Tuesday, July 27, 2010

deaths

Melvin wholers of Morris passed away on July 24th. he was preceded in death by his mother veronica of donnelly his funeral is sat at 10:30 am at assumption in Morris

Donna eystad Bahr of Morris passed away on July 26th. her family owns and operates eystad trucking of Donnelly6 she also has three son living in Donnelly duke (Donna) and Jamey (Kathy). Robert (Bernie) her funeral is Sat at 10:30am at first Lutheran.

Friday, July 23, 2010

class of '55 trio

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donnelly news

Next edition July 24th –July 30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you do not get the paper but want to read my column you can do so on the s-t website: my blog (donnellymnn.blogspot.com), or join my e-mail list.
Weather news: The past week has been hot and dry with only a few scattered showers in the area. Crops continue to look very good, the corn is probably the tallest it has ever been at this time of the year.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: there will be communion services on July 25th at 8:30 am at St J and 10:15 am at Kong. VBS kickoff will be on Aug 1st when Bethel of Herman will join the parish for joint services at St J at 10:30 am. Staff from Luther Crest will be leading the services followed by a pot luck dinner. This is a change from what was announced in the summer schedule.

Bethel of Herman will be joining the parish again this yr for VBS AUG 1-6TH AT St J conducted by staff from Luther Crest. If you have not yet registered your child (ren) for it please do so ASAP. Registration forms are available from either church office.

Thanks to Jeanne Ennen. Algene Larson and Karen Janachovsky for filling in for Pastor Judy while she was on vacation


Staff from St Luke's in Garfield will offer Lcmc services at Solem Lutheran church of rural Keng at 8:45 am. For more info call the church office at 320-834-2285

The following events will take place today Sat

There will be an ordination service for Seyward Mattson Ask at first Lutheran in Morris beginning at 2 pm


The LTD motorcycle ride will be held beginning in Monte going through Morris (about 3 pm) and ending up in Appleton. For more info call 320-333-8615


Threshing bee buttons are now on sale at various locations in Donnelly $5 in advance $6 at the gate. Posters are also out and are being posted in the area. If you want one, stop into HD & co in Donnelly.

Addison Smith was born on June 25 at SCMC to Chris and Janelle Smith. Grandparents are Leon and Marylyn smith of Donnelly, Lenord and Darlene Hout of red lake falls, great grandparents are Veronica Smith of Morris and Elsie Kalmia of Starbuck.

Wilma L. Matejka, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on July 20th. Survivors include a sister in law Lou (Eddie) Kopel of Donnelly. Graveside services will beheld at Summit centenary in Morris on July 31st at 10:30 am followed by a lunch at the Kopel farm

Ruth (Devick) Sands of St Anthony formerly of Donnelly passed away on July 17th. Two sisters Alice Holman and Corrine Jackson are among the family members that survive her.

Congratulations go out this wk to: Tyler Rouske who was recently named to WCC all conf team in boys track

To: Nick and Karen Daly, who recently celebrated their Golden wedding aniv.

To: the Bank of the West elementary sb team which won the championship. Katie Geise is a member of that team and her Dad, Brain was the coach. Becca Holland was a member of the Pederson granite team that finished as runner ups

To the CAHN cadets that won the championship at the chokio tournament. Levin strand is a member of that team.

To: Ashley Dohlen on her recent graduation from Bethel u

To: Sami Searle who was selected to participate in the FFA national leadership forum in Washington dc in June

July 16th the WCROC celebrated its centennial at their annual summer field day. Several crop tours showcased crops from the past 100 yrs. There was also a display of cream separating and hogs that were fed a diet from 100 and 60 yrs ago.

In the aft Wally McCollar & I and several ’55 classmates journeyed to Donnelly stopping at school, bank and HD & co before having lunch at Sax’s cafĂ©. I also spent some time with them poolside at the prairie Inn that eve. Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among the many that spent some time at Pomme De Park taking in some of the Relay for Life activities.

July 17th I traveled to Alberta for the sons of the American legion pancake feed. Later that day Herb Kloos and I were among those who took in the group workcamp picnic at Eastside Park. Later I represented my Mom and Aunt Mabel at the class of ’55’s banquet at the Prairie inn. Among the former Donnelly area residents in attendance were Eddie Speer, Wayne Sperr, JoAnn Frank Sonja Sather, Darrell Koehntop, David Aanerud, Curtis Sax, Wally McCollar, Mavis Chapman, and Maryann Manney.

