Thursday, September 22, 2016

donnelly news

September 24th-30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: I was out of town most of last week so I do not really know much about the weather around here, in Albany they had some heavy rains on Thursday and Friday, bean harvest is full force in the area
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The regular schedule starts on September 25th with services at 8:30 a.m. (St. John’s); 11 a.m. (Kongsvinger) and joint Sunday school at Kongsvinger at 9:45 a.m. coffee fellowship at St. John’s following services
 On September 25th please bring fresh garden produce or non-perishable food items for the food shelf as part of MN food share’s “Pack the Pews” Sunday

Good Shepherd news:  New member Sunday will be October 30th, if interested in joining the church talk to Pr Mike Hanson
Other church news: none
Death notice: Lori Boehmlehner of Wheaton passed away on September 6th survivors include her uncle and aunt, Ed and Lou Kopel and their family and many other cousins in the Donnelly area
Janice Kroc of Barrett passed away on September.15th survivors include her daughter Angie (Merlyn) Schwartz of Donnelly,
RUSC Kinship fall festival is on October 7th at Eastside Park –Morris from 4-6 p.m., they are still looking for groups and/or individuals willing to help out with the event
Options for Women’s annual Italian dinner will be held at the Evangelical Free Church in Morris on October 2nd with dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. ;free will donation
The city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet on October 3rd at 7 p.m. at the community hall and St. John’s in Donnelly.
The Stevens county Genealogical society will meet on October 6th at 1:30p.m. at the Morris public library
Pancake breakfast to benefit Someplace Safe on October 2nd from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Old # 1 Southside Morris tickets available at the door
Celebrations: Sue Nelson of Donnelly (Pr. Mike’s Nelson wife) is the new music teacher in Hancock
Desmond Scott Burrow was born on September 19, at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to James and Jenalenae Burrow of Morris. Grandparents are Scott and Beth Heinrich from Morris and Daniel and Jean Burrow of Rochester, Minnesota. Great-grandmother is Lillian Heinrich from Morris.
Savanah Aanerud recently participated in the state 4-h horse show in the cities. She placed in the top 5 in all the classes she participated in down there; she also won purple for her home environment exhibit at the fair itself
Jonna Moser had the grand champion 4-h Limousin Heifer at the MN state fair  Justus Moser had the Reserve Champion Market Beef Showperson Intermediate Division
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Applefest parade in Appleton on September 18th
 A good crowd was on hand at Kongsvinger on September. 18th for the 140th anniversary celebration of Kongsvinger; my confirmation pastor; Rev Jim Hecker was among those that attended the event. In conjunction with the event, coffee mugs, cookbooks, Kongsvinger Quartet CD’s and history books were for sale. If you missed the event but would like to purchase any of these items call the parish office at 246-3211
Past week Big Iron Farm show West Fargo ND; Stearns county pioneer show Albany; Inga Mae Urke birthday party in starbuck; sons of Norway organ concert at first Lutheran –Morris, BBB at met lounge


Monday, September 19, 2016

donnelly news


September 17th-23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news: some cooler nights are a reminder that fall is not far away. See some beans being picked and corn cut for silage

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on September 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour, services with Holy Communion at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. RSVP to parish office a.s.a.p. 246-3211

The youth club will meet on September.21st from 4-6 pm



Good Shepherd news:  none

Other church news: Septemberfest will be held at Assumption –Morris on September 18th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing with a dinner, children’s carnival, auction etc.

St Charles –Herman will have their fall festival dinner on September 18th at the Herman community center starting at 11 a.m.

Cry out one evening one heart one cry (A nationwide prayer event for women) will be held on September. 23rd via simulcast at the Morris e free church from 6-9 pm



Community new: Sons of Norway Norskfødt Lodge will sponsor an organ concert by Patricia Lundeen on September 19, at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church-Morris. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

rocking c horse ranch will be open today Saturday located west of Donnelly on 150th st

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Marie Ellen Sperr Cosh of Alexandria passed away on September. 7th

Gordon V. Aanerud, Carlton, passed away September 1st, preceded in death by his parents Victor and Millie (Miller) Aanerud from the Donnelly/Chokio area. The Kopacek family was among those who traveled to Battle Lake on September. 11th for his committal service

Paul Bruns of Morris passed away on September 13th survivors include his daughter Shelia (Keith) Kaehler of Morris, son Jerry (Kathy) Bruns) of Donnelly

Lori Boehmlehner of Wheaton passed away on September 6th she was preceded in death by her mother (Rita (Kopel) Shultz a former Donnelly area resident

RUSC kinship is looking for individuals and/or groups to help with its fall festival on Oct. 7th contact the office for details.

