Thursday, July 28, 2016

Donnelly news

July 30th-Aug.6th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  After a very hot and muggy weekend it has cooled off some this week. Crops continue to look fantastic, have seen some grain harvesting going on
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th
Annual garden (block) party today (Sat.) with serving starting at 4 p.m. on west side of St. John’s free will offering to benefit the Stevens County Food Shelf. Hopefully some of the stuff planted in our community garden will be part of the menu
Good Shepherd news: none
Faith Lutheran Church- Morris events: Potluck Picnic – July 31st at 5:00 p.m. at Pomme De Park
 Vacation Bible School Day Camp August 1 –4th at Faith-Morris sponsored jointly by Faith and First Morris and Trinity Cyrus contact faith for more info or to register
Polka Worship on July 31st at 1:00 p.m. at Eastside Park sponsored by First Lutheran-Morris
Summer Games VBS will be held on Mon, Aug 1, - Aug 4th, from 6- 8:00 p.m. each night at 1st Baptist Morris

There will be a Family fun run 2K and 5K run benefiting Alexandrea’s miracle mission on Aug. 13th starting with registration at 7 a.m.

Community news:  There will be a meet the candidates’ forum for the Threshing Bee royalty contestants on Aug 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnelly Community Hall everyone welcome
Donnelly City Council and Rendsville 4-H will meet on Aug 1st at 7 p.m at the hall and St. John’s Lutheran church
Donnelly Community club will meet on Aug. 8th at 7 p.m at the community hall. This will be our last meeting before the bee which is Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature is John Deere. Buttons will be on sale soon at Donnelly business or may be purchased from community club officers. I have left some posters at McCollar’s Jewelers or may be viewed on line at http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/Artwork/donnelly%20threshing%20poster%202016.pdf. Also work schedules will be mailed out soon if you would like to help out contact one of the officers or e-mail: donnellythreshingbee@runestone.net
Death notice Verle Dunn of Donnelly passed away on July 24th  I will miss him, he was a good friend, former  neighbor and land renter, I used to call him frequently to talk about crop progress for this column
Former Donnelly area resident Fern Rasmussen of Bloomington passed away on July 25th survivors include her daughter Renee (Paul Jr.) Ersted of Lowry and their family; her sister Carolyn Smith of Donnelly and her family, Paul Jr. is a former Donnelly resident
Business news Paul’s Paint and Repair is now part of Rupp Body Shop HQ in Elbow Lake
West central wiring and consulting (Walt Biesterfeld) has now merged with Info Link HQ in Morris
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Cassidy Hennen, bride to be of Matt Huot  today ( Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club, 24860 State Highway 9 Morris. Cassidy is the daughter of Rick and Carrie Hennen of Morris. , Darin and Nancy Huot, of Donnelly are Matt's parents
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion of on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie INN)
Celebrations Wyatt Vavra recently received the Eagle Scout award
The Morris eagles won the Land of Ducks baseball championship team members included Bryce Jergenson
The Morris 2 team won the 18U softball championship on Tuesday.  Brooke Gillespie was the winning pitcher and earned player of the game honors
I need to clarify something about the sources of news for my column.  I regularly check area church bulletins, newsletters, newspapers, websites, Facebook posts etc. for info to put in my column.  I consider any info in them to be public info and thus I am free to use for my column unless otherwise requested.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Grant County Fair parade in Herman on July 23rd


Past wk. soils lab field day, Larry Kill visitation at funeral home , Evelyn Graff funeral in Alex, Glenwood and Herman fairs

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Donnelly news

July 23rd—29th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  after some more rains over the weekend it has turned very hot and muggy. The crops I saw today on at the swan lake research farm sure looked fanatic
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: As of July 17th services times have switched with services at St. John’s Sundays at 9 a.m. and WOW at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger in Sept.
Annual garden (block) party on July 30th beginning at 4 p.m. on west side of St. John’s free will offering to benefit the Stevens County Food Shelf
Good Shepherd news: none
Faith Lutheran Church- Morris events: Potluck Picnic – July 31st at 5:00p.m and Vacation Bible School Day Camp August 1 – August 4, 2016
Polka Worship! Mark your calendars for a POLKA WORSHIP on, July 31st at 1:00p.m. at Eastside Park sponsored by First Lutheran-Morris

