Thursday, June 22, 2017

Donnelly news

June 24th-June 30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to especially welcome my new readers in the Hancock area.
Weather news it has been cooler this week and we have had a few rain showers, crops look very good
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are: June 25th at St John’s, June   28th and July 2nd at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
There will be an Independence Day celebration on July 4th at Kongsvinger, starting at 11:30 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a potluck dinner. Everyone welcome
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Brad Searle and Crystal Henrichs were married on June 17th at West Pomme De Terre Lodge
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year
Other church news: ST. John’s Lutheran rural Starbuck will have their annual ice cream social on June 25th starting at 11 a.m. free will donation
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a hog roasted meal fundraiser for the Cancer Relay for Life on the Assumption lawn today (Sat). from 4 – 8 p.m. Free will offering,
Community news:  the city council will meet at 4 p.m. on July 1st at city hall in Donnelly
On July 3rd, from 3:45-4 P.M, the bookmobile will be in town on Main Street, and at 7 P.M., the Rendsville 4-h and the firemen will at St. John’s and at the fire hall
Death notice Lucille "Lucy" Ann Krupke Heil of Hancock passed away on June 14th survivors include her granddaughter Ann (Brian) Erdahl and their family of Morris, Brian is a former Donnelly area resident
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on June 12th as we continue planning for the bee. Our tri-feature next yr. will be Cockshutt, Oliver, and Moline. This year’s show is August 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis. Posters and buttons should be out in about a month. Also look for an ad about the bee, on the back of your Willie’s Super Valu register slips soon too.

Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and threshing bee queen will be accepted from July 1st-15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492

The threshing bee royalty were part of the parades in Chokio (community picnic) and Kensington (Runestone Days) on June 10th and 18th.

Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, Runestone Days activities in Kensington, Ardeth Larson visitation at funeral home, little league games, bible study at Gs

Thursday, June 15, 2017

donnelly news

June 17th-23rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to esp. welcome my new readers in the Hancock area.
Weather news Last week was very hot; this week has seen some severe weather in the area with several reports of tornadoes in the area on Tuesday evening.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are: June  18th,  28th at Kongsvinger, June 25th at St John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Our services will be broadcast on June 18th at 11 a.m. on KMRS sponsored by the Lawrence Erdahl family
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year
Other church news: ST. John’s Lutheran rural Starbuck will have their annual ice cream social on June 25th starting at 11 a.m. free will donation
Assumption _Morris will have a family picnic today (Saturday) at Pomme de Terre park, Morris. 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. more info call the church office
Saturday June 24th from 4 – 8pm the Knights will be hosting a hog roasted meal fundraiser for the Cancer Relay for Life on the Assumption lawn. Free will offering,
Jam with Jesus at 1st-Morris June 20th at 5 pm
Bethany Barnett will be sharing about her new book and their ministries in Ireland  June 22nd 7pm at Morris Library, sponsored by Morris community church
Community news:  The bookmobile will be in town on June 19th on Main Street from 3:45-4 P.M.
The firemen will meet at fire hall at 7 P.M. on June 19th at the fire hall
The Donnelly Rod and Gun club will hold their annual fishing tournament on June 18th at Pomme De Terre Lake public access starting with registration at 9 a.m., followed by their annual picnic about midafternoon. For more info call 808-3490 or 287-2070

Death notice Kaj Christensen, of, Mandan ND passed away on June 13th survivors include his nieces Karen (Richard) Johnson, Morris Mona (John) Dickey, of Donnelly
Postseason accolades continue to roll in for University of Minnesota, Morris senior Chandler Erickson. He was named to two All-Region squads on Tuesday, May 23, including a d3baseball.com First Team All-Midwest selection. He was also picked as an ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-Midwest Region selection.
Dr. Pat Burke was recently given the Earnst Strube award from Pheasants forever at their annual banquet
The threshing bee royalty summer parade season continued, with the Chokio community picnic parade. on June 10th.
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on June 12th as we continue planning for the bee. Our tri-feature next yr. will be Cockshutt, Oliver, and Moline. This year’s show is August 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis. Posters and buttons should be out in about a month. Also look for an ad about the bee, on the back of your Willie’s super valu register slips soon too.
Former Donnelly area resident Howard Kruize has retired from the ministry.   He and his wife Meredith are moving to Green Bay Wis.

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. in Morris, Rusc garden gala at Pomme De Park, fedtel annual meeting at Mahs, Chokio community picnic events, ice cream social at Inhered Lutheran church rural Starbuck, ice cream social in Donnelly, Marylyn Hagen committal services at Kongsvinger, Pioneerland band festival in Benson

Thursday, June 8, 2017

donnelly news

June 10th-16th

Welcome to part 2 of the graduation edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the past week has felt very summer like with highs in the upper ‘80’s. Most fields are planted and crops are up. Some low spots being planted ,and some haying is taking place
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evenings are at 7 P.M. Upcoming services are :June 11th ,at ST. John’s; June 14th.and 18th ,at Kongsvinger . A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
Vacation bible school will be held on June 12-15th 3-6:30 pm at St. John’s. Walk in’s welcome ,contact the parish office for more details