Celebrations: Andrew Hennessey won the prize for the largest walleye in the KMRS/Minnewaska bait & tackle summer fishing contest

Tiger cc Holidford invite girl’s 3rd Savannah Aanerud (12th) Long Prairie/Grey Eagle invite girl’s first Savannah (5th) Auddy Sperr 28th JH Isabel Fynboh (21st) boys 3rd Jv Micah Aanerud (12th)

Sue Nelson (Pr. Mike Nelson’s wife) is the new music teacher in Hancock

The community club had their post bee mtg on September. 12th glad to report we had another successful bee next mtg is Oct 10th at 7 pm. Reminder next yrs. bee is Aug. 26-27th and the feature will be Allis Chalmers

The threshing bee royalty were part of the threshing show parade in Dalton on September. 10th some were also part of the machinery parade later in the day

September 9-11 Joan and Jerry Kopacek were in attendance at the VFW Fall conference in Mahnomen.


Past week Marvin brown funeral at Zion, lrta show in Dalton, rally sun at gslc Niemackl park day in Herman, Donnelly rod & gun club trap shoot in Donnelly never forget event at umm, com club mtg visit with my aunt Pearl a. Anderson in her apt. Big iron in west Fargo

Saturday, September 10, 2016

donnelly news

September 10th-16th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it was a nice weekend again we got some rain late Monday afternoon and again on Wednesday
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: God’s work our hands will be held on September 11th    starting with a sendoff service at 8:30 a.m. at St. John’s   Part of the day will be spent cleaning up Kongsvinger for the celebration; if you want to help, or you need some assistance or know somebody that does (i.e. yard raking, washing windows etc.) contact the parish office to sign up or for more info at 246-3211 there will be a noon meal at Kongsvinger afterwards
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on September 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour, services with Holy Communion at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. RSVP to parish office a.s.a.p.
Good Shepherd news:  Rally Sunday will be held on September 11th with a potluck dinner following Adult Ed
Other church news: Church without walls will be held at First and Faith Lutheran on September 11th
Kids for truth at First Baptist-Morris on September 14th at 6 p.m. they also have new service times Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and services at 10:30 a.m.
Septemberfest will be held at Assumption –Morris on September 18th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing with a dinner, children’s carnival, auction etc.
St Charles –Herman will have their fall festival dinner on September 18th at the Herman community center starting at 11 a.m.
Bethel Lutheran –Herman is sponsoring a grilled pork chop dinner with all the fixings featuring a baked potato bar at the Herman community center from 4-7 today (Saturday)
Community new: Sons of Norway Norskfødt Lodge will sponsor an organ concert by Patricia Lundeen on September 19, at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Open house bridal shower for Alissa Melberg, (daughter of Penny Melberg and Jay Melberg) bride-to-be of Kirby Sayles, will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall today (Saturday), 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The shower is being hosted by her family. Everyone (including men) is welcome to attend!
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual trap shoot will be held at Harstad slough (North east corner of Donnelly) on September 11th 1 to 4 p.m.
Neimackl park day will be held on September 11th; starting with dinner at 10:30 am. Please note this event has been moved to the Herman community center in Herman! 
Celebrations: Tiger cross country Lac qui Parle Valley / Dawson-Boyd invite: girls Tigers (2nd) Savanah Aanerud (13th) Junior Varsity; Auddy Speer (7th) boys: (Junior varsity) (3rd) Micah Aanerud (15th) Kellen Erdahl (24th)
Heidi (Kopel) Asmus will be the new Speech Therapist at the Hancock schools this year
While in Rollag on Monday I met up with former Donnelly resident Roger Johnsen, we were best of friends for many years until he and his family moved away and it has been nearly 50 years since I have seen him. He lives in Perham now where he has his own repair shop

Past week Steve Larson visitation and funeral; weekend at wmstr –Rollag; helped with NAPS, attended BBB at met lounge; attended Marvin Brown visitation at funeral home

