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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:   it has been very hot and muggy the past few days.  I see the grain for the bee has been cut and bundled and put on racks waiting for our big weekend
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th .God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th

Youth club mtg Aug. 17th 4-6 pm
Other church news: family turkey and sweet corn supper on Aug 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta. All you can eat. The supper will take place behind the church in Alberta.
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 Family fun run 2K and 5K run benefiting Alexandrea’s miracle mission on Aug. 13th starting with registration at 7 a.m.at Pomme de park main shelter.  A “stork bus” will be there and also at the Stevens county fair on Aug 12 from 1-7 pm
Community news:  An open house will be held for Frances A. Van Zomeren to celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Morris Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please.
Death notice none
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion of on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie INN)
Celebrations Cyril Donald Hacker was born on July 16, at Glacial Ridge Hospital to Chris and Becky Hacker of Starbuck. Grandparents are Charles and Deb Hacker of Hancock, Ron Henderson of Glenwood, and Anita Henderson of Starbuck. Great grandparents are Don and Janet Hacker of Morris and Wanda LeSage of Phoenix. Great grandmother is Adeline Wevley of Morris. And former Donnelly area resident the late Millie Lesage
Riley Joseph Murray was born on June 28 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville to Amy and Ryan Murray of Lakeville. Grandparents are Bonnie and Gary Gulbrandson of Donnelly, Sue Murray of St. Paul, and Bill Murray of Kansas City. Great grandparents are Arlene Gulbrandson of Herman, Hazel Vestrum of Hoffman, and Joe Osendorf of St. Paul


The threshing bee royalty were part of the waterma parade in Glenwood on July 31st
Donnelly community club held a lengthy meeting on Aug 1st following the meet the candidates’ forum as we put the finishing touches on plans for the bee. It was decided that the 2017 feature would be Allis Chalmers
Queen candidates Logan Mau (Maynard and Lori,) grandparents (Lyle and Marylin Miller)
 Ryanne Bisgard parents (Rob & Tamera Bisgard, Jill Grossman)
Little miss candidates   Cassie fults, (Joe & Jenny) grandparents (Steve, Arlene Fults; Bruce and Linda Flaten; Phil & Joyce Gausman) great grandparents are Corrine Flaten &Agnes Kruize
Scarlet Bergstrom McKee (Don McKee Jr. &Samantha Bergstrom). Grandparent (Becky Bergstrom); great grandmother (Irene Strand);
Isabelle Bontjes, parents Chris Bontjes; Susan Fromuth
Hailey Werk, (Duane & Cortney); grandparents (Roger & Betty);
 Addison Cihak (Mike & Jenny) grandparents (Glen & Judy Heinrichs)
Filling for city council in Donnelly is now open contact Lola Smith for details
The threshing bee is Aug. 27 & 28th and will feature John Deere. Activities will start on Fri. eve this yr. with hamburger meal prepared by the west central cattleman’s assoc. Cost is $5 plus a button there will also be kids’ games and tractor Olympics that eve too. More info can be found at http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com also check out the Donnelly threshing bee page on Facebook for updated info


Past wk. verle Dunn funeral at Kong ,crazy days Morris ,hort night wcroc, Rasmussen visitation funeral home ,rose city threshing show; garden party at st j Glenwood waterma festivities ;faith Lutheran picnic w/Mark, Donnelly community club mtg ;Edna Carlson visitation at funeral home and funeral at St John’s starbuck, WWV community picnic ,helped with NAPS

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