Friday, September 16, 2011


Next edition sept 17th-23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news as I write this there is a frost advisory out reminding us that despite the nice weather we have been having it will not last much longer. Beans are rapidly turning and the corn in maturing, however it is dry and some good rains would be welcome.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: The fall schedule begins on Sept 18th with services at 8:30 am (K) and 11 am (ST J). Parish .ss will be at Kong at 9:45 am, there will be a coffee hour at Kong in the church basement following services and at St J before services.

GSLC news: new member sun is Sept 18th and there will be bluegrass music before and after services. The play godly women out of history will be presented at the church on Sept 25th at 7 pm.
September fest will be held on sept 18th at assumption catholic church in Morris beginning with mass at 10 am and continuing throughout the day with dinner, classic vehicle show, raffle etc.

The fall grief share recovery seminar/support group will start on Sept 26th at the Morris e free church in Morris and continue for the next 13 weeks, for more info call 589-2614
There will be a sing a long at the Eden reformed church in Herman on Sept 18th at 6 pm. There will also be a pioneer sing a long on Sept 21st at 7 pm at Lincoln Lutheran church of rural Barrett
There will be card shower for Sylvia Schmidt in honor of her 80th birthday on sept 16th. Her ad is 210 w 6th st Morris.
Niemackl Lake Park Day will be held on Sept. 18 at the park beginning at 10:30 a.m., with a dinner (free will offering), music by Sonny Bartell, corn maze etc. the park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman
Anna Jo Rohloff and Jacob Craig Rohloff were born on July 21, 2011 at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Neb. to Craig and Kathy Rohloff. Grandparents are Lanny and Linda Rohloff of Morris, great grandmother is Ardelle Rohloff of Morris.
Alex Backman was born on Aug. 24th at scmc to josh Backman and Candice nelson of Alberta grandparents are al and Karen Backman of Alberta great grandmother is Liz Ascheman of Morris
Congratulations to the following 4-her’s who earned awards at the MN state fair
Cammi (purple), Rebekah (blue) Savannah (participation) Aanerud, Brittany Cardwell (blue) Sami Searle (participation) Jacob Sperr (blue), the stampede club won a blue ribbon on their club banner, and a blue ribbon for their community pride project.
Congratulations to Joha and Andrea (Bergstrom) who were married at Kong on sept 10th.
Congratulations to third graders Courtney Lehman, and Tristan Raths who received their bibles during services at Kong on sept 11th. Destiny Pollard also received a bible but she was unable to attend.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the welcome picnic at the eastside park on Sept 8th later I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson in her apt at the sunrise apts. We also attended the transitional WAM meeting at the Minnewaska Lutheran home. It was decided that West Central, Word Alone chapter, declare its original mission accomplished and move on by establishing a new Learning Center, in Morris, with Good Shepherd Lutheran, offering the "Word at Work" on-line study courses. Watch for further information and more details later.

Sept 9th I watched the funeral possession for Donald Heikkinen come into town, then visited my cousin Bev Hurlbult at LL, and attended the gs rummage sale in Morris. In the eve I traveled to Dalton to attend the lrta show camping out overnight before traveling to Starbuck for the wam mtg on the 10th. Our threshing bee royalty were part of the parade in Dalton that day. After the meeting I visited Bill and Lenna Telkamp in their camper at Hobo Park. In the eve Sid and Carol Wilcox and I attended the courage cottage’s 10th anniversary supper.
On Sept 11th a good crowd was on hand for rally sun services at Kong and the dinner afterwards. After dinner, cake and ice cream was served in honor of Kong 135th aniv. After services I had a chance to visit with my former neighbor Sally Voss who was home for her 50th class reunion. Lou Eystad tells me her cousin John Alm was also home for the reunion. In the aft Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the 90th birthday for Lillian Heinrich at the Morris senior center. Enroute home I stopped at Harstad Slough to watch some of the rod and gun club’s annual trap shoot.
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on Sept 10th. We had another very successful bee selling about 1600 buttons. It was a lengthy meeting as we discussed various aspects of the past bee, ideas for future bees and other events. The next meeting will be held on Oct 10th as always we welcome any and all ideas for future bees and or other events. A reminder that next year’s bee will be held on Aug. 25 and 26th, with Oliver as the feature.
A house key was found on the grounds if you are missing one call 246-3475
I am told that it was Fred huebner and Fred gerber that had the separators at the first bee and that one you see sitting out on the highway advertising the bee belonged to Fred.
Glen and Gertie Werk and I were among those who attended the visitation for Frank Lembke at the funeral home on sept 13th. His so Gary is a classmate
Mark Koepke asked me to share his contact info and would like to hear from people in the Donnelly area, 6033 Statler Ave Orlando FL 32809, PH 407-859-9429, e-mail ad:
I have posted some of the video I shot at the threshing bee on you tube look for Donnelly surfer

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