Thursday, October 18, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 20-26th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well after about a week of rain, snow, cold, etc. the sun has come out, and most farmers were able to get back in the field.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on October 21st, no Sunday school and at ST. John’s on October 28th; with a coffee hour and Sunday school to follow services
On October 31st starting at 5 p.m. in ST. John’s west parking lot there will be a trunk or treat event, followed by the community Halloween party at the hall from 5:30-7 p.m.
GSLC NEWS: Dr. Neil Leroux professor emeritus from UMM will lead the adult Ed on Reformation Sunday following coffee hour
  Scandinavian heritage festival (lutefisk supper) at First Lutheran-Morris on November 7th at the church starting at 3:30 pm
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" in Donnelly for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held today (Saturday), from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Fall Family Fun will be held at Niemackl Park again on October 26th starting at 4:30 p.m. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman
The newest AED (Defibrillator) that was purchased by Papa’s Angles was recently installed at the Captain’s bar and grill- Glenwood


Past wk.: legion rider’s pork feed at legion Morris, visitation for Joyce Olson at the funeral home and her funeral at Bethel Herman, MAPPS mtg-Donnelly, Clearance Geise birthday party Legacy Living Morris, candidates forum at the Morris legion,  ARC bazar at Legion

Thursday, October 11, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 13th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: most of the past week has been cloudy, cold and rainy, and as I am writing this Wednesday evening we have some light snow so it will be a while before farmers get back in the fields
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at ST.  John's on October 14th with Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. and at Kongsvinger on the 21st, no Sunday school.
St. John’s fall festival is today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Also, today (Saturday) is the Fall Bazar at Zion Lutheran- Morris and fall bake sale at Our Saviors- Chokio, both are from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall ham dinner Herman UM Oct 14th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

 On October 15th the fire department meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting today (Saturday) starting at 11 a.m.at the Donnelly community hall
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
Donnelly youth club meets on October 17th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s church
Former Donnelly area residents Joyce (Jacobson) Olson of Alexandria passed away on Oct 7th; her funeral is today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel- Herman, Terry (Boener) Krenz of Bismarck ND passed away on October 4th
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
On October 18th from 7:00-8:30 the Rendsville 4-h club will be hosting club bingo at St. Johns, Donnelly. New members are welcome
Fall Family Fun will be held at Niemackl Park again on October 26th at 4:30 pm. Park is about halfway between Donnelly & Herman
Threshing bee royalty was part of the MAHS homecoming parade Sept. 28th
On October 13th there will be an open house 98th birthday party for former Donnelly area resident Clarence Geise 2-4 p.m. at legacy living in Morris


Past wk.: a visit to my aunt Pearl at her room at the courage cottage, complete st projects celebration Glenwood. A visit to Harold Rippe and Inga Mae Urke at their homes in Glenwood and Starbuck; Dorothy Watzke visitation, at Federated –Morris, the Peter Bremer genealogy presentation at UMM; the open house at Sarlete Music Morris, 4-h awards show at wcroc, adult ed gs-morris, someplace safe pancake breakfast at Old #1, respect for life banquet at Morris e-free church, community club mtg Donnelly, Mary Gades visitation at Zion-Morris, Bible study at GSLC, BBB at Met Lounge

Thursday, October 4, 2018

donnelly news

Oct. 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well the past week has been fall like with cold temps. Suspect most farmers will either be done or just about done with bean harvest by the time you read this; I see some farmers are also picking corn
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on October 7th; at ST.  John's October 14th with Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. at the host church
St. John’s fall festival is October 13th from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Other church news: Luther crest annual meeting is today (Saturday) at 9:30 a.m. at the camp by Alex
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

 Peter Bremer head librarian at the Briggs Library will present a program how to use fire insurance maps and other maps for genealogy research; today (Saturday) from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in computer lab 360 for more info call him at the library 589-6175.
On October 8th The Bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m. The Donnelly community club and the fire department meet at 7 p.m. at the Community and fire Halls.
City council meets today at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting on October 13th starting at 11 a.m. the Donnelly community hall
Herman Red Hats will meet at "The Place to be" for their Halloween party on October 30th any time after 3 p.m. Ordering off the menu, and please dress up
Donnelly youth club meets on October 17th from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s church
Mary Gades of Morris passed away on October 2nd. Survivors include her son Barry (Donna) of Cyrus and their family. Barry is our community club president
An open house bridal shower for Alyssa Wittnebel, Bride to Be of Tom Holland, will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 2-4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Tom is from Donnelly; his parents are Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Bristyl Marie Searle was born September 4, 2018, at Douglas County Hospital to Crystal and Brad Searle of Donnelly, MN. Bristyl weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Rollie and Debb Henrichs of Morris, MN and Lowell and Jan Searle of Donnelly, MN. Great-grandparents are Charlotte and Ron Castor and Agnes Searle of Morris, MN.
On October 18th from 7:00-8:30 the Rendsville 4-h club will be hosting club bingo at St. Johns, Donnelly. New members are welcome.


