Friday, May 27, 2011

DONNELLY NEWS

Next edition may 28th –June 3rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: It rained off and on most of the weekend so there is a lot of standing water and fields are wet and muddy again. Although the sun came out this week it has been cool and not real conducive for drying. Rain is predicated again this weekend. I talked to my neighbor last week who said they had their corn planted.

STJ/KONG PARISH News: There will be joint services at St J at 8:30 am on May 29th

The summer schedule starts on June 5th with services at St J @ 8:30 am, and Kong at 10:15 am. Copies of the summer schedule are posted at both churches or you can obtain one from the parish office

VBS day camp will be held on June 12th-14th from 6-8 pm at Kong and with a day trip to Luther Crest on the 15th. Open to students who have completed k-6th grade. Contact the parish office for more info.

WAM will meet on June 4th at Kong coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am, the program will be “mission among the Muslims” Dorothy Dressians will present a program about missionary “KK’ and his work in India among the Muslims. If you have ever wondered what word alone was about but were reluctant to travel to other towns I hope you will take this opportunity to attend a local meeting.

GSLC news: Rev Michael Hanson of Glenwood was installed on May 22nd and will have his first service on May 29th at 9 am.

The service on Palm Sunday and the installation service for Pr. Hanson were taped and are available on a DVD. To purchase one contact John Kirkof at 634-4368 or e-mail jmkkek@yahoo.com

Most Donnelly area business will be closed on Mon due to the Memorial Day holiday and there will be no mail delivery.

On June 6th the red hatters will meet at “a place to be at 1 pm”, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm, the city council will meet at the council chambers and the Rendsville 4-h will meet at the fire hall both at 7 pm

The st co rep party will meet on June 6th at 6:30 pm at Detoy’s in Morris

Summertime means some sport activities in town. There will be LL games at Aanerud field on Mon and Tue eves at 6 pm (no game on May 30th) until June 21st (with the Rendsville 4-h serving lunch)and ladies sb games on June 9th,16th,22nd,23rd 29th and on July 6th. The tri county horseshoe league also has games at the court in Donnelly by the PO on Tue eves.

Alyssa Pederson was born on Mar 31st to Mike and Stacy Pederson. Grandparents are Jeff and Brenda Volker of Morris, great grandmother is Virene Olson of Morris

Randy Kill of Isanti passed away May 21st. Among the family members that survive him are his parents Butch and Shirley Kill of Donnelly

Congratulations to Cindy (Jeff ) Gulbrandson on winning the people's choice award for the best quilt at the Hoffman quilt show.

Congratulations to Dee Ann Vagge who was named one of the greatest 100 nurses in Iowa. Her parents are Lowell and Barb Simpson

The Morris FFA recently returned home from the state convention with a “boatload” of medals including some Donnelly area kids. The following won medals either individually or as part of a group :Tom Holland (Gold) Sami Searle (Gold , Silver, Bronze) Kaitlin Van Horn (silver ) MaKenzie Smith (silver) Melanie Van Horn (silver) Jake Moser (gold ,bronze) Natalie Johnston( gold ,bronze) Beth Holland (silver bronze (2) Kendra Sperr (gold ,bronze) Cody Eystad (bronze) Tyler Henrichs (bronze) and Bryce Jergenson( bronze)

Please read the tiger tracks column in the May 21st edition of the Morris s-t to see a complete list of their awards too many to mention here.

Congratulations to the mahs track team that recently placed second in the conference and the state true team meets. Tyler Rouske is a member of that team

Congratulations to the euphonium quartet of MAHS Band, for receiving a superior rating at the Solo/Ensemble contest. Mark Dunn is a member of that quartet

Elroy Frank asked me to announce that his wife Loiann Frank is celebrating her 60th birthday on June 4th.

Jim and Lou Eystad traveled to Springfield recently to visit Rev Luther and Sarah Johnson and help Karenna celebrate her birthday

Jim and Lorraine Aanerud and I were among those who attended the benefit for Clay and Melanie Van Horn in Alberta on May 21st.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the installation service and welcoming dinner for Rev Mike Hansen at gs on May 22nd. Later I visited bev Hurlbut at LL, traveled to Alberta for the golden wedding celebration for Ron and Sandy Lemmerman. She and her daughter Terri were Dad’s home care aides for many years. Enroute home I stopped to visit Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.

Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the open house at the ambulance garage on May 23rd.