Thursday, September 1, 2016

donnelly news

Sept. 3rd- 9th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it was a fantastic weekend for the Donnelly Threshing Bee, some early morning rains on Saturday and Sunday helped settle the dust, the rest of weekend was sunny and mild
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour., services with Holy Communion at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. RSVP to parish office by September 3rd
God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th    starting with a sendoff service at 8:30 a.m. at St. john’s   Part of the day will be spent cleaning up Kongsvinger for the celebration if you want to help, or you need some assistance or know somebody that does (i.e. yard raking, washing windows etc.) contact the parish office to sign up or for more info at 246-3211
Good shepherd:  rally Sunday will be held on Sept. 11 with a potluck dinner following adult ed
Other church news FMSC update: With the help of 658 volunteers, including several groups of volunteers, this event packed 900 boxes of food for a grand total of 194,000 meals. That is enough food to feed 532 children for one year!!! Mark Koepke and I were among those who helped out at the event
Church without walls will be held at First and Faith Lutheran on Sept 11th
Kids for truth at first Baptist-Morris on Sept. 14th @ 6 pm they also have new service times Sunday school at 9:30 am and services at 10:30 am

Septemberfest will be held at Assumption –Morris on Sept. 18th starting with mass at 10 am and continuing with a dinner, children’s carnival, auction etc.
Community news I will have more info about RUSC Kinship fall festival on Oct. 7th in future columns
Sons of Norway Norskfødt Lodge will sponsor an organ concert by Patricia Lundeen on September 19, 2016, 7 pm at First Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Death notice Steve Larson of Donnelly passed away on Aug. 28th his funeral is today (sat.) at Kongsvinger.  Local Survivors include his wife Audrey; step daughters Ashley, Hannah (Jeremy Michaelson) parents Don and Algene Larson; Grandmother Bertha Larson and other family in the Donnelly area
Former Donnelly resident Conrad Johnsen passed away on Aug. 19th, his dad was the late Lynn Johnsen who worked at the elevator in Donnelly for many years

New Threshing Bee royalty;  queen Logan Mau princess Ryanne Bisgard little miss Donnelly Cassie Fults little miss princess Addison Cihak congrats to all! I know they will do a great job representing Donnelly during the next year. 
Traveling parade trophy went to Kongsvinger will have more results in later columns
Well another successful Bee is in the books thanks to everyone who came out and helped and attended.  Reminder the 2017 Bee will be held on Aug. 26 and 27th and feature will be Allis Chalmers if you have any ideas suggestions etc. for future bees and/or other events you can bring them to the next community club meeting on Sept 12th at 7 pm in the community hall. Thanks to everyone who came out to work night on Aug. 30th to take things down and put stuff away.
OPEN HOUSE BRIDAL SHOWER for Alissa Melberg, (daughter of Penny Melberg and Jay Melberg) bride-to-be of Kirby Sayles, will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The shower is being hosted by her family. Everyone (including men) is welcome to attend!
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual trap shoot will be held at Harstad slough on Sept 11th noon to 4 pm
Well the’16-’17 high school sports season is underway.  Tiger cross country (tiger invitational) girls (6th) Savanah Aanerud (17th) JV Auddy Speer (23rd) boys (7th) Micah Aanerud (83rd)
Lilly Joy Johnson was born on July 3, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo to Jeremiah and Erica Johnson. Grandparents are Dawn Johnson of Wheaton, Randy and Gayle Johnson of Fargo, and Jerry and Wanda Cin of Morris.

St co fair results club rendsville won reserve champion in  community pride  and club secretary; grand championship in club banner, county fair promo ,club project , club reporter stampede received grand championship for club secretary  for individual results see the supplement to the Aug. 28th edition of the Morris sun tribune.  I will have state fair results in future columns

Thursday, August 25, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 27th –Sept. 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Some cooler days have made for a very pleasant week. At least from the road crops continue to look fantastic
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule concludes with services on Aug.31st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. and Sept. 4th at St John’s at 9 a.m., rally sun is Sept 11th at Kongsvinger
 Kongsvinger will serve meals in the steel building this weekend at the Threshing Bee and St. John’s will have their sweet shop both days too, they are looking for people to work in the sweet shop. the parish youth will have their pop shack this year too

There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour., services with Holy Communion at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. Rsvp to parish office by Sept. 12th
God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th    starting with a sendoff service at 8:30 a.m. at St. john’s   Part of the day will be spent cleaning up Kongsvinger for the celebration if you want to help, or you need some assistance or know somebody that does (i.e. yard raking, washing windows etc.) contact the parish office to sign up or for more info at 246-3211
Good shepherd news: Gladys Mungo of Haiti’s children will present during adult Ed on Aug. 28th to talk about Haiti’s children, following adult Ed there will be a potluck dinner

