Next edition June 20th-26th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has continued to be fairly sunny and warm Tuesday brought some much needed rain. Crops are looking good so far
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice. There will be a supper on the 24th before services.
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Good shepherd news: There is a baby shower for Martin Olaf Hanson on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd; he will be baptized on June 21st during regular worship services
Other church news: New Wine Performances: at Trinity -Cyrus (June 21st) at 9 a.m. and homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris
SW MN 28th annual synodical convention of the women of the ELCA concludes today (Sat.) at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus-science auditorium
Service of ordination for Bryan Taffe today (Sat) at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Trinity-Alberta centennial celebration is this weekend events include a meal and program today (sat), worship services plus dinner on Sun starting at 10:30 a.m.
St John’s –Starbuck annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th @ 11 a.m.
The Mn All-State Lutheran choir will be on tour thought out Mn starting today (Sat) in Alex with stops in Elbow Lake, Ortonville among other towns.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party on June 27th on the west side of St John’s church. Supper (free will offering) will start about 4 p.m. menu includes hamburgers, beans, chips, and of course ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h will be selling their famous pies. Other activities include the firemen water fights, beanbag tournament etc. For more info call 246-3211. I will have more info about other com club events in the future
There is an open house 85th birthday for Ardis Gullickson today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 p.m. at the sunrise apartments (west central homes) 6 Thomas st Morris no gifts please
The Donnelly rod and gun club is having a walleye fishing Tournament at Pomme De Terre (Perkins) lake today (Saturday) registration starts at 9 a.m.
There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info 763-221-6121.
Death notices: Former Donnelly area resident Darlene (Lange) Drewes of Morris passed away on June 9th I was among those who attended her funeral on June 11th at Faith
Celebrations: Scholarship winners at MAHS include John Huebner, and Kourtney Geise (3 ea.) Haley Hennen, Amy Disselkamp, Riley Biesterfeld
Memorial scholarships winners from people with Donnelly connections include Curtis Van Horn (Austin White) Kurt Asmus-(Haley Hennen) Thora (Larson) and William Colley (Kourtney Geise, Jon Jereke, Lauren Reimers, and Madison Van Batavia)
VFW auxiliary elections: Joan Kopacek (pres.); Jerry Kopacek (chaplain), Liz Aschman, (trustee and patriotic instructor)
Mathew Homeier recently graduated from the U.S. merchant marine academy in NY his parents are Ray and Adora (Kruize) Homeier. His grandparents are former Donnelly area residents Reuben and Bernadine Kruize.
Lacey Eystad recently made the presidential academic honors list at SDSU
The Safety Captain of the MAHS Plaid Pillagers, Dalton Luepke, received the Safety Star of the Day award for his efforts at the Minneapolis Regional.
Trapshooting results in Alex: Brittany Cardwell tied for 16th (high gun female)novice division Makayla Mau tied for 56th Novice, Sam Henrichs tied for 14th place, (high gun female jv)
David and Sheryl Strachan of Northfield, along with Phil and Kris Kloos of Donnelly, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Emma Strachan and Tom Kloos. His grandparents are Herb and Carol Kloos of Donnelly and B Fermoyle of Morris.
The Donnelly fire dept. and threshing bee royalty were part of the Chokio community picnic parade on June 13th