Friday, October 12, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Oct 13-19th
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  the past week has been one of those we talk about in MN. Wed it was sunny and mild but by Thurs. it had done a 180 with strong winds and much colder temps that have continued to this date. Corn harvest is slowly winding down, the mountains of corn out at the Morris fairgrounds are a testament to the bumper crop farmers have had this year.
STJ/KONG News: The parish confirmation service event will be held today (sat) at churches united for the homeless in Moorhead and other places
Oct 14th is reclaim sun, there will be no ss or communion on the 21st, confirmation will be on the 28th, with joint services with Holy Communion at Kong at 11 am
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

GSLC news:  an enriching seven week course on “discipleship”; from “the word at work” series; offered by the institute for Lutheran theology will continue at 10:30 am and will be repeated at 7 pm Wed. No registration and no fees. Welcome awaits all, 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 wanted item items (list included in box) and return it to the church by early Nov. or just bring some items to the church. Contact the church for more info.
Zion Lutheran church will have it fall bazar today (sat) 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 @ 5 pm
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 today (sat) at 10 am
Bake sale and raffle and silent auction at our saviors Lutheran church Chokio today (sat) from 9-1 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.
There will be an Open house @west Pomme Lodge (45572 140th st) Donnelly on Oct 20th 1-5. This is the former Perkins resort and LCW.
Arc bazaar at the legion on 10/17 starting at 9 am, more info call 589-4002
St co dfl fundraiser Oct 17th @ eagles club Morris @ 6 pm
McKenzie Smith won the girls 4 k race at the Benson/ kms invitational recently
Callista Kill won 2ND place at the fire poster contest in the 4th grade
The st co county gen soc. met at the library on Oct 4th the final meeting of the year will be held on Nov 1st.  We decided that in our non-meeting months we would hold workdays in the gen soc. room in the library

Many friends and relatives attended the visitation at the funeral home and the funeral for Edna Mau at Kongsvinger on Oct 4th and 5th.  If you were unable to attend you can watch the video tribute on line now at
There are videos of several recent funerals posted on line so I assume hers will be soon to.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Morris area school’s homecoming parade on Oct 5th
A good crowd was on hand for the st J fall festival on Oct 6th in Donnelly; afterwards I traveled to the Mark Papesh farm for their solar tour; returning to Morris I visited Gary weirs at his apt in the green river apts.; in the eve a good crowd was on hand for the 4-h awards show at the ag country auditorium in the wcroc hq. Rendsville 4-h club won the community pride award many of their members also won individual awards too many to list here. A list of winners and pictures of the event will be published in the --- edition of the Morris sun-Tribune
Rendsville 4-h is celebrating its 80th birthday this year there are two new members this year Callista Kill (Joe and Julie) and Ryan miller (Jason and Julie)
Oct 7th I travelled to Ortonville to attend the mccl fall tour
Oct 8th the Donnelly community club had their last meeting of the year as we put the wraps on another very successful year esp. including the best threshing bee in some time.  A reminder that next year’s bee will be held on Aug. 24 and 25th; and the feature will be gas engines.
A reminder also to check out the bulletin board on the north edge of the park in town during the coming weeks for various events such as the Dfd turkey bingo, Santa’s annual visit etc.
Oct 9th I traveled to starbuck and stopped into the Minnewaska home to wish Denny Anderson a belated 80th birthday. A reminder that you can get updates on him at

Oct 10th Jim and Lou Eystad attended the first ilt course as gs in the am; in the aft I attended the anniversary celebration at the drop in center in Morris
Wednesday [10th] Helen Kill, Jerry and Joan Kopacek visited Lorraine Oleson and Marvel Wagner at Good Samaritan Home in Hoffman. Marvel said to say “Hi!” to everyone.
Gayle and Jenna Gibson and Laurie Haufer spent some time over the weekend attending the st j fall festival and visiting family and friends in the area

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