this post will contain what I have written vs what gets published in the paper
Next edition Oct 2nd Oct 8th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
After enjoying several weeks of summer like weather, fall made its appearance over the weekend with some very cool temps. It did get down below freezing on Tue a.m. here but I did not think it hurt the crops too much. Bean harvest is under way and I did see one farmer chopping corn for silage.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J Fall festival is Oct 10th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Their beef supper will be held on Nov 10th; the Kong fall festival is scheduled for Nov 22nd.
There will be special congregational meetings on Oct 11th after services at both Kong and St J for the purpose of voting on calling a new pastor for the parish. Please plan to attend
Thanks to the S.S. kids for singing at Kong on Sept 27th, and to the confirmands for sharing their experiences during their visit to the “Churches United for the Homeless” shelter in Morehead on the 26th.
It has been a while since I have mentioned the prayer chain that our parish has. It is open to anyone to use to ask for prayer for themselves, a family member, friend, acquaintance etc., who are sick, in sorrow or a special occasion such as a birth. Guidelines for using it are posted in the narthex of each church or contact the parish office for more info.
There will be an open house baby shower for the baby to be of Josh Erdahl and Kayla Harstad on Oct 3rd at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris from 10:30 -11:30 am
An open gathering for interested ELCA members is being held today (Sat) from 9:00 am to noon at Calvary Lutheran church (302 Olena Ave) in Willmar. The gathering, generated by recent church wide assembly decisions, is sponsored by Word Alone, but is not a Word Alone meeting. For more info call 795-2477. Note this event will replace the regular WCWA meeting scheduled for Oct 3rd. The next chapter meeting will be Nov 7th.
On Wednesday, October 7, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., at the Morris Elementary School concert hall there will be a community forum on “Coping with the Cost of Health Care” .The event is co-sponsored by Learning Unlimited and Service Learning (Morris Community Education). A panel presentation by students and local stakeholders will be followed by open discussion. Coffee, juice and donuts will be available.
The Dom Community Club will meet at the town hall on Oct 12th at 7 pm.
Congratulations to Jenna Heinrich and Jim Burough who were married on July 18th .The couple is now living in Owatonna
Congratulations to Sami Searle who won two firsts and a fourth at the state youth 4-h horse show held at the sate fair showground’s recently.
Congratulations to Amanda Henrichs of Donnelly and Josh Anderson who were married in Alex on Sept 19th
Congratulations to Wade Backman who was crowned homecoming king at MAHS; to Jake Long who was crowned at West Central Area on Sept 21st and also to Nicole Gillespie who was crowned homecoming queen at C-A on Sept 14th. Wade’s parents are Steve and Cathy; Jake’s are Sherman and Sherry; Nicole’s are Curt and Judy. Steve, Sherman and Judy are all former Donnelly area residents. Nicole was also named to the all tournament team at the VB tournament at UMM recently.
Margaret Miller of Morris passed away Sept 23rd. Some of the family members that survive her include her daughter, Jeanne (Dan) Koehntop of Donnelly, a brother, William (Gen) Braun of Morris formerly of Donnelly as well as several nieces, nephews and other family members in the Donnelly area. Wally McCollar and I along with many others from the area attended her visitation on Sept 25th at the funeral home. En route to Morris I stopped to visit my aunt Peal A. Anderson.
Deborah Denise Pritchard of Walker passed away on Apr 12th. Her mother is Alice (Devick) Hallman of Morris formerly of Donnelly.
Janet Riley of Morris passed away Sept 29th, her funeral was held on Oct 1st at Assumption church. Her son Eric (Jen) Riley and their family of Barnesville, formerly of Donnelly, are among the family members who survive her.
Melvin Reynolds of Cyrus formerly of Donnelly passed away on Sept 19th. Jim and Lou Eystad were among the family and friends who attended his funeral on Sept 24th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus.
Emily Lou Oachs was born on Sept 18th to Kelly and Chrissy Oachs of Herman. Grandparents are Ben Delong Jr. of Brainerd; Janet Hoernemann of Herman great grandparents are Pat Hoernemann of Morris and Ben and Yvonne Delong Sr.
Sept 26th a good crowd was on hand for the auction at the 4 Wheel ranch of rural Morris. En route to the sale I stopped by Craig Loge’s moving sale. They are moving to Morris and their son Kevin and his family will be moving onto the farm. They have been good friends and neighbors of our family for many years and I will miss them. In the evening I spent some time at the wedding dance for Carla and Adam Ritter at the Eagles Club in Morris. Carla is a relative of mine.
Jim and Lou Eystad & I were part of an overflow crowd of about 600 people that attended the WA regional meeting at Mt Carmel in Alex on Sept 27th. Pr Jaylan Clark president of WA, Bishops Wohlrabe and Rindy shared their thoughts on the aftermath of the recent ELCA assembly. A video and/or audiotape of the meeting will be available in the future call 795- 2477 for more info. After the meeting it was off to Morris where a good crowd was on hand for the Faith Discovery Series at the MAHS Auditorium.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the community meal at the Morris Sr. Center on Sept 28th.
A good crowd attended the Resource Connections Non-Profit Summit on Sept 30th at the Old # 1 in Morris. Many non- profit org from Stevens County were represented at the meeting. In the eve I took in the MCCL fall tour at St Mary’s school in Morris.
On Sat Sept 19th Jim and Lou Eystad were guests Shawn and Wendy Sansack for Delia’s 12th birthday and Kourtney’s 5th birthday. On Sept 20th they were to the “Sing a Long” at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman.