Friday, June 10, 2011


Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Be sure to check out the community billboard in town for upcoming events.
Weather news: For the first time this spring we have had a week of sunny warm temps that has helped dry things out enough to enable farmers to get some fieldwork and planting done. They finally got my fields planted on Wed. The crops that are up are looking very nice.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: The summer schedule with services at St J @ 8:30 am, and Kong at 10:15 am is now in effect. One change is that there will be joint services on the 26th. 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.
GSLC news: Pr. Mike will be holding a bible study after coffee hour throughout the summer. You can contact him at 287-3218 e-mail
June 19th is new member Sun. coffee money will be given to relay for life
The all state Lutheran choir will be touring throughout MN beginning on June 18th and continuing through June 29th. The closest concert this yr. is at Faith Lutheran in Spicer
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 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 Don Com club will have their monthly meeting on June 13th at the Donnelly Hall.
Dorothy “Dotty” Hilla of Burnsville passed away on May 31st survivors include her niece (Dorothy (Hilla) (Robert) Eisel of Donnelly, she was preceded in death by her husband Don.
Jazzney Star Frank was born to Randy and Kelly Frank on June 2nd. Grandparents are Kenny Frank of Donnelly and Jo Radil of Parkers Prairie, Virgil and Theresa Fults of Morris.

Congratulations to the Morris area h.s boys track team that placed 2nd in the section track meet on May 26th Tyler Rouske is a member of that team
Congratulations to the Morris area h.s girls track team that finished second in the sub section meet; McKenzie Smith, Kourtney Geise and Rebekah Aanerud are members of that team
Congratulations to the following who received honors at the recent instrumental solo and ensemble from the Mahs band either as part of a group and/or individually: Pat Uhpoff; Jim Burke; Alyssa Uhpoff, Amber Recker; Ryan Beyer; Mark Dunn; MaKenzie Smith; Tom Holland
Congratulations to the following who won awards as part of the sub section 21 solo and ensemble contest as either part of a group and/or individually Emily Varnum, Megan Mecklenburg ;MaKenzie Smith; Justin Huebner
Congratulations to the following that were recently installed as officers of the VFW auxiliary; Joan and Jerry Kopacek, Elizabeth Ascheman, Jeanne Ennen and Corrine Flatten
Congratulations to the following mahs scholarship recipients Kendra Speer (4), Natalie Johnston (5), Carrie (2) and Tyler Rouske; Ryan Beyer (2), Emily Varnum, Sami Searle, Haley Henrichs congratulations also to Alex Erickson who won two scholarships at c-a h.s
Congratulations to the mahs students of the quarter (7th grade) Jonna Moser extra mile citizenship (9th grade) Gage Backman (10th grade) Sara Stallman (11th grade) Sydney Beyer
Congratulations to the following who were elected to the mahs student council for 2011-12 Megan Mecklenburg VP sr. class; Sydney Beyer and Bryce Jergenson as regular members.
Congratulations to Nicole Daly who was named to the honor roll at ndss in Wahpeton. Her parents are Paul and Pam grandparents are Nick and Karen
The H-N elementary track and field recently held their 2011 track and field contest. Third grader Kellie Wilts (Doug and Ellen) and Sixth grader Levin Strand won several firsts in their events.
During Memorial Day ceremonies in Hancock a bench was dedicated in memorial park in memory of Kurt Kruize who was killed in Iraq last yr.
I have several more grads to recognize
Emily Varnum (Dave and Melody) (Les and Lyla Cin) (Marilyn Varnum)
Ryan Beyer (Ed and Carol) (Ruth Bentson)
Maren Mathison (Mark and Pam)( Geo and Elaine Harstad)
On June 3rd I stopped in to visit with my aunt Pearl A. Anderson enroute to Morris. Later Les Cin and I were among the many friends and family who attended the graduation ceremonies at MAHS.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended the wam mtg at Kong on June 4th. Dorothy (Libbon) Desens gave a very good presentation about mission to the Muslims in India. There will be no meetings in July or Aug the next one will be on Sept 10th.
Andy Brevig and I attended the st co rep mtg at Detoy’s on June 6th. Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Rep Torrey Westrom also attended and talked about the past session and the budget stalemate.
Joann Kopel and I were among those who attended the LL game in Donnelly on June 7th; afterwards I watched some of the tri county horseshoe league action.
Elaine Harstad was among the family and friends who attended the memorial service for Ray Holton at Fron Lutheran church in Starbuck on June 3rd. On June 4th she and George traveled to Rochester for the graduation open house of their granddaughter Maren on June 5th.

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