Thursday, July 30, 2015

Donnelly news

Next edition Aug 1st-7th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has been hot and humid most of the last week a few rain showers have brought some relief from the heat.  All the crops I have seen look very green and luscious and the grain looks great too.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part JOINT PARISH BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS begins on Monday, August 3, from 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Kongsvinger. [August 10th at St. John’s] Bring your own Bible. Please read the first two chapters of Acts prior to coming to the Bible Study.
Wednesday August 5th, Supper will be served at 6 P.M. prior to the 7 P.M. worship service at St. John’s.
Good shepherd news No bible study on August. 4th, Pr mike on vacation
Other church news: Trinity Lutheran –Alberta annual sweet corn feed on August. 2nd 5-7 p.m., behind the church, tickets available at the door
Green lake ministries in association with Faith ,First Morris and Trinity-Cyrus Lutheran churches present  “God does Marvelous things” (VBS)August 3rd- 6th at Faith -Morris from 9 am-12 p.m. preschool and K; 9a.m.-2p.m. other grades contact Faith-Morris to register or for more info
Grief support group starts on August. 17th at 7 p.m. at Morris E Free Church and continues for 6 weeks
Community news    Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening today (Sat.) from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities (western pottery, pony rides, tours of grandpa’s Toyland etc.) Tickets available at the gate
On August 3rd.the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main st the City council and rendsville 4-h will meet at the fire and community hall at 7 p.m.
No Stevens County genealogical society meeting this month, next one is Sept 3rd
The VFW ladies Auxiliary annual salad luncheon is on August 6th at the old # 1 Southside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Legion baseball sweet corn fund raiser tonight (Sat.) starting at 5 p.m. at the Legion, free will offering
Death notice: none
Celebrations: Ms. Dawn Nellie 2015: Jungle Jane tarzane and cheetah (aka Jim Jasper)
The threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale now from the officers and will be for sale at Donnelly business soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.   I see that preparations for the grain shocking are underway on the grounds
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the watterma parade in Glenwood on July 26th
The candidates for threshing bee Royalty were announced at a “meet the candidate’s” forum on July 27th. Little Miss Donnelly candidates are Amya Raths her parents are Scott and Jaclyn Raths, grandparents are Deb and Howard Kill, great grandparents are Geshien Kill and Rose Uhden, Tabitha Van Horn parents Josh and Beth Keifer and the late Curtis Van horn, grandparents are Cal, Sharon Van Horn; Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson, great grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson, Savannah Aanerud her parents are Andy and Heather ,grandparents are Jim and Loraine;   Cheyenne Baumgart her parents are Scott and Jodi Arndt.
Linda O ‘Kane of Fennimore Wis. and her sister in law Sue Steiner, from Rockford, Illinois spent some time last week in ND and Minn. visiting family and friends including her brother Mark Koepke and me.
Marge Trost Speer recently celebrated her 90th birthday

EXTRA:  Past week: field day at North Central soils lab, Johnson auction in Donnelly, dawn Nellie contest, watterma activities in Glenwood, meet the threshing bee candidate’s forum in Donnelly
Be sure to like the Donnelly News Facebook page and/or visit my webpage http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/
The class of ‘55 will have their 60th class reunion in late August. most of the classmates should be receiving am updated reunion letter this week.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434
St j/Kong summer services end on Aug 23rd k and Aug. 26th st j




Friday, July 24, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 25th-July 31st
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: : I was in Herman last Fri eve but understand there were some strong winds to hit Morris ,no major damage afterwards that I saw just a few small branches down. It was hot and humid over the weekend; most of this week has been sunny and mild.  The corn continues to look fantastic; the garden produce on display at the Herman fair looked good too
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule continues until Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) & 25th (st John’s)
The original 1980 Kong Kookbook has been reprinted, to purchase one contact the parish office at 246-3211

Good shepherd news none
Other church news: VBS- at the First Baptist church -Morris on July 27-30th from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Green lake ministries in association with Faith ,First Morris and Trinity-Cyrus Lutheran churches present  “God does Marvelous things Aug 3rd- 6th at Faith -Morris from 9-12 preschool & Kinddergarten; 9-2 other grades contact Faith-Morris to register or for more info
Community news "Meet the Candidates" (threshing Bee royalty) is Monday July 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by a special community club meeting .Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year so the Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy “Bee" weekend. For a list of past royalty see the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page
   Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening on Aug 1st from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities (western pottery, pony rides, tours of grandpa’s Toyland etc. Tickets available at the gate
Death notice: none
Celebrations: Philip Kloos won the Morris fire department’s 125th anniversary raffle bike.
Some Grant co fair grand champions were Rebekah Aanerud and Daniel Baily-Kloos

West wind village royalty: King: John Delong and Queen: Lillian Heinrich
Jackson Loge was a member of the Yankee LL team that took 2nd place in the Morris Little league playoffs
Leif Arelon Weeding was born on July 13at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Casie and John Weeding of Morris.  . Grandparents are Arnie and Lori Orsland and David and Shirley Weeding from Halstad, Minn. Great grandparents are Darlene Hauge from Halstad, Minn. and Sharon Henrichs from Chokio, Minn.

