Saturday, August 4, 2012


 Next edition Aug. 4-10th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the past week has been hot and dry, although thankfully not as hot as it has been. I talked to a friend who helped combine some wheat and said the crop was fantastic. Corn and beans continue to look good although they do need some good rains. I see the wheat for the bee has been shocked and is standing in the field.
STJ/KONG News: there will be joint services at st j @ 8:30 am on Aug 12th
The newest member of our parish is Keason Cihak (Mike and Jenny) who was baptized at Kong on July 29th; grandparents are Glen and Judy Heinrichs
GSLC news: VBS will be held on Aug. 8th 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
The church is now putting out a monthly newsletter you can elect to receive it by e-mail or mail
For more info about vbs or the newsletter call the church at 585-6868
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
Trinity Lutheran church of Alberta will have their annual sweet corn feed on Aug 5th at the church
On Aug. 6th the red hatters will meet at 1 pm at the place to be in Donnelly the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm the city council and Rendsville 4-h will meet at 7 pm in the city and fire halls
On Aug. 13th the Donnelly community club and the fireman will meet at 7 pm at city hall and fire hall
The Thrivent picnic will be held on Aug. 15th at Pomme De Park at 5:30 pm more info 589-1731
There will be a meet the candidates for the threshing bee royalty at the Donnelly hall on Aug 15th at 7:30 pm
St co fair in Morris Aug. 8-12th Dave Lonergan is a member of the fair board
Carter Daniel Erickson was born on June 16 at St. Cloud Hospital, to Daniel and Jammie Erickson of Albany. Grandparents are Ron and Sue Wevley and Mark and Deb Erickson, all of Morris. Great-grandmothers are Esther Wevley and Evelyn Raasch, both of Morris.
Congratulations to the Dfd for winning the mfd water fights on July 25th
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.
Loren and Kaylene Mecklenburg of Morris and Keith and Sheila Olson of Victoria would like to announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Kate and David Alan. Ashley’s grandparents are Marge Klienhans and David Mecklenburg. Belated congratulations to Ashley who graduated from Alex Tech earlier this year
Congratulations to Amy (Brad) Searle on her graduation from Alex tech on May 9th she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Congratulations to the Morris American Legion team that finished in 2nd place in the dist. 7 legion tournament, the VFW team finished in third place at their tournament.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Amy Gerber, bride to be of Blake Heinrich on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 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

My cousin Bev Hurlbut passed away on July 29th.  Many family and friends attended her visitation at the funeral home on Aug. 1st and her funeral at Kong on Aug 2nd
I was among those who took in the umm green tour on July 27th ,later I visited Irene Strand at the heritage apts. and in the evening watched the Irondale band performance at big cat stadium.

July 28th a good crowd was on hand for the 2nd annual block party at the threshing bee grounds, the rod and gun club beat the fireman in sb, and Maynard Mau and Doug Cardwell won the bean bag tournament.
A busy summer is coming to an end for our threshing bee royalty with only a few parades left. On July 29th they were part of the Waterema parade in Glenwood.  Afterwards I watched part of the bald eagle water ski show. Enroute home I stopped to visit a friend in the Minnewaska home and Darlene Christoferson and Inga Mae Urke at their homes in starbuck.
July 30th Andy Brevig, Steve Fults, and I were among those who attended the st co rep party central committee mtg at Detoy’s.  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 27th. Anyone willing to sit in the republican booth at the st co fair call Laura Carrington at 589-1999, earlier in the day I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson at the WWV. 
The Donnelly threshing bee is Aug. 25 and 26th Sat activities include a pancake feed, sb tournament, kiddie parade tr. pull, queen coronation, and dance, Sun activities include open air worship services, classic car show. Parade and horse /pony pull.  This yrs. 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, e-mail; contact #’s are 795-2437, 246-3325, 246-3337

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