Next edition Aug 8th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after a very hot weekend it has moderated some this week, in my travels over the weekend I did see some grain being harvested, we could use some rain, lot of irrigation going on. I see the grain for the threshing bee has been shocked and loaded onto racks
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part JOINT PARISH BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS continues on August 10th at St. John’s and Aug. 17th at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. Bring your own Bible.
Summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) Aug 25th (St John’s)
The parish will again be leading the community worship service under the big top tent at the threshing bee on Aug 30th
Good shepherd news
Other church news: fund raising is under way for the feed my starving children packing event retuning to Morris in Sept. contact Robin Smith at the Rentz agency in Morris for more info or to make a donation
Grief share a weekly program for those dealing with the loss of someone close to them will be held on Mon evenings at 7 P.m. starting on Aug. 17th and continuing for the next 13 weeks at the Morris Evangelical Free Church; ph. 589-2808 for more info
Community news: the firemen and the Donnelly community club will have meetings on Aug 10th at 7p.m. at fire hall and community club
An open house bridal shower for Becca Ellsworth, bride to be of Dexter Hormann, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Dexter is the son of Leila and Dean Hormann.
Death notice: none
Celebrations: More grant county fair results: 5 k run Rebekah Aanerud took first place in the women’s division: in the creative arts building Fred Speer, Barb Simpson and Janet Olson all won grand and reserve champion in canning; Janet also won reserve champion for a repurposed item Yvonne Kloos won reserve champion for landscaping painting and in canning; she also won a mixer for her “baking with yeast” entry, Denise Derby won reserve champion in Christmas misc. Bryce Lehman won the 7 yr. old division in the kiddie tr. Pull
Riley biesterfeld was named to the legion district 7 all –district bb team
The threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale now from the officers, and will be for sale at Donnelly business soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not on a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.
Activities begin on Sat a.m. with a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. in the steel building continues throughout the day and concludes with the queen coronation and a dance at the hall featuring Pure Country. Sun starts with an open air church service, and concludes with a cash drawing.
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug 1st
The candidates for threshing bee Royalty were announced on July 27th. Little Miss Donnelly candidates are Amya Raths her parents are Scott and Jaclyn Raths, grandparents are Deb and Howard Kill, great grandparents are Geshien Kill and Rose Uhden, Tabitha Van Horn parents Josh and Beth Keifer and the late Curtis Van horn, grandparents are Cole and Marlene Van Horn, Sharon Van Horn; Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson, great grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson, queen candidates are Savannah Aanerud her parents are Andy and Heather ,grandparents are Jim and Loraine; Cheyenne Baumgart her parents are Scott and Jodi Arndt.
The Morris high school of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on August 26th-28th at Hotel 200 (prairie) inn in Morris
I did not get out to the rockin C ranch for their open house so I stopped out there Sun. aft. En-route home from Herman to take a look around, he is open every day but please call ahead if you plan on coming out. He talked about having something going on out there during the threshing bee and some kind of pumpkin event in Oct.
Extra: past week hort. night at WCROC, flekkefest activities in Elbow Lake, Herman all school reunion activities and Inglof urke memorial service in Benson his sister is a good friend of mine.