Friday, August 27, 2010
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Due to the Labor Day weekend I have an early deadline Tue Aug. 31st so I will need any news by Mon eve. I will also check my boxes on Tue so be sure you put any news in them on Sat.
Weather news: some welcome rains and mild weather during the past week has given area crops a good boost towards the finish line.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: The parish will be leading the services under the big top tent at the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 29th with Tom and Pearl Horning providing the music. There will be no services at either church. There will be joint services at Kong on Sept 4 at 8:30 am.
Tammy Speer is again coordinating a Feed my starving children packing event at the MAES cafeteria on Aug. 31st , Sept 1st, and 2nd. Contact the Morris e Free Church office at 589-2808 to sign up for a shift or more info. The STJ/Kong parish will be packing on Sept 1st from 11am-1pm
Due to the Labor Day weekend WAM will meet on Sept 10th AT St J of rural Starbuck.
The threshing bee or as we like to call it our “family reunion” is this weekend. Events start today (Sat) with a pancake breakfast at 7 am and concludes with a dance at the hall featuring “pure County” There are two new events today an “Amazing Race” and kids games. Doug Ohman returns with a new presentation on country churches under the big top tent at 5:30 pm. if you have not had a chance to see him before please make plans to do this year as he is very, very good. Sun starts out with the open air church service and concludes with the horse pony pull. I hope many of you will plan on spending the weekend in Donnelly. If you cannot but want to see some of the displays fill free to come up on Fri eve and look around. The grounds are located on the se corner of Donnelly.
There will be a lot of activities (threshing, shingle mill, gas engines, corn shelling etc.) displays in the schoolhouse and depot and on the grounds and a flea market both days. This year’s feature is Allis Chalmers and I see there are already some combines tractors and other machinery on display. For more info call Barry Gades 320-795-237 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, demonstrate, play, sing etc. all you need do is just show up. The headquarters are located in the depot so if you have any questions or need more info about something just stop in and talk to whoever is at the desk. The phone # for the grounds is 246 3272 Also this year the officers will be wearing special caps and shirts to identify themselves. St J will have their sweet shop, St Charles (Theresia’s) the hamburger stand and Kong will again serve dinner on Sat and Sun. I will have my golf cart on the grounds for use by handicapped individuals.
A work night will be held on Aug. 31st at 6:30 pm to take down the fences and put things away. Please remember that any help by anybody during, and/or after the bee is greatly appreciated so if you are willing to help just show up. “Many hands make light work”. I can also use help to put the chairs back in the depot on Sun eve.
There is a web site http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com with more info about the bee on it. This is an independent web site and not affiliated with the Donnelly community club. There are posters up around the area, ads in area papers ,2333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 `1and event schedules will be posted on the grounds and in the depot. Admission is by a button which is good for both days.
There are some events that are going on outside of the bee today, there will be a motor cycle ride from “the place to be” starting at 12:30 PM and in the eve at 9 pm there will be pro karaoke/DJ. They will also be opening at noon on sun. The rod and gun club will hold their annual turkey shoot at Harstad’s slough from 12-4 pm. I know there will be at least one rummage sale in town and possibly others.
NHAS will have their customer appreciation supper at Pomme De Park in Morris on Aug 30th from 5-7 pm. They will have a plot tour at their plot north of Herman on Sept 2nd. For more info call 246-3239 or 1- 800-642-1077
Due to a schedule conflict there will be no St co Gen soc mtg in Sept the next mtg will be in Oct.
The red hatters will meet on Sept 7th at 9 am at Sax’s café in Donnelly note change to day due to the Labor Day holiday.
An open house baby shower for Carla and Adam Ritter of Donnelly will be held today (Saturday), from 1-4 p.m., at the Old #1 basement.
Marty Alan Fehr was born on August 17, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Mitch and Abbie Fehr of Morris Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Fehr, Mark and Mick Ekren and Vance and Kim Gullickson all of Morris.
Wade Crummie of Donnelly passed away Aug. 22nd. His funeral was held on Aug. 27th at the funeral home
Congratulations to Mandi (Kloos) Koehntop who recently became the director of human services at the WWV in Morris.
Congratulations to Kellen Erdahl who won the boys bike at the St co fair.
