Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news this issue is dedicated to my Dad who passed away on October 31st 2005 and my aunt Mabel Van Olst who passed away on November 10th 2002
Weather news after a somewhat cool weekend this week has been fairly mild. There are still a number of corn fields left to be picked last I saw
St. John’s Kongsvinger news A DVD of Kongsvinger’s 140th anniversary is available to check out from the parish office, also other merchandise from the event i.e. coffee mugs can be purchased from the office
Honey sales have begun again by confirmation students; they will be selling them before and after services at Kongsvinger on Sundays through November and at the Kongsvinger fall festival on November 20th
Workdays for the Kongsvinger Fall festival on November 20th are: November 12 lefse making day @ 9 a.m. November 16th lefse making day 2 at 4 p.m.
November will be Food Shelf Month. You are invited to bring non-perishable food items with you to worship during the month of November to place in the baskets provided. Please be mindful of expiration dates on items you donate. Financial contributions are also welcome and may be left at the Parish Office! Thank you for what you are able to share with those in need.
**Hat and Mitten Trees – St. John’s and Kongsvinger will once again be providing Hat and Mitten trees – during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
GSLC news THE GS ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON November 20th following services, a pot luck dinner will follow
Other church news: MEATBALL SUPPER AT FAITH –Morris ON November 9th starting at 4 p.m. tickets available at the door
There will be no more burgers bereaves, and blessing until next year at the Met Lounge due to church dinners, thanksgiving ,advent ,Christmas etc.
Community events: On November 7th the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:45- 4 p.m.,
November 8th is Election Day residents of the city of Donnelly will vote in the town hall most of the township residents in in the Donnelly area will vote by mail. Contact the Stevens county auditor’s office for more details
Donnelly area youth group will meet on November 16th 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
Donnelly fire Department annual turkey bingo will be held on November 18th starting at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly hall
There are two celebrations today (Saturday) the first one is a 50th Anniversary Open House for Monroe and Cheryl (Armstrong) Estenson of Morris on from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at faith Morris All are welcome and invited to attend – no gifts please , Cheryl (Armstrong) is a former Donnelly area resident. The 2nd is an Open house 90th b party for Eliane kling PUHL OF Donnelly from 1-4 p.m. at the Sr. center program in Morris at 2 p.m.
Viola R. “Vi” Berns of Melrose passed away on September 24th survivors include her nephew former Donnelly resident David Flugel of Morris
Happy 75th wedding anniversary to former Donnelly residents Jim and Deloris Weinreis of Morris
Upper Midwest athletic conference defensive player of the week (UMM cougars) Chandler Erickson
Tiger cross country section 6a girls 4th Savanah Aanenurd (93rd) boys 8th
Brooke Gillespie earned her 1000 dig on October 28th in the tiger volleyball game vs. Eden valley -Watkins she was also named kmrs/kkok player of the game on October. 13th
Thanks to Leo overson for this bit of Donnelly history: Hi Donnelly Kids,
Well, it is the 100th anniversary of the great Donnelly fire that did so much damage to the town. Most of Main Street was taken out.
My grandparents, Gus and Emma Overson, moved to Donnelly just a year before with their children, Clinton 9, Rubin 7, Florence 5, and Raymond 2.
They were originally from the Glenwood area and got married in 1904. They lived in Glenwood, Appen N. D. and Beardsley before moving to Donnelly.
In Beardsley they owned and operated a mercantile store along with his business partner Mr. Iver Roan. In 1915 they heard there was a store available in Donnelly so they made the move .Mr. and Mrs. Roan also came to Donnelly and they were in business in Donnelly for many years. There first store was on main street where the Phillips 66 gas station was later.
Their residence was next to the store. They lost most everything in the fire.
In 1917 they built a new store and were there for many years. Overson and Roan retired in 1954 but their store still stands today as HD & Co.
Grandpa Gus died in 1965 and Grandma Emma died in 1967.
Thanks for reading this little bit of Donnelly history on the 100th anniversary. November 2, 2016. Leo Overson.
There was a good turnout in Donnelly on October. 29th for the annual Halloween party at the community hall. Thanks to the threshing bee royalty and their family and the com club members for their hard work in putting the party on.
Past week Halloween party Donnelly, visit to Erickson petting zoo osakis reformation program Lwlc –Alex, visit Rosie Hanson at her apt in Alex lutefisk supper first-Morris