Thursday, August 21, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 23rd-29th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: the last week has been hot and muggy; we did not get the rain some other areas did i.e. Graceville
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug 31st at 9 am. The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s on Aug 27th at 6:30 pm for kids of all ages
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.  Contact the Morris Evangelical Free Church at 589-2808 for more info.
Celebrations: There will be an open house baby shower for Bentley Brunelle, son of McKayla Smith and Terry Brunelle, today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of his grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Smith, 13680 St. Hwy. 9, Donnelly.   
There will be an open house wedding dance in honor of Brian Ennen and Laura Wolff today (Saturday) from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Old No. 1 Southside in Morris.   Brain’s parents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen
Jacob Moser of Morris graduated from South Dakota State University in spring 2014 Parents are Jon and Lori Moser.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Ashli Kramer, bride to be of Robert Johnson, on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center her parents are Ray and Roni Kramer, grandmother is Joyce Kramer
 Chrissy (DeLong) Oaches of Herman has been hired as a teacher at Morris Area Elementary School.
Rita Lehman of Tintah passed away on Aug 8th survivors include her grandson Nick (Laura) Lehman and their family.
Former Donnelly area resident LaVerne Barrie Westerlund passed away on Aug. 17th
Joyce Steuck of Donnelly passed away on Aug 18th her funeral is Aug 26th at first-Morris. She was a very good friend of my Dad.
Well this is the weekend for the threshing bee or as we call it our annual family reunion hope to see many of you there this year. Admission is by a button available at the gate. The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com there is also a Facebook page
The feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965. I will have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals anyone may drive a vehicle i.e. a golf cart on the grounds provided you register it at the depot and provide proof of liability insurance.  The headquarters is the depot so if you need some info or have questions stop and talk to whoever is at the desk the phone # for there is 320-246-3272. Officers will be wearing special shirts and caps if you need to talk to one of them.   There will also be some events at “the place to be” this weekend i.e. a DJ and bike ride, contact them for more info. Check sales of the week in the paper for rummage sales around town this weekend.
There will be lots of activities going on both days; church food stands on the grounds, displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating, provide music etc.
There will be workday on the grounds on Aug. 26th at 6:30 pm.  Work schedules for the bee were mailed out on Aug 11th however any help during and after the bee is greatly appreciated. Lori Mau is looking for adults to help with the pop shack during the bee. Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the setup on Aug. 19th.
The last parade of the year for our threshing bee royalty was at the Ortonville cornfest on Aug 17th. Thanks girls for being our ambassadors during the past year.
Former Donnelly resident John Ruff of Dennison, TX and his daughter Shawna Ruff spent some time this week visiting his sister Lou Eystad and other family and friends in the area
Joan and Jerry Kopacek along with Helen Kill were in Osakis Saturday Aug. 16th working the 5th District VFW Auxiliary Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. A good time was had by all and the food was good too.



















Thursday, August 14, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 16th-22nd
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: some welcome rains over the weekend were "just what the doctor ordered” for the crops
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug.17th (joint council meeting following services) and 31st at 9 am.
The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s on Aug 20th, 27th at 6:30 pm for kids of all ages
Two upcoming events at the main shelter at Pomme De Park; the Hope and Healing picnic sponsored by Pedersen funeral home on Aug.18th at 5:30 pm; the Thrivent picnic is on Aug. 20 at 5:00 pm (note time change from what was previously announced)

Faith Lutheran congregational picnic will be held at Wells Park on Aug. 17th at 4 pm.
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.
Celebrations: Tucker Christopher Lohse was born on July 14 at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, to Christopher and Joanna Lohse of Elbow Lake.   Grandparents are Todd and Deb Lohse of Elbow Lake, and Keith and Sheila Kaehler of Morris.
Mallory Christine Lair was born on June 19 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center to Ryan and Jackie (Kill) Lair. Grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lair of Morris and Nick and Sandy Kill of Morris. Great-grandparents include Barb and Don Rilley of Chokio, Kermit and Karen Stahn of Morris, Great-great-grandmother is Marlys Alm of Morris.