Congratulations to the following award winners in the Cougar Basketball camp 1st grade 3rd place layups and 1st place layups Brandon Jergenson (rob and Peggy), 2nd place layups and first place layups Jackson loge (Kevin and Shannon)
Stops at the Swan Lake research farm and the Karl Retzlaff farm were part of the annual field day sponsored by the NCRC in Morris on Aug. 19th. In the eve Andy brevig and I took in the summer picnic celebration at the WWV. It was an opportunity to see and visit with some of the residents there. En route home I stopped to visit my aunt Pearl A. Anderson.
Samantha Larson was one of the H_N FFA’s who helped prepare and serve the community picnic at Lakeside seed warehouse in Herman on Aug. 20th.
Ken and Esther cline and I were among those who enjoyed the SAL sweet corn and pork chop supper at the American Legion on Aug 21st.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who took in some of the events at the Niemackl Lake park day on Aug 22nd. I had the opportunity to climb to the top of newly rebuilt observation tower it provides a very nice view of the area.
Pat Smith and I were among the family and friends who attended the “hope and healing picnic” sponsored by the Pederson funeral home at Pomme De Park on Aug. 23rd. Later it was off to Donnelly for the “meet the candidates” forum at the Donnelly Hall. This year’s queen candidates are Sara Stallman (Jeff and Marilynn) Paige Strand (Kelly) little Miss Donnelly candidates are Logan Mau (Maynard and Lori) Samantha Greiner (Greg and Donna) Bailey Armstrong (Jason and Nicki) and Kellie Wilts (Doug and Ellen).
Jack and John Kopacek and I enjoyed being part of the good crew that helped put up fences and make other preparations for the bee. Thanks to bob Burner for the use of the co-op forklift, Corrine Larson –Tuffton for again supplying the treats for the workers and everyone who turned out to help.. The depot looks fantastic after it was painted and a new roof added.
Several former Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended the community picnic at Eastside Park in Morris on Aug 25th. En route home I stopped by the threshing bee grounds to take a look around.
Pearl A. Anderson and several members of her family attended her granddaughter’s wedding on Aug. 21st.
Delano, Steve & Theresa Fuhrman rode on mountain trails
Our trip through beautiful Glacier Park, Montana in Aug
Goodbye from Rev. Tom Zehnder, LCMS World Mission & Dr. Matt Harrison,
LCMS World Relief & Human Care
Delano with our grandchildren Michael, Drew, Brian (our son), Meg, Brian's
wife Robin, Marisa & Heather
Laura (our daughter) & Ray Thielke & Linda at horse camp at Maplewood State
Park in Minnesota
Receiving a goodbye gift, a shirt and hat made of country cloth, from the
Lutheran church in Sierra Leone
MEYER MISSION NEWS
The Lord is my Strength
With a great deal of joy we reflect upon our Lord’s goodness to Linda and me over the years he has given us as career missionaries serving with LCMS World Mission and partnering also with LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped. Psalm 28:7
We thank God that he has given us the privilege to serve Him sixteen years in Africa. It is truly an act of divine grace that we could have such a challenging, exciting, rewarding and growing experience. We thank our friends in Africa and America for the joy of working with so many fine Christian men and women.
Traveling in big cities to remote villages at the end of a dirt path has been a remarkable experience. At every location we have reached, there have been people who received us so cordially. The warmth and hospitality of Africans encouraged and invigorated us. The variety of housing and accommodations was awesome; at one time we had the joy of being with LCMS volunteer Sue Hasselbring out in a bushman’s camp in a cattle post in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. Looking back at our experiences thus far, we can only say, “Thank you Lord”. We say with St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:14 “I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ.”
Reflecting upon our last days in Sierra Leone is a study in feelings and emotions as we began sorting documents in our office with frustration at the sheer volume of material accumulated over several years. Anxiety describes our feelings as we sorted and packed our belongings trying to decide what item deserved a trip back to USA and what items should be given away, noting the days were moving on quickly and our departure date was coming sooner and sooner. Sadness describes our feelings as we said goodbye to friends we had known in West Africa. We felt gladness that our time of being away from family and friends was coming to an end, and we hoped to spend far more time in the future with children, grandchildren and friends.
In the photos included in this letter you will see some of the activities we have enjoyed since our return to the USA at the end of May.
Thank you Together in Mission (TIM) supporters
Thank You to those congregations who have supported us through the Together in Mission (TIM) program. Our support under the TIM program ends in October 2010. We ask that you continue supporting LCMS missionaries. There are many great people who need continued prayer and financial support to be able to serve. Possibly you already know individuals and families who you would like to support. If your congregation needs ideas, please contact the TIM coordinator for LCMS WM, Debra Feenstra (email@example.com).
