Friday, October 8, 2010


Next edition Oct 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weather continues to be almost ideal with warm sunny days although the cool nights remind us that fall is here. My neighbor said they finished with their beans last week and planned to start on their corn this week. I did see another neighbor had picked a little then quit I assume to let it dry some more.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: St J fall fest will be held today (sat) from 10:30 am – 1 PM. There will many items for sale, a raffle for a quilt, and other things as well as lunch.
There will be a parish prayer breakfast on Oct 17th at Kong at 9:45 am (between services), this is for anyone who is currently a member of the prayer chain or interested in learning more about this ministry, and/or becoming a member of it. For more info contact the parish office at 246-3211 or 677-2784
The parish newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.
Oct 15th is the deadline to donate items for the confirmation service project of collecting items for churches untied for the homeless in Morehead. A list of items is posted in the narthex of both churches.
The 7th grade confirmation students are doing a honey project with the Dakota boys and girls ranch. They will be selling jars of honey at the St J fall fest and at the Kong fall festival.

On my blog site I have posted some info about the many churches in the area having dinners/suppers and/other events in the next month or so.
Correction: At the Sept wam mtg it was announced that there would an Lcmc: “women of the Word” meeting today (Sat) at Faith Lutheran church in Garfield at 9 am however that info was incorrect it is at St Luke’s in Garfield. For more info or to register call 795-2477 or 762-2684.
MSGSLC of Morris and St J of rural Starbuck will have a joint worship service at St J on Oct 10th at 10:45 am followed by a pot luck dinner. There will be no services or S.S. in Morris. For more info call 795-2477 or 392-5670.
The following events are being held today (Sat):
The Wilcox relocation auction starts at 10 am at the Lee Center
LCM will have a homecoming celebration at the Christus house 110 Columbia Avenue in Morris. Stop by for refreshments and conversation from 2-5 PM.
There will be a benefit of Lyle Kruize from 3-7 pm at the American Legion in Morris. He has cancer.

There will be an open house 90th birthday party for former Donnelly area resident Fred Speer from 2- 5 pm at Ron and ArLou Flannigan’s new building along hy 28 Chokio.

An open house wedding dance for Josh and Beth (Van Horn) Kieffer will be held at Old No. 1 Southside from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. everyone welcome

The st co 4-h awards show will be held at 7 pm at the wcroc in Morris

The Donnelly community club will have their monthly meeting on Oct 11th at 7 PM at the town hall

There will be an open house in honor of Glen Werk’s 80th birthday on Oct 16th from 2-5 pm at sax’s cafĂ© in Donnelly.

The Morris area school board will meet at the Donnelly town hall on Oct 18th at 7 pm.

There is a card shower for opal Harstad on the occasion of her 84th birthday. You can send cards to her at 16 green river rd. Morris MN. 56267.

Avery Grace Gulbrandson was born on September 10, 2010 in Fergus Falls to Kim and Brent Gulbrandson of Elbow Lake. Grandparents are Janet Hoernemann of Herman, Bonnie and Gary Gulbrandson of Donnelly, and Ben DeLong of Alexandria. Great Grandparents are Hazel Vestrum of Hoffman, Arlene Gulbrandson of Herman, Pat Hoernemann of Morris, and Ben and Vonna DeLong of Alexandria.

Ryan Rilley of Hastings passed away on Sept 14th. Survivors include his parents Marylyn and Deb riley of Elbow Lake formerly of Donnelly

Ray Stock of Hoffman passed away on Oct 4th among his survivors is a sister Marlys (Wally Geise) and her family.

Congratulations to Levin Strand who elected sec of the H_N elementary school council.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Brad Backman family. Brad had the 2nd place pumpkin at the pumpkin fest held recently at trinity Alberta. His pumpkin weighed 235 lbs. His wife Joanna is the new receptionist at Denco II in Morris. Their daughter Kris was recently named Marketing Director of First Avenue in Minneapolis. Their niece Kathi Biesterfeld is also working at Denco II now.

Congratulations to Pearl A. Anderson who was recently honored for 45 years of service to the Morris American Legion Auxiliary.

Congratulations to the Morris cc team for winning the Ortonville invitational. MaKenzie smith (2nd) Jana Loher (3rd) and Becca Holland (6th) are members of that team.

Congratulations to the Morris c vb team that won the b-b-e tournament. Cammi Aanerud and Justine Huebner are members of that team and Mandi Koehntop is their coach

Congratulations to Ruth Moerke who recently received a 50 year pin from the gwfc.

Congratulations to Carrie roske who was recently named KMRS/KKOK “player of the game”

Cammi and Rebekah Aanerud were part of the state 4-h horse show held at the state fairgrounds recently. They won several individual awards individually and were members of several teams that also won some awards.

Sept 30th Scott Heinrich and I took in the open house at Cenex South to introduce their new deli.

Oct 1st Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the funeral for Viola Thompson at first Lutheran in Morris. Her son Lowell is a classmate of mine. In the aft our threshing bee royalty were among the participants in the MAHS homecoming parade.

Rev Berton Hushagen of Fergus falls was the guest preacher at the msglc services at the Prairie Inn in Morris on Oct 3rd. later I attended UMM Sun at first Lutheran. In the aft Vedar Harstad and I were among those who attended the 50th anniversary celebration service at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.

Andy Brevig and I were among the good crowd that took in the St co Rep Party fall rally/steak supper at the prairie inn in Morris. It offered us an opportunity to hear from Tim TINGLESTAD, Lee Byberg, Sen. Bill INGEBRIGTSEN, and Rep Torrey Westrom. En route to Morris I stopped at the site of msglc and see that they have moved it over the foundation.

Dorothy Johrdheim was among those who attended the forum in Donnelly on Oct 5th for candidates for mayor and city council.

Arriving home on Oct 3rd I found a bag with a turkey and trimmings hanging on my mail box. Thank you to whoever left them there for me.

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