Friday, July 29, 2011


Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please remember to check out my blog ( for more news, obits and other info.
Weather news: It has been hot during the last week but much less humid with a few severe thunderstorms and some heavy rains mixed in with it. crops continue to do well the grain is rapidly ripening. The crops on display in Herman looked really nice; however most of the garden produce was only fair.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: the parish is coordinating a block party featuring a bike ride, food and music between St J and the Hall on Aug. 6th to benefit the st co food shelf. The day will start with a bike ride from the “place to be” at 1:30 pm call 246-3221 for info about this event. Serving will start at 5 pm and continue until 7:30 pm or until the food is gone. On the menu is chicken, potato salad, baked beans and chips. The LL will be selling pop and water and the 4-h will be serving ice cream treats. There will be a DJ at “the place to be” beginning at 8 p.m... Everyone is welcome to come and join the festivities. There will be a free will offering for the meal. For more info contact the parish office or check out the posters around town. This event is made possible by many sponsors in the Donnelly, Morris and Alex area I have listed some of them on my blog
The all committee/joint council meeting planning meeting will be held on Aug. 6th at 9 am at St J. Note this is a change of time from what was announced earlier.

GSLC news: a nine part women’s bible study will begin on Aug. 3rd and continuing every wed at 9 am. There will be a trip to valley fair on Aug. 6th
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.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Alberta will have their annual sweet corn feed on Aug. 6th beginning at 5 pm
There will be no wam mtg in Aug.
Advance sale threshing bee buttons are now on sale in Donnelly businesses as well all UFMSB locations. You can save a dollar by buying in advance. There are also signup sheets for candidates for Little Miss Donnelly (ages 8-10) or threshing bee queen (ages 15-21) in Donnelly. For more info or to nominate someone call 246-3292
There will be a bridal shower for Brittney Schmiesing bride to be of Jesse Boe; today (Sat) at Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Chokio at 9 am. Parents of the couple are Randy and Karla Schmiesing of Chokio, and Randy and Cathy Boe of Morris, her grandparents Wally and Marlys Geise
NHAS will have their customer appreciation supper on Aug 3rd beginning at 5 pm at Niemackl Lake Park.

Stan Vipond of Norcross passed away on July 24th; his wife MaryAnn (Kopel) is among the family members who survive him.
Congratulations to Tyler Rouske who was named to the wcc south all-conference team in track
Congratulations to Tyler Busse who won his class at the demo derby at the big stone county fair in Clinton.
Congratulations to the Morris VFW bb team that placed third in the starbuck tournament. Chandler Erickson is a member of that team. He and his brother Alex are members of the Morris Legion team which recently won the NW division of the dist. 7 playoffs
Congratulations to the following runners who competed in the Marv Meyer 5 k run during ppd in Morris. Mackenzie (1st) and Pat (52nd) Smith, Rebekah (4th) and Cammi (6th) Aanerud, Beth (7th) and Becca (12th) Holland
Congratulations to Braeden, Keaton and Ryanne Long who were among the 4-hers winning grand and reserve championships on their projects at the Grant do fair. In the women’s building Barb Simpson and Chrissy Oachs won grand championships and Barb won the silver tray from Minn -Dak for baking with sugar.
Congratulations to the Green Babe Ruth team that was runner up in the Babe Ruth tournament, Bo Gullickson was a member of that team and his Dad, Vance was the coach. In an earlier column I mistakenly said he was coach of the orange team.
Congratulations to Greg and Naomi Fynboh who were recently named St Co Farm family of the year
Congratulations to the Parker Kloos construction co for winning a bronze award at the St Co Relay for Life. Renee Kloos was the third place finisher in the individual award category.
Ken Van Horn and I were among those who attended the customer appreciation open house at Prairie trailers on July 22nd. We were also among those who attended some of the Crazy Daze activities in Morris on July 27th.
Joyce Steuck and I were among those who spent some time in Herman over the weekend enjoying some of the exhibits and activities of the Grant Co Fair. On my way home on July 26th I visited Selma Bruse in her apt at the Pullman house.
Cassie and Kellie Wilts returned home on July 22nd from an enjoyable week at Bible camp.

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