Thursday, July 11, 2013

donnelly news

July 13-19th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:

Weather news: it has been hot and dry the past week we could use some rain. Farmers are busy spraying ,and putting up hay. The corn looks fantastic ,as does the wheat ,by the threshing bee grounds, beans are fair

ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John's on July 14 @10:15 am

Services on July 21st will be at 8:30 am at Kongsvinger: 10:15 am at St john's.

A block party coordinated by the parish will be held on July 27th at the threshing bee grounds

Good Shepherd news: there will be no more women's bible study study until August

The July coffee money goes to life right outreach ministries in Alexandria

The July mission of the month is Lutheran church in missions to Christ  disaster relief for Oklahoma

Adult forum on July 21st

Construction work has begun on the new addition ot the church.

Food distribution July 16 5:30 pm at Morris area high school cafeteria

There will be an open house bridal shower for Joanna Braun, bride to be of Chris Lohse, on Saturday, July 13 at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake from 9 a.m. to noon. Joanna is the daughter of Keith and Sheila Kaehler of Morris. Chris is the son of Todd and Deb Lohse of Elbow Lake.

Sami Searle is a contestant in the Miss Morris pageant to ge held today (Saturday)in the Morris area high school auditorium

Nominations for our 2013 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty are now being accepted thru July 15.  There are drop boxes in these Donnelly Businesses:

Donnelly Co-op, Donnelly Post Office, HD & Co.

the meet the candidates evening will be held in Aug.

There will be an Erickson family reunion at Kongsvinger ,on July 20th ,beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members are invited.

there will be a gulbrandson/Harstad reunion on July 28th at Kongsvinger beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members are invited.

LTD Motor cycle run will be held on July 20th starting with registration at 7:30 am at the swift county fairgrounds in Appleton. Morris will be one of the stops in the ride

Jill Marie Thompson and Ryan Lee Winther were united in marriage on Feb. 8, 2013 during a beach ceremony in Cancun, Mexico.  A reception and dance followed when the couple returned on Feb. 23 at the Herman American Legion. Parents of the couple are Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman and Bob Winther of Herman and the late Virginia Winther.  grandparents are glen and Gertie Werk 

Chandler Erickson was named to the honor roll at Chokio Alberta high school

The following were members of a group or a solo act that won awards at the 2013 band solo and ensemble contest:  MaKenzie Smith ,Adam Uphoff ,John Heubner, Becca and Tom  Holland .James Burke ,Amber Recker, Brittany Cardwell

Mark Koepke and I attended the 4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger . In the afternoon the threshing bee royalty and several other Donnelly area residents were in parade in Hancock. In the eve a good crowd was on hand for the fireworks show at the ball field

July 6th the threshing bee royalty were part of the heritage days parade in Starbuck, afterwards I stopped into the Minnewaska home to say"hi" to some of the residents there .later I attended the queen coronation at the park, visited Inga mae Urke at the her house, then took in the fireworks display at the park.

Our refurbished threshing bee float looks fantastic. thanks to everyone who made it possible

July 7th a good crowd was on hand for the reception for Jerry and Erica Lohr III at Kongsvinger. Later I traveled to Clinton to for their 130th anniversary parade.

July 8th the fellowship committee had a meeting at ST. John’s to make plans for the block party on July 27th. Afterwards I went across the street to the hall for the community club meeting ,as we continue working on plans for the bee. The posters are out, I have a limited # at my house,  they will be available at HD & co in the future, and posted though out the area.  The buttons are also here and will be for sale  in Donnelly area business in the future, and the United Farmers & Merchants bank locations. If you want one right now  contact one of the officers. The theme this year is “Donnelly Threshing Bee it is a gas” (engines that is). The dates are August 24 & 25th ,the feature will be gas engines, next year it will be Ford. A  new feature this year is a “corn hole double elimination tournament” Saturday afternoon. For more info about the bee call 795-2437, or 246-3337  or e-mail  Corrine Larson has made another quilt to be raffled off.

Good crowds were on hand on July 9th for the Little League games at Wells park .

July 10th several Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended the visitation for Jessica Hanson at Zion Lutheran in Hoffman ,after visitation I visited Marvel Wagner at Hoffman home. later the Kopacek family and I attended the Runestone Telecom association meeting at West Central Area high school in Barrett, after the meeting I visited Lorraine Frank. at the Barrett home


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