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year

Community news: Donnelly community club will meet on June 12th about 8:30 P.M. at the community hall
The bookmobile will be in town on June 19th on Main Street from 3:45-4 P.M.
The firemen will meet at fire hall at 7 P.M. on June 12th and 19th at the fire hall



Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


The threshing bee royalty started their summer parade season with the Cyrus day’s parade in Cyrus, on June 3rd
Brooke Gillespie has been named an honorable mention to the West Central Tribune’s All-Area Team in softball.
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl Anderson at her apt., Cyrus day activities, Grad reception for Jessaline Backer in Graceville, watched  little league games at Wells Park
Higher Ed grads

Chandler Erickson (Dean and Jeri)  (UMM )
Mark Dunn (Lowell and Sandra )(Lake Area Tech institute) (Watertown)
Hannah Lee Casselton (Cindy and late Rusty) (Concordia St. Paul,)
Jana Loher (Jerry, Jody Loher) (Dickinson state )(ND )

As far as I know except for a few track athletes all tiger athletes are done for the year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

donnelly news

June 3rd -9th

Welcome to part 1 of the graduation edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the first part of Memorial Day weekend was sunny and nice, the second part cold and windy. There are still a fair number of fields to be planted yet.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evenings are at 7 P.M. Upcoming services are on June 4th at Kongsvinger, June 11th ;at ST. John’s: June 14th.at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m. and continue through the end of June
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year

Community news:  On June 5th the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main Street from 3:45-4 p.m.; the Herman Red Hats meet at AJ's in Herman at 9 a.m. Please bring photo of your dad 

Raising up Stevens County Kinship’s” Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication” will be held at the Pomme de Park, on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.

City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m.in the city hall
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Stacy Fussy, bride-to-be of Justin Koehntop, from 10 a.m. to noon today (Saturday) at the Morris Eagles Backroom. Everyone is welcome. His parents are Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly, Tom and Kelly Classen of Chokio, his grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly



Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


Tiger track :subsection 21 :boys (1st )200 m Brady Cardwell (14th )discus (6th )4x100 relay team (1st) Levin Strand was a member of that team ;girls( 2nd )800 m Savannah Aanerud( 6th )she was also part of the 4x800 M relay team that finished 3rd ;600 m Isabelle Fynboh (9th  )
Tiger trapshooting: week 4 Brady Cardwell (47)
High School graduates: (upper Ed next week)
Unless otherwise indicated all grads are from Morris Area H.S.
Mason Dunn (Lowell and Sandra)
Makayla Mau (Maynard and Lori)
Levin Strand, (Jason and Jodi)
Dakota Lupke, (Alan and Mary Uphoff)
Morgan Biesterfeld, (Walt and Kathi)
Wyatt Vavra, (Vilem and Laurie)
TaJara Kill (Jeremiah Kill)
Brooke Gillespie, (Curt and Judy) (Chokio-Alberta)
Savannah Aanerud, (Heather and Andy) (Century Farm Academy)
Past week: visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt. graduation exercises at MAHS, visiting Iver Aal at the Barret care center, grad reception for Kalley Hottovy at her home, Memorial Day services at Morris armory, bible study at GS w/Eystad’s; LL game at UMM;BBB at Met Lounge. I also spent time Saturday decorating graves in the area and Mon went to Hancock to see the trails for transplant riders go through the area



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

donnelly news

May 27th-June 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, I have decided to wait until next week for my annual grad issue


Weather news most of the last week has been cloudy, cool and rainy ,I talked to a former neighbor on Sunday he said they had only one field to put in yet, see some crops are already up

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule starts May 28th with joint services at St.  John’s at 10 a.m.; continues on May 31st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger, and June 4th at Kongsvinger.  A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m.
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year to ensure a t-shirt sign up by May 29th

Community news:  On June 5th the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,

Herman Red Hats meet June 5th, at 9 a.m. at AJ's in Herman. Please bring photo of your dad 

RUSC Kinship Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication will be held at the Pomme de Park on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet the Morris museum June 1st at 1:30 p.m. note change of location from previous meetings. More info 585-6435
City council meets on June 3rd at 4 p.m.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Stacy Fussy, bride-to-be of Justin Koehntop, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Morris Eagles Backroom. Everyone is welcome. His parents are Dan and Jeanne Koehntop of Donnelly, Tom and Kelly Classen of Chokio, his grandmother is Lois Koehntop of Donnelly


Death notices: Edna Mae Niss of Wheaton passed away on May 20th; survivors include her niece Linda (Dick) Wente of Donnelly and their family.
Committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marilyn Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly


Tiger track :west central conference: boys and girls 2nd  boys: Brady Cardwell (100 m) 16th, girls: Savannah Aanerud (800 m) 7th ;Ortonville :boy and girls 1st; Brady Cardwell (100 m) 6th; girl’s ;Savannah Aanerud (800 m) 3rd
Tiger Soft ball team west Central conference champs: Brooke Gillespie is a member of that team
Tiger trap shooting: Brady Cardwell earned his first 25-straight patch on Saturday, May 13.
Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt.; services for Jim Weinreis at WWV, birthday party for Helen Peterson at Buddies Bar and Grill, lefse dragen in Starbuck; visit to Donna Frank, Norm and Ramona Olsen in their homes, Agralite annual meeting- Benson, Bible study at GS (w/Eystads) and BBB at the Met Lounge



Thursday, May 18, 2017

donnelly news

May 20th-26th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Note I will have my annual graduation list in next week’s Column. If you have a graduate you want me to recognize especially from higher Ed let me know

Weather news: it has been sunny and mild most of the week, although as I am writing this Wednesday it has been raining most of the day, farmers are busy making up for lost time in getting crops in

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: On May 21st, the graduates from our parish will be recognized during a brunch at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. and at services at 11 a.m.

