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Looking Back: You and Me Baby

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

40 Years Ago

Items taken from the Hancock Record of March 21, 1979

Six Hancock High School students and two instructors recently attended the Northwest Minnesota Instructional Computing Conference at Moorhead State University, which featured information on uses of the state-wide MECC Time Sharing System. This system is used at the Hancock schools. A team of Brenda Payne and Tim Gramm, both juniors, and sophomores Kathy Dickinson and Tom Hausmann placed third in a one-hour student programming contest in which 15 teams competed. In addition, Joel Bartell of Hancock received first and LuJean Evink second in the regional computer contest arts division. Tom Hausemann placed second in the math and science division. Their programs will now be entered in the state. In addition to the competing team and winners, sophomore Todd Charles attended the meeting and advisors Brad Shnitzler and Mrs. Frances Van Zomeren.

It appears likely, Mayor Gene Schmidgall disclosed this week, that a doctor will be established in a Hancock practice early this summer. She is Dr. Visitacion C. Ramirez of Belcourt, ND, with whom city officials have discussed a practice here recently and who has indicated, Mayor Schmidgall said, her willingness to move here. Discussions are underway by the City Council concerning establishment of proper medical facilities in the city.

35 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Tribune of March 15, 1984

Deb Stark and her daughter Caitlin practiced an exercise from the You and Me Baby exercise class. Stark will work with mothers-to-be. The postnatal exercise class will be taught by Peggy Lussenden and Kathy Moen. Liz Hankins will teach the baby exercise class.

No special orientation will be required for the new director of Morris Community Education. The new director is Cindy Swenson, for four and one half years the program assistant, Swenson considers her experience here a definite factor helping her advance to the top position. She officially began duties as director Monday.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Chokio, will host the Concordia College (Moorhead) Chapel Choir on March 16. The concert is one performance on their spring tour.

Lt. Doug Hill, son of Gordy Hill of Morris, is starting his second year as Maintenance Officer for the U.S. Navy's prestigious Blue Angels. The job of Maintenance Officer for the Blue Angels is responsible for the nine aircraft flown by the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron.


20 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Tribune of March 11, 1999

Not much new came out of Tuesday's meeting of the Morris City Council. The most discussion emerged from a public hearing on a resolution ordering improvements on West Seventh Street. Steve Windish, the engineer working with the City on the West Seventh Street project, was at the meeting to explain what was being done and why the project will end up spanning two years. According to Windish, the project had to span two years in order for the City to receive Federal funds which will help pay for a large portion of the project.

Jared Swanson, a six feet-six wing from Morris, has been named captain of the 1999-2000 Fergus Falls Community College Spartans. Swanson was named to the MCC All-Northern Division team while finishing as the team's second-leading scorer averaging 14 points per game. Swanson is majoring in pre-law and is the son of Sheila and Chad Swanson of Morris. The Spartans finished the season with a 20-5 mark, their third consecutive 20-win season (69-10 over three years).