Friday, June 3, 2011


Next edition June 4th-10th
Welcome to graduation edition of the Donnelly news. I have listed the grads I know about for now and if I find out more I will list them in future weeks.
Weather news: Farmers have been busy taking advantage of the few sunny days we have had in the past week to get some crops in but a few days of heavy rain over the weekend have made that a difficult proposition especially in our immediate area. The forecast calls for some sunny and mild temps by the weekend.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: WAM will meet today (Sat) at Kong coffee at 9:30 am program at 10 am, the program will be “mission among the Muslims” Dorothy (Libbon) Desens, formerly of Morris, will report on her recent trip to India on behalf of the new hope mission society and its work among 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.
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.
The June newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.
GSLC news: Pr. Mike will be holding a bible study after coffee hour beginning on June 5th.
The first service on Palm Sunday at the church 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
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 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.
The Chokio foxy ladies will hold a sb tournament on June 11th in Chokio for more info contact Jessica Huebner at 585-6460
The Don Com club will have their monthly meeting on June 13th at the Donnelly Hall.
Ray Holten of Glenwood passed away this week. Survivors include his wife Carol (Frank) and their family. Her parents were the late Clarence and Myrtle Frank.
Congratulations to Tara Flaten who won several awards during the Hancock high’s awards show held recently
Congratulations to Brooke Gillespie who won 2nd place in 5/6th grade health poster contest at C-A H.S.
Congratulations to the Morris area h.s boys track team that won the sub -section track meet on May 26th Tyler Rouske is a member of that team
Congratulations to the Morris area h.s bb team that won the conference championship on May 26th. Alex Erickson is a member of that team.
Congratulations to Hannah and Samantha Larson who were recently part of duets from the H-N H.S. that won medals at the state FCCLA convention
Congratulations to the Morris area h.s envirothon team that recently finished in fourth place in the state completion. Natalie Johnston is a member of that team and her mother Judy was the coach.
The following are the h.s grads (I do not have any higher ed grads this year), along with their parents and grandparents where known, all are from Morris unless otherwise indicated * honor ** upper 10%

Hannah Larson Herman-Norcross (Jon and Bev) (Bertha)
Alex Erickson C-A (Dean and Jerri)
Blake Heinrich (School of tomorrow) (Scott and Beth) (Lillian)
Cammi Aanerud (century farm academy) (Andy and Heather) (Jim and Lorraine)
Natalie Johnston** (Lee and Judy)
Haley Henrichs (Brian, Mary) (Erwin Jr. and Lorraine) (Elaine)
Dylan Recker (Roger, Deann) (Marcella)
Carrie and Tyler Roske (Russell, Holly)
Sami Searle (Bard and Amy) (Agnes)
Kendra Sperr* (Duane and Lori) (Paul and Betty)
Justin Stallman (Jeff and Marilynn) (Edna)
Joan Kopacek and I were among those who attended the sr. fair at the Amory in Morris on May 27th.
Bev Hurlbult and I were among those who attended the committal service for Jullete Banister at the Kong Cemetery on May 28th.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at GSLC on May 29th. Afterwards I spent some time visiting some area cemeteries.
Eddie and Lou Kopel and I were among those who attended the Agralite annual meeting in Benson on June 1st. I was lucky enough to win a $25 credit.

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