Thank you to all supporters
Linda and I are most appreciative of the kind prayers on our behalf, personal encouragement and financial support of so many dear Christian friends. Some of you supported us through LCMS World Mission and others supported projects of LCMS World Relief & Human Care that enabled us to travel and train folks in many locations of West Africa. Please continue to support LCMS missionaries and projects.
Linda and I have been asked to serve as volunteers in Tanzania and possibly Ethiopia for several weeks in January, February or March of 2011.
Rev. Claude Houge, who is the LCMS World Mission Area Facilitator for East Africa, asked us to do agricultural training and has submitted the following project to help cover costs for airline tickets, training materials, transportation, food and lodging within the countries of service. This project is revenue dependent, meaning that if funding does not come in, the teaching we hope to do will not be funded. The LCMS World Mission project description is as follows:
Agricultural Project Consultancy – East Africa # 710-61007
Agricultural consultancy provides East Africa Lutheran church bodies the ability to build capacity for sustainability and self-sufficiency. Church bodies are helped by LCMS volunteer agricultural consultants. The church gathers local farmers so that they can learn better methods of farming in line with Biblical principles in family living and resource management. Revenue Dependent: $16,500
For those of you who are willing and able to financially support this agricultural training, please send your support for us to either Mission Central or LCMS World Mission. See their addresses below:
40718 Highway E16
Mapleton, Iowa, 51034-7105
Designate on check memo line: #710-61007 Agricultural Project Consultancy – East Africa
LCMS World Mission
PO Box 790089
St. Louis, MO 63179-0089
Designate on check memo line: #710-61007 Agricultural Project Consultancy – East Africa
Our September & October Speaking Schedule
September 11 MN North Dist LLL Convention at Lutheran Island Camp begins at 9:00 AM.
September 12 St. John Lutheran Church, northeast of Ada, MN, 9:30 AM Coffee, speaking at 10:30 service followed by potluck meal and mission photo presentation
September 26 St. John Lutheran, Elizabeth, MN at 9:00 AM
September 26 Zone LLL Rally at Trinity Lutheran, Ortonville, MN beginning at 3:00 PM
October 9 St. Paul Lutheran, Carroll, Iowa, Saturday evening presentation
October 10 St. Paul Lutheran, Sioux City, Iowa, presentation at Bible Class at 9:30 AM Services are at 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Thank God for safe travel as we arrived back to Minnesota on May 29th with all of our luggage.
We thank God for His guidance and protection as we served in several countries within Africa. Pray that the seeds of the Gospel that were planted will grow into a harvest of souls for the kingdom of God.
Please pray for safety as we travel and thank supporters face to face over the next months and years.
Please pray for the Lord’s guidance as we have opportunity to serve as LCMS WM short-term volunteers in East Africa in 2011.
2 Corinthians 5:15 “He died for all people so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
In Jesus our Savior and Lord,
Delano & Linda Meyer
61203 150th St.
Chokio, MN 56221
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Mon 8/23 7 pm meet the queen candidates 7pm town hall
8/24 6:30 pm work night at grounds to put up fences and get things ready
8/25 and 26th informal workdays on the grounds
8/27 final work day and night to get things ready
8/28 and 29th the bee
8/31 work night to take down fences and put things away
for a full schedule see donnellythreshingbee.com
other events in town during the wkend
DJ crank it up at the place to be in donnelly on Fri eve
another DJ on Sat eve also at the the place to be
motorcycle ride Sat aft leaving from the place to be
Pearl A Anderson will be having a sale at her shop next to sax's cafe
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weather during the past wk. has been almost a repeat of last week very hot and humid with a few showers sprinkled in to freshen things up. Some farmers have been spraying for aphids in the area. Crops continue to look fantastic.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: Communion services will be held on Aug 22nd at both churches. This is a change from what was announced in the summer schedule. The parish will be leading the services under the big top tent at the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 29th. There will be no services at either church.
Pederson funeral home will have a picnic of hope and healing on Aug. 23rd at main shelter at Pomme De Terre park (602 cty hy 10) Morris beginning at 5:30 pm. Please rsvp by calling the funeral home at 589-3220 or e-mail mail@pedersenfn.Com
The threshing bee is Aug 28 and 29th. This week I will highlight some of Sunday’s activities which start out with an open air church service, with music by Tom and Pearl Horning, classic car show and awards, the big parade through town and conclude with the horse and pony pull.