Past wk.: a visit to my aunt Pearl at her room at the courage cottage, MAHS homecoming parade, and game.  Services at LWLC –Alex, a visit to Ruth Strand in her apt. in Alex, The Terrace mill festival, Terrace, a meet and greet candidates’ forum at Otter Tail Republican office, Fergus. Bible study at Gs, movie unbroken at Morris Theater, helped with NAPS at Sr. center, candidate forum at UMM, BBB at the met lounge

Thursday, September 27, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 29th-oct. 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: a mild sunny weekend was bookended by rain late last and early this week. Farmers are busy picking beans; I see some have started corn harvest too.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on September 30th and October 7th with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Kongsvinger both Sundays.
St. John’s fall festival is October 13th from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church
Other church news: none
The Options for Women/Morris Respect for Life Banquet and Silent Auction – Sunday, October 7th at the Morris Evangelical Free Church starting with a Silent auction and social hour at 4:30 p.m., Dinner at  5:30 p.m. Program at 6:00 pm
Gatherings for Widows and Widowers will meet for lunch at noon on October 14 in the basement of Old #1 in Morris.

The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on October 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the library.
On October 6th Peter Bremer head librarian at the Briggs Library will present a program how to use fire insurance maps and other maps for genealogy research;  from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in computer lab 360 more info call him at the library 589-6175.
Rendsville 4-h meets at St. John’s on October 1st at 7 p.m.
On October 8th The Bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m. The Donnelly community club and the fire department meet at 7 p.m. at the Community and fire Halls.
The Donnelly community club is hosting the semi-annual Minnesota association of Pioneer Power shows meeting on October 13th starting at 11 a.m. the Donnelly community hall
Someplace safe pancake feed on October 7th at the old # 1 Southside 9:30a.m.-noon
On September 22nd Bri Bachmeier and Arron Boerner were married in Fargo. His dad is former Donnelly area resident Scott Boerner
The Papa’s angels benefit raised about $5,000 which will buy four more defibrillators.

Past week: a visit to my aunt Pearl in the courage cottage; Pope co republican picnic at Bareness park- Glenwood, papa’s angel’s fundraiser at Place to be. Services at St. John’s Starbuck, Rose City threshing show, fall festival at Erickson petting zoo- Osakis, Morris community meal at Faith; St. co-rep executive cmte mtg legion Morris, Kloos funeral at 1st Morris, Moser benefit old # 1 Southside. BBB at met lounge (2 wks. ago) Phil Gausman funeral –Alberta, Ed Ellingson visitation Herman

Thursday, September 20, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: I was out of town most of the weekend again, but as far as I know it has been sunny and mild all week. However, we have had light rain pretty much all day on Wednesday and it is still raining on Thur. am. I see some bean harvest is underway
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s September 23rd; at Kongsvinger September 30th Sunday school also starts on the 23rd.

Other church news: none
 “Papa’s Angels” (Steve Larson) 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction is today (Saturday) at the place to be Donnelly, starting with the Dart tournament at 12:30 p.m., a meal at 4 p.m.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on September 25th from 3:45-4 p.m.
the Threshing bee Royalty was part of the Applefest Parade in Appleton on September 16th


Past week: threshing show in Albany, bible study at GS (w/Eystads) BBB at the met lounge

Thursday, September 13, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: I was out of town most of the weekend again, but as far as I know it has been sunny mild all week.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9:30 am at Kongsvinger on September 16th; at St. John’s September 23rd
Rally Sunday will be at Kongsvinger on September 16th Sunday school open house and potluck brunch for all at 10:30 am
The threshing bee worship service will broadcast on KMRS (1230am; 107.7 FM) at 11 am on September 16th, sponsored by Rollie and Jan Greiner in memory of Paul and Eva Ersted, and grandson Jordan Hufford

Other church news: September fest at assumption-Morris September 16th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing through the rest of the day
 “Papa’s Angels” (Steve Larson) 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction September 22nd starting at 12:30 p.m. at the place to be Donnelly
Phil Gausman of Alberta passed away on September 8th survivors include his stepdaughter Jenny (Joe) Fults of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Shirley Helsper of AZ passed away on August 23rd survivors include her sister-in-law former Donnelly resident Gloria Larson Morris
Glad to report we had a good year at the bee this year, we sold about a thousand buttons.
McKinley Jo Daly was born September 3, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Breanna and Mitchell Daly of Donnelly. Grandparents are Paul and Pam Daly of Donnelly, and Brian and Peg Kruize of Morris; Great-grandparents are Harry and Corrine Kruize of Donnelly, Glen and Nancy Koop of Morris nick and Karen Daly of Chokio


