Thursday, October 12, 2017

donnelly news

Oct 14th-20th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after several weeks of on & off again rain it has stopped at least for the time being and we have had several days of sunshine. We had frost on Monday evening. I understand farmers are busy making up for lost time in the fields.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: St John’s fall festival is today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the church, food, BBQs, scalloped potatoes, chicken dumpling soup and pie) white elephant, bake, card sale etc.
Services are being broadcast on the radio on October 15th at 11 a.m. in memory of Stan Koehntop
Third graders will receive their bibles during services at Kongsvinger on October. 15th
There will be Affirmation of faith statements by the Confirmands on October 25th at 7 p.m. at Kongsvinger. Confirmation services will be held during joint services on October 29th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger

Gslc news: Fall VBS is on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5 p.m. (except on the 18th) though November 1st
A 3 part adult Ed on Martian Luther continues through October after coffee fellowship
A celebration of 500th anniversary of the reformation will be held on November 1st at 7 p.m. at the church
Other church news: Glacial Ridge Women of the ELCA Fall Gathering at Faith Lutheran Church, Morris Tuesday, October 24th, Registration begins at 4:30p.m.
Registration fee is $8.00 Light supper at 5:00 p.m.; followed by the meeting—in the Fellowship Hall Program in the Sanctuary at 7:00p.m. The program is Martin Luther as portrayed by Rev. Larry Strenge. This is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through Faith.”
In-kind offering gifts go to the Stevens County Food Shelf (canned food goods, toiletry items and cash donations)
Also today (Saturday) Our Savior's Lutheran church, Chokio, fall bake sale, silent auction, and raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee and goodies served all morning. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served and at Zion Lutheran church, Morris, a fall bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and homemade baked goods in the morning; Soup and BBQs at noon. Bake sale, produce, plants, crafts, white elephants, and silent auction items.
Reformation Celebration  on October 29th at 2:00pm at first-Morris Come and celebration the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with songs and readings that will illuminated and celebrate this historical event in our Lutheran heritage.       
Herman UMC Ham Dinner is October 15th from 11am – 1pm.; Adults $10.00 and Children 5-10 $5.00. Full Ham Dinner with Homemade Pies!  Also, there will be a theme basket Silent Auction.
~Missionary Mozart Adevu to Speak at Federated Church October 22nd at 7pm.  Mozart is returning to tell us about his position as the Africa regional coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture and Development Program for UMCOR, and what has happened in the past 2 years since his last visit!  A Small Reception to follow, a freewill offering will be taken to support his ministry.
The Youth group will be hosting a breakfast to benefit the hurricane victims on October 15th, after the 9 am mass at assumption-Morris
Community news: On October 23rd the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
The firemen will meet on October 16th at 7 pm at the fire hall
Alexandra's miracle mission’s 2nd annual 5/2 K run/walk today (Saturday) starting at 8 a.m. at Pomme de Park’s main shelter near Morris
Donnelly youth club will meet on October. 18th at 4 p.m. at St. John’s

Death notices: Mary and Harvey Flaten of Hancock passed away on September. 14th and October 6th survivors include their nephew Walt (Kathi) biesterfeld and family of Donnelly
Chad Hilbrand of Herman passed away on Oct. 9th survivors include his aunt; Lola Smith of Donnelly
Donnelly community club had our final meeting of the year on October 9th as we discussed the past year and looked ahead to next year it was announced that the community Halloween party will be held on October. 28th starting at 1 p.m., time and date for Santa days will be announced later
Rockin c ranch rural Donnelly will have pumpkin days on October 21st and 22nd from noon to 5 pm both days tickets available at the gate
Tiger cc Benson meet boys 4th girls 3rd Isabel Fymboh 27th Micah aanenurd 32nd
Former Donnelly resident Dani Lesmeister received two awards at the leading age annual meeting in Brainerd recently for her work with St. Francis Health services of Morris: one of the 50 for the next 50 and was also given the 2017 spirit of advocacy award
Islande Speer is a member of the Tiger VB team that finished 3rd in the mn showcase tournament in Burnsville recently and 2nd in the Alex tourney on Saturday.

Past wk. st co gen soc. mtg at the museum, visit to my aunt pearl, tiger homecoming parade and game, dean Olson visitation and funeral at gslc (w/Eystad’s); Steve Larson double darts tournament at place to be in Donnelly, helped celebrate Jim Eystad’s birthday during coffee fellowship at gslc, someplace pancake breakfast at Old#1 Southside, respect life banquet at Morris e free church. Donnelly community club mtg at community hall-Donnelly, BBB met lounge Morris

Thursday, October 5, 2017

donnelly news

Oct 7th -13th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it has rained off and on most of the past week, see some beans are starting to be harvested, although farmers cannot do much due to the rain. We did not get too much rain here in Morris but not too far west Alberta, Chokio etc. it is very wet.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: confirmation services will be held during joint services on October 29th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger
St John’s fall festival is October 14th from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the church, food, white elephant sale, bake, card sale etc.
Gslc news: Fall VBS is on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5 p.m. (except on the 18th) though November 1st
A 3 part adult Ed on Martian Luther starts on October 8th after coffee fellowship
Hurricane disaster fundraiser breakfast raised $1260
Other church news: Glacial Ridge Women of the ELCA Fall Gathering at Faith Lutheran Church, Morris Tuesday, October 24th, Registration begins at 4:30p.m.
Registration fee is $8.00 Light supper at 5:00 p.m.; followed by the meeting—in the Fellowship Hall Program in the Sanctuary at 7:00p.m. The program is Martin Luther as portrayed by Rev. Larry Strenge. This is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through Faith.”
In-kind offering gifts go to the Stevens County Food Shelf (canned food goods, toiletry items and cash donations)

