Thursday, December 14, 2017

donnelly news

Dec 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: although temps have not been too bad the past week, some strong winds have made it feel very cold, no major snow fall yet
Most Donnelly business will be closed on Dec.25th & Jan 1st
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 17th, and 24th. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out at 320-246-3211
No S.S. on December 24th or 31st
There will be Joint services on Christmas Eve at St. John’s at 10 a.m. and at 8 P.m. and at Kongsvinger Christmas day at 10 a.m. and on December 31st at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. Also on the 31st our services will be broadcast over the radio (KMRS) at 11 a.m., sponsored by Mark Koepke and me in memory of our parents and his foster brother Bobby
Gslc news: Advent services conclude on December 20th at 7 p.m.
SS program on December 17th during 9 a.m. services
There will be Services on Christmas Eve at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Christmas day at 10 a.m.
Other church news: Living nativity at faith Morris December 24th at 2:30 and 4 p.m.
Community Christmas dinner on December 25th at noon at First Lutheran Morris
On December 17th there will be a S.S. program at 1st –Morris at 9:30 a.m. and at Faith-Morris at 11 a.m.
Check out my blog for list of some of the Christmas services at some churches in the area
On December 18th The Bookmobile will be in town on main St. on from 3:45-4 p.m. and the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at fire hall
Herman red hatters will meet on Jan 8th at AJ’s in Herman at 9 a.m.
Celebrations: tiger wrestling: Grant County invitational Tigers (2nd) BBE invitational (5th) 160lbs Brady Cardwell (GC) 4th, BBE (5th)
Levin Strand graduated from air force basic training in TX recently
Tiger gymnastics vs. Otters Katie Giese vault 5th Shannon Kill tie for 8th Katie, beam 4th, floor 7th
Death notice: none
Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page
Past wk., visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, st co gen soc. Mtg at library Lauren Sansness  visitation starbuck funeral home his funeral at St John’s starbuck, visited Darlene Christofferson in her home in starbuck, visitation for Lila Watson at Pedersen funeral home, meet and greet for Tim miller at superior industries cookie factory at faith Morris .community dinner and Santa visit in Donnelly, ss program at Kongsvinger. Bible study and advent services AT Gs (w /Eystad’s) holiday train Elbow Lake



Thursday, December 7, 2017

donnelly news

Dec 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after a fairly mild fall winter returned this week with some cold temps, strong winds, and a few inches of snow.
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Sunday school program on December 10th at 9:45 a.m. at St. John’s & 5 p.m. at Kongsvinger followed by a light supper
St. John’s and Kongsvinger will be providing Hat and Mitten trees – for Toys for Tots and scarves, hats and mittens, for those in need, during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 10th, 17th, and 24th. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out at 320-246-3211
Joint Christmas Eve services at St. John’s at 10 a.m. & an evening service time TBA joint Christmas day at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger
Gslc news: advent services continue on December 13th &20th at 7 p.m.
Ss program on December 17th during 9 a.m. services
There will be Services on Christmas Eve 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. & Christmas day at 10 a.m.
Other church news: living nativity at faith Morris December 24th at 2:30 & 4 p.m.
Community Christmas day dinner on December 25th at noon at first Lutheran Morris
The Bookmobile will be in town on main St. on December 4th and 18th from 3:45-4 p.m.
Santa will be in town on December 10th at about 1 p.m. at the community hall
Donnelly fire department meets on December 11 and 18th at 7 p.m. at fire hall

Death notice: Esther Thompson of Cyrus passed away on December 3rd survivors include her daughter Mona (John) Dickey of Donnelly
David Reed of Moorhead passed away on November 5th survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Lorraine Kruize of Morehead, and their family , his sister in-law Gertie (Glen) Werk & family of Donnelly
Landon Lawrence Greiner was born November 22nd, 2017, at The Saint Cloud Hospital to Luke and Nikki Greiner of Rockville, MN. Landon weighed 6 lbs. & 7 oz and was 19.5 in. long. Grandparents are Randy Kramer of Morris, MN, Sher Kramer of New York Mills, MN and Don and Michele Greiner of Hancock, MN. Great Grandparents are Joyce Kramer of Morris, MN formerly of Donnelly and Bill Myers of Hancock, MN.
Amelya Evelyn Riopelle was born recently in Ind. great grandparents are Harry & Corrine Kruize of Donnelly
December 2nd I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to wish Wally an early happy birthday
Tiger gymnastics tiger invite (4th) Katie Geise and Shannon kill are members of that team Shannon and Katie finished 4th & 5th in vault Katie finished 5th on the beam     and 3rd in floor
Tiger girls won basketball tournament in Benson, Islande Speer is a member of that team
Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page
Past wk., visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, parade of lights Glenwood afterwards vested with Harold rippe at pizza ranch open house at museum, sr. citizen’s bazar at sr. center, Santa stroll, whither benefit at Herman community center, adult Ed with rev. Knutson and advent services at gslc (w/Eystads) helped with naps at sr. center with Eystad’s, Christmas open house Atlantic ave office plaza, lutefisk supper at eagles





