Thursday, April 30, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 2nd-8th

Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. I want everyone to know that I did write a column last week but “for various reasons” it did not get in the paper.   It is however on –line at the papers website, and my blog ,and I have printed a copy and posted it in the po in Donnelly for you to read  & I will also leave one at McCollar Jewelry for anyone that wants to read it

Weather news: well hopefully the cold weather has left us for good and we can continue to enjoy the warm sunny weather we have enjoyed this week. I personally have not seen a lot of field work going on however it is my understanding there is a lot of it going on.

St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  there will be joint communion services on May 3rd at 11 am at Kongsvinger


If anyone has a graduate in the family this year please let the parish office know ASAP.

Other church news:  National day of prayer at 7 pm at the Morris evangelical free church on May 7th
The dates for the desert theater performances of new wine have been changed to May 27th and June 3rd @ 6pm @1st-Morris
Community news: on May 3rd the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet in a 7 p.m. at city hall and St John's in Donnelly

May 11th the bookmobile will be in town on main st at 3:30 pm the Donnelly community club will meet at the community hall and the firemen will meet at the fire hall both at 7 pm

May 6th the Stevens county genealogical society will meet at 1:30 pm at the Morris library
Open House Bridal Shower for Sydney Beyer, bride to be of Mac Kampmeier May 16th 10 am –noon at Morris Sr. center

“Wags, whiskers, and wine” sponsored by Stevens community humane society today (Sat.) at old # 1 Southside beginning with social hr. at 6 pm tickets available at the door

Death notices Elizabeth "Betty" Pollard of Cyrus passed away on Apr. 25 survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly area resident Geesien (Kruize) Kill

Tiger track: at the Hawley meet girls took first and boys 8th 

The tiger bb team won their own tournament on April 25th; team members included Riley Biesterfeld, and Brady Jergenson

The tiger sb team won their tournament last weekend Becca Holland, Sam Heinrichs, and Brooke Gielispe are members of that team

Bowling league hi-lo champs willies sv team members penny Melberg Nancy Heinrichs, city league champs Morris seal coat, Ray Kill a member

Morris area community Ed competitive vb champion team included Jackie Dripps and Mandi Koehentop 

4-h knowledge bowl state Jr. White (6th) team members Kamren Sperr, Justus Moser coach Jon Moser Sr. white (10th) Jonna Moser team member Lee Johnston coach

The Morris FFA ‘15-‘16 officers are Savannah Aanerud ,reporter, Becca Holland treasure, Jonna Moser,  president; awards: outstanding sophomore and Jr. were Savannah Aanerud and  Jonna Moser. Jonna was a member of the Ag issues cde team that placed third in the state.  
Austin Robert Johnson was born on April 23 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris to Robert and Ashli Johnson of Morris Grandparents include, Ray Kramer of Morris,  Great-grandparents are Joyce Kramer from Morris and Maynard Koehntop  of Morris

Thank you to the Wayne Grunklee family for furnishing and serving cake for coffee hr. after services at Good shepherd on April 26th in honor of my birthday and to Wally McCollar and Mark Koepke for the birthday supper on April 27th at Detoy’s. It was most memorable birthday I have ever had.

April 25th I traveled to Glenwood where I met Rev A.J. Kluver from Alex from there we traveled to the LCMC Augustana district convention at Christ the king church in Hutchinson. Other events during the past week included the Ruth Benston funeral at 1st-Morris, the Don Poppe & Annete Veum visitation at the Pederson funeral home, the pioneer tractor show at the Viking plaza in Alex a visit with Rose Hanson at the Bethany manor in Alex, the Mitch Kendall archery shoot at Niemackl Lake Park –Herman, burgers, beverages, and blessing at the diamond supper club-Morris