              
Community news: On October. 9th the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
City council meeting today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
Donnelly community club will meet on October 9th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
2nd annual Steve Larson double darts tournament will be held today (Saturday) at The Place to Be in Donnelly starting with registration at 10:30 a.m., continuing with a hog roast and other activities throughout the Day. More info call the bar at 246-3221
Alexandra's miracle mission’s 2nd annual 5/2 K run/walk October 14th starting at 8 a.m. at Pomme de Park’s main shelter near Morris

On October 8th the Someplace Safe pancake fundraiser will be held at Old #1 Southside from 9 a.m.-12:30p.m. Tickets available at the door and the Options for Women Respect Life banquet will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. at Morris Evangelical Free Church. Tickets available at Options for Women in Morris
Alex Winther was born on September 10th to Ryan and Jill Winther of Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman and Bob Winther of Herman. Great-grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly
Bristol Elizabeth Welch was born September 21, 2017, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Mikaela Henrichs of Morris, MN and Michael Welch of Morgan, MN. Bristol weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Larry and Mary Friesen of Donnelly, MN, Brian Henrichs of Donnelly, MN and Bob and Teresa Welch of Morgan, MN. Great-grandparents are Don and Shirley Grossman of Morris, MN, and Judy Friesen of Barnesville, MN.
Death notices: Steve Gibbs for Moorhead passed away on September 23rd local survivors include his grandparents; Dennis and Jan (Anderson) Melchert of Alex. Jan is a former Donnelly resident
Wayne David Rathke passed away September 28th; local survivors include his brother Warren (Deloris) Rathke of Morris & their family. Deloris is a former Donnelly area resident

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl, Genevieve Hansen visitation –funeral home homecoming concert at hfa-umm cougar homecoming fb game -big cat stadium, visit to Ruth Stand and Rosie Hanson in Alex, bible study at GS with Eystad’s, Naps with Eystad’s at sr. center

Thursday, September 28, 2017

donnelly news

September 30th-October 6th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it has rained off and on most of the past week, see some beans are starting to be harvested
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: On October First the Morris area community church choir will sing at a combined parish 11 A.M. service at St. John's in Donnelly. The choir is composed of singers from at least six area parishes.

Gslc news: Gs members are asked to wear their Freddy’s force to church on October 1st to celebrate the end of chemo treatments for Freddy
Other church news: Faith Lutheran will have an outreach breakfast on October 1st during fellowship hour to raise support for the missionary they support in Africa

              
Community news: On October. 9th the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
City council meeting on October 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
Donnelly community club will meet on October 9th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
2nd annual Steve Larson double darts tournament will be held on October 7th at The Place To Be in Donnelly starting with registration at 10:30 a.m., continuing with a hog roast and other activities throughout the Day. More info call the bar at 246-3221
Open House Baby Shower for Baby Beyer, son of Mac and Xochil, will be held today (Saturday) from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. They are registered at Target. All are welcome and invited to attend.
 Alexandra's miracle mission’s 2nd annual 5/2 K run/walk October 14th starting at 8 a.m. at Pomme de Park’s main shelter
Herman Red Hats meet at 9 a.m. on October 2nd at AJ’s in Herman
On October 8th the Someplace Safe pancake fundraiser will be held at Old #1 Southside from 9 a.m.-12:30p.m. Tickets available at the door and the Options for Women Respect Life banquet will be held starting at 4:30 pm at Morris Evangelical Free Church. Tickets available at Options for Women in Morris
Alex Winther was born on September 10th to Ryan and Jill Winther of Herman. Grandparents are Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman and Bob Winther of Herman. Great-grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly
Death notices: Steve Gibbs for Moorhead passed away on September 23rd local survivors include his grandparents; Dennis and Jan (Anderson) of Alex. He was my third cousin
Former Donnelly area resident Rev. Arnold Jergenson of Silverdale Washington passed away on September 24th
Former Donnelly resident Marge Trost Speer passed away on September 19th. Local survivors include her daughter Becky (Chuck) Hennen of Morris and their family. No funeral service
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Lake Region Threshermen’s Association parades (regular and machinery) in Dalton and Applefest in Appleton recently
Cross county Ortonville met boys and girls 1st girls Isabel Fynbol 8th boys Micah Aanerud 25th Millica mega meet Isabel Fynbol (8th grade )56th,  Micah Aanerud 438 (JV)


Past week visit to my aunt Pearl, RUSC fall festival, watched Tyran Paul memorial bike ride take off at eastside park-Morris, birthday party for Margret Kramer at UM church in Herman, meet and greet for Dave Hughes for congress at legion Morris, bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s),BBB at met lounge

Friday, September 22, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 23rd-29th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it was rainy and cool over much of the last wkend, some strong winds did some damage Tue eve in the area and knocked out power to some people in the area

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: On October First the Morris area community church choir will sing at a combined parish 11 A.M. service at St. John's in Donnelly. The choir is composed of singers from at least six area parishes.

Gslc news: breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: Faith Lutheran will have an outreach breakfast on Oct 1st during fellowship hour to raise support for the missionary they support in Africa

              
Community news On September 25th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
City council mtg on October 7th at 4 p.m. at city hall
Stevens county genealogical society, meets on October 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the museum in Morris
Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at ST. John’s on October 2nd
Mary Flaten of Hancock passed away on September 14th survivors include her son Justin (Carrie Dingman) Flaten Carrie is the granddaughter of Louella Kopel of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Franklin Miller passed away on Sept 16th and Marj Trost Speer passed away on Sept.19th. Both currently lived in Morris
Open House Baby Shower for Baby Beyer, son of Mac and Xochil, will be held Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. They are registered at Target. All are welcome and invited to attend.
Tigers cross county lpge meet boys 12th Micah Aanerud 138th
Past week visitation for Carolyn smith-funeral home and Roy Nohl Morris e-free church, big Iron in  Fargo, pioneer power show-Albany ,mccl fall tour Alex, bible study at Gs w/Eystads, visited former Donnelly area resident Palma (Jergenson) Johnson in Albany

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 9th-15th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: some cool mornings are a reminder fall is around the corner although the days have been sunny and mild.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Regular services start on September 17th with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. (coffee fellowship afterwards), parish Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Kongsvinger, services at ST. John’s at 11 a.m. (coffee fellowship prior to services). This schedule will continue until next May.

