Friday, September 22, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 23rd-29th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it was rainy and cool over much of the last wkend, some strong winds did some damage Tue eve in the area and knocked out power to some people in the area

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: On October First the Morris area community church choir will sing at a combined parish 11 A.M. service at St. John's in Donnelly. The choir is composed of singers from at least six area parishes.

Gslc news: breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: Faith Lutheran will have an outreach breakfast on Oct 1st during fellowship hour to raise support for the missionary they support in Africa

              
Community news On September 25th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
City council mtg on October 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
Stevens county genealogical society, meets on October 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the museum in Morris
Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at ST. John’s on October 2nd
Mary Flaten of Hancock passed away on September 14th survivors include her son Justin (Carrie Dingman) Flaten Carrie is the granddaughter of Louella Kopel of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Franklin Miller passed away on Sept 16th and Marj Trost Speer passed away on Sept.19th. Both currently lived in Morris
Open House Baby Shower for Baby Beyer, son of Mac and Xochil, will be held Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. They are registered at Target. All are welcome and invited to attend.
Tigers cross county lpge meet boys 12th Micah Aanerud 138th
Past week visitation for Carolyn smith-funeral home and Roy Nohl Morris e-free church, big Iron in  Fargo, pioneer power show-Albany ,mccl fall tour Alex, bible study at Gs w/Eystads, visited former Donnelly area resident Palma (Jergenson) Johnson in Albany

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 9th-15th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: some cool mornings are a reminder fall is around the corner although the days have been sunny and mild.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Regular services start on September 17th with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. (coffee fellowship afterwards), parish Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Kongsvinger, services at ST. John’s at 11 a.m. (coffee fellowship prior to services). This schedule will continue until next May.

Gslc news: breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: Musician and singer Tony DeBlois is back with a concert on September 17th at 7:00p.m. at the Federated Church-Morris.  This 42-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA is blind, autistic and has Savant Syndrome, and has inspired all who meet him.  There will be a Reception to follow.


           
Community news UMM Reference librarian Peter Bremer will give a presentation titled Hidden Gems: Overlooked Genealogical Resources on the Web today (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. at Rodney A. Briggs Library in room #350A. Free online tools will be highlighted. Afterwards time will be given for personal family history research. Everyone is welcome.co-sponsored by the Stevens county genealogical society no charge
 On September 25th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
The firemen will meet on September 18th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Donnelly
Raising up Stevens County Kinship fall festival September 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at eastside Park-Morris
Donnelly youth club meets on September. 20th at 4 p.m. at St. John’s
Carolyn Smith of Donnelly passed away on September 8th local survivors include her son Mark (Pat) of Donnelly and their family
Ray Nohl of Hancock passed away on September 11th local survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Tracey Loge and their children
The Donnelly community club had their post bee meeting on September 11th, despite the rain we had very good attendance again this year, discussion was held about the past bee and ideas for future bees. A reminder the 2018 bee is August. 24-26th the tri -feature is Oliver, Cockshutt, and Moline anyone who has any ideas/suggestions for it and/or other community club events please let me ,or somebody with club know about it or come to the next meeting on October 9th 

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt, lrpta show in Dalton, Taryn Paul funeral at MAES, Martin Luther movie at Morris Theater, Donnelly community club mtg., bible study at Gs w/Eystad’s ,Carolyn smith visitation at funeral home

Friday, September 8, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: We had some rain off and on all day Friday, and I drove home in rain from Rollag on Monday afternoon until I got Barrett, otherwise been sunny and mild  although cool Wednesday a.m.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: September 10th is “God’s work our hands” day, starting with a brief service at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. followed by a time of work throughout the community return to St. John’s at noon for dinner. Sunday school kids will be packing Lutheran world relief kits that day

Regular services start on September 17th with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. (coffee fellowship afterwards parish Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Kongsvinger serv9ices St John’s at 11 a.m. (coffee fellowship prior to services). This schedule will continue until next May.