Jace Lee Dohlen was born on July 23, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jacob and Krystal Dohlen of Morris. Grandparents include Gary and Sharon Dohlen of Morris, Great-grandparents include Clarence Giese of Morris,  There will be an open house baby shower for  him today (Saturday,) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sharon Dohlen’s, 15804 County Rd. 1, Morris

There will be an open house baby shower for Leah Marie Winther, daughter of Jill and Ryan Winther, on Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paul and Nancy Thompson home, 58 Berlin Ave S., Herman.       
.    Grandparents are Gerald and Sharon Dohlen great grandfather is Clarence geise

There will be an open house baby shower for Bentley Brunelle, son of McKayla Smith and Terry Brunelle, on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of his grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Smith, 13680 St. Hwy. 9, Donnelly.   
Austin Raths of Donnelly won the bike at the Stevens county fair.
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Aug. 13th Mark and I attended the visitation for Donnelly area resident Warren Vavra at the Pederson funeral home in Morris, and then traveled to Herman for the visitation for former Donnelly area resident Ben DeLong VII (Sr.) of Alexandria at the Herman United Methodist church. Both gentlemen passed away on Aug 9th and have survivors living in the Donnelly/Herman area.

The threshing bee is Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965.advance sale buttons are now on sale at various business in Donnelly we are getting posters up around the area, I do have a few at McCollar jewelry, if you want one let me know I will make sure you get one. The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com there is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals.
There will be lots of activities going on both days starting with a pancake breakfast on Sat a.m. and ending with the drawing on Sunday aft. There will be food stands on the grounds as well as displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations such as wood sawing both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating provide music etc.  More info 795-2437 e-mail donnellythreshingbee@trunestone.net  other contact info is on the website
Threshing bee royalty candidates are: queen: Samantha Greiner parents (Greg and Donna,); Makayla Mau (Maynard and Lori)
Little miss candidates are: Allison Michaelson (Jeremy Michaelson ; Tammy Reztlaff); Kylie Mau (Maynard and Lori); Hailey Lesmeister, (Casey and Danielle); Hannah Ceglla (Brad and Candice); Hailey Werk (Duane and Courtney); Tabatha Van Horn (Josh and Beth Keifer; and the late Curtis Van Horn), Makenna Loge (Kevin and Shannon)

There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug 19th and 26th at 6:30 pm.  Any help before, during and after the bee is greatly appreciated. Lori Mau is looking for adults to help with the pop shack during the bee. Work schedules for the bee were mailed out on Aug 11th.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Harvest festival parade in Hoffman on Aug 2nd.   Many of us from the area spent time attending the Stevens county fair in Morris over the weekend. I also attended the visitation for Jerry Oaches in Herman.
Some grand champions at the Morris fair were Barb Simpson, Suzanne Smith, Michelle Papesh. 4-h results will be included in a special addition to the Morris paper on Aug. 23rd too many to list here. Also Tyler Busse won twice in the demo derby at the fair

















Thursday, August 7, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 9th-15th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: the weather for the past week has been hot and dry, we need rain. Irrigation and sprinkler systems are in full use around here. The garden produce displayed at the Glenwood fair looked nice.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Aug. 10th and at St John’s on Aug.17th and 31st at 9 am.
The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s Aug. 13th, 20th, 27th at 6:30 pm
Joint council on Aug. 17th at St John’s at 10 am note change of date
Good shepherd news: New address; Rev and Mrs. Mike Hanson 248 South Columbia Ave Morris MN 56267. I was among the members of the church who helped them get moved in on Aug 1st. The house is right across the St. from the school parking lot.
Other church events Two upcoming events at the main shelter at Pomme de park; the Thrivent picnic is on Aug. 20 at 3:30 pm and Hope and Healing picnic sponsored by Pedersen funeral home on Aug.18th at 5:30 pm
Faith Lutheran congregational picnic will be held at Wells Park on Aug. 17th at 4 pm.
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.