Summer Games VBS will be held on Mon, Aug 1, -Thur., Aug 4, from 6- 8:00p.m. each  night at 1st Baptist Morris
Death notice: Evelyn Graff of Alex passed away on July 15 survivors include her husband former Donnelly area resident Dale Graff
Larry Kill of Morris passed away on July 18th survivors include his son and daughter in law (Doug (Peggy (Kopel) Peggy is a former Donnelly area resident
ROBERTA Koepke of Orlando passed away recently survivors include her husband former Donnelly area resident Jim Koepke of Orlando

Community news:  The Threshing Bee buttons are here right now they may be purchased from any of the Community Club officers; they will be on sale at businesses in Donnelly soon. Posters are also here and we will be getting them up in the area in the next few weeks. I will leave some at McCollar’s jewelry if you want one. Reminder the bee is Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature this year is John Deere. On Aug 26th the West Central Cattleman will be serving a hamburger supper along with kid games and tractor Olympics, you must have a button for the supper and cost is $5 
Also work schedules will be mailed out soon, if you are not on the list but would like to help, contact me or one of the officers or e-mail donnellythreshingbee@runestone.net


There will be a meet the candidates’ forum for the Threshing Bee royalty contestants on Aug 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnelly community hall everyone welcome

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Celebrations the pirates are the Morris little league champs this year Brandon Jergenson was the winning pitcher
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Cassidy Hennen, bride to be of Matt Huot on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club, 24860 State Highway 9 Morris. Cassidy is the daughter of Rick and Carrie Hennen of Morris. Matt's parents are, Darin and Nancy Huot, of Donnelly.  Matt graduated this spring from the U of M Crookston

Thorstein David Larson was born on July 19, at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to David and Hannah Larson of Donnelly Grandparents are Corrine Larson and the late Elroy Larson from Donnelly and Rick and Mary Hilton of Woodbury. Great grandparents are Bertha Larson from Donnelly and Reverend Dale and Margie Hilton from Kernersville, North Carolina
The annual VFW Cancer Salad Luncheon will be 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. July 28th at Old #1 South side. Free Will Offering.



The Donnelly Youth Club met July 20th. The children enjoyed the air conditioning except for at the end when they went out into the 92 degree heat and armed with slices of watermelon had a seed spitting competition.
I need to clarify some thing about the sources of news for my column.  I regularly check area church bulletins, newsletters, newspapers, websites, Facebook posts etc. for info to put in my column.  I consider any info in them to be public info and thus I am free to use for my column unless otherwise requested.


Past wk. open house at Rockin C Ranch services at LWLC in Alex visited some friends, en-route home, and Cliff Bjorlin funeral. RTA mtg -Barrett, bbb at Met Lounge big stone county fair-Clinton relay for life Pomme De Park

Thursday, July 14, 2016

donnelly news

July 16th-22nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  well the crops continue to look good thanks to some abundant rains we have had in the past week. Thankfully we did not have some of the severe weather other parts of the state i.e. Browns Valley did Sat eve.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: July 17th services time will switch with services at St. John’s Sundays at 9 a.m. and WOW at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger in Sept.
There will be a youth club meeting on July 20th at 4 p.m. at ST. John’s
Annual garden (block) party on July 30th beginning at 4 p.m. on west side of St. John’s free will offering to benefit the Stevens County Food Shelf
Good Shepherd news: as part of their fundraiser for the stork bus Alexandra’s Miracle Mission has a collection box at GS (and other churches in the area) for Willie’s paper bags
Rob Lucus, the manager of the Morris Pizza Ranch, has graciously given “Friends of Alex” permission to have lemonade and goodies stand every Wednesday from 11a.m.-1 p.m. in front of Pizza Ranch all summer long. So come out and have a drink and goody and all of the money with help Alexandra's Miracle Mission
Mi Mexico is donating 10% of all sales today (Saturday,) plus donations to Options for Women | Morris Stork Bus! A fun and tasty fundraiser to raise funds to benefit our local 6 county community! YUM!
Faith Lutheran Church- Morris events: Potluck Picnic – July 31st at 5:00p.m.; Junior and Senior High Youth Event – Sunday, July 17th 2:00-7:00p.m. at Pomme de Terre Lake Public Shelter and Vacation Bible School Day Camp August 1 – August 4, 2016
Polka Worship! Mark your calendars for a POLKA WORSHIP on, July 31st at 1:00p.m. at Eastside Park sponsored by First Lutheran-Morris