Alan Uhpoff and I were among those who attended the LL game at Aanerud field in Donnelly on May 24th

Next week will be my annual graduation issue if you have a grad you want me to recognize or if you prefer I do not please let me know.

Friday, May 20, 2011

DONNELLY NEWS

Next edition may 21st –May 27th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This edition is dedicated to the memory of my aunt (and “mom”) Pearl who passed away last year on May 27th.
Weather news: the end of last week was pretty much as a washout as it started raining Thursday and basically kept raining on and off until early Sun. The sun came out Sun am and it has remained sunny and mild ever since although the evenings are still cool unfortunately the forecast calls for rain again this weekend. As the fields dry out, farmers are busy getting them worked up and planted although there are still a lot of wet spots around the area.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: May 22nd is baccalaureate sun in the parish; there will a brunch in their honor at 10 am at Kong and they will be recognized during services.
There will be joint services at St J at 8:30 am on May 29th
VBS day camp will be held on June 15th at Luther crest. Contact the parish office for more info.
Congratulations to Samantha Greiner who won a perfect attendance award from the parish ss and to all the other award winners too numerous to mention. Thanks also to Supt Laura Lehman and all the ss teachers for their hard work during the past year.
We want to welcome the newest member of our parish Brenden Jon Hughes son of Jon and Toni (Kloos) Hughes who was baptized at Kong on May 15th.

GSLC news: Rev Michael Hanson of Glenwood will be installed as pastor of gs on May 22nd during services at 9 am followed by a pot luck dinner (no ss). Everyone is welcome to join the celebration. His first service will be on May 29th.
There will be a farewell dinner and program on May 21st for Rev Ali Boomershine at First Lutheran in Morris following the 10:45 am service.

There will be a benefit for Clay and Melanie Van Horn today (Sat) at the community center and park in Alberta. They lost their possessions in a house fire in Dec. Dinner will be from 11-3 (free will donation). There will also be a silent auction, petting zoo, and pony rides.
Dorothy Kent of Benson formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on May 15th. A sister in law Virene Olson of Morris is among the family members that survive her. Her parents were the late Carl and Hazel Peterson of Donnelly
Congratulations to Tyler Rouske who won the 200 meter dash in the regional true track meet recently
Congratulations to the following Rendsville 4-her’s that have earned a trip to the state in knowledge bowl, MaKenzie smith, Kendra Sperr, Natalie Johnston, Cammi ,Rebecca and Savannah Aanerud
Congratulations to the C-A H.S. mixed ensemble-vocal that won a superior rating at the state music contest Alex Erickson is a member of that group.
Congratulations to Brady Gillespie, who was recently selected as the boy state representative, from c-a.
Congratulations to the Morris –CA SB team that won the wcc south championship on May 17th.Beth Holland and Hailey Henrichs are members of that team.
Congratulations to Joan Kopacek who was recently elected president of the VFW auxiliary
Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the ice cream social at the WWV on May 13th. Later in the aft I attended the visitation for Ron Hottovy at the Pedersen funeral home. His brother- in- law and I were classmates. In the eve it was off to Trinity in Cyrus for the concert by “Dakota Road”. At the concert, Tammy Speer announced that the “feed my starving children packing event” will return to Morris again in late Aug.
Many friends and family members were among those of us who attended the UMM commencement on May 14th.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gs on May 15th. The guest preacher was Rev Paulus Pilgrim of Hutchison. His grandfather G. A. Pilgrim was pastor at Peace in Morris and St J in Donnelly for 40 years.
Ken Cline reports that his wife Esther is out of the hospital and back in the Barrett care center.
Wally McCollar was among those who attended the committal service for Harry “Buzzy” Olsen at St Theresia’s cemetery on May 14th. Others attending included his children, Bill and Mary Drips and some of their family, and several members of the Winkels family
Jody and Colleen Wilke of St Cloud came up on May 18th to visit his mother Pearl A. Anderson and help her out with some yard work.
Several weeks ago the west central Minn. cattleman’s association teamed up with Willie’s sv for a beef promotion event. One of the cattleman helping out at that event was my classmate Jerry Wulf and he said I should put it in my column that they were doing that. Since I aim to please I am.

