Friday, October 29, 2010


Next edition Oct 30th-
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This week’s edition is dedicated to the memory of my Dad who passed away 5 years ago on Oct 31st.
Weather news: after a mostly sunny, warm, and dry month the weather has taken an 180o turn with rain/snow, heavy winds, and much cooler temps. My neighbor said they finished their corn harvest last week but there are still many fields of corn yet to be picked in the area.

STJ/KONG PARISH NEWS: the parish will have joint services at Kong on Oct 31st at 11 am with the ss kids singing again. It will be followed by a light lunch and afterwards at about 12:30 pm Wayne Grunklee of Thrivent will give a presentation about the proposal to establish an endowment fund in both churches. The endowment fund will be discussed and voted on at each congregation’s annual meetings next year.
Presentation of faith statements by members of the confirmation class will be held on Nov 3 @ 7 pm at St J (there will be no confirmation classes that day). confirmation will be held on Nov 7th. Our confirm ands this year are Mark Dunn (Lowell and Sandy) Bryce Jergenson (rob and Peg) and Brandon Pray (Dave and Cora)
There will be reception for the confirmands following services in the Kong church basement sponsored by the Kong Thrivent finical group. An open house and dinner in honor of Mark Dunn’s confirmation will be held on Nov 7th following services at the Kong parish hall all members of kong are welcome.

St J beef supper will be held at the ST J parish hall on Nov 9th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Advance tickets may be purchased at the parish office.
Parish bible study “I wonder as I wander” will be held on Nov 10th, 17th, Dec 1 and 9th. Studies will be at St J from 10:30 am -11:30 am and Kong from 7-8 pm.

Lefse making day will be held at Kong on Nov 13th beginning at 9 am. If you can help please bring 10 lbs of russet potatoes peeled not cooked and rsvp to Elaine Harstad at 677-2784 by Nov 10th.
Mutual ministry committee will be held on Nov 11th at 7 pm at St J.
Madison Kahler was baptized at Kong on Oct. 23rd. her parents are Keith and Sara Kahler of elk river MN. Grandparents are Milferd and Janice Kahler of Morris, Eugene stoneburg of Starbuck and Sandy Loycano of mlps; great grandmother is Shirley Henrichs of Milaca.
Wam will meet on Nov 6th at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in starbuck beginning with coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am. The program will be a DVD presentation by rev smith delivered at the recent Lcmc convention.
Harvest supper at faith in Morris on Nov 10th 4:30 -7 pm
There will be two birthday parties in Morris today (sat):

An open house 80th birthday party for Jerry Schmidt will be at the legion from 1-5 pm today (sat). He is Gail Kloos’s father

An open house in honor of Clarence giese’s 90th birthday party will be held from 2-4 pm at the senior center.

Also today there will be a dedication service of the new Thrivent builds home at 307 w 7th st at 10 am.

There will be a Halloween party at the Donnelly hall on Oct 31st from 2-4 pm.

Due to the closing of sax’s café the red hatters will now meet at “the place to be” in Donnelly on Nov 1st at 1 pm. They will have a pizza party and members are asked to bring a favorite holiday recipe. Everyone is welcome to attend. I do need to clarify that this not a new business but the “liquor store” under new ownership.

Nov 2nd is Election Day most voters in the Donnelly area will vote at the town hall in Donnelly. Check with your local county auditor for your local voting place and times. Besides the candidates for mayor (Walt Biesterfeld) and council seats (rose Athey, Zach Eystad, Howard Kill, mike Higgins)in Donnelly, there are several current and former Donnelly area residents are running for office in the area: Jason strand, Herman city council, Elroy frank Douglas county commissioner ,Jeanne Ennen st co commissioner and Bennet smith dist. 11a rep.

An open house baby shower for Wyatt Hagen, son of Jeff and Kelsey Hagen, grandson of Lynn and Sheila Schulz, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at Zion Church in Hoffman

The st co gen soc will meet in Nov 4th in the community room of the library in Morris at 1:30 pm. There will be election of officers

Sandy Dunn asked me to announce that the 2nd annual trim a tree contest will be held on Dec 4 and 5th at the Donnelly hall. I will have more details in a latter column.

Skylar Rayne Van Zomeren, was born October 12, 2010 in Bismarck, North Dakota, to Austin and Roxanne Van Zomeren of Bismarck Grandparents are Mark and Marie (Staples) Bonebrake, Minot, North Dakota, Robert and Debbie Van Zomeren, Graham, Washington; John and Lucille Hammer, Braddock, North Dakota, and VERY proud aunt, Brooke Van Zomeren, Minot. Great-grandparents are Howard and Joanne Staples, Chokio, and Frances Van Zomeren, Morris formerly of Donnelly

Lester Steuck of Chokio passed away on Oct 22nd. Among the family members that survives him, is an aunt Julette Banister of Donnelly and her family.

Jim Lesmeister of Cyrus passed away on Oct 25th a nephew, tom (Roxanne) Lesmeister and their family is among the family members that survive him. He was preceded in death by a daughter in law Jeanne Anderson of Donnelly.

Congratulations to the MAHS FB team that won the wcc championship. Justin Stallman, tom Holland and Pat Uhpoff are members of that team.

Oct 21st I attended the fall festival at sky view court and afterwards visited Veronica smith in her apt.

Andy brevig and I were among those who attended the Byberg for congress rally at Detoy’s In Morris on Oct 22nd. Earlier in the day I enjoyed the customer appreciation breakfast at Willie’s sv.

Paul Sperr and I were among the volunteers who helped Torrey Westrom distribute his campaign literature in the area on Oct 23rd. afterwards we enjoyed pizza and a time of fellowship together at the pizza hut. In the aft I traveled to Hancock for the Grammentz auction. In the eve I attended the 40th anniversary celebration for Lloyd and Jan Anderson at the eagles club.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended the community meal at the senior center on Oct 25th. After the meal I attended the levy meeting at the Maes music hall. I also visited my cousin Bev Hurlbut at legacy living.

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