Summer Games VBS will be held on Mon, Aug 1, -Thur., Aug 4, from 6- 8:00p.m. each  night at 1st Baptist Morris
Death notice:  Cliff Bjorlin of Donnelly passed away on July 12th his funeral is July 20th at 10:30 am at Hosanna worship center in Morris

Community news:  The community club met on July 11 as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events. The buttons are here right now they may be purchased from any of the officers; they will be on sale at businesses in Donnelly soon. Posters are also here and we will be getting them up in the area in the next few weeks. I will leave some at McCollar’s jewelry if you want one. Reminder the bee is Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature this year is John Deere. On Aug 26th the West Central Cattleman will be serving a hamburger supper along with kid games and tractor Olympics, you must have a button for the supper and cost is $5 
Also work schedules will be mailed out soon, if you are not on the list but would like to help, contact me or one of the officers or e-mail donnellythreshingbee@runestone.net

Today (Sat.) is the last day for applications will be taken for little Miss Donnelly (8-10) and Threshing Bee queen (14-18) applications can be emailed to werkcrewatrunestone.net or lsdunnatrunestone.net

There will be a meet the candidates’ forum for the Threshing Bee royalty contestants on Aug 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnelly community hall everyone welcome
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Xochil Mendez, bride to be of Mac Beyer, today Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents of the couple are Antonio and Maribel Mendez and Joel and Jamie Beyer. His Grandmother is Carol Wilcox
Rockin C Horse ranch will be open today (sat) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. the ranch is located 8 miles w of Donnelly on 150th St. admission is $5 at the gate
Donnelly fire department meets on July 18th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall

The Samuel and Catherine Smith family reunion is today (Saturday), in the main shelter at Pomme de Terre City Park just East of Morris. Registration, coffee and rolls at 10:30 a.m., potluck at 12:30 p.m. and lots of reminiscing during the afternoon. BBQ sandwiches, coffee, lemonade and utensils provided. Please bring a dish to pass. The Smith's had 12 children... spread this invite to all branches of our family tree. For more information call Marcia at 320-324-7414. Many of the Smiths from the Donnelly area are part of this family
 The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Prairie pioneer days parade in Morris on July 10th
Celebrations Congratulations to our Summer Athlete of the Week: Cody Fults! at Noonan Sport Specialists-Alex
Kellen Kent Reed was born on July 5, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Joshua and Jana Reed of Morris. Grandparents are Bob and Deb Danelz from Donnelly, Minnesota and Curtis and Patricia Reed from Moose Lake, Minnesota.

The Aanerud family participated in the Marv Meyer walk/ run on Sat 5k men’s division Micah placed 16th ;women’s division Savannah finished 2nd ;Heather finished 26th


Past wk. PPD activities in Morris, com club mtg, Morris dental appreciation picnic, RTA mtg Barrett