The threshing Bee royalty were participants in the Benson kid’s day parade on July 17th

July 18th Jim and Lou Eystad attended the wcl worship service at the prairie inn in Morris. Afterwards they traveled to Hoffman for the Jeff Hagen benefit. Pearl A. Anderson also attended it. Joyce Steuck and I were among those who attended the farewell service, dinner and program for Rev Todd Matteson and his family at First Lutheran in Morris.

July 21st Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended the Thrivent picnic at Pomme De Park. Thanks to Lynn Shultz for providing the music.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

class of '55

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Monday, July 12, 2010

class of '55

You are invited to join the class of '55 as they celebrate their 55th class reunion on Sat July 17th at the Prairie Inn in Morris with a mini reunion of the Donnelly classmates on Fri July 16th. . You may do so at the following times and places: Fri aft in Donnelly , poolside at the Prairie Inn on Fri eve ,or Sat eve after the banquet about 7:30 pm.
For more info call Wally McCollar at 589-0127

Friday, July 9, 2010

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Next edition July 10th -16th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: Fans and a.c. have been given a good work out in the past week as we have had some hot and muggy weather. Corn and wheat continue too look very,very good while beans are still lagging some. some timely rains have helped the crops.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: Correction: On July 11th ,18th and 25th services will be at 8:30 am at St J and 10:15 am at Kong.

West Central Lutherans invites you to weekly worship service at the cougar room in the prairie inn in Morris at 9 am beginning on July 11th.

There will be a farewell potluck dinner and program for Rev Todd Mattson at First Lutheran on July 18th beginning at 11:30 am

Group work camps will be in the area from July 17th -24th doing various jobs. They are in need of ladders and volunteers for the wk for more info call 1-800-492-4805. This is the org that built the wheelchair ramp for Dad out here in '03.

The following events will be held today (Sat):

A benefit supper for Denny Bouressa will be held at the legion in Morris from 5:30-8:30 PM. Although he is now cancer free he still has other medical problems.

Former Donnelly residents Doddie Overson Williams and Elaine Overson Storck will have their second "Donnelly Girls" get-together at 1 PM at the Culvers Restaurant (13605 Northdale Boulevard) in Rogers, Minn. Any ladies who have ever lived in Donnelly are welcome to attend. Any questions, call Doddie at 763-477-5360 or Elaine at 612-385-8295

There will be an open house in honor of the golden wedding aniv of Janice and Milfred Kaehler at the Mark and Karen Janachovsky home (15763 510th ave.) near Donnelly from 1-6 PM. Their aniv was Mar 19th

The class of 2000 will have a reunion beginning at 7 PM at the tiger room of the prairie inn. For more info or to RSVP e-mail aliross630@yahoo.com.

The MAHS class of ’54 will have an informal get together during ppd in Morris for more info call (801)-518-8573.

The class of '55 will have their reunion on July 17 poolside of the prairie inn with a mini reunion of the Donnelly classmates on July 16th in Donnelly. FOR MORE INFO CALL 589-0127

the Don community club will meet on July 12th at 7 PM at the town hall

A PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18th at the Hoffman Community Center. Proceeds will help pay medical expenses for Jeff Hagen of Alexandria. Jeff is the son of Sheila and Lynn Schulz of Morris and grandson of Shirley Henrichs. He is partially disabled due to several surgeries and other health problems

The family of Lloyd Brandt is having a card shower for him in honor of his 90th birthday on July 18th. Cards may be sent to him at 103 school St.box 340 Belgrade MN. 56312

Lucille Miller of Morris passed away on Wed. among the family members that survive her is her granddaughter Lori (Maynard) Mau and their family of Donnelly

Doris Driggens of Morris passed away on July 4th. Among her survivors is her daughter Cheryl (Gordon) Lea of Donnelly and their family.
Former Donnelly area resident Roy "Sparky" Speer of Morris passed away on July 4th. Pearl A. Anderson and I were among those who attended his funeral on July 7th at Bethel In Herman. afterwards I visited Selma Bruse in her apt.
Lily Jayne Zimenova was born June 21, 2010 at Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wis. to Roman Zimen and Janet Zimenova of Marshall, Wis. Grandparents are Merlyn and Angie Schwartz of Donnelly and Janka Zimenova of Zilina, Slovakia.
Congratulations go out this week to: Rebekah Aanerud for winning reserve champion at the 4-h demonstration day held recently for her demonstration of "How to make horse hair jewelry".
To Fran Cin who was elected madame trustee of the Eagles auxiliary recently.
To Tom and Elaine Mohr for being named grand marshals of the Hancock 4th of July parade. tom is a former Donnelly area resident.
To:Wayne Rholoff (Ardelle Anderson)for being elected King of the Minnewaska Nursing Home

