Sunday, April 29, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Apr 28th-May 4th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. Weather news: we had some rain over the weekend; which helped to freshen things up, around here some, and although there was some hail in the area on Sat. The weather has been very nice this week. A former neighbor tells me they have been able to get most of their corn planted. S J/Kong parish news: There will be joint worship at Kong on Apr 29th at 11 a.m. , with a dinner afterwards as a fundraiser for a Kong youth who is part of the new wine group from first Lutheran that will be traveling to Chicago in June, free will offering GSLC news: five young people will be confirmed at the church on Apr 29th at 9 a.m. two are from the Kensington Lcmc. Rev Norm Olsen from Reclaim and Erin Koehntop from someplace safe will be leading adult forums in May. The Glacial Ridge Conference WELCA spring gathering will be held at Glenwood Lutheran church in Glenwood on Apr 30th registration is at 4:30 with a light meal served at 5 pm. the speaker will be Pastor Julie Grothe a native of Benson on her work the homeless through guild Inc. in Minneapolis. For more info contact the parish office at 246-3211 The NDP is on May 3rd locally the Morris E. Free Church will have a 24 hour prayer vigil at the church Tickets are now on sale for the New Wine performances at first Lutheran on May 6th, 9th 12th & 13th dessert at 6 pm show at 7 pm Ellen Wilts will have a Watkins open house at the main st galleria in Hoffman today (sat) from 10 am -2 pm The Courage cottage garage sale and toad tracks book fair concludes today (sat) 8-11 am in the first Lutheran basement. The st co homemakers will have a rummage and bake sale today (sat) from 8-11 am at first Lutheran The st co gen soc will meet on May 3rd at 1:30 pm Free Food distribution at the fire hall in Donnelly on May 4th at 1pm The Red Hatters will meet at 1 pm at a place to be in Donnelly on May 7th the bookmobile will be in town the city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 pm There will be bridal shower for Amy (Gulbrandson) Day on June 10th at Kong. If you are interested is serving on the shower committee contact Mary Huebner at 246-3432 e-mail There will be an open house bridal shower for Machon Galligan, bride to be of Bradley Halbe, April 29, 2 to 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. His parents are Steve and Jeanne Halbe grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson Posters are up in Donnelly for my aunt pearl’s auctions sale on May 12th at her house in Donnelly and is also on the Midwest auction website-Hanson auctioneers Rentz agency is having a open house at 401 e 3rd st in Donnelly on Apr 29th from 11 am – 1 pm I received an e-mail from Mark Koepke informing he has sold his home in Orlando and moved to West Fargo ND his new ad is 301 12th street---- east. West Fargo, North Dakota 58078. No phone yet Rebekah Aanerud, Becca Holland, Kristi Geise and McKenzie Smith are members of the MA-C-A girls track team that has had a successful spring so far. They won their own meet, finished 2nd at Minnewaska, third at their 2nd innovational, and third at Benson. Time and space do not permit me to list all their individual accomplishments here but I will on my blog. Kourtney and Becca have finished in the top 5 in most of their races individually and as part of several relay teams. MaKenzie has finished first, or second in all her races, and Rebekah has finished in the top 6 in most of her hurdles and top 5 in the pole vault The Morris FFA had their awards night recently, congratulations to Jake Moser who earned a state degree and the state chapter farmer award ,his sister Jonna received the outstanding member award, Rebekah Aanerud received the outstanding sophomore award ,Kaitlin Van Horn ,Brody Bahr, Jesse Disselkamp and Jake Moser received ag proficiency award; Kaitlin also received star chapter agribusiness award Penny Melberg and Nancy Henrichs were members of the Willie’s sv that was the 2011-12 hi lo bowling league season champions Congratulations to Tara Flaten who recently made the honor roll at Hancock h.s Congratulations to Brooke geilspe who was one of c-a h.s musicians to receive a superior/ excellent award at the dist. music contest Congratulations to gabbi Nienhaus who was recently named a star green hand of Hancock FFA Lauren Saneness of Cyrus gave a presentation on the Gideon’s during the unwinders’ service at the Christus house on Apr 12th. Rev and Mrs. Cox of Morris provided the entertainment at the wwv Apr birthday party on Apr 13th. Afterwards I visited some of the residents there D ick Goldenstein and I were among the good crowd at the Angie Staples benefit at first Lutheran on Apr 14th. Later Jim and Lou Eystad were among the many workers at the ST J spring fling. Afterwards I visited Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly. On Apr. 19nd I attended the final unwinders service of the year at the Christus house, later a good crowd was on hand at the science auditorium at umm for a presentation on what happened to paratroopers During D-day by Colonel Osterberg. Apr 20th I took in the ABC sale at Zion, visited my aunt Pearl, attended the concert by Penny and Pals at MAES Music auditorium and visited Wally McCollar enroute home. Apr 22nd I spent some time in Hoffman at the fun expo ,visited some friends at the Hoffman home, and another friend at the Bethany home, stopped at the Viking Plaza to see the Pioneer Power clubs annual spring show, then went to see the movie “October Baby” at Cinema 9 in Alex. In the eve Rebekah, Savannah and Micah Aanerud were members of cast of “Pollyanna” that was presented at Central Square in Glenwood. Apr 22nd Mike and Lisa Melchert were among the many archers who partook in the Mitch Keiendel memorial archery shoot at Niemakel Lake Park. In the eve a good crowd was on hand for “A Little Night of Music” at First Lutheran Jim and Lou Eystad attended the salad luncheon at the Eden reformed church in Herman on Apr 22nd Apr 21st the Kopacek’s attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Ron and Betty Aanerud at Waubun. Ron’s parents were the late Victor and Millie (Miller) Aanerud formerly of Donnelly As many of you have seen and/or heard my farm place is no more it was demolished by the new owners last week

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