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Friday, April 24, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April 25th-may 1st
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well the past week has been another reminder of Minnesota’s Ever changing weather going from summer like weather with temps in the ‘70’s, back to more winter like winter with temps in the 30’s cold NW winds and some light snow. Have seen very little evidence of fieldwork in the area have heard too cold and too wet yet to do much. Did talk to one farmer who had planted some corn and was now 2nd guessing that decision.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  services will be broadcast on KMRS (1230 AM) April 26th at 11 a.m. sponsored by Gary and Pat smith and family in memory of Ervin and Leana smith
The woman’s book club has been rescheduled for May 4th a 9 a.m. at the Bertha Larson home in Donnelly
Good shepherd news: Delores Hauggorde memorial service will be held today at 11 A.M. at the church
 Adult education “William Tyndale—bible translator and martyr” will be held April 26th after coffee fellowship at about 10:45 a.m.
Other church news:  the Augustana district convention of the LCMC will be held today (Sat) at Christ the King Lutheran church Hutchinson beginning at 9 a.m.
Burgers and Blessings, is held every Wed eve, in the back room of the met lounge at 7 p.m.
St John’s starbuck service (sermon) is broadcast on kmrs every Sunday afternoon at 5:40 p.m.
New wine desert performances will be on May10 and 16th at first-Morris at 7 p.m., tickets are available at either faith or first Lutheran
Community news: On April 27th the bookmobile will be on main st at 3:30 p.m., on May 3rd the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet in a 7 p.m. at city hall and st John's in Donnelly
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29th at 5:00 p.m. at Old No.1 Southside-Morris, contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
There will be a presentation on the Boener family cemetery by Rebecca Dean from UMM and former Donnelly area resident Scott boener at 4 p.m. today (sat) at the odd fellows’ hall in Herman

Death notices: three former Donnelly area residents passed away recently Lawrence Kloos passed away on Apr. 16th, Grace (Gulbrandson) Derby passed away on Apr 18th, and Ruth Benston passed away on April 19th. I was among those who attended Lawrence’s funeral at Peace –Barrett and Grace’s visitation at the um church -Herman on April 20th.
Amanda Dohlen of Cyrus passed away on Apr. 17th survivors include her daughter in law Sharon Geise (Gerald) Dohlen of Cyrus and their family. I was among those who attended her visitation at the funeral home on Apr. 20th
Annette Veum of Morris passed away on Apr. 21st survivors include her brother Tom (Roxanne Stevenson) Lesmeister of Morris and Tony Lesmeister of Donnelly

Celebrations: Bennet and Gabi Nienhaus made the honor roll at Hancock H.S.
Tiger track: Marv Meyer invite in Morris ;The boys and girls both finished first girls: Savanah Aanerud was 2nd in the 800 m dash, a member of the 4x400 m relay team that finished first, and the 4 x 800 m that finished third, the 4x100 m relay team that placed second, Islande Speer was a member of that team; boys: 3200 m ,Dalton Lupke (6th );110 m hurdles ,Bo Gullickson (6th );discus: John Huebner( 8th  )   );Levin Strand was a member of the 4x 100 m relay team that finished second  and  the 4 x200 m relay that finished first
Past week I attended the St. John’s spring fling, and the Wayne Lemmerman benefit and, the spring rummage and bake-sale both at Faith-Morris and burgers and a blessing at the diamond supper club
Gail and Owen Gibson of Avon and Laurie Hofer of St Cloud spent some time this weekend visiting family and friends in the area and attending the St John’s spring fling.





Friday, April 17, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April 18th-24th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after months of snow, rain and cold temps it has finally warmed up although we could use some rain, have seen a few farmers out in the field
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  Spring fling at St John’s today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 pm
The woman’s book club has been rescheduled for May 4th a 9 am at the Bertha Larson home in Donnelly
Good shepherd news: Delores Hauggorde memorial service will be held on April 25th at 11 AM at the church
 Adult education “William Tyndale—bible translator and martyr will be held April 26th after coffee fellowship at about 10:45 a.m.
The April newsletters are now out for all three churches extra copies are available in the back of the churches.
Other church news:  Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Glacial Ridge Conference Spring Gathering Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson, on April 20th, Registration at 4:30 p.m. Light Meal at 5:00 p.m.
Rummage Sale and Supper on April 22nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Bake and rummage sale at the Legion in Morris today (Saturday) 9 a.m.-noon sponsored by Trinity Lutheran WELCA-Alberta
Community news: On April 20th the fireman will meet at 7 pm at the fire hall, on April 27th the bookmobile will be on main st at 3:30 pm
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29th at 5:00 p.m. at Old No.1 Southside-Morris, contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Carrie Roske, bride to be of Kody Kramer, today (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center.
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Rita Shultz passed away on April 12th, survivors include her brother Ed (Lou) Kopel of Donnelly and their family.
Habit for Humanity groundbreaking ceremony will be held on April 22nd at 6 pm 864 6th st in Hancock

