Next edition: Sept 5th-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: we had fantastic weather over the weekend mild temps and nice breeze ideal for the bee, supposed to be hot and humid rest of this week. Crops continue to look good; the grain we thrashed at the bee looked very good.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 9 a.m. on Sept. 6th at St John’s.
Sept 13th the parish will have a “Gods Work Our Hands” work day. If you are an older adult who needs cleanup of some type, window washing, weed removal, cleaning gutters, mowing etc. or wish to help please contact the parish office at 246-3211. Anyone in the community is eligible for the services. Activities start at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. with a short service, followed by work and concluding with a dinner at Kong at 11 a.m.
Other church news: St. Charles _Herman will have their fall festival on Sept 13th starting at 11 a.m. at the old legion.
Rally Sunday at Zion Lutheran in Morris on Sept 13th beginning with services at 9 a.m.
September fest will be held at Assumption -Morris on Sept 20th starting with a mass at 10 a.m.
Community news: Donnelly rod and gun club will have their annual turkey shoot at harstad slough on Sept 13th starting at 1 p.m.
The city council, rendsville 4-h, Donnelly community club and fireman will all meet on Sept 14th at 7 p.m. at various places in Donnelly.
Death notices: Lyle Fiebelkorn of Prior Lake passed away on Aug. 26th. Survivors include his brother in law Paul (Nancy Werk) Thompson of Herman and their family.
Marvel Koehntop of Starbuck passed away on Aug. 25th survivors include her nephews former Donnelly area residents Maynard and Darrel Koehntop of Morris and their families
Former Donnelly area resident David H. (Smith) Danzeisen, of Herman, passed away on Aug 29th
I spent some time last week attending some of the class of ’55 60th class reunion events at Hotel 200 in Morris. I was asked to represent my mom who taught some of the students in Donnelly. Darrell Koehntop was given an award as the only one still involved in the family business (farming).
Tate Brian Harstad and Alexis Hubbard were married on July 31st in Alexandria VA. Tate is the son of Wendy Harstad and Steve Hanson of Rockford Minn.; and Brian and Kelly Harstad of Delano MN, grandparents are Norma DeLong of Herman and George and Elaine Harstad of the Herman/Donnelly area
Don and Tamela Sperr of Morris along with Jim and Laurie Chalmers of Shoreview are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Rachel Sperr and Andrew Chalmers. Her local grandparents are Paul and Betty Sperr from Donnelly
Some of the grand champions at the Morris fair in the open class and homemakers’ buildings include Eliane Harstad, Barb Simpson, Bernice Erdahl, Rose Uhden, Peggy Horning, and Shirley Libbon. For 4-h results see the supplement to the Aug. 29th paper too many to list here
Zachary Alan Blume was born on July 16, in Fergus Falls to Kevin and Ronda Blume of Herman. His grandparents are Ron and Sherry Volker and Neil and Pat Blume, all of Herman. His great grandparents are Doris Sperr of Herman and Lenora Volker of Barrett and Mavis Blume of Barrett.
Raelyn Vera Smith was born on August 14, to Demi Roiland and Cody Smith of Appleton. Grandparents are Tony and Heidi Roiland of Morris, Pat and Amy O’Malley of Buffalo and Doreen Hanson of Donnelly. Great-grandparents are Pete Roiland and Tabor and Kathy Hoppe all of Appleton.
MACA cc team placed 3rd in its own invitational Savannah Aanerud finished 9th
Congratulations to our new threshing bee royalty Queen - Cheyenne Baumgart; Princess - Savannah Aanerud; Little Miss Donnelly - Amaya Raths; Little Miss Princess - Tabitha VanHorn ;also to our grand marshal in the parade Bertha Larson
For the 8th year I helped with the feed my starving children packing event at the Morris area Elementary school a sobering reminder of how a little time, work and money can go a long ways in feeding hungry children
Another successful threshing bee is history hope to see everybody on Aug. 27-28th 2016
Note for personal reasons I plan on sending my Sept 19th column in early (Sept 15th) so keep that in mind if you have news for me.
Extra past wk. helped with set up, and take down on the bee grounds, was in threshing bee parade, attended Morris co-op plot tour, bbb at old # 1, & helped with naps distribution
We had a great threshing bee this year nice to see so many old & new friends on the grounds