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


Thursday, August 3, 2017

donnelly news

Aug 5th-11th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: It sounds like a broken record but it is still very hot and dry around here, in spite of it, the crops I have seen continue to look good, however as I am writing this Wednesday eve we are getting a light rain
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 6th at St. John’s August 9th and 13th at Kongsvinger The remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Other church news: 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.
Trinity Alberta sweet corn feed on August 6th 7-9 p.m. at the new church
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
Dave and Michelle Viljoen will be with us at Hosanna Worship Center. August 5-7. Saturday 6p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. and 6p.m. Monday men's lunch at noon at Hosanna.
Death notice Allen Olson of Donnelly passed away on July 27th.  Local Survivors include his wife Joyce 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.
On August 5th the city council will meet at 4 p.m. in the council chambers in the Donnelly hall
On August 7th the Rendsville 4-H meets at St. John’s at 7 p.m.

.Herman red hats will be meeting, Monday August.7th at 11 a.m. at the Furious Farmers Restaurant in Elbow Lake



Threshing Bee news: The posters are here; you can pick one up at McCollar Jewelry or it can be seen on the website (events tab- scroll to the bottom). They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris  The toy tractors for the raffle can been seen at the Donnelly co-op .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page. 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. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early August. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome.  Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so
Activities begin on Friday evening this year with a community supper starting a 5 p.m. with tractor and kids games to follow, with lots of activities going on all weekend
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Watterma parade and queen coronation on July 30th in Glenwood The 2017-2018 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Congratulations to Algene Larson winner Of the Stevens County pay it forward award
Daniel Bailey Kloos won several grand championship 4-H awards at the Herman fair recently
The Morris 13U baseball team took second place at the MSF 2A state tournament in Marshall over the weekend. Rob Jergenson is one the coaches
The Morris 10U baseball team took third place in the 10U 2A state tournament over the weekend in Rosemount. Team members include Drew Huebner, Jonah Huebner, and Justin Geise: Brian Geise is the coach
Craig Swanson (Amy Huebner) is the new Sevens. Co. Assessor
Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, VFW auxiliary cancer luncheon at old #1 Southside hort night at WCROC, Irondale band show at Big Cat stadium, Rose City threshing show, Watterma activities in Glenwood, Allen Olson visitation at funeral home and funeral at Bethel Lutheran _Herman, block party at St. John’s Donnelly, NAPS at Morris SR. center and services at Gs w/Eystads

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here, however most of the crops and garden produce I saw the Clinton and Herman fairs sure looked good.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Upcoming summer service dates are: July 26th and 30th at Kongsvinger, August 6th at ST. John’s.
. Community news: on July 31st.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
On August 5th the city council will meet at 4 p.m. in the council chambers in the Donnelly hall
On August 7th the Rendsville 4-h meets at St. John’s at 7 p.m.

The seventh annual block party organized by St. John’s /Kongsvinger will be held on August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s. It will be held in conjunction with national night out. Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, beans chips ice cream are on the menu, freewill offering for the food shelf
Herman red hats will be meeting, Monday August.7th at 11 a.m. at the Furious Farmers Restaurant in Elbow Lake



Threshing Bee news: The posters are here; you can pick one up at McCollar Jewelry. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris  .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page.. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver.
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Grant County fair parade in Herman on July 22nd.
The 2017-2018 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Bri Bachmeier and Aaron Boerner announce their engagement, his parents are Scott and Cathi Boener of St. Cloud ,Scott is a former Donnelly area resident