Friday, May 13, 2011

DONNELLY NEWS

Next edition may 14th –May 20th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I am sorry about all the mistakes I have made lately I plan on implementing some changes that will hopefully eliminate some of them.
Weather news: At the end of last week it had dried out and warmed up enough for many area farmers to get in the field and get some crops in. However it rained all day Sun bringing everything to a halt and unfortunately the forecast calls for more rain this week. I did see one field of grain up already.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: there will be joint services at Kong on May 15th at 11 am with the SS kids singing. It will also be adopted grandparents day with an award ceremony for the ss kids during services.
May 22nd is baccalaureate sun in the parish; there will a brunch at 10 am to recognize them. If you have a grad and have not notified the parish office please do a.s.a.p.

GSLC news: May 15 is new member Sunday, if you would like to join as a regular or associate member please call 392-5548.
Rev Michael Hanson of Glenwood will be installed as pastor of gs on May 22nd during services at 9 am followed by a pot luck dinner. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration.

There will be a benefit for Clay and Melanie Van Horn on May 21st at the community center and park in Alberta. They lost their possessions in a house fire in Dec. Dinner will be from 11-3 (free will donation). There will also be a silent auction, petting zoo, and pony rides.
There will be an open house bridal shower today (Sat) in honor of Becky Smith and Bryan Taffe from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Lutheran Church, Morris.
New Wine performances continue today (Sat) and tomorrow at first Lutheran. There will a farewell dinner/ program for Rev Ali Boomershine on May 22nd following the 10:45 am services at first Lutheran.
The st co gen soc had their meeting on May 5th at the library, later we enjoyed some cake in honor of the library’s 125th aniv. The next meeting will be on Sept 1st.
Elaine Harstad and I attended the wam mtg at Trinity in Benson on May 7th. Anne Gran gave a very good presentation about her trip to Ethiopia on behalf of LCMC. The next meeting will be on June 4th at Kong. In the aft we attended the funeral for Thelma Leegard at Kong. In between the two events I attended the exotic animal auction at the Web Livestock barn in Benson, visited my cousin Bev Hurlbult at LL, and the graduation open house for Mitchell Heinrich at the Sr. Center in Morris,
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on May 9th as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events. It was decided to raise the price of admission by a dollar both in advance and at the gate and that next year’s feature would be Oliver. Anyone with ideas for the bee and/or other events is encouraged to talk to one of the officers. The next meeting will be on June 13th.
Due to the large number of events in the past few weeks I have had to withhold some news so this is catch up week.
Congratulations to the following:
The W/H-N Jr. Olympic 16 vb team that took gold at the Minnewaska tournament. Samantha Larson is a member of that team. She also made the honor roll at H-N. Her sister Hannah was a member of the H-N H.S. flute trio that won superior at the district music contest in Morris recently
To: Tara Flaten who was named to the honor role at Hancock H.S.
The stampede 4-h club which won the “snickers” award at the share the fun event held at Hancock on Apr 2nd. There are several Donnelly area 4-h’ers that are members of that club
The mahs boys track team that won their own invitational on Apr 19th and the Marv Meyer invitational on Apr 12th Tyler Rouske is a member of that team and he won the 100 dash at the tiger invitational and 200 dash at the Myer and tiger invitational recently. They finished runner ups in the Monte and Little crow invitational. Tyler was a member of the 4x 200 relay team that took first place. They also won the true track section meet and will be competing in the state tournament.
To John Huebner who took 2nd place 7 in the NCAA pick em contest at mahs
To Dylan Recker who won the local contest for the young American creative patriotic arts award scholarship contest.
To Katie Geise who was one of the winners in the Americanism contest and the speech contest at St. Mary’s school.
To the Old # 1 bowling team which recently won the Hi-Lo league championship. Members of that team include Joan Fults, Deanna Heuer; carol Krummrow, and Judy Hakfer.
To Sydney Beyer who was recently selected to be Ambassador of the Year for the BPA National Torch Awards. She beat out 6,000 other students to win this award
The Morris/CA B boy’s B bb team that recently finished an unbeaten season Tom Holland, Chandler Erickson and Tyler Henrichs are members of that team. MaKenzie Smith and Beth Holland are members of the Morris /CA B GB team that finished 22-1.
To Kody Armstrong on the event of his confirmation on May 1st and for making the honor roll at the West central area high School.
The Morris bb team that won their tourney on Apr. 30th, Alex Erickson is a member of that team. The Morris girls’ sb team finished as runner ups in their tournament Beth Holland and Haley Henrichs are members of that team,
To: Deb Root on her new job as bookkeeper /receptionist at NHAS in Chokio.
To: Ray Kill for winning the 9 pin no tap tournament at the crystal Lanes in Morris.
Janice Halverson, Anna Weispfenning and boys and Beth Larson spent some time over the weekend visiting family and friends in the area.
Margret Larson, Marge Kleinhans and Jane Harstad were among those who were honored UMM recognition dinner at Umm recently

