Thursday, March 26, 2015

donnelly news

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

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

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

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

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

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


















 


















Thursday, March 19, 2015

donnelly news

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

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

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

Celebrations: none

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


















 


















Thursday, March 12, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Mar 14th-20th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news when I wrote my column last week we were digging out from a blizzard that dumped 6” of snow on us and a -20 overnight temp. This week temps have been in the 40’s and 50’s and a lot of the snow has melted.  Well I guess that is Minn. weather for you.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger (March 18th) and St John’s (March 25th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
There will be a potluck birthday dinner at Kongsvinger on March 15 following services about noon.
The St. John's WELCA will have their annual St. Pats day party on March 17th at 2:15 pm at the west wind Village
Other church news: West central Christian homes, Inc. annual meeting will be held on March 15, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN
Men of life at Hosanna worship center today (Sat.) 8-10:30 a.m.
There will be a St Pat’s dinner at Assumption -Morris on Mar 15th starting at 11 a.m.
Community news: The Donnelly co-op annual meeting will be held on Mar 19th at the town hall beginning with a noon meal.
The Bookmobile will be in town on Mar 16th on main st.

Received this from former Donnelly resident David Fluegel: Farmers Lead the Way, March 16 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the U of M SW Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN 56152 Event is free; advanced registration is requested at z.umn.edu/adpt or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498
Tip night at the Pizza ranch on Mar 23rd will be a fund raiser for the college republicans
Death notices: Brayden Darrel Bouressa of Alexandria passed away on Mar 7th survivors include his parents Kayla Lorraine Perrier and Brett Allen Bouressa. Grandma, Kimberly Bouressa, Grandpa Bill Bouressa, he was preceded in death by his great grandfather Dennis Bouressa
Doris Zimmerman of Chokio passed away on Mar 8th survivors include her granddaughter Melissa (Erik) Whittemore of Donnelly and their family

Celebrations: 4-h regional project bowl  Jr. white team 1st place team members included Kamren Sperr and Justus Moser ,his dad Jon Moser was the coach ;sr. white team 2nd place Jonna Moser was a member of that team Lee Johnston was the coach
Past week anniversary party for Mecklenburg’s and birthday party for Dick Cady then visited at Verle and Della Dunn in their house, and fundraising breakfast at Good shepherd. Mark and I visited Lou Eystad in the hospital on Tuesday, she is now home.
I have been informed that the invitation letters for the class of ’55 reunion have started going out via ups this week.
For those of you that have not heard our former pastor at St. John’s /Kongsvinger; Pr Luther and Sarah Johnson and family recently accepted a call to a church in Ottumwa IA





















 


















Friday, March 6, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Mar 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This issue is dedicated to the memory of my Mom who passed away on Mar 14th 2004
Weather news well I guess March has come in like a lion with blizzard like conditions for part of the day on Tue along with about 6” of snow requiring the snow removal equipment to be put back into use again. Also some very cold weather with it thankfully things are supposed to warm up some soon.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s (March 11th) and Kongsvinger (March 18th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
There will be a potluck birthday dinner at Kong on March 15 following services about noon.
The st John’s WELCA will have their annual St. Pats day party on March 17th at 2:15 pm at the west wing Village
Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the March 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 
Other church news: West central Christian homes, Inc. annual meeting will be held on March 15, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN
Men of life at Hosanna worship center on March 14th 8-10:30 a.m.
There will be a St Pat’s dinner at Assumption -Morris on Mar 15th starting at 11 a.m.
Community news: Today (Sat) there will be a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Loren and Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg at First Baptist Church Morris from 9 am-noon, and there will be an open house 80th birthday party for Richard Cady from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.  If you can’t make it, wish him a Happy Birthday when you see him as I did when I saw him into a local restaurant on Sun.
New horizons Ag services (elevator) will have their annual meeting on Mar 9th at the Bigwood event center, in Fergus Falls, beginning with a noon meal.

`The Donnelly co-op annual meeting will be held on Mar 19th at the town hall beginning with a noon meal.
Received this from former Donnelly resident David Flugel: Farmers Lead the Way, March 16 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the U of M SW Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN 56152 Event is free; advanced registration is requested at z.umn.edu/adpt or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498
Township annual meetings will be held on Mar 10th at various locations, most townships will have their annual meeting at 4 p.m. followed by voting from 5-8 p.m. Contact your town clerk or the st co auditor treasures office for specific meeting places and times.

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Millie (Stambourgh) Jarski of St Louis Park passed away on Feb 20th.

