Six" is six students in the class: Ava Boyle, Patrick Feist, Matthew Giese, Meghan Goulet, Austin Phipps and Madison Staples. But back when they were younger, those kids called each other some different names for each other as Staples shared in a speech at graduation that night. In a name game at recess, those six kids had names such as "Old Grandpa Green Milk Carton," "Straw" and "Baby Boo Boo."
Welcome to part one of the graduation edition of the Donnelly news Weather news: the first part of Memorial Day weekend was sunny and nice, the second part cold and windy. There are still a fair number of fields to be planted yet.
Back when Beth Koehl was in fifth grade her dad had a computer inside their home. "It was really big. Not very many people had a computer in their house," Koehl said. Koehl was allowed to play games such as Donkey Kong and Pac Man on the IBM computer. Although she was interested in the games, she became just as interested in who made the games. "'Who wrote this thing and how does it know what to do?'" Koehl said she'd ask herself.
Cyrus Days, "The Kickoff to Summer, is this Friday through Sunday in Cyrus. There were signs of the upcoming festival in Cyrus on the morning of June 1. Activities this weekend include fireworks at dusk Friday, car show on Saturday, parade on at 1 p.m. Saturday and tractor pull at 1 p.m. Sunday and other events and activities.
The city of Morris's water treatment plant is part of $998 million in public construction projects included in a bonding bill signed May 30 by Governor Mark Dayton. Morris City Manager Blaine Hill said the city's portion of bonding bill money wouldn't be official until a review by a state agency and funds are designated for allocation some time in late June, yet, it's good news for Morris. "It looks really good," Hill said. "I think we will get what we were asking for."
Ira Hoffman received his Eagle Scout award in a ceremony held Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Morris.