Aug. 3rd –9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: at times during the past week temps felt more like late fall then midsummer. We have had a few rain showers but it is still dry. Corn and beans look good; I see some of the grain is starting to turn.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 10:15 a.m., on August 4 and 18th at Kongsvinger; and August 11 at St John’s.
There are two upcoming bridal showers at Kongsvinger for Audrey McNally, bride to be of Steve Larson, on August 10th from 10 am-noon and Amanda Werk, bride to be of Sean Sorteberg, on August 17th from 10 -11:30 am
Jordan Hughes was baptized at Kong on July 21st parent are Jon and Toni (Kloos) Hughes
Good Shepherd news: Vacation Bible School will held on Aug 7,14,21,28, from 6-8 p.m. More details later. For more info call 589-4345
Starting August 6th at 9 am the women’s bible study will be opened up to everyone.
Other church news: Trinity Lutheran of Alberta will have their annual sweet corn feed on August 4th, from 5-7 p.m. at the church.
Community news: The Aanerud Family Reunion will be held August 4th at Pomme de Terre Park’s main shelter starting with a noon pot-luck dinner.
On August 5th, the red hatters will meet at the Herman bar and grill in Herman at 9 a.m., the bookmobile will be in Donnelly at 3:30 p.m., the Rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 p.m. in the fire and city hall in Donnelly.
The Donnelly community club will have a meeting on Aug. 12th at 7pm, at the town hall, as we put the finishing touches on plans for the bee.
There are threshing bee buttons now on sale at the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Morris and HD & co in Donnelly. There are some posters up around the area, and the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com has been updated.
The threshing bee is Aug. 24 and 25th and our feature this year is gas engines. A new event this year is double elimination corn hole tournament. The 2nd annual tractor cade will take place at 9 am on Saturday (this is not listed on threshing bee website); otherwise most other events are unchanged from previous years.
Any one is welcome to come and provide entertainment such as playing and/or singing, bring something to display, demonstrate etc.
We are also looking for somebody to be in charge of the Kiddie parade.
Meet the queen candidates, will be held on Aug. 3rd, at 7 pm, at the town hall.
There will be a wedding card shower in honor of the recent marriage of Justin and Amanda Nelson on August 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come and congratulate the couple! Justin is the son of Doug and Leah Nelson from Hancock, and Amanda is the daughter of Marty and Jennifer Mulcahey of Gelena, IL. Justin and Amanda are both currently serving in the US Air Force and stationed at Hill AFB in Ogden, Utah. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Justin's grandparents are former Donnelly area residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck
I have earned that there will be an auction of classic cars near Donnelly in September; I will post more details on the Donnelly news facebook page later.
Celebrations: .Dick and Suzanne Smith of Donnelly were named Stevens County’s outstanding conservationists of the year
Natalie Johnston was named to the dean’s list at University of MN Twin Cities
Mark Dunn placed second in his class at the Big Stone county fair demo derby on July 28th
William Lesmeister was born to Casey and Daniele Lesmeister of Donnelly on July 27th. Grandparents are Tom and Roxanne Lesmeister; great grandparents are Katie Lesmeister, and Verle and Della Dunn of Donnelly
Marjorie Armstrong celebrated her 95th birthday on July 28th; Jimmy Koepke will be 70 on August 4th
Several Donnelly area residents were among those of us who attended hort night at west central outreach and Research station on July 25th. I had an opportunity to visit with Bruce Flaten there, he and his wife have moved into Wheaton now.
July 26th Mark Koepke and I traveled to Donnelly to help with clean up preparations for the community block party, we also attended the block party there on July 27th. I am told that the firemen won by “cheating”. They decided since it is now a county wide fire department now they would add some members of the Morris fire department who were on a softball team to their team. Earlier in the day I attended the 90th birthday party for Cliff Bjorlin at the Hosanna Worship center.
Despite very chilly temps a good crowd was on hand at big cat stadium for the Irondale band performance on July 26th.
The threshing bee royalty and the Minnewaska rider’s princes Rebekah Aanerud were among the participants in the Watterma parade in Glenwood on July 28th. After the parade I stopped to visit Pr Mike and Pr Maratha Hanson for a few minutes at their house in Glenwood, later in the aft Mark and I attended the Faith Lutheran church picnic at Wells Park.
Verle and Della Dunn were among those who attended the farewell dinner and program for Pr Judy at St John’s on July 28th.
Mark and I attended some of the Crazy Daze activities in Morris on July 31st.