Gslc news: rally Sunday is September 10th breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: the movie A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy will be shown at the Morris Theater on September 9th at 2 pm no charge

Dedication services for the new Trinity Lutheran church Alberta will be held on September 10th starting with services at 10:30 a.m. followed by a dinner

Faith and first and other elca churches in the area will also be participating in God’s work our hands activities on September 10th. Many of these same churches will have rally Sun. on September 17th

Musician and singer Tony DeBlois is back with a concert on September 17th at 7:00pm at the Federated Church-Morris.  This 42-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA is blind, autistic and has Savant Syndrome, and has inspired all who meet him.  There will be a Reception to follow.

On September 10, at St. Mary’s Church, Chokio, Come at 10:15
A.M. to join the choir in singing polka style hymns before church.
Mass is at 10:30 with a freewill offering Dip-It-Dinner following

St. Charles Catholic Church Fall Festival
Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., St. Charles Church,
Herman. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, home-made pie;
Raffle of hand-made full sized quilt, etc. Served at the Herman
Community Center, downtown Herman

           
Community news:well another bee is history thanks to everyone who came out and helped out in anyway. 2 inches of rain Friday eve washed out some events Saturday. But a nice sunny day Sun helped make up for it. Remember next yrs. show is August. 24th-25th the tri-feature is all things made by Oliver, Cockshutt and Moline
UMM Reference librarian Peter Bremer will give a presentation titled Hidden Gems: Overlooked Genealogical Resources on the Web on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Rodney A. Briggs Library in room #350A. Free online tools will be highlighted. Afterwards time will be given for personal family history research. Everyone is welcome.co-sponsored by the st co gen soc. no charge
 On September 11th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m., the community club and firemen will meet at 7 p.m. in the community and fire hall
Raising up Stevens County Kinship fall festival September 21st from 4-6 p.m. at eastside Park-Morris
Donnelly youth club meets on September. 20th at 4 p.m. at St. John’s
The new 2017-2018 threshing bee royalty are: Jessalyn Marshall Junior Queen, Katlin Peterson Junior princess, Tessa Hennessy, little miss Donnelly
Tiger cc –Appleton boys 3rd girls 2nd Isabel Fynboh 3rd (JH)
Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. David Flugel retirement party at Brick house (w/wally McCollar) wmstr in Rollag, mohagen funeral in Elbow Lake, helped at naps w(Eystads’) bbb at met lounger


Thursday, August 31, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:Two  inches of rain on Friday evening and Saturday a.m. ,sunny and mild Saturday aft/eve and this week.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will conclude with services on September 3rd at St. John’s., at 9 a.m.


           
Community news:well another bee is history thanks to everyone who came out and helped out in anyway. 2 inches of rain Friday eve washed out some events on Friday evening and Saturday. But a nice sunny day Sun helped make up for it. Remember next yrs. show is August. 24th-25th the tri-feature is all things made by Oliver, Cockshutt and Moline

 On September 11th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
The rensdvile4-h will meet on Sept 5th at 7 pm at St. John’s Donnelly, note change of date due to the Labor Day holiday
City council meets September 2nd at 4 p.m. in the city council chambers
The new 2017-2018 threshing bee royalty are: Jessalyn Marshall Junior Queen, Katlin Peterson Junior princess, Tessa Hennessy, little miss Donnelly
Jonnna and Justin Moser won purple ribbons on their cattle at the state fair
Cross country Morris invite Isabel Fynboh 1st 8th grade

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. Donnelly threshing bee activities, community choir concert at assumption, bible study at GS w/Eystad’s Fmsc packing events at Morris elem school law enforcement picnic at Eastside Park, work night on the bee grounds visit to Ruth strand at her apt in Alex, swcd family fun night at Pomme de Park, services at GS w/Eystads. Prayer vigil for Taryn Paul at faith


Thursday, August 24, 2017

donnnelly news

Aug 26th-sept 1st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after about a week of rain it was nice to see the sun again this week.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will conclude with services on September 3rd at St. John’s .The parish will be leading the community services at 9 a.m. on August 27th under the big top at the threshing bee. There will be no services at either church that day.

