Thursday, October 18, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 20-26th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well after about a week of rain, snow, cold, etc. the sun has come out, and most farmers were able to get back in the field.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on October 21st, no Sunday school and at ST. John’s on October 28th; with a coffee hour and Sunday school to follow services
On October 31st starting at 5 p.m. in ST. John’s west parking lot there will be a trunk or treat event, followed by the community Halloween party at the hall from 5:30-7 p.m.
GSLC NEWS: Dr. Neil Leroux professor emeritus from UMM will lead the adult Ed on Reformation Sunday following coffee hour
  Scandinavian heritage festival (lutefisk supper) at First Lutheran-Morris on November 7th at the church starting at 3:30 pm
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" in Donnelly for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held today (Saturday), from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Fall Family Fun will be held at Niemackl Park again on October 26th starting at 4:30 p.m. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman
The newest AED (Defibrillator) that was purchased by Papa’s Angles was recently installed at the Captain’s bar and grill- Glenwood


Past wk.: legion rider’s pork feed at legion Morris, visitation for Joyce Olson at the funeral home and her funeral at Bethel Herman, MAPPS mtg-Donnelly, Clearance Geise birthday party Legacy Living Morris, candidates forum at the Morris legion,  ARC bazar at Legion

Thursday, October 11, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 13th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: most of the past week has been cloudy, cold and rainy, and as I am writing this Wednesday evening we have some light snow so it will be a while before farmers get back in the fields
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at ST.  John's on October 14th with Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. and at Kongsvinger on the 21st, no Sunday school.
St. John’s fall festival is today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Also, today (Saturday) is the Fall Bazar at Zion Lutheran- Morris and fall bake sale at Our Saviors- Chokio, both are from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall ham dinner Herman UM Oct 14th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

 On October 15th the fire department meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting today (Saturday) starting at 11 a.m.at the Donnelly community hall
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
Donnelly youth club meets on October 17th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s church
Former Donnelly area residents Joyce (Jacobson) Olson of Alexandria passed away on Oct 7th; her funeral is today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel- Herman, Terry (Boener) Krenz of Bismarck ND passed away on October 4th
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
On October 18th from 7:00-8:30 the Rendsville 4-h club will be hosting club bingo at St. Johns, Donnelly. New members are welcome
Fall Family Fun will be held at Niemackl Park again on October 26th at 4:30 pm. Park is about halfway between Donnelly & Herman
Threshing bee royalty was part of the MAHS homecoming parade Sept. 28th
On October 13th there will be an open house 98th birthday party for former Donnelly area resident Clarence Geise 2-4 p.m. at legacy living in Morris


Past wk.: a visit to my aunt Pearl at her room at the courage cottage, complete st projects celebration Glenwood. A visit to Harold Rippe and Inga Mae Urke at their homes in Glenwood and Starbuck; Dorothy Watzke visitation, at Federated –Morris, the Peter Bremer genealogy presentation at UMM; the open house at Sarlete Music Morris, 4-h awards show at wcroc, adult ed gs-morris, someplace safe pancake breakfast at Old #1, respect for life banquet at Morris e-free church, community club mtg Donnelly, Mary Gades visitation at Zion-Morris, Bible study at GSLC, BBB at Met Lounge

Thursday, October 4, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well the past week has been fall like with cold temps. Suspect most farmers will either be done or just about done with bean harvest by the time you read this; I see some farmers are also picking corn
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on October 7th; at ST.  John's October 14th with Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. at the host church
St. John’s fall festival is October 13th from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Other church news: Luther crest annual meeting is today (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m. at the camp by Alex
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

 Peter Bremer head librarian at the Briggs Library will present a program how to use fire insurance maps and other maps for genealogy research; today (Saturday) from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in computer lab 360 for more info call him at the library 589-6175.
On October 8th The Bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m. The Donnelly community club and the fire department meet at 7 p.m. at the Community and fire Halls.
City council meets today at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting on October 13th starting at 11 a.m. the Donnelly community hall
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
Donnelly youth club meets on October 17th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s church
Mary Gades of Morris passed away on October 2nd. Survivors include her son Barry (Donna) of Cyrus and their family. Barry is our community club president
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Bristyl Marie Searle was born September 4, 2018, at Douglas County Hospital to Crystal and Brad Searle of Donnelly, MN. Bristyl weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Rollie and Debb Henrichs of Morris, MN and Lowell and Jan Searle of Donnelly, MN. Great-grandparents are Charlotte and Ron Castor and Agnes Searle of Morris, MN.
On October 18th from 7:00-8:30 the Rendsville 4-h club will be hosting club bingo at St. Johns, Donnelly. New members are welcome.