Past wk.: attending threshing shows in Andover S.D. and Dalton mn, the chord Ayers concert at Gs-Morris; a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage Cottage, community club mtg.  -Donnelly, Big iron West Fargo

Thursday, September 6, 2018

donnelly news

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well I do not know much what the weather was like here as I was up in Rollag all weekend; know we got some rain on Mon. eve here

September 9th is" God’s work our hands" Sunday starting with joint services at St. John’s at 9:30  a.m. followed by coffee hour followed by work in the community. More info, call the parish office 246-3211. There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on September 16th at 9:30 am

The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again today (Saturday) at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd –Morris free will offering.

Other church news: September fest at assumption-Morris September 16th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing through the rest of the day

On September 10th the bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4 p.m., the Donnelly community club, and fire department will meet at 7 p.m. the community hall and fire hall
“Papa’s Angels” 3rd annual AED fundraiser and silent auction September 2nd 12:30 p.m. at “THE PLACE TO BE” in Donnelly

Frederick "Fred" Biesterfeld of Hancock, MN passed away on September 4th survivors include his son Walt (Kathi) Biesterfeld and their family of Donnelly.

Former Donnelly area resident Palma M. (Jergenson) Johnson of Upsala passed away on July 11th, survivors include her brother David (Julette) Jergenson of Cyrus and her sister Ruth strand of Alex



Thursday, August 30, 2018

donnelly news

Sept 1st-7th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well it was a lovely weekend for the bee sunshine and mild temps all weekend. We had some rain on Saturday evening after everything was done, and again on Monday afternoon and evening
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Joint services on September 2nd at 9:30 A.M. at Kongsvinger. Sept 9th is God’s work our hands Sunday
The recent block party raised $11,250 for the Stevens county food shelf
Gslc news The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on September 8th at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd –Morris free will offering
Other church news: September fest at assumption-Morris September 16th starting with mass at 10 a.m. and continuing through the rest of the day
Our new threshing bee royalty is Little Miss Donnelly Bristol Paulson; Little Miss Princess Jadeyn Mau.  Bristol is the 3rd generation of her family to be threshing bee royalty. Thanks to everyone who came out to help and attend. See you next year August.24 and 25th the feature will be gas engines.
Melvina “Mel” Larson of Morris passed away on August. 23rd survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Bertha Larson of Morris and her family
Cleo Elizabeth Johnson Christensen of Morris passed away on August 23rd survivors include her daughter Rhoda (Mike) Smith of Donnelly and their family
The Stevens county genealogical society meets on September 6th at 1:30 p.m. in the Morris library
Donnelly city council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
Most Donnelly business and the post office will not be open on Labor Day
The bookmobile is in town on Main St. from 3:45- 4 p.m. on September 10th
Rendsville 4-h meets at St. John’s in September, date & time TBA
Past wk. threshing bee events in Donnelly, chamber welcome supper at MAHS community choir concert at assumption Morris, worked at the fmsc packing event and work night at the bee grounds in Donnelly, BBB at the met lounge





Thursday, August 23, 2018

donnelly news

Aug 25th-31st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The past week has been mostly sunny and hot with a good rain shower on Sun eve. Crops continue to look fantastic especially what I have seen at area fairs
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: The parish will be leading the community services under the big top tent on bee grounds at 9 a.m. on August 25th. No worship services at either church that day. There will be Joint services on September 2nd at 9:30 A.M. at Kongsvinger
The recent block party raised $11,250 for the Stevens county food shelf
Gslc news The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on September 8th at 7 p.m. at the church.
Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August 26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson at stmarysmorris.com.
Feed my starving children packing event August 27-29th at Morris area Elementary School more info 589-2808
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee aka our annual family reunion is this weekend; the tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. In October; Donnelly will be host to the semi-annual MAPS Meeting. For more info about the bee visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/welcome.html (just been updated) or threshing bee FB page events start this A.M. with a pancake breakfast and continue all weekend long Anyone that wishes to come up sing/play, do a demonstration etc. is welcome to do so. Phone # during the show is 246-3272 if you need info while there stop into the HQ (depot) and talk to whoever is behind the desk
I will have my cart on the grounds for use by those who need a ride
The place to be in Donnelly is sponsoring events of their own today, i.e. a bike ride and dance. I assume there will be some rummage sales around town too

