Friday, July 27, 2012

donnelly news

 Next edition July 28th –Aug 3rd
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: other than a few minor rains showers the past week has been hot and dry. The crops and the garden produce that was on display at the Clinton & Herman fairs sure looked very good. I have seen some grain harvesting going on as well some haying esp. in the ditches. When I drove past the Donnelly co-op on Mon they were getting the binder ready to “swath” the threshing bee grain
STJ/KONG News: The parish is coordinating the 2nd annual block party to be held today (sat) at the threshing bee grounds in Donnelly there will be a sb game at 2 pm between the fireman and the rod and gun club. After the game about 4 pm supper will be served, on the menu is brats or hot dogs, beans, potato salad. There will be a free will offering to the food shelf. For more info contact the church office at 246-3211
GSLC news: VBS will be held on Aug. 8th 15th and 22nd beginning with a supper at 5:30 pm
Faith Lutheran of Morris will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Aug. 4 & 5th with a variety of actives contact the church at 589-2970 for a complete schedule and more info
Jim Hendricks will be in concert at Trinity Lutheran Cyrus on Aug. 5th at 5 pm free will offering
The Erik and Karen Harstad family and Gulbrandson family reunion will be held at Kongsvinger Church of rural Donnelly on July 29 beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. Please bring a dish to pass and your own dishes. For more info call Jeanne Ennen at 246-3416
The annual VFW Cancer Aid Salad Luncheon will be August 2nd at the Old # 1 Southside.
  A quick reminder that July 31 is the deadline for nominations for queen or little Miss Donnelly
 There will be an open house bridal shower for Brianna Neuman today (sat) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Herman.
The st co rep party central cmte will meet at Detoy’s on July 30th at 6:30 pm
Caleb Bradley Giese was born on July 11, to Erik and Nichole Giese of Donnelly. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and Brad and Mary Audette of Brooklyn Park. Great-grandfather is Clarence Giese of Donnelly.
Ed Delong of Herman passed away on July 19th survivors include his wife Yvonne, brothers John and Ben and grandsons Ethan, Tate, Shane, and Brody Harstad. Several of us from the Donnelly area were among those who attended his funeral at the um church in Herman. I used to work for two sheep farmers in the area so when he and his father in law Walt Steger came to sheer their sheep it was my job to help catch them. My dad used to raise sheep however when I was born he sold them to pay the hospital bill, when my mom told Walt that, he thought he had made a good “trade”.
  The theme for our bee this year is “the “bee”, something for everyone”, the feature is Oliver and the website is

Congratulations to Liz Ascheman who received a plaque from the dist. legion auxiliary for her outstanding PR work
Congratulations to the Morris vfw bb team that receive the #1 seed in the dist. 5 playoffs, members include Brady and Bryce Jergenson, Bo Gullickson, Riley Biesterfield, and John Huebner ;Vance Gullickson and Rob Jergenson are coaches of the team they will host the playoffs this weekend at cheizek field in Morris
Congratulations to MaKenzie Smith who won the women’s 5 k at the "Marv Meyer fun run" held during ppd
Congratulations to Owen Gibson who placed third at the ppd hot shot contest in 4-5 grade division
Congratulations to Tyler Busse who won first place in the compact class at the Demo Derby’s in Clinton on July 28 and at Herman on July 29th
I did not get too many results from the Herman fair due to the heat and other factors but I do know that Janet Hoernemann won the silver tray from MN dak for baking with sugar, Fred Sperr won several grand champions for his woodwork and other things, and Clyde and Brenda Long’s children won several purples in 4-h.  Bryce and Courtney Lehmann both won their age division in the kids tractor pull
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the 2nd installment of the book club at GSLC on July 18th, earlier in the day
I visited Verle and Della Dunn at their home in Donnelly.
July 19th I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson in the hospital after she fell and broke her hip, she was transferred to the WWV on July 23rd where I visited her and some other friends there that eve
On July 20th I traveled to DeSmet SD to attend their wilder pageant and take in some sights around town. I left on July 21st traveling to Clinton, to see some of the Big Stone county fair, then went to Herman for the Grant co fair and I also saw the LTD ride go through Graceville. Several of us from the Donnelly area also attended it on the 22nd as well as the golden wedding anniversary celebration for Graham and Iloise Groth in the aft at the Bethlehem Lutheran church in Herman, in the eve I visited Selma Bruse in her apt in Herman.

The threshing bee royalty had a busy day on the 21st participating in the kids’ day parade in Benson in the am the grant co fair parade in Herman in the aft, and were at the Miss Morris/Miss Midwest pageant in the eve. The Dfd and Ennen’s repair were also in the Herman parade. 

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