The Morris Men’s fishing league results: swamp busters 2nd place, team members included Gary Gulbrandson; 3rd place sharp filets; members included Ryan Smith and Nancy Kisgen
The threshing bee is Aug. 29 & 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons will be for sale soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.  
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, especially anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the Grant Co fair parade in Herman on July 18th

Past week: RTA meeting Barrett, Leroy Diers visitation at the Pederson  funeral home (past chairman of the Stevens county Republican Party) watched the LTD MOTORCYLE ride come into town ,attended events at the grant co fair in Herman, and the Morris dental clinic customer appreciation picnic
Be sure to like the Donnelly News Facebook page and/or visit my webpage http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/;

Thursday, July 16, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 18th-24th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: most of the last week has been sunny and humid; air conditions and fans have had a good work out esp. over the weekend. Thankfully we escaped the severe weather that hit other parts of the state i.e. Brainerd. Crops esp. the corn continues to look fantastic although we can use more rain. As I drove to Barrett Wed. evening I saw several irrigation systems going when I got to the Hy. 27/59 intersection I hit a major down pour when I got home I saw we had had some rain here.

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule continues until further notice
The original 1980 Kong Kookbook has been reprinted, to purchase one contact the parish office at 246-3211
Good shepherd news: there will be no bible study on July 21st as Pr Mike will be gone on continuing education
Other church news: VBS-Bethel Lutheran Morris July 20-24th 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. more info 392-5524 and at the First Baptist church -Morris on July 27-30th from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Community news: On July 20th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main st and the firemen will meet all at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Donnelly
"Meet the Candidates" (threshing Bee royalty) is Monday July 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by a special community club mtg .Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year so the Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy “Bee" weekend.
There will be an open house baby shower for Brianna Neuman-Summer today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center. Everyone is welcome
The LTD annual motor cycle run will be held today (Saturday) starting in Appleton at 10 a.m. traveling through the area with a stop in Morris about 12:45 p.m., I understand this will their last ride.
Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening on Aug 1st from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities. Tickets available at the gate
“Ms. Dawn Nellie” Pageant will be held on Friday evening, July 24, at the Donnelly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Come and watch local talent vie for the coveted title of “Ms. Dawn Nellie!”  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome Tickets will be available at the door this is a fundraiser for the 50th aniv celebration of the bee

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Keith Sorensen passed away on July 10th a celebration of life will be held on July 19th in Rochester.
Celebrations: Travis Fults won the prize for finding the medallion during Ppd
Amber Recker was recently named to Msu-Mankato deans list
Former Donnelly area resident Lillian Heinrich was recently named Queen of the WWV
Marv Meyer Run on July 11th:10,000 meters run 3rd Savannah Aanerud, 5,000 m; Rebekah Aanerud 4th
The Men’s fishing league results: swamp busters 2nd place, team members included Gary Gulbrandson, 3rd place sharp filets; members included Ryan Smith and Nancy Kisgen
Chad Swanson and Peggy Jergenson were the final button winners during Ppd in Morris
Sheila Hemming and Michael and Shelly Storck of Morris along with Michael and Cheryl Hahn of Grand Forks, N.D., are excited to announce the engagement of their children Amber Storck and Jared Hahn. Amber’s great grandmother was Olga Sax from the Donnelly area
The threshing bee royalty were part of the prairie pioneer days parade in Morris on Aug 13th 
Becca Holland won the 1-on-1 award at the recent girls’ bb camp at MAHS
The community club held another lengthy meeting on July 13th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee and other events. For more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ or visit the threshing bee fb page. Posters will be going up soon and advance sale buttons will be for sale soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance.
Extra I did not have room for in my column

Past week :Kiwanis talent show finals at Eastside Park, some of the ppd activities at the park, mfd 125 aniv activities; Prairie wetlands extravaganza, RTA mtg Barrett, visiting my aunt Pearl and Irene Strand in their apts.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434


