Friday, July 13, 2012

donnelly news

 Next edition July 14-20th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it continues to be very hot although not quite as hot as it was and we are badly in need of rain. Crops continue to look good despite everything
STJ/KONG News: there will be joint services on July 15th at Kong at 10:15 am with David Holtz executive director of Luther Crest as the guest speaker and the next communion service will be on July 22nd, when the regular service schedule will return.
There will be a special meeting at Kong on July 15 following services regarding the shingling /repair of the church
GSLC news: July 15th is new member Sunday
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 fair is July 19th -22nd Jeremiah Thompson is a member of the fair board
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 financial)
Chandra Busse and Steve Schmitz, both of Sauk Centre, announce their engagement. Chandra is the daughter of James and Julie Busse of Appleton; her grandparents are Verle and Della Dunn of Donnelly. Steve is the son of Florian and Rosella Schmitz of Sauk Centre. A September 22, 2012 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with a reception to follow at Gerards Banquet Facility.
Caden Shane Wevley was born to Shane and Holly Jo Wevley of Elbow Lake grandparents are Sherman and Sheeree Long of Hoffman, Kathy Wevley and John Jensen of Barrett, great grandparents are Virginia Long and Esther Wevley of Morris
Eugene J. Lesmeister passed away on July 5th survivors include his sons Tony of Donnelly, Tom and Roxanne of Morris and their family; grandson Casey (Danielle) and their family and granddaughter Audrey (Steve Larson) McNally of Donnelly. Some of you will remember that he used to come up to threshing bee and split wood. Verle and Della Dunn and I attended his visitation on July 9th at the funeral home and I also attended his funeral on July 10th at assumption
the following were award winner at the owl bb camp 3rd place ,5th grade boys ;Bennett Neienhaus ;3rd place ,3rd grade boys ;Tristan raths ;2nd place; 2nd grade boys Jackson Loge
Congratulations to Elroy and Loraine frank who are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary this weekend
Andy Brevig and I were among those who attended the 4th of July celebration at Kong and the st co rep party central cmte meeting on July 5th at Detoy’s, the next mtg is scheduled for July 30th
The threshing bee royalty had a busy weekend. On July 7th they participated in the Hancock and Wendell parades and Kamern Sperr was in the parade in Starbuck on July 8th.  They went through the Wendell parade a second time on Sandy Dunn’s float, “hats off” to her and her family for doing a fantastic job of putting that parade together. The Dfd was also a part of the Hancock parade; I thought the Hancock band again did an excellent job of playing and preforming. After the Hancock parade I watched part of the tractor pull some of the pullers will probably be in Donnelly for the one at the threshing bee, later I attended part of the “jam” session at Della Conroy’s house. After the Wendell parade I stopped to visit Vivian Johnson. After the starbuck parade I visited several friends in the home and Donna Frank and Inga Mae Urke in their homes. On the 7th I also traveled to Herman to help with some painting at the fairgrounds and in the eve went back to Hancock for the fireworks show
The community club will have a fund raiser during the threshing bee to refurbish the float I will have more details later
Sandy also informs me that that the queen committee is still in search of past Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty photo duplicates for our Depot Display, Missing some years yet, if you or someone you know was a Threshing Bee Royalty, please contact her at 246-3292, or for more information. They would love to add your Royalty year in our collection.  You will be reimbursed. The originals still have not been located yet.

On June 29th Jim and Lou Eystad attended the open house for Renne (Boursea) Thompson at the Hoffman community center honoring her for 20 years of being in business. Although she has sold her beauty shop Lou says she is going to continue working there part time.
On July 8th we attended the ilt presentation by Rev David Patterson at GSLC.
Joan Kopacek and I attended the fellowship and evangelism committee meeting at ST J on July 9th as we made plans for the block party to be held on July 28th at the threshing bee grounds. I will have more details next week.
Joan and Jerry Kopacek and I attended the RTA mtg in Barrett on July 11th enroute I stopped to visit my cousin Bev Hurlbut and a friend at the Barrett care center. Unfortunately Esther Cline is  no longer able to have visitors.

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