Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after a very hot weekend temps have moderated some, and we got some nice rain showers to freshen things up this week.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: The fellowship committee met after services on St. John’s on June 15th as we started making plans for the garden (block) party to be held on July 30th at St John’s. Hopefully there will be some produce from the new parish community garden that was planted next to St. John’s this year ready to be served.
Thanks to the vbs kids for singing during services at St. John’s on June 15th
Good shepherd news: VBS will be held in conjunction with Zion Lutheran again this year at Zion –Morris on June 20-23rd led by staff from Lutheran Island Bible Camp from 1-4 p.m. ea. day more info call GS 585-6868 or Zion Lutheran at 589-2744
Angel Scott will be ordained on June 25th at 2 p.m. at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church-Morris she has been working as intern since last Aug part-time at Gs and St. John’s -starbuck
Other church news: the MN all-state Lutheran choir will be touring the state in June starting with a stop at Living Word Lutheran Church in Alex today (sat.)@ 7:30 p.m.; United Lutheran Elbow Lake on June 19th at 9 a.m. Trinity Benson June 21st at 7:30 p.m. full itinerary here http://www.maslc.org/itinerary.html
The SW MN ELCA women’s convention concludes today (sat) at Vinje Lutheran -Willmar
Wednesday night alive at Trinity Lutheran Cyrus every Wed. eve at 7 p.m. at the church throughout the summer
St John’s- Starbuck annual ice cream social w/BBQS will be held on June 26th from 11 a.m. -1: 30 p.m. at the church located about half ways between Starbuck and Cyrus
Community news: The Bookmobile will be in town on Main Street in Donnelly on June 20th from 3:45-4 p.m.
Donnelly Fire Dept. will meet at 7 p.m. on June 20th at the fire hall
Community hog roast and fundraiser for the stork bus June 25th 5-8 p.m. at Assumption church Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club’s annual fishing tournament will be held on Pome De Tere Lake (public access) June 19th starting with registration at 9 a.m.
Rockin C horse ranch is open this weekend and every third weekend though Oct. the ranch is located straight west of Donnelly on 150th St.
Celebrations The following students named to the “honor roll” at various colleges: Kristi Kopel and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly, (MSU Moorhead) Lacey Eystad of Donnelly (Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, South Dakota). Chandler Erickson of Chokio and Chiara Race of Donnelly (Umm)
Among those named to the west central conference all -conference team are: Brooke Gillespie and Becca Holland in softball and Brady Jergenson in baseball, Brady was also named to the West Central Tribune all area team honorable mention
Maes student of the month (May) included Brenna Jergenson (first grade)
Chandler Erickson (UMM) recently earned UMAC academic honors
Morris area elementary school awards program: Jackson Loge 1st place geography bee; science fair -top ten finishers included Daniel Baily- Kloos (4th grade) Hannah Cegla (5th grade) Jackson Loge (6th grade)
Jacob Fisher recently graduated from the Air Force academy his parents are Steve and Kathleen Fisher; grandmother is Marilyn Smith
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for this: We just got back from Wichita, KS. Jacob married his high school sweetheart, Rachel. Chris, Janelle and family - Cathy and Lorin Miller and family from Kindred, ND, myself, and my brother, Robert Kalmoe and his wife Belinda from Weatherford, TX were there. A good time was had by all.
Ryan Kruize, son of Jim and Michelle Kruize, is a recent graduate of Hermitage High School in Henrico, Virginia. Ryan's paternal grandparents are Reuben and Bernadine Kruize, former Donnelly residents
Among the winners at the recent Hancock h.s. awards was Brent Nienhaus Phy-ed (9th grade)
Joan and Jerry Kopacek attended the VFW Convention in Rochester June 9-12th.
The threshing bee royalty and Donnelly fire dept. were part of the community picnic parade in Chokio on June 11th
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting following the ice cream social on June 13th as we continue to make plans for the bee on Aug.27th and 28th reminder the feature this year is John Deere
A good crowd was on hand for the annual ice cream social on June 13th thanks to the threshing bee royalty for serving the ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h for the delicious pies they made and sold.
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Past wk. open house at county line dairy Chokio, rick’s woodworking auction -Cyrus pioneer land band festival-Benson