Next edition Sept 18th – 24th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: the past week has seen several days of rain and some cool nights along with a few mild sunny days especially over the weekend. Some farmers in the area have started bean harvest as well as corn chopping.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: The fall schedule will resume on Sept 19th with services at st j at 8:30 am, ss at 9:45 am at Kong, and services at Kong at 11 am. There will be joint services at Kong on Sept 26th at 11 am with the ss kids singing
With fall here it is also time for church suppers/dinner the, UM and Eden reformed Herman, first Lutheran (Keng), St Paul’s (Lowry), Nora (Keng), faith (Morris), are just some of the area churches who will have one in the upcoming weeks.
The play “Godly Women out of History” will be presented at Kong during KCLW guest night on Sept 26th at 5:30 pm everyone is invited.
The musical group “go fish” will be in concert at the Lake Geneva Christian center (605 Birch Ave) in Alex on Sept 19th at 4:30 pm. No reserve seating and no tickets required. This sponsored by the local Thrivent agents in the area you can call the Morris office at 589-1731 or your local Thrivent agent for more info.
LCM will have a root beer kegger at the Christus house (110 Columbia ave.) in Morris on sept 25th from 1:30-3:30 pm during founders’ weekend at umm
The parish is collecting Items for LWR and/or Marie Sandvick center. A list of acceptable items is included in the Sept newsletter, or you can obtain it from the parish office. They should be brought to either church by Sept 19th.
The confirmation service project for this fall is collecting items for churches united for the Homeless in Moorhead. A list of items needed was included in our church bulletin (food, kitchen items, clothes, office supplies, hsd supplies etc.). You can contact the office for a complete list; it is also posted in narthex of both churches
Our parish is having a cup of compassion fund raiser you can purchase a coffee cup with either the st j or Kong church imprinted on it for a minimum donation of $5. They are available at the parish office.
St J fall festival will be held on Oct 9th. They are looking for craft and other items to sell (no clothes) so if you are doing some fall cleaning keep them in mind. You can bring the items to the church at any time for more info contact the church office or call 246-3470
Assumption Catholic Church will have its September fest on Sept 19th beginning with an indoor mass at 10 am and continuing throughout the aft.
An open house diaper shower (diapers and bathroom supplies) for Brynnlee Mae Siegel, daughter of Darrik and Misty Siegel, will be held today (Saturday), at 10 a.m. to noon at the home of Janet and Steve Sauter, 17411 US Hwy 59, Morris
The Morris area boy scouts will be celebrating their centennial on Sun sept 19th from 3-6 pm at the main shelter in Pomme de part. All past and present scouts are welcome.
An open house bridal shower for Beth VanHorn, bride to be of Josh Kieffer, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1-3 p.m. in the Assumption Catholic Church basement.
There will be a benefit for Miranda hauglund on sept 25th from 4-7 pm at the Alberta city hall. There will also be a dance at the Alberta bar and grill starting at 9 pm featuring the Fat daddy’s live band. She has a rare autoimmune disease. Her parents are Jim and JoAnne Hauglund of Donnelly.
The st co museum is collecting items to put in a new time capsule. At the com club mtg we discussed some of the things our parish and com club would contribute to it. If you have items to contribute please contact Tina at the st co museum a.s.a.p.
Khloe Anne Johnson was born on August 28, 2010 at Stevens community Medical Center, Morris, to Jada Siegel and Derek Johnson of Correll. Grandparents are Neil and Janet Siegel of Wheaton and Kevin and Lisa Johnson of Appleton. Great grandparents are John DeLong of Morris, Lorise Siegel of Wheaton, Annette Moen of Appleton, Doris Johnson of Odessa, and the late Hazel DeLong, Loran Siegel, Roger Moen and Clarence Johnson.
Evelyn Ann Ritter was born on September 2, 2010 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria, to Adam and Carla Ritter of Donnelly. Grandparents are Charles and Karen Long of Herman, Don and Karen Ritter of Morris, and Wendel and Deb Marotzke of Hancock. Great-grandparents are Adolph and Virginia Long, Opal Harstad, Loretta Ritter and Charles and Margie Mesenbrink, all of Morris.
