Next edition Sept 4th – 10th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please note that while I try to be as accurate as possible in reporting on upcoming events in the area I do occasionally get the date and/or time of an event wrong. So if you are planning on attending an event I have listed it always good to double check the info.
Weather news: my weekly weather report is beginning to sound like a broken record lots of sunshine and mild temps combined with timely rains continues to be very beneficial for the crops. Beans are starting to turn and harvest will probably begin in a couple of weeks. The wheat we thrashed at the bee sure looked good.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: There will be joint services at Kong on Sept 5th at 8:30 am. Sept 12th is rally sun at St J with SS at 9 am church at 10:15 am followed by a potluck dinner
The latest edition of Meyer mission news is now out. Copies are posted in the narthex of each church and on my blog. They are raising support for a short term mission trip to Tanzania in early 2011
The mission start good Shepard Lutheran church (MSGLC) in Morris is one of many churches in the area that will celebrate rally sun on Sept 12th with special services and other activities.
The play “Godly Women out of History will be presented at Trinity Lutheran church in Cyrus on Sept 12th at 3 pm. It will also be presented during KCLW guest night later this month.
Due to the Labor Day weekend WAM will meet on Sept 11th AT St J of rural Starbuck. Coffee will be at 9:30am, the program at 10 am. A delegate who attended the recent North American Lutheran Church constituting convention will bring a report.
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.
Please note that time and space do not permit me to list all the org (city council, firemen, 4-h etc.) which have monthly meetings so if you are interested in any of them please contact a member of that org for specific times and dates.
Most Donnelly business will be closed on Mon in observance of Labor Day and the bookmobile will not be in town its next visit is Sept 20th.
An open house baby shower for Ellery Rose Spohr, daughter of Crystal Henrichs and Matt Spohr, will be held Sept 11th from 2-5 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris. Everyone is welcome including men
The Donnelly com club will meet at the town hall on Sept 13th at 7pm
Morgan Rose Grossman was born June, 17, 2010 to Trent and Robyn Grossman. Grandparents are Tim and Tammie Grossman of Alexandria, and Dennis and Gail Andrewski of St. Paul. Great grandparents are Marie and the late Clarence Grossman; Bob and Myrna Tomalla, Theodore & (late) June Swanson, Louise and the late Raymond Andrewski.
Ellery Rose Spohr was born on August 14, 2010 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris to Crystal Henrichs and Matthew Spohr of Morris. Grandparents are Rollie and Deb Henrichs of Morris and Wayne and Camille Spohr of Hancock. Great grandparents are Ron and Char Castor, and Millie Lesmeister of Morris and Ruth Spohr of Hancock.
Congratulations to the 2010-11 threshing bee royalty Queen Paige Strand, Princes Sara Stallman, Little Miss Donnelly Bailey Armstrong, Little Miss princes Logan Mau.
Congratulations to Herb and Carol Kloos for being named grand marshals of the Donnelly threshing bee parade. He is retiring from his county commissioner job at the end of the yr.
Congratulations to the Chris Athey sb team which won the tri county traveling league team tournament, members of that team were Lucas Schmiesing, Chris Athey, and Paul Daly
Congratulations to Shawn Knutson of Donnelly who took third place in the 2x4 demo derby at the st co fair, brad Hable took third in the 4x4 pickup demolition derby.
Congratulations to Jonathon Olson who was recently sworn into the U.S. army. His parents are Rev Tim and Cyndi Olson of Rockford IL formerly of Donnelly. His dad says he is going to ostu training at fort Knox KY He will be a scout for armored vehicles.
The following were winners at the threshing bee horseshoe glen werk won his class and Father Pete finished third in his class. Donny Sperr, Scott and Brianna Neumann (our former Donnelly princess) won trophies in the tr. pull, Herb Nelson won the traveling parade trophy and he finished third in the pony pull. Athey construction defeated the Donnelly dukes for the sb championship.
Aug 26th I visited Mary Drips at her home in Morris later I enjoyed a root beer float at eul’s they were celebrating their 80th anniversary. En route home I stopped at the threshing bee grounds to look around.
Jon and Jack Kopacek and I were among the many that worked on the grounds on Aug 27th to get everything ready for the bee.
A presentation on country churches by Doug Ohman on sat eve and the parade and the horse/pony pull on sun were some of the many highlights of the 45th annual Donnelly threshing bee that Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended on Aug. 28th & 29th. We had good crowds both days, thanks to everyone who came to help us celebrate
Steve Fults and I were among those who enjoyed the NHAS picnic supper at the Pomme De Terre Park. Later we attended the St Co Rep central committee meeting at Detoy’s. It was decided that we would invite tom emmer, Lee Byberg and others to attend a fall rally/town hall mtg in early Oct.
A good crew was on hand again for the second threshing bee work night on Aug. 31st, thanks to the co-op for letting us use their forklift.
Jeanne Ennen and I were among the members of our parish who helped pack food for the Feed My Starving Children org at the Maes cafeteria. Our shift packed about 130 boxes of food. It is a sobering reminder of how a little time and money can make a huge difference in people’s lives.
Gail, Jenna and Owen Gibson of Avon spent some time over the weekend, visiting family and friends in the area and attending the threshing bee.
Bonnie Fabian of Herman and some members of her family spent some time over the weekend visiting her mother Pearl A. Anderson and other family and friends in the area and participating in some of the threshing bee events.
One of the nice things about the bee is the opportunity to see and visit with some of the former Donnelly area residents who were home for the event such as David Aanerud, Arne Sather, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gregerson.