Thursday, August 15, 2013

donnelly news

Aug. 17th-23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Corrections: survivors of Clara Foss of Hoffman include her son bob (Donna smith) Foss and family
 Jessalyn Marshall (Brian and Diane Richardson) is one of the candidates for little Miss Donnelly,
Weather news: It was perfect weekend for the fair sunny and mild with very comfortable temperatures. Crops continue to look good we hope to shock the grain for the bee soon, did see some wheat being combined.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news:  There will be joint services at 10:15 a.m. on August 18th at Kongsvinger. On August 25th the parish will be leading services under the big top tent, on the threshing bee grounds with rev Rochelle Anderson as guest preacher, and tom and pearl horning providing the music.
There is a bridal shower at Kongsvinger, for Amanda Werk, bride to be of Sean Sorteberg, today (Saturday) from 10 -11:30 am.  Amanda parents are Randy and Louisa; grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk.
Good Shepherd news: Vacation Bible School will be held on August 21st.beginning with a prepared supper at 6 pm, for more info call 585-6868. On the 28th members of the church will be participating in the feed my starving children packing event at Morris area High school.
There will be a bible study on the book of Revelation every Wednesday at 9 am, open to everyone in the community.
Other church news: feed my starving children packing event will return to Morris on Aug 27, 28,29th. To volunteer to pack contact the Morris Evangelical Free church at 589-2808 or Tammy Speer at 589-1729
Death notice Greta rouske of Hoffman passed away on Aug 9th survivors include her son Russell of Donnelly and his family
Community news: The threshing bee is Aug. 24 and 25th, and our feature this year is gas engines. This week I will highlight Sunday activities; events start out with an open air church service at 9 am followed by classic car registration for the show to follow.  Aft events include the big parade thought downtown and it concludes with the horse pony pull. Thanks to Rose Uhden for volunteering to take over the kiddie parade
Advance sale buttons are on sale at several Donnelly businesses, and the United Farmers and Merchants state bank locations in Morris and Chokio. There are posters up in Donnelly and around the area, and the website has been updated. There is also a threshing bee Facebook page.
There will be many events going on both days (horseshoe tournament, sawing, shingle making) etc. there is also a cash, toy tractor, and quilt raffle .Corrine Larson has made a quilt for us.
Any one is welcome to come and provide entertainment such as playing and/or singing, bring something to display, demonstrate etc. 
There will be a work night at the threshing bee ground on August 20th at 6:30 pm to get ready for the threshing bee more info 246-3337 or e-mail A 2nd work night to take things down and put them away will be held on August 27th @ 6:30 pm work schedules were mailed out this week however any help of any kind before during or after the bee is always welcome.

Several members of the community club will be on community connection @8:45 on KMRS on 8/22 to talk about the bee.
There will also be some events at the place to be on Aug 23rd and 24th, a Disk jockey both nights and a motor cycle ride on sat aft. 
as of this writing my golf cart is in the repair shop and I am unsure if it will get fixed in time for use at the bee if not I will try and find somebody who would be willing to let my use theirs for handicapped individuals
On the Donnelly news face book page I have posted details of an auction of classic cars, by Donnelly, on September 15th
 There will be a free food distribution on Aug 20th starting at 5:30 pm at the Morris area hs cafeteria and continuing until gone. Only requirement is that if you eat you qualify
Celebrations: Stevens county fair results: grand champions homemakers, Elaine Harstad, Bernice Erdahl, and Judy Johnston
Open class Barb Simpson, Michelle Papesh, Deb Koehntop Shirley Libbon
Rendsville 4-h won grand champ reporters and secretary’s book: the stampede club had the reserve championship secretary book.
Be sure to check out the Aug. 23 supplement to the paper with a list of 4-h winners in it there are too many to list here
Benjamin Paul Ackerman and Jase William Ackerman were born on June 24th to Steve and Marie Ackerman of Hawley. .  Grandparents are John and Mona Dickey of Donnelly and Dan and Marie Ackerman of Elgin, N.D. 
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the bible study and vacation bible school supper at good shepherd Lutheran church on august 7 and 14th
Many of us from the Donnelly area attended some of the activities at the Stevens county fair in Morris over the weekend.
The Donnelly community club had a meeting on Aug. 12th as we put the finishing touches on plans for the bee.  Check the Donnelly news face book page for any last minute updates and changes and for details of other events around town that weekend.
Mark Koepke and I attended the Morris co-op association appreciation supper on Aug 13th at Pomme De Park.

Joan Kopacek and I attended the all committee meeting and joint council meeting at Kongsvinger on Aug 14th, it was reported that we raised over $1,000 at the block party.

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