Kongsvinger will be serving meals; St John’s will have their sweet shop, the parish youth the pop shack again this year at the bee

St Charles (Theresia’s)-Herman will again have their hamburger stand at the bee



Other church news: Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards. August 30th will be the last Wednesday evening service at the church
The Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event will be held on August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris Evangelical Free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church from 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Aug. 27th. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.
Death notices: Lori Lerbs passed away on August 16th and Mark Hickman passed away on August 17th both were from Donnelly
Community news: on August 28th.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
Retirement party for former Donnelly resident David Fluegel as head of the Southwest Minn. sustainable developmental partnership, will be held on August 31st from 3:30-7 P.M. (program at 5:30 P.M.) at Hotel 200-Moris
The final parade for this year’s Threshing bee royalty was the Cornfest parade in Ortonville on August 20th
The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held today (Saturday.) and tomorrow (Sunday) on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all things made by Allis; the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it).Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so. I have my cart on the ground again this year for use by handicapped individuals. If you have any questions and/or concerns stop into the depot and talk to whoever is behind the desk or find one of the officers wearing shirts and caps with a shaft of wheat on them. No dogs bikes/dogs allowed on grounds golf carts must be registered at the depot, tractor  pullers, exhibitors, car show people etc. please enter by the south gate, ph. # on grounds is 246-3272


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The 2nd work night for the bee is at 6:30 p.m., on August 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before and/or after, during, the bee is welcome.
There will be a bike ride, a DJ, and other activities at “A Place to be” during the weekend, contact them for more details
Rockin c ranch rural Donnelly will activities at the farm all weekend contact them for more info
Moose island raiders took first place in 9-f sportsmen club trap shooting league, Jane Harstad, BJ Werk, Ryan Smith, Larry Ascheman, earned 25 straight patches, Ryan Smith 75 straight birds

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. activities of the Rosholt threshing show, activities of the Swift county fair in Appleton and Ortonville corn fest, Hickman visitation, and work night at Threshing bee grounds

Thursday, August 17, 2017

donnelly news

Aug 19th-25th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:   it has rained off and on almost every day in the last week and is still raining as I write this Wednesday evening, badly needed, but made for a wet time at the Morris fair over the weekend; the produce/crops at the fair looked nice though.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M.  August 23rd at Kongsvinger, August 20th and September 3rd St. John’s .The parish will be leading the community services at 9 a.m. on August 27th at the threshing bee. There will be no services at either church that day. Worship on Sunday, August 20 will be a Joint Service of Holy Communion and Parish Office Dedication at 10 A.M. at St. John's Church. Lunch will be served following worship (rather than at 9:15 A.M.) Everyone is welcome!


 The remaining summer schedule is found in the August Newsletter, copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Our services will be broadcast on KMRS at 11 A.M. on August 20th
            Other church news: Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards
The Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event will be held on August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris Evangelical Free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church from 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Sunday, August 20 and 27th. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.
Death notice Florence Christians of Morris passed away on August 13th survivors include her daughter Brenda (Jeff) Volker of Morris formerly of Donnelly and their family.

Community news: on August 28th.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
On August 21st the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Retirement party for former Donnelly resident David Flugel as head of the Southwest Minn. sustainable developmental partnership ,  will be held on August 31st from 3:30-7 P.M. (program at 5:30 P.M.) at Hotel 200-Morris.

The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on August 13th as we put the final touches on plans for the bee.
The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held on August 25th- 27th on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all things made by Allis; the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. There are posters up around the area, or you can get one at McCollar Jewelry. Advance sale buttons are on sale at various businesses in Donnelly and Dakotah banks in Morris and Chokio through August 25th activities start Friday eve with the community meal, tractor and kids games. For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it). We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale, if not it will not be held this year. Work schedules have been mailed out. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so. I do plan to have my cart on the ground again this year for use by handicapped individuals

