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

donnelly news

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