Past wk.: a visit to my aunt Pearl at her room at the courage cottage, MAHS homecoming parade, and game.  Services at LWLC –Alex, a visit to Ruth Strand in her apt. in Alex, The Terrace mill festival, Terrace, a meet and greet candidates’ forum at Otter Tail Republican office, Fergus. Bible study at Gs, movie unbroken at Morris Theater, helped with NAPS at Sr. center, candidate forum at UMM, BBB at the met lounge

Thursday, September 27, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 29th-oct. 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: a mild sunny weekend was bookended by rain late last and early this week. Farmers are busy picking beans; I see some have started corn harvest too.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on September 30th and October 7th with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Kongsvinger both Sundays.
St. John’s fall festival is October 13th from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Other church news: none
The Options for Women/Morris Respect for Life Banquet and Silent Auction – Sunday, October 7th at the Morris Evangelical Free Church starting with a Silent auction and social hour at 4:30 p.m., Dinner at  5:30 p.m. Program at 6:00 pm
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on October 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the library.
On October 6th Peter Bremer head librarian at the Briggs Library will present a program how to use fire insurance maps and other maps for genealogy research;  from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in computer lab 360 more info call him at the library 589-6175.
Rendsville 4-h meets at St. John’s on October 1st at 7 p.m.
On October 8th The Bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m. The Donnelly community club and the fire department meet at 7 p.m. at the Community and fire Halls.
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting on October 13th starting at 11 a.m. the Donnelly community hall
Someplace safe pancake feed on October 7th at the old # 1 Southside 9:30a.m.-noon
On September 22nd Bri Bachmeier and Arron Boerner were married in Fargo. His dad is former Donnelly area resident Scott Boerner
The Papa’s angels benefit raised about $5,000 which will buy four more defibrillators.

Past week: a visit to my aunt Pearl in the courage cottage; Pope co republican picnic at Bareness park- Glenwood, papa’s angel’s fundraiser at Place to be. Services at St. John’s Starbuck, Rose City threshing show, fall festival at Erickson petting zoo- Osakis, Morris community meal at Faith; St. co-rep executive cmte mtg legion Morris, Kloos funeral at 1st Morris, Moser benefit old # 1 Southside. BBB at met lounge (2 wks. ago) Phil Gausman funeral –Alberta, Ed Ellingson visitation Herman

Thursday, September 20, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: I was out of town most of the weekend again, but as far as I know it has been sunny and mild all week. However, we have had light rain pretty much all day on Wednesday and it is still raining on Thur. am. I see some bean harvest is underway
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s September 23rd; at Kongsvinger September 30th Sunday school also starts on the 23rd.

Other church news: none
 “Papa’s Angels” (Steve Larson) 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction is today (Saturday) at the place to be Donnelly, starting with the Dart tournament at 12:30 p.m., a meal at 4 p.m.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on September 25th from 3:45-4 p.m.
the Threshing bee Royalty was part of the Applefest Parade in Appleton on September 16th


Past week: threshing show in Albany, bible study at GS (w/Eystads) BBB at the met lounge

Thursday, September 13, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: I was out of town most of the weekend again, but as far as I know it has been sunny mild all week.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 am at Kongsvinger on September 16th; at St. John’s September 23rd
Rally Sunday will be at Kongsvinger on September 16th Sunday school open house and potluck brunch for all at 10:30 am
The threshing bee worship service will broadcast on KMRS (1230am; 107.7 FM) at 11 am on September 16th, sponsored by Rollie and Jan Greiner in memory of Paul and Eva Ersted, and grandson Jordan Hufford

Other church news: September fest at assumption-Morris September 16th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing through the rest of the day
 “Papa’s Angels” (Steve Larson) 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction September 22nd starting at 12:30 p.m. at the place to be Donnelly
Phil Gausman of Alberta passed away on September 8th survivors include his stepdaughter Jenny (Joe) Fults of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Shirley Helsper of AZ passed away on August 23rd survivors include her sister-in-law former Donnelly resident Gloria Larson Morris
Glad to report we had a good year at the bee this year, we sold about a thousand buttons.
McKinley Jo Daly was born September 3, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Breanna and Mitchell Daly of Donnelly. Grandparents are Paul and Pam Daly of Donnelly, and Brian and Peg Kruize of Morris; Great-grandparents are Harry and Corrine Kruize of Donnelly, Glen and Nancy Koop of Morris nick and Karen Daly of Chokio


Past wk.: attending threshing shows in Andover S.D. and Dalton mn, the chord Ayers concert at Gs-Morris; a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage Cottage, community club mtg.  -Donnelly, Big iron West Fargo

Thursday, September 6, 2018

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well I do not know much what the weather was like here as I was up in Rollag all weekend; know we got some rain on Mon. eve here

September 9th is" God’s work our hands" Sunday starting with joint services at St. John’s at 9:30  a.m. followed by coffee hour followed by work in the community. More info, call the parish office 246-3211. There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on September 16th at 9:30 am

The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again today (Saturday) at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd –Morris free will offering.

Other church news: September fest at assumption-Morris September 16th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing through the rest of the day

On September 10th the bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m., the Donnelly community club, and fire department will meet at 7 p.m. the community hall and fire hall
“Papa’s Angels” 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction September 2nd 12:30 p.m. at “THE PLACE TO BE” in Donnelly

Frederick "Fred" Biesterfeld of Hancock, MN passed away on September 4th survivors include his son Walt (Kathi) Biesterfeld and their family of Donnelly.

Former Donnelly area resident Palma M. (Jergenson) Johnson of Upsala passed away on July 11th, survivors include her brother David (Julette) Jergenson of Cyrus and her sister Ruth strand of Alex