Friday, July 6, 2012

donnelly news

 Next edition July 7-13th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news. Correction: my e-mail ad is

Weather news: it has been very hot and humid this week, fans, ac and other cooling devices have been working overtime. Corn and wheat continue to look very good, beans are lagging some.
STJ/KONG News: there will be joint services at St J on July 8th @ 8:30 a.m. and on July 15th at Kong at 10:15 am. David Holtz executive director of Luther crest will be the guest speaker on the 15th, the next communion service will be on July 22nd.
There will be a special meeting at Kong on July 15 following services regarding the shingling /repair of the church
Joint councils will meet on July 12th at 7 pm at ST J. note change of day.
St J Welca will meet on July 10th at 1:30 pm note change of date.

GSLC news David Patterson of ilt will be giving a presentation during adult Ed on July 8th to talk about the “word at work” series starting this fall. PR Mike is one of the speakers at ilt chapel services which are archived on “you tube”
The red hatters will meet on July 20th at the 4-h food stand in Herman at 11 am during the grant co fair
The 23rd Annual Luther Crest Bible Camp Quilt Auction will be held today (sat) at the Bible Camp near Alexandria.  Quilt review, silent auction, bake sale begins at 10 a.m. and live auction starts at 12:30 p.m.

The community club will meet on July 9th at 7 pm at the Donnelly hall
RTA annual meeting on July 11th 7 pm WCAHS Barrett
July 12th will be the final game of ladies sb in Donnelly at 7 pm. The tri county horseshoe league also has games every week at the courts by the po
Ufmsb will be celebrating their centennial with a variety of events on July 13th in Donnelly starting with an ice cream social and concluding with a fireworks display
I have a little story to tell about the bank. My grandmother was Norwegian and she never learned to speak English so when she needed to do some business at the bank she went to see CC Erstad the president who was Danish. The two languages were similar enough so they could understand each other.
There will be a benefit supper and silent auction for Tyler Smith on July 19th from 4:30-7:30 pm in the tiger/cougar rooms at the prairie inn in Morris, he has a heart defect. His parents are Nathan and Heather Smith, grandparents are Roger and Sherry Gausman of Alberta, and Richard and Suzanna Smith of Morris, great grandmother is Pauline Smith, free will offering. If unable to attend to you can mail donations to Colleen Neal box 132 Alberta MN 56207 (Make checks out to Thrivent finical)
Douglas D. Pedersen, of Ivanhoe, passed away on June 21st; survivors include his father Ken Pedersen, and uncle, Merrill Pedersen both of Alex, and former Donnelly area residents. They owned and operated the Pedersen funeral home in Morris for many years.
Adam Jerome Lesmeister and Kendra Lee Gaebel proudly proclaim their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Jane Lesmeister of Morris and the late Jeanne Lesmeister, and Gary and Lori Gaebel of Becker, grandmother is Shirley (Anderson) Holman
On Tuesday, July 3 at the Blood mobile, Kathy Eystad completed her 8 gallon donation; Beth Heinrich completed her 4 gallon donation
On Apr. 11 the annual band solo and ensemble contests were held in Morris, the following received awards as members of a group: McKenzie Smith and James Burke Jazz 1,McKenenzie was also a member of the  sax septet, the sax sextet and wind ensemble; Tom Holland and James Burke trombone quartet Alyssa Uphoff and McKayla Smith wind ensemble clarinet choir, McKayla also was a member of the woodwind duet; Dalton Lupke and John Huebner brass ensemble ,Pat Uphoff; brass ensemble ,and a euphonium solo ;Brandon Pry brass ensemble ;Mark Dunn and Myles Smith brass  quartet Amber Recker flute trio; Kristina Johnson flute duet
Congratulations to Scott and Judy Neumann who recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary
Happy 28th anniversary on July 4th, to Robert and Sondra Koepke in Orlando, Florida
Congratulations to the Morris b squad sb team that had an undefeated season Samantha Heinrichs was a member of that team
Congratulations to the following who earned all-conference honors in track Beth Holland, MaKenzie Smith, Kourtney Geise, and Savannah Aanerud
Congratulations to Brooke Geliespe who won the hustle award for grades 6-8 at the tiger bb camp she also placed in the top three in several events of the kid’s games during the Chokio community picnic
A good crowd was on hand again for the Kiwanis talent show on June 28th the group tea tom took first place
A good crowd was on hand on June 30th for the memorial service for Esther Pasche at St Paul’s Lutheran church, in the aft I traveled to Herman to help do some painting at the fairgrounds
After services at Kong on July 1st I visited Denny Anderson in his house in Donnelly later Jim and Lou Eystad and I visited Gary Weirs at scmc as of this writing he is in the Good Sam home in Hoffman
Jerry and Joan Kopacek spent an enjoyable time at Luther Crest Bible Camp Women’s Week from the 24th-28th. Bernice Erdahl was one of the lefsa makers Monday. Mason Dunn from “xtereme camp” helped lead the Dining room grace Thursday. This year the women got to go zip-lining on the camp’s new high ropes course. On the way home they stopped in Hoffman to visit Marvel Wagner, who said to say “Hi!” to everyone. Jerry and Joan will be back at camp the 6th and 7th to assist with their annual Quilt Auction. 

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