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas services

Christmas services

1st ss program December 17th 9:30 a.m. Christmas eve 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. no services Christmas day
Faith ss program December. 17th 11 am Christmas eve 2:30 and 4 p.m. no services Christmas day
Lwlc-alex ss program 9 a.m. December 10th Christmas eve 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. no services Christmas day
Gslc ss program December 17th 9 a.m. Christmas eve 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Christmas day 10 a.m.
St j Starbuck         10 a.m. Christmas eve no Christmas day services
StJ/Kong SS December 10th   9:45 a.m. st J 5:30 p.m. Kong Christmas eve joint at st j 10 a.m. and 8 pm Christmas day 10 a.m. Kong
TLC Cyrus Christmas Eve 4 p.m. ss program December 17th 9:30 a.m. no services Christmas day
Zion Morris ss program December 17th 4:30 p.m. Christmas eve 5 p.m. Christmas day 9 a.m.
1st Baptist-Morris, December 17 ss program at 10:30 a.m. Christmas eve at 10:30 a.m.
Bethel Herman ss program December 10th 6 p.m.
Morris community church none


Thursday, November 30, 2017

donnelly news

Dec 2nd -8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: for the most part temps have been mild during the past week however a few days featured some strong winds that made it feel colder than it was A few farmers have a little fieldwork left but most are done for the year

St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: KLCW advent brunch on December 3rd following services at Kongsvinger about 9:30 a.m., meet at the parish hall, all men and women are welcome


St. John’s WELCA Christmas celebration is on December 5th at 1:30 p.m.

St. John’s and Kongsvinger will be providing Hat and Mitten trees – for Toys for Tots and scarves, hats and mittens, for those in need, during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.

ST. John's, is sponsoring a "where's the beef dinner?" raffle. Drawing will be held December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church

ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out at 320-246-3211

Gslc news: advent services start December 6th at 7 p.m.

Other church news:

. Donnelly city council meets today (sat) at 4 p.m. at city hall.

Rendsville 4-H meets on December 4th at 7p.m. at St John's

The Bookmobile will be in town on main St. on December 4th and 18th from 3:45-4 p.m.

Herman red hats Christmas party December 4 at 9 a.m. at AJ'S in Herman

Donnelly fire department meets on December 11 and 18th at 7 p.m. at fire hall

Pedersen funeral homes “a time to remember” is on December 3rd at 2 p.m.

On December 2nd the Stevens County Historical Society annual holiday open house at the museum and the Senior citizen’s annual bazar at the Morris senior center will be held, both starting at 9 a.m.

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet at library on December 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Ryan Winther benefit at Herman community center today (Saturday) from 4-7 p.m.  He has cancer, his wife is Jill (Thompson)her parents are Paul & Nancy  Thompson of Herman her grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly

Open house baby shower for baby Livengood will be held today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris .Kody and Alisha (Roske) Livengood are the expectant parents. Her parents are Russell Roske of Donnelly and Holly Riley. She is a former Donnelly area resident

Tyler and Maggie Busse were married on Oct. 7th his parents are Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton grandparents are Della Dunn and the late Verle and Helen Dunn of Donnelly

Death notice: none

Congratulations to former Donnelly resident Danielle Lesmeister, at being named CEO of Prairie
Ridge medical associates in Morris and Elbow Lake

Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page

Past wk., thanksgiving service and bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s), craft fair at hotel 200, open house at Unger’s ,opening reception for reel exhibit at museum






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This being thanksgiving week I want to say Manga Takk to all my loyal readers out there
Weather news: temperatures have not been too bad for this time of the year, most farmers are done picking corn and with their fall fieldwork
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Thank offering service presented by the WELCA women of the parish at both services on November 26th, no s.s. 

