Friday, August 30, 2013

donnelly news

       Aug 31st Sept. 6th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:

Weather news: it has been very hot and dry over the past week with temps into the 90’s.

ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 10:15 a.m. at St. John’s on September 1st   and at 11 a.m. at Kong on September. 8th

Good Shepherd news:  the September. newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the back hallway of the church.  The September coffee money goes to the Augustana dist. the mission of the month is Samaritans purse

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Rosella “Trudy” M. (Ernst) Bean, 80, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away peacefully Monday evening, August 26, 2013,

Community news: Niemakel park lake day will be held on September 8th at the park which is about half ways between Herman and Donnelly beginning with a dinner at 11 a.m.

I had a message from David Flugel asking me to encourage all current and former Donnelly area residents to join the Donnelly kids Facebook page

There will be an open house 50th anniversary celebration for Gene and Sharon Miller on Saturday, September. 7, at West Pomme Lodge from 4 to 7 p.m. No gifts please

There will be no st co gen soc mtg in September. next meeting is thurday Oct. 3rd at THE LIBRARY.

Celebrations: the new threshing bee royalty are: Queen Brittany cardwell; Princess Lindsay Flogstad; little Miss Donnelly- Chalee Eystad; Little Miss Princess - Jessalyn Marshall

Randy and Louisa Werk of Herman are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Werk to Sean Sorteberg, son of Mike and Lori Sorteberg of Thief River Fall. A September 14th wedding is planned at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria

Jim and Lou Eystad and I were among those of us from the area who braved the heat to attend some of the events of the bee over the weekend. Attendance and Participation in many events was down this year I assume due in part to the heat. Due to the heat I did not get around too much, to get many results, I know Kong was a co-winner of the traveling trophy for parade float; St J and the threshing bee royalty float were among those who won merit ribbons for being one of the best entries. Couple of interesting notes from the tractor pull deb smith outpolled her husband Kyle twice former Donnelly Threshing bee princess Brennia (Neuman) Summers out pulled her dad in her class.

Napa is the Morris men’s soft ball league runner up’s team members were Scott Henrichs, Tom Holland and Bryce Jergenson 

tri county horseshoe play off results :Wally Giese 1st class b ; class c Nick Daly 1st  .Wally won the sandbagger award (highest over AVG ,League AVG 7.27 % tourney 23.3 % ; Glen Werk received honorable mention for pitching almost double his AVG.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended bible study at Good Shepherd on August 21st and vbs there in the eve.

A good group of workers gathered at the bee grounds on August. 26th to take things down and put them away.

Mark Koepke and I helped out with the feed my starving children packing event at the Morris area elementary school on August. 28th. our shift packed over 100 boxes, enough to feed about 65 children for a year.  We also sang happy birthday to Tammy Sperr, she and her family have been the head of this event since its inception in Morris.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended vbs at Good Shepherd Lutheran church on August. 28th earlier in the day I attended the bible study at the church.

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