Friday, May 18, 2012
Next edition may 12th -18th Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Weather news: the weather has been sunny and mild for most of the last week. It looks like most farmers in the area have got their fields planted and the crops that are up are looking very nice S J/Kong parish news: there will be joint services with Holy Communion at St J on May 20th @11 a.m. This will be baccalaureate Sun with a brunch at 10 am and our grads be honored during the services. The ss kids will also sing and awards will be presented. There will be a special meeting after services on May 20th for St J members to consider an amendment to their constitution. There will be joint services at Kong at 8:30 am on May 27th The women’s book club will meet on May 23rd at 1:30 pm at Jeanne Ennen’s house. Please note change of date GSLC news: On May 20th Erin Koehntop from someplace safe will be leading an adult forum after services. It is also new member Sun The May mission of the month is Sola publishing and the coffee money will go to Lutheran Island Bible camp near Henning and Battle Lake. The Republican Party’s state convention concludes today (Sat) in St Cloud the st co rep party is tentatively scheduled to meet on May 29st time and place TBA. There will be city wide garage sales in Donnelly today (Sat) I have a few odds and ends for sale at site of the old blacksmith shop across from the t bee grounds The Pomme de Terre garden club will have a plant sale today (sat) at eastside park There will be CPR class at the st co ambulance garage on May 23rd at 7 pm Carol Hickman of Morris passed away on May12th. Survivors include her son Mark, Donnelly; daughter Deann (Jason Fjeld) Recker; and a brother Darryl (Vionne) Hadler. Leo Stine of Morris passed away on May 14th; survivors include his daughter Kathy (Scott) Bahr of Donnelly The Morris/ C-A girls finished second at the true track meet held at Minnewaska on May 14th. Beth Holland finished 8th in the 100; Kourtney Geise 4th in 800, MaKenzie Smith finished third the 1600 & 3200, Rebekah Aanerud finished 13th in the 100, and 8th in 300 hurdles, and seventh in the pole vault and 12th in the shot put, Beth Holland was a member of the 4 x100 relay team that finished first, Beth and Kourtney were members of the 4 x 400 relay team that finished third, and Kourtney was a member of the 4x 800 relay team that finished third They won the meet at Ortonville: Beth finished 2nd in the 200 meter run and was a member of the 4 x100 and 4 x200 relay teams that finished first MaKenzie won the 400 and placed 2nd in the discus; Kourtney finished third in the 800, she and McKenzie were members of the 4 x 800 relay team that finished first; Savannah Aanerud was 5th in the 800, Rebecca finished first in the 100 hurdles, and 2nd in the 300, and fifth in the pole vault. Congratulations to Castelli Kill who finished first in the 3rd grade division of loyalty day contest at St Mary’s school in Morris Congratulations to Jonna Moser who was recently presented with the extra mile award for the 8th grade students of quarters at MAHS Congratulations to Morris /C-A soft ball team that won the WCCS championship, Megan Mecklenburg and Olivia Reimers are members of that team. Donnelly connected ladies installed as VFW Auxiliary officers the 15th of May were President Joan Kopacek, Chaplain Jerry Kopacek, Guard Virene Olson, Trustees Liz Ascheman and Rose Uhden, Banner Bearer Jeanne Ennen. May 3rd the st co gen soc had their last meeting of the year the next one is scheduled for Sept 6th. Later in the day I helped out with some the landscaping work at GSLC and stopped into the Morris E Free Church for the ndp. May 4th, Jerry and Joan Kopacek and I helped out at the food distribution program in Donnelly, in the eve I traveled to Hoffman for the visitation for Martian Pasche at the Erickson –Smith funeral home. His son is a friend of mine. A good crowd was on hand for the visitation for Jack Ritter at the Pederson funeral home May 4th and his funeral on May 5th at Zion in Morris. He was a distant relative of mine. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at gs on May 6th and the reclaim hymnal forum led by PR Norm Olsen afterwards Jack Fucks and I were among those who helped pick rocks at gs on May 9th May 11th I spent some time in Hancock taking in the all town rummage sales May 12th a good crowd was on hand for my aunt Pearl’s auction sale in Donnelly. Later I traveled to Herman for their first ever fun fest, thanks to hdc for the gift cert I won from Perkins in Alex. Thanks to the generosity of area merchants almost everybody went home a winner. afterwards I visited Selma Bruse in her apt Jenny, Kaylene, Ashely and Megan Mecklenburg played and sang for the mother’s day program at the WWV on May 13th. Afterwards I visited some of the residents there. May14th Doug Ohman gave a very good presentation of “libraries of MN” at the Morris public library. He told me I was to say “Hi” to the people of Donnelly. Since I went there instead of to the community club meeting I do not know if he will be coming back to the bee this year. May 15th I was a supper guest of Pastors Mike and Martha Hanson and family at their home in Glenwood, afterwards PR Mike and I traveled to the Glenwood library to hear Doug Ohman. On May 16th I visited Ruth Strand at her home in Morris she informs me I made an error in a previous column. Todd Strands mother (Vivian) is still living. I recently learned that dad’s little friend “Abby Kruize” passed away. She and her “father” Richard came to see Dad just about every week for several years. The last time I saw Richard I told him I was disappointed she was not along with him.