Gslc news: breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: Musician and singer Tony DeBlois is back with a concert on September 17th at 7:00p.m. at the Federated Church-Morris.  This 42-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA is blind, autistic and has Savant Syndrome, and has inspired all who meet him.  There will be a Reception to follow.


           
Community news UMM Reference librarian Peter Bremer will give a presentation titled Hidden Gems: Overlooked Genealogical Resources on the Web today (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. at Rodney A. Briggs Library in room #350A. Free online tools will be highlighted. Afterwards time will be given for personal family history research. Everyone is welcome.co-sponsored by the Stevens county genealogical society no charge
 On September 25th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
The firemen will meet on September 18th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Donnelly
Raising up Stevens County Kinship fall festival September 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at eastside Park-Morris
Donnelly youth club meets on September. 20th at 4 p.m. at St. John’s
Carolyn Smith of Donnelly passed away on September 8th local survivors include her son Mark (Pat) of Donnelly and their family
Ray Nohl of Hancock passed away on September 11th local survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Tracey Loge and their children
The Donnelly community club had their post bee meeting on September 11th, despite the rain we had very good attendance again this year, discussion was held about the past bee and ideas for future bees. A reminder the 2018 bee is August. 24-26th the tri -feature is Oliver, Cockshutt, and Moline anyone who has any ideas/suggestions for it and/or other community club events please let me ,or somebody with club know about it or come to the next meeting on October 9th 

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt, lrpta show in Dalton, Taryn Paul funeral at MAES, Martin Luther movie at Morris Theater, Donnelly community club mtg., bible study at Gs w/Eystad’s ,Carolyn smith visitation at funeral home

Friday, September 8, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: We had some rain off and on all day Friday, and I drove home in rain from Rollag on Monday afternoon until I got Barrett, otherwise been sunny and mild  although cool Wednesday a.m.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: September 10th is “God’s work our hands” day, starting with a brief service at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. followed by a time of work throughout the community return to St. John’s at noon for dinner. Sunday school kids will be packing Lutheran world relief kits that day

Regular services start on September 17th with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. (coffee fellowship afterwards parish Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Kongsvinger serv9ices St John’s at 11 a.m. (coffee fellowship prior to services). This schedule will continue until next May.

Gslc news: rally Sunday is September 10th breakfast fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims September 24th after services

Other church news: the movie A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy will be shown at the Morris Theater on September 9th at 2 pm no charge

Dedication services for the new Trinity Lutheran church Alberta will be held on September 10th starting with services at 10:30 a.m. followed by a dinner

Faith and first and other elca churches in the area will also be participating in God’s work our hands activities on September 10th. Many of these same churches will have rally Sun. on September 17th

Musician and singer Tony DeBlois is back with a concert on September 17th at 7:00pm at the Federated Church-Morris.  This 42-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA is blind, autistic and has Savant Syndrome, and has inspired all who meet him.  There will be a Reception to follow.

On September 10, at St. Mary’s Church, Chokio, Come at 10:15
A.M. to join the choir in singing polka style hymns before church.
Mass is at 10:30 with a freewill offering Dip-It-Dinner following

St. Charles Catholic Church Fall Festival
Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., St. Charles Church,
Herman. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, home-made pie;
Raffle of hand-made full sized quilt, etc. Served at the Herman
Community Center, downtown Herman

           
Community news:well another bee is history thanks to everyone who came out and helped out in anyway. 2 inches of rain Friday eve washed out some events Saturday. But a nice sunny day Sun helped make up for it. Remember next yrs. show is August. 24th-25th the tri-feature is all things made by Oliver, Cockshutt and Moline
UMM Reference librarian Peter Bremer will give a presentation titled Hidden Gems: Overlooked Genealogical Resources on the Web on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Rodney A. Briggs Library in room #350A. Free online tools will be highlighted. Afterwards time will be given for personal family history research. Everyone is welcome.co-sponsored by the st co gen soc. no charge
 On September 11th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m., the community club and firemen will meet at 7 p.m. in the community and fire hall
Raising up Stevens County Kinship fall festival September 21st from 4-6 p.m. at eastside Park-Morris
Donnelly youth club meets on September. 20th at 4 p.m. at St. John’s
The new 2017-2018 threshing bee royalty are: Jessalyn Marshall Junior Queen, Katlin Peterson Junior princess, Tessa Hennessy, little miss Donnelly
Tiger cc –Appleton boys 3rd girls 2nd Isabel Fynboh 3rd (JH)
Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. David Flugel retirement party at Brick house (w/wally McCollar) wmstr in Rollag, mohagen funeral in Elbow Lake, helped at naps w(Eystads’) bbb at met lounger


Thursday, August 31, 2017

donnelly news

Sept 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:Two  inches of rain on Friday evening and Saturday a.m. ,sunny and mild Saturday aft/eve and this week.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will conclude with services on September 3rd at St. John’s., at 9 a.m.