Thursday, July 9, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 11th-17th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: crops continue to look very nice. My neighbor’s rain gauge said we got 3 inches of rain on Sun eve which I understand caused some local flooding in Morris. People I have talked to in the Donnelly area said they got anywheres from no rain to about an inch
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s throughout July and Aug.
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be participating in the Stevens county relay for Life on July 17th from 6 p.m. to midnight at Pomme de Park; contact Algene Larson or Sandy Dunn for more info, to make a donation, purchase a luminaire, or to participate as a walker
Other church news: the new location for “Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” on Wed evenings at 7 p.m. is at the old #1 Southside unless it is in use then it will be held in the basement.
Community news, on July 13th the community club and firemen will meet all @ 7 p.m. in Donnelly at the fire and community halls in Donnelly
There will be two open house bridal showers today (Saturday): the first is for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe; the second one is for Miranda Hauglund, bride to be of Josh Roaldson, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the residence of Vicky Dosdall, 44725 175th St., Morris. Miranda is the daughter of Jim and JoAnn Hauglund of Donnelly. The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Fleet Farm gift cards.
From Sandy Dunn: Nominations for our 2015 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty candidates are now open July 1 - 15.  Look for drop boxes in Donnelly at these locations.  Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office and HD and Co. As of August 29, you must be between the following age groups. Little Miss 8-10 yrs.   and    Queen/Princess 14-18 years For those that are eligible to run for 2015 royalty, you will receive addition information by mid- July. Note change of date for "Meet the Candidates" is Monday July 27th. Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  The Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy "Bee" weekend.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434
Death notices: Greg Durke of Blaine passed away on July 1st survivors include his sister Peg (Brian) Kruize and aunt former Donnelly area resident Norma Osterman
Former Donnelly area resident Sherman S. Thurmer of Shakopee passed away on June 27th.
Jeanette Saunders of Benson passed away on June 27th; survivors include her brother former Donnelly area resident Delbert (Bev) Henrichs of New Richland Wis.
Celebrations: Brady Cardwell was a member of the all-camp team at the Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp held recently in Morris
Sydney Beyer and Mac Kampmeier were married on June 27th in Chokio
Raymond and Linda Ellingworth of New York Mills along with Dean and Leila Hormann of Starbuck are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca and Dexter. His grandfather is former Donnelly area resident John Delong
Sarah Jackson was crowned Miss Minnewaska princess on July 3rd her parents are Darwin Jackson of Starbuck and Deb and Kyle Smith of the Donnelly area
The Donnelly fire dept. won third place at the water fight in Graceville on July 5th and second in Morris on July 8th
The threshing bee royalty were part of the starbuck heritage day parade on July 4th

 extra news I did not have room for in regular column
Good shepherd news:  summer book club One Way Love starts July 12th after services, and continues for 6 weeks
Past week July 3rd Paul and Lori Dornquist, Helen Peterson, Wally Mccollar and I had supper together at the Lake Geneva Christian center in Alex. On the 4th of July I started the day at Kongsvinger, traveled to Hancock for their parade and then to starbuck for their parade, queen coronation, and fireworks, July 5th Durke visitation at funeral home ,services at WWV w/Pr mike Hanson officiating. July 7th visited Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly, July 8th helped out at naps; attended BBB at Old # 1 and the Morris fire dept. water fights.
Rocking c horse ranch will have its grand opening on Aug 1st 59312 150th St Donnelly, MN



