Sunday, July 3, 2011


Next edition July 2nd-8th.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Happy 4th of July
Weather news: for the first time this year we have gone a whole week without any major rains it has been mostly sunny and mild most of the week and things are starting to dry out some the crops in the area are looking very good.
STJ/KONG PARISH News There will be joint services at Kong on July 3rd at 10:30 am, followed by a flag raising ceremony, and potluck dinner. On July 10th service times switch with services at Kong at 8:30 am and St J at 10:15 am.
GSLC news: A trip to valley fair is planned for Aug 7th, vbs will be held on wed eves during Aug. for more info contact Pr. Mike
There will be no wam mtg in July or Aug the next one is scheduled for sept 10th.
Summertime means some sport activities in town. The final ladies sb game in Donnelly will be held July 6th at Aanerud field. The tri county horseshoe league also has games at the court in Donnelly by the PO on Tue eves.
Due to the July 4th holiday the following changes will take place. The city council will meet on July 5th at 7 pm at city hall. On July 11th the red hatters will meet at the Place to be at 1 pm (They will also have a meeting on July 22nd at the 4-h food stand in Herman at 11 am), the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm, and the firemen, Rendsville 4-h club and the Donnelly community club will meet at the fire hall, town hall, and St J at 7 pm.
The po and most Donnelly area business will be closed on July 4th.
There will be an open house for Cammi Aanerud in honor of her graduation from the “century farm academy” on Sat aft July 9th at her home near Donnelly (15290 510th avenue),
Harriet Anderson of Morris passed away on June 28th. A brother Paul (Arlene) Nelson of Donnelly is among the family members who survive her.
Congratulations to Rose (Bob) Uhden who was recently honored for exceeding the membership goal as president of the Herman American legion auxiliary
Congratulations to Jason Strand who was recently chosen to fill the vacant seat on Herman city council.
Congratulations to Tara Flaten who was recently named to the honor roll at Hancock HS
Congratulations to Justin Johnston who recently won a scholarship from the MN Pork board. Congratulations to the Stevens county and Donnelly city attorney Charlie Glassrud who was recently appointed to be a judge in the 8th judicial dist. There will be an open house in his honor in the upper level of the St co courthouse on July 8th from 2:30-4 pm.
Congratulations to Mike Cihak who recently elected treasurer of the Eagles and to Fran Cin who was elected VP of the Eagles Auxiliary.
The Rendsville 4-h recently welcomed two new members Tabitha Van Horn (Josh and Beth Kieffer and the late Curtis Van Horn) and Carter Fults (Joey and Jen)

Bernice Erdahl and I were among the good crowd who attended the Kiwanis talent contest at Eastside Park on June 23rd. The dance group “We Get Up” won first place Justine Huebner was a member of that group, 2nd place went to the dance group “Recharge” Beth Holland and Sydney Byer were members of that group. By the time I got to Donnelly the sb game was over with so I visited with Denny Anderson in his home for a while.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among the good crowd that helped Ellen Wilts celebrate her 50th birthday at the Legion in Herman.
On June 25th I traveled to Willmar for the Willmar fest parade, and ran into my classmate Tony Cruze again. After the parade I visited my relatives Milt and Rudy Anderson and Roma Fostervold in their homes. Later the threshing bee royalty were among the participants in the old settler’s reunion parade in Barrett. After the parade it was time for supper ,then I stopped at the home to visit Esther Cline then stopped to look at the remolded lakeside pavilion and finally at the swimming beach but decided the water was too cold for a swim.
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the dedication service of gslc on June 26th. Thanks to everyone who helped to organize the great program, prepare and serve the dinner and esp. to the Good Shepherd Cemetery assoc. for their very generous donation to the church. In the aft I traveled to Alex for the Viking land band festival, Park Center was the grand champion. In the eve I visited a friend in the Bethany Home.
Kellen Erdahl was part of a Rockies LL team that won their playoff game in Donnelly on June 27th.
Vedar Harstad and I attended the men’s health night at scmc on June 29th. Later Deanna Recker and I attended the New Wine homecoming performance at first Lutheran. Suzanne Smith was the keyboardist; Tom Holland, Amber Recker and Kristina Johnson were members of the cast.
Deanna Heuer and I were among those who watched part of the ladies sb games in Donnelly on June 29th.
Pearl Amundson recently spent some time visiting her brother and sister law Chester and Gloria Larson and other family and friends in the area.
Lorraine (Jim) Aanerud returned June 25th from a mission trip to Rwanda, Africa as part of a team of ten from the Maple Grove evangelical Free Church who ministered at a free church Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Her daughter and son in law Laurie and Mike McBride and granddaughters Meghan and Elizabeth were also part of the team. They visited another church and school to encourage them in their ministry. They saw God at work in Africa. While in Africa they also enjoyed a safari in Kenya for three days while they viewed close up the wild animals of Africa.

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