Friday, August 12, 2011


Next edition Aug. 13thth-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: After weeks of hot humid weather and a lot of thunderstorms the weather has settled down some with some cooler temps and just a few shots of rain and things are starting to dry out a little. Crops continue to look good I have seen a few fields of wheat being harvested in the area. The garden produce on display in Glenwood looked much better than it did it Herman.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: The summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 21st
GSLC news: Aug 21st is new member Sun, women’s bible study continues on Wed a.m. and VBS will continue on August 17th, and 24th at 5:30 pm. at the church. The coffee money during Aug will go to the Feed My Starving Children packing event.
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

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 and other places in the area. If you want some stop into HD & CO in Donnelly or call 246-3475
There will be a work night at the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 23rd at 6:30 pm to get things ready for the bee. Any help before, during, or after the bee is greatly appreciated.

The theme of this year’s threshing bee on Aug 27th and 28th is “Donnelly a great place to call home” This week I will highlight Sat activities next week sun. The day begins with a pancake breakfast, continues with a sb tournament, kiddie parade, kids tr. pull, antique tr. Pull, bike safety rodeo, coronation and dance at the hall. A new event this year on Sat will be a twelve horse hitch on Sat aft about 1 pm. In the morning various teams will be plowing and harrowing. As always anyone is welcome to bring a display, demonstrate, play, sing etc. there will be lots of activities both days, horseshoe tournament, chain saw carving, flea market etc. The area churches will once again be serving food. The feature this year is John Deere and our special guest will be Don Duffner displaying his three in one tractor. For more info call 320-795-2437 or e-mail There is also a website: with more info on it. Please note that this is an independent website and is not associated with the Donnelly Community Club .There are two girls vying for threshing bee queen and four for little Miss Donnelly. I will have more info next week
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.
Lee R. "Dick” Kloos, of Hopkins, formerly of Donnelly passed away on Aug 2. He is survived by his wife, 8 children, and 8 grandchildren. His Dad ran the lumberyard in Donnelly and lived where Shirley Frank now lives. Dick Goldenstein says his folks bought the lumber from his Dad to build their house. I have posted his obit on my blog.
Former Donnelly area resident Darlene Awsumb passed away on Aug. 8th. Her funeral is today (Sat) at 10 am at Assumption Catholic church in Morris
Former Donnelly area resident Mavis J. Gulbrandson, of Hoffman, passed away on Aug. 7th.

Chase Dylan Jensen was born on July 25, at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Christeena Jensen and Wayne Higgins of Herman. Grandparents are Theresa Pagel of Morris, Michael Higgins and Cheryl Beebe of Donnelly, and Scott Jensen of Lincoln, Neb.

Winners at the vfw aux Cancer Salad drawing winners were Joanne Graff, Deanna Heuer, Pat (Gary) Smith, Shirley Kill, Rose Uhden, Veronica Smith , John DeLong, and Deanna Recker
Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those who attended Willie’s parking lot party at Eastside Park on Aug. 4th. I then traveled to Glenwood to attend the Pope co fair where I watched part of the horse pull there and listened to Pure Country the band that will be playing at our threshing bee dance again this year.
Richard and Val Olson and I were among those attending some the Flekkefest activities in Elbow Lake on Aug 5th. While there I had an opportunity to say “hi” to former Donnelly area residents Diane Amundson and Rosie Sax. In the eve Vance and Kim Gullickson and I were among those that attended the SAL sweet corn feed in Morris.
Tim and Deb Root were among the workers and their families of Superior Industries and Wesmor that attended the co picnic at East Side Park on Aug 5th. The #99 Aflac NASCAR car which was on display generated a lot of interest
Andy Brevig and I attended the all committee meeting at St J on Aug. 6th and the community block party and chicken supper in the aft. In the eve the threshing bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in E.L.
Geo and Arlys Pederson and I were among those who attended the sister city program in Elbow Lake on Aug. 7th
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the meet the threshing bee royalty candidate’s event at the town hall on Aug. 8th. Afterwards the community club had their monthly meeting as we finalized plans for the bee. After the meeting I visited Denny Anderson at his house.
Bob and Dorothy Eisel recently returned home from a trip to Wasilla AK where they visited with their family members that live there.

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