Community news: A baby shower for Erin Ersted and her baby boy to be born in October will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the home of Paul and Renee Ersted, 10301 Pocket Lake Road SW, Lowry, MN  56349.   


Primary Election Day is Aug. 12th most voters in the Donnelly area will vote at the Donnelly hall.
Celebrations: 10u baseball team took second at the state tournament in Rosemont recently; Jackson Loge and Brandon Jergenson were members of that team Rob Jergenson was one of the coaches.  They also took second in a tournament in Raymond and won their home tournament in late June.
Yvonne Evenson was part of the PDT lady’s scramble team that finished second, Penny Melberg was part of a team that finished third.  


The threshing bee royalty candidates will be introduced on Aug. 11th at 7:30 pm prior to the community club meeting at 8:30 pm
The Donnelly fire department “old guys” took 2nd at the crazy day water fights in Morris
The threshing bee is Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965.advance sale buttons are now on sale at various business in Donnelly we are getting posters up around the area, I do have a few at McCollar jewelry, if you want one let me know I will make sure you get one. The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com there is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals.
Sunday activities start off with an open air church services under the big top tent and continue with the classic car show, a parade through downtown, the pony and horse pull and ends with a drawing for various prizes. There will be food stands on the grounds as well as displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations such as wood sawing both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating provide music etc.  More info 795-2437 e-mail donnellythreshingbeeatrunestone.net  other contact info is on the website


There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug 19th and 26th at 6:30 pm.  Any help before, during and after the bee is greatly appreciated.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug 2nd. I also spent some time taking in other Flekkefest activities over the weekend as well attending some events at the Pope county fair in Glenwood. En-route home from the fair I stopped at Samuelson’s drug in Starbuck to visit with our former postmistress Mary Shultz for a few minutes. She said I was supposed to say “hi” to everyone in Donnelly

















Thursday, July 31, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 2nd-8th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: No sooner had I sent in my column last week then we got some rain. We have not had anything major since then.  Crops in the area look really good.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kong on Aug. 3rd and 10th at 9 am. Bp. Anderson will be the guest speaker on Aug. 3rd.followed by a question and answer forum.

Good shepherd news: be sure to “vote” for Ethan Hufford in the “options for women” adorable baby contest at the Stevens county fair.

Leah Marie Winther was born on July 14 at Douglas County Hospital to Ryan and Jill Winther of Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman, Bob Winther of Herman and the late Virginia Winther.  Great-grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly and Beverly Winther of Redwood Falls.
Bentley Lee Brunelle was born on July 22 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to McKayla Smith of Morris and Terry Brunelle of Webster, S.D. Grandparents are Terry Brunelle Sr. and Sherrie DeRossett of Colorado and Cara Smith and Michael Smith of Morris.
Arla Olson of Clinton passed away on July 25th survivors include her niece Jan (Rollie) Greiner and their family of Donnelly.  She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Ersted Sr.
Former Donnelly area resident Brenda Wente passed away on July 25th. Her parents are Dick and Linda Wente of Donnelly; I attended her visitation on July 29th
The Mets were Little League champs this year, Brady Loge was a member of that team his dad Ryan was the coach; Raths Brothers construction were elementary Softball champs; Kamren Speer was a member of that team. Morris 2 was the 18u and under consolation champs, Brooke Gillespie was a member of that team, her mother Judy was the coach
Fishing league champs slump busters first - team members included Ryan Smith, Nancy Kisgen; the Reef Hawgs were 2nd team members were Sid Wilcox, Mac and Joel Beyer

