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  • Dance duet takes first place in Kiwanis Talent Show morrissuntribune.com Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:14pm Sue DieterMorris Sun Tribune

  • " MORRIS, Minn. -- A dance duet of Cortney and Cassey Hickman took first place in the first of four weekly Talent Shows, hosted by the Morris Kiwanis. The duo won $75 for their performance... Singer Riley Gortmonson of Swanville took second place, which earned him $50. Contortionist Sarah Hoffman placed third and won $25. All three receive the right to compete at the contest finals in July during Prairie Pioneer Days. The Kiwanis will host additional competitions on June 13, 20 and 27. First place winners for the balance of the evenings receive $50 and second place finishers receive $25. The third place finishers along with first and second place winners also receive the right to compete at the contest finals, held during Prairie Pioneer Day in July. The winners of the finals in July receive $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place. Registration forms for the Talent Shows can be found at http://www.morriskiwanis.org/talentshow/ or at Sarlettes Music, John's Total Entertainment, Willie's Super Valu in Morris and the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce. "

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    Final Competition at Prarie Pioneer Days

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    Dancers sweep Talent Show finals Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:00pm Morris Sun Tribune StaffMorris Sun Tribune - See more at: http://www.morrissuntribune.com
    "MORRIS, Minn. -- Dancers swept the top three spots in the Morris Kiwanis Talent Show finals, held Friday night at the East Side Park in Morris.
    Seven year-old Tysen Daugherty of Morris took third place, winning $100. The sister duet of Cortney and Cassie Hickman were in second place, with a prize of $300. The dance trio of Anna Grove, Jackson Grove and Brooke Mattson took first place and a $500 prize. A total of ten acts performed for the Talent Show finals. dance duet of Cortney and Cassey Hickman dance duet of Cortney and Cassey Hickman dance duet of Cortney and Cassey Hickman dance trio featuring Anna Grove, Brooke Mattson, and Jackson Grove. - -

    {2012}

  • Morris Kiwanis Talent Shows to begin June 7 Published May 19, 2012, 04:26 AM morrissuntribune.com

  • Performers are needed for the Kiwanis Talent Show in Morris.
    "Are you a singer? Maybe you excel in dance? Are you part of an instrumental quartet or jazz band? If so, those or any other talents will place you in the spotlight during one of four June evenings at East Side Park in Morris during the Morris Kiwanis Club’s Annual Talent Contest. Winners of each evening’s contest will take home cash and the right to come back Friday, July 13 for the contest finals…for bigger cash, as well as the opportunity to perform at the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Contest.
    Competition begins at 7 p.m. in the band shell at the East Side Park on June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012. These evenings have become a community event preceded by a picnic-type supper at the park. Contestants are required to put down a modest entrance fee along with an application form available from the Kiwanis Club so that the Kiwanians can plan for the necessary stage settings.
    Singers may bring a CD for use on the complete sound system. A piano is available for pianists or accompanists. Judges will score contestants on originality, appropriateness of the work for the entrant, quality of the performance and audience appreciation.
    Cash prizes for the June 7 contest are $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for the third place finisher. All three receive the right to compete at the contest finals in July during Prairie Pioneer Days. First place winners for the balance of the evenings receive $50 and second place finishers receive $25. The third place finishers along with first and second place winners also receive the right to compete at the contest finals in July. The winners of the finals in July receive $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place.
    The contest is preceded by a hamburger or brat supper served by the Kiwanis Club for a fee. All funds raised by Kiwanis are invested in community projects for youth.
    Entry forms can be downloaded from the Morris Kiwanis Web Site: http://morriskiwanis.org/, and the Morris Chamber of Commerce site. Forms are also available from Willie's Super Valu, Sarlettes Music, the Morris Chamber of Commerce Office, and John’s Total Entertainment.
    For more information call Ken Hodgson at 320-589-4468. "

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  • Four performers participate in Kiwanis Talent Show Four performers participated in the first week of the Kiwanis Talent Show. , Published June 07, 2012, 09:13 PM morrissuntribune.com

  • "Four performers participated in the first week of the Kiwanis Talent Show.
    Haley Thielke took first place with a dance performance to win $75.
    Corey Hickman placed second with a tap dance routine. She won $50.
    Jayden Ross placed third to win $25.
    All three are now eligible to participate in the Talent Show finals on Friday, July 13.
    A second round of preliminary competition will be held Thursday, June 14. Registration information is available at www.morriskiwanis.org. ..

