Next edition May 18th-24th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news: This edition is dedicated to Mark’s foster mom, Elsie Koepke who passed away, May 16th 2005
Weather news:In the past few weeks we have gone from winter, to spring, to summer ;as temperatures this week have been in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. Farmers are busy making up for lost time to get their fields worked up, and the crops in.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger, at 11 A.M., on May 19th. This will be Baccalaureate Sunday, with a brunch at 10 am, to honor the graduates.
There will be a special congregational information meeting, following services for Kongsvinger members, to share info regarding the parish hall remolding project, on May 19th.
There will be joint services at St John’s on May 26th at 8:30 am
Good Shepherd news: Theresa Fisher of the Morris Life pregnancy center in Morris will give a presentation during Adult Ed on May 19th.
There will a memorial services for victims of abortion, on May 22nd, at 7 pm
There will also be an ongoing collection for Christian Literature, for International Christian Literature Distributors, in the Twin Cities, for the next several months.
Other church news: The next performances of the new wine show “the Rock Slinger and his Greatest Hits” will be at May 19th, and 22nd at 7 P.M., with dinner at 6 P.M., at First Lutheran Morris, tickets are on sale at the church, there will also be a show at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus, on June 9th at 3 p.m.
Death notice Vi Wulf of Morris passed away on May 13th survivors include her daughter Cathy Backman and her husband Steve and their family. His mother is Liz Aschman. Jon and Lori Moser and I were among the many who attended the visitation for VI wulf at the Pedersen funeral home on May 15th. Her son Jerry was a classmate of mine.
Community news: there are garage sales in the Donnelly area today (Saturday)
There will be a memorial service in honor of Bert Willie, on June 1st, at 1 pm at the Willie farm, (46683 150th st), followed by refreshments served at west Pomme Lodge (former Perkins resort)
Rummage sale at faith Lutheran Morris to benefit the Salvation Army may 22nd 4-7 pm
Celebrations: Kayla Bork and Zachary Arnold are engaged to be married May 18th; Bork is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Bork of New London. Arnold is the son of Steven and Karen Arnold of Morris. The couple resides in Donnelly. There will be an open house wedding dance on Saturday, May 18 at West Pomme Lodge from 8 p.m. to midnight
Accomplishments: the Morris FFA recently came home with a “boatload of awards" from the statewide convention with some teams and individuals advancing to national competition. Among them the ag issues team (Melanie Van Horn and Rebekah Aanerud were members of that team), Jonna Maser, was a member of the market plan teams ;individuals receiving state FFA digress were Sara Stallman ,Tom Holland ,and Rebekah Aanerud; proficiency awards went to Tom Holland (ag mechanic repair and maintenance) (sate winner ); career development results include: teams: horse evaluation gold( 8th);team members include Rebekah Aanerud gold (4th) Savannah Aanerud ,silver; Ag Sales gold ;Tom Holland gold individually :crop evaluation: bronze ;Bryce Jergenson (bronze ) soils evaluation Brady Jergenson (bronze); nursery; silver; Beth Holland (gold )dairy foods; silver ;Sara Stallman( silver) ; livestock; gold;( 5th )Joanna Moser( bronze ) small animal ;bronze ;Amy Disselkamp( bronze )Melanie Van Horn (bronze );farm management; (bronze)Tyler Henrichs ;silver ;parliament procedure novice bronze Becca Holland and Jonna Moser. Individuals Savannah Aanerud creed speaking (silver) farm bureau discussion meet Rebekah Aanerud. The chapter itself also received several awards at the state convention.
Environmental team results: “blimp” team advances to state; Beth Holland, Bryce Jergenson; are members of that team; Wormwood Pack 5th; Riley Biesterfeld
Tiger Girls track: true team results (2nd): McKenzie Smith 1600 (2nd); Savannah Aanerud (8th); 3200 McKenzie (2nd); 100 intermediates Rebekah (8th); McKenzie; discus (2nd)
Kayla Tinker of Pierre ,South Dakota was recently presented with the final doh 2012 secretary award ;her parents are George and Shirley Libbon
Several members of the Good Shepherd family were among those of us who attended the memorial for Steven and Luke Wink on May 11th at the funeral home; later I attended the fun expo in Herman,
May 14th, Gary and Karen Uphoff and I were among those who attended the mother’s day program at the west wing village. Virene Olson and I attended the ice cream social there on May 14th, later Mark and I visited with Geesien Kill in her apartment in Morris.
The Donnelly Community club had a meeting on May 13th, as we continue the process of making plans for the bee. This year’s show is August 24th and 25th and the feature will be gas engines. The next meeting will be June 10th.
May 13th I attended the final “word at work” course at Good Shepherd. Another one is planned for this fall.
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