Thursday, August 13, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Aug15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: a very timely rain shower over the weekend was very welcome; otherwise it has continued to be sunny & mild
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part joint parish bible study on Acts continues on Aug. 17th at Kongsvinger and August 24th at St. John’s  at 7 pm Bring your own Bible.
Summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) and Aug 26th (St John’s)
At the recent relay for life the Kongsvinger Krusaders earned the silver team award for their fund raising efforts
Other church news Grief share a weekly program for those dealing with the loss of someone close to them will be held on Monday evenings at 7 Pm starting on Aug. 17th and continuing for the next 13 weeks at the Morris Evangelical Free Church; ph. 589-2808 for more info
Feed my starving children fundraiser at the pizza ranch on Aug.  17th from 5-8 pm
Community news: On August 17th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm on main St. and the firemen will have a meeting at 7 pm at fire hall 
An open house bridal shower for Becca Ellsworth, bride to be of Dexter Hormann, is planned for today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center.
Death notices: Willis Lindgren of Gardner ND passed away Aug. 10th; survivors include his nephew, former Donnelly resident Mark Koepke of Morris
Dave Whittemore of Donnelly passed away on Aug 9th; he was a long time Donnelly co-op employee
David Kroc of Barrett passed away on Aug 6th survivors include his step daughter Angie (Merlyn) Schwartz of Donnelly
Celebrations: The 50th annual Donnelly threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website 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 have been mailed out, if you are not on a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337.
Our features this year are ih/Farmall and anything made in 1965, next year it will be John Deere.
There will be two work nights on Aug.25th to set things up and on Sept 1st to take things down both at 6:30 pm .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 am continuing with a kiddie parade & tractor pull, big tractor pull, sb tournament, and ending with the queen coronation and a dance by pure country at the hall
Lots of activities both days including lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament shingle making etc. and of course threshing anyone is welcome to bring a display do a demonstration, play sing etc.
The parade committee is looking for people who were born, married, graduated etc. in’65 as well as any tractors machinery, cars etc. made during that year to be in the parade on August 30th
Another lengthy community club meeting was held on August 10th as we put the finishing touches on the plans for the bee. We made an addition to the schedule; there will be a community meal on Fri evening beginning at 5 pm on the grounds under the big top tent. On the menu is a polled pork sandwich, beans, salad, and bars. After supper there will be some tractor games on the grounds. You must have a button to get into the grounds; tickets for the supper will be available at the supper. I drove by the grounds Mon. eve. I see some people have put a lot of time & work into painting and sprucing up the pop shack, the shirt shack and St. John’s sweet shop.
The Morris high school of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on August 26th-28th at Hotel 200 (prairie) inn in Morris; some of the Donnelly kids will be attending the threshing bee that weekend      
On Aug. 17th the bloodmobile will be at Faith Lutheran Morris from 1-7 pm

Extra  The parish will again be leading the community worship service under the big top tent at the threshing bee on Aug 30th at 9 am St John’s will again have their “sweet shop” and Kongsvinger ladies will again be serving noon dinners in the steel building and the parish youth will have the “pop shack” again.
 fund raising is under way for the feed my starving children packing event returning to Morris in Sept. contact Robin Smith at the Rentz agency in Morris for more info or to make a donation
St Charles –Herman will once again be main the hamburger stand at the threshing bee again this year
Dexter is the son of Leila and Dean Hormann.
Congratulations to Rebekah Aanerud on being a National Finalist in her Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award (FFA)
Past week VFW auxiliary luncheon at old # 1 Southside, Willie’s sv party in the park, Pedersen auction, rose city threshing show, Glenwood fair, haining family concert in Dalton, bbb at old # 1 Southside

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