Thursday, July 20, 2017

donnelly news

July 22nd-28th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here but around here crops still look very good, especially the grain for the bee.
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. Upcoming service dates are:   , July 23rd at St John’s, July 26th & 30th at Kongsvinger. The remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 26th, however there will be Bible study on July 25th. This is a change from what announced in the summer newsletter. Rev Steve King from Sola publishing will be the guest speaker at services at 9 a.m. and will have an adult Ed session after coffee fellowship
Other church news: from Faith Morris: They will have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at the church  on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. Summer day camp (VBS) by Luther Crest will be held on July 31st –August. 3rd at Faith co-sponsored by Faith and First of Morris and Trinity –Cyrus contact any church for more info.
Vbs from July 31 - August 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Hosanna worship center Morris
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.
Trinity Alberta sweet corn feed on August 6th 7-9 pm at the new church
. Community news: bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m. on July 31st.
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Cael and his sister Chalee Eystad of Morris were seriously injured in an ATV accident in Becker County on July 3rd; thankfully they are now both recuperating at home. Their parents are Jesse and Misty Eystad of Morris, and grandparents are Jamie and Kathy Eystad of Donnelly. Caring bridge site is https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caelandchaleeeystad/journal/view/id/5964ea07f02065df744bd335
The seventh annual block party organized by St. John’s /Kongsvinger will be held on August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s. It will be held in conjunction with national night out. Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, beans chips ice cream are on the menu, freewill offering for the food shelf
RUSC Kinship will have a mini carnival during Morris Crazy days on July 26th by their office at 215 Atlantic ave. from noon -2 p.m.


Threshing bee news: The posters are here; I have some, and have left some at McCollar Jewelry or it can be seen on the website (events tab- scroll to the bottom). They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris in the near future. The toy tractors for the raffle can be seen at the Donnelly co-op .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page. 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. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early August. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Benson kids’ day Parade on July 15th and prairie pioneer parade in Morris on July 16th. The ’17-‘18 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Congratulations to Savanah Aanerud for being named a Dan Patch finalist for the Minnesota state 4-h program

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, big stone county fair in Clinton, kid’s day parade in Benson, ppd activities though out the weekend, Willie’s sv parking lot party at Eastside Park, visit to Iver Aal at Barret care center, RTA annual mtg at WCAHS

Thursday, July 13, 2017

donnelly news

July 15th-21st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here but around here crops still look good, not so much in DeSmet where I was over the weekend very dry down there and crops do not look so good.
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. Upcoming service dates are:   , July 12th and 16th at Kongsvinger, July 23rd at St J. the remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Kongsvinger Krusaders will participate in the Relay for Life July 21st from 5 -12 p.m. at Pomme de Park Morris
The seventh annual block party will be held August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s along with national night out.

GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 19th and 26th, however there will be bible study on July 18th & 25th. This is a change from what announced in the summer newsletter
Other church news: from Faith Morris: They will have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at Pomme de park on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. On July 15th the Faith youth will meet at Wells Park at 6:30p.m., for grilling and fun, then walk to East Side Park for the outdoor concert featuring Sara Groves and Mallary Hope at Eastside Park at 8 p.m. sponsored by First, Faith, and Assumption churches of Morris. Summer day camp by Luther crest (VBS) will be held on July 31st –Aug. 3rd at Faith co-sponsored by Faith and First of Morris and Trinity –Cyrus contact either church for more info.
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Death notice: Community news: Today(Saturday) is the deadline for Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and Threshing Bee queen, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492
The Donnelly youth club will meet on July 19th at 4 p.m. at ST John’s
Open house bridal shower for Sara Beyer, Bride-to-be of Phil Tostenson, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 15, at the Morris Senior Center, Sara is the daughter of Ed and Carol Beyer of Morris. Carol is a former Donnelly area resident.
Cael and Chalee Eystad of Morris were seriously injured in an ATV accident in Becker County on July 3rd, their parents are Jesse and Missy Eystad of Morris, and grandparents are Jamie and Kathy Eystad of Donnelly. Caring bridge site is https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caelandchaleeeystad/journal/view/id/5964ea07f02065df744bd335
On July 17th the Donnelly fire dept. will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall, and the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. at 3:45 p.m.
Death notice: Delores Buhl of Graceville passed away on June 23rd survivors include her nephews Tony Lesmeister of Donnelly, Tom (Roxanne Stevenson) Lesmeister of Morris and their family, Roxanne is a former Donnelly resident
Congratulations to Kali Berlinger who was crowned Miss Morris on July 8th her parents are Angie and Bruce Berlinger of Morris, grandparents are Kevin and Rhonda Asmus and her great grandparents are Barb and Don Riley and Kermit and Karen Stahn. Great great grandparents were the late Marlys and Parnell Alm Runner up was Cheyenne Baumgart our '15-'16 Threshing Bee queen.
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on July 10th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee. The posters are here; I have some, and have left some at Mccollar Jewelry. They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris soon. The toy tractors for the raffle can be seen at the Donnelly c-op .for more info visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  .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. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is Aug. 26 and 27th the feature is Allis next yrs. tri-feature is Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early Aug. if you are not a on a committee but would like to help but would like to let me or one of the officers know.

July 7 and 8th I took a mini vacation traveling to DeSmet S.D. to take in the Wilder pageant and do some sightseeing in the area

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, open house birthday party for Pearl Diers at Faith-Morris, red letter band concert in Elbow Lake, Helen Larson visitation UM church-Herman, Donnelly community club mtg, bible study and WOW at Gs (w/Eystads)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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July 8th-14th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news after several weeks of cool, rainy, weather it has turned hot and dry irrigation systems are going full blast in the area. Crops continue to look very good.
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. Upcoming service dates are:   July 9th at ST. John’s, July 12th and 16th at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
Kongsvinger Krusaders will participate in the relay for life July 21st from 5 -12 p.m.
7th annual block party August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s

GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 19th & 26th
Other church news: from Faith Morris: Dr. Stephen Swanson (the missionary we support who is serving in Tanzania) will be here on July 9th at 5:00 p.m. Faith will also have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at Pomme de park on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. on July 15th faith youth will meet at Wells Park at 6:30p.m. for grilling and fun, then walk to East Side Park for the outdoor concert featuring Sara Groves and Mallary Hope at Eastside Park at 8 p.m. sponsored by First, Faith, and Assumption.
On July 12th in the First Lutheran Church parking lot there will be “JAM with JESUS Kick-Off!”   ; starting with Food from 5:30-6:00p.m., with worship from 6:00-6:30p.m. 
Megan Helen Strand Preston will be ordained into the ministry on July 8th at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran church Alex. She is Ruth Strand’s granddaughter
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Death notice: Theodore Ronald, “Ted”, Estenson of Morris passed away on June 22, survivors include his brother Monroe (Cheryl Armstrong) Estenson of Morris, Cheryl is a former Donnelly area resident.
Community news:  Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and Threshing Bee queen will be accepted until July 15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492
The Donnelly youth club will meet on July 19th at 4 pm at ST John’s
 Cael & Chalee Eystad were seriously injured in at ATV accident in Becker co on July 3rd, their parents are Jesse & Missy Eystad of Morris, grandparents are Jamie & Kathy Eystad of Donnelly


On July 1st, in Starbuck, the Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Heritage day’s parade, the queens’ tea at the community center and Miss Minnewaska coronation
The Donnelly community club will meet on July 10th at 7 p.m. at the community hall; Threshing Bee posters are now out, and will be put up in the area in the weeks ahead, buttons should be here in a few weeks and the website has just been updated.
Celebrations Higher Ed grads: James Burke, (Pat and Carol Burke) ST. John’s Collegeville, Cambria Aanerud, (Andy and Heather Aanerud) Minnesota State community, technical campuses-Fergus Falls

Haylee Flaten, daughter of Justin and Carrie Flaten was named Miss Congeniality at Little Miss Hancock pageant on July 3rd  Her grandparents are Chuck and Pat (Kopel) Dingman ,great grandmother is Luella Kopel of Donnelly
Our former pastor at Kongsvinger/St John’s  -Donnelly ,Rev Mark Luther Johnson and family of Ottumwa IA, spent the weekend visiting family and friends in the area and attending services at Good Shepherd Morris

Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, dist. 45 dairy open house Hancock, fellowship cmte planning party at st j, Stevenson visitation at funeral home and funeral at 1st Lutheran, heritage day’s events in starbuck, July 4th celebration in Evansville on July 2nd Hancock concrete centennial celebration, independence day celebration at Kong, 4th of July activities in Hancock, helped out with NAPS at sr. center w/Eystad’s and services at Gs w/Eystad’s