Celebrations: Cambrie Diane Fehr was born on February 19th, to Mitch and Abbie Fehr of Morris.   Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Fehr, Vance and Kim Gullickson and Mark and Mick Ekren all of Morris. Great grandmother is Ardis Gullickson
Hadley Jo Ehli was born on February 17th,   to JoDee and Matthew Ehli of Donnelly.  . Grandparents are John and JoAnn Klosowski of Cokato, and Terry and Stacy Ehli from Wheaton. Great-grandparents are William and Betty Clark of Amery, Wis. and Audrey Slapnicher of Wheaton.
The Tiger 6th grade girls’ basketball team took first place in the Benson tournament recently Courtney Lehman is a member of that team
 4-h share the fun: Savannah Aanerud won the award for best actress
In addition to Mecklenburg’s other current or former Donnelly area couples that have or will celebrate significant anniversaries recently are Mark and Karen Janaowscky (35yr) 3/22 ,Steve and Jeanne Halbe (30yrs), 3/30 Robert and Dorothy Eissle (20yr,), 3/18 Vance and Kim Gullickson (20yr) 3/11 Ray and Laura Theilke (20 yrs.) 3/18
I need to clarify something from earlier columns.  There is NO all school reunion this year for either the Morris or Donnelly schools, but there will be a 60th class reunion for the MHS class of ’55, Aug 26th-28th.
Past week I attended the visitation and funeral for Evelyn Kopel






















 


















Thursday, February 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 28th – Mar 6th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news with the exception of one mild day on Fri the rest of the week has been very cold we got several inches of snow on Wed.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger (March 4th) and St John’s (March11th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
On Mar 1st Services will be broadcast on the radio (1230 KMRS) at 11 a.m. 

Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the Mar 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 


Other church news:
ST. John’s Lutheran church of Starbuck will offer Sunday Lenten series, at 10:45 a.m. and broadcast over the Morris station (KMRS) 1230AM at 5:35 p.m., all Sundays during Lent beginning on Feb 22nd.-Mar 22nd
West central Christian homes, Inc. annual meeting will be held on March 15, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN
There will be a World day of prayer at assumption church on March 6th at 1:30 p.m. and at several other churches in the area
Community news:  there will be a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Loren and Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg on March 7, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church Morris 
Mar 2nd Bookmobile will be in town by HD and CO at 3:30 p.m., rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 p.m. at St John’s and community hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on March 5th at the West wind village ,room 108 at 1:30 p.m. (end of Atlantic Ave.)
Received this from former Donnelly resident David Flugel: Farmers Lead the Way, March 16 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the U of M SW Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN 56152 Event is free; advanced registration is requested at z.umn.edu/adpt or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Ed Kill of Monticello passed away on
Feb 18th he is survived by his brother Wally (Diane) Kill of the Donnelly area ,he was proceed in death by his parents Herb and Irene Kill
Former Donnelly area resident Evelyn Kopel passed away on Feb 23rd her funeral is today (Sat) at Assumption-Morris
Mille trost of Madison passed away on Feb 23rd survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Marjorie (Trost) Speer
Celebrations: Individual wrestling results sec 6A Keaton Long of the west central area knights was 2nd at #132 and will be going to the state and in Section 3AAA Tiger Jacob Sperr, 4th place at #220
Several area students were named to the Academic High Honor and Honor lists for the fall 2014 semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato including Junior Amber Recker of Donnelly who qualified for the high honor list.
Senior Natalie Johnston has been named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List at the     University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Isaac Nienhaus was a member of the Hancock 5th gr boys’ basketball team that won the championship in Wheaton recently


Chandler Erickson umm cougar baseball player of the week
Past week I attended the Backer/Westrom town hall meeting at the Morris library, the Stevens county republican county convention at the legion in Morris, the habit for humanity pancake fundraiser in Hancock, (visiting Wally McCollar and Helen Peterson in their home of rural Hancock afterwards), the 100th open house for Marlys Alm at the West Wind Village (afterwards Wally and I visited Mary Dripps and Marvel Wagner there), and the community meal at Faith Lutheran.
John Ruff and his daughter Deb Gocke from TX spent some time over the weekend attending Marlys birthday party, visiting his sister Lou Eystad, and other friends and family members in the area
 The plans for the 60 yr. reunion for the Morris High school Class of ’55 on Aug 26-28th   are progressing right along. Earlier this week I got a sneak peek at the invitation letter that will be going out in the mail in the near future. An option to stay and attend the Donnelly threshing bee that weekend is also available




In addition to Mecklenburg’s other Donnelly area couples that have or will celebrate significant anniversaries recently are Mark and Karen Janaowscky (35yr) 3/22 ,Steve and Jeanne Halbe (30yrs), 3/30 Robert and Dorothy Eissle (20yr,), 3/18 Vance and Kim Gullickson (20yr) 3/11 Ray and Laura Theilke (20 yrs.) 3/18























 


















Thursday, February 19, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 21st-27th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: -0 temps and strong winds meant for a cold week, some light snow too
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s (Feb 25th) and Kong (Mar 4th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
 
Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the Mar 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 
Rev. Burton Hushagen of Fergus Falls passed away on Feb. 16th He was one of several guest pastors at Gslc during our start -up year. Funeral arrangements for him are pending