Klcw advent brunch on December 3rd following services at Kongsvinger about 9:30 a.m., meet at the parish hall, all men and women are welcome
St John’s WELCA Christmas celebration is on December 5th at 1:30 p.m.
St. John’s and Kongsvinger will be providing Hat and Mitten trees – for Toys for Tots and scarves, hats and mittens, for those in need, during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
November is also food shelf month in the parish
ST. John's, is sponsoring a "where's the beef dinner?" raffle. Drawing will be held December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church
KONGSVINGER POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our Garden displayed throughout the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant-payable to Kongsvinger KLCW. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ST. JOHN’S POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our white displayed for the first Sunday of Advent and all of our poinsettias displayed throughout the rest of the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out at 320-246-3211
On November 26th advent decorating will take place at Kongsvinger following services and at St. John’s following services and a potluck dinner afterwards
Alex Winther was baptized on November 19th at Kongsvinger parents are Rayn and Jill
Gslc news: advent services start November 29th at 7 p.m.
Other church news:
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Herman red hats Christmas party December 4 at 9 a.m. at AJ'S in Herman
Pedersen funeral home time to remember is on December 3rd at 2 p.m.
On December 2nd the Stevens county historical society annual holiday open house at the museum and the Senior citizen’s annual bazar at the Morris sr. center will be held ,both starting at 9 a.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet at library on December 7th at 1:30 p.m.
Ryan Winther benefit at Herman community center on December 2 4-7 p.m. He has cancer, his wife is Jill (Thompson) her grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk of Donnelly
Open house baby shower for baby Livengood! December 2nd 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Faith Lutheran Morris Kody and Alisha (Roske) Livengood are the expectant parents. Her parents are Russell Roske of Donnelly and Holly Riley. She is a former Donnelly area resident
Death notice:
Congratulations to former Donnelly resident Danielle Lesmeister, at being named CEO of Prairie
Ridge medical associates in Morris and Elbow Lake
Threshing bee royalty were part of the parade of lights in Morris on November 16th
Past wk. open houses at Rentz agency, Willie’s sv. B inspired dfd bingo, harvest festival at Kongsvinger, annual mtg and bible study at Gs w/Eystads.
Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page






Thursday, November 16, 2017

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please note that due to the thanksgiving holiday I have an early deadline next week.
Weather news after a cold end to the week, the weekend and this week has brought some nice temps. Most corn is picked; fall field work is done, although some farmers have a few more days of work to finish up for the year
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Kongsvinger fall festival is on November 19th starting at 11 a.m. on the menu is grilled pork chops, salads plus there will be a bake sale featuring Norwegian goodies (i.e. lefsa) and a raffle.
Thanksgiving eve worship will be held on November 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Kongsvinger. Cash offering and designated checks will be given to the Stevens County Food Shelf. There will be a time of fellowship and a light lunch served following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
St. John’s and Kongsvinger will be providing Hat and Mitten trees – for Toys for Tots and scarves, hats and mittens, for those in need, during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
November is also food shelf month in the parish
ST. John's, is sponsoring a "where's the beef dinner?" raffle. Drawing will be held December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church
KONGSVINGER POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our Garden displayed throughout the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant-payable to Kongsvinger KLCW. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ST. JOHN’S POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our white poinsettias displayed for the first Sunday of Advent and all of our poinsettias displayed throughout the rest of the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out@ 320-246-3211
On November 26th advent decorating will take place at Kongsvinger following services and at St. John’s following services and a potluck dinner afterwards
Gslc news: annual meeting following services on November 19th followed by a dinner, Thanksgiving Eve services on November 22nd at 7 p.m., advent services start November 29th at 7 p.m.
Other church news: Most churches in the area will have a thanksgiving eve service on November 22nd (Federated November 21st)
Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus is having our annual Fall Mission Fest on Sunday, November 19th starting at 11:30a.m.
Community news: Donnelly fire department meets on November 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Tip night at pizza ranch-Morris on November 20th to benefit the Salvation Army from 5-7 p.m.
Herman red hats Christmas party December 4 at 9 a.m. at AJ'S in Herman
“Two little eyes, one little nose, ten little fingers, ten little toes...Boy or Girl? Nobody knows!” Please join us for an open house Baby Shower for Baby Kampmeier, child of Mac and Sydney (Beyer) Kampmeier on November 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the Morris Senior Center. Baby K is registered at Target. Everyone is welcome. Parents are Joe and Jamie Beyer; grandparents are Carol and the late Sid Wilcox of Morris. Sid was a former Donnelly resident
Open house baby shower for baby Livengood! Dec. 2nd 9 a.m. -12 p.m. faith Lutheran Morris Kody and Alisha (Roske) Livengood are the expectant parents. Her parents are Russell Roske of Donnelly and Holly riley. She is a former Donnelly area resident
Death notice: Dustin Backman of Donnelly passed away on November 8th survivors include his parents Brad and Jonna Backman of Donnelly and their family, his grandmother Liz Aschman of Morris
Mark Koepke & I had dinner together on Nov 14th at don’s cafĂ©

