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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.