Thursday, August 16, 2018

donnelly news

Aug 18-24th   

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The past week has been mostly sunny and hot.  The crops /produce I saw on display at the Morris fair looked outstanding. Understand the grain for the bee was cut and shocked last week       
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: shared services at Kong at 9:30 a.m. on August 19th. The parish will be leading the community services under the big top tent on bee grounds at 9 a.m. on August 25th. No worship services at either church that day.
Gslc news On August 19th, Gladys Mungo from Haiti’s children will give an update on the organization during worship services at 9 a.m.; followed by a potluck dinner.
 The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on September 8th at 7 p.m. at the church.
Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson at stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris.
Former Donnelly resident Ken Frank of Starbuck passed away on August 9th, his funeral is today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 24-26th; the tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; I have a few and have left some at McCollar Jewelry.  In October, Donnelly will be host to the semi-annual MAPS Meeting. For more info about the bee visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/welcome.html (just been updated) or threshing bee fb page (the one with the queens as the cover pix)
Buttons are on sale at Donnelly business and Dakotah bank in Morris and Chokio.
Activities start on Friday evening with the community supper, Kids games and showing of pioneer public TV postcards show about the bee. Lots of events Saturday and Sunday too
I plan to have my cart on the grounds for use by those who need a ride

There are two upcoming work nights on the bee grounds the first is August 21st at 6:30 pm to put up fences and make other preparations for it, the second one is August 28th same place/ time to take down the fences and put things away. Remember any help before, during, or after the bee is very welcome. The kiddie parade and white elephant sale are in need of helpers.
Firefighters meet on August 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on August 27th from 3:45-4 p.m.
August 4th the threshing royalty were in the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake and August 11th in the Harvest festival parade in Hoffman
Celebrations; Chandler & Alex Erickson, & Tom Holland are members of the Chokio coyote team that won the region 9 c amateur BB championship
Liz (Backman) Aschman was the latest recipient of the Stevens county pay it fwd. award
Past week: activities at the Stevens county fair, DAC open house, the forum on the future of our parish at St. John’s Donnelly



Thursday, August 2, 2018

donnelly news

Aug 4th-10th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The past week has been mostly sunny and hot, crops continue to look outstanding.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Gslc news wed eve services at 7 p.m. continue until August 29th
Gladys Mungo from Haiti’s children will give an update on the organization during worship services at 9 a.m.  On August 19th followed by a potluck dinner
 The chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on Sept 8th at 7 pm at the church

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Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 12,19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson@ stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris. 
On August  5th the 30th Annual Turkey and Sweet Corn Supper (all you can eat) will be held from 5p.m.-7p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta, Adults $10, Students $5 and pre-school free.

The Herman United Methodist Women invites all the ladies of the Federated Church to our annual Ladies Day program and luncheon, on Wednesday, August 8th, at 2:00 p.m.

~Wednesday Nights are Alive (WNA) this summer at the Common Cup in Morris on Wednesday Evening’s beginning at 6 p.m. with a free meal and music with a speaker beginning at 7 p.m.  Come early and get a seat and bring along a friend!  (Speakers are from MN Youth Alive).

Schedule for the rest of the summer is:

•            August 1 – Speaker Cory Greenwood (topic:  You Matter), with guest musician DJ Kirk

•            August 8 – Speaker Kelli Patrick with guest musician Emily Cameron.
There will be a potluck dinner and worship service at the Morris community church today (Saturday) from 4-7 p.m.

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Death notice: Marion Hartl of Alice, N.D. passed away on July 20th; survivors include her sister former Donnelly area resident Bernice Erdahl of Morris and her family
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th; the tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; I have a few and have left some at McCollar Jewelry.  In October, Donnelly will be host to the semi-annual MAPS Meeting. For more info about the bee http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/welcome.html (just been updated) and/or threshing bee fb page (the one with the queens as the cover pix) buttons will be on sale soon.

The next community club mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7:30 p.m.
City council meets on August 5th at 4 p.m.

