Friday, June 17, 2011


Next edition June 18th-25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish my Dad a happy Father’s day up in Heaven
Weather news: Many farmers in the area took advantage of the dry conditions during the past week to get more fields planted. Others were busy spraying and some were putting up hay. It started to rain Tue eve and rained most of Wed.

STJ/KONG PARISH News there will be joint services at 8:30 am on June 26th at St J. Please note this is a change from what was announced in the summer schedule
GSLC news: June 19th is new member Sun.
There will be a dedication service for the church on June 26th at 9 am followed by a program to honor the past and look forward to the future. There will be a meal and fellowship to follow. Everyone esp. former members and pastors are invited to attend.
The all state Lutheran choir will be touring throughout MN beginning today (Sat) 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 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.
Collne Kloos of Hoffman passed away on June 9th survivors include her husband Lawrence and their family.
Harriet rice of Morris passed away on June 12th, a nephew Darryl (Bev) Gulbrandson is among the family that survives her. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law Mildred and Lloyd Gulbrandson

Irene Pasche of Red wing passed away on May 31st, a sister in law Esther Pasche is among the family members who survive her.
Esettle Griffen of Anoka passed away on June 4th among the family members that survive her are her sisters Ruth Moerke and Marvel Wagner.
Brady Derek Woodke was born on June 1 at SCMC to Derek and Elysia Woodke of Hoffman. Grandparents are Steve and Molly Woodke from Morris and Bruce Riedner of Morris and Cindy Riedner of Morris. Great grandparents are Irene Riedner of Alberta and Bob and Dorothy Eisel from Donnelly.
Congratulations to Levin strand, who recently finished his elementary years at H-N without missing a day. He also won an award for perfect spelling the sixth grade.
Congratulations to Brianna Neuman who recently graduated from NDSS in Wahpeton and to Tracey Kopel who graduated from MSU-Morehead
Congratulations to Samantha Larson who made the A honor roll at H-N H.S.
Congratulations to Hope Speer who recently won a national certificate in the national piano playing auditions.
Congratulations to Morris B bb team that recently finished an undefeated season
Chandler Erickson, Tom Holland, and Tyler Henrichs are members of that team.
Congratulations to Ryan Beyer who was recently named to the lions all state all-star BB team.
The Morris area elementary school’s award program was held recently. Among those receiving awards were Brady Loge (Ryan and Jill), Miranda Papesh (Mark and Michelle), Brady Cardwell (Doug and Muriel), Kaman Speer (Duane and Lori), Kellen Erdahl (Brian and Ann), Morgan Biesterfeld (Walt and Kathi), Mason Dunn (Lowell and sandy) and Dakota Leupke (Alan and Mary Uphoff)
June 9th I attended the Kiwanis talent contest in Morris, Laura Kuhn was the winner enroute home I stopped at Aanerud field to watch some of the ladies sb game
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the music concert at the Main St galleria in Hoffman on June 9th. Carrie and Kellie Wilts were participants in it.
The threshing bee royalty were among the participants in the fashion show held at the wwv on June 8th. I understand they did a very good job and were asked to come back again next year.
John, Jack and Joan Kopacek and I were among those who attended the open house at glacial ridge state park by Starbuck on June 11th, Later Bev Larson was among the participants in the Cyrus Days parade, and Logan Mau and Baily Armstrong represented Donnelly in the Chokio parade. Enroute home I stopped to visit Delano and Linda Meyer at their rural Donnelly home.
Bryan Gilbertson and I were among those who attended the sing a long at the Eden reformed church in Herman on June 12th. Afterwards I visited Selma Bruse at the Pullman house.
A good crowd was on hand for the LL game at Aanerud field on June12th and the ice cream social at the hall afterwards. Thanks to the royalty for helping serve the ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h club for making all the good pies they sold at it. After the social it was time for the community club meeting as we continue to make plans for the bee. It will be held on Aug. 27 and 28th this year’s feature will be John Deere. It was decided that next year we will feature “the other green tractor” Oliver
Despite the rainy weather a good crowd was on hand in Benson on June 14th for the Pionnerland Band festival. KMS won the people’s choice award and Mankato won the grand championship/

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