Thursday, July 14, 2016

donnelly news

July 16th-22nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  well the crops continue to look good thanks to some abundant rains we have had in the past week. Thankfully we did not have some of the severe weather other parts of the state i.e. Browns Valley did Sat eve.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: July 17th services time will switch with services at St. John’s Sundays at 9 a.m. and WOW at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger in Sept.
There will be a youth club meeting on July 20th at 4 p.m. at ST. John’s
Annual garden (block) party on July 30th beginning at 4 p.m. on west side of St. John’s free will offering to benefit the Stevens County Food Shelf
Good Shepherd news: as part of their fundraiser for the stork bus Alexandra’s Miracle Mission has a collection box at GS (and other churches in the area) for Willie’s paper bags
Rob Lucus, the manager of the Morris Pizza Ranch, has graciously given “Friends of Alex” permission to have lemonade and goodies stand every Wednesday from 11a.m.-1 p.m. in front of Pizza Ranch all summer long. So come out and have a drink and goody and all of the money with help Alexandra's Miracle Mission
Mi Mexico is donating 10% of all sales today (Saturday,) plus donations to Options for Women | Morris Stork Bus! A fun and tasty fundraiser to raise funds to benefit our local 6 county community! YUM!
Faith Lutheran Church- Morris events: Potluck Picnic – July 31st at 5:00p.m.; Junior and Senior High Youth Event – Sunday, July 17th 2:00-7:00p.m. at Pomme de Terre Lake Public Shelter and Vacation Bible School Day Camp August 1 – August 4, 2016
Polka Worship! Mark your calendars for a POLKA WORSHIP on, July 31st at 1:00p.m. at Eastside Park sponsored by First Lutheran-Morris

Summer Games VBS will be held on Mon, Aug 1, -Thur., Aug 4, from 6- 8:00p.m. each  night at 1st Baptist Morris
Death notice:  Cliff Bjorlin of Donnelly passed away on July 12th his funeral is July 20th at 10:30 am at Hosanna worship center in Morris

Community news:  The community club met on July 11 as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events. The buttons are here right now they may be purchased from any of the officers; they will be on sale at businesses in Donnelly soon. Posters are also here and we will be getting them up in the area in the next few weeks. I will leave some at McCollar’s jewelry if you want one. Reminder the bee is Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature this year is John Deere. On Aug 26th the West Central Cattleman will be serving a hamburger supper along with kid games and tractor Olympics, you must have a button for the supper and cost is $5 
Also work schedules will be mailed out soon, if you are not on the list but would like to help, contact me or one of the officers or e-mail

Today (Sat.) is the last day for applications will be taken for little Miss Donnelly (8-10) and Threshing Bee queen (14-18) applications can be emailed to or

There will be a meet the candidates’ forum for the Threshing Bee royalty contestants on Aug 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnelly community hall everyone welcome
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Xochil Mendez, bride to be of Mac Beyer, today Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents of the couple are Antonio and Maribel Mendez and Joel and Jamie Beyer. His Grandmother is Carol Wilcox
Rockin C Horse ranch will be open today (sat) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. the ranch is located 8 miles w of Donnelly on 150th St. admission is $5 at the gate
Donnelly fire department meets on July 18th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall

The Samuel and Catherine Smith family reunion is today (Saturday), in the main shelter at Pomme de Terre City Park just East of Morris. Registration, coffee and rolls at 10:30 a.m., potluck at 12:30 p.m. and lots of reminiscing during the afternoon. BBQ sandwiches, coffee, lemonade and utensils provided. Please bring a dish to pass. The Smith's had 12 children... spread this invite to all branches of our family tree. For more information call Marcia at 320-324-7414. Many of the Smiths from the Donnelly area are part of this family
 The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Prairie pioneer days parade in Morris on July 10th
Celebrations Congratulations to our Summer Athlete of the Week: Cody Fults! at Noonan Sport Specialists-Alex
Kellen Kent Reed was born on July 5, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Joshua and Jana Reed of Morris. Grandparents are Bob and Deb Danelz from Donnelly, Minnesota and Curtis and Patricia Reed from Moose Lake, Minnesota.

The Aanerud family participated in the Marv Meyer walk/ run on Sat 5k men’s division Micah placed 16th ;women’s division Savannah finished 2nd ;Heather finished 26th

Past wk. PPD activities in Morris, com club mtg, Morris dental appreciation picnic, RTA mtg Barrett

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