The summer schedule starts May 28th with joint services at St.  John’s at 10 a.m. continues on May 31st at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger, June 4th at Kongsvinger.  A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office

GSLC news: Wednesday evening services start on June 7th at 7 p.m.

Community news:  On May 22nd the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,

Herman Red Hats meet June 5th, at 9 a.m. at AJ's. Please bring photo of your dad 

RUSC Kinship Growing Kids and Kinship Garden Gala and patio dedication will be held at the Pomme de Park on June 8th from 5-7:30 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet the Morris museum June 1st at 1:30 pm note change of location from previous meetings. More info 585-6435

Death notices: committal services for former Donnelly area resident Marylin Hagen of California, will be held on June 13th at 11 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran cemetery of rural Donnelly

Former Donnelly area resident Joann (Frank) Christianson of Lakeville passed away on May 13th, her funeral is at 1 pm on May 22nd at Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, MN.
Tiger track: true team at Holdingford girls (3rd) Savanah Aanerud 1600 m (18th) and was part of the 4x800 m relay team (2nd) Wcc meet tiger boys and girls 2nd

Tiger trapshooting Brady Cardwell (45) Kallen Erdahl (39) Makayla Mau (23)

Joe  Oelke and Jessica Bergstrom were married in Barrett on May 13th

Cork Loge was recognized for 30 yrs. of service to Morris area schools

Chandler Erickson first team all-conference team in the Upper Midwest athletic conference in baseball

MaKenzie Smith has been named a Butch Raymond Scholarship recipient by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Brooke Gillespie was named to the National Honor Society at Chokio-Alberta H.S.

Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl to wish her a happy mother’s day, Hancock rummage sales, UMM graduation, Grant co fair fundraiser in Herman, Syttende Mai celebration at First Morris







Thursday, May 11, 2017

donnelly news

May 13th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, I want to wish my mom a happy mother’s day in heaven

Weather news: as they say in Minnesota if you do not like the weather, wait it will change been true in the last week as we went from snow on May 1st to 80 degrees a few days later. Needless to say farmers are very busy in the fields making up for lost time getting their crops in.
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: youth club will meet on May 17th St. John's at 4 p.m.
The graduates from our parish will be recognized during a brunch at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. and at services at 11 a.m. on May 21st; anyone in the parish who has a graduate this year please let the parish office ASAP so they can be recognized then.
The summer schedule starts May 28th and ends on Sept 3rd. A complete schedule can be found in the May newsletter, copies are available at both churches, the po in Donnelly, or from the parish office
Community news: The Rockin C ranch of rural Donnelly will have a special promotion on May 14th, all mothers get in free
On May 15th the Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
On May 22nd the Bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.,
Death notices: Marie Elizabeth Kne of Brainerd passed away on May 5th. Survivors include her daughter Sue (Rev. Mike) Nelson of Donnelly.
Former Donnelly area resident Keith Henrichs of Milaca passed away on May 4th. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Shirley Heinrich of Donnelly
Former Donnelly resident Jim Weinreis of Morris passed away on May 8th his memorial service is May 19th at the West Wind Village
A daughter Phebe Joy, was born to Jessica Bergstrom of Donnelly and Joe Oelke on May 3rd, her grandmother is Becky Bergstrom of Donnelly, her great grandmother is Irene strand of Morris
Tiger track :Little Croix meet :boys (5th )100 m Levin Strand (15th ) ;was part of the 4x100 relay team (that finished third; Girls :(3rd )100 m Islande Speer (40th   ); Savannah Aanenurd was part of 4 x 800m relay team finished third; Breckinridge  meet boys (3rd )200 m Brady Cardwell (7th )Micah Aanerud (17th ) ;Girls (1st) ;100M Islande Speer (16th )800 m Savannah Aanerud (4th  )she was part of the 4x800 relay team that finished first; Density Pollard throws (31st )  discus (36th ) true team at Holdingford Savannah 1600m (first)

The Donnelly community club had another lengthy meeting on May 8th as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events reminder the bee is Aug. 26 and 27th this year’s feature is Allis Chalmers
Past wk. st co gen soc. mtg at library, visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. ,Nat day of prayer at Morris e free church, Morris lumber’s tour of home, egg bake fundraiser breakfast at gslc (w/Eystads) steve fults visitation at funeral home and funeral at Assumption Morris, bible study at Gs (w/Eystads)