Friday, August 19, 2011

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 20th-26th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: crops continue to make good progress due to some sunny and warm days and some timely rains showers.

STJ/KONG PARISH News: The summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 21st. the parish will be leading the community worship services under the big top tent at the threshing bee grounds on Aug 28th with Tom and Pearl Horning providing the music

GSLC news: Aug 21st is new member Sun, women’s bible study continues on Wed a.m. and VBS will conclude on the 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 there will be a fundraiser at the pizza ranch on Aug. 29th all day.

Correction Mavis Gulbrandson is a former resident of Brandon not Donnelly.

Advance sale threshing bee buttons will be on sale through Aug 26th.The posters are also up 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. Another work night is planed for Aug 30th at 6:30 pm to take the fences down and put things away. I can also use help on Fri eve the 26th and Sun eve the 28th to put the chairs in the tent and put them back in the depot. Any help by anybody 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 Sundays activities .The day begins with an open air church services continue with a classic car show, parade, horse/pony pull and conclude with the cash drawing. 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, wood sawing shingle making, 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. I do plan to have my cart on the grounds again for use by handicapped people, remember if anybody is going to use a vehicle such as a golf cart on the grounds you must register it at the depot. Also remember no dogs except for service dogs are allowed on the grounds. 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 is also a Donnelly threshing bee page on Facebook.

Queen candidates this year are Rebekah Aanerud her parents are Andy and Heather, grandparents are Jim and Lorraine, Olivia Reimers her parents are Al and Shelly. Little Miss Donnelly candidates are Kamern Sperr, her parents are Duane and Lori, grandparents are Paul and Betty, Callista Kill her parents are Jim and Julie, grandfather is Dick Cady, Kellie Wilts her parents are Doug and Ellen, grandparents are Millie and the late LaVern, Kendra Wevely her parents are Matthew and Alisha Gramith, grandparents are Ron and Sue Wevely, great grandmother is Liz Ascheman.
There will be a post nuptial bridal shower for LeAnn Van Horn and Ben Honzay today (sat) from 9-11 a.m. at Kong they were married on Aug 6th. There will also be a bridal shower for Kayla Harstad bride to be of Josh Erdahl at first Lutheran in Morris on Aug. 27th at 9:30 am.

Pederson funeral home will hold their annual time to remember picnic at Pomme de Terre Park on Aug. 22nd at 5:30 pm

Winners from the donnelly area at the Vfw Cancer Salad drawing were Joanne Graff, Deanna Heuer, Pat (Gary) Smith, Shirley Kill, Rose Uhden, Veronica Smith , John DeLong and Deanna Recker

Jack Fuchs and I were among those who helped do some clean- up work at GS on Aug 9th
Verle and Della Dunn and I were among those who attended the memorial service for Fran Pederson at Bethel in Herman on Aug. 10th and the funeral for Darlene Awsumb at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris on Aug 13th. Fran’s family has owned and operated Pederson imp in Herman for many years, at lunch I had an opportunity to visit with Dick Goldenstein. After the funeral I visited with Selma Bruse in her apt Herman. In the aft I stopped by the fairgrounds in Morris for a look around then attended vbs at gs in the eve.

On Aug. 11th about a dozen of us got together to pick up the bundles from the field by the threshing bee grounds and put them on racks. We had more bundles than racks so there will be a lot of threshing going on during the bee.

On Aug 12th I visited with my aunt Pearl at the sunrise apts in Morris.
Steve Fults and I spent some time over the weekend at st co fair in Morris. I will list some of the winners from the homemakers and open class in a future column, as usual the number of awards that the Donnelly area kids won is too numerous to list individually so look for a special supplement to the s-t with a list of 4-h winners on Aug –.

The last parade of the year for the threshing bee royalty was on Aug. 14th in Hoffman. As always they did a good job representing Donnelly in many parades and events this year. After the parade I visited some friends in the good Sam home in Hoffman

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