Next edition July 21st-28th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news. Please keep in mind that well I will do my best to gather the news every week from various sources i.e. area papers, the radio station ,church bulletins ,newsletters, internet etc., the best source is from my readers so if you do have some news for me please let me know about it
Weather news: as I am writing this on wed am for the first time in about a month we are finally getting some badly needed rain and could very well be what the dr. ordered to ensure a great crop year. The past week has been pretty much a broken record very hot and dry. When I drove past some of wcroc fields earlier this week I saw they starting combine some wheat.
STJ/KONG News there will be communion services at both churches on July 22nd.
The parish is coordinating the 2nd annual block party to be held on July 28th 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. free will offering the food shelf. For more info contact the church office at 246-3211
GSLC news: VBS will be held on wed eves in Aug. more info later
The grant co fair in Herman continues today (sat) and concludes on the 22nd Jeremiah Thompson is a member of the fair board
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. Please join us, the more the merrier! For more info call Jeanne ennen at 246-3416
The ltd motor cycle ride is scheduled for today (sat) starting at 10 am in Appleton and coming through Morris about 4:30 pm. Part of the ltd is David Day who was married to Amy Gulbrandson more info call 1- 320-333-8615
The community club will have a fund raiser during the threshing bee to refurbish the float I will have more details later
The annual VFW Cancer Aid and Research Salad Luncheon will be August 2nd at Old # 1 Southside.
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 for more information, please contact her at 246-3292,. The originals still have not been located yet. A quick reminder that July 31 is the deadline for nominations for queen or little Miss Donnelly
Katie Jean Kruckman was born to Joshua Kruckman and Kellie Pry on July 16th. Grandparents are Dave and Cora Pry
Noah Scott and Weston Joseph were born on July 3rd in Fargo ND to Charles and Amanda Moser, grandparents are Greg and Donna Greiner, and great grandparents are Rollie and Jan Greiner
Brianna Marie Neuman and Benjamin James Summer wish to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Judy and Scott Neuman of Herman and Kathy and Wayne Summer of Alexandria. There will be an open house bridal shower for Brianna, on July 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Herman.
Amy Day and Ryan Murray wish to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Gary and Bonnie Gulbrandson of Donnelly, Sue Murray of St. Paul and Bill Murray of Kansas City. Grandparents of the couple are Arlene Gulbrandson of Herman, Hazel Vestrum of Hoffman and Joe Osendorf of St. Paul.
Congratulations to Katie Geise of st Mary’s for winning the swcd mural contest She advanced to the area 2 competition where she placed third
July 16th I watched part of the babe Ruth championship game where red defeated black. Members of the black team were John Hubener, Reilly Biesterfield, and Brady Jergenson, his brother Brody was the bat boy, and his dad Rob was the coach. Vance Gullickson is the commissioner
Several current and former Donnelly area farmers were among those who attended the summer field day at Wcroc on July 13th. Mark Erickson is a member of the advisory board Kendra Sperr and Natalie Johnston are among the summer interns working out there. In the aft a good crowd was on hand to help the UFMSB celebrate its centennial. It was nice to see several former Donnelly area residents who returned for the event.
In the eve a good crowd was on hand for the finals of the talent contest at Eastside Park Alex McIntosh was the winner, Syd Byer was a member of the dance group “thunder” that placed third
July 14th Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those attended the prairie Extravaganza at the fish and wildlife office and other actives of PPD. On the 15th the threshing bee royalty and several members of the Dfd were part of the PPD parade.
Several current and former Donnelly area residents helped Elroy and Loraine frank celebrate their silver wedding anniversary in Nelson on the 14th
the threshing bee posters are now out you may pick one up at HD&CO in Donnelly, advance sale buttons are also on sale at various business in the Donnelly area and at all Ufmsb locations