Next edition July4th-10th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Happy 4th of July everyone, most Donnelly business will be closed until July 6th
Weather news: in my travels the crops all look very good so far thanks to some timely rains and sunny mild weather
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall today, (Saturday) starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished). Everyone is welcome
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be participating in the Stevens county relay for Life on July 17th from 6 pm to midnight at Pomme de Park; contact Algene Larson or Sandy Dunn for more info, to make a donation, or to participate as a walker
Other church news: “Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th at old # 1 Southside at 7 pm
Community news on July 6th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm and the city council and Rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly, on July 13th the community club and firemen will meet all @ 7 pm
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Miranda Hauglund, bride to be of Josh Roaldson, on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the residence of Vicky Dosdall, 44725 175th St., Morris. Miranda is the daughter of Jim and JoAnn Hauglund. The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Fleet Farm gift cards.
From Sandy Dunn: Nominations for our 2015 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty candidates are now open July 1 - 15. Look for drop boxes in Donnelly at these locations. Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office and HD and Co. As of August 29, you must be between the following age groups. Little Miss 8-10yrs and Queen/Princess 14-18 years For those that are eligible to run for 2015 royalty, you will receive addition information by mid- July. Note change of date for "Meet the Candidates" is Monday July 27th,. Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy "Bee" weekend.
Death notices: Gary Grieger of Herman passed away on June 26th survivors include his sister in law Joan (Rick) Strand of Donnelly
Ed Carlin of Sandstone mn passed away June 24th survivors include his sister Joann (Tom) Jacobson of Morton mn
Celebrations: I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
The following are some couples who have or will celebrate significant anniversaries this year-Gary and Julene (Gullickson) Brown (40) Doug and Peg (Kopel) Kill (40) Walt and Kathi (Backman) Biesterfeld (20) Todd and Jen (Pew) Uphoff (20) 7/26/75 Ed and Pat (Volker) Dummer (40) Bob and Bernice Eystad (35) Steve and Jeannie (Gulbrandson)Halbe (30) Jon and Bev (Hanson)Larson (25) Curt and Judy (Bjorlin)Gillespie (25 ) Duane and Lori Sperr (25) Randy and Christine (Fults) Erickson-(20) Glen and Diane(Banister) Amundson (15) Gary and Pat (Anderson) Smith (50 )Wayne and Kathy (Graff)Werk (40) Tom and Pearl (Anderson) Horning (40) Jim and Pam Disselkamp (25) I will have more in a future column
We had a good turnout for our ice cream social/block party on June 27th it afforded me with an opportunity to visit with my former farm neighbors Rueben and Bernadine Kruize from WY. They were in MN for a family reunion.
Extra news I did not have room for Past week open house at Riverview dairy, carol berg visitation, Kiwanis talent show some events at the old settlers reunion in Barrett along with a visit to Iver Aal in the home .block party at st John’s Donnelly ice cream social at St john’s starbuck ,Viking land band festival ,visiting Inga Mae urke at her home in Starbuck
I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) (BA in social science: history with a minor in history) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Brady Cardwell was a member of the all-camp team at the Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp
Sydney Beyer and Mac Kampmeier were married on June 27th
Good shepherd news: summer book club One Way Love starts July 12th after services,