Next edition May 16th -22nd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This week’s edition is dedicated to Mark’s foster Mom Elsie Koepke who passed away 10 years ago today (Sat.)
Weather news: everybody’s spirits were raised over the weekend as we had a “million$ rain we got about 2” here. Most farmers in the area have their crops in some are up more will be now
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: If anyone has a graduate in the family this year please let the parish office know ASAP.
There will be joint services at St. John’s on May 24th and at Kong May 31st both at 9 a.m.
Good shepherd news: there will be a special congregational meeting on May 17th to discuss options for the parking lot.
Open house wedding dance for Kathy O’Keeffe and Dave Anderson today (Saturday) at west Pomme Lodge from 8p.m. to midnight
Other church news: New Wine performances begin this month. The first church performance is on May 17th at Faith Lutheran at 9 a.m. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on May 27th, and June 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m.
Community news on May 18th the Donnelly firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
A supper and silent auction benefit for Randy Fults of Donnelly will be held on May 23rd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at-faith-Morris. Thrivent Financial will provide supplemental funding. Donations may be made at Dacotah Bank. Randy is home recovering from major heart surgery in Rochester last week. If you would like to volunteer to help or provide food or silent auction items, please contact Karen Uphoff at 246-3533. His parents are Virgil and Theresa Fults
There are two Open House Bridal Showers today (Sat.) from 10 a.m. –noon: the first one is for Sydney Beyer, bride to be of Mac Kampmeier at the Morris Sr. center the 2nd one is for Maria Cin and Jeffrey McSorley, Jr. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Morris. Recipe cards are requested for both couples.
Death notices Sylvia L. Krei age 93 of Maple Grove, MN (formerly of Alberta, MN) passed away on May 8, survivors include her sister former Donnelly area resident Bertie (Ralph) Sperr of Morris and their family
Tiger track: The girls tiger track team will be competing the state true team track meet in Stillwater today (Sat.) at the Ortonville meet Islande Sperr placed in the top 6 either individually or as a member of a relay team, for the boys John huebner placed in the top 10 in events he competed in. (some track members did not compete here due to the national Bpa convention)
The owl JV team recently won a bb tournament in Wheaton; Brent Nienhaus was a member of that team
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on May 11th as we discussed suggestions and ideas for the bee. It was decided to raise admission prices by a dollar; I had to leave early before discussion was finished on several other ideas. I had a note form Corrine Larson in my box about the parade: the parade committee for the bee is looking for “things” that are 50 yrs. old for the parade trucks, tractors cars etc. as well as those 50 yrs. Old, or who been married 50 yrs. or anything else you can think of .call Lori Sperr 246-3496 or Kaylene Mecklenburg 795-2711 for more info or to register a unit in the parade. “Thank you in advance for helping us have a grand parade” reminder the threshing bee dates are Aug. 29th and 30th & IH is the feature this year as well as anything made in ’55.
Class of ’55 update: all classmates should have received their invitations by now and reservations are trickling in. hope many of you saw the ad in the May 09 the edition of the sun Tribune look for more updates in the upcoming weeks.
I will be doing my annual grad recognition in a few weeks if you have any esp. higher Ed let me know.
Past week burgers beverages and blessings at diamond club, Stevens county genealogical society meeting at library national day of prayer service at Morris e free church, all town rummage sales in Hancock funeral service for Marilyn Kaehler at the funeral home. Spring fling at H-N school, concert at Messiah Lutheran-Hoffman, visitation for Sylvia Schmidt at funeral home, presentation by Doug Ohman on historical houses at Elbow Lake library