Saturday, August 13, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 13th -19th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news   looks like it is going to be a very hot weekend at the fair. All crops continue to look very lush & green
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: the parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the Threshing Bee grounds on Aug. 28th @ 9 a.m.
There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 am followed by coffee hr., services with Holy Communion at 11 am followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th

Youth club mtg Aug. 17th 4-6 pm at St John’s in Donnelly
Other church news: Grief Share will begin August 15 at the Morris Evangelical Free Church--Mondays 4-6 p.m.  There will be 13 weekly sessions.  Grief Share is open to anyone grieving the loss of someone close.  This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.  This ministry has seen people come from all throughout the Morris area, from different church backgrounds, and various grief situations.  For more information contact the Grief Share facilitator, Neil Leroux 320-589-1788.

There will be a community worship service at the show arena at the Stevens County fair on Aug 14th at 10 am with Sue Nelson as song leader and Rev Rochelle Anderson as pastor
Feed my starving children annual packing event is Aug. 16 & 17th at Morris area elementary cafeteria for info call 320-226-1902 or 605-450-9805
Community news:  An open house will be held for Frances A. Van Zomeren to celebrate her 100th birthday today (Sat.) at the Morris Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please
RUSC summer movie night Aug. 20th starting at 8:30 pm at Eastside Park Morris
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Alisha Melberg bride to be of Kirby Sayles on Sept. 10th from 9-11 am at Kongsvinger. She is the daughter of Jay, Penny Melberg
MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion on August 27th at Hotel 200 (old Prairie INN)
Death notice none
Celebrations Joseph Nelson & Shannon Griffen were wed on May 25th in Minneapolis. His parents are Pastor Mike & Sue Nelson of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area residents Lloyd & Jan Anderson were named Stevens County farm family of the year at the Stevens County fair the  Kopel and Diehl farms of Donnelly were reconized as century farms Francis Diehl (Van Zomeren was reconized for having been born on the century farm
Morris fishing league results champs reef hawgs; members included Mac Beyer, Tyler Henrichs, Joel Beyer, slump busters 2nd members included Ryan Smith Nancy Kisgen
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 7th
The threshing bee will be held on Aug. 27 & 28th Saturday activities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 am followed by softball tournament ,tractor parade ,kiddie parade antique tractor pull,  bean bag tournament, queen coronation and winding up with a dance at the Donnelly hall with Pure Country starting at 8 pm. Lots of activities both days including threshing, lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament etc. for a complete list of activities see check out Donnelly threshing bee fb page  for updates. There will be 2 upcoming work nights at the grounds the first one is on Aug 23rd at 6:30 pm to set things up and again on Aug. 30th also at 6:30 pm to take things down. Help of any kind before during or after the bee is welcome more info 320-795-2437 or 320-246-3337 or e-mail  advance sale buttons are on sale at the Dacotah bank in Morris & Chokio and several business in Donnelly

Past wk. flekkefest activities in elbow lake ,visit to my aunt Pearl Anderson

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