Community news:  Wally McCollar informs me he has been talking to some of his fellow MHS ’55 classmates about a 60th reunion next year the general consensus seemed to be to have it during the weekend of the Morris fair
Threshing bee royalty were part of watererma parade in Glenwood, while there I ran into Les Cin and we visited for a while he is living in Glenwood now near where his wife is.
Our threshing bee will be Aug 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford, advance sale buttons are on sale at various business in Donnelly. We are working on getting posters up in the area I will leave some at McCollar Jewelry here in Morris if anybody wants one or get in touch with me and I will make sure you get some.
The event starts on Aug. 23rd with our annual pancake breakfast and tracotorcade, and continues with various events thought out the day: softball and cornhole tournaments, kiddie and regular tractor pulls and ending with a queen coronation at the depot and a dance at the hall in the eve. We have a new dance band this year “DC and Hawk” will replace “pure country” which has disbanded. Any one is welcome to bring a display, demonstrate, provide music etc. I will high- lite Sunday events next week
The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  there is also an fb page.
There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug 19th and 26th at 6:30 pm.  Any help before during and after the bee is greatly appreciated.
The threshing bee royalty candidates will be introduced on Aug. 11th prior to the community club meeting
Aug 4th the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet at 7pm and the bookmobile will be in town @3:30 pm
July 28th I met my friend Mark and his sister Linda O ‘Kane of Fennimore Wis. and her sister in law Sue Steiner, from Rockford, Illinois for lunch at Detoys, later we visited my aunt Pearl in her apartment in Morris. On July 29th the four of us were joined by Esther Gilbertson, Gary Volker and Cal and Jan Baumgartner for dinner at the Pizza ranch in Morris. We had breakfast together on July 30th before she and Sue left for a trip to the black hills.  She hopes that she and her brothers can return next year for the Herman all school reunion.





















Thursday, July 24, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition July 26th –Aug 1st
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: well for the first time in a long time we went a whole week without more than a few sprinkles fortunately we escaped the severe weather Alex and some other places had this week.  The crops and garden produce that were entered at the open class at the Herman fair sure looked good.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on July 27th at 9 a.m. Due to a fall Bp. Anderson was unable to make it to services at St John’s on July 20th; he has been tentatively rescheduled for joint services at Kongsvinger on Aug 3rd
The parish was recently recognized as being #10 in the state for food and funds donated in the Minn. food share March program
The “Kongsvinger Krusaders” were one of the teams that were part of the relay for life at Pomme De Park on July 18th/19th.

Good shepherd news: be sure to “vote” for Ethan Hufford in the adorable baby contest sponsored by “options for women” in Morris.


First and Faith Lutheran churches-Morris will have Vacation bible school from July 28th August 1st at Faith
Community news: The annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s/ Kongsvinger parish will be held at the Threshing bee grounds in Donnelly today (sat). A meal of hot dogs, beans, chips etc. will be served starting at about 4 p.m. and continue until about 7 p.m. with the Ophoven family of Grand Rapids MN playing and singing during the meal. There will also be a beanbag tournament. There will be a free will offering for the Stevens county food shelf matching funds by Donnelly Cenex. Note the sb game has been cancelled.
Kellan Nathan Long was born on July 15 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Nathan Long and Shana Stevens of Kensington. Grandparents are Sherman and Sherry Long of Hoffman and Vicki Ackerson of Kensington and Jim Rosby of Blaine. Great grandparents include Virginia Long of Morris,
  Shaelyn Rose Schmitz was born July 19 to Steve and Chandra Schmitz from Sauk Centre, MN. Grandparents are Jim and Julie Busse from Appleton, Great Grandparents are Verle (Della) and the late Helen Dunn, from Donnelly,

Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly passed away Saturday, July 12th her funeral is today (Saturday) at St Mary’s- Chokio.
Irene Blocher of Starbuck passed away on July 21st Survivors include her grandson Jarrod (Heidi) (Kopel) of Fergus and their family. I attended her visitation in starbuck on July 23rd later visited Darlene Christofferson at her home in Starbuck

