Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: we got some badly needed rain in the area on the 14th; cooler temperatures remind us that fall is in the air. I see some beans are beginning to be harvested and some corn cut for silage.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news the regular worship schedule is now in effect with services at 8:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger, followed by coffee fellowship and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. St John’s will have coffee fellowship at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m...
There will be joint services at st John’s at 11 a.m. with the Sunday school kids singing
The St John’s fall fest will be on Saturday, October 5th, so if you have anything extra items lying around, save it for them. No clothes, but other items welcome; you can bring them to the church in early October. More information contact the church office at 246-3211
Good Shepherd news: an evening bible study on revelation will run on Wednesday evenings for the next 6 weeks, @ 7 p.m. at the church. This will be a condensed version of the a.m. study
The Chord Ayres a men’s chorus from the Milan area will be in concert at the church on Saturday, September 28th at 7 p.m.
Other church news: Fall rummage sale at Faith Lutheran in Morris on Wednesday September 25th.4-7 p.m.
Fall Grief share support group from 4-6 p.m. on Monday evenings through December 9th, at the Morris Evangelical Free Church.
One of the signs of fall is church meals in the area, among them a ham dinner at the united Methodist church in Herman on September 29th
Community news: red hatters will travel to Graceville on October. 7th at 11 a.m. for lunch Dutch treat, let Janet Hornemen know if you are attending or need a ride all are welcome
Death notice Katie Leisimeter passed away on September 12th survivors include her sons Tom (Roxanne) from Morris and their family, Tony; grandson Casey (Daniele) and family; Granddaughter Audrey (Steve) Larson and her daughters, all from Donnelly, nephews Gary (Karen) Uphoff and family; Dry (Karen) Uphoff and family; don (Donna) Uphoff and family
Celebrations Evelyn Underwood recently celebrated her 91st birthday. Quinn David Gaul was born on July 24th to Darren and Alyssa Gaul; grandparents are Alan and Mary Uphoff, great Gary and Karen, great grandmother Evelyn Underwood. He was baptized at Faith Lutheran on September. 15th
Brady cardwell received a 4_H award from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Carly Gullickson and Brady Jergenson were king and queen candidates at Morris Area High School
State 4-h results general: purple ribbons Micah and Rebecca Aanerud ; blue Brittany and Brady Cardwell, Lindsay Flogstad, Jacob Speer; livestock: Jonna Moser reserve championship; Kellen Erdahl, Shauna kill (blue)
Barb Simpson won the pie baking contest at Niemakel lake park day
Brooke Gillespie was named freshman attendant at the Chokio Alberta high school homecoming celebration
Wedding anniversary celebrations: Jeff and Marylyn Stallman, (silver), Parker and René Kloos 30 years. ard day
Lou Eystad's cousin Joe Mau from Isanti, and friend Carol, visited with her and Jim on Saturday, of the threshing bee
Mark and I helped with some of the landscaping at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on September 17th; on the 18th we enjoyed some music by Kaylene Mecklenburg at the West Wing Village. In the evening Rosie Sax and I attended the concert by the Haining family at Grace Free Church in Elbow Lake
Steve Fults and I attended the Hackfer auction near Donnelly on September 14th. The two rarest cars sold for $10,000 and $15,000. Enroute home I stopped the macaroni kids event at the Lee Center.
John Kopacek and I spent some time in Albany over the weekend attending the Stearns county pioneer club’s Threshermen’s show
Mark and Pearl A. Anderson had lunch together on the 16th, then attended the open house retirement party for Paul Erstad Jr. at the United Farmers and Merchants State bank and Hackfer rummage sale near Donnelly.
Mark Koepke and I enjoyed lunch together at Willies brat stand on September 18th, later we stopped to visit Chuck Spohr at his home in Morris. In the evening Paul and Betty Sperr and I attended the visitation for Al Mauch at the Pederson funeral home in Morris, he and his wife Jean were members our Stevens county Republican Party steering committee.
United Farmers and Merchants state Bank is now Dacotah bank