Thursday, July 17, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition July 19th-25th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news the weather has been very pleasant for the past week although It has turned cooler this week. Crops continue to look good; farmers are busy spraying and haying.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on July 20th (Bp. Jon Anderson will be the guest preacher) (no bible study) and on the 27th at 9 a.m. There will be coffee hour and Bible study after services at the host church unless otherwise announced
Good Shepherd news: There will be no bible study on July 22nd as Pr Mike will be at continuing education at Mt. Carmel Bible camp. Pr Mike along with some chaperones and youth returned from a trip out to a Bible camp in Flathead MT late last week.
First and Faith Lutheran churches-Morris will have Vacation bible school from July 28th August 1st at Faith
Community news: July 21st the bookmobile will be in town @ 3:30 p.m. and the fireman will meet at fire hall at 7 p.m..
The annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s/ Kongsvinger parish will be held at the Threshing bee grounds in Donnelly on July 26th. The day starts with a sb game between the fireman and the rod and gun club at 2 p.m. followed by a bean bag tournament. A meal of hot dogs, beans, chips etc. will be served starting at about 4 p.m. and continue until about 7 p.m. with the Ophoven family of Grand Rapids MN playing and singing during the meal. There will be a free will offering for the Stevens county food shelf matching funds by Donnelly Cenex.
The David Day memorial fishing tournament will be held on July 20th on Lake Minnewaska, the headquarters is “the water’s edge” south of Starbuck and the LTD motorcycle run is today (Saturday) leaving   Appleton (Swift county fairgrounds) at 10 a.m. traveling throughout the area stopping in Morris  about 3:30 p.m. before ending in Appleton about 4:45 p.m.
Nick Bolluyt of Morris passed away on July 12 survivors include his daughter, Shirley (Darrell) Uhden of Kensington, Darrell is a former Donnelly area resident.
Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly passed away Saturday, July 12th her funeral is July 26 at st Mary’s Chokio. 
Jen Kopel and Scott Rudnicki, La Crosse, Wis., announce their engagement.  Parents are Rob and Kathy Kopel of Donnelly, Patty Rudnicki of Fargo, N.D., and Ernest Rudnicki of Avon
Amber Recker of Morris was recently named to the Honor list at Minnesota state Mankato recently  Tyler Henrichs of Morris has been awarded a scholarship from the Fergus Area College Foundation to attend the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College in fall 2014

Ava Lynn Evink was born on June 30 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Brent and Angela Evink of Hancock. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and David and Melinda Evink of Hancock. Great grandparents are Clarence Giese of Morris and Audrey Evink of Hancock.
Henry James Volker was born on Apr. 12th to Aaron and Molly Volker of St Cloud grandparents are Kevin and Nancy Volker of the Herman/Donnelly area.
Marv Meyer fun run results: 5000 meter run; women’s 1, Makenzie Smith, 2 Savannah Aanerud, both of Donnelly, Men’s; 2 Bennett Smith, of Donnelly,
Donnelly fire dept. had a bike rodeo during the ice cream social; bike give away winners were Joe lonergan, Abbigail Athey

The threshing bee royalty were part of the prairie pioneer days parade in Morris, many of us from the Donnelly area took in some of the activities associated with it over the weekend
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on July 14th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee. The buttons are here and will be for sale in area business soon or can be purchased from a community club officer.  The posters should be ready soon; we are looking for somebody to be in charge of the bingo stand, reminder that any help before, during or after the bee is always welcome. Reminder the dates are Aug. 23rd  and 24th feature is Ford, next year it will be anything from 1965  as we celebrate our 50th. The candidates for threshing bee queen and little Miss Donnelly will be introduced on Aug 11 prior to the community club meeting.
As I do every so often I stopped into visit Wally McCollar this week, he was on the phone with some of his classmates  discussing possible dates for a 60th class reunion next year and the general consensus seemed to be having it during the weekend of the Morris fair.
I .was told there was an accident in the north end of Donnelly last week that temporarily closed several blocks of the highway  no other details are available at this time.

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