Saturday, July 13, 2019

donnelly news


July 13-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  some timely showers and sunny, mild weather means crops are looking very good so far.
ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
The parish is again coordinating the annual block party on July 30th at St John's from 5-7 p.m., free will offering for the food shelf
Luther Crest VBS will be held on July 29th-August 1st at Faith Morris starting at 9 a.m. cosponsored by the parish, Faith and First Morris and Trinity Cyrus. Contact the church office for more info.

GSLC news: Summer services continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pr AJ Kluver from Alex will be preaching on July 17th,
Open house a bridal shower for Jenna Niemann, bride-to-be of Justin Stallman of Donnelly, will be held today (Saturday,) from 1-3 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Justin and Jenna's marriage will take place at Kongsvinger on August 17th, 2019 His parents are Jeff and Marylinn (Mau) of Donnelly 
Janet Hacker of Morris passed away on July 9th survivors include her daughter in law Kay (Anderson) (Eugene) of Hancock Kay is a former Donnelly area resident
Luke Christians of Herman passed away on July 5th survivors include his aunt Brenda (Jeff) Volker of Morris formerly of Donnelly & their family
The Threshing bee Royalty was in the Hancock and Starbuck parades on July 4th and 6th 
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on July 8th as we continue preparations for the bee on August 24th and 25th the posters and buttons are here I have a few of each, if you want one, otherwise contact Corrine Kruize 246-3337 to get either or both. The buttons will be on sale soon in the area. We have four young ladies running for queen and 2 for little Miss this year. The toy tractor raffles this year are mini-steam engines, you can purchase a raffle ticket for them for $2 at the bee. This year's feature is gas engines; next years is Ford and New Holland more info 795-2437 or 246- 3337 e-mail donnellythreshingbeeatrunestone.net
Bob Burner, the co-op manager informed us at the community club meeting that Cenex had a contest for managers to talk about their town. One of the winners chosen was Donnelly; he said what wowed the judges was the fact we had a two-day celebration put on by all volunteers.
Herman Red Hats will meet Friday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Grant County Fair 4 H food stand for Lunch.
    Past week: 4th of July activities at Kong and Hancock Heritage Days activities Starbuck, community club mtg, Donnelly, Donnelly co-op 100th aniv celebration



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

donnelly news


July 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news:  Crops are looking good thanks to some sunny warm weather along with a few showers during the past week. Understand gardens are doing well too, although a friend said that she doubted she would have much garden produce to show at some of the local fairs later this month
ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
The parish is again coordinating the annual block party on July 30th at St John's
The Kongsvinger Krusaders are participating in the Relay for Life at the Lee Center in Morris again this year, on July 12th, starting at 5 P.m. with a meal followed by opening ceremonies at 6 P.m.
Luther crest VBS will be held on July 29th-August 1st in Morris cosponsored by the parish, Faith and First Morris and Trinity Cyrus.

GSLC news: Summer services continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. No services on July 10th, but Pr AJ Kluver from Alex will be preaching on July 17th,
Other church news: Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty (little Miss ages 8-10) (Queen ages 16-18) contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info. Deadline is July 7th
OPEN HOUSE BRIDAL SHOWER for Jenna Niemann, bride-to-be of Justin Stallman of Donnelly will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (time to be announced) at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Justin and Jenna's marriage will take place at Kongsvinger on August 17th, 2019. If you are interested in serving on the shower committee, please contact the parish office. His parents are Jeff and Marylinn (Mau) of Donnelly   
On June 15th at west Pomme de Terre Lodge Kourtney Giese and Gabel Hoseth were married her parents are Brad and Kristi Geise formerly of the Herman/Donnelly area   
On June 29th  in ND Jana Loher and Nolan Peirce were married; her parents are Jody, Jerry Loher, grandmother, is Bertha Larson, all except Nolan are former Donnelly area residents   
This year, nominations and elections for Stevens County FSA board will be held in local administrative area LAA 3, which includes Donnelly, Rendsville, Swan Lake, Framnas and Hodges Townships. Contact the Morris FSA for more info.
Donnelly city council meets today (Sat) at 4 p.m. at city hall

