10 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune, May 13, 1999

After seven years as State Head of the West Central Experiment Station, Gary Lemme is moving on. Lemme is leaving WCES to become the Associate Director of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. He begins his new job on Sept. 1. Lemme is proud that during his time at WCES he has helped smooth the transition from an "excellent" group of retiring scientists to a new group of talented young scientists that has "far exceeded my expectations."

The Stevens County Museum and Historical Society will be celebrating International Museum Day this Sunday, May 16. The Museum Day celebration is held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit in the East Gallery celebrating the town of Alberta. Included in the day's festivities will be an open house and old fashioned ice cream and pie social, as well as a coin dig for the kids. Music will be provided by the Morris Community Band.

25 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune, May 10, 1984

Stevens County will buy the property at 210 East 5th Street to use for a parking lot and possible temporary office space for the Public Health Nursing Service. The Commissioners also discussed the possible building of a law enforcement center which would eventually free space on the lower level of the Stevens County Courthouse for the PHN offices.

A desire to devote more time to research has caused George Benoit to drop his administrative duties at the USDA Soils Laboratory. Benoit has served as the lab's director and research leader for just under three years. He assumed the post on June 1, 1981, as the successor to Robert Holt. The interim between Holt and Benoit was filled by Ward Voorhees as acting director. The new lab director is Charles Onstad, a member of the lab's research team for the past 12 years.

Voters will elect school board members throughout Minnesota on Tuesday, May 15. In the Morris-Donnelly district, the candidates are Lowell Roholff, Roy Larson, and incumbent Richard Felstul. Incumbents Harold Luthi and Dr. Richard Schock did not file. Polling places are at the Community Room of the Stevens County Courthouse, the Donnelly Town Hall, and the Horton Town Hall.

50 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune, May 22, 1959

New officers of the Charles Leuthard Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, were installed by the installing officer Glendon Rose at ceremonies on Tuesday evening. New officers are Floyd Miller, chaplain; Freeman Haugen, quartermaster; Francis Schmidt, junior vice-commander; Wallace Anderson, senior vice-commander; and Don Yarger, commander.

Members of the Kiwanis Club learned about the research work in livestock at the West Central School of Agriculture at its regular weekly meeting at the Del Monico Café on Monday evening. Harley Hanke, in charge of animal husbandry at the school, showed slides and gave a commentary of various projects and research work conducted in dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, and sheep, including the showing of various grazing fields and feed programs being studied to bring production up at the lowest cost.

Members of Aerie 620, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and of the Eagles Auxiliary in Morris were entertained at an Appreciation Banquet at the Eagles Club rooms on Wednesday evening. After-dinner speaker was Harry Olson of Willmar, State Vice-president of the order. The meeting was followed by a dance and social evening.

About 48,951 acres of Stevens County land are being retired from the annual production of crops as a result of whole farms being placed in the soil bank under contracts executed or expected to be executed in that program, Alex Larson, chairman of the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee reports.

90 Years Ago

Items taken from the Tribune, May 23, 1919

The action of the county commissioners this week in voting $10,000 to the "Stevens County Memorial Armory" places this community in the front rank in the matter of planning and providing a suitable memorial for the soldiers, sailors, and marines from this county who so nobly did their part even to the supreme sacrifice in the Great War now happily ended. The meeting was held at the Commercial Club rooms and C. A. Dushek, vice-president, presided.

Nineteen young women and five young men compose the 1919 Class of the Morris High School. The graduation exercises will take place at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday evening, June 26. Out of the twenty-four graduates, fifteen of them are from the academic department and the other nine from the normal training department. State Auditor J. A. O. Preus will deliver the commencement address. Mabel Strand is Valedictorian and Edna Hansen is Salutatorian.

Memorial Day will be fittingly observed in Morris on Friday of next week and a greater effort than ever is being made to make it a great memorable, patriotic occasion. A parade will form at the armory and go to the cemetery where the ceremony will be held with an address given by F. A. Stever. In the afternoon a memorial program will be held on the court house grounds. Mayor Geenty will preside. All returned soldiers are asked to take part in the exercises of the day and Company K of Morris will also take a leading part.