Friday, May 27, 2011


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

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.

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