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Looking Back: Final homecoming for Cyrus High School

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Editor's note: Items in Looking Back are written as they were in the date and year of original publication.

60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Tribune of January 2, 1959

C. B. Dyer is the 1959 president of the Morris Kiwanis club, succeeding Robert Schaefer as head of that service club. Mr. Dyer and the other officers and directors of the club were installed in office at the dinner meeting of the club Monday evening. H. G. Croom was the installing officer. The theme of Kiwanis International for 1959 is "Build Individual Responsibility" and in a brief talk to the club following his installation.

Most city officials and employees, except police officers other than Chief L. F. Amborn, were re-appointed by the city commission at its annual meeting Tuesday morning. Officials who were appointed by the commission Tuesday were: City Manager-D. A. Reiber, City Treasurer-Cora Grove, City Attorney-O. K. Alger, Dairy Inspector- Dr. M. K. Anderson, City Assessor- D. A. Reiber, Civil Defense Director- Warren Gahlon, Chief of Police- L. F. Amborn, Liquor Stores Manager- Ray Leuthard. The commission did not take action Tuesday to appoint a health officer, municipal judge and weed inspector. The election of Robert Van Kempen as chief of the fire department was confirmed.

Dale Greiner of Morris was named outstanding wrestler in the Bison Invitational meet at North Dakota State College, Fargo. In addition to Dale's championship, the Tigers had three other first place winners- Chuck Kellenberger in the heavyweight class, Carbert in the 175-pound class, and Graham in the 127-pound class. The Morris Aggies had three first place winners- Larson in the 103-pound class, Young in the 120-pound class, and Yost in the 133-pound class. The Tigers copped top place honors over 11 other teams by amassing 99 points in the meet. Jake Marks is the Tigers wrestling coach.

30 Years Ago

Items taken from the Hancock Record of January 12, 1989

Former editor of the Hancock RECORD, Karen Lehmann said 'Good-bye' to Hancock last year, 1988. Barry Ostrander took over the position of editor in June of 1988.

The last Homecoming candidates that the Cyrus High School will ever see will be this year. The candidates are Nancy Larson, Tory Payne, Michelle Walker, Mark Carbert, Dee Ann Pieske and David Mix. Junior attendents are Michelle Ling and Royce Larson and the Sophomore attendents are Brenda Estenson and Greg Pieske. Coronation begins at 7:30 Monday night.

In the coming weeks, Hancock area businesses and residents will be geering up for the 3rd Annual Hancock Home and Ag Day, to be held March 1, in the Hancock Community Center. It will feature different booths for farm and agriculture supplies, and home interior/craft displays. There will be room for 34 booths and will be offered to Hancock businesses and residents first, and out-of-the-area persons second.

Vicky Ras of Loma Linda, CA, daughter of George and Frances Ras of Hancock, graduated on Sept. 14, 1988 from Loma Linda University with a Ph.D. in Anatomy. Her research project involved studying nerve changes in aging and diabetic mice. She is currently employed by the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. Her husband, Rick Leach, is a third-year family practice resident at Riverside, Co. Hospital, Riverside, CA.

Rev. Robert Johannes will be installed as the new pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hancock in a special service this Sunday. The installation service, conducted by Pastor Stephen Schlicht of Morris, will feature guest preacher Pastor Andrew Backus of Johnson and special music by St. John's choir. Pastor Johannes succeeds Pastor Tom Bauer who served at St. John's until accepting a call to Wisconsin in November 1988.


Here is a real photo post card of a south view of Atlantic Avenue of Morris from 1958. Enjoy seeing the similarities and differences over the years.

Happy New Year to all!