Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: the stretch of hot weather we have been having over the past few weeks finally came to an end over the weekend when some cooler temps finally arrived; I understand that our area got some rain on Saturday.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: September 8th is rally Sunday. Sunday school resumes at 9:45 @ Kongsvinger followed by joint services with dinner to follow. Potluck salad /dessert dinner and carnival following the services brats, hot dogs, buns etc. furnished
St Johns women of the evangelical Lutheran church guest night is September 15th @ 6 pm with Alan Saugstad sharing slides about his habit for humanity trip to El Salvador.
The September newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the narthex of each church
Coffee hour at St John’s resumes on September 15th, their fall fest will be on Oct 6th so if you have anything extra items lying around save it for them
Deadline to bring times for Lutheran World Relief /Marie Sandvick center is September 22
Good Shepherd news: an evening bible study on revelation will start on September 18th @ 7 pm at the church.
Rally Sunday will be held on Sept 15th with a brunch following services that Sunday,
Chord Ayres will be in concert at the church on September 28th at 7 pm
Other church news: Assumption Catholic Church will have its annual September fest celebration on September 15th beginning with a mass at 10 am and continuing with a dinner and other activities throughout the aft.
Fall Grief share support group will start on September 16th from 4-6 pm and run of through December 9th at the Morris E Free Church
Community news: Niemackl 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. and continuing with music and other activities throughout the afternoon
Open house baby shower for August Johnson, infant son of Jeremiah and Erica Johnson will be held on Sunday, September 8th, from 1-3 pm at good shepherd Lutheran church of rural Morris.
Open house wedding dance in honor of Steve Larson and Audrey McNally on September 14th at 8 pm at a place to be in Donnelly
There will be an open house 50th anniversary celebration for Gene and Sharon Miller today (Saturday) at West Pomme Lodge from 4 to 7 p.m. No gifts please
There will be no genealogical society meeting in September. Next meeting is Thursday October 3rd at the library.
The Donnelly community club, Rendsville 4-h and fireman will meet on September 9th @ 7 pm at various locations in Donnelly.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual trap shoot September 8th at Harstad slough beginning at 1 pm
Celebrations: Bob Uhden was the grand marshal of the Donnelly threshing bee parade this year.
Dale and Jeanne Ennen celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3rd
Sadie Jayne Bailey was born June 6, 2013 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, to Lacey Rinkenberger and Joshua Bailey of Willmar. Grandparents are David and Vicki Rinkenberger of Morris and John Pearson and Renee Bailey of Paynesville. Great-grandparents are John and Bonnie Rinkenberger of Chokio
Cougar camp awards 4th grade: Jackson Loge; free throws 3rd; lay ups 3rd, hot shot first.
Bryce Jergenson is a co-captain of the tiger football team
Avan Hugh Reimers was born on July 19, 2013 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Christina and Patrick Reimers of Morris. . Grandparents are Hugh and Barbara Reimers of Chokio and Tammara Heins of Donnelly.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended vacation bible school at Good Shepherd Lutheran church on August 28th, earlier in the day I attended the bible study at the church.
Aug. 29th I returned to Morris area elementary school to help pack more food for feed my starving children organization and in the evening the community picnic at Eastside Park.
Les Cin and I were among those who spent some in Rollag over the weekend at the western Minnesota steam Threshermen's reunion. Enroute to Rollag on Aug 30th I stopped at Minnesota state horseshoe tournament in Alexandria, enroute home on Sept 2nd I stopped at the Barrett care center to say hi to Loiann Frank and Flossie Mathison
Stuart and Lois (Kruger) smith of Kalispell Montana recently visited Charles and Karmen long and opal and Vedar Harstad. Her parents were the late Donald and Alice Kruger; they lived on the farm where mark and Karen Janachovsky now live. She and Karen were good friends and classmates. She enjoyed visiting her former farm, sights around Donnelly and Morris, the MN state fair and some other MN parks Lois reports that Idaho is on fire and Montana has lots of smoke Karen, Vedar, and opal last traveled to Idaho In 2007
September 4th I attended Bible study at good shepherd in the am, in the afternoon PR Mike and I had lunch together at the common cup restaurant
As many of you know Mark was supposed ot have surgery on his eyes on the 4th, unfortunately his driver got sick at the last minute, so it has been postponed to Nov 6th.