Next edition Aug. 11-17th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Fri and Tue evenings have brought some welcome rains; the rest of the week has been sunny and dry. Some of the garden produce I saw the Glenwood fair sure looked fantastic
STJ/KONG News: there will be joint services at ST J @ 8:30 a.m. on Aug 19th this is a change from what was announced earlier
GSLC news: VBS will be held on Aug 15th and 22nd beginning with a pot luck supper at 5:30 pm. the main dish and beverages will be furnished please bring a side dish For more info about vbs call the church at 585-6868
The Thrivent picnic will be held on Aug. 15th at Pomme De Park at 5:30 pm more info 589-1731
There will be an all-day fund raiser at the Pizza ranch in Morris on Aug. 13th for “feed my starving children”. A portion of the proceeds and tips from 11 am-2 pm and 5-8 pm will go to help with expenses for the packing event later this month.
On Aug. 13th the Donnelly community club and the fireman will meet at 7 pm at city hall and fire hall
There will be a meet the candidates for the threshing bee royalty at the Donnelly hall on Aug 15th at 7:30 pm
There will be an open house at the Morris sr center from 3-6 pm on Aug. 16th
Natalie Janae Zimenova was born on June 30th at Douglas County Hospital to Roman Zimen and Janet Zimenova. Grandparents are Merlyn and Angie Schwartz, of Donnelly.
Carter Daniel Erickson was born on June 16 at St. Cloud Hospital, to Dan and Jammie Erickson of Albany. Grandparents are Ron and Sue Wevley and Mark and Deb Erickson, all of Donnelly. Great-grandmothers are Liz Ascheman, Esther Wevley and Evelyn Raasch. There will be a baby shower for him Aug. 18th from 10 am-noon in the gazebo at the prairie inn in Morris and he will be baptized at Kong on the 11th.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Amy Gerber, bride to be of Blake Heinrich today (Sat) from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gazebo at the Prairie Inn, Morris. Blake is the son of Scott and Beth Heinrich of Morris, his grandmother is Lillian Heinrich they will be married on Sept 15 at the Heinrich farm by Donnelly
Marion Raasch of Morris passed away on Aug. 1st survivors include a niece Deb (Mark) Erickson and their family of Donnelly.
Lowell Christians of Herman passed away on Aug. 4th survivors include his sister Brenda (Jeff) Volker and their family.
Congratulations to Mike Cihak who was recently installed as an officer of the Morris Eagles
Congratulations to Morris VFW auxiliary pres. Joan Kopacek who was given an award for outstanding auxiliary achievements at 5th dist. VFW meeting in Benson on July 18th, the auxiliary itself also won several awards.
Congratulations to Ashley Mecklenburg who graduated from Alex Tech earlier this year
Congratulations to the Morris American Legion bb team that finished in 2nd place in the dist. legion tournament, the VFW bb team finished in third place at their tournament.
Congratulations to Dave Lonergan who was recently named fair person of the year for 2012 for dist. 7. He has been on the st co fair board for 31+ years
Denny Anderson is now in the Starbuck home having had an operation to remove a brain tumor last week (it was cancerous). I talked to him on the phone on Wed eve he was in good spirits although he tires easily and said to tell everybody thanks for all their prayers and get well wishes. His ph. # is 239-7164. For more info visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dennisanderson
The threshing bee royalty were in the flekkefest parade in el on Aug. 4th, the highlight of the parade was the appearance of the U of MN marching band.
The Donnelly threshing bee is Aug. 25 and 26th this week I will highlight the sat activities next wk. sun. They begin with a pancake feed at 7 a.m., followed by a sb tournament, kiddie parade, tr. pull, queen coronation and concluding with a dance at the hall featuring “pure country” at 8 pm. There will also be a lot of activities both days i.e. horseshoe tournament, lumber sawing, threshing, etc. displays in the schoolhouse and depot, and the area churches will again be serving food on the grounds. New this year is a smoke house sponsored by the Dfd
The Community Club is conducting a "Silent Auction" on Aug 26 near the Depot from 2 - 4 pm. This fundraiser is to support the upgrade for the Royalty float. Any business, individual, or organization that would like to donate an item or cash in addition to what has been donated, may contact Sandy Dunn at 246-3292, She is still looking for pictures of former queens if you have any let her know.
There will be a work night on the grounds on Aug. 21st at 6:30 pm to help get ready for the bee. Help of any kind by anybody before, during, or after the bee is greatly appreciated all you need do is show up and we will put you to work
This year’s feature is Oliver; the theme is “the “bee” something for everyone”. Advance sale buttons are available at various businesses in Donnelly, and all UFMSB locations through Aug. 24th, (you save a dollar). You can get a poster at HD & co in Donnelly; they will put up in the area soon. The website is: donnellythreshingbee.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; contact # 795-2437, and there is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my cart on the ground again this year for use by handicapped individuals