Next edition July 11th-17th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: crops continue to look very nice. My neighbor’s rain gauge said we got 3 inches of rain on Sun eve which I understand caused some local flooding in Morris. People I have talked to in the Donnelly area said they got anywheres from no rain to about an inch
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 throughout July and Aug.
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be participating in the Stevens county relay for Life on July 17th from 6 p.m. to midnight at Pomme de Park; contact Algene Larson or Sandy Dunn for more info, to make a donation, purchase a luminaire, or to participate as a walker
Other church news: the new location for “Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” on Wed evenings at 7 p.m. is at the old #1 Southside unless it is in use then it will be held in the basement.
Community news, on July 13th the community club and firemen will meet all @ 7 p.m. in Donnelly at the fire and community halls in Donnelly
There will be two open house bridal showers today (Saturday): the first is for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, 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; the second one is for Miranda Hauglund, bride to be of Josh Roaldson, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the residence of Vicky Dosdall, 44725 175th St., Morris. Miranda is the daughter of Jim and JoAnn Hauglund of Donnelly. The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Fleet Farm gift cards.
From Sandy Dunn: Nominations for our 2015 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty candidates are now open July 1 - 15. Look for drop boxes in Donnelly at these locations. Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office and HD and Co. As of August 29, you must be between the following age groups. Little Miss 8-10 yrs. and Queen/Princess 14-18 years For those that are eligible to run for 2015 royalty, you will receive addition information by mid- July. Note change of date for "Meet the Candidates" is Monday July 27th. Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. 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.
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
Death notices: Greg Durke of Blaine passed away on July 1st survivors include his sister Peg (Brian) Kruize and aunt former Donnelly area resident Norma Osterman
Former Donnelly area resident Sherman S. Thurmer of Shakopee passed away on June 27th.
Jeanette Saunders of Benson passed away on June 27th; survivors include her brother former Donnelly area resident Delbert (Bev) Henrichs of New Richland Wis.
Celebrations: Brady Cardwell was a member of the all-camp team at the Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp held recently in Morris
Sydney Beyer and Mac Kampmeier were married on June 27th in Chokio
Raymond and Linda Ellingworth of New York Mills along with Dean and Leila Hormann of Starbuck are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca and Dexter. His grandfather is former Donnelly area resident John Delong
Sarah Jackson was crowned Miss Minnewaska princess on July 3rd her parents are Darwin Jackson of Starbuck and Deb and Kyle Smith of the Donnelly area
The Donnelly fire dept. won third place at the water fight in Graceville on July 5th and second in Morris on July 8th
The threshing bee royalty were part of the starbuck heritage day parade on July 4th
extra news I did not have room for in regular column
Good shepherd news: summer book club One Way Love starts July 12th after services, and continues for 6 weeks
Past week July 3rd Paul and Lori Dornquist, Helen Peterson, Wally Mccollar and I had supper together at the Lake Geneva Christian center in Alex. On the 4th of July I started the day at Kongsvinger, traveled to Hancock for their parade and then to starbuck for their parade, queen coronation, and fireworks, July 5th Durke visitation at funeral home ,services at WWV w/Pr mike Hanson officiating. July 7th visited Verle and Della Dunn in Donnelly, July 8th helped out at naps; attended BBB at Old # 1 and the Morris fire dept. water fights.
Rocking c horse ranch will have its grand opening on Aug 1st 59312 150th St Donnelly, MN