Other church news St Charles (St Theresa’s)-Herman will be serving hamburgers during the Bee this weekend
FMSC update: With the help of 658 volunteers, including several groups of volunteers, this event packed 900 boxes of food for a grand total of 194,000 meals. That is enough food to feed 532 children for one year!!! Mark Koepke and I were among those who helped out at the event
Community news MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion today (Saturday.) at Hotel 200 (old Prairie Inn)
I will have more info about RUSC Kinship fall festival on Oct. 7th in future columns
Death notice none
Celebrations: Hannah Casselton and Adam Christensen were married on Aug 20th in Fargo ND her parents are Cindy (Larson) and late Rusty Casselton grandparents are Chester & and Gloria Larson of Donnelly
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 6th, Hoffman harvest festival on Aug. 15 and the Ortonville cornfest parade on Aug.  21st
The cornfest parade was the last parade of the year for the current royalty as usual they have done an outstanding job representing Donnelly during the past year

There will be a work night on Aug. 30th at 6:30 p.m. to put things away. Reminder any help during and/or after the bee is greatly appreciated
New event this year is a 5k run; registration starts at 7 a.m. today (Saturday.) at the trap shoot grounds in the northeast corner of Donnelly, the race starts at 8 a.m. more info contact Savannah Aanerud via Facebook
Well this is the big weekend in Donnelly as we hold our annual “family reunion” lots of events going on both days; admission is by a button available at the gate good both days, lots of food, music, demonstrations, displays etc.  I will have my golf cart on grounds again to give rides to handicapped /elderly etc. if you need a ride just flag me down (look for the guy wearing a Donnelly star reporter cap) I will be driving around the grounds both days or feel free to use it yourself.  If you need any info just stop into the depot and talk to whoever is working there or look for somebody wearing a threshing bee shirt (gold colored) and/or cap. The feature this year is John Deere so anyone with tractors, machinery, etc. is encouraged to bring them in for display however all brands are welcome. Anyone is free to bring in a display, do a demonstration, play and/or sing, etc. Tractor pullers, car show participants, exhibitors etc. are asked to use the south gate; there is plenty of handicapped parking available, feel free to drive into the grounds to unload somebody.
I see there will be a “barrel train” on the grounds this year and a member has made a ‘water balloon” toss that is set up by the windmill
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There are also some events going on around town outside of the Bee: dances at “place to be” Fri. eve featuring DJ Durke and Saturday Evening featuring Border Patrol with the Donnelly fire department  serving food both nights ; bike ride Saturday afternoon and other events Friday and Saturday. , breakfast buffet Saturday and Sun a.m.at HD and Co and I assume there will be some rummage sales around town too
Thanks to everyone who helped with getting things set up for the Bee on Aug. 23rd.it was a case of “many hands make light work”

Past wk. FMSC packing event, cornfest activities in Ortonville mn, Threshing Bee work night

Friday, August 19, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 20th-26th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news this week’s column is somewhat abbreviated as I spent several day in the hospital  due to pneumonia but am home now & feeling better thank you for all your prayers on my behalf
Weather news; it was a very nice weekend for the fair and some welcome rain fell on Monday.   Garden produce at the fair looked fantastic; crops really look green and luscious too.  I see some beans are turning, most small grain is harvested.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: the parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the Threshing Bee grounds on Aug. 28th @ 9 a.m.  Everyone welcome!
Kongsvinger will serve meals in the steel building both days and St. John’s will have their sweet shop both days too they are looking for people to work in there.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 am followed by coffee hour., services with Holy Communion at 11 am followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th       Part of the day will spent cleaning up Kongsvinger for the celebration if want to help or you need some assistance or know somebody that does (i.e. yard raking, washing windows etc.) contact the parish office   for more info at 246-3211
Kongsvinger services will be broadcast on the radio on KMRS on Aug 21st sponsored by Pastor Mike and Sue Nelson in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary
Other church news: Grief Share started on August 15 at the Morris Evangelical Free Church--Mondays 4-6 p.m.  There will be 13 weekly sessions.  Grief Share is open to anyone grieving the loss of someone close.  This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.  This ministry has seen people come from all throughout the Morris area, from different church backgrounds, and various grief situations.  For more information contact the Grief Share facilitator, Neil Leroux 320-589-1788.
Community news RUSC Kinship summer movie night August 20th starting at 8:30 pm at Eastside Park Morris
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Alisha Melberg bride to be of Kirby Sayles on Sept. 10th from 9-11 am at Kongsvinger. She is the daughter of Jay, Penny Melberg
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie Inn)
Death notice Ron Hawkinson of Chokio passed away on Aug. 14th survivors include his step son Aaron Larson (friend: Sarah) of Donnelly;
Celebrations no open class or homemaker entries to report on from the Morris fair look for 4-H results in a special edition to the paper on Aug.—or on the KMRS –KKOK website
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 7th
The Threshing Bee will be held on Aug. 27 & 28th Sunday activities start with a open air worship service at 9 a.m. followed by classic car registration and show  followed by the parade at 1:30, through downtown  followed by the horse pull  and cash drawing to end the day. Lots of activities both days including threshing, lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament etc. for a complete list of activities see http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ check out Donnelly Threshing Bee fb page for updates. There will be 2 upcoming work nights at the grounds the first one is on Aug 23rd at 6:30 pm to set things up and again on Aug. 30th also at 6:30 pm to take things down. Help of any kind before, during or after the Bee is welcome. For more info 320-795-2437 or 320-246-3337 or e-mail Donnellythreshingbeee@runestone.net  advance sale buttons are on sale at the Dacotah bank in Morris & Chokio and several businesses in Donnelly save you a $1 by buying in advance.  Work schedules were mailed out this week, if you did not get one please contact a member of the community club or just show up we will find a job for you
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Hoffman harvest festival parade in Hoffman on Aug. 14th

