Next edition June 29th –July 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: the big news this week is the storm which hit the area early Friday morning June 21st bringing with it heavy rains, (5+”), hurricane force winds, along with lots of thunder and lightning. Most people in the area lost power for a while and lots of branches and trees came down many residents are still busy cleaning up. I was fortunate only had a few branches come down and power was restored by mid-morning on Fri. Needless to say there is a lot of standing water in area fields from that and subsequent rains. thankfully the weather has calmed down bringing with lots of sunshine to dry things out however some crops do not look as good as they did last week
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: 4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger, with a flag raising ceremony at 11:15 am, followed by a pot luck dinner
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 10:15 am on July 7th followed by a time of fellowship for Jerry and Erica Loher and family who is being deployed to Afghanistan later this summer. Note change of time from what was announced earlier
Services times will switch on July 1st with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 am and st John ’s at 10:15 except where noted
Good Shepherd news: services are at 9 am followed by coffee hour and adult forums the 1st and the 3rd Sunday of the month during the summer months.
Food will be collected for the food shelf on July 7th
Other church news: new wine will have a homecoming concert at First Lutheran on July 2nd at 7 pm
I was asked to announce that there will be a Harstad/Gulbrandson reunion at Kongsvinger Lutheran church on July 28th, beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members invited.
Nominations for our 2013 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty are now being accepted
July 1 thru July 15. There are drop boxes in these Donnelly Businesses:
Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office, HD & Co.
The Eligibility ages for Little Miss Donnelly/Princess are 8 - 10 year olds.
Eligibility ages for Threshing Bee Queen/Princess are 14 - 18 year old.
There will be a Stevens county disaster drill today (Saturday) in the Donnelly area
There will be an open house bridal shower for Tracy Kopel, bride to be of Sean Lockrem, today (Saturday) at the Old No. 1 Southside from 9 to 11 a.m. Please use back door.
Marlys Hagen of Sylmar, CA passed away recently survivors include her husband former Donnelly area resident MARLYN Hagen, brother in law Verle (Della) Dunn and family
More grads college Jenna Moser, North Dakota state university (Jon and Lori) Harry and Corrine Kruize and Nancy and Glen knop
Hannah McNally (Audrey McNally, Steve Larson) University of Minnesota Morris
achievements: west central conference awards :all conference Beth Holland ,MaKenzie Smith track ;honorable mention Becca Holland (softball) Chandler Erickson ,Tyler Henrichs( baseball)
Miranda Papesh (Mark and Michelle) was named to the 5th grade honor band at the Morris area elementary school
Among those receiving a presidential award for academics at Morris area elementary school were Brady Cardwell (Doug and Muriel) and Kellen Erdahl (Brain and Ann)
Mark and I attended the tailgate party at heartland motors on June 20th, the chamber open house and picnic in the plaza at skyview plaza. Afterwards we visited Veronica Smith in her apartment at the skyview court. I then managed to get in on the tail end of the talent show at eastside park, The dancing duet of Calista Kill and LaRae Kram placed third, -
several of us from the Donnelly area attended the Morris High School class of ‘73 reunion events over the weekend; informal get to gathers at the Jerry Jost farm of rural Morris on the 21st ,at the common cup coffee house , and the reunion banquet at the crystal lane bowling center on the 22nd
I attended the visitation for Vince Dalager at the funeral home on June 21st.
The threshing bee royalty were among the participants in the Old Settlers’ reunion parade in Barrett on June 22nd. Before the parade I stopped at the home to visit with Elroy and Loiann frank.
June 23rd Mark and I attended services at St John’s Starbuck, after services we attended the bbq pie and ice cream social there.
June 24th Steve Fults and I attended the Stevens county Republican steering committee meeting at Detoy's. Afterwards Jack Fuchs and I watched some little league games at Wells Park.
A good crowd was on hand for the final little game of the year at Donnelly on June 25th, later Jack Fuchs and I watched another one at Wells Park in Morris.
June 26th I stopped in to visit Bill Telkamp at his house in Morris
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