Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Next edition sept 3rd-9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: some cooler temps in the eve remind us that fall is just around the corner, I have heard that crops conditions have deteriorated over the past several weeks but in driving around the countryside they sure look good to me.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: There will be joint services at ST J at 8:30 am on Sept 4th. Rally sun will be held on sept 11th at Kong ss at 9 am joint services at 10:15am
GSLC news: Gs will be having a rummage sale on Sept 9th (5-8 pm) and 10th (8-11 am) at the old prairie trailer building on HY 28 w to sell items from the old gs church; anyone who wishes to bring items for it can bring them out there on the eve of the 8th from 6-7 pm. Rally sun is Sept 11th at 9 am
St Charles Catholic Church of Herman will have their annual fall festival with turkey dinner on Sept 11th at the legion from 11am-1 pm
Women of the word Augustana dist. conference will be held on Oct 1 beginning at 9:30 am at Faith Lutheran in Hutchinson, please register by sept 15th

Due to the Labor Day holiday WAM will meet on sept 10th at the Minnewaska Lutheran home. Coffee at 9:30 am, program at 10 am. The program is a DVD by rev Steve King entitled “law and gospel” everyone welcome for more info call 795-2477
Thanks to matching funds by the Land O lakes foundation 2,236.58 was donated to the st co food shelf by our parish from the block party.
The red haters, city council, fireman, Rendsville 4-h and community club will meet on Sept 12th in various places in Donnelly. Check with your leader for times and places
The po and most Donnelly business will be closed on Sept 5th due to the Labor Day holiday
Donald Geise of Hoffman passed away on Aug. 25th, an uncle Clearance Geise is among the family members that survive him
Thanks to great weather and good crowds we had another successful threshing bee thanks to everyone who came up and helped us celebrate and to everyone who helped out in any way to make it a great event. The twelve horse hitch and the triple tractor were very popular events. Next year’s bee will be held on Aug 25 and 26th our feature will be Oliver.
Congratulations to the new threshing bee royalty Olivia Reimers, queen; Rebekah Aanerud, princess; Karmen Sperr, little Miss Donnelly; Kendra Wevely princess. Karmen’s sisters’ Brandi and Kendra as well as Rebekah’s sisters’ Cammi and Savannah have all been threshing bee royalty.

Congratulations to Henning Asusmb for being chosen as the grand marshal of the threshing bee parade. Some of the other winners at the bee include in the tractor pull John Armstrong (my former neighbor) Scott Neuman, horseshoe Nick Daly and Andy Brevig. Parade merit awards included the grand marshal float, kopel’s kookers, Don Duffner’s triple tractor, Audrey Henrichs tractor, Herb Nelson’s miniature horses, the parade committee, and the traveling trophy went to the royalty float. The committee did some refurbishing of it over the weekend and it looked very nice. Everybody was a winner in the kiddie parade and for the first time I can remember all the cash drawing winners were Donnelly area people. With everything going on and visiting with various people I did not get a chance to obtain all the results hopefully I can get some more for next week’s column, and I will also give a brief history of it that I received from Evelyn Underwood.
Our threshing bee has become our annual “family” reunion not only do many of the exhibitors, horseshoe players and others come back every year but also many former residents and it always nice to visit with them. This year we had visitors all the way from Norway. One thing that many people comment on year after year is all the great food that the churches serve. Even the Alex Shriners had to stop in prior to the parade to have some pie and ice cream.
Mark koepke has asked me to announce that he has a new e-mail address firebird357@yahoo.com
Congratulations to Brooklyn Koehntop who won the adorable baby contest sponsored by the Morris Life care center at the St Co fair. Her parents are Kyle and Mandi (Kloos) Koehntop.
Congratulations to the “tons of fun” vb team that recently won the team championship at the buddies bar and grill league in Hancock, Jackie (Dan) Dripps is a member of that team
Our sympathy goes out to Nate Long (Sherman and Sherry) who lost his house and possessions in a house fire near Keng on Aug 13th
Mary Huebner and I attended the presentation by Guy Doud at MAHS on Aug. 24th. He is a former national teacher of the year. In the eve I attended VBS at GS.
Brain and Peg Kruize and I were among those who attended the open house at MAHS on Aug. 25th
On Aug 26th Herb and Carol Kloos and I attended the Westrom for rep pork chop fundraiser in Elbow Lake. The Kopacek family traveled to Alberta for the open house/supper at Cargill. Many of us also spent some time on the grounds helping get things ready for the bee. Enroute to the grounds I stopped at a couple of the rummage sales in Donnelly.
Paul Sperr and I were among those who helped pack food for FMSC on Aug 30th at the MAES. Our shift packed about 3600 meals. This is the 4th year I have helped and it gives one a sobering perspective on how so little can do much for hungry children around the world. In the eve I was among those who worked on the threshing bee grounds to take things down and put them away.

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