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 fallOther 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)