Other church news:
ST. John’s Lutheran church of Starbuck will offer Sunday Lenten series, at 10:45 a.m. and broadcast over the Morris station(KMRS) 1230AM at 5:35 p.m., all Sundays during Lent beginning on Feb 22nd.-Mar 22nd


The glacial ridge conference assembly of the ELCA that was ppd on Feb 8th has been rescheduled for Feb 22 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
Habitat for humanity pancake breakfast:  today (Sat) 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. @ Hancock community center. Free will donation

Community news: There will be an open house 100th birthday celebration for Marlys Alm today (Sat) from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Wind Village. Everyone is welcome. No gifts, please.   
Mar 2nd Bookmobile will be in town by HD& CO at 3:30 pm, rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 pm at St John’s and community hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on 5th at the West wing village room 108 at 1:30 pm

Death notice: Loretta Asmus of Morris passed away on Feb 14th survivors include her granddaughter in law Nicole (Dohlen) Asmus and her family. Nicole’s grandfather is former Donnelly area resident Clarence Giese. I was among those who attended her visitation at the funeral home on Feb 16th
Celebrations: Keaton Long is a member of the West Central Area Knights wrestling team which won the section 6A wrestling tournament


MACA Tigers Gymnastics Team is the Section 6A Academic Champion and the Class A State Academic Champion GPA of 3.963 using sixteen gymnasts savannah Aanerud was named west central conference player of the week 2/2-2/7 in gymnastics.

Morris FFA: 1st Place Extemp Speaking Savannah Aanerud at the region competition she was also elected a regional officer.
Brook Gillespie is going the state as a member of the Chokio-Alberta business professional of
America chapter, taking 4th in basic office and 2nd in fundamental spreadsheet application
Gabi Nienhaus B honor roll 10-12 gr Hancock H.S.

Past week I attended visitation and funeral for Della Cin and the movie wwjd at Zion Lutheran in Morris
Class of ’55 update Wally is busy putting the finishing touches on the invitation letter hopefully be going in the mail the near future. He is still looking for an Iwatka and some pictures for it.  So far about a dozen classmates have indicated they plan to attend. More info call him at 320-589-0127




























 


















Monday, February 9, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: cold weather has returned along with several inches of snow. The groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Ash wed services at Kong on Feb 18th At 7 pm.
Good shepherd news: we want to welcome our newest member of the church Rylin Jo Evink daughter of Jason and Julie Evink who was baptized on Feb 1st
Other church news: the glacial ridge elca conference assembly will be held on Feb. 8th at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
St Mary school annual dinner and auction will be held on Feb 14th beginning with social hr. at 5 pm at the old# 1 Southside in Morris
Community news: the Donnelly fire dept. meets on Feb 9th at 7 pm at the fire hall
There is a benefit for former Donnelly area resident Terry (Boerner) Krenz today (Sat) from 4 p.m. –midnight at the Mandan eagle club in Mandan ND. You can donate via this site http://www.gofundme.com/kkxb3w
The Threshing Bee Royalty Committee is asking all former TB Royalty to "Save the Date" for Saturday August 29th for our "Intros" during the coronation; Then on Sunday August 30th...Reunion Royalty Brunch & Parade.  Contact sandy Dunn for more info on this event 246-3292
Please email or personal message Sandra Johnson Dunn with your contact info: address, phone number. Once we get all contact info, you will be updated on schedule of events/dates/times. We look forward to meeting all of you again. If you know some of our past royalty...please pass the info on. Thank you.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on Feb 16th at 3:30 p.m.
The family of Marlys Alm will be serving coffee and cake on the occasion of her 100 birthday on Feb 19th at 2:15 at the West wing villiage.
The Stevens county Republican Party’s annual convention will be held on Feb 17th at 7 pm at legion in Morris
Death notice former Donnelly area resident Don Uphoff passed away on Feb 2nd local survivors include his wife Donna, brother; Gary (Karen) uphoff and their family
Celebrations: Donnelly area students making the  Dean’s List for the  fall 2014 semester included : Haley Henrichs, of Morris; Melanie Van Horn of Donnelly; (Ridgewater College): Amanda Luthi of Donnelly (College of St. Scholastica in Duluth): Sydney Beyer, Maria Cin, of Morris; McKenzie smith Donnelly (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 
MAHS AAA award winner (Male) John Huebner; excel winner (female) was Becca Holland
Sons of Norway officers include Jim & Vicky jasper of Donnelly
- The Morris Area High School one act play, The Cove, took first place at the subsection one act competition on  Jan. 31 john huebner is a member of that cast
past week I attended services at the Wwv with deaconess Deb preaching (Thur.) and pr Mike Hanson (sun) afterwards I had a nice visits with Mary Dripps, the boys/ girls double header bb game at MAHS (both teams won) the presentation by Kristian Hawkins of students for life at umm, the Ron Carlson visitation at the funeral home “burgers and a blessing” at the diamond supper club .next week will be the final one until after Easter