Celebrations: Justin Stallman is the new member of Donnelly city council, replacing Zach Eystad who has moved away
Lucky strike bowling league champs were the eagles, members included Carol Kummrow rose Athey and Mellissa Whitmore
Morris area H. S. Knowledge bowl team placed 12th in the state Adam uphoff was a member of that team
Hancock H.S. honor roll Bennet and Gabi Nienhaus
Tiger track, Morris invite: girls (1st )4 x 100 – (1) Morris/C-A ;Islande Speer was a member of that team ,Savanah Aanerud  was a member of the 4x400 relay team that finished first and the 4x 800 team that finished 4th ; boys: 3200 Meter ,Dalton Lupke (6th)  ;4x 200 meter relay (2nd) Levin strand was a team member LPQV meet :girls  (first) ;savannah was a member of the 4x800 and 4x400 relay that both finished first;4x100 relays (first) Islande a member ,800 meters savannah (2nd  )boys :triple jump; john huebner (8th )
The Donnelly community club had their first meeting of the year on April 13th as we begin to make plans for our annual threshing bee on Aug.29th & 30th remember this will be our 50th anniversary so we are looking for anything made in 1965 and for pictures of past bees. We are also looking for past minutes from community club meetings apparently somewhere along the line some have disappeared and most of those who were involved in getting the bee off the ground are no longer around. Anyone who has any ideas and/or suggestions for it and/or other events let me or one of the officers know about it.
Past week I attended, the smelt fry in Herman, the Morris co-op supper and the cattleman’s steak fry at the prairie inn, the Belgian waffle fundraiser for someplace safe at old #1 Southside, burger and a blessing at the met lounge in Morris





Thursday, April 9, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April 11th-17th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This issue marks the start of my 7th year of doing this column   MANGE TAKK  to everyone who made this column so successful.
Weather news: well our spring like weather did not last too long, it has been rainy and cool this week, but warmer weather is forecast
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Cradle Roll Sunday and adopted grandparents event on April 12th during SS at Kongsvinger
Spring fling at St John’s on April 18th from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Good shepherd news: Delores Haggard memorial service will be held on April 25th at the church
 Adult education “William Tyndale—bible translator and martyr will be held April 26th after coffee fellowship.
The April newsletters are now out for all three churches extra copies are available in the back of the churches.
Other church news:  Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Glacial Ridge Conference Spring Gathering Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson, on April 20th, Registration at 4:30 p.m. Light Meal at 5:00 p.m.
Rummage Sale and Supper on April 22nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Bake and rummage sale at the Legion in Morris on April 18th 9 a.m.-noon sponsored by Trinity Lutheran WELCA-Alberta
Community news: On April 13th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 on main St., and the Donnelly community club will have their first meeting of the year at 7 p.m., at the community hall
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29th at 5:00 p.m. at Old No.1 Southside-Morris, contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
The Belgian Waffle Brunch benefiting someplace safe will be held on April 12th from 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. at the Old #1 Southside, tickets available at the door.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Carrie Roske, bride to be of Kody Kramer, on April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center.
Death notices: Jerald Itzen of Herman passed away on April 2nd survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident June (Mau) and her family. I was among those who attended his visitation at the funeral home and services at St Johns –Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Merle Waller of Joliet IL passed away April. 2nd, survivors include his aunt Lillian Heinrich. His parents were the late Hiram and Mae Waller of the Donnelly area; they operated a café in Donnelly for a number of years


Celebrations: Lexi Jo Melberg was born on March 25 at Lake Region Healthcare, to Scott and Amber Melberg of Fergus Falls. Grandparents are Bob and Sharon Melberg of Chokio and Brian and Peg Kruize of Morris. Great grandparents include Harry and Corrine Kruize of Donnelly and Glen and Nancy Koop of Morris
Taya Jane Lehman was born on March 11, to Nick and Laura Lehman, of Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Thompson, Peggy and Mike Corey all of Herman, and the late Donald Lehman. Great grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly and Diane Corey of Herman.There will be a meet and greet for her on April 15th from 6-8 pm at the Paul and Nancy Thompson home 58 berlin Ave. S Herman
Jackson Loge was one of the “I love to read” winners at Morris area elementary school
At the state Business professional leadership conference in Minneapolis many chapter members competed at the leadership conference. The following groups and individuals placed at state and have the opportunity to compete at the National BPA Conference in May in Anaheim, California:  bo Gullickson was a member of Network Design Team 1: Riley Biesterfeld was a member of  Broadcast News Production Team 2:,
Tiger BB post season awards Riley Biesterfeld most improved
Thanks to Bob Burner for this: The Donnelly Co-op had its 95th annual meeting on March 19th at the Donnelly community center Carol Boeland from Hennen and associates presented the 2014 financial report sales and earnings for ’14 were down from’13 earnings for 14 were 283,624 compared to the record earnings of 717,270 in ’13 manager Burner remarked on capitol improvement and fixed asset purchases of $288,000 and the purposed spending for ’15 which will include the availably of 91 octane ethanol free gas and the possibility of purchasing the bsnf property (agronomy property the coop currently leases  equity retirement checks amounting to $131,748 and 35 % dividend checks were distributed