August 6th rendsville 4-h meets at ST. John’s Lutheran Church
Firefighters meet on Aug. 13th and 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on August 13 from 3:45-4 p.m.
Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.
Jaden Joshua Searle was born July 14, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Marilyn and Josh Searle of Morris, MN. Jaden weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ace and Lois Sperr or Morris, MN and Jan and Lowell Searle of Donnelly, MN. Great-grandparents are Bertie Sperr of Morris, MN and Agnes Searle of Morris, MN.
An open house baby shower for Mitch and Bree (Kruize) Daly of Donnelly will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, Morris. They request that you, please bring and sign a book instead of a card.
"Options for Women's" adorable baby contest will be held during the Morris fair Aug 7th-12th.
On July 22nd the threshing bee royalty was in waterma parade in Glenwood, the queen’s brunch at Glenwood Lutheran and the watterma coronation after the parade.     
Past week: visits to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage, the hort night at wcroc, activities at the rose city threshing show and Glenwood watterma, bible study & Wed eve services at Gs (w/Eystads)block party st j Donnelly, WWV community picnic
   





Friday, July 27, 2018

donnelly news

July 28th-August 3rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: Well we got about 4 inches of rain on Thursday, setting a new record for that day.  The crops produce I saw at the Glenwood and Herman fairs sure looked outstanding
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
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Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 12,19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson@stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris.


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Death notice: Larry Wilke of Donnelly passed away on July 21st, survivors include his wife Peggy of Donnelly and their family and mother Pearl Anderson of Morris
Former Donnelly area resident Duane Beers of Hancock passed away on July 23rd. survivors include his brothers John (bud) (Lois) Anderson and their family and Art Anderson of Donnelly
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; hope to have some by the time you read this. I also plan to leave some at McCollar jewelry.  A reminder that Donnelly will host the semiannual MAPS Meeting in October

There will be no community club meeting in July the next mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7 p.m.
City council meets on August 5th at 4 p.m.

On July 30th the bookmobile is in town from 3:45-4 p.m.
August 6th rendsville 4-h meets at ST. John’s Lutheran Church
Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

On July 22nd the threshing bee royalty was in Benson kid’s parade and the grant co fair parade in Herman
Past week: visits to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Glenwood and Herman fairs, and bible study and wed eve services at Gs. Crazy day activities in Morris
Mark Koepke and I visited Lou Eystad in the hospital on July 22nd she is now home.
   




Thursday, July 19, 2018

donnelly news

July 21st-27th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: Well after enduring some sweltering temperatures for a while, we got some rain on Sunday, and things have cooled off some. Crops continue to look very good; some of the garden produce I saw on display at the Clinton fair looked nice too
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint worship services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
 Elroy James Larson (David and Hannah) is the newest member of Kongsvinger. His baptism was on July 15th.



Other church news:
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at faith Morris


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Death notice former Donnelly area resident Dorothy (Smith) Buss of Irene S.D.  passed away on July 9th. Survivors include her sister in law, former Donnelly area resident Jan (Smith) Bumgardner of Morris and some cousins in the area. her parents were the late Harry & Rachel Smith of Donnelly
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. I saw a poster into Detoy’s but have not seen any anyplace else.

There will be no community club meeting in July the next mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7 p.m.


Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

On July 15th the threshing bee royalty was in the Prairie Pioneer Days parade in Morris
Past week: big stone co fair Clinton, a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room in the courage Cottage, Duke Eystad visitation at the funeral home, and memorial service at ST. John’s. Ppd activities in Morris, Bible study at Gs (w/ Eystad’s) RTA mtg at wca Barrett (w/ the Kopacek family)
   




Thursday, July 12, 2018

donnelly news


July 14th-20th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: temperatures have been sweltering for the past week, that plus some timely rains means that everything is looking green and luscious
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
From July 16th-22nd, The Parish 0ffice will be closed 


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: Mallory hope in concert today (Saturday.) at Eastside Park from 8-10 p.m. sponsored by first Lutheran and assumption and Morris tourism
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at faith Morris


The Donnelly fire department meets on July 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat and will also meet August. 6th at 9 a.m. at aj‘s Herman

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
RUSC kinship will again have a meal option at the superior rib fest at Eastside park today (Saturday.) starting at 3 p.m.


There will be no community club mtg in July the next mtg is August.6th at 7 p.m. at city hall.


Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.
Lee (Duke) Eystad of Donnelly passed away on July 9th his funeral is today (Saturday) at ST. John’s –Donnelly.
Emmet Harstad of Barret formerly of the Donnelly/Herman area passed away on July 7th survivors include his brother George (Eliane) Harstad of Herman/Donnelly and their family and brother in law Clearance Geise of Morris formerly of Donnelly and his family
Rudy Raths of Alex formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on July 2nd survivors include his niece Mary (Jerry) Werk of Herman/ Donnelly area
Former Donnelly area resident Art Reynolds passed away on July 8th he was preceded in death by his brother Harvey of the Donnelly area.
John (Chuck) Whittemore, of Glenwood, passed away on July 10th; survivors include his daughter in law Julie of Donnelly and her family
Islande Speer is a candidate for Miss Morris

On July 7th the threshing bee royalty was in the Heritage Days parade, the queen’s tea and the Miss Minnewaska pageant in Starbuck
Past week A visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Heritage Days activities Starbuck, the Clinton 135th anniversary celebration. LL games at Wells Park, dinner with Mark Koepke at old #1 followed by a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage Cottage, Emmet Harstad funeral –Kongsvinger, customer appreciation supper -Morris dental clinic, bible study, and services at GS (w/Eystad’s) 
   




Thursday, July 5, 2018

donnelly news

July 7th-13th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: They say a sign of a good crop is knee-high corn by the 4th of July most of the corn around here is that and some   thanks to frequent rain showers and mild temperatures

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on Aug. 2nd at Faith.


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: none

The city council meets at 4 P.M. today (Saturday) at city hall.

The Donnelly fire department meets on July 9th and 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337

Nominations are now open for threshing bee royalty and run through July 7th   boxes are at the Donnelly po, HD and Co and Donnelly co-op. Ages for Little Miss is 8-10, and for Jr., Queen/Princess is 12-14. You must be within the age group by Saturday, Aug 25. More info call 246-3292 or you can e-mail, text, or private message Sandy Dunn


The date, time, and place of the next community club meeting is TBA, posters, and buttons should be here soon.



Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

Randy and Sashya Larson happily announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter CaliJo Larson to Brody Bahr, son of Scott and Kathy Bahr of Donnelly.

Hallie Marie Erickson was born on June 27th to Alex, and Nicole Erickson grandparents are Dean and Jerri Erickson of Chokio, Curt and Judy Gillespie of Johnson, great-grandparents are Audrey and Jim Erickson of Chokio and Vivian Bjorlin of Chokio Jerri, Judy and Vivian are all former Donnelly area residents

Former Donnelly area resident Russell Sather of Houston MN passed away on June 29th.He is survived by cousins and other family members in the area.

The threshing bee royalty was part of the 4th of July parade in Hancock

Past week: backer fundraiser Johnson, a visit to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage ,Haining family concert in Elbow Lake ,Dave Holm concert Gs, Tyran Paul memorial playground dedication at Gs, NAPS at sr. center with Eystads,  4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger ,independence day activities in Hancock


Thursday, June 21, 2018

donnelly news

 June 23rd-29th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well we have had some beautiful weather in between all the rain we have had, crops look nice so far
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY Fellowship Gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, with flag-raising at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a POTLUCK dinner together (ice cream, bread, beverages furnished). Everyone is Welcome!
GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will take place on June 25-28th, 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details
Pastor Dave and Sara Horn will be playing, singing and preaching at the church on July 1st at 9 a.m. everyone welcome
Other church news: There will be an Ice cream social at ST. John’s Starbuck June 24th starting at 11 a.m. free will offering
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years in the ‘70’s.
Knights of Columbus pig roast today (Saturday) 4-8 p.m. in the Assumption church parking lot
 Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Death notices:  former Donnelly area resident Virginia Dornquast Strand of Welch MN passed away on June 14th
Carol Boetcher of Morris passed away on June 13th survivors include her son Ed (Lori) and family of Donnelly
An 80th Birthday Party for Monroe Estenson will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Morris American Legion. No gifts, please.
An open house bridal shower for Keli Pry, bride-to-be of Corey Lembcke, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club clubhouse in Morris. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon. Everyone is welcome. Come and go as you please.
 Geo and Aryls Pederson are having a household sale on Saturday, June 23rd 8 A.M.-8 P.M.
Closed Sunday
Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th 4 P.M.-8 P.M. at their home in Donnelly
The threshing bee royalty was part of the Runestone days parade in Kensington on June 17th and also helped out with RUSC kinship garden gala on June 14th
Past wk. RUSC kinship garden gala Pomme De Park, Joan McCollar memorial service WWV followed by a visit to some friends there, a visit to my aunt Pearl in the courage cottage, Runestone Days festivities in Kensington, LL games at Wells Park, bible study and wed eve services (w/Eystad’s)at GS