Thanks to Wally McCollar for the following info. The class of '55 had 77 members, about 12 were from Donnelly. The following Donnelly classmates are planning on returning (ladies listed by their maiden name) Curtis Sax, Wayne Sperr, Ruth Stambough, Edith Speer, David Aanerud, Joanne Frank, Mavis Chapman, Sonja Sather, Merle Riley and Wally McCollar. They will be bringing back a lot of memories as they tour the old school, the bank and the town before having lunch at Sax's cafe on Fri aft. Edith Speer went on to become the valedictorian of the class of '55. Last wk I mentioned that my Mom was their teacher, most of the classmates also had her sister Mabel as a teacher. She continued teaching in the area until 1953 when she accepted a teaching position in Chandler MN and she continued to teach in that area until retiring in 1980. In 1958 she married Vernon Van Olst of Chandler , he passed away in '68. She continued to make her home in that area until she passed away in 2002. Every yr she would make several trips up here to visit our family and other friends and family in the area until her health no longer permitted it. I have accepted Wally's invitation to represent Mom at the reunion. Anyone wishing to visit with the classmates may do so in Donnelly Fri aft, poolside at the prairie inn in Morris ,Fri eve ,or after the banquet on Sat eve (about 7:30 PM).

Denny Anderson and I were among the hundreds of people that attended the open house at West River dairy on June 24th. That eve I took in the Kiwanis talent show at Eastside Park. Holly Geise was one of performers and she placed 2nd. En route home I stopped to visit with Verle Dunn.
June 26th I attended the open house at the Northern Impression greenhouse in Morris.
June 27th I traveled to Willmar for the Willmar fest parade. Afterwards I visited Romna Fostervold at her home in rural Willmar.
the Donnelly threshing bee royalty along with members of the Mark Smith family were participants in the old settler’s reunion parade in Barrett on June 27th. After the parade a good crowd was on hand for the pork chop supper. After supper I visited Thelma Leegard in her apt.
June 27th I traveled to Alex and visited with a friend in the Bethany Home before taking in the Viking Land Band Festival. En route home I stopped at the Erickson Smith funeral home in Hoffman for visitation for Harry Westburg. His brother in law is a relative.
Several former choir members were among the many from the area that attended the MN All State Lutheran Choir concert in Glenwood on June 28, 2010
Emily Varmum was among the members of New Wine that had their homecoming concert at First Lutheran on June 30th. Tom Holland was a member of the crew. This was the last tour for Rev Mattson who has accepted another call and will be leaving Morris later this month.
July 1st I was among the family and friends that attended the funeral for Chuck Heinrich at First Lutheran in Morris , and visitation for Gen Braun at the funeral home. In the eve I took in the women's sb games in Donnelly and afterwards I visited with Jim & Lou Eystad
Threshing bee princes Kristina Johnson was among several current and former Donnelly area residents who were participants in the parade in Hancock on July 3rd. After the parade I watched the tr pull for a while. A quick reminder that there will be one at the threshing bee again this yr.

Kristina and Carrie Wilts (little miss princess) were participants in the Heritage days parade in Starbuck on July 4th and were also present at the Miss Minnewaska pageant afterwards. en route home I stopped to visit Darlene Christofferson and Don Rosholt in their homes.
Jerry and Joan Kopacek enjoyed their "Women's Week" at Luther Crest Bible Camp last week. Joan said she loved driving the new 4 seater Taxi (golf cart). Now they are back helping with the Quilt Auction today [10th].

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

deaths

Ray "sparky"Speer of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on July 3rd. His funeral is today (Wed) @ 2 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman.

Dorris Driggens of Morris passed away on July 4th. visitation is July at the Pederson funeral home in Morris ,services are Fri at 1st Lutheran in Morris.

Friday, July 2, 2010

donnelly news

Next edition July 3rd-9th

 

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: We continue to enjoy very nice weather, most days are sunny and mild and some good rains to go along with it. The crops look the best they have in many yrs esp. the small grains and corn which is about waist high in some places. Beans are lagging some they could use some warmer weather. Farmers with livestock are busy baling and chopping hay.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: On July 4th there will be joint services with Holy Communion at Kong at 10:30 am; followed by a flag raising ceremony, and a pot luck dinner. Note this is a change from what was announced earlier.