Saturday, July 9, 2016

donnelly news

July 9th-15th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  a hot muggy weekend produced some nasty weather Mon eve with thunder and lightning and some have rains in the early morning hrs. on Tue. a.m., my neighbors rain gage was overflowing at 4 “
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: ST. John’s WELCA will meet on Tuesday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Please note the change of date!
July 17th services time will switch with services at St. John’s Sundays at 9 am and WOW at Kongsvinger at 7 pm
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger in Sept.
There will be a youth club meeting on July 20th at 4 pm at ST. John’s
Good Shepherd news: as part of their fundraiser for the stork bus Alexandra’s Miracle Mission has a collection box at GS (and other churches in the area) for Willie’s paper bags
Rob Lucus, the manager of the Morris Pizza Ranch, has graciously given “Friends of Alex” permission to have lemonade and goodies stand every Wednesday from 11am-1 pm in front of Pizza Ranch all summer long. So come out and have a drink and goody and all of the money with help Alexandra's Miracle Mission
Mi Mexico is donating 10% of all sales on Saturday, July 16th plus donations to Options for Women | Morris Stork Bus! A fun and tasty fundraiser to raise funds to benefit our local 6 county community! YUM!
Death notice: Elsie Lesmeister of Morris passed away on July 1st survivors include her step daughter Judy Neuman of the Herman/Donnelly area

Community news:  The community club will meet on July 11 at 7 pm at the city hall as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events
Starting on July  1st and running through the 15th applications will be taken for little Miss Donnelly (8-10) and Threshing Bee queen (14-18) applications can be dropped off at boxes in HD & Co ,Donnelly Co-op or post office or email to werkcrew@runestone.net or lsdunn@runestone.net
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Xochil Mendez, bride to be of Mac Beyer, on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents of the couple are Antonio and Maribel Mendez and Joel and Jamie Beyer. His Grandmother is Carol Wilcox

The Samuel and Catherine Smith family reunion is Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the main shelter at Pomme de Terre City Park just East of Morris. Registration, coffee and rolls at 10:30 a.m., potluck at 12:30 p.m. and lots of reminiscing during the afternoon. BBQ sandwiches, coffee, lemonade and utensils provided. Please bring a dish to pass. The Smith's had 12 children... spread this invite to all branches of our family tree. For more information call Marcia at 320-324-7414. Many of the smiths from the Donnelly area are part of this family
 The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Heritage Days parade in Starbuck on July 2nd and also attended the Miss Minnewaska pageant in the park after the parade. They were also part of the 4th of July parade in Hancock on July 4th
Celebrations Eugene Stoneburg was crowned king of the Minnewaska home in Starbuck recently
The Morris Eagles recently won the Green Isle Hamburg amateur bb tournament. Team members include Bryce Jergenson, Tyler Henrichs & Mac Beyer. Bryce was named MVP of the tournament
John Ruff and his daughter Deb Goracke from TX spent some time this week visiting his sister Lou Eystad and family & friends in the area. He informs me he has great granddaughter due later this yr.
Past wk. Kiwanis talent show at eastside park work camp closing program at Herman h.s. ,heritage day’s festivities in starbuck, Evansville parade, 4th of July festivities at Kongsvinger and Hancock 






Thursday, June 30, 2016

donnelly news

July 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has been hot and dry the past week irrigators are going full force. So far crops look good
Due to the 4th of July holiday there will be no mail delivery on Monday and most business in the Donnelly area will be closed
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  the annual Independence Day celebration will be held at Kongsvinger on July 4th starting with a flag rising, at 11 am followed by a pot luck dinner and fellowship. Ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished everyone is welcome free will offering
ST. JOHN’S WELCA will meet on Tuesday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s. Please note the change of date!
July 17th services time will switch with services at St. John’s Sundays at 9 am and wow at Kongsvinger at 7 pm
There will be 140th aniv celebration for Kong in Sept.
Good Shepherd news: as part of their fundraiser for the stork bus Alexandra’s miracle mission has a collection box at Gs (and other churches in the area) for Willie’s paper bags
There will be a gospel sing along in Hancock at the Alexis center on July 3rd at 7 pm sponsored by the Christian reformed church
Rob Lucus, the manager of the Morris Pizza Ranch, has graciously given “Friends of Alex permission to have an lemonade and goodies stand every Wednesday from 11am-1 pm in front of Pizza Ranch all summer long. So come out and have a drink and goody and all of the money with help Alexandra's Miracle Mission


Community news:  due to the 4th of July the Donnelly city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet on July 5th at city hall and St. John’s at 7pm
The community club will meet on July 11 at 7 pm at the city hall as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events
Starting on July  1stand running through the 15th applications will be taken for little Miss Donnelly (8-10) and Threshing Bee queen (14-18) applications can be dropped off at boxes in HD & Co Donnelly Co-op or post office or email to werkcrew@runestone.net or lsdunn@runestone.net
RUSC Kinship is looking for volunteers to help with pizza sales at our booth for Prairie Pioneer Days.  If you would be willing to help, please contact the office at 589-7872.  Thank you!

