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The Morris Tree Board has organized a planting day May 21 at Green River Park. Planting starts at 1 p.m. in the park at the intersection of Oregon Avenue and Elm Street. The group will plant 15 evergreen trees in the park, Granger said. The holes will be dug in advance. Adults and children can help plant the trees.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly News. Note: I will have my annual graduation list in next week's column. If you have a graduate you want me to recognize, especially from higher education, let me know. It has been sunny and mild most of the week, although as I am writing this on Wednesday it has been raining most of the day. Farmers were busy making up for lost time in getting crops in.
The Minnesota Vikings didn't need to take over Morris last week, city officials gave them the key. The key to the city presentation was a symbolic gesture to welcome the Minnesota Vikings and representatives from InSports and Innovative Office Solutions to Morris May 3 and 4. The takeover was a reward for the Morris Area/Chokio Alberta football team for earning Minnesota's Football Program of the Year and the In The Game Award in a program sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings and Innovative Office Solutions. The program also earned a $10,000 donation.
The Class of 2017 graduated from Hancock High School May 19 in the high school gym. Twenty-eight students graduated in the senior class. Class speakers were Tyler Reese, Sabrina Mattson and Courtney Timmerman. While Reese's speech focused on the past, Timmerman's on the present and Mattson's on the future, all three said graduation would not have happened without the support of their parents and the faculty and staff at Hancock High School.
Saturday, May 6 ANNUAL PLANT SALE will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at East Side Park, Morris. Mums, perennials, annuals, succulents, spikes, vinca vines and houseplants. Miscellaneous garden items: pots, books, garden magazines and more. Come early for best selection! Sponsored by the Pomme de Terre Garden Club. Proceeds used for community projects. Wednesday, May 10
Prairie Sportsman will have a live broadcast from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Black Box Theater on the University of Minnesota Morris campus. Live event seating starts at 6:30 p.m. with the live broadcast at 7 p.m. RSVP by calling 1-800-726-3178 or by visiting pioneer.org/prairiesportsman. The broadcast includes Prairie Sportsman host Bret Amundson, a guest panel and questions from the audience. A pre-broadcast social starts at 5 p.m. and the post-broadcast social hour is from 8 to 9 p.m.
Last Thursday I attended our normal quarterly meeting for Viking Library Directors in Fergus Falls. It was also a going away/ farewell meeting for Peg Worner who is retiring from the Viking Library System after 25 years as its head. Many of you have met Peg through the years and she will be truly missed.
The Hancock Record and the Morris Sun Tribune will combine print editions, beginning in June. The new weekly publication will be called, The Stevens County Times, Morris Sun Tribune/Hancock Record, and the first edition will be published June 17.
To the editor: When you are asked to donate for Buddy Poppy card or Buddy Poppy during the upcoming campaign in this community, do it with a big smile on your face. Our week starts May 15. Remember that is the most grateful investment of your money you can ever make.
The posting of mug shots of those charged with crimes on the Stevens County Sheriff's Office Facebook was questioned by the county commissioners at the May 16 meeting. "What's the purpose of putting it out there?" commissioner Jeanne Ennen asked about the postings on the social media website.