Dfd and community club will meet on July 8th at the fire and community hall at 7 P.m.
Herman Red Hats will meet Friday, July 19th at 11:00 am at the Grant County Fair 4 H food stand for Lunch.
    Past week: talent show -eastside park; ice cream socials at SV and St J Starbuck, Viking land band festival Alex, Casey Lesmeister visitation, Faith, bible study at GS




Thursday, June 27, 2019

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June 29th-July 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news; please note I have an early deadline next week (Wednesday afternoon), so if you have news for me, please get it to me by Monday Evening
Weather news: it has been mostly sunny and mild during the past week a few showers have been just what the doctor ordered, for the crops. Many farmers are busy spraying, putting up hay, etc.
ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
Annual 4th of July gathering at Kongsvinger starting with a flag raising at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner and fellowship, everyone welcome
GSLC news: Summer services continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pr. Nate Hanson from Nelson will be preaching on July 3rd
Other church news: There will be an Ice cream social at St. John's Starbuck on June 30th, starting at 11 a.m.
Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty (little Miss ages 8-10) (Queen ages 16-18) contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info.
The threshing bee royalty was in the old settler's reunion parade in Barret on June 22nd 
Charlotte Kaleah Ehli was born June 13th, 2019, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Matthew and JoDee Ehli of Donnelly, MN. She was welcomed home by big sister, Hadley. Charlotte weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long Grandparents are John and JoAnn Klosowski of Cokato, MN and Terry and Stacy Ehli of Wheaton, MN. Great-grandparents are Bill and Betty Clark of Amery, WI, Audrey Slapnicher of Wheaton, MN and Pat Ehli of Bismarck, ND.
Kongsvinger KLCW is hosting a wedding card shower in honor of former Donnelly area resident Jana Loher, daughter of Jody (Larson) Loher, Gerald Loher. Her grandmother is Bertha Larson. Jana will marry Nolan Pierce on June 29th, 2019, and we encourage you to remember this young couple as they are Wed, by sending a greeting to Nolan and Jana Pierce, 618 Sixteenth Avenue East, Dickinson, ND 58601
OPEN HOUSE BRIDAL SHOWER for Jenna Niemann, bride-to-be of Justin Stallman of Donnelly will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (time to be announced) at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Justin and Jenna's marriage will take place at Kongsvinger on August 17th, 2019. If you are interested in serving on the shower committee, please contact the parish office. His parents are Jeff and Marylin (Mau) of Donnelly
This year, nominations and elections for Stevens County FSA board will be held in local administrative area LAA 3, which includes Donnelly, Rendsville, Swan Lake, Framnas and Hodges Townships. Contact the Morris FSA for more info.
Donnelly city council meets on July 6th at 4 p.m. at city hall
Rendsville 4-h meets on July 8th at St John's
Former Donnelly resident Casey Lesmeister of Donnelly passed away on June 26th; survivors include his grandmother Della Dunn of Donnelly and her family

Past week: old settler's reunion-Barrett, Eystad trucking celebration Donnelly, Osakis festival, Osakis, a visit to Harold Rippe at his home in Glenwood, ll games wells park, bible study and wed eve services at Gs



Thursday, June 20, 2019

donnelly news


June 22nd-28th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news: the sunny, mild, weather during the past week has enabled most farmers in the area to get most of their fields planted, what is up, looks good so far.  

ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays

GSLC news: Summer services continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pr Mike will be preaching on June 26th

Community vacation bible school co-sponsored by Zion and Gslc will take place on June 24th-27th, 1-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran church more info 585-6868

Other church news: On Jun23rd it will be lawn chair Sunday at faith at 9 a.m.