Past wk. dress for success exhibit at museum, umm choir concert at 1st Lutheran, adult Ed and bible study at Gs (w Eystad’s), Backman visitation at funeral home


Thursday, November 9, 2017

donnelly news

Nov 11th-17th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after a cold weekend with some snow, the weather has been fairly decent this week, farmers are busy picking corn
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Kongsvinger fall festival is on November 19th starting at 11 a.m., in preparation for it the following work days have been scheduled: Lefse Days will be today (Saturday) beginning at 9:00 a.m. and on November 15, beginning at 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving eve worship will be held on November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Church. Cash offering and designated checks will be given to the Stevens County Food Shelf. There will be a time of fellowship and a light lunch served following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Gslc news: annual meeting following services on November 19th followed by a dinner, Thanksgiving Eve services on November 22nd at 7 p.m., advent services start November 29th at 7 p.m. Operation Christmas Child boxes are due back on November 12th
Other church news: Most churches in the area will have a thanksgiving eve service on November 22nd (Federated November 21st)

Community news: On November 13 the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Donnelly fire department meets on November 13th and 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall their annual turkey bingo is on November 17th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
“Two little eyes, one little nose, ten little fingers, ten little toes...Boy or Girl? Nobody knows!” Please join us for an open house Baby Shower for Baby Kampmeier, child of Mac and Sydney (Beyer) Kampmeier on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the Morris Senior Center. Baby K is registered at Target. Everyone is welcome.
Parents are Joe & Jamie Beyer grandparents are Carol & the late Sid Wilcock of Morris. Sid was a former Donnelly resident
An open house meet and greet baby shower for Tysen Johnston, son of Justin and Brandi (Sperr) Johnston, will be held November 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris. Everyone is welcome, as this is for the whole family. Justin’s parents are Lee and Judy Johnston; her parents are Duane and Lori Speer; grandparents Paul and Betty Speer all of Donnelly. He was born in July
Open house baby shower for baby Livengood! Dec. 2nd 9am -12 pm faith Lutheran Morris Kody and Alisha (Roske) Livengood are the expectant parents. Her parents are Russell Roske of Donnelly and Holly riley. She is a former Donnelly area resident
New address Pearl A. Anderson 1000 court Dr. apt 110 Morris mn 56267 (Skyview Court)
Savannah Aanerud bronze rating extraneous speaking leadership development event at the National FFA convention
Islande Speer was a member of Tiger VB team that finished runner up in the section 3AA VB tournament
Death notice: June Rathke of Barrett passed away on November. 5th survivors include her son Warren (Deloris (Henrichs) of Morris and their family, Deloris is a former Donnelly area resident

Past wk. Luther movie at St. John’s –Donnelly and meatball supper at Faith (sick most of the wk. not out much)
Be sure to visit my blog donnellyminn.blogspot.com for the full edition of the column


Thursday, November 2, 2017

donnelly news

Nov 4th-10th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well some snow and colder weather during the last week is a reminder that winter is on its way, although we had a nice wkend for various activities
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The Martin Luther movie "Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation", will be show on November 5th at 6 p.m. at St. John’s (6:30 if you saw part of it during services recently)
Laura Lehman, Density Pollard, Kylie Mau were confirmed at Kongsvinger on October 29th.
Kongsvinger fall festival on November 19th starting at 11 a.m., in preparation for it the following work days have been scheduled: Norwegian Sweets Day will be November 8, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Lefse Days will be Saturday, November 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, November 15, beginning at 4 p.m.
thanksgiving eve worship will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Church. Cash offering and designated checks will be given to the Stevens County Food Shelf. There will be a time of fellowship and a light lunch served following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Gslc news: annual meeting following services on November 19th followed by a dinner thanksgiving eve services on November 22nd at 7 p.m., advent services start November 29th at 7 p.m.
Other church news: there will be a Meatball supper at Faith-Morris on November 8th from 4:30- 7 p.m.

Burgers Beverages and Blessings has ended for the year, it will resume early next year
Most churches in the area will have a thanksgiving eve service on November 22nd (federated November 21st)

Community news: On November 13 the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.