           
Community news:well another bee is history thanks to everyone who came out and helped out in anyway. 2 inches of rain Friday eve washed out some events on Friday evening and Saturday. But a nice sunny day Sun helped make up for it. Remember next yrs. show is August. 24th-25th the tri-feature is all things made by Oliver, Cockshutt and Moline

 On September 11th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
The rensdvile4-h will meet on Sept 5th at 7 pm at St. John’s Donnelly, note change of date due to the Labor Day holiday
City council meets September 2nd at 4 p.m. in the city council chambers
The new 2017-2018 threshing bee royalty are: Jessalyn Marshall Junior Queen, Katlin Peterson Junior princess, Tessa Hennessy, little miss Donnelly
Jonnna and Justin Moser won purple ribbons on their cattle at the state fair
Cross country Morris invite Isabel Fynboh 1st 8th grade

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. Donnelly threshing bee activities, community choir concert at assumption, bible study at GS w/Eystad’s Fmsc packing events at Morris elem school law enforcement picnic at Eastside Park, work night on the bee grounds visit to Ruth strand at her apt in Alex, swcd family fun night at Pomme de Park, services at GS w/Eystads. Prayer vigil for Taryn Paul at faith


Thursday, August 24, 2017

donnnelly news

Aug 26th-sept 1st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after about a week of rain it was nice to see the sun again this week.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will conclude with services on September 3rd at St. John’s .The parish will be leading the community services at 9 a.m. on August 27th under the big top at the threshing bee. There will be no services at either church that day.

Kongsvinger will be serving meals; St John’s will have their sweet shop, the parish youth the pop shack again this year at the bee

St Charles (Theresia’s)-Herman will again have their hamburger stand at the bee



Other church news: Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards. August 30th will be the last Wednesday evening service at the church
The Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event will be held on August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris Evangelical Free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church from 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Aug. 27th. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.
Death notices: Lori Lerbs passed away on August 16th and Mark Hickman passed away on August 17th both were from Donnelly
Community news: on August 28th.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
Retirement party for former Donnelly resident David Fluegel as head of the Southwest Minn. sustainable developmental partnership, will be held on August 31st from 3:30-7 P.M. (program at 5:30 P.M.) at Hotel 200-Moris
The final parade for this year’s Threshing bee royalty was the Cornfest parade in Ortonville on August 20th
The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held today (Saturday.) and tomorrow (Sunday) on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all things made by Allis; the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it).Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so. I have my cart on the ground again this year for use by handicapped individuals. If you have any questions and/or concerns stop into the depot and talk to whoever is behind the desk or find one of the officers wearing shirts and caps with a shaft of wheat on them. No dogs bikes/dogs allowed on grounds golf carts must be registered at the depot, tractor  pullers, exhibitors, car show people etc. please enter by the south gate, ph. # on grounds is 246-3272


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The 2nd work night for the bee is at 6:30 p.m., on August 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before and/or after, during, the bee is welcome.
There will be a bike ride, a DJ, and other activities at “A Place to be” during the weekend, contact them for more details
Rockin c ranch rural Donnelly will activities at the farm all weekend contact them for more info
Moose island raiders took first place in 9-f sportsmen club trap shooting league, Jane Harstad, BJ Werk, Ryan Smith, Larry Ascheman, earned 25 straight patches, Ryan Smith 75 straight birds

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. activities of the Rosholt threshing show, activities of the Swift county fair in Appleton and Ortonville corn fest, Hickman visitation, and work night at Threshing bee grounds

Thursday, August 17, 2017

donnelly news

Aug 19th-25th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:   it has rained off and on almost every day in the last week and is still raining as I write this Wednesday evening, badly needed, but made for a wet time at the Morris fair over the weekend; the produce/crops at the fair looked nice though.

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M.  August 23rd at Kongsvinger, August 20th and September 3rd St. John’s .The parish will be leading the community services at 9 a.m. on August 27th at the threshing bee. There will be no services at either church that day. Worship on Sunday, August 20 will be a Joint Service of Holy Communion and Parish Office Dedication at 10 A.M. at St. John's Church. Lunch will be served following worship (rather than at 9:15 A.M.) Everyone is welcome!


 The remaining summer schedule is found in the August Newsletter, copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Our services will be broadcast on KMRS at 11 A.M. on August 20th
            Other church news: Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards
The Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event will be held on August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris Evangelical Free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church from 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Sunday, August 20 and 27th. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.
Death notice Florence Christians of Morris passed away on August 13th survivors include her daughter Brenda (Jeff) Volker of Morris formerly of Donnelly and their family.

Community news: on August 28th.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.,
On August 21st the firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Retirement party for former Donnelly resident David Flugel as head of the Southwest Minn. sustainable developmental partnership ,  will be held on August 31st from 3:30-7 P.M. (program at 5:30 P.M.) at Hotel 200-Morris.

The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on August 13th as we put the final touches on plans for the bee.
The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held on August 25th- 27th on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all things made by Allis; the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. There are posters up around the area, or you can get one at McCollar Jewelry. Advance sale buttons are on sale at various businesses in Donnelly and Dakotah banks in Morris and Chokio through August 25th activities start Friday eve with the community meal, tractor and kids games. For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it). We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale, if not it will not be held this year. Work schedules have been mailed out. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so. I do plan to have my cart on the ground again this year for use by handicapped individuals

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There will be two upcoming work night for the bee at 6:30 p.m. the first one in on August 22 to take things out and to put fences and other things up; the second one is, on August 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome. 
Activities on Sunday start with the open air church service continue with the big parade through town, the horse pull and cash drawing with lots going on both days
Celebration the Chokio coyotes won the region 9c amateur bb title, chandler & ales Erickson and Tom Holland are members of that team, Bernice Erdahl had the grand champion leffsa in the homemakers’ bldg. again this yr. Monson motors won the elementary sb title this yr., Addison cihak was a member of that team. The 10 u Morris bb team took third at the state tournament this yr. Jonah & drew huebner were members of that team.
4-h results will be published in a special edition to the Aug. 27th paper

Past week visit to my aunt Pearl at her apt. activities of the St Co fair Morris, Haining family concert Dalton; Community club mtg in Donnelly; Morris co-op appreciation supper at Lee center ,someplace safe brat stand at Sv , open house at Stevens county times, bible study and wed eve services at GS (w/Eystads) bbb at Met lounge,christian funeral in Heman



Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Aug 12th-18th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  we had some welcome rain Wednesday evening crops do continue to look good, some grain is being harvested; I see the grain for the bee has been shocked.  Garden produce and crops at the Glenwood fair looked good as does what I saw the Morris fair on Wednesday.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. August 13th and 23rd at Kongsvinger, August 20th St. John’s .The remaining summer schedule is found in the August. Newsletter, copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
            Other church news: community worship services at the fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on August 13th
Gladys Mungo, from Haiti’s Children Inc., will be at Good Shepherd on August 27 for services at 9 a.m. plus a pot luck meal afterwards
The feed my starving children mobile packing event will be held on  August 28th-30th at the Morris area elementary school, more info more contact the Morris  evangelical  free church at 589-2808
 Grief Share will begin Monday, August 14 and will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church form 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the MEFC church office at 589-2808.
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! There will be three rehearsals on three Sunday evenings in August. Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Sunday, August 13, Sunday, August 20 and Sunday, August 27. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church
Death notice:  Earl B. Thorstad of Hoffman passed away on August 5th; survivors include his nephew former Donnelly area resident Scott Boener of St Cloud
Ginger Hagen of Alberta passed away on August. 7th survivors include her brother in law Richard “Dick” (Linda) Hagen of Donnelly;
Community news: on August 14th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m., the firemen will meet at the fire hall and the community club will meet at community hall both at 7 p.m.
Donnelly area youth club will meet on August 16th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s


The Donnelly Threshing Bee (aka our annual family reunion) will be held on August 25th- 27th on the grounds on the south east corner of Donnelly. This year’s feature is all thing made by Allis, the theme is “yippee it’s time for the bee”. There are posters up around the area, or you can get one at McCollar Jewelry. Advance sale buttons are on sale at various business in Donnelly and Dacotah banks in Morris and Chokio For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com and/or the new Facebook page (one with the orange button on it) We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale and the kiddie parade, if not they will not be held this year. Work schedules will be mailed out soon. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so

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There will be two upcoming work night for the bee at 6:30 p.m. the first one in on August. 22 to take things out and put fences and other things up, the second one is on August. 29th to take things down and put them away. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome. 
Activities on Saturday start at 7 a.m. with pancake breakfast and a 5k run registration and conclude in the evening with music by pure country on the grounds after the coronation. Please note that there will not be a dance in the hall this year.in between we will have a sb tournament 5k tractorcade kiddie and regular  tr. pulls bean bag tournament queen coronation and pure country music. Lots of activities going both days including threshing sawing, horseshoe tournament, demonstrations and displays in the depot, school house, and other buildings and on the grounds. Anyone is welcome to bring a tr. or machinery or some other display, do some demonstrating play sing etc.
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on August. 6th  
2016-2017 candidates for Jr. threshing bee queen are Jessalyn Marshall, (Brain and Diane Richardson); Hailey Lesmeister (Casey and Danielle) grandparents, Tom and Roxanne Lesmeister, great grandmother Della Dunn; Kaitlyn Peterson (Mike and Stacey (Volker)); Geoff and Brenda Volker.  Little miss candidate is Tessa Hennessy daughter of Lisa and Josh Hennesy grandparents Sharon van horn and Clay and Marlene van Horn of Donnelly
Brecken Carl Erickson was born on August. 8 to Adam and Kate Erickson of Cyrus; grandparents include Mark and Deb Erickson of Donnelly, great grandmother Elsie Raasch of Morris

Past week Wwv community picnic visit to my aunt Pearl, Flekkefest activities in Elbow Lake, pope co fair activities in Glenwood, visit to Iver All in the Barrett care center, trinity Alberta sweet corn feed, meet the t bee royalty candidates at Donnelly hall, bible study at Gs, St. co fair community supper at the Lee community center, wow at Kongsvinger


Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Aug 5th-11th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: It sounds like a broken record but it is still very hot and dry around here, in spite of it, the crops I have seen continue to look good, however as I am writing this Wednesday eve we are getting a light rain
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. August 6th at St. John’s August 9th and 13th at Kongsvinger The remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Other church news: Grief Share will begin Monday, August 14 and will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church form 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the MEFC church office at 589-2808.
Trinity Alberta sweet corn feed on August 6th 7-9 p.m. at the new church
All are invited to come and sing in a Summer Community Choir! There will be three rehearsals on three Sunday evenings in August. Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church on: Sunday, August 13, Sunday, August 20 and Sunday, August 27. The choir will then present a concert open to the public on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church
Dave and Michelle Viljoen will be with us at Hosanna Worship Center. August 5-7. Saturday 6p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. and 6p.m. Monday men's lunch at noon at Hosanna.
Death notice Allen Olson of Donnelly passed away on July 27th.  Local Survivors include his wife Joyce of Donnelly
. Community news: on August 14th .the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m., the firemen will meet at the fire hall and the community club will meet at community hall both at 7 p.m.
On August 5th the city council will meet at 4 p.m. in the council chambers in the Donnelly hall
On August 7th the Rendsville 4-H meets at St. John’s at 7 p.m.

