Friday, October 23, 2009

donnelly news

Next edition Oct 24th - Oct 30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

We had the nicest day of the month on Sun with sun shine and temps in the 60's but most of the rest of the last week has been cloudy, cool, and rainy. Farmers took advantage of what nice weather we had to work on getting the beans out and some did start picking some corn. Dunns were one of them but Verle said everything was just so wet they just quit and he figured they might have to wait for a good hard freeze before they could do anything else.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: The services will be broadcast on Oct 25th on KMRS (1230 am)at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by Rev Judy Gellinske in memory of her parents Louis and Bud Kimball and grandparent’s Ethel and Chauncey Long and Christina and Albert Kimball.

Advance sale tickets for the St J beef supper on Nov 10th are now on sale at the parish office or call 246-3436 or 589-3155. The Kong fall festival is on Nov 22nd. There are also many other churches in the area that are having a meal and/or events in the upcoming weeks, I have listed some on my blog.

Confirmation will be held on Oct 25th at Kong at 8:30 a.m. The Kong Thrivent chapter will host a reception for the confirmands in the church basement after services. An open house for Aryn Parker (Mindy and Jacob Eystad) will be held at the Kong parish hall beginning at noon on the 25th. Everyone is welcome to attend all the confirmation events.

The S.S. kids will be singing at St J on Nov 1st not Oct 25th as previously announced.

Lou Eystad tells me that St J had a very successful fall festival on Oct 10th and wanted to thank everyone who came to it. Lavon Day of Morris won the quilt made by Lori Lerbs and was very happy to get it when Jim and Lou delivered it to her they sold her the ticket.

We want to welcome the newest member of the parish Jadeyn Mau who was baptized at Kong on Oct 18th. Her parents are Maynard and Lori; grandmother is Edna Mau. Among those attending her baptism and the brunch afterwards in her honor were Jim and Lou Eystad and Denny Anderson. It was also a birthday party for Lori Mau.

A quick reminder that there are video and audio tapes available for sale of the Sept 27 and Oct 10th informational meetings at Mt Carmel dealing with the ELCA assembly decision changing ordination standards, Contact me for details about ordering one.

Tina Didreckson at the museum informs me that they are planning a Christmas exhibit and are looking for memorabilia from Donnelly that merchants used to give out as customer appreciation gifts at Christmastime i.e. calendars, thermometers, kitchen utensils etc. If you have any please drop them off at the museum.

There will be a community learning/ fellowship event on Alzheimer’s disease at the Donnelly hall on Nov 1st beginning with a pot luck supper at 5 pm. It will be followed by a presentation by Lisa Denzer from Legacy Living along with a Q & A session.

There will be a Halloween party at the Donnelly Hall on Oct 31st beginning with games at 3:00 pm and costume judging beginning at 3:45 pm. At 4:30 pm there will be a pot luck meal at the hall. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 246-3451. This is a separate event from the Rendsville 4-h club which will be having their own Halloween party on the 1st.

On November 5th from 2 to 6 P.M. the Stevens County Genealogical Society will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with an open house at the Public Library (102 E 6th st) in Morris. Their will be tours of our resources, info about the club, coffee and bars and visiting. Everyone is welcome. Come help us celebrate. You can contact me for more info.

HD & co will be celebrating the 10th aniv of their store on Nov 6th and 7th and will be featured in the business showcase in the paper on the 31st.

Alexa Lee Raths was born on Oct. 5, 2009 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Tom and Amber Raths of Morris. Grandparents are Shane and Ruth Jones and Dick and Mary Lee Raths of Morris. Great grandmother is Irene Raths from Morris formerly of Donnelly.

Wally McCollar informs me that his uncle Howard Walker passed away on Oct 21st. His parents were Bob Sr and Elma Walker. His wife is the former Edna Gillespie of Chokio her niece is Donna (Duke) Eystad of Donnelly. Wally says the farm that he was born on in Morris twp is a century farm and still has some family living on it.

Heather Aanerud informs me that their daughter Savannah placed 7th in showmanship and 9th in Jr. Horsemanship at the WSPA completion held recently at the state fair show grounds in the Cities. Congratulations

Congratulations to Walt Biesterfield and Brad Backman for taking 2nd place at the Trinity (Alberta) pumpkin event held on Sept 27th. Their pumpkins weighed 250 lbs ea.

Oct 15th I attended the open house at the Legacy Living home in Morris as well as some of the other events of Scarecrow Day

Oct 18th several former Donnelly area residents and I were among a goodly crowd that attended the “Orphan Train” fund-raising dinner at the Legion in Morris sponsored by Zion Lutheran in Morris. After dinner I visited a former neighbor Ruth Strand at her house in Morris.

Oct 19th I attended the open house at the Accelerated Chiropractic Clinic in Morris. While I was visiting with the owner Dr Hamling and his wife they told they had lived in Donnelly for a while when they first moved to the area.

Several current and former Donnelly area residents were among the many family members and friends that attended the visitation and funeral for Betty Hurlbut at the United Methodist Church in Herman on Oct 19th and 20th. Her son Mike is a former Donnelly resident. I will miss her very much she was a good friend and we had a lot of nice visits over the years. Several times when I was getting ready to leave she would say “just a minute I have got some food in the freezer that I have been saving for you.” Dad thought her banana bread was some of the best he had ever had.

On Oct. 21st Pearl A. Anderson’s brother and sister in law Charlie and Yvonne of Breckenridge visited her at her home.

On Oct 21st the confirmands presented their faith statements to a group of family and friends at Kong. Thanks to the ladies who prepared and served the nice lunch.

Jim and Lou Eystad helped out at the ARC bazaar at the Legion in Morris on Oct 21st and said they had a very good turnout for the event.

A quick reminder on how to get news to me call 246-3227 ;219-1053 e-mail; snail mail 12103 cty rd 9 Donnelly, fax 302-361-5697 or at my containers at the PO & HD & CO in Donnelly and McCollar Jewelry in Morris.


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