A picnic meal will be served on catchup Sunday at 1st-Morris on June 23rd after services,

There will be an Ice cream social at St. John's Starbuck on June 30th, starting at 11 a.m.

 Jean Pry of Missouri passed away on June 17th survivors include her stepson Dave (Cora) Pry of Morris and their family. Pry's ran the cafe in Donnelly for many years

Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty (little Miss ages 8-10) (Queen ages 16-18) contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info.

HD and CO in Donnelly has closed its doors, so if you have news for me, you will have to leave it in the "mailbox" at the PO

An open house bridal shower for Samantha Henrichs, bride to be of Mason Deal, will be held today (Saturday) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center. The couple has registered at B Inspired, Menards, Target and Sag's Hardware in Wheaton.

Eystad trucking is having a 60-year celebration at 101 1st st., Donnelly today (Saturday) starting at 4 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus are having their hog roast today (Saturday) at Assumption Catholic Church Morris 4-8 p.m.


The threshing bee royalty was in the Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 16th.

Past week: pioneer land band festival Benson, adult Ed Gs, runestone days K town, all state Lutheran choir 1st Morris ll games at wells and umm, wed eve services Gs, Stevens soil & water dist. fun night Pomme de Terre Public Access


Thursday, June 13, 2019

donnelly news


Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after enjoying several weeks of warm, dry weather it rained Saturday eve, some places in the area got over 2 inches of rain, so some farmers that have unplanted fields may not get them planted this year
There will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
Community vacation bible school co-sponsored by Zion and Gslc will take place on June 24th-27th, 1-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran church more info 585-6868
All –state Lutheran choir June 16th 7 p.m. 1st Lutheran Morris
The threshing bee royalty was in parades in Cyrus and Chokio on June 8th and on June 11th helped out the Rusc kinship garden Gala at Faith Morris
Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info
The Donnelly community club had its monthly meeting on June 10th after the annual ice cream social as we continue making plans for the bee. As of now, we plan on having most of the favorite events back again.
Eldred Jackson of Starbuck passed away on June 4th; survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Corrine (Devick)
Linda Claassen, of Morris, passed away on June 6th survivors include her sister -in -law Kelly (Tom) Clausen of Chokio. Kelly is a former Donnelly area resident.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

donnelly news


June 1st-7th
Welcome to graduation edition of the Donnelly news pt. 2
Weather news for the first time this spring we have had over a week of sunny, mild, dry weather, so farmers are very busy in the fields getting their crops in, some are already up.
 ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John's followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
GSLC news: Summer services continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Nate Hanson from Nelson will be the guest speaker
All –state Lutheran choir June 16th 7 p.m. 1st Lutheran Morris
Blast for Kids –Hosanna worship center –Morris June 7-9th-6 p.m.

On June 10th the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at the fire hall and the Donnelly community club meeting is at 8:30 p.m. at the community hall
Rendsville 4-h meets on June 9th at 3 p.m. at Kongsvinger to bake pies followed by a potluck supper. Note change of day/time and meeting place
RUSC Kinship annual garden gala will be held at Pomme De Terre Park, Morris on June 11th from 5-7:30 p.m.  
Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty (little Miss ages 8-10) (Queen ages 16-18) contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info
HD and CO in Donnelly has closed its doors, so if you have news for me, leave it in the "mailbox" at the PO
An open house bridal shower for Samantha Henrichs, bride to be of Mason Deal, will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center. The couple has registered at B Inspired, Menards, Target and Sag's Hardware in Wheaton.
Open house bridal shower for Britany Cardwell bride to be of Philip Messner June 15th, 9-11 a.m. Kongsvinger parish hall
Former Donnelly area resident Diane Moerke of Minnetonka passed away on May 31st
Mayyva Johnson of Herman passed away on May 31st survivors include her stepdaughter former Donnelly area resident Kelly (Tom) Clausen of Chokio

