Thursday, July 31, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 2nd-8th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: No sooner had I sent in my column last week then we got some rain. We have not had anything major since then.  Crops in the area look really good.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kong on Aug. 3rd and 10th at 9 am. Bp. Anderson will be the guest speaker on Aug. 3rd.followed by a question and answer forum.

Good shepherd news: be sure to “vote” for Ethan Hufford in the “options for women” adorable baby contest at the Stevens county fair.

Leah Marie Winther was born on July 14 at Douglas County Hospital to Ryan and Jill Winther of Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman, Bob Winther of Herman and the late Virginia Winther.  Great-grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly and Beverly Winther of Redwood Falls.
Bentley Lee Brunelle was born on July 22 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to McKayla Smith of Morris and Terry Brunelle of Webster, S.D. Grandparents are Terry Brunelle Sr. and Sherrie DeRossett of Colorado and Cara Smith and Michael Smith of Morris.
Arla Olson of Clinton passed away on July 25th survivors include her niece Jan (Rollie) Greiner and their family of Donnelly.  She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Ersted Sr.
Former Donnelly area resident Brenda Wente passed away on July 25th. Her parents are Dick and Linda Wente of Donnelly; I attended her visitation on July 29th
The Mets were Little League champs this year, Brady Loge was a member of that team his dad Ryan was the coach; Raths Brothers construction were elementary Softball champs; Kamren Speer was a member of that team. Morris 2 was the 18u and under consolation champs, Brooke Gillespie was a member of that team, her mother Judy was the coach
Fishing league champs slump busters first - team members included Ryan Smith, Nancy Kisgen; the Reef Hawgs were 2nd team members were Sid Wilcox, Mac and Joel Beyer

Community news:  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
Threshing bee royalty were part of watererma parade in Glenwood, while there I ran into Les Cin and we visited for a while he is living in Glenwood now near where his wife is.
Our threshing bee will be Aug 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford, advance sale buttons are on sale at various business in Donnelly. We are working on getting posters up in the area I will leave some at McCollar Jewelry here in Morris if anybody wants one or get in touch with me and I will make sure you get some.
The event starts on Aug. 23rd with our annual pancake breakfast and tracotorcade, and continues with various events thought out the day: softball and cornhole tournaments, kiddie and regular tractor pulls and ending with a queen coronation at the depot and a dance at the hall in the eve. We have a new dance band this year “DC and Hawk” will replace “pure country” which has disbanded. Any one is welcome to bring a display, demonstrate, provide music etc. I will high- lite Sunday events next week
The web page is  there is also an fb page.
There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug 19th and 26th at 6:30 pm.  Any help before during and after the bee is greatly appreciated.
The threshing bee royalty candidates will be introduced on Aug. 11th prior to the community club meeting
Aug 4th the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet at 7pm and the bookmobile will be in town @3:30 pm
July 28th I met my friend Mark and his sister Linda O ‘Kane of Fennimore Wis. and her sister in law Sue Steiner, from Rockford, Illinois for lunch at Detoys, later we visited my aunt Pearl in her apartment in Morris. On July 29th the four of us were joined by Esther Gilbertson, Gary Volker and Cal and Jan Baumgartner for dinner at the Pizza ranch in Morris. We had breakfast together on July 30th before she and Sue left for a trip to the black hills.  She hopes that she and her brothers can return next year for the Herman all school reunion.

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