Next edition Aug. 16th-22nd
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: some welcome rains over the weekend were "just what the doctor ordered” for the crops
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug.17th (joint council meeting following services) and 31st at 9 am.
The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s on Aug 20th, 27th at 6:30 pm for kids of all ages
Two upcoming events at the main shelter at Pomme De Park; the Hope and Healing picnic sponsored by Pedersen funeral home on Aug.18th at 5:30 pm; the Thrivent picnic is on Aug. 20 at 5:00 pm (note time change from what was previously announced)
Faith Lutheran congregational picnic will be held at Wells Park on Aug. 17th at 4 pm.
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.
Celebrations: Tucker Christopher Lohse was born on July 14 at Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls, to Christopher and Joanna Lohse of Elbow Lake. Grandparents are Todd and Deb Lohse of Elbow Lake, and Keith and Sheila Kaehler of Morris.
Mallory Christine Lair was born on June 19 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center to Ryan and Jackie (Kill) Lair. Grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lair of Morris and Nick and Sandy Kill of Morris. Great-grandparents include Barb and Don Rilley of Chokio, Kermit and Karen Stahn of Morris, Great-great-grandmother is Marlys Alm of Morris.
Jace Lee Dohlen was born on July 23, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jacob and Krystal Dohlen of Morris. Grandparents include Gary and Sharon Dohlen of Morris, Great-grandparents include Clarence Giese of Morris, There will be an open house baby shower for him today (Saturday,) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sharon Dohlen’s, 15804 County Rd. 1, Morris
There will be an open house baby shower for Leah Marie Winther, daughter of Jill and Ryan Winther, on Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paul and Nancy Thompson home, 58 Berlin Ave S., Herman.
. Grandparents are Gerald and Sharon Dohlen great grandfather is Clarence geise
There will be an open house baby shower for Bentley Brunelle, son of McKayla Smith and Terry Brunelle, on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of his grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Smith, 13680 St. Hwy. 9, Donnelly.
Austin Raths of Donnelly won the bike at the Stevens county fair.
Aug. 13th Mark and I attended the visitation for Donnelly area resident Warren Vavra at the Pederson funeral home in Morris, and then traveled to Herman for the visitation for former Donnelly area resident Ben DeLong VII (Sr.) of Alexandria at the Herman United Methodist church. Both gentlemen passed away on Aug 9th and have survivors living in the Donnelly/Herman area.
The threshing bee is Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965.advance sale buttons are now on sale at various business in Donnelly we are getting posters up around the area, I do have a few at McCollar jewelry, if you want one let me know I will make sure you get one. The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com there is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals.
There will be lots of activities going on both days starting with a pancake breakfast on Sat a.m. and ending with the drawing on Sunday aft. There will be food stands on the grounds as well as displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations such as wood sawing both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating provide music etc. More info 795-2437 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org other contact info is on the website
Threshing bee royalty candidates are: queen: Samantha Greiner parents (Greg and Donna,); Makayla Mau (Maynard and Lori)
Little miss candidates are: Allison Michaelson (Jeremy Michaelson ; Tammy Reztlaff); Kylie Mau (Maynard and Lori); Hailey Lesmeister, (Casey and Danielle); Hannah Ceglla (Brad and Candice); Hailey Werk (Duane and Courtney); Tabatha Van Horn (Josh and Beth Keifer; and the late Curtis Van Horn), Makenna Loge (Kevin and Shannon)
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. Lori Mau is looking for adults to help with the pop shack during the bee. Work schedules for the bee were mailed out on Aug 11th.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Harvest festival parade in Hoffman on Aug 2nd. Many of us from the area spent time attending the Stevens county fair in Morris over the weekend. I also attended the visitation for Jerry Oaches in Herman.
Some grand champions at the Morris fair were Barb Simpson, Suzanne Smith, Michelle Papesh. 4-h results will be included in a special addition to the Morris paper on Aug. 23rd too many to list here. Also Tyler Busse won twice in the demo derby at the fair