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By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Mike Coquyt, principal and athletic director at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg schools, is expected to be hired at Morris Area High School principal. Morris Area Superintendent Scott Monson said Friday that Coquyt has been offered and accepted the position. Coquyt said he will meet with the KMS school board on Monday to submit his resignation and request to be release from his current contract. Until more details are worked out, a starting date for his new job in Morris has not been set, he said. "This is an opportunity to work in a larger school district," said Coqu
Funeral services for Verna Stadsvold of Starbuck will be held Friday, May 25, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Indherred Lutheran Church, rural Starbuck. Reverend Rollen Halvorson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 PM at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home Commons Area in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Verna Evelyn Espelien, daughter of Albert and Olava (Lien) Espelien, was born March 21, 1925 in Blue Mounds Township in Pope County, Minnesota.
Thomas C. Connolly, age 82, of Danvers died Monday, May 4, 2009, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with Fr. John Pearson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the church where there will be a parish prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Thomas Charles Connolly was born Jan.
On Monday, February 23, 2009, another miracle was born. Much to our dismay, Tirzah Miracle Pahl was born far too early to allow her to stay on earth. God chose another angel, and it is our prayer that Tirzah is resting eternally in God's hands, comforted by those who have gone before her: her sisters, Sydney and Samantha Pahl, grandparents Patricia and John Leisenheimer, and great grandparents Joe Wiese and Amanda and Reuben Pahl. She spent a moment in our arms, but will spend an eternity in our hearts.
Ruth Helen Arneson Watson, age 89, a resident of Morris for almost sixty years, died Sunday, Feb. 24, at West Wind Village. Ruth Watson was born Nov. 11, 1918 in Emmons, Minn. to Dr. A.I. Arneson and Karine Emmons Arneson. She graduated from Morris High School in 1936, attended the West Central School of Agriculture, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1941. Ruth taught obstetrics in the School of Nursing at the University prior to her marriage to Dr.