    -Week #2

  • 6/14/12 Kiwanis Talent Show 15 Jun 12, kmrskkok.com

  • " Six acts took the stage in the second of this June’s Kiwanis Talent Show performances. A mix of singers and dancers, a five member tap dance troupe called “Thunder” took 1st prize. In 2nd place, dancer and tumbler Sarah Hoffman. Underwood native, and singer, Madelyn Nelson took 3rd place. All three will advance to the finals during Prairie Pioneer Days."

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  • Three Finalists Picked for Kiwanis Talent Show29 Jun 12, kmrskkok.com

  • "The final week of the Kiwanis Talent Show has wrapped and three more contestants have been added to the Prairie Pioneer Days line-up. First prize went to Tea-Tum, a band led by Morris native Otto Kildegaard. The band sang two original compositions.
    A tap team, made up of Devin Fuhrman and Kali Berlinger, took second place and the acoustic-vocal duo Ben Jerke and Juan Del Angel took third place. The thirteen finalist acts will perform on Friday night, July 13th, at East Side Park , starting at 7 p.m. The final week of the Kiwanis Talent Show has wrapped and three more contestants have been added to the Prairie Pioneer Days line-up. First prize went to Tea-Tum, a band led by Morris native Otto Kildegaard. The band sang two original compositions.
    A tap team, made up of Devin Fuhrman and Kali Berlinger, took second place and the acoustic-vocal duo Ben Jerke and Juan Del Angel took third place. The thirteen finalist acts will perform on Friday night, July 13th, at East Side Park, starting at 7 p.m.

    -Finals {Prairie Pioneer Days Weekend}

  • Alec McIntosh Wins the Kiwanis Talent Show 14 Jul 12, kmrskkok.com

  • "Morris native Alec McIntosh was judged the best in the band shell, leaving Morris’ East Side Park with the $500 1st place prize and a spot in the Stevens County Amateur Talent Show. McIntosh performed two original numbers, accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. The two songs, “Atlas” and “Human Conditioning (Cross My Heart),” came midway through a show that featured six musical numbers and six dance performances in the Morris’ Kiwanis annual show.
    Tea-Tum, the winner of the last week of preliminaries in June, took second place. The band is fronted by Morris native Otto Kildegaard and also performed two of Kildegaard’s original songs. Band members included bassist Mickey Cotter, drummer Tony Pelowski, and violist and vocalist Zosha Warpeha.
    Third place went to a group of five dancers who call themselves ”Thunder.” They are: Sydney Beyer, Tori Fuhrman, Laura Kuhn, Cassey Hickman, and Sami Schmidgall. The group won $100; Tea-Tum took home $200.
    The Kiwanis-sponsored event continued a tradition of success this summer, attracting a large crowd to the park for a kick-off event toPrairie Pioneer Days. Host Jim Thoreen again kept the evening fun and entertaining, keeping himself to but one Norwegian joke. It was a good one."

    {2011}

    {2010}

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  • Kiwanis Talent show returns for the third installment at East Side Park Thursday, Published June 15 2010 morrissuntribune.com

  • "Two area bands placed at the second Morris Kiwanis Talent Show Thursday, June 10. First place went to the band consisting of Jordan Nieland, Jerry Sauder, and John Franey. Sophia DeToy’s dance earned her a second-place finish. Spiny Norman and the Paranha Brothers, Mickey Cotter, Matt Cotter, Thomas McPhee, and Alex McIntosh, placed third. The talent show is held every Thursday in June at East Side Park. Finalists from each of four nights of competition win cash prizes are invited to participate in the Talent Show finals during Prairie Pioneer Days. The top performers for that competition are eligible to perform at the Stevens County Fair and to move on to the State Fair Talent competition. The Kiwanis also serve a meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. "

  • Dancers reign at first Kiwanis Talent Show- Lyrical Trio takes first in opening Kiwanis Talent Show competition of 2010 , Published June 04 2010 morrissuntribune.com

  • " Dance routines took the top two spots at the Morris Kiwanis Talent Show Thursday.
    First place went to the dance group Lyrical Trio with members Beth Holland, Laura Kuhn, and Sydney Beyer. Tori Fuhrman’s dance earned her a second-place finish. The Bogus Brothers, (Mark Privratsky, Matt Privratsky, Sam Krump-Johnson, and Craig Sandberg), placed third.
    The talent show is every Thursday in June at East Side Park. Finalists from each of four nights of competition win cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 and are invited to participate in the Talent Show finals during Prairie Pioneer Days.
    The top performers for that competition are eligible to perform at the Stevens County Fair and to move on to the State Fair Talent competition. The Kiwanis also serve a meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. ..