Com Wyatt Orville Ray Hagen was born on August 17, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital to Jeff and Kelsey Hagen of Alexandria. Wyatt Orville. Grandparents are Lynn and Sheila Schulz of Morris, Neil Twetten of Cosmos, Pam and Brian McKenna of Nevis, Dolores Schulz of Parkers Prairie and great-grandparents are Betty Hagen of Hoffman, Shirley Henrichs of Donnelly, Orville and Wanda Thun of Alexandria and Lois Twetten of Gaylord
Kiersten Roy Nell Harrom was born on August 13, 2010 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls to Jennifer Harrom and Tony Harrom of Fergus Falls. Grandparents are Nick and Sandy Kill of Morris, Mark Harrom of Wheaton, and Mary Lindner of Fargo, N.D. Great-grandparents are Barb and Don Rilley of Chokio, and Kermit and Karen Stahn of Morris. Great-great grandmother is Marlys Alm of Morris.
Congratulations to the following 4 h er’s who won awards at the general encampment at MN state fair, cammi and Rebekah Aanerud, Brittany cardwell, Sami Searle , and Jacob Sperr. It addition the Rendsville 4-h club won a blue ribbon for its banner
Congratulations to the Morris tiger vb team that finished 2nd in the Stacy Poizin mcintyre vb tournament at umm on sept 11th. Carrie Rouske is a member of that team and Mandi koehntop is a member of the coaching staff
On sept 9th I stopped in to visit my aunt Pearl A. Anderson en route home from Morris
I spent some time in Dalton on Sept 10th attending the LRPTA show and also the big iron show in Fargo on Sept 14th.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the WA mtg at St J in Starbuck on sept 11th. Rev Mike Hanson of Glenwood gave a presentation about the new North American Lutheran church after attending their convention in OH last month. After the meeting I traveled to Starbuck and stopped into the minnewaska Lutheran Home to visit Denny Anderson who is recovering from knee surgery. He hopes to be home in a couple of wks. From there it was off to Morris where I attended part of cougar fest and the Stacy Poizin McIntyre vb tournament. Later I stopped into the prairie inn to visit with some members of the Alberta class of ’51 who were having their reunion there. En route home I stopped in Donnelly to visit with Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the rally sun services and dinner at St J on sept 12th during which third grader Garrett Eystad (Marty and Mindy) received his bible and the ss teachers were installed. In the eve we partook in the sing a long at the Eden reformed church in Herman. Afterwards I visited Selma busse at her apt in Herman. In the aft I attended the “Godly Women out of history” play at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus afterwards I had a chance to visit with a former neighbor David Jergenson.
The don community club had a very lengthy meeting on sept 13th in which we discussed some of the problems that occurred during the bee as well as some of the comments, suggestions, and ideas that were received during it, and some of the changes we might make for next year as a result of them. If you have any ideas for future bees and/or other events fill free to contact one of the officers or put something in one of my boxes. Preliminary figures show that we sold about 1500 buttons and finished in the black again. We will feature John Deere next year and are especially looking for old machinery.
The Kopacek family and I were among those who attended the Lu event at the Morris Library on Sept 15th. Author David Keeny gave a very interesting presentation based on his book, "Minnesota goes to war.” En route home I stopped in to visit Jim and Lou Eystad at their home in Donnelly
Several weeks ago Joe Mau of Isanti spent some time visiting his cousin Lou Eystad and other family and friends in the area attending the Donnelly threshing bee and a class reunion in Morris.
Sept 11 Pearl A. Anderson traveled to the Jim and Bonnie Fabian home of rural Herman to help her daughter Bonnie celebrate her birthday.
Thanks to the Kopacek family you will all know who I am now when I am out and about covering various events. I will be wearing a Donnelly reporter hat that they gave me. Mange takk!