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There will be two upcoming work night for the bee at 6:30 p.m. the first one in on August 22 to take things out and to put fences and other things up; the second one is, on August 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome. 
Activities on Sunday start with the open air church service continue with the big parade through town, the horse pull and cash drawing with lots going on both days
Celebration the Chokio coyotes won the region 9c amateur bb title, chandler & ales Erickson and Tom Holland are members of that team, Bernice Erdahl had the grand champion leffsa in the homemakers’ bldg. again this yr. Monson motors won the elementary sb title this yr., Addison cihak was a member of that team. The 10 u Morris bb team took third at the state tournament this yr. Jonah & drew huebner were members of that team.
4-h results will be published in a special edition to the Aug. 27th paper

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. activities of the St Co fair Morris, Haining family concert Dalton; Community club mtg in Donnelly; Morris co-op appreciation supper at Lee center ,someplace safe brat stand at Sv , open house at Stevens county times, bible study and wed eve services at GS (w/Eystads) bbb at Met lounge,christian funeral in Heman



Thursday, August 10, 2017

donnelly news

Aug 12th-18th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  we had some welcome rain Wednesday evening crops do continue to look good, some grain is being harvested; I see the grain for the bee has been shocked.  Garden produce and crops at the Glenwood fair looked good as does what I saw the Morris fair on Wednesday.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. August 13th and 23rd at Kongsvinger, August 20th St. John’s .The remaining summer schedule is found in the August. Newsletter, copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
            Other church news: community worship services at the fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on August 13th
Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards
The feed my starving children mobile packing event will be held on  August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris  evangelical  free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will begin Monday, August 14 and will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church form 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the MEFC church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! There will be three rehearsals on three Sunday evenings in August. Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Sunday, August 13, Sunday, August 20 and Sunday, August 27. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church
Death notice:  Earl B. Thorstad of Hoffman passed away on August 5th; survivors include his nephew former Donnelly area resident Scott Boener of St Cloud
Ginger Hagen of Alberta passed away on August. 7th survivors include her brother in law Richard “Dick” (Linda) Hagen of Donnelly;
Community news: on August 14th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m., the firemen will meet at the fire hall and the community club will meet at community hall both at 7 p.m.
Donnelly area youth club will meet on August 16th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s


The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held on August 25th- 27th on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all thing made by Allis, the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. There are posters up around the area, or you can get one at McCollar Jewelry. Advance sale buttons are on sale at various business in Donnelly and Dacotah banks in Morris and Chokio For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it) We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale and the kiddie parade, if not they will not be held this year. Work schedules will be mailed out soon. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so

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There will be two upcoming work night for the bee at 6:30 p.m. the first one in on August. 22 to take things out and put fences and other things up, the second one is on August. 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome. 
Activities on Saturday start at 7 a.m. with pancake breakfast and a 5k run registration and conclude in the evening with music by pure country on the grounds after the coronation. Please note that there will not be a dance in the hall this year.in between we will have a sb tournament 5k tractorcade kiddie and regular  tr. pulls bean bag tournament queen coronation and pure country music. Lots of activities going both days including threshing sawing, horseshoe tournament, demonstrations and displays in the depot, school house, and other buildings and on the grounds. Anyone is welcome to bring a tr. or machinery or some other display, do some demonstrating play sing etc.
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on August. 6th  
2016-2017 candidates for Jr. threshing bee queen are Jessalyn Marshall, (Brain and Diane Richardson); Hailey Lesmeister (Casey and Danielle) grandparents, Tom and Roxanne Lesmeister, great grandmother Della Dunn; Kaitlyn Peterson (Mike and Stacey (Volker)); Geoff and Brenda Volker.  Little miss candidate is Tessa Hennessy daughter of Lisa and Josh Hennesy grandparents Sharon van horn and Clay and Marlene van Horn of Donnelly
Brecken Carl Erickson was born on August. 8 to Adam and Kate Erickson of Cyrus; grandparents include Mark and Deb Erickson of Donnelly, great grandmother Elsie Raasch of Morris

Past week Wwv community picnic visit to my aunt Pearl, Flekkefest activities in Elbow Lake, pope co fair activities in Glenwood, visit to Iver All in the Barrett care center, trinity Alberta sweet corn feed, meet the t bee royalty candidates at Donnelly hall, bible study at Gs, St. co fair community supper at the Lee community center, wow at Kongsvinger