Saturday, May 7, 2011

DONNELLY NEWS

Next edition may 7th –May 13thx
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish my Mom a happy Mother’s day up in heaven.
Weather news: Temps have continued to remain on the cool side during the past week, (there was some snow on the ground Sun am), although temps are forecast to moderate some this week. A few fields in the area have been worked and planted but most farmers are waiting for it to warm up and dry out more,
Corrections: Tom Cress of Isle passed away on Mar 12th among his survivors is his wife LaVonne (Waller) and her family
Lee Eystad had his first communion on Apr 21st his parents are Jacob and Mindy, grandparents are Lee (Duke)and Donna Eystad, Bonnie Haynes , great grandmother is Irene Strand, step grandfather is Don Bahr
STJ/KONG PARISH News: there will be joint services at Kong on May 15th at 11 am with the SS kids singing. It will also be adopted grandparents day with an award ceremony for the ss kids during services.
The May newsletter is out it contains the summer worship schedule extra copies are available in the narthex of both churches.


GSLC news: May 15th is new member Sun if you would like to join the over one hundred of us who have already become a regular or associate member please call 392-5548
The May mission of the month is Lcmc -Ethiopia
GS and Kong both looked very festive on Easter Sunday thanks to everyone who furnished flowers for them. Special thanks also to those who provided the special music in both churches.
There will be a spaghetti supper at Trinity in Cyrus on May 13th at 5:30 PM followed by a concert by “Dakota Road” at 7 pm with desert afterwards

Tickets are now on sale for the “new wine” show at first Lutheran on May 8, 11.14.15 for more info call 589-3242.
The following events are taking place today (Sat):
Wam will meet at Trinity in Benson (700 Nevada Avenue) coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am .the speaker will be Anne Gran from Alex about her recent trips to Ethiopia
There will be an open house wedding shower for Gerald and Erica Loher III, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, rural Donnelly. All are welcome. His parents are Jerry Jr. and Jody Loher grandparents are Gerald Loher Sr. and Bertha Larson.
There will be an open house for Mitchell Heinrich in honor of his graduation from the “School of Tomorrow” (home school) from 2- 5 pm at the Morris Sr. Center. His parents are Scott and Beth, grandmother is Lillian
The Don Com club will meet on May 9th at 7 pm at the town hall as we continue to make plans for the bee.
Becky Smith and Bryan Taffe are engaged to be married July 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Becky is the daughter of Dick and Suzanne Smith of Morris, and the granddaughter of Clazina Van Eps and the late Walter Van Eps of Grand Forks and Pauline Smith and the late Donald Smith of Morris. There will be a bridal shower for them on May 14th at Faith in Morris form 10 am –noon.
Thelma Leegard of Hoffman formerly of Donnelly passed away on May 5th. Her funeral is today (Sat) at 4 pm
Apr. 30th I attended the genealogy workshop at the schs, visited some friends at the wwv, the open house at the Christus house and finally managed to get in on the tail end of the St co Humane Soc mtg at the common cup. Enroute home I stopped to visit Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly. The LCM students who were on the spring break mission trip last month gave a very good presentation about the trip. It was oblivious that the trip made a lasting impression on all of them.
Last week I made one of my frequent stops into McCollar Jewelry to visit with Wally. He said Mary Drips had been by to see him recently she is feeling better now. She told him that there will be a committal service for her brother “Buzzy” at Calvary cemetery in Morris later this year.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gs on May 1st in the aft I attended the Mitch Kleindl memorial archery shoot at Niemackl Lake Park
Dorothy Jordheim was among those who attended the sweethearts Luncheon at St J on May 1st.
Evelyn Underwood and I were among those who attended the worship services at faith in Morris with Dean Mthethwa from South Africa as the guest speaker

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

lcm mission presentation

video video

this is some video and a picture taken at the chritus house in Morris on APR 30 of the members of the Lutheran campus ministry that went on a mission trip to a home less shelter in Calif during their spring break. It was obvious that they were all profoundly affected by that trip.