Thursday, April 2, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April. 4th-10th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well March came in a lion, thankfully it going out like a lamb as we have finally gotten some nice sunny warm spring weather
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. and Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. on April. 5th (Easter Sunday) , there will be no s.s. and no Easter brunch that day either, this is a change from what was announced earlier.
Good shepherd news: there will be a brunch after church on Easter Sunday

Community news: the Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship fundraiser dinner will be held today (Saturday) at the Hancock community center from 3-7 p.m. free will donations
The City council and rendsville 4-h will meet at city hall and St John’s on April 6th @ 7 p.m.
The Donnelly community club will have their first meeting of the year on April. 13th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29 at 5:00p.m. @ Old No.1 Bar & Grill Southside contact Muriel cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
The Belgian Waffle Brunch benefiting someplace safe will be held on April 12th from 9-12:30 at the Old #1 Southside, tickets available at the door.

Death notices: Carol Trost of Fergus Falls passed away on March 22nd survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Marge (Trost) Sperr and her family.


Celebrations: buddies bar and grill won the men’s league championship in community Ed basketball, Taylor Nohl was a member of that team.
Tiger gymnastic awards: Savannah Aanerud MVP, West Central Conference –all conference; Kourtney Geise Tiger award


Joel and Jamie Beyer of Morris, along with Tim Kampmeier of Chokio and the late Linda Kampmeier, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Sydney Beyer and Mac   Kampmeier; her grandparents are Sid and Carol Wilcox
State Oddesy of mind tournament: team 3 Pandora’s Box div 1 3rd Hannah Celga was a member of that team
Spring sports season is underway in tiger track Aberdeen meet on the girls side, Savanah Aanerud crossed the finish line first in the 800m run in 2:38.92. On the girls side, the 800-meter sprint medley took 3rd team members included Islande Sperr, and Savanah Aanerud, In the girls 4x4, took third savannah was a member of that team.in the boys 55M HURDLES (11) Bo Gullickson, (13) John Huebner; 55M (24) Levin Strand, he was also a member of the 800 SPRINT team that finished 11th;in the 200M Bo Gullickson finished 25th

Science fair gr. 4 Hannah Cellega tied for 4th; gr. 5 Jackson Loge first
Chelsea (Wishnack) Brezinka received the “2015 pharmacist excellent in patient care award” at Walmart-Princeton MN

Past week the habitat for humanity pork chop fundraiser at the Legion, the Wulf cattle seminar and sale at the Wulf farm, this and that sale at federated church-Morris, the cina pow at the umm pe center, the presentation on the boener family cemetery at umm, Ellen Dornquist funeral at Faith –Morris, community expo at the maes and rep party executive committee meeting at the Legion.
On March 31st while in Alex I stopped to visit Elroy Frank and take in his moving sale. He has put his house up for sale and is moving into an apartment in St Cloud. I also visited a friend in the Bethany Home




Thursday, March 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Mar 28th-apr 3rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: according to calendar spring arrived on Fri afternoon, However winter is still hanging around we got about 3-5” of snow on sun aft and more is predicated as I am writing this.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on March 29th (Palm Sunday)at 11 am with the ss kids singing, contact the church office  for details about other holy week events .no ss on April 5th
Good shepherd news: there will be a brunch after church on Easter Sunday
Other church news: For details on Holy week services at churches in the area see the ad in this week’s paper
This and that sale at the federated church today (Sat.) starting at 9 am
The Bemidji state choir will be in concert at the assumption catholic church today (Sat) at 2 pm
Corrections we are featuring everything made in 1965 at the threshing bee this year, my e-mail ad is aeanders@fedtel.net

Community news: the Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship fundraiser dinner will be held on April 4th at the Hancock community center from 3-7 pm free will donations
City council and rendsville 4-h will meet at city hall and St John’s on April 6th @ 7 pm
The Stevens county Republican Party executive committee will have a meeting March 30th at 6:15 pm at Legion
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 2nd at 1:30 pm in room 108 of the West wind Village

Death notices: Irene Monroe of Morris passed away on March 14th survivors include her daughter Nadine (Robert) Heck who was postmistress in Donnelly for a few years.

