Thursday, August 21, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 23rd-29th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: the last week has been hot and muggy; we did not get the rain some other areas did i.e. Graceville
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug 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 27th at 6:30 pm for kids of all ages
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.  Contact the Morris Evangelical Free Church at 589-2808 for more info.
Celebrations: There will be an open house baby shower for Bentley Brunelle, son of McKayla Smith and Terry Brunelle, today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of his grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Smith, 13680 St. Hwy. 9, Donnelly.   
There will be an open house wedding dance in honor of Brian Ennen and Laura Wolff today (Saturday) from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Old No. 1 Southside in Morris.   Brain’s parents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen
Jacob Moser of Morris graduated from South Dakota State University in spring 2014 Parents are Jon and Lori Moser.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Ashli Kramer, bride to be of Robert Johnson, on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center her parents are Ray and Roni Kramer, grandmother is Joyce Kramer
 Chrissy (DeLong) Oaches of Herman has been hired as a teacher at Morris Area Elementary School.
Rita Lehman of Tintah passed away on Aug 8th survivors include her grandson Nick (Laura) Lehman and their family.
Former Donnelly area resident LaVerne Barrie Westerlund passed away on Aug. 17th
Joyce Steuck of Donnelly passed away on Aug 18th her funeral is Aug 26th at first-Morris. She was a very good friend of my Dad.
Well this is the weekend for the threshing bee or as we call it our annual family reunion hope to see many of you there this year. Admission is by a button available at the gate. The web page is there is also a Facebook page
The feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965. I will have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals anyone may drive a vehicle i.e. a golf cart on the grounds provided you register it at the depot and provide proof of liability insurance.  The headquarters is the depot so if you need some info or have questions stop and talk to whoever is at the desk the phone # for there is 320-246-3272. Officers will be wearing special shirts and caps if you need to talk to one of them.   There will also be some events at “the place to be” this weekend i.e. a DJ and bike ride, contact them for more info. Check sales of the week in the paper for rummage sales around town this weekend.
There will be lots of activities going on both days; church food stands on the grounds, displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating, provide music etc.
There will be workday on the grounds on Aug. 26th at 6:30 pm.  Work schedules for the bee were mailed out on Aug 11th however any help during and after the bee is greatly appreciated. Lori Mau is looking for adults to help with the pop shack during the bee. Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the setup on Aug. 19th.
The last parade of the year for our threshing bee royalty was at the Ortonville cornfest on Aug 17th. Thanks girls for being our ambassadors during the past year.
Former Donnelly resident John Ruff of Dennison, TX and his daughter Shawna Ruff spent some time this week visiting his sister Lou Eystad and other family and friends in the area
Joan and Jerry Kopacek along with Helen Kill were in Osakis Saturday Aug. 16th working the 5th District VFW Auxiliary Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. A good time was had by all and the food was good too.

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