Friday, October 5, 2012


Next edition Oct 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: the weather has been fairly warm and mild during the last week. Farmers continue to make rapid progress in getting the crops in and I would suspect that by the time you read this column many will be either done or close to it.  Everything I have heard indicates it has been a bumper crop and dry enough that not much drying is needed.
 STJ/KONG News: The St J fall fest will be held today (sat) at the church.  There will be a rummage & bake sale, raffle, lunch etc.
The parish confirmation service event will be held on Oct 13th .They are collecting gently used clothing ,household and personal care items for churches united for the homeless in Moorhead and other places.  Items may be dropped off at the parish office until Oct 10th.
The raffle committee is looking for donations for the annual raffle Kong fall fest on Nov 18th.  You can call 589-1195 or 246-3405 with items to donate
 The block part that was held in Donnelly a couple months ago raised about $1500 for the st co food shelf
The Oct parish newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of each church.
GSLC news:  A seven week course on “discipleship”; from “the word at work” series; offered by the institute for Lutheran theology will begin at gs starting Oct 10th at 10:30 am and will be repeated  at 7 pm that same eve. No registration and no fees. More info call the church at 585-6868 or PR mike at 287-3218
The church is participating “operation Christmas child” by Samaritans purse. Pick up a shoe box at the church fill it with needed items (list included in box) and return it to the church. Contact the church for more info.
The glacial ridge conf fall gathering and officer’s workshop will be held today (sat) at faith in Morris with registration at 8:30 a.m.; the speaker will be Sonja Farmer from Marreita MN.
A Greif share seminar support group continues on Mon eves from 6:45-8:45 at the Morris e free church. You may join at any time more info 589-2614 or 589-1788
Zion Lutheran church will have it fall bazar on Oct 13th at the church in Morris
The Morris life care pregnancy center will have their annual fundraiser Oct 14th at the Hosanna worship center in Morris dinner by Bello cucina
Fall family ham dinner on Oct 14th from 11 am- 1 pm at the um Methodist church in Herman
Luther crest bible camp will have their annual meeting Oct 13th at 10 am
The st co 4-h awards show will be held tonight (Saturday) at the Ag country auditorium at the wcroc at 7 pm
The Mark and Michelle Papesh farm of rural Donnelly (11390 county road 9) will be one of the places featured in MN solar tour to be held today (Saturday) from 10 am to 4 pm
The Donnelly community club will meet on Oct 8th at the town hall and the firemen at the fire hall at 7 pm
The bookmobile will be in town on Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm

Paul Ersted Jr. announces that the Donnelly branch of the UFMSB will close its doors for good on Dec 31st.
Edna Mau of Donnelly passed away on Oct 1st; survivors include her children Mike, Maynard, Muriel and Marilynn and their families. Her husband was the late Mark Mau.
Tony Baker of Debs MN passed away Sept 27th survivors include his daughter Rhoda (Keaton) Lange
Landon Strand was elected secretary treasurer of the H_N student council recently
The Morris -c-a girls cc team competed in the mega meet in Milaca  ,the Ortonville ,& the Monte invitational’s ;McKenzie Smith finished 7th in Milaca and won the Ortonville and Monte meets, Savannah Aanerud finished third in Ortonville
Madison Wevley is a member of the M-CA C volleyball tournament that won the B-B-E tournament recently
The new Habit House at 500 E 5th st was dedicated on 9/27. Matthew and Alisha (Wevley) Gramith and family are busy moving into their new home.
On Sept 28th I stopped at the green rivers apt to visit Vedar Harstad
Sept 29th I traveled to starbuck to attend their Eple Tiden festival. Enroute home I stopped to visit Rev and Mrs. Norm Olsen at their farm place
We salute area 4-h er’s during 4-h week most Donnelly area kids belong to the Rendsville 4 – h club
Sept 30th I visited Jack Fuchs at his home in Morris
Oct 1st the st co rep party central cmte met at Detoy’s, tentative plans were made to have a fall rally later this month
Steve Fults and I attended the candidate’s forum at UMM on Oct 2nd.
 Jim and Low Eystad and I were among the many form the area who turned out for the Ed botcher benefit on Oct 3rd at the old # 1 Southside

The Sullivan brothers have purchased the Catholic Church building in Donnelly.

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