Thursday, July 28, 2016

Donnelly news

July 30th-Aug.6th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news:  After a very hot and muggy weekend it has cooled off some this week. Crops continue to look fantastic, have seen some grain harvesting going on
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th
Annual garden (block) party today (Sat.) with serving starting at 4 p.m. on west side of St. John’s free will offering to benefit the Stevens County Food Shelf. Hopefully some of the stuff planted in our community garden will be part of the menu
Good Shepherd news: none
Faith Lutheran Church- Morris events: Potluck Picnic – July 31st at 5:00 p.m. at Pomme De Park
 Vacation Bible School Day Camp August 1 –4th at Faith-Morris sponsored jointly by Faith and First Morris and Trinity Cyrus contact faith for more info or to register
Polka Worship on July 31st at 1:00 p.m. at Eastside Park sponsored by First Lutheran-Morris
Summer Games VBS will be held on Mon, Aug 1, - Aug 4th, from 6- 8:00 p.m. each night at 1st Baptist Morris

There will be a Family fun run 2K and 5K run benefiting Alexandrea’s miracle mission on Aug. 13th starting with registration at 7 a.m.

Community news:  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
Donnelly City Council and Rendsville 4-H will meet on Aug 1st at 7 p.m at the hall and St. John’s Lutheran church
Donnelly Community club will meet on Aug. 8th at 7 p.m at the community hall. This will be our last meeting before the bee which is Aug. 27 and 28th and the feature is John Deere. Buttons will be on sale soon at Donnelly business or may be purchased from community club officers. I have left some posters at McCollar’s Jewelers or may be viewed on line at Also work schedules will be mailed out soon if you would like to help out contact one of the officers or e-mail:
Death notice Verle Dunn of Donnelly passed away on July 24th  I will miss him, he was a good friend, former  neighbor and land renter, I used to call him frequently to talk about crop progress for this column
Former Donnelly area resident Fern Rasmussen of Bloomington passed away on July 25th survivors include her daughter Renee (Paul Jr.) Ersted of Lowry and their family; her sister Carolyn Smith of Donnelly and her family, Paul Jr. is a former Donnelly resident
Business news Paul’s Paint and Repair is now part of Rupp Body Shop HQ in Elbow Lake
West central wiring and consulting (Walt Biesterfeld) has now merged with Info Link HQ in Morris
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Cassidy Hennen, bride to be of Matt Huot  today ( Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club, 24860 State Highway 9 Morris. Cassidy is the daughter of Rick and Carrie Hennen of Morris. , Darin and Nancy Huot, of Donnelly are Matt's parents
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion of on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie INN)
Celebrations Wyatt Vavra recently received the Eagle Scout award
The Morris eagles won the Land of Ducks baseball championship team members included Bryce Jergenson
The Morris 2 team won the 18U softball championship on Tuesday.  Brooke Gillespie was the winning pitcher and earned player of the game honors
I need to clarify something about the sources of news for my column.  I regularly check area church bulletins, newsletters, newspapers, websites, Facebook posts etc. for info to put in my column.  I consider any info in them to be public info and thus I am free to use for my column unless otherwise requested.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Grant County Fair parade in Herman on July 23rd

Past wk. soils lab field day, Larry Kill visitation at funeral home , Evelyn Graff funeral in Alex, Glenwood and Herman fairs

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