Celebrations: buddies bar and grill won the men’s league championship in community Ed basketball, Taylor Nohl was a member of that team.
Tiger gymnastic awards: Savannah Aanerud MVP, West Central Conference –all conference; Kourtney Geise Tiger award
 Tristan Raths of Donnelly who is part of the Tiger elementary wrestling program took first place at the regions in New London on Mar 21st. He will be going to the nywa (national youth wrestling association?) state wrestling tournament in Rochester March 26th-27th.  The Tigers are taking an elementary team to the state for the first time on March 28th and 29th
Joel and Jamie Beyer of Morris, along with Tim Kampmeier of Chokio and the late Linda Kampmeier, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Sydney Beyer and Mac             Kampmeier; her grandparents are Sid and Carol Wilcox
Carrie Roske and Kody Kramer of Morris are happy to announce their engagement. Carrie is the daughter of Russell Roske of Donnelly and John and Holly Riley of Morris. Kody is the son of Ray Kramer of Morris and Roni Kramer of Brandon. A May 30th wedding is planned. His grandmother is my former neighbor Joyce Kramer.

The class of ’55 is still looking for pictures for their reunion; classmates should be getting their invitations soon
The Donnelly co-op had their annual meeting on Mar 19th they had another good year; I will have more info about the meeting in an upcoming column. Other events I attended during the past week included the Irene Monroe visitation at the funeral home, the lions pancake breakfast at the Lee center, and the spring expo out there too, the legion fundraising breakfast in Barrett, the sing a-long at Lincoln Lutheran church rural Hoffman, the college republicans fundraiser at the pizza ranch, the Doug Ohman presentation on barns in Minnesota at the Hancock community center ,and the west wind village, on state parks at the Minnewaska home, the White Bear Lake insurance company’s annual meeting at the Minnewaska house by Glenwood and the Aaron Goll visitation at the funeral home. I also stopped to visit with some current and former Donnelly area residents at the “Villa” on Wed a.m.

The public is invited to attend an event this coming Sunday at the UMM:
"Community-Based Research at UMM: Anthropology in Action in the Classroom"
Sunday, March 29, **1-4pm, in Imholte Hall (Social Science Building), Room 109, on the University of Minnesota Morris campus
Come and see about the ongoing work on the Boerner Family Cemetery project by Professor Rebecca M. Dean and her students.
Students will be talking about a number of different research projects, but three of the papers are about the Boerner Family Cemetery.
This is an opportunity to meet some of the fabulous people that have been working on the restoration efforts at the cemetery.
On Sunday most parking is free on campus.
**The cemetery presentations will be in the middle, probably from around 1:30-2:30. It's not necessary to stay for the entire event; you can come and go as you wish.
Thank you, we hope you are able to attend. Boerner Family Cemetery friends.


















 


















Thursday, March 19, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Mar 21st-27th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well it is typical MN weather again after a fantastic weekend that saw temperatures get up 70 on Sunday they have cooled off this week and we had some light snow on Wed. What snow that is left from the winter is disappearing fast
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the last Lenten service will be at St John’s (March 25th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on March 29th (Palm Sunday)at 11 am with the ss kids singing, contact the church office  for details about other holy week events .
Good shepherd news: there will be brunch after church on Easter Sunday
Other church news: Habit for humanity pork chop fundraiser March 26th starting at 4:30 pm at the old # 1 Southside free will offering  
For details on Holly week services at churches in the area see the ad in the March 28th paper

Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on March 30th on main St.
The Donnelly fire department’s annual fish fry will be held on March 27th starting at 4:30 pm at the community hall.

Tip night at the Pizza ranch on March 23rd will be a fund raiser for the college republicans
Death notices: none

Celebrations: none

The Donnelly community club had their annual meeting on March 12th at the hall. We had an "ok" year last year, all the officers were re-elected. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare and serve the delicious meal. A reminder that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Donnelly threshing bee on August 29th and 30th ,featuring everything made in 1965, and IH tractors and machinery. The first meeting of the year will be on April 13th.
After attending the open house at “Wells Park” at the west wind village on Sat., I had an opportunity to visit with Mary Dripps for a while. Other events I attended during the past week include open houses at Pederson’s agri -serv and Larson’s farm supply in Herman, the pork producers’ supper in Morris, and the birthday dinner at Kongsvinger
The class of ’55 is still looking for an Iwatka and pictures for their reunion, the invitations are going out via UPS.
Been a while since I have shared my contact info ph. 585-6435 (home) 288-8692 (c) e-mail aeanders@fedtel.net physical ad is 11 e 9th st Morris MN 56267  If you forget the st address just send it to me at Morris MN and I will get it.