Visitation for former Donnelly area resident Marge Sherstad will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m., today (Saturday) at Restoration Church in Glenwood. Interment will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. She passed away on Dec.6 2018
"Stamp out hunger" raised $100 and collected 225 lbs. of food in Donnelly
Here are the other graduates I have for now with parents and grandparents

 Micah Aanerud century farm academy (Andy and Heather), Jim and Lorraine
Bennett Nienhaus Hancock H.S. (Patty and Barry) Geesien Kill
Joel Oelke (Jessica Joy) (wife) Lorie and Bret Oelke (parents) Alex Tech nursing
Ben Huebner (Steve and Tina) Alex Tech (law enforcement)
Past week: BBB at the met lounge (2x), adult Ed, summer services at Gs, w/Eystad's, pancake fundraiser at Eagles, Meyer golden wedding –Herman, Aal funeral ST J -Starbuck, LL games wells park Morris, NAPS at Sr. Center.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

donnelly news


June 1st-7th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it rained off and on during the holiday weekend, but we have had lovely sunny days to start the work week. Some farmers have gotten some fields worked and planted, but have only seen a couple of fields where the crop is up.
 ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: joint services at 9:30 a.m. on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays of the month at Kongsvinger, 2nd, 4th Sunday at ST. John’s followed by a coffee hour at both churches. Communion service 1st and 4th Sundays
Here are the graduates I have for now with parents and grandparents
 MAHS: Brady Cardwell (Doug and Muriel)
Logan Mau (Maynard and Lori)(Lyle and Marylin Miller
Kallen Erdahl (Brain and Ann) Steve Nelson and Sue Erdahl-Nelson, Pam Heil; great-grandma Bernice Erdahl
Jordann Baier (Tammy Baier) Virgil and Theresa Fults
 Micah Aanerud century farm academy (Andy and Heather), Jim and Lorraine
Bennett Nienhaus HHS (Patty and Barry) Geesien Kill
JOEL Oelke (Jessica Joy) (wife) Lorie and Bret Oelke (parents) Alex Tech nursing
Ben Huebner (Steve and Tina) Alex Tech (law enforcement)

GSLC news: Randy Freud will be the guest preacher and lead Adult Ed on June 2nd
Summer services start on June 5th at 7 p.m.
All –state Lutheran choir June 16th 7 p.m. 1st Lutheran Morris
Herman Red Hats will meet June 3rd at 9 a.m. at Anderson Acres Nursery by Alberta, followed by lunch in Morris. Bring a planter to fill or get one there.
The Stevens county genealogical society, will not meet in June, The next mtg is August 1st at the library,  
The City council meeting scheduled for today (Saturday) has been re-scheduled for June 3rd at 7 p.m.
Donnelly community club meeting is on June 10th at 8:30 p.m.
Rendsville 4-h meets on June 9th at 3 p.m. at Kongsvinger to bake pies followed by a potluck supper. Note change of day/time and meeting place
An open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Delano and Linda Meyer will be held on Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 206 East 4th St., Herman.
RUSC kinship annual garden gala Pomme De Park June 11th 5-7:30 p.m.
Nominations are now open for candidates for threshing bee royalty (little Miss ages 8-10) (Queen ages 16-18) contact Sandy Dunn 246-3292 for more info
HD and CO in Donnelly has closed its doors
An open house bridal shower for Samantha Henrichs, bride to be of Mason Deal, will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center. The couple has registered at B Inspired, Menards, Target and Sag's Hardware in Wheaton
Open house bridal shower for Britany Cardwell bride to be of Philip Messner June 15th 9-11 am Kongsvinger parish hall
Visitation for former Donnelly area resident Marge Sherstad will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Restoration Church in Glenwood. Interment will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. She passed away on Dec.6 ‘18
Past week: BBB met lounge, grad ceremony at MAHS, Memorial Day services at armory and lunch afterward at the Legion