 Some of the threshing bee royalty were part of the Old Settler’s parade in Barrett on June 25th
Celebrations: among the Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards nominees this year is Tiger Becca Holland
Trap shooting state meet Brady Cardwell (v) (t21) ,Kellen Erdahl( JV )(t172), Makayla Mau (N) (t38) she was also top female shooter in the Novice division;
Please note on occasion I will get a date/time wrong on an event so please double check the info b/4 attending an event
Past wk. Kiwanis talent show at eastside park Morris; Angel Scott ordination-gslc, old settlers reunion activities in Barrett; knights of Columbus hog roast pie & ice cream social at st j starbuck; Viking land band festival Alex, Hancock relay for life fundraiser, work camp picnic at Neimackl lake park, Herman
There will be a 90th birthday party for a former Donnelly area resident  (Bernice Erdahl)on July 9th from noon-2 pm at the sr. center in Morris










Thursday, June 23, 2016

Donnelly news

June 25th-July 1st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it was hot weekend en route home from ktown I ran into some heavy showers by Cyrus
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  The fellowship committee met after services at St. John’s on June 15th as we started making plans for the garden (block) party to be held on July 30th at St John’s. Hopefully there will be some produce from the new parish community garden that was planted next to St. John’s this year ready to be served.
Good Shepherd news: Angel Scott will be ordained today (sat) at 2 p.m. at Good Shephard Lutheran Church-Morris she has been working as intern since last Aug part-time at Gs and St. John’s -starbuck
Other church news: the MN all-state Lutheran choir will be touring the state in June full itinerary here http://www.maslc.org/itinerary.html

Wednesday night alive at Trinity Lutheran Cyrus every Wed. eve at 7 p.m. at the church throughout the summer
St John’s- Starbuck annual ice cream social w/BBQS will be held on June 26th from 11 a.m. -1: 30 p.m. at the church located about half ways between Starbuck and Cyrus
Community news:  due to the 4th of July the Donnelly city council will meet on July 5th at city hall at 7pm
Community hog roast and fundraiser for the stork bus today (sat.)5-8 p.m. at Assumption Church Morris
Starting on July 1stand running through the 15th applications will be taken for little Miss Donnelly (8-10) and Threshing Bee queen (14-18) applications can be dropped off at boxes in HD & Co Donnelly Co-op or post office or email to werkcrew@runestone.net or lsdunn@runestone.net

 


Celebrations: Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp most valuable wrestlers included Brady Cardwell
Among the winners at the recent Hancock h.s. awards was Brent Nienhaus Phy-ed (9th grade)
MAES Phyed award winners include Charli Erdahl Addison Cihak, Travis Fults, and Austin Raths
Joan and Jerry Kopacek attended the VFW Convention in Rochester June 9-12th.

The Threshing Bee royalty and Donnelly fire department were part of the community picnic parade in Chokio on June 11th
The royalty were also part of the Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 19th
Reminder if you are to be out of town this summer at the lake , on vacation etc. you can always read my column on-line at the s-t website or my blog donnellyminn.blogspot.com    
Past wk. play in the park in Morris all-state Lutheran choir at LWLC –Alex, Runestone Days festivities in Kensington, ll bb games, sing a long at Immanuel Lutheran of rural Barrett













Thursday, June 16, 2016

donnelly news

June 18th-24th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after a very hot weekend temps have moderated some, and we got some nice rain showers to freshen things up this week.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  The fellowship committee met after services on St. John’s on June 15th as we started making plans for the garden (block) party to be held on July 30th at St John’s. Hopefully there will be some produce from the new parish community garden that was planted next to St. John’s this year ready to be served.
Thanks to the vbs kids for singing during services at St. John’s on June 15th