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Jean Ritzschke was given the “pay if forward” award recently her husband Bob is a former Donnelly area resident.
Some grand champion winners at the Herman fair included Eliane Harstad, Micah, Savannah, and Rebekah Aanerud
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Grant county fair parade in Herman where I spent much of the weekend. The threshing bee buttons are here and can be purchased at various businesses in Donnelly, they will also be for sale at the block party. There are posters for the bee up in Donnelly. The dates are Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature is Ford, next year it will be anything from 1965 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. The candidates for threshing bee queen and little Miss Donnelly will be introduced on Aug 11 prior to the community club meeting.
The website has also been updated:  http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and there is also a Facebook page
Wally McCollar informs me he has been talking to some of his fellow MHS ’55 classmates about a 60th reunion next year the general consensus seemed to be to have it during the weekend of the Morris fair
The Stevens County Republican Party had a meeting on July21st at detoy’s as we started making plans for our fair booth.  Anyone who is willing to sit in the booth can call Dan at 218-766-7989. As I was on my way home I ran into my old farm neighbor Steve Loge and we had an opportunity to visit for a few minutes




















Thursday, July 17, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition July 19th-25th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news the weather has been very pleasant for the past week although It has turned cooler this week. Crops continue to look good; farmers are busy spraying and haying.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on July 20th (Bp. Jon Anderson will be the guest preacher) (no bible study) and on the 27th at 9 a.m. There will be coffee hour and Bible study after services at the host church unless otherwise announced
Good Shepherd news: There will be no bible study on July 22nd as Pr Mike will be at continuing education at Mt. Carmel Bible camp. Pr Mike along with some chaperones and youth returned from a trip out to a Bible camp in Flathead MT late last week.
First and Faith Lutheran churches-Morris will have Vacation bible school from July 28th August 1st at Faith
Community news: July 21st the bookmobile will be in town @ 3:30 p.m. and the fireman will meet at fire hall at 7 p.m..
The annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s/ Kongsvinger parish will be held at the Threshing bee grounds in Donnelly on July 26th. The day starts with a sb game between the fireman and the rod and gun club at 2 p.m. followed by a bean bag tournament. A meal of hot dogs, beans, chips etc. will be served starting at about 4 p.m. and continue until about 7 p.m. with the Ophoven family of Grand Rapids MN playing and singing during the meal. There will be a free will offering for the Stevens county food shelf matching funds by Donnelly Cenex.
The David Day memorial fishing tournament will be held on July 20th on Lake Minnewaska, the headquarters is “the water’s edge” south of Starbuck and the LTD motorcycle run is today (Saturday) leaving   Appleton (Swift county fairgrounds) at 10 a.m. traveling throughout the area stopping in Morris  about 3:30 p.m. before ending in Appleton about 4:45 p.m.
Nick Bolluyt of Morris passed away on July 12 survivors include his daughter, Shirley (Darrell) Uhden of Kensington, Darrell is a former Donnelly area resident.
Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly passed away Saturday, July 12th her funeral is July 26 at st Mary’s Chokio. 
Jen Kopel and Scott Rudnicki, La Crosse, Wis., announce their engagement.  Parents are Rob and Kathy Kopel of Donnelly, Patty Rudnicki of Fargo, N.D., and Ernest Rudnicki of Avon
Amber Recker of Morris was recently named to the Honor list at Minnesota state Mankato recently  Tyler Henrichs of Morris has been awarded a scholarship from the Fergus Area College Foundation to attend the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College in fall 2014

Ava Lynn Evink was born on June 30 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Brent and Angela Evink of Hancock. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and David and Melinda Evink of Hancock. Great grandparents are Clarence Giese of Morris and Audrey Evink of Hancock.
Henry James Volker was born on Apr. 12th to Aaron and Molly Volker of St Cloud grandparents are Kevin and Nancy Volker of the Herman/Donnelly area.
Marv Meyer fun run results: 5000 meter run; women’s 1, Makenzie Smith, 2 Savannah Aanerud, both of Donnelly, Men’s; 2 Bennett Smith, of Donnelly,
Donnelly fire dept. had a bike rodeo during the ice cream social; bike give away winners were Joe lonergan, Abbigail Athey


