Friday, June 18, 2010

donnelly news

Next edition June 19th 25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish my dad a happy father’s day in heaven.
Weather news: The weather during the past wk has been "just what the dr. ordered" for crops some substantial rains and sunny mild days.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: There will joint services at St J on June 27th at 8:30 am

West Central Lutherans invites you to another open worship service at the Hancock community center at 10 am on June 27th.

A Bridal shower for Adam Erickson bride to be of Katie Braaten will be held today (Sat) from 10-11:30 am at the Kong parish Hall

There will be an open house bridal shower for Amber Kruize, bride to be of Scott Melberg, today Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Hall in Chokio and from 1-3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Her parents are Brain and Peg, grandparents Harry and Corrine and Nancy and Glen Knopp and Art and Carol Durkee

WCMCA is looking for volunteers to help out with their group work camp coming up in mid July as well as ladders they can use for the week. For more info call 1-800-492-4805

There will be Little League games at Aanerud field in Donnelly at 6 PM on following days June, 21st & 22nd. There will also be some women’s SB games there on June 28th at 7 pm and on July 1 @ 7:15 pm The Rendsville 4-h will be manning the concession stand.
The MHS class of ’54 will have an informal get-together during ppd in Morris for more info call (801)-518-8573. A quick reminder that the class of ’55 will have their reunion on July 16 and 17th

Pete Schmidt of Duluth passed away on June 6th. Family members that survive him include a niece Lisa (Mike) Melchert
Lori Backman and Craig Eveslage are pleased to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Doug and Carol Backman of Alberta, and Dan and Rita Eveslage of Greenwald, her grandmother is Liz Aschman.
An open house bridal shower for the couple will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Chokio.
Madelyn Kay Raths was born May 30, 2010 Norfolk, Va. to Brian and Michelle Raths of Norfolk, Va. Grandparents are Robert and LeAnn Raths of Fergus Falls and Scott and Char Beckland of Millville. Great grandparents are Irene Raths of Morris formerly of Donnelly and Allenor Goddard of Farmington, formerly of Morris.
I have one more grad to recognize Cody Amundson (WCA) his parents are Gary and Diane grandfather is Cliff Bjorlin.
Congratulations to Ashley Mecklenburg for winning the Rick Luken scholarship at MAHS
Rebecca Erickson won the Curtis Van Horn scholarship.
Congratulations to Levin Strand for winning a perfect attendance record at the H_N School. He also won a spelling award
Congratulations to Samantha Larson, Paige and Landon Strand for receiving green hand awards for the H-N FFA
Congratulations to the 13 u baseball team which recently won the Alex tournament and thus qualified for a berth in the state tournament to be held in Marshall 7/23-25. Vance Gullickson is their coach his son Bo and Riley Biesterfeld (Kathi says his name was omitted from the picture in the paper) are members of that team
The 14 u team is also headed to their state tournament in Austin on July 23-25th after winning the Marshal tournament. Bryce Jergenson is a member of that team his dad Rob is the coach.
Tyler Rouske and the MAHS Track team concluded a very successful season by winning the section tournament at Concordia and competing in the state tournament
Congratulations to Nicole Gillespie who won a society of women engineers for outstanding achievement in science and math award. She was also named to the pheasant conf all conf SB team and won an all state academic award.
On June 9th several members of the Don Com club got together to power wash the depot on the Threshing bee grounds in preparations for getting it painted.
On June 10th after attending part of the center for small towns’ symposium at umm I had an opportunity to talk to David Flugel and he was very pleased with the turn out for both days.
In the eve it was off the Kiwanis talent show. Jordan Nieland, Jerry Sander and John Franey were the winners
June 12th Verle and Della Dunn and I took in the Rincke auction in Morris, afterwards it was off to Chokio for the community picnic parade. Our threshing Bee royalty were participants as was Kendra Speer who is the area pork ambassador. The Cyrus parade was cancelled due to rain.
In the eve I took in the visitation for Earnest Beir at the funeral home then it was off to heartland motors for the retirement open house for Bill Dripps.
After church at Kong on June 13th I had an opportunity to visit with my former neighbor Arne Sather.
6/13 Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the WC Lutheran worship service in Hancock on June 12th and also the gospel sing along at the Eden reformed church in Herman in the eve. Afterwards I visited with Selma Bruse at the Pullman house.
Two good games of Little League bb were played in Donnelly on June 14 and 15th. Prior to the game on the 15th I took in the open house at Anderson Acres of rural Alberta.
Joan Kopeck and Howard Hennen were among those who predicated in the Flag Day program on June 14th.
As I have stated before one of the “perks’ of doing this job is hearing from various former Donnelly area residents. The latest was Dr Howard Larson. He lives in Idaho and has been “partially” retired since ‘91

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