Friday, August 5, 2011


Next edition Aug. 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weather during this past week has been about the same as it has been for some time sunny and hot during the day with some thunderstorms rumbling through the area at night. There is a lot of standing water due to all the rain we have had, there was some hail here on Sat afternoon but thankfully we escaped the damage some areas had this week. The crops that have not been drowned out continue to look good.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: the parish is coordinating a block party featuring a bike ride, food and music between St J and the Donnelly Hall today (Sat) 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 Aug newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.
Thanks to Pastor David Holtz from Luther Crest bible Camp and everyone else who helped fill in during the past several weeks while Pr. Judy was on vacation

GSLC news: VBS will continue on Wednesday nights August 10th, 17th, and 24th at 5:30 pm. at the church.
The coffee money during Aug will go to Feed My Starving Children. Church members will pack food on Aug. 30th at 1:30 pm. The packing event will be in Morris again on Aug 30,31st and Sept 1st .If you or your org would like to help out contact the Morris E Free Church at 589-2808 or

Trinity Lutheran Church of Alberta will have their annual sweet corn feed on Aug. 7th 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 as all UFMSB locations. The posters are also up in Donnelly. If you want some stop into HD & CO in Donnelly or call 246-3475
“Meet the Candidates" for the Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty is August 8th at 7:30 pm, at the Donnelly Hall.

This year’s threshing bee is Aug 27th and 28th. There will be a couple of new events this year including a 12 horse hitch on Sat aft. Most of the other events will stay the same. The feature this year is John Deere so if you have any tractors and/or machinery be sure to bring them to the show. There will also be a special display in the feature area this year, Don Duffner’s triple tractor (830’s jd diesels) Next year’s feature will be Oliver. Any help before, during, or after the bee is always welcome and anyone is welcome to bring displays, demonstrate ,play ,sing etc. for more info call Barry Gades at 795-2437 or e-mail

There are two upcoming showers at Kong: On Aug. 14th there will be a bridal shower for Andrea Bergstrom bride to be of Joha Toma from 2-4 pm. On Aug 20th there will be a post nuptial bridal shower for LeAnn van Horn and Ben Honzay from 9-11 am. Their wedding is today (Sat) in Morris.

Ruth Moerke passed away on July 28th , Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended her funeral at St J on Aug 3rd afterwards I had a chance to visit with Pr. Luther and his family who were up for the funeral. Ruth’s daughter Carol asked to me announce that some of the flowers they had on her Dad’s grave at Vinger are missing if anybody knows anything about them let me know and I will pass the info along to her. In aft Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the NHAS customer appreciation supper at Niemakel lake park, in the eve Ellen Wilts and her girls and I attended the VBS program at GSLC.

Congratulations to Greg and Naomi Fynboh of Donnelly who were recently named St Co Farm family of the year
Congratulations to the dfd for winning the fireman’s water fights during crazy days in Morris
Congratulations to Gertie Werk who was also one of the grand champions in the creative arts building at the Grant Co fair
Congratulations to the Morris electronics team that recently won the elem. girls sb championship, Sydney Sperr is a member of that team.
Congratulations to the Morris VFW team that recently won the dist. championship, Bryce Jergenson and Chandler Erickson are members of that team.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Gilbertson and I attended “hort night” at the wcroc on July 28th
Marge Kleinhans and I were among those who watched the Irondale band’s performance at ‘big cat” stadium in Morris on July 29th
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the baptism service for Brady Woodke at GSLC on July 31st In the aft I traveled to Glenwood where the Threshing Bee royalty were participants in the Waterama Parade. Logan and Baily represented Donnelly at the Miss Morris/Miss Midwest pageant in Morris on July 23rd.
Opal and Vedar Harstad and I were among those who attended the visitation for Rachel Martian at the Pedersen funeral home in Morris on Aug 1st. Joan Kopacek was part of the VFW AUX honor guard for past president Rachel Martin

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