There will be a lot of activities (threshing, shingle mill, gas engines, corn shelling etc.) displays in the schoolhouse and depot and on the grounds and a flea market both days. This year’s feature is Allis Chalmers. For more info call Barry Gades 320-795-237 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, demonstrate, play, sing etc.
There will be a work night at the threshing bee grounds on Aug 24th at 6:30 PM to put up fences and get ready for the bee. A 2nd work night will be held on Aug. 31st to take down the fences and put things away. Any help by anybody before during or after the bee is greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work. I can also use help to take the chairs out of the depot on Fri eve and put them back on Sun eve.
There is a web site http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com with more info about the bee on it. This is a independent web site and not affiliated with the Donnelly community club
Mae Anderson of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on Aug 13th, her funeral was held on Aug 17th at First Lutheran of Morris
Wayne rohloff of Morris passed away on Aug 16th. Family members that survive him include his wife Ardelle (Anderson) and her family
Lyla Jystad of Rochester passed away on Aug 12th. Her late husband Torgney was the pastor at Kong in the early 60’s
Congratulations to Nicole Gillespie who has been accepted at UMM and will be a member of the cougar VB team.
Congratulations to the Morris Eagle’s amateur bb team that recently won their division of the Land of Duck’s league and the league tournament. Andrew Loher was a member of that team
Joyce Steuck and I were among the many that enjoyed the events and displays at the St co fair over the weekend. Bernice Erdahl and Judy Johnston won grand championships in the homemakers building; Clarence Geise and Michelle Papesh were winners in the open class. The Rendsville 4-h club had the grand champion reporters note and the reserve champion sec book with the Stampede club receiving honorable mention. “Grandpa’s Toyland” had visitors from France and England over the weekend. Individual 4-h results are too numerous to mention so be sure to read the supplement in this paper in the future which will include a list of 4-h results.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Lyla Jystad, 83, Rochester, MN formerly of Dilworth, died August 12, 2010 at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester.
Lyla June Larson, the daughter of Theodore and Esther (Boraas) Larson, was born on March 7, 1927 in Wanamingo, MN. She grew up in Wanamingo and began working at her father’s drug store at the age of six. Lyla proudly completed high school and attended college. In 1949, she graduated from Augsburg College earning her BA degrees in music, education and biology. She began her teaching career in Evansville, MN where she worked for two years and then taught at Groveland Elementary School in Minnetonka, MN for the following two years. On August 25, 1951, Lyla was united in marriage to Torgney Jystad. The couple made their first home in Eagle Bend, MN, where Torgney served as pastor of five congregations. Throughout the years, Lyla and Torgney served many parishes including Morris/Donnelly/Cyrus; Christ the King Lutheran, Moorhead, Bethlehem Lutheran, Ulen, and later Faith Lutheran, Delavan. Upon retirement, they returned to a country home near Ulen to make their permanent residence. Torgney, with Lyla at his side, continued to serve as visitation pastor for Grace Lutheran in Ada. Following Torgney’s death in 2000, Lyla remained at home for about a year at which time she moved to Dilworth, MN. She continued to make her home there until 2008 when she moved into Fairmont Care Center, later Eventide in Moorhead, and most recently, Sunrise Cottages of Rochester. Lyla was passionate about her faith and her music. Over the years she worked closely with Torgney helping with his ministry by teaching Bible School, Sunday School, and directing various choirs. Lyla also taught piano lessons as well as playing for church and various other events. She loved to cook for her family and was a talented baker, known for her pies. Lyla greatly enjoyed the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. For many years, Lyla also helped educate children within the Dilworth Elementary School working with the Foster Grandparents Program. She was proud to be called “Grandma Lyla” by so many little ones. Lyla truly treasured her family, her friends, and the Lord.
Blessed be the Memory of Lyla Jystad
Lyla is survived by three sons: John of Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Philip (Shelly) of Jamestown, ND, and Steve (Sue) of Zumbrota, MN; one daughter, Ellen (Bryan) Green of Dilworth; and ten grandchildren; Maren (and husband Ben), Matthew, Leah, Jenna, Dana, Nick, Turi, Siri, Torger, and Inga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Esther; her husband, Torgney; one daughter, Mary Esther; one sister, Ellen Ione; and one brother, Ted.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in the Dilworth Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30 until 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm in the church. Pastors Mark Asleson and Terry Anderson officiated. Carol Lockhart served as organist with Maren Jystad-Spar and Sue Jystad singing. The pallbearers were all of her grandchildren and the honorary pallbearers were the Dilworth Elementary Staff and students and also the past and present members of the cognations that she and Torgney served. Interment will be at Bethlehem North Cemetery in Ulen.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Lyla Jystad passed away on Aug 13th in Rochester funeral services are at 2 pm in dilworth MN Her husband torgney was a former pastor at Kong.andersonfuneralhome.tv
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weather during the past wk has been hot and humid with a few showers sprinkled in to freshen things up. grain harvest is underway in the area.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: Communion services will be held on Aug 8th at both churches. It will also be reclaim Sun. This is a change from what was announced in the summer schedule.