The threshing bee royalty were part of the prairie pioneer days parade in Morris, many of us from the Donnelly area took in some of the activities associated with it over the weekend
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on July 14th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee. The buttons are here and will be for sale in area business soon or can be purchased from a community club officer.  The posters should be ready soon; we are looking for somebody to be in charge of the bingo stand, reminder that any help before, during or after the bee is always welcome. Reminder the dates are Aug. 23rd  and 24th feature is Ford, next year it will be anything from 1965  as we celebrate our 50th. The candidates for threshing bee queen and little Miss Donnelly will be introduced on Aug 11 prior to the community club meeting.
As I do every so often I stopped into visit Wally McCollar this week, he was on the phone with some of his classmates  discussing possible dates for a 60th class reunion next year and the general consensus seemed to be having it during the weekend of the Morris fair.
I .was told there was an accident in the north end of Donnelly last week that temporarily closed several blocks of the highway  no other details are available at this time.




















Thursday, July 10, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition July 12th-18th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: lots of sunshine mild temps and some breeze made it a very pleasant weekend to be out and about, more rain this week means that crops especially the corn continue to look very good.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on July 13th at and at St John ’s on July 27th at 9 am there will be coffee hour and Bible study after services at the host church unless otherwise announced.
Bp. Jon Anderson will be the guest speaker during joint services at St John’s on July 20th at 9 am, No bible study that day
The KLCW and St John’s WELCA will have a joint bible study at Kong on July 15th at 7:30 pm
The joint and individual council meetings will be held on July 16th at 7 pm at St John’s note change of date
Good Shepherd news: the July tithe will be split between reclaim resources and feed my starving children; coffee money goes to Sola publishing.
There will be no bible study on July 22nd.
 The July newsletter for both churches is now out extra copies are available in the back of all three churches.
Bethel Lutheran Morris will have VBS at their church on July 14-18th; First and Faith Lutheran churches-Morris will have VBS from July 28th August 1st at Faith
July 12th will be Pr. Martha Hanson’s last Sunday at St John’s Starbuck. She has decided that for now she will be a full –time stay at home mother. Brunch and program to follow services
Community news: July 14th the Community club will meet at the town hall and the fireman at fire hall both at 7 pm.
The Orpheum family of Grand Rapids MN will be playing and singing during the annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s Kongsvinger parish at the Threshing bee grounds on July 26th
The David Day memorial fishing tournament will be held on July 20th on Lake Minnewaska, the HQ is “the water’s edge” south of starbuck
Bev Nelson of New London passed away on July 5th ,her funeral is today (Saturday),in New London, she and her husband ,Rev Philip Nelson served the Morris Lutheran parish which included Kongsvinger from 1962-1967
Tiger track awards: Beth Holland most valuable sprinter, Savannah Aanerud most valuable distance, Beth and Kourtney Geise were named all-conference and Beth was a west central conference performer of the week
Tiger girls’ bb camp award winners included Becca Holland: free throw and 1 on 1
Elizabeth Holland and Rebekah Aanerud of Donnelly were both recipients of a $500 scholarship from Dacotah Bank. Both girls will be attending NDSU this fall.
The Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty Committee is accepting nominations for our 2014 Royalty candidates. Nominations will be taken till July 15 and names can be entered in our drop boxes at these Donnelly Businesses: The Coop, Post Office and HD & Co. Questions can be directed to the Royalty Committee
The threshing bee royalty were part of the 4th of July parade in Hancock and the Heritage Days parade in Starbuck
Past week I helped with naps, attended the 4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger, and community celebrations in Hancock, Villard and Starbuck ,the open house at big stone therapies in Morris and the RTA meeting in Barrett