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Andi Louise Van Kempen was born on May 26, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Rochelle and Jamie Van Kempen of Morris. Andi weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ellen and Mark Langer from Pierz, Minnesota and Steve and Jill Van Kempen of Morris. Great-grandparents are Kenny Lindor of Cyrus, Blanche Van Kempen of Morris, and Robert and Mary Anne Pavel from Forest Lake, Minnesota.
The Morris fire department responded to an early morning call on Tuesday.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service lab in Morris is slated to be closed under President Donald Trump's budget but a local advocacy group is already working to make sure it doesn't happen.
A big bowl of dough twirls on an electric mixer. It sounds a bit like the agitator motion of a washing machine as the dough gently twisting through the mixer, the sound filling the background as Billie Osterman molds mounds of dough into smaller mounds. Osterman pats the dough, raises her hand and sprinkles some flour on the top. "All the dough is made from scratch," Osterman said. Now that it is graduation season in the area, the bakery department at Willie's SuperValu in Morris will need lots of that scratch dough.
"And whether you were drafted, enlisted, impressed or maybe shanghaied, every man and women who ever served signed a contract with the government.and that contract included up to and including your life. Sadly, as we realize, that contract was called in many, many times."
To the editor: Thank you to the people of our community and the businesses for supporting the poppy distributions during the American Legion Auxiliary's Poppy Days. The American Legion Auxiliary distributes the memorial poppies to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and helped to keep our nation free. The brilliant red blooms of the poppy become a sign of hope and renewal.
Editor's note: This poem was submitted by Herb Kloos of Donnelly. The poem has been published in the Royal Arch Mason Spring 2017 edition. He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly
To the editor: I would like to congratulate the owners of the Town and Country True Value Store in Morris. The interior of the store is well organized, roomy and inviting after the remodeling. The inventory covers a wide range of items from household to clothing, to farm and business products and everything in between. The facade entry adds to an inviting appearance.
Ever since the 2014 Farm Bill authorized industrial hemp research, there has been more interest in growing hemp as an agricultural product for either seed production or fibers such as textiles, paper, and cordage. In Canada, industrial hemp was legalized in 1998, and 80,000 acres are currently grown there.
Morris Area High School had graduation May 26 for the Class of 2017. The class had 93 students. This year's valedictorians were McKenna Lubenow, Noel Schieler, Midori Soderberg, Ashley Solvie and Nicole Solvie. Check the Sun Tribune website for a story from the ceremony.