The Aug newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of both churches.
the following events take place today (Sat):
WAM will meet on at Trinity of Benson (700 NV ave) coffee at 9:30 am meeting at 10 am; the program will be a DVD presentation by Dr Buda director for Africa national ministries of the Elca.
Craig and Lori (Backman) Eveslage would like to invite you to an open house wedding dance beginning at 8 p.m. at the Best Northland Prairie Inn in Morris. Everyone welcome
The Ltd fishing tournament will be held on Lake Minnewaska from 11am - 4 PM with headquarters at the waters edge in Starbuck. For more info call
Rob Velde (320-288-6773), Jason Reed (320-287-0335) or Shane Nelson (320-288-6719).
memorial services for Cathy (Borner) Engebly of Hoffman will be held at 11 am at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman. She passed away on Aug 3rd.
There will be open house birthday parties for Grace (Gulbrandson) Derby (90); Arlene Gulbrandson (80), and cleo (Gulbrandson) Gandrud (80) at the Eagles club in Morris from 2-5 PM. there will be lunch and a program.
the Don community club will meet on Aug 9th at 7 PM at the city hall. work schedules will be mailed out soon remember help by anybody at anytime is always welcome "many hand make light work". we will have work nights on the grounds on the 24th and 31st. remember you can save a dollar by buying your button in advance and look for posters throughout the area.
primary election day is Aug 9th, most donnelly area voters will vote at city hall in Donnelly.
Connor Harvey Flaten was born on June 22, 2010 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, to Justin and Carrie Flaten of Hancock. Grandparents are Harvey and Mary Flaten of Hancock and Chuck and Pat Dingman of Morris. Great grandparents are Millie Dingman of Morris and Eddie and Lou Kopel of Donnelly.
Amber Kruize and Scott Melberg are engaged to be married August 28, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Amber is the daughter of Brian and Peg Kruize of Morris. Scott is the son of Robert and Sharon Melberg of Chokio.
congratulations to the 14u bb team that won the state tournament held in Austin July 23-25th, Bryce Jergenson was a member of that team and his dad Rob was one of the coaches.
Adam Erickson and Katie Braaten were married on July 31st at Long Lake resort near Brandon MN.
Many of us from the area attended hort night at the wcroc gardens in Morris on July 3. the night included tours of flowers that would have been found in a 1910 garden and some of the research projects that are taking place around the farm.
Verle and Della Dunn and I were among the many family and friends who attended the visitation for Donna Eystad Bahr at first Lutheran on July 30th. Later Steve Fults & I were among those who attended the one for Melvin Wohlers at the funeral home.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the funeral for Donna Bahr at first Lutheran on July 31st. We also attended the vbs kickoff service and dinner at St J on Aug 1st. In the eve Eystad's attended the sweet corn feed at Trinity in Alberta.
dick goldenstien attended the committal service for Wilma Matejka at summit cemetery on July 31st. Wilma was his classmate and he and her husband Wayne double dated for many yrs.
I need to clarify an item from last wks column. Melvin and Donna Eystad bought the Donnelly truck service from Leonard Smith in the early '70's and later sold it to members of their family who still own and operate the business in Donnelly.
Andy Brevig and I attended the st co rep party central cmte meeting at Detoy's on Aug 2nd. The party will have a booth at the St co fair again this yr and is looking for people to help us out by taking care of the booth . If you are willing to spend a couple of hrs or more sitting in there please call 589-1999 by Aug 12th.
The Donnelly threshing bee royalty were among those who attended the Miss Morris/Midwest pageant on July 31st at the MAHS auditorium
Kelly Fults -Frank and Carrie Rouske are new distributors for "what's shakin" in the area. you can call Carrie at 287-2336. Kelly has also recently opened a real estate office in Morris at 510 Atlantic Ave. she can be reached at 815-5089
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weather continues to be almost ideal sunny warm days and enough rain to freshen things up. The crops that were on display at the Herman fair looked fantastic the best I can remember seeing there in a long time. Thankfully there has been no severe weather in our immediate area.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: 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 potluck dinner. Communion services will be held on Aug 8th at both churches. 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 from 9 am to 3 PM at St J conducted by staff from Luther Crest.