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July4th-10th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Happy 4th of July everyone, most Donnelly business will be closed until July 6th
Weather news: in my travels the crops all look very good so far thanks to some timely rains and sunny mild weather
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall today, (Saturday) starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished).  Everyone is welcome
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be participating in the Stevens county relay for Life on July 17th from 6 pm to midnight at Pomme de Park; contact Algene Larson or Sandy Dunn for more info, to make a donation, or to participate as a walker
Other church news:  “Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th at old # 1 Southside at 7 pm
Community news on July 6th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm and the city council and Rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly, on July 13th the community club and firemen will meet all @ 7 pm
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Miranda Hauglund, bride to be of Josh Roaldson, on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the residence of Vicky Dosdall, 44725 175th St., Morris. Miranda is the daughter of Jim and JoAnn Hauglund. The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Fleet Farm gift cards.
From Sandy Dunn: Nominations for our 2015 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty candidates are now open July 1 - 15.  Look for drop boxes in Donnelly at these locations.  Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office and HD and Co. As of August 29, you must be between the following age groups. Little Miss 8-10yrs   and    Queen/Princess 14-18 years For those that are eligible to run for 2015 royalty, you will receive addition information by mid- July. Note change of date for "Meet the Candidates" is Monday July 27th,. Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  The Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy "Bee" weekend.
Death notices: Gary Grieger of Herman passed away on June 26th survivors include his sister in law Joan (Rick) Strand of Donnelly
Ed Carlin of Sandstone mn  passed away June 24th survivors include his sister Joann (Tom) Jacobson of Morton mn
Celebrations: I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
The following are some couples who have or will celebrate significant anniversaries this year-Gary and Julene (Gullickson) Brown (40) Doug and Peg (Kopel) Kill (40) Walt and Kathi (Backman) Biesterfeld (20) Todd and Jen (Pew) Uphoff (20)  7/26/75 Ed and Pat (Volker) Dummer (40)  Bob and Bernice Eystad (35)   Steve and Jeannie (Gulbrandson)Halbe (30)   Jon and Bev (Hanson)Larson   (25) Curt and Judy (Bjorlin)Gillespie (25 ) Duane and Lori Sperr (25)  Randy and Christine (Fults) Erickson-(20) Glen and Diane(Banister) Amundson (15) Gary and Pat (Anderson) Smith (50 )Wayne and Kathy (Graff)Werk (40) Tom and Pearl (Anderson) Horning (40) Jim and Pam Disselkamp (25) I will have more in a future column
We had a good turnout for our ice cream social/block party on June 27th  it afforded me with an opportunity to visit with my former farm neighbors Rueben and Bernadine Kruize from WY. They were in MN for a family reunion.
Extra news I did not have room for Past week open house at Riverview dairy, carol berg visitation, Kiwanis talent show some events at the old settlers reunion in Barrett along with a visit to Iver Aal in the home .block party at st John’s Donnelly ice cream social at St john’s starbuck ,Viking land band festival ,visiting Inga Mae urke at her home in Starbuck
I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) (BA in social science: history with a minor in history) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Brady Cardwell was a member of the all-camp team at the Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp
Sydney Beyer and Mac Kampmeier were married on June 27th
Good shepherd news:  summer book club One Way Love starts July 12th after services,



Friday, June 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition June 27th-July 3rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: crops are looking very good after some nice rain showers over the weekend when not raining it has been sunny and mild
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  There will be a supper on the 24th before services. 
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished).  Everyone is welcome

Good shepherd news:  none
Other church news:  New Wine homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris at about 6:30 pm depending on when they get home
St John’s –Starbuck anniversary celebration and annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th starting with worship at 9 am followed by the ice cream social stating at 11 am and ending with a hymn sing at 1:30 pm to celebrate their 140th anniversary
“Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party today (Saturday) on the west side of St John’s church. Supper (free will offering) will start about 4 p.m. menu includes hamburgers, beans, chips, and of course ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h will be selling their famous pies. Other activities include the firemen water fights, beanbag tournament etc.   For more info call 246-3211. I will have more info about other com club events in the future
There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121.
The city council and rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly on July 6th @ 7 pm
The Stevens county genealogical society will have a meeting on July 2nd at 1:30 pm @ the library
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.
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Death notices: none

Celebrations: Memorial scholarships winners from people with Donnelly connections include Curtis Van Horn (Austin White) Kurt Asmus-(Haley Hennen) Thora (Larson) and William Colley (Kourtney Geise, Jon Jereke, Lauren Reimers, and Madison Van Batavia)
 Audrey and Nancy Heinrichs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently, former Donnelly area resident Lowell Thompson and his wife Clare celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on June 16th

The following students were among those who were named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2015: Sydney Beyer, Shaylynn Johnson, Morris; Kristi Kopel and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly ,Samantha Larson Herman) (Minn. state u-Moorhead); Rebekah Aanerud and Elizabeth Holland of Donnelly( North Dakota state) and Nacole Hilbrand of Donnelly (North Dakota State College of Science)
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
Jackson Loge was a member of the 5th grade math masters team that finished 12th at a meet in Alex recently
Travis Fults was among the band students who received an award for participating in the mbda honors band
Brandon Jergenson received a perfect attendance award this yr.at MAES
Drew huebner placed 2nd in the 8yr old division of the kiidie tr. pull held in Chokio a couple wks. ago
Bernadine Kruize informs me that her grandson Mathew Homeier who recently graduated from the USMMA did so magna cum laude and is ranked 23rd in his class
Catlin Krenz of Bismarck ND and Craig Nelson of Grand forks N.D., were married on June 13th
The threshing bee royalty were among the units in the Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 21st
Brady Jergenson threw a no hitter in Legion bb against Osakis on June 22nd
June 20th I attended the 85 birthday party for Ardis Gullickson at the sunrise apartments and the 90th for Marvel Wagner at the West wing village



