Next edition Nov 7th – Nov 13th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please note that I have a new cell # 320-287-1219.
As I was finishing my column last week it started to rain again which then turned to snow on Fri. This week started out promising with several days of sunshine but then it rained again on Tue. The forecast calls for sunny warm days this weekend hopefully it will come true. Some farmers were able to take advantage of the nice weather to get some beans and corn out but progress has been very slow. A neighbor said some of the corn they picked was about 28%. I talked to a friend who raises cattle and it has been hard on them too dealing with all the mud in the feedlots. He said they were fortunate as they can chop a lot of their corn.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J beef supper is Nov 10th at the Donnelly hall from 4:30-8 pm
Advance sale tickets are now on sale at the parish office or call 246-3436 or 589-3155.
Lefse baking day in preparation for the Kong fall festival on Nov 22nd will be held on Nov 14th at 9 am. Everyone is welcome to come and help. If you want to help please call 677-2784 so they have enough supplies on hand.
Videos of the Sept 27th and Oct 10th Mt Carmel events have been donated to the STJ/Kong parish and are available for checkout at the parish office.
Thanks to the S.S. kids for singing at St John’s on Nov 1st, always a delight to hear them.
The WCAWA chapter will resume its regular schedule with a meeting today (Sat) at Trinity Luth Church (700 Nevada Ave) in Benson. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 am program at 10 am. This will be a “town hall’ meeting to discuss the recent actions of the ELCA assembly in Minneapolis and how we can respond. Everyone is welcome. Video and audio tapes of the Sept 27th and Oct 10th events at Mt Carmel as well as some other church related video’s will be for sale there and there will also be copies available of some of the handouts distributed at them and the one in Willmar. For more info call 795-2477.
On my blog site I have posted a copy of an e-mail I got from “Weddings and More Video Services” of Glenwood that lists the most popular church/WA related DVD/cd’s that they have for sale. I will also print it and post it the narthex’s of our churches.
HD & co 10th aniv celebration and open house concludes today (Sat)
Learning Unlimited will meet on Nov 11th at 1 pm at the St Co Museum. The program will be “American Indians and the US: New perspective” presented by Julie Peletier and Bert Ahern.
There will be an 80th birthday party for Agnes Kruize at the Old #1 Southside in Morris on Fri Nov 13th from 7-11 pm No gifts please.
The Crazy sisters Market will have a ladies night out at the Nat Guard Amory in Morris from 5:30-8 pm on Nov 13th. They are also the featured business on the KMRS-KKOK web page.
Congratulations to Sami Searle who recorded two firsts and a fourth place finish at the state horse show in St Paul recently. Cammi and Rebekah Aannerud were part of a horse and hippology judging team at the event; Rebecca finished 10th individually in Sr. horse judging.
Britney Marie Woodke was born on November 1, 2009 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Derek and Elysia Woodke of Hoffman. Grandparents are Steve and Molly Woodke, Morris; Bruce Riedner, Morris; and Cindy Riedner, Morris. Great grandparents are Irene Riedner, Alberta and the late Don and Bev Woodke.
Ben Dorweiler was born on Oct 23rd to Matt and Anna; grandparents are Dennis and Karleen (Bakken) Wernsing of Chokio great grandfather is Clarence Geise of Donnelly.
One of the new teachers at the H_N School this year is Sara (Gulbrandson) Larson; her parents are Jeff and Cindy; grandmother is Arlene.
David Flugel and I attended the non profit workshop at the Ag Country Services building in Morris on Oct 29th. This was a follow-up to the summit held last month.
Several of us from the area attended the “Costumed for a Cure” open house at the bank in Donnelly on Oct 30th.
Jim and Lou Eystad were among those from the area who attended the community Halloween party and meal afterwards on Oct 31st. Thanks to our royalty and their families and every one else who helped out for all the hard work they put into making the event a success and to everyone who contributed food for the meal. Special thanks to the judges who had their work cut out for them again this year as there were a lot of great costumes. Thanks also to the area business that furnished prizes, breverages, and other items for the event.
On Nov 1st the Rendsville 4-h club hosted a well attended Halloween party for area 4-h clubs at the Donnelly fire and community halls with a hay ride afterwards. In the eve Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the potluck supper and the presentation afterwards on Alzheimer’s disease at the community hall by Lisa Denzer of Legacy Living in Morris. We were also among those who attended the St Co Rep party mtg at Detoy’s in Morris on Nov 2nd. We made plans for the fall rally on Nov 17th. Enroute home I stopped to visit Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly.
The St Co Gen Soc had a short meeting on Nov 3rd at the library in Morris to put the finishing touches on the plans for their 25th aniv celebration.
Many of us from the area took in the lutefisk supper at First Lutheran on Nov 4th. It was very, very good. Many of you may have read the looking back section of the Morris S-T several weeks ago; where Kong served 900 people at their supper 40 years ago.
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the funerals for Lucille Anderson on Nov 2nd.