Events today (Saturday): There will be an open house baby shower for parents to be Brain and Laura Ennen today Sat at the Pomme de Terre golf club house (South HY. 9) Morris from 9-11 a.m. Brian is a former Donnelly area resident
Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. on November 6th at St. John's
Donnelly fire department meets on November 13th and 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Dfd annual bingo November 17th at 7 p.m. at hall
“Two little eyes, one little nose, ten little fingers, ten little toes...Boy or Girl? Nobody knows!” Please join us for an open house Baby Shower for Baby Kampmeier, child of Mac and Sydney (Beyer) Kampmeier on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the Morris Senior Center. Baby K is registered at Target. Everyone is welcome.
 An open house meet and greet baby shower for Tysen Johnston, son of Justin and Brandi (Sperr) Johnston, will be held Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris. Everyone is welcome, as this is for the whole family. Justin’s parents are Lee and Judy Johnston; her parents are Duane and Lori Speer; grandparents Paul and Betty Speer all of Donnelly. He was born in July
Hunter John Arnold was born October 6, 2017, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Gabe and Lana Arnold of Donnelly,
New address Pearl A. Anderson 1000 court Dr. apt 110 Morris mn 56267 (Skyview Court)
No death notices


Past wk. community Halloween part Donnelly, fall fun day at Neimackl lake park, lrta annual mtg Dalton, adult ed and bible study with Eystads, reformation event at Lwlc –Alex, visit to Erickson petting zoo, visit to my aunt Pear in her new apt at Skyview court, dinner with Mark Koepke at Old #1, naps at sr. center and reformation program at Gs with Eystad’s, lutefisk supper at 1st Lutheran-Morris

Thursday, October 26, 2017

donnelly news

Oct 28th-Nov 3rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well it appears our nice fall is coming to a close the past several days have been windy and cold, we had some rain on Saturday and as I am writing this they predicting some snow this week. Farmers are busy picking corn and doing fall fieldwork
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Confirmation services will be held during joint services on October 29th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger, no S.S. and reception by Thrivent chapter afterwards

Gslc news: Fall VBS is on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5 p.m., though November 1st
A 3 part adult Ed on Martin Luther continues through October after coffee fellowship
A celebration of 500th anniversary of the reformation will be held on November 1st at the church starting with food and fellowship at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m.
Other church news: Reformation Celebration  on October 29th at 2:00 p.m. 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.      
There will be a Scandinavian heritage dinner at 1st- Morris on November 1st from 3:30-7 p.m. and a Meatball supper at Faith-Morris on November 8th from 4:30- 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Chokio, Fall Bazar is October 28 starting at 9 a.m. with a Bake Sale, Lunch Crafts, and Raffle.
Federated Church’s 4th Annual, Trunk or Treat, a Safe alternative to Halloween, will be held on October 31st from 5-7 p.m.

Burgers Beverages and Blessings has ended for the year, it will resume early next year

Community news: On November 13 the bookmobile will be in town on Main St. from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society meeting is November 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at the library in Morris

Events today (Saturday): The annual Donnelly community Halloween party will be held starting at 1 p.m. at the community hall, The city council will meet at 4 p.m. at the Donnelly city hall ,and there will be benefit for Richard Johnson of Donnelly at the old # 1 Southside from 4:30-7:30 p.m., he was injured in a atv accident last summer.
There will be an open house baby shower for parents to be Brain and Laura Ennen on November 4th at the Pomme de Terre golf club house (South HY. 9) Morris from 9-11 a.m.
Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. on November 6th at St. John's
“Two little eyes, one little nose, ten little fingers, ten little toes...Boy or Girl? Nobody knows!” Please join us for an open house Baby Shower for Baby Kampmeier, child of Mac and Sydney (Beyer) Kampmeier on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the Morris Senior Center. Baby K is registered at Target. Everyone is welcome.
Hunter John Arnold was born October 6, 2017, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Gabe and Lana Arnold of Donnelly,
No death notices


Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl in her apt at sunrise apts, customer appreciation breakfast at Willie’s sv in Morris, presentation on operation Christmas child at hotel 200, scpc annual mtg in Albany, pumpkin days at rockin c ranch, visit to Delano Meyers at their home, open house at fed tel, fall in to health at MAES "Martin Luther” visit at Faith- Morris, Bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s) BBB at met lounge (last one of the yr.)

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 Hildebrand of Herman passed away on Oct. 9th survivors include his cousin Dave Hildebrand of Herman formerly 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

donnelly news

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

donnelly news

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