Thursday, July 24, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition July 26th –Aug 1st
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: well for the first time in a long time we went a whole week without more than a few sprinkles fortunately we escaped the severe weather Alex and some other places had this week.  The crops and garden produce that were entered at the open class at the Herman fair sure looked good.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on July 27th at 9 a.m. Due to a fall Bp. Anderson was unable to make it to services at St John’s on July 20th; he has been tentatively rescheduled for joint services at Kongsvinger on Aug 3rd
The parish was recently recognized as being #10 in the state for food and funds donated in the Minn. food share March program
The “Kongsvinger Krusaders” were one of the teams that were part of the relay for life at Pomme De Park on July 18th/19th.

Good shepherd news: be sure to “vote” for Ethan Hufford in the adorable baby contest sponsored by “options for women” in Morris.

First and Faith Lutheran churches-Morris will have Vacation bible school from July 28th August 1st at Faith
Community news: The annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s/ Kongsvinger parish will be held at the Threshing bee grounds in Donnelly today (sat). 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 also be a beanbag tournament. There will be a free will offering for the Stevens county food shelf matching funds by Donnelly Cenex. Note the sb game has been cancelled.
Kellan Nathan Long was born on July 15 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Nathan Long and Shana Stevens of Kensington. Grandparents are Sherman and Sherry Long of Hoffman and Vicki Ackerson of Kensington and Jim Rosby of Blaine. Great grandparents include Virginia Long of Morris,
  Shaelyn Rose Schmitz was born July 19 to Steve and Chandra Schmitz from Sauk Centre, MN. Grandparents are Jim and Julie Busse from Appleton, Great Grandparents are Verle (Della) and the late Helen Dunn, from Donnelly,

Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly passed away Saturday, July 12th her funeral is today (Saturday) at St Mary’s- Chokio.
Irene Blocher of Starbuck passed away on July 21st Survivors include her grandson Jarrod (Heidi) (Kopel) of Fergus and their family. I attended her visitation in starbuck on July 23rd later visited Darlene Christofferson at her home in Starbuck

Jean Ritzschke was given the “pay if forward” award recently her husband Bob is a former Donnelly area resident.
Some grand champion winners at the Herman fair included Eliane Harstad, Micah, Savannah, and Rebekah Aanerud
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Grant county fair parade in Herman where I spent much of the weekend. The threshing bee buttons are here and can be purchased at various businesses in Donnelly, they will also be for sale at the block party. There are posters for the bee up in Donnelly. The dates are Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature is Ford, next year it will be anything from 1965 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. The candidates for threshing bee queen and little Miss Donnelly will be introduced on Aug 11 prior to the community club meeting.
The website has also been updated: and there is also a Facebook page
Wally McCollar informs me he has been talking to some of his fellow MHS ’55 classmates about a 60th reunion next year the general consensus seemed to be to have it during the weekend of the Morris fair
The Stevens County Republican Party had a meeting on July21st at detoy’s as we started making plans for our fair booth.  Anyone who is willing to sit in the booth can call Dan at 218-766-7989. As I was on my way home I ran into my old farm neighbor Steve Loge and we had an opportunity to visit for a few minutes

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