Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Next edition July 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: Many residents in the Morris area still cleaning up from the June 21st storm. Thankfully the weather has been sunny and warm since then giving crops time to recover from the storm. Farmers are busy spraying and haying. Corn continues to look very good
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: 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. He is being deployed to Afghanistan later this summer.  Note change of time from what was announced earlier.  His parents are jerry Jr.; Jody Lohr grandmother is Bertha Larson
There will be joint services at St John's on July 14 @10:15 am
The July newsletter is now out extra copies are available the narthex of each church
Rev Judy Gellinske, the parish pastor for the past 4 1/2 years, has announced she will be retiring on Aug. 1st.
Good Shepherd news: food will be collected for the food shelf on July 7th
The July coffee money goes to life right outreach ministries in Alexandria
Adult forums on July 7th and 21st
Other church news: “Heart’s Desire” conference at Hosanna worship center July 9th at 7 pm
Community news: on July 8th the Donnelly community club will meet at the town hall and the firemen will meet at the fire hall @ 7 pm and the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm
Food distribution July 16 5:30 pm Morris area high school cafeteria

LaVille Larson of Bozeman MT passed away on June 7th. Her husband was a cousin of my Mom
Former Alberta resident David Andert passed away June 21st survivors include his cousins the Kopacek family of Donnelly
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.
Eligibility ages for Little Miss Donnelly/Princess are 8 - 10 year old.
Eligibility ages for Threshing Bee Queen/Princess are 14 -18 year old
There will be an Erickson family reunion at Kongsvinger on June 20th beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members are invited
Lucas Schmiesing (Randy and Karla) (Wally and Marlys Geise) was a recent graduate of North Dakota state university

Jerry and Joan Kopacek attended an enjoyable Women’s Week at Luther Crest Bible Camp.
On June 25th   Craig and Cork Loge and I attended the final little league game of the year in Donnelly, later Jack Fuchs and I watched another one at Wells Park in Morris.
 Several Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended the Kiwanis talent contest in Morris on June 27th
The Stabekk School Band from Oslo, Norway was one of the bands featured in the Viking land band festival in Alexandria on June 30th. The 726 cadets were grand champions. After the ceremony I visited with a friend in the Bethany home.  I then stopped by the future home of the living word Lutheran church in Alexandria
Several Donnelly area kids were among the “new whiners” who performed their homecoming concert at First Lutheran on July 2nd

My Contact info Is: 11 eth 9th st Morris MN  56267;; 585-6435; 288 8692; boxes @ HD & Co and post office in Donnelly. My box at McCollar's  has gone missing  until I find it back or get a replacement leave news on his counter

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