.Herman red hats will be meeting, Monday August.7th at 11 a.m. at the Furious Farmers Restaurant in Elbow Lake



Threshing Bee news: The posters are here; you can pick one up at McCollar Jewelry or it can be seen on the website (events tab- scroll to the bottom). They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris  The toy tractors for the raffle can been seen at the Donnelly co-op .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page. We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale and the kiddie parade, if not they will not be held this year. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early August. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know. Reminder any help before, during, or after the bee is welcome.  Anyone who wishes to bring items for display, play, sing, do some demonstrations etc. is welcome to do so
Activities begin on Friday evening this year with a community supper starting a 5 p.m. with tractor and kids games to follow, with lots of activities going on all weekend
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Watterma parade and queen coronation on July 30th in Glenwood The 2017-2018 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Congratulations to Algene Larson winner Of the Stevens County pay it forward award
Daniel Bailey Kloos won several grand championship 4-H awards at the Herman fair recently
The Morris 13U baseball team took second place at the MSF 2A state tournament in Marshall over the weekend. Rob Jergenson is one the coaches
The Morris 10U baseball team took third place in the 10U 2A state tournament over the weekend in Rosemount. Team members include Drew Huebner, Jonah Huebner, and Justin Geise: Brian Geise is the coach
Craig Swanson (Amy Huebner) is the new Sevens. Co. Assessor
Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, VFW auxiliary cancer luncheon at old #1 Southside hort night at WCROC, Irondale band show at Big Cat stadium, Rose City threshing show, Watterma activities in Glenwood, Allen Olson visitation at funeral home and funeral at Bethel Lutheran _Herman, block party at St. John’s Donnelly, NAPS at Morris SR. center and services at Gs w/Eystads

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here, however most of the crops and garden produce I saw the Clinton and Herman fairs sure looked good.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Upcoming summer service dates are: July 26th and 30th at Kongsvinger, August 6th at ST. John’s.
. Community news: on July 31st.the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
On August 5th the city council will meet at 4 p.m. in the council chambers in the Donnelly hall
On August 7th the Rendsville 4-h meets at St. John’s at 7 p.m.

The seventh annual block party organized by St. John’s /Kongsvinger will be held on August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s. It will be held in conjunction with national night out. Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, beans chips ice cream are on the menu, freewill offering for the food shelf
Herman red hats will be meeting, Monday August.7th at 11 a.m. at the Furious Farmers Restaurant in Elbow Lake



Threshing Bee news: The posters are here; you can pick one up at McCollar Jewelry. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris  .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page.. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver.
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Grant County fair parade in Herman on July 22nd.
The 2017-2018 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Bri Bachmeier and Aaron Boerner announce their engagement, his parents are Scott and Cathi Boener of St. Cloud ,Scott is a former Donnelly area resident

Thursday, July 20, 2017

donnelly news

July 22nd-28th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here but around here crops still look very good, especially the grain for the bee.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are:   , July 23rd at St John’s, July 26th & 30th at Kongsvinger. The remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 26th, however there will be Bible study on July 25th. This is a change from what announced in the summer newsletter. Rev Steve King from Sola publishing will be the guest speaker at services at 9 a.m. and will have an adult Ed session after coffee fellowship
Other church news: from Faith Morris: They will have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at the church  on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. Summer day camp (VBS) by Luther Crest will be held on July 31st –August. 3rd at Faith co-sponsored by Faith and First of Morris and Trinity –Cyrus contact any church for more info.
Vbs from July 31 - August 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Hosanna worship center Morris
Grief Share will begin Monday, August 14 and will meet every Monday at Morris Evangelical Free Church form 4-6 p.m. for a total of 14 weeks.  For more info, contact Neil Leroux at 589-1788 or the MEFC church office at 589-2808.
Trinity Alberta sweet corn feed on August 6th 7-9 pm at the new church
. Community news: bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m. on July 31st.
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Cael and his sister Chalee Eystad of Morris were seriously injured in an ATV accident in Becker County on July 3rd; thankfully they are now both recuperating at home. Their parents are Jesse and Misty Eystad of Morris, and grandparents are Jamie and Kathy Eystad of Donnelly. Caring bridge site is https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caelandchaleeeystad/journal/view/id/5964ea07f02065df744bd335
The seventh annual block party organized by St. John’s /Kongsvinger will be held on August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s. It will be held in conjunction with national night out. Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, beans chips ice cream are on the menu, freewill offering for the food shelf
RUSC Kinship will have a mini carnival during Morris Crazy days on July 26th by their office at 215 Atlantic ave. from noon -2 p.m.


Threshing bee news: The posters are here; I have some, and have left some at McCollar Jewelry or it can be seen on the website (events tab- scroll to the bottom). They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here, and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris in the near future. The toy tractors for the raffle can be seen at the Donnelly co-op .For more information you can visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  and/or the new Facebook page. We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale and the kiddie parade, if not they will not be held this year. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is August. 26 and 27th the feature is all things made by Allis Chalmers. Next year’s tri-feature is all things made by Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early August. If you are not a on a committee but would like to help let me or one of the officers know.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Benson kids’ day Parade on July 15th and prairie pioneer parade in Morris on July 16th. The ’17-‘18 royalty candidates will be introduced on August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. More info call Sandy Dunn at 246-3492
Congratulations to Savanah Aanerud for being named a Dan Patch finalist for the Minnesota state 4-h program

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, big stone county fair in Clinton, kid’s day parade in Benson, ppd activities though out the weekend, Willie’s sv parking lot party at Eastside Park, visit to Iver Aal at Barret care center, RTA annual mtg at WCAHS

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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July 15th-21st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news it is still hot and dry around here but around here crops still look good, not so much in DeSmet where I was over the weekend very dry down there and crops do not look so good.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are:   , July 12th and 16th at Kongsvinger, July 23rd at St J. the remaining summer schedule is found in the July newsletter copies are available at both churches or from the parish office
Kongsvinger Krusaders will participate in the Relay for Life July 21st from 5 -12 p.m. at Pomme de Park Morris
The seventh annual block party will be held August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s along with national night out.

GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 19th and 26th, however there will be bible study on July 18th & 25th. This is a change from what announced in the summer newsletter
Other church news: from Faith Morris: They will have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at Pomme de park on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. On July 15th the Faith youth will meet at Wells Park at 6:30p.m., for grilling and fun, then walk to East Side Park for the outdoor concert featuring Sara Groves and Mallary Hope at Eastside Park at 8 p.m. sponsored by First, Faith, and Assumption churches of Morris. Summer day camp by Luther crest (VBS) will be held on July 31st –Aug. 3rd at Faith co-sponsored by Faith and First of Morris and Trinity –Cyrus contact either church for more info.
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Death notice: Community news: Today(Saturday) is the deadline for Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and Threshing Bee queen, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492
The Donnelly youth club will meet on July 19th at 4 p.m. at ST John’s
Open house bridal shower for Sara Beyer, Bride-to-be of Phil Tostenson, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 15, at the Morris Senior Center, Sara is the daughter of Ed and Carol Beyer of Morris. Carol is a former Donnelly area resident.
Cael and Chalee Eystad of Morris were seriously injured in an ATV accident in Becker County on July 3rd, their parents are Jesse and Missy Eystad of Morris, and grandparents are Jamie and Kathy Eystad of Donnelly. Caring bridge site is https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/caelandchaleeeystad/journal/view/id/5964ea07f02065df744bd335
On July 17th the Donnelly fire dept. will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall, and the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. at 3:45 p.m.
Death notice: Delores Buhl of Graceville passed away on June 23rd survivors include her nephews Tony Lesmeister of Donnelly, Tom (Roxanne Stevenson) Lesmeister of Morris and their family, Roxanne is a former Donnelly resident
Congratulations to Kali Berlinger who was crowned Miss Morris on July 8th her parents are Angie and Bruce Berlinger of Morris, grandparents are Kevin and Rhonda Asmus and her great grandparents are Barb and Don Riley and Kermit and Karen Stahn. Great great grandparents were the late Marlys and Parnell Alm Runner up was Cheyenne Baumgart our '15-'16 Threshing Bee queen.
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on July 10th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee. The posters are here; I have some, and have left some at Mccollar Jewelry. They will be put up in the area in the upcoming weeks. The buttons are also here and can be purchased at most Donnelly business or the Dakotah banks in Chokio and Morris soon. The toy tractors for the raffle can be seen at the Donnelly c-op .for more info visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com  .We are looking for somebody to take over the white elephant sale and the kiddie parade, if not they will not be held this year. The theme this year is “Yippee it’s time for the bee”. The bee is Aug. 26 and 27th the feature is Allis next yrs. tri-feature is Cockshutt, Moline and Oliver. Work schedules will be mailed out in early Aug. if you are not a on a committee but would like to help but would like to let me or one of the officers know.

July 7 and 8th I took a mini vacation traveling to DeSmet S.D. to take in the Wilder pageant and do some sightseeing in the area

Past week, visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt in Morris, open house birthday party for Pearl Diers at Faith-Morris, red letter band concert in Elbow Lake, Helen Larson visitation UM church-Herman, Donnelly community club mtg, bible study and WOW at Gs (w/Eystads)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

donnelly news

July 8th-14th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news after several weeks of cool, rainy, weather it has turned hot and dry irrigation systems are going full blast in the area. Crops continue to look very good.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are:   July 9th at ST. John’s, July 12th and 16th at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
Kongsvinger Krusaders will participate in the relay for life July 21st from 5 -12 p.m.
7th annual block party August 1st starting at 5 p.m., on the west side of ST. John’s

GSLC news: there will be no Wednesday evening services, on July 19th & 26th
Other church news: from Faith Morris: Dr. Stephen Swanson (the missionary we support who is serving in Tanzania) will be here on July 9th at 5:00 p.m. Faith will also have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at Pomme de park on July 30th starting at 9 a.m. on July 15th faith youth will meet at Wells Park at 6:30p.m. for grilling and fun, then walk to East Side Park for the outdoor concert featuring Sara Groves and Mallary Hope at Eastside Park at 8 p.m. sponsored by First, Faith, and Assumption.
On July 12th in the First Lutheran Church parking lot there will be “JAM with JESUS Kick-Off!”   ; starting with Food from 5:30-6:00p.m., with worship from 6:00-6:30p.m. 
Megan Helen Strand Preston will be ordained into the ministry on July 8th at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran church Alex. She is Ruth Strand’s granddaughter
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Death notice: Theodore Ronald, “Ted”, Estenson of Morris passed away on June 22, survivors include his brother Monroe (Cheryl Armstrong) Estenson of Morris, Cheryl is a former Donnelly area resident.
Community news:  Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and Threshing Bee queen will be accepted until July 15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492
The Donnelly youth club will meet on July 19th at 4 pm at ST John’s
 Cael & Chalee Eystad were seriously injured in at ATV accident in Becker co on July 3rd, their parents are Jesse & Missy Eystad of Morris, grandparents are Jamie & Kathy Eystad of Donnelly


On July 1st, in Starbuck, the Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Heritage day’s parade, the queens’ tea at the community center and Miss Minnewaska coronation
The Donnelly community club will meet on July 10th at 7 p.m. at the community hall; Threshing Bee posters are now out, and will be put up in the area in the weeks ahead, buttons should be here in a few weeks and the website has just been updated.
Celebrations Higher Ed grads: James Burke, (Pat and Carol Burke) ST. John’s Collegeville, Cambria Aanerud, (Andy and Heather Aanerud) Minnesota State community, technical campuses-Fergus Falls

Haylee Flaten, daughter of Justin and Carrie Flaten was named Miss Congeniality at Little Miss Hancock pageant on July 3rd  Her grandparents are Chuck and Pat (Kopel) Dingman ,great grandmother is Luella Kopel of Donnelly
Our former pastor at Kongsvinger/St John’s  -Donnelly ,Rev Mark Luther Johnson and family of Ottumwa IA, spent the weekend visiting family and friends in the area and attending services at Good Shepherd Morris

Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, dist. 45 dairy open house Hancock, fellowship cmte planning party at st j, Stevenson visitation at funeral home and funeral at 1st Lutheran, heritage day’s events in starbuck, July 4th celebration in Evansville on July 2nd Hancock concrete centennial celebration, independence day celebration at Kong, 4th of July activities in Hancock, helped out with NAPS at sr. center w/Eystad’s and services at Gs w/Eystad’s

