Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Can't believe that July is almost history. Thank you

On Jul 23, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Allen E Anderson wrote:

usually my column is posted on line late fri aft but this week it was not and I was waiting to get a physical copy of the paper before sending this out to make sure it got in there.

Next edition July 23-29th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. If you have news for me please remember that my deadline is Tue eve for my mailboxes and wed eve for everything else.

Weather news: The past week has been very hot and humid with a few thunderstorms thrown in for good measure. The power was out here for a while on Sun eve. It has helped the crops esp. the beans. Some of the grain fields I saw on my trip were starting to ripen and there was a lot of hay down.

STJ/KONG PARISH News: All joint council members as well as members of the fellowship and outreach committee are encouraged to attend a planning meeting for the upcoming block party on July 25th at 7 pm at st J. our parish will be coordinating the party which will be on Aug. 6th beginning at 5 pm. I will more details about it next week.

GSLC news: There is a signup sheet at church for a nine part women’s bible study beginning on Aug. 3rd and continuing every wed at 9 am. On Aug. 6th there will be a trip to valley fair

VBS will be on Wednesday nights on August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th at 5:30 pm. at the church. VBS will be for ages pre-school through adults. Each eve will start with a potluck dinner and then have a bible story for the night. The adults will attend a bible study with Pr. Michael and the children (pre-school and up) will attend activities, games and craft all revolving around the bible story. Everyone will come back together at the end of the night for singing and fellowship. If you are interested in attending please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway or let Pr. Mike know.

The tri county horseshoe league will continue to have games at the courts in Donnelly on Tue evenings through mid Aug. I have also been informed that there will be a ladies sb game on July 25th, this is a makeup date.

The LTD Motorcycle run will be held today (sat) beginning with registration at 8 am in Monte and traveling though Morris about 3 pm. For more info call Chad Turner at (320) 333-8615.

Brittney Schmiesing and Jesse Boe, along with their parents, Randy and Karla Schmiesing of Chokio, and Randy and Cathy Boe of Morris, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. A September 24, 2011 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris with a reception and dance following at the Prairie Inn of Morris. Her grandparents are Wally and Marlys Giese.

There will be a bridal shower for her on Sat July 30th at our savior’s Lutheran church in Chokio at 9 am.

Vern Anderson of Priest River Idaho passed away on July 9th at the age of 92.Among the family members that survive him are a sister Opal Harstad and her family.

On July 17th and 18th I took a mini vacation. I left Sat am stopping in Alberta for the SAL pancake breakfast. I then traveled to walnut grove where I took in some of the family festival activities at the park, bordered a bus for a tour of some of the sights in the area, went through the museum and attended the pageant in the eve. After camping out overnight in Sandborn I traveled to Springfield to attended services at St Paul's Lutheran church. During the coffee hour afterwards I had an opportunity to visit with our former pastor Luther Johnson and his family some. In the aft I stopped by the “end of line railroad” museum in Currie, the gravesite of my uncle and aunt Vernon and Mabel Van Olst in Chandler ,and in Madison to visit with a distant relative Doris Peterson before arriving home Sun evening shortly before the thunderstorm hit our area. It is as wet down there as it is around here.

Karen Long supplied me with the following info about her uncle Vern Anderson. He was born in Seattle Wash the son of Vedar and Olive (Holt) Anderson. Olive was born on a farm site just east of where Charles and Karen Long now live (11458 200th ave. Herman) Vern and his wife Thelma visited this location in the 80's and made several trips to MN through the years. Opal and Ervin Harstad and family also traveled to Northern Idaho every summer for many yrs. visiting opal’s family there. Karen says it is very beautiful country there. Vern was an avid gardener. When they came to MN he enjoyed visits with Chester and Edna Olson Paul and Laverne Kopitzhe, Willie Martian and others but esp. his aunt Marie Krogan. He served his country in the army. He worked as a millwright or a mechanic most of his life. He is survived by his wife of 65 years two sons Frank and George and their spouses 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Eddie Harstad. A memorial service was held on July 16th with burial at evergreen cemetery Priest River Id.

Jim and Lou Eystad accompanied Ellen Wilts to in Milford IA on July 17th to enroll Kellie and Carrie in the Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp there. Several members of gslc donated money for the kids to attend the camp.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Thrivent picnic at Pomme De Park on July 20th.

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