    {2009}

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  • Third week of Kiwanis Talent Show Thursday at East Side Park Morris Sun Tribune Published Tuesday, June 16, 2009

  • "Once again the Morris Kiwanis will be hosting their weekly Thursday night Talent Show June 18 at East Side Park in Morris.
    Special guests will perform beginning at 6:30 p.m. before the Talent Show begins.
    Special guests performing on Thursday night will include Karl Retzlaff, Dusty Retzlaff, Jenna McSwain, and Charlie Glasrud. Their repertoire will be a surprise, but may include jazz arrangements, and tunes by Hank Williams, Johnny Rivers, Willie Nelson, and others.
    As always, the evening will begin with a community supper in the park beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Kiwanis Talent Shows begin with nine contestants Morris Sun Tribune Published Friday, June 05, 2009

  • "The first of the season's Kiwanis Talent Shows featured nine contestants Thursday evening at East Side Park in Morris.
    Craig Sandberg won first place for his bass guitar solo. Watch the excerpt from his performance.
    Another guitar solo by Sean Brustuen was awarded second place.
    vocals for third place.
    The Kiwanis Talent shows continue on Thursday evenings in June at 7 p.m. on the stage of the Killoran Arts Centre. The Kiwanis serve hamburgers and brats starting at 5:30 p.m. prior to the shows at East Side Park."

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    Picture taken during one of the Talent Shows at East Side Park in 2005/2006

    Music in the Park
    June 7, 14, 21, 28 East Side Park

    " Once again this summer the Morris Kiwanis will be sponsoring their summer talent show. Any individuals or groups interested in participating should contact Ken Hodgson for entry information. Don’t miss these fantastic evenings of great musical and other talent acts. Come out and enjoy your summer evenings at East Side Park! Contact Ken Hodgson for entry information, 320/392-5665. "- Sponsored by the Morris Kiwanis (from Morris Area School's Programs and Classes)

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  • Double the fun at June 12 Kiwanis Talent Contest(s) Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, June 11, 2008

  • "The Morris Kiwanis Club’s Annual Talent Contest will offer double the fun on Thursday.
    The June 12 program will feature two shows after the contest’s opening night program was postponed by weather.
    The first and second programs will performed on Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a community supper at East Side Park. There is a fee for the supper, and the talent shows begin at 7 p.m.
    In the event of bad weather, the programs will be performed at the Morris Area Concert Hall.
    Winners of each evening’s contest will take home cash and the right to come back in July for the contest finals for bigger cash, as well as the opportunity to perform at the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Contest.
    The remaining shows are June 19 and June 26.
    Cash prizes for the rescheduled June 5 contest are $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for the third place finisher. All three receive the right to compete at the contest finals in July during Prairie Pioneer Days.
    First place winners for the June 12, June 19 and June 26 shows receive $50 and second place finishers receive $25. The third place finishers along with first and second place winners also receive the right to compete at the contest finals in July. The winners of the finals in July receive $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place.
    Application forms or more information are available from either Ken Hodgson at (320) 589-4468 or Jim Thoreen at (320) 585-5383."

  • "Kiwanis Talent Show 2007 Sue Dieter Morris Sun Tribune Published Friday, June 08, 2007
  • "A jazz group called, "8th Position" took first place in the first week of the annual Kiwanis Talent Show, held Thursday, June 7 at East Side Park in Morris.
    Joseph Drown, an 8 year-old piano player, took second place.
    Third place went to Dave the Juggler. Dave didn't decide to enter until the event was nearly over.
    All three acts have earned the right to compete in the Talent Show finals, which will held July 13, as part of the annual Prairie Pioneer Days celebration in Morris.
    The Kiwanis Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. each Thursday in June at East Side Park. "

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