adl news I did not have room for in my regular column
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
Other events I attended this week include the Kiwanis talent contest at East Side Park, the closing ceremony for VBS at GSLC and at St john’s Donnelly the all-state Lutheran choir concert in Alex (visiting a couple of former Donnelly area residents beforehand), the trinity Lutheran centennial celebration in Alberta, the baptism for Martian Olaf Hanson at Gslc, some of the events of Runestone days in Ktown
 There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121. We have held a family auction for close to 20 years.  Myra (Billie) Sperr came up with the idea, of a way for the family to raise money to keep the reunion going year to year.  The auction has been fun and very successful over the years.  Myra passed away, but the tradition is carried on.  Over the years donations have been made to cemetery upkeep, hospice etc.  by the Sperr Family with extra funds from the auction.  Typically 100-200 relatives gather each year. 

Lois Leavitt

Thursday, June 18, 2015

donnnelly news

Next edition June 20th-26th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has continued to be fairly sunny and warm Tuesday brought some much needed rain.  Crops are looking good so far
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  There will be a supper on the 24th before services. 
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Good shepherd news:  There is a baby shower for Martin Olaf Hanson on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd; he will be baptized on June 21st during regular worship services
Other church news:  New Wine Performances:  at Trinity -Cyrus (June 21st) at 9 a.m. and homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris
SW MN 28th annual synodical convention of the women of the ELCA concludes today (Sat.) at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus-science auditorium
Service of ordination for Bryan Taffe today (Sat) at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Trinity-Alberta centennial celebration is this weekend events include a meal and program today (sat), worship services plus dinner on Sun starting at 10:30 a.m.
St John’s –Starbuck annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th @ 11 a.m.
The Mn All-State Lutheran choir will be on tour thought out Mn starting today (Sat) in Alex with stops in Elbow Lake, Ortonville among other towns.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party on June 27th on the west side of St John’s church. Supper (free will offering) will start about 4 p.m. menu includes hamburgers, beans, chips, and of course ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h will be selling their famous pies. Other activities include the firemen water fights, beanbag tournament etc.   For more info call 246-3211. I will have more info about other com club events in the future
There is an open house 85th birthday for Ardis Gullickson today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 p.m. at the sunrise apartments (west central homes) 6 Thomas st Morris no gifts please
 The Donnelly rod and gun club is having a walleye fishing Tournament at Pomme De Terre (Perkins) lake today (Saturday) registration starts at 9 a.m. 
There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info 763-221-6121.

Death notices: Former Donnelly area resident Darlene (Lange) Drewes of Morris passed away on June 9th I was among those who attended her funeral on June 11th at Faith

Celebrations: Scholarship winners at MAHS include John Huebner, and Kourtney Geise (3 ea.) Haley Hennen, Amy Disselkamp, Riley Biesterfeld
Memorial scholarships winners from people with Donnelly connections include Curtis Van Horn (Austin White) Kurt Asmus-(Haley Hennen) Thora (Larson) and William Colley (Kourtney Geise, Jon Jereke, Lauren Reimers, and Madison Van Batavia)
VFW auxiliary elections: Joan Kopacek (pres.); Jerry Kopacek (chaplain), Liz Aschman, (trustee and patriotic instructor)
Mathew Homeier recently graduated from the U.S. merchant marine academy in NY his parents are Ray and Adora (Kruize) Homeier. His grandparents are former Donnelly area residents Reuben and Bernadine Kruize.
Lacey Eystad recently made the presidential academic honors list at SDSU
The Safety Captain of the MAHS Plaid Pillagers, Dalton Luepke, received the Safety Star of the Day award for his efforts at the Minneapolis Regional.
Trapshooting results in Alex: Brittany Cardwell tied for 16th (high gun female)novice division  Makayla Mau tied for  56th Novice, Sam Henrichs tied for 14th place, (high gun female jv)
David and Sheryl Strachan of Northfield, along with Phil and Kris Kloos of Donnelly, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Emma Strachan and Tom Kloos. His grandparents are Herb and Carol Kloos of Donnelly and B Fermoyle of Morris.
The Donnelly fire dept. and threshing bee royalty were part of the Chokio community picnic parade on June 13th