Thursday, June 29, 2017

donnelly news

July 1 st-7th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news past week has been on the cool side with some light rains showers off and on. Crops continue to look very good; most corn should be “knee high by the 4th” farmers are busy spraying and putting up hay
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are:  July 2nd at Kongsvinger (regular services only) and July 9th at ST. John’s. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
There will be an Independence Day celebration on July 4th at Kongsvinger, starting at 11:30 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a potluck dinner. Everyone welcome
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Brad Searle and Crystal Henrichs were married on June 17th at West Pomme De Terre Lodge
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
Other church news: Dr. Stephen Swanson (the missionary we support who is serving in Tanzania) will be here (Faith Morris) on July 9th at 5:00p.m. .Faith will also have an outdoor worship service and pot luck brunch at Pomme de park on July 30th starting at 9 a.m.
On July 12th in the First Lutheran Church parking lot there will be “JAM with JESUS Kick-Off!”   ; starting with Food from 5:30-6:00p.m., with worship from 6:00-6:30p.m. 
There will be a concert featuring Sara Groves and Mallary Hope -on July 15th at 8 p.m. at eastside park sponsored by First, Faith, and Assumption
Community news:  the city council will meet at 4 p.m. today (Saturday) at city hall in Donnelly
On July 3rd, from 3:45-4 P.M, the bookmobile will be in town on Main Street, and at 7 P.M., the Rendsville 4-h and the firemen will meet at St. John’s and at the fire hall
Most Donnelly business will be closed on July 4th Hd & Co will also be closed on July 1st.
There will be a Rummage Sale to Benefit Ronald McDonald House at 248 South Columbia Ave, Morris on June 30 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, July 1 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Also collecting pop tabs.

Death notice: Theodore Ronald, “Ted”, Estenson of Morris passed away on June 22, survivors include his brother Monroe (Cheryl Armstrong) Estenson of Morris, Cheryl is a former Donnelly area resident.
Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and threshing bee queen will be accepted from July 1st-15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492

The threshing bee royalty were part of the old settlers’ reunion parade in Barret on June 24th
The Donnelly community club will meet on July 10th at 7 p.m. at the community hall; threshing bee posters are now out and will be put up in the area in the weeks ahead,buttons should be available in the next few wks an dthe website updated soon too
 Celebrations: Beth Holland, Donnelly, is among 14 students, who recently completed the Farm Credit Fellows Program through North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Higher ed grads: James Burke, (Pat and Carol Burke) ST John’s Collegeville, Cambria Aanerud, (Andy and Heather Aanerud) Minnesota State community, technical campuses Fergus falls
Spring Dean’s list students from Donnelly: Kelly Julia Huot, (SDSU) Rebekah N. Aanerud, Kourtney M. Giese and Elizabeth M. Holland; (NDSU) Jacob Sperr, Timothy Uphoff (Ridgewater-Willmar)
26th Annual Greg Schwartz Wrestling Camp MVP’s included from MAHACA, Brady Cardwell
Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, horizontal grander open house at museum, old settler’s reunion activities in Barret, visit to Iver Aal in the Barrett care center, ice cream social at st j starbuck, Viking land band festival activities in Alex, visit to Rosie Hanson in her apt., bible study at gslc w/Eystads, ll game at wells park, Wow at GS (w/Eystad’s)


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Donnelly news

June 24th-June 30th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to especially welcome my new readers in the Hancock area.
Weather news it has been cooler this week and we have had a few rain showers, crops look very good
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer schedule will continue until early September, Sunday services are at 10 A.M.; Wednesday evening services are at 7 P.M. Upcoming service dates are: June 25th at St John’s, June   28th and July 2nd at Kongsvinger. A complete schedule can be found in the June newsletter, copies are available at both churches, or from the parish office.
There will be an Independence Day celebration on July 4th at Kongsvinger, starting at 11:30 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a potluck dinner. Everyone welcome
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Phebe Joy Oelke (Joe and Jessica (Bergstrom)) who was baptized on June 10th
Brad Searle and Crystal Henrichs were married on June 17th at West Pomme De Terre Lodge
GSLC news: Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m., will continue until fall
VBS will be held on June 26-29th at GS in conjunction with Zion-Morris again this year
Other church news: ST. John’s Lutheran rural Starbuck will have their annual ice cream social on June 25th starting at 11 a.m. free will donation
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a hog roasted meal fundraiser for the Cancer Relay for Life on the Assumption lawn today (Sat). from 4 – 8 p.m. Free will offering,
Community news:  the city council will meet at 4 p.m. on July 1st at city hall in Donnelly
On July 3rd, from 3:45-4 P.M, the bookmobile will be in town on Main Street, and at 7 P.M., the Rendsville 4-h and the firemen will at St. John’s and at the fire hall
Death notice Lucille "Lucy" Ann Krupke Heil of Hancock passed away on June 14th survivors include her granddaughter Ann (Brian) Erdahl and their family of Morris, Brian is a former Donnelly area resident
The Donnelly community club had their monthly meeting on June 12th as we continue planning for the bee. Our tri-feature next yr. will be Cockshutt, Oliver, and Moline. This year’s show is August 26th and 27th and the feature is Allis. Posters and buttons should be out in about a month. Also look for an ad about the bee, on the back of your Willie’s Super Valu register slips soon too.

Nominations for little Miss Donnelly and threshing bee queen will be accepted from July 1st-15th, more info contact Sandy Dunn 246-3492

The threshing bee royalty were part of the parades in Chokio (community picnic) and Kensington (Runestone Days) on June 10th and 18th.

Past week, visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Morris, Runestone Days activities in Kensington, Ardeth Larson visitation at funeral home, little league games, bible study at Gs