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Good shepherd news: VBS will be held in conjunction with Zion Lutheran again this year at Zion –Morris on June 20-23rd led by staff from Lutheran Island Bible Camp from 1-4 p.m. ea. day more info call GS 585-6868 or Zion Lutheran at 589-2744
Angel Scott will be ordained on June 25th at 2 p.m. at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church-Morris she has been working as intern since last Aug part-time at Gs and St. John’s -starbuck
Other church news: the MN all-state Lutheran choir will be touring the state in June starting with a stop at Living Word Lutheran Church in Alex today (sat.)@ 7:30 p.m.; United Lutheran Elbow Lake on June 19th at 9 a.m.  Trinity Benson June 21st at 7:30 p.m. full itinerary here http://www.maslc.org/itinerary.html


 The SW MN ELCA women’s convention concludes today (sat) at Vinje Lutheran -Willmar
Wednesday night alive at Trinity Lutheran Cyrus every Wed. eve at 7 p.m. at the church throughout the summer
St John’s- Starbuck annual ice cream social w/BBQS will be held on June 26th from 11 a.m. -1: 30 p.m. at the church located about half ways between Starbuck and Cyrus

Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on Main Street in Donnelly on June 20th from 3:45-4 p.m.
Donnelly Fire Dept. will meet at 7 p.m. on June 20th at the fire hall
Community hog roast and fundraiser for the stork bus June 25th 5-8 p.m. at Assumption church Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club’s annual fishing tournament will be held on Pome De Tere Lake (public access) June 19th starting with registration at 9 a.m.
Rockin C horse ranch is open this weekend and every third weekend though Oct. the ranch is located straight west of Donnelly on 150th St.

Celebrations The following students named to the “honor roll” at various colleges: Kristi Kopel and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly, (MSU Moorhead) Lacey Eystad of Donnelly (Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, South Dakota). Chandler Erickson of Chokio and Chiara Race of Donnelly (Umm)
Among those named to the west central conference all -conference team are: Brooke Gillespie and Becca Holland in softball and Brady Jergenson in baseball, Brady was also named to the West Central Tribune all area team honorable mention
Maes student of the month (May) included Brenna Jergenson (first grade)
Chandler Erickson (UMM) recently earned UMAC academic honors
Morris area elementary school awards program: Jackson Loge 1st place geography bee; science fair -top ten finishers included Daniel Baily- Kloos (4th grade) Hannah Cegla (5th grade) Jackson Loge (6th grade)
Jacob Fisher recently graduated from the Air Force academy his parents are Steve and Kathleen Fisher; grandmother is Marilyn Smith
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for this: We just got back from Wichita, KS.  Jacob married his high school sweetheart, Rachel.  Chris, Janelle and family - Cathy and Lorin Miller and family from Kindred, ND, myself, and my brother, Robert Kalmoe and his wife Belinda from Weatherford, TX were there.  A good time was had by all.
Ryan Kruize, son of Jim and Michelle Kruize, is a recent graduate of Hermitage High School in Henrico, Virginia.  Ryan's paternal grandparents are Reuben and Bernadine Kruize, former Donnelly residents
Among the winners at the recent Hancock h.s. awards was Brent Nienhaus Phy-ed (9th grade)
Joan and Jerry Kopacek attended the VFW Convention in Rochester June 9-12th.
The threshing bee royalty and Donnelly fire dept.  were part of the community picnic parade in Chokio on June 11th
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting following the ice cream social on June 13th as we continue to make plans for the bee on Aug.27th and 28th reminder the feature this year is John Deere 
A good crowd was on hand for the annual ice cream social on June 13th thanks to the threshing bee royalty for serving the ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h for the delicious pies they made and sold.
Reminder if you are to be out of town this summer at the lake , on vacation etc. you can always read my column on-line at the s-t website or my blog donnellyminn.blogspot.com    
Past wk. open house at county line dairy Chokio, rick’s woodworking auction -Cyrus pioneer land band festival-Benson