Thursday, April 28, 2016

donnelly news

April 30th-May 6th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news well several days of mild weather last week enable farmers to get in the fields and get some field work done and crops planted but this week has been cool and rainy.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Randy Wayne Erdahl, son of Aaron and Kayla Erdahl, was baptized at Kongsvinger on April 17th.
Anyone with a graduate in the family this year is asked to let the parish office know ASAP
Good shepherd Lutheran church news: cleanup day at the church on May 7th starting at 8 a.m.
Apr 23rd Jerry and Wanda Cin, Pr. Mike Hanson and I were among those who attended the LCMC Augustana dist. convention at living word Lutheran church Marshall.
Other church news Salad Luncheon today (Saturday) starting at 10:00 a.m. at West Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock
There will be a Salad luncheon at Our Saviors -Chokio on May 5th, supper at 6:30 p.m.; speaker at 7:45 p.m.
Faith Lutheran-Morris annual spring rummage and bake sale May 4th 4-7 p.m. no fall sale this year
There will be a National day of prayer service at the Morris evangelical Free Church May 5th at 7 p.m.
Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on Main Street in Donnelly on May 9th from 3:45-4 p.m.
The rendsville 4-h and city council will met on May 2nd at 7 p.m. at St. John’s and city hall
The Donnelly community club will meet on May 9th at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly hall
The Donnelly fire dept. will meet on May 9th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
The Stevens co genealogical society will meet on May 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the library-Morris

Stevens’ county rep party executive cmte scheduled for April25th has been ppd to May 2nd time and place TBA
Wags, whiskers, and wine sponsored by the Stevens community humane society is today (Sat) beginning with social hr. at 6 p.m. at old # 1 Southside tickets available at the door
Open house 90th birthday party for George Pedersen May 1st 2-5 p.m. sr. center- Morris
The Seventh District Republican convention will be held today (Saturday) at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria starting at 9 a.m.
The dist. 12 dfl convention will held on May 12th time and place to be announced
Anyone interested in participating in a city wide garage sale on May 13-14th contact Lori Speer 246-3496 or Lori Mau 246-3265
There will be an open house bridal shower for Nicole Gillespie bride to be of Alex Erickson at Our Saviors in Chokio from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. today (Saturday)They are registered at Target, Herbergers and Lewis Family Drug in Graceville. Recipe cards preferred.
You are invited to a bridal shower honoring Natalie Johnston, bride to be of Dustin Compart, on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Federated Church. The couple is registered at Kohl's, Herberger's, Target and B Inspired (Morris)
Celebrations Brooke Gillespie was a member of the tiger girl’s sb team that took 3rd; Brady Jergenson was a member of the tiger baseball team that took 2nd in their tourneys over the weekend
The tiger girls track team finished 2nd in the Benson/ kms 3rd meet 3rd in pelican rapids meet the boys 2nd & 7th respectively I will have individual results in a later column.
Crystal Lanes won the lucky strike league championship (bowling) members of that team were Brenda Graff and Megan Mecklenburg ;willies sv won the Hilo leagues team members included penny melberg and Nancy Henrichs
Adam Uphoff was part of MAHS knowledge bowl team that took 3RD in the state

Death notice Harvey Reynolds of Alexandria passed away on April 25th he attended school in Donnelly and was part of our threshing bee family for many years bringing his homemade bike with him.
Thanks to Bob Burner for this: On March 31st the Donnelly Co-op held its 96th annual meeting for the year 2015. The meeting began with a dinner served by the ladies of St. John’s Lutheran church. Carol Boiland from Hennen and Associates read the audit report. Sales dollar were down but all quantities were up resulting in net earnings of about $500,000, second best year in the co-ops history. Stock retirements for 2015 amounted to 127,000 and 35% patronage checks for year were $175,000 .Harlan Staples the co-ops new Agronomy Manager was introduced. A big “Thank You” was given to the board of directors and all employees who have made possible a very strong balance sheet, no long term debt, an increase in Working Capital, new reliable equipment, equity revolvement at age 70, and 35% patronage paid each year. A thank you was given to Mark Lampert who retired after 9 years of service to the board; Brad Giese was elected to replace Mark as director, Jerry Werk was reelected to the board. Dave Johnsrud a CHS director from Starbuck gave a very informative presentation on the current growth of CHS and the changes that are taking place. He explained the new equity program and talked about the Article and By Law changes being proposed by the Cenex Harvest States Board of Directors.
Past week visitation for ralph Speer at St. Paul’s, Mich Kendall archery shoot at Neimackl Lake Park

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