Friday, April 30, 2010


Next edition May 1st –may 7th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you put an announcement in one of my boxes please put your name on it so I can contact you if I need more info.
Weather news: Temps have continued to remain mild although the nights still remain cool. Some rain over the weekend has helped freshen things up and give the crops a little boost. Farmers are busy taking advantage of the nice weather to get their crops in. It looks like most of the corn is in .My neighbor said they have prepared the ground but have not planted any beans yet and will probably wait until next week to do so. Some of the early crops are already up
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: May 23rd is baccalaureate Sun. Everyone who has a graduate(s) in the parish this yr is asked to submit their name(s) to the parish office.
Our parish, in conjunction with Bethel Lutheran of Herman, will again be participating in a VBS day camp, led by counselors from Luther Crest on Aug 1-5th, from 9-4 pm. Registration forms may be obtained from either parish office.
WordAlone Ministries will meet today (Sat) at Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Chokio, coffee at 9:30 am; program at 10 am. Prof. Jon Sorum will speak on "Why We Need a New Beginning". Everyone welcome
There will be an area Lutheran worship service at the Hancock community center on May 2nd at 10 am. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 392-5670
There will be an ndp gathering on may 6th at noon at the library in Morris and also at the community building in E.L.
The red Hat society will meet on May 3rd at sax’s café at 9 am. Those attending are asked to bring a small plant for exchange.

The st co gen soc will meet on May 6th at 1:30 pm at the library in Morris.

The Donnelly com club will meet on May 10th at 7 pm at the community hall.

The Viking bookmobile stops in Donnelly on the first and third Mon of ea month from 3:30-4pm

Last week I mentioned that Bailey Armstrong had won a poster contest at the WCA elementary school. The contest was sponsored by the MN rural water assoc in celebration of Nat. water wk. Her poster went on to state competition where it was judged to be the best in the state. It will be featured on the cover of MWRA’S technical mag 2010 summer edition. Several members of her family traveled to Keng for the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to the silver pewee hockey team that won the dist 15 b2 championship in hockey on Feb. 21st. Brady Jergenson is a member of that team and his dad Rob is a coach.

Congratulations to the MAHS track team that won the Minnewaka track meet and placed 2nd in the Morris invite. Tyler Rouske is a member of that team he finished 5th in the sprints at Minnewaka and 3rd in Morris and 3rd at Minnewaka and 6th in Morris in the long jump.

An open house Baby shower will be held for Trent and Robyn Grossman today (Sat) from 2-4 pm at the Morris sr center. Trent is the son of Tim and Tammie Grossman and grandson of Bob and Myrna Tomalla.

Katie Braaten and Adam Erickson are engaged and plan to be married on July 31, 2010 at Long Lake Lodge in Brandon. Katie is the daughter of Barry and Jodie Braaten of Glenwood. Adam is the son of Mark and Deb Erickson of Donnelly and grandson of Evelyn Raasch of Morris.

Avery Ryan Kellen was born on April 19, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Ryan and Tanya Kellen of Norcross. Grandparents are Patrick and Sheryl Waste of Maple Lake, Douglas Gulbrandson of Herman and Marsha Kellen of Wheaton and David Kellen of Herman. Great grandparents are Pearl Struck of Rogers, Sylvia Volker of Herman, Levern and Laura Kellen from Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Kenneth A. Spittle, age 89, of Hendricks, Minnesota, passed away on April 9, 2010. Among his survivors is his daughter in law Colleen Spittle and family of E.L. He was preceded in death by his son Sid who was the manager of the Donnelly co-op for many years.

Grace Dosdall Heinrich, age 84 of Coon Rapids, passed away on April 13, 2010. Among the family that survives her are a brother and sister in law Chuck Heinrich and Phyllis Dyer of Morris formerly of Donnelly. She was preceded in death by her husband Fredrick and brother in law Julius.

Phyllis Smith of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on Apr 28th. Her funeral is today (Sat) at first Lutheran in Morris at 2:30 pm

On Apr. 23 and 24th I traveled to United Lutheran in E.L. for a sad and a happy occasion involving two old family friends. On Fri I was among the many family and friends who attended the memorial service for Hank Schroeder. He had a store on main St in E.L. for many yrs so when we were up for “Crazy Daze’s” during Flekefest we always had to go into the store to say “hi” to him. On Sat many of us returned to the church for the 90th birthday party for Dorothy Westrom she is Torrey’s grandmother. Earlier in the day I attended the "ABC" sale at Zion in Morris and was among a good crowd at the arts festival at MAHS.

A good crowd of family and friends was on hand on Apr 25th at Kong to help Lou Eystad and Denny Bourassa celebrate their birthday’s

Apr 26th a good crowd was on hand for the community dinner at the sr center in Morris. Enroute home I stopped in to visit Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.

Apr 28th I stopped in to visit my aunt Pearl (Albert) Anderson at her home in Donnelly

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