Next edition Oct 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: Farmers are very busy taking advantage of the warm sunny mild temps we have had over the past week to pick corn and other fall crops. My neighbor told me that some of the corn that they had picked was the driest he could ever remember. Some places in the area have broken several high temp records in the past wk. given the forecast I would suspect that many farmers will be done with the corn harvest in another week or so.
STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: 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
Advance sale tickets for the St J beef supper On Nov 9th are now on sale. To purchase tickets call 246-3436 or the parish office at 246-3211.
MSGLC News: The church continues to meet weekly at 9 am in the cougar room in the prairie inn in Morris with ss following services. Confirmation classes are held ea. Wed aft in the Theater arcade building. They are continuing to raise money to pay for moving the church to Morris, renovating it and adding an edition onto it. For more info call 392-5670
Rev John Smith of Cyrus is leading a tour to the Holly Land in Mar. for info call 795-2543
The SA army will be sponsoring a theme table luncheon fundraiser at faith Lutheran today (Sat) beginning at 11 am for more info call the faith church office
There are two open houses today (Sat)
The first one is in honor of Glen Werk’s 80th birthday from 2-5 pm at sax’s café in Donnelly. It will be held as scheduled despite the closing of the café on Sun.
The second one is a 70th wedding anniversary celebration for Eugene and Katie Lesmeister at the WWV village cafe from 1-4 pm. They are the grandparents of Casey Lesmeister of Donnelly
The Morris area school board will meet at the Donnelly town hall on Oct 18th at 7 pm.
An open house baby shower for Jon and Toni (Kloos) Hughes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Kongsvinger Parish Hall in Donnelly. Everyone is welcome. They are registered at Target.
An open house and dance for Lloyd and Jan Anderson’s 40th wedding anniversary will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 6-10 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Morris.
Bennet smith will be one of the speakers at the DFL fundraiser at the eagles club on Oct 20th beginning at 5:30 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.
Mark koepke would like to hear from some of the people in the Donnelly are you contact him at 6033 statler ave. Orlando, Florida 32809. PHONE----407--286 3978—firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Rendsville 4-h club who was named 4-h club of the yr. Many members of the club also won individual awards too numerous to list here look for pictures and results in a future edition of the M S-t. The Rendsville 4-h club meets the first Mon of each month at the fire hall in Donnelly.
Congratulations to a “place to be” in Donnelly on becoming the newest member of the Morris area chamber of commerce. Lori Bentson and Shawn Haarstad are the new owners of the business located on the south end of town.
Congratulations to Brandon Jergenson for his 2nd place fire prevention poster in the 4-5th grade category
Melvin Foss of Barrett passed away on Oct 11th. Survivors include his son Bob (Donna smith) of Winsted and their family.
Ray Janachovsky of Lucan passed on Oct 12th. A son Mark (Karen) and their family of Donnelly are among the family that survives him. His funeral is today( Sat) in Lucan .
I do regret to inform you that Sax’s café in Donnelly is now closed. I was told that the owner could not afford to make the necessary renovations required by the state to bring it up to current standards.
The st co gen soc had their first meeting of the fall on Oct 7th at the Morris public library. We are always looking for new members and remember that due to the hard work of a lot of volunteers there is a lot of info in the gen room in the library.
Oct 9th was a busy day for me. I started the day at the Wilcox relocation auction in Morris, stopped at the fall festival at St J before heading to Elbow Lake for a memorial service for a distant relative of mine Julie Walwick at United Lutheran. I then returned to Morris for the open house at the Christus house, the benefit for Lyle Kruize at the Legion and the 4- h awards show at the wcorc. I also stopped at the Old # 1 Southside to offer congratulations to Beth (Van Horn) Kieffer on the occasion of her remarriage.
Oct 10th I attended the joint service of MSGLC of Morris and St J of rural Starbuck and the dinner after wards at st J. After wards I traveled to Morris where I took in the green energy tour and the homecoming concerts. One of the alumni I had a chance to visit with a little at the concert was former Donnelly area resident Dick Kloos. After the concert I went over to the green rivers apts to visit some with Vedar Harstad at this mothers place. He said his mom was very happy with all the birthday cards she had received so far,
The Donnelly community club had its monthly meeting on Oct 11th. We barnstormed on ideas for next year’s bee and/or other events. If you have any please share them with us. A quick reminder that the dates for next year’s bee are: Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature will be john Deere tractors and machinery. I also happy to report, that we had another successful bee, again this year. Due to a conflict next month’s meeting will be on Nov 15th instead of the 8th.
On Oct 12th I stopped in to visit Denny Anderson en-route home from Morris.
Gayle, Jenna, and Owen Gibson of Avon spent some time over the weekend visiting family and friends in the area and attending the St J fall festival.