There will be a sweet corn feed at Trinity of Alberta on Aug 1st from 5-7 PM
WAM will meet on Aug 7th at Trinity of Benson (700 NV) coffee at 9:30 am meeting at 10 am; the program will be a DVD presentation by Dr Buda director for Africa national ministries of the ElCA.
Craig and Lori (Backman) Eveslage would like to invite you to an open house wedding dance beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Best Northland Prairie Inn in Morris. Everyone welcome
The following events will take place today (Sat) at 10:30 am
A committal service for Wilma L. Matejka will be held at summit cemetery in Morris followed by a lunch at the Eddie Kopel farm (56845 150th st) of rural Donnelly
Funeral services for Donna Eystad Bahr of Morris who passed away on July 26th will be held at First Lutheran in Morris. Survivors include three sons Jamey (Kathy), Lee (Donna) and Robert (Bernie) Eystad of Donnelly and their families. Her family has owned and operated Eystad Trucking in Donnelly for many yrs.
Funeral services for Melvin Wholers of Morris who also passed away on July 26th will be held at Assumption. Among his survivors is a granddaughter Kayla (Aaron) Erdahl of Donnelly
Geneva Vesterby of Chokio passed away on July 23rd. Marge (Trost) Sperr and her family are among the family members that survive her, she and Harold were cousins.
Mandon Michael was born to Mike and Jen Cihaz on July 9th. Grandparents are Glen and Judy Henrichs
The don community club will meet on Aug 9th at 7 PM at the town hall.
The primary elections will be held on Aug 10th most Donnelly area residents will vote at the town hall in Donnelly.
Congratulations to the 18u SB team that won the championship in Alex recently. Megan Mecklenberg is a member of that team.
Congratulations to the following who won championships at the grant co fair Kenton and Breaden Long (4-h) Janet Hoernemenn (open class) and Andy Brevig who won the sweepstakes award in the open class hort building for his produce. Courtney Lehman (nick and Laura) took 2nd place in her age group in the kid’s tr. pull
Congratulations to the VFW bb that finished runner up in the dist contest. Tom Holland and Brady Bahr (Scott and Kathy) were members of that team
Congratulations to the Angles Little league bb team that won the league tournament. Levin Strand and Kellen Erdahl were members of that team; Kellen's dad Brian was an ast. coach. Brain's parents are Steve and Sue Erdahl -Nelson his grandmother is Bernice. The royals were runner up's Dakota Lupke (Mary (Alan) Uphoff) was a member of that team. The tigers finished third Jerrod and Brock Anderson and Brady Jergenson were members of that team and his dad Rob was the coach. Jerrod and Brock's parents are Jeff and Ali, grandparents are Ardell and Jerry Anderson great grandmother is Dorothy Jergenson.
Congratulations to Bob Leegard who was recently elected as chairman of the RTA board. His mother is Thelma
The Donnelly threshing bee is Aug 28 and 29th. Advance sale buttons are now on sale at various businesses in Donnelly. Posters are available at HD & co in Donnelly. Sat activities start with a pancake breakfast and conclude with a dance at the hall featuring "pure country". Sun starts out with an open air church service and concludes with the popular horse and pony pull and there will be plenty of activities going on both days including some new ones such as an amazing race and kids games. This yrs feature is Allis Chalmers. a reminder that any one is welcome to bring displays,do demonstrations, play ,sing ,have a unit in the parade etc.
There is a sign in the PO in Donnelly advertising a new business in town "Dog sitting girls" call 246-3265 for more info.
I attended the funeral for Ruth Sands on July 22nd at the funeral home ,the group work camp closing program at Edison auditorium on the umm campus on the 23rd and some of the crazy day activities in Morris on the 28th.
Joyce Steuck and I were among the many from the area that took in some of the events at the Grant Co Fair in Herman over the weekend. On Sat at the fair I had the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gregerson of Mpls. who were up visiting family and friends in the area. They do plan to return for the threshing Bee. Jeff and Brenda Volker and family were among those who attended the Volker /deveirs family reunion at the pavilion in Herman on the 24th.
The Threshing Bee royalty were among the participants in the Watterma parade in Glenwood on July 25th.