On July 11,18th and 25th services will be at 8:30 am at St. J and 10:15 am at Kong.

There will be a benefit supper for Denny Bouressa at the legion in Morris on July 10th from 5:30-8:30 PM. Although he is now cancer free he still has other medical problems.

West Central Lutherans invites you to weekly worship service at the cougar room in the prairie inn in Morris at 9 am beginning on July 11th.

 

 

 

Former Donnelly residents Doddie Overson Williams and Elaine Overson Storck will have their second "Donnelly Girls" get-together on July 10th at 1 pm at the Culvers Restaurant (13605 Northdale Boulevard) in Rogers, Minn. Any ladies who have ever lived in Donnelly are welcome to attend. Any questions, call Doddie at 763-477-5360 or Elaine at 612-385-8295

There will be an open house in honor of the golden wedding aniv of Janice and Milfred Kaehler at the Mark and Karen Janachovsky home (15763 510th Ave..) near Donnelly on July 10th from 1-6 PM. Their aniv was Mar 19th

The MAHS class of ’54 will have an informal get together during PPD in Morris for more info call (801)-518-8573. The class of 2000 will have a reunion on July 10th beginning at 7 PM at the tiger room of the prairie inn. For more info or to RSVP e-mail aliross630@yahoo.com.

The class of '55 will have their reunion on July 17 poolside of the prairie inn with a mini reunion of the Donnelly classmates on July 16th in Donnelly. FOR MORE INFO CALL 589-0127

Former Donnelly area resident Chuck Heinrich passed away on June 23rd in WY. His funeral was held on July 1st.

Lois Loher of Morris passed away on June 26th. A son Jerry Jr. (Jody) of Donnelly and their family are among the family members that survive her. I was among the many family and friends who attended her visitation and funeral on June 29th and 30th.

 

Former Donnelly area resident Genevieve Braun passed away on June 29th . Her funeral was July 2nd.

Congratulations go out this week to: Mike Chaick for being elected secretary of the Morris eagles club

To Brittany Schmiesing on her graduation from Northland community college in east Grand forks with "highest Honors" Her parents are Randy and Karla; grandparents Wally and Marlys Geise.

To Brady Jergenson and Becca Holland for winning the presidential academic award

Thanks to Wally McCollar for the following info. The class of '55 had 77 members, about 12 were from Donnelly. The following are planning on returning (ladies listed by their maiden name) Curtis Sax, Wayne Sperr, Ruth Stambough, Edith Speer, David Aanerud, Joanne Frank, Mavis Chapman, Sonja Sather, Merle Riley and Wally McCollar. They will be bringing back a lot of memories as they tour the old school and the town before having lunch at Sax's cafe on Fri. aft. Paul Ersted Jr. owner of the UFMSB will also give them a tour of the bank. Many of the classmates remember their parents such as Henry Speer, Arne Sather, Oscar Aanerud doing business at the bank with Paul Ersted Sr and his dad C. C. Ersted. Wally's dad "Mac" was the first owner of the restaurant now known as Sax's cafe building it from the bottom up with the help of Paul Sr right after W.W.II IN 45-46. Joanne remembers that her Dad, Art Frank, did a lot of business with the bank as the owner of the Gamble's hardware store. As history repeats itself the classmates tell us their families continue to do business with the bank. Edith Speer went on to become the valedictorian of the class of '55. The classmates say that after school they would walk across the schoolyard with their teacher June Ekholm (my mom) and have lunch at Mary and Buzz Olsen's parent's house. In 1949 she married my Dad, Emil Anderson, and lived on the farm north of Donnelly where I still live until she had a stoke in 1988 and moved to the nursing home in Morris before passing away in 1994. I have accepted Wally's invitation to represent Mom at the reunion. Anyone wishing to visit with the classmates may do so in Donnelly Fri. aft, poolside at the prairie inn in Morris ,Fri. eve or after the banquet on Sat eve (about 7:30 PM).

A little side note to the above story, my grandmother Thea Anderson never learned to speak English she only spoke Norwegian so when she had to do business in the bank she went to see CC Ersted because he spoke Danish and they were able to understand each other.

Rev Fredrick Jensen former interim pastor at Trinity-Alberta and good Shepherd Appleton was the guest preacher for the West Central Lutherans worship service on June 27th in Hancock. It was announced that some land has been donated near Morris and they will be moving the Good Shepherd church to it hopefully later this yr.