Thursday, July 16, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 18th-24th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: most of the last week has been sunny and humid; air conditions and fans have had a good work out esp. over the weekend. Thankfully we escaped the severe weather that hit other parts of the state i.e. Brainerd. Crops esp. the corn continues to look fantastic although we can use more rain. As I drove to Barrett Wed. evening I saw several irrigation systems going when I got to the Hy. 27/59 intersection I hit a major down pour when I got home I saw we had had some rain here.

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule continues until further notice
The original 1980 Kong Kookbook has been reprinted, to purchase one contact the parish office at 246-3211
Good shepherd news: there will be no bible study on July 21st as Pr Mike will be gone on continuing education
Other church news: VBS-Bethel Lutheran Morris July 20-24th 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. more info 392-5524 and at the First Baptist church -Morris on July 27-30th from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Community news: On July 20th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main st and the firemen will meet all at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Donnelly
"Meet the Candidates" (threshing Bee royalty) is Monday July 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by a special community club mtg .Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year so the Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy “Bee" weekend.
There will be an open house baby shower for Brianna Neuman-Summer today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center. Everyone is welcome
The LTD annual motor cycle run will be held today (Saturday) starting in Appleton at 10 a.m. traveling through the area with a stop in Morris about 12:45 p.m., I understand this will their last ride.
Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening on Aug 1st from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities. Tickets available at the gate
“Ms. Dawn Nellie” Pageant will be held on Friday evening, July 24, at the Donnelly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Come and watch local talent vie for the coveted title of “Ms. Dawn Nellie!”  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome Tickets will be available at the door this is a fundraiser for the 50th aniv celebration of the bee

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Keith Sorensen passed away on July 10th a celebration of life will be held on July 19th in Rochester.
Celebrations: Travis Fults won the prize for finding the medallion during Ppd
Amber Recker was recently named to Msu-Mankato deans list
Former Donnelly area resident Lillian Heinrich was recently named Queen of the WWV
Marv Meyer Run on July 11th:10,000 meters run 3rd Savannah Aanerud, 5,000 m; Rebekah Aanerud 4th
The Men’s fishing league results: swamp busters 2nd place, team members included Gary Gulbrandson, 3rd place sharp filets; members included Ryan Smith and Nancy Kisgen
Chad Swanson and Peggy Jergenson were the final button winners during Ppd in Morris
Sheila Hemming and Michael and Shelly Storck of Morris along with Michael and Cheryl Hahn of Grand Forks, N.D., are excited to announce the engagement of their children Amber Storck and Jared Hahn. Amber’s great grandmother was Olga Sax from the Donnelly area
The threshing bee royalty were part of the prairie pioneer days parade in Morris on Aug 13th 
Becca Holland won the 1-on-1 award at the recent girls’ bb camp at MAHS
The community club held another lengthy meeting on July 13th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee and other events. For more info and an up to date schedule visit the website or visit the threshing bee fb page. Posters will be going up soon and advance sale buttons will be for sale soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance.
Extra I did not have room for in my column

Past week :Kiwanis talent show finals at Eastside Park, some of the ppd activities at the park, mfd 125 aniv activities; Prairie wetlands extravaganza, RTA mtg Barrett, visiting my aunt Pearl and Irene Strand in their apts.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434

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