Last week our son and his wife made the tough decision to put their dog, Dylan down. Dylan has been part of the family for 15 years and was recently suffering a great deal. He had a stroke a few years ago so he has been blind and also had a lot of pain in his back legs. It was not any easy decision to make but it made the most sense. When Dylan became part of Jamie’s family, … [Read more...] about Saying goodbye to our fur babies
Those That Have and Those That Will There is saying among pilots: There are those who have landed with the gear up, and those who are going to. My confession to you is I landed with my gear up. I had COVID-19! Normally I write these articles with the intention of sharing some information about a topic that touches some aspect of our lives. Today, however, it’s going to … [Read more...] about What’s on the Horizon for Public Health?
The following story was a news clipping from the Tuesday, January 5th, 1915 edition of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune submitted by Michael and Mary Barrett of Minneapolis. They said they found an old Bible in their attic, and this news clipping was inside. Real crowned Queen is guest in Minneapolis Margaret Eckes of Morris, winner of Western Minnesota Contest, visits … [Read more...] about Back in the Day by Olivia
Members of the Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles Leuthard Post 5039 will be visiting business places with Buddy Poppies the week of May 2-7. We will be in Willie’s SuperValu Thursday thru Saturday. VFW by-laws require that the proceeds from donations for Buddy Poppies must be used to benefit dis-abled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of … [Read more...] about LETTER: Poppy Sales Help Our Veterans
We are now 19 days into the month long Minnesota law enforcement crackdown on distracted driving. Have you noticed drivers being more conscientious about not driving and texting? Driving and using a hand-held phone? We haven't. Perhaps one of the most universally ignored laws in Minnesota are its "hands-free" and distracted driving laws. Every day, whether driving … [Read more...] about Cracking Down On Dangerous Drivers
Pray do tell. How long should we “set aside” a vile, racist “opinion,” assume it is held by only “one person,” and focus instead “on the sportsmanship of the larger population?” At the very least, the courageous guest commentary by Morris High School student Lakia Manska in last week’s Stevens County Times suggests a simple “set aside” may not be sufficient. While walking … [Read more...] about LETTER: ‘Setting Aside’ Not Sufficient
By Lakia Manska Dressing up for boys basketball games has been an added joy to their wonderful season. I've lost my voice countless times cheering them on in games. I yell “go Tigers!” with great pride. On March 26, during the third place game of the state tournament, things were different. Wearing “Morris Tigers” across my chest felt like a … [Read more...] about Time to Change
Whoever had a good time making all the snowmen and snowwomen to make us smile as we drove by the Courage Cottage - They made me smile! We who are grateful for all that the Courage Cottage provided some years ago remember how cheery any change to watch outside the windows was even more appreciated. This is no April fool…it is a smile and or a hug and “Isn’t it interesting … [Read more...] about LETTER: You Made Us Smile
I think one of the most interesting statements for me over the years is “the city should pay for it or the city should do it.” I think it is interesting because all of us together are in the city. Recently a comment was made about the city’s snow. The citizen was complaining because the city was plowing the snow from the street onto the sidewalk. The … [Read more...] about Column: Whose Snow is it and Where Does It Go?
I received an Amaryllis bulb for a Christmas gift and couldn’t wait to get it started. About one week after Christmas I put the bulb in the pot, poured in the soil and added water. There was already a small stalk popping out of the bulb. It didn’t take long before that stalk was poking through the soil and searching for sunlight. I watered it weekly, set it in a place I … [Read more...] about Kates Column: The Flowers of Winter