Next edition June 27th-July 3rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: crops are looking very good after some nice rain showers over the weekend when not raining it has been sunny and mild
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. Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished). Everyone is welcome
Good shepherd news: none
Other church news: New Wine homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris at about 6:30 pm depending on when they get home
St John’s –Starbuck anniversary celebration and annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th starting with worship at 9 am followed by the ice cream social stating at 11 am and ending with a hymn sing at 1:30 pm to celebrate their 140th anniversary
“Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th.
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 today (Saturday) 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 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 Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121.
The city council and rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly on July 6th @ 7 pm
The Stevens county genealogical society will have a meeting on July 2nd at 1:30 pm @ the library
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.
Death notices: none
Celebrations: 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)
Audrey and Nancy Heinrichs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently, former Donnelly area resident Lowell Thompson and his wife Clare celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on June 16th
The following students were among those who were named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2015: Sydney Beyer, Shaylynn Johnson, Morris; Kristi Kopel and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly ,Samantha Larson Herman) (Minn. state u-Moorhead); Rebekah Aanerud and Elizabeth Holland of Donnelly( North Dakota state) and Nacole Hilbrand of Donnelly (North Dakota State College of Science)
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
Jackson Loge was a member of the 5th grade math masters team that finished 12th at a meet in Alex recently
Travis Fults was among the band students who received an award for participating in the mbda honors band
Brandon Jergenson received a perfect attendance award this yr.at MAES
Drew huebner placed 2nd in the 8yr old division of the kiidie tr. pull held in Chokio a couple wks. ago
Bernadine Kruize informs me that her grandson Mathew Homeier who recently graduated from the USMMA did so magna cum laude and is ranked 23rd in his class
Catlin Krenz of Bismarck ND and Craig Nelson of Grand forks N.D., were married on June 13th
The threshing bee royalty were among the units in the Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 21st
Brady Jergenson threw a no hitter in Legion bb against Osakis on June 22nd
June 20th I attended the 85 birthday party for Ardis Gullickson at the sunrise apartments and the 90th for Marvel Wagner at the West wing village
adl news I did not have room for in my regular column
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
Other events I attended this week include the Kiwanis talent contest at East Side Park, the closing ceremony for VBS at GSLC and at St john’s Donnelly the all-state Lutheran choir concert in Alex (visiting a couple of former Donnelly area residents beforehand), the trinity Lutheran centennial celebration in Alberta, the baptism for Martian Olaf Hanson at Gslc, some of the events of Runestone days in Ktown
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 Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121. We have held a family auction for close to 20 years. Myra (Billie) Sperr came up with the idea, of a way for the family to raise money to keep the reunion going year to year. The auction has been fun and very successful over the years. Myra passed away, but the tradition is carried on. Over the years donations have been made to cemetery upkeep, hospice etc. by the Sperr Family with extra funds from the auction. Typically 100-200 relatives gather each year.