Past wk. Van Zomeren open house birthday party, Hoffman 125th anniversary parade, Stevens County Fair.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 13th -19th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news   looks like it is going to be a very hot weekend at the fair. All crops continue to look very lush & green
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: the parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the Threshing Bee grounds on Aug. 28th @ 9 a.m.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 am followed by coffee hr., services with Holy Communion at 11 am followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th

Youth club mtg Aug. 17th 4-6 pm at St John’s in Donnelly
Other church news: Grief Share will begin August 15 at the Morris Evangelical Free Church--Mondays 4-6 p.m.  There will be 13 weekly sessions.  Grief Share is open to anyone grieving the loss of someone close.  This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.  This ministry has seen people come from all throughout the Morris area, from different church backgrounds, and various grief situations.  For more information contact the Grief Share facilitator, Neil Leroux 320-589-1788.

There will be a community worship service at the show arena at the Stevens County fair on Aug 14th at 10 am with Sue Nelson as song leader and Rev Rochelle Anderson as pastor
Feed my starving children annual packing event is Aug. 16 & 17th at Morris area elementary cafeteria for info call 320-226-1902 or 605-450-9805
Community news:  An open house will be held for Frances A. Van Zomeren to celebrate her 100th birthday today (Sat.) at the Morris Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please
RUSC summer movie night Aug. 20th starting at 8:30 pm at Eastside Park Morris
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Alisha Melberg bride to be of Kirby Sayles on Sept. 10th from 9-11 am at Kongsvinger. She is the daughter of Jay, Penny Melberg
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie INN)
Death notice none
Celebrations Joseph Nelson & Shannon Griffen were wed on May 25th in Minneapolis. His parents are Pastor Mike & Sue Nelson of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area residents Lloyd & Jan Anderson were named Stevens County farm family of the year at the Stevens County fair the  Kopel and Diehl farms of Donnelly were reconized as century farms Francis Diehl (Van Zomeren was reconized for having been born on the century farm
Morris fishing league results champs reef hawgs; members included Mac Beyer, Tyler Henrichs, Joel Beyer, slump busters 2nd members included Ryan Smith Nancy Kisgen
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 7th
The threshing bee will be held on Aug. 27 & 28th Saturday activities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 am followed by softball tournament ,tractor parade ,kiddie parade antique tractor pull,  bean bag tournament, queen coronation and winding up with a dance at the Donnelly hall with Pure Country starting at 8 pm. Lots of activities both days including threshing, lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament etc. for a complete list of activities see http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ check out Donnelly threshing bee fb page  for updates. There will be 2 upcoming work nights at the grounds the first one is on Aug 23rd at 6:30 pm to set things up and again on Aug. 30th also at 6:30 pm to take things down. Help of any kind before during or after the bee is welcome more info 320-795-2437 or 320-246-3337 or e-mail Donnellythreshingbeee@runestone.net  advance sale buttons are on sale at the Dacotah bank in Morris & Chokio and several business in Donnelly

Past wk. flekkefest activities in elbow lake ,visit to my aunt Pearl Anderson