The second work night is on August 28th on the bee grounds to take down the fences and put things away. Remember any help, during, or after the bee is very welcome. The kiddie parade and white elephant sale are in need of helpers.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on August 27th from 3:45-4 p.m.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on September 6th at 1:30 P.M. at the Morris library
Former Donnelly area resident Loretta Ritter of Morris passed away on August 17th.
Celebrations; Chandler and Alex Erickson, and Tom Holland are members of the Chokio coyote team that won the region 9c amateur BB championship 
The last parade for the year for the threshing bee royalty was the cornfest parade in Ortonville on August 19th. As usual, they did a good job representing Donnelley during the year.
Past week: Morris co-op appreciation Supper, lee center , Douglas county fair Alex, ken Frank memorial services _Kong ,cornfest activities in Ortonville, Willie’s parking lot party –Eastside Park, work night on the bee grounds in Donnelly, a visit to my aunt Pearl at the courage cottage, BBB at the met lounge





Thursday, August 16, 2018

donnelly news

Aug 18-24th   

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The past week has been mostly sunny and hot.  The crops /produce I saw on display at the Morris fair looked outstanding. Understand the grain for the bee was cut and shocked last week       
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: shared services at Kong at 9:30 a.m. on August 19th. The parish will be leading the community services under the big top tent on bee grounds at 9 a.m. on August 25th. No worship services at either church that day.
Gslc news On August 19th, Gladys Mungo from Haiti’s children will give an update on the organization during worship services at 9 a.m.; followed by a potluck dinner.
 The Chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on September 8th at 7 p.m. at the church.
Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson at stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris.
Former Donnelly resident Ken Frank of Starbuck passed away on August 9th, his funeral is today (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 24-26th; the tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; I have a few and have left some at McCollar Jewelry.  In October, Donnelly will be host to the semi-annual MAPS Meeting. For more info about the bee visit the website: http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/welcome.html (just been updated) or threshing bee fb page (the one with the queens as the cover pix)
Buttons are on sale at Donnelly business and Dakotah bank in Morris and Chokio.
Activities start on Friday evening with the community supper, Kids games and showing of pioneer public TV postcards show about the bee. Lots of events Saturday and Sunday too
I plan to have my cart on the grounds for use by those who need a ride

There are two upcoming work nights on the bee grounds the first is August 21st at 6:30 pm to put up fences and make other preparations for it, the second one is August 28th same place/ time to take down the fences and put things away. Remember any help before, during, or after the bee is very welcome. The kiddie parade and white elephant sale are in need of helpers.
Firefighters meet on August 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on August 27th from 3:45-4 p.m.
August 4th the threshing royalty were in the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake and August 11th in the Harvest festival parade in Hoffman
Celebrations; Chandler & Alex Erickson, & Tom Holland are members of the Chokio coyote team that won the region 9 c amateur BB championship
Liz (Backman) Aschman was the latest recipient of the Stevens county pay it fwd. award
Past week: activities at the Stevens county fair, DAC open house, the forum on the future of our parish at St. John’s Donnelly



Thursday, August 2, 2018

donnelly news

Aug 4th-10th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: The past week has been mostly sunny and hot, crops continue to look outstanding.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Gslc news wed eve services at 7 p.m. continue until August 29th
Gladys Mungo from Haiti’s children will give an update on the organization during worship services at 9 a.m.  On August 19th followed by a potluck dinner
 The chord Ayres from the Milan area will be in concert again on Sept 8th at 7 pm at the church

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Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 12,19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson@ stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris. 
On August  5th the 30th Annual Turkey and Sweet Corn Supper (all you can eat) will be held from 5p.m.-7p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta, Adults $10, Students $5 and pre-school free.

The Herman United Methodist Women invites all the ladies of the Federated Church to our annual Ladies Day program and luncheon, on Wednesday, August 8th, at 2:00 p.m.

~Wednesday Nights are Alive (WNA) this summer at the Common Cup in Morris on Wednesday Evening’s beginning at 6 p.m. with a free meal and music with a speaker beginning at 7 p.m.  Come early and get a seat and bring along a friend!  (Speakers are from MN Youth Alive).

Schedule for the rest of the summer is:

•            August 1 – Speaker Cory Greenwood (topic:  You Matter), with guest musician DJ Kirk

•            August 8 – Speaker Kelli Patrick with guest musician Emily Cameron.
There will be a potluck dinner and worship service at the Morris community church today (Saturday) from 4-7 p.m.

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Death notice: Marion Hartl of Alice, N.D. passed away on July 20th; survivors include her sister former Donnelly area resident Bernice Erdahl of Morris and her family
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th; the tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; I have a few and have left some at McCollar Jewelry.  In October, Donnelly will be host to the semi-annual MAPS Meeting. For more info about the bee http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/welcome.html (just been updated) and/or threshing bee fb page (the one with the queens as the cover pix) buttons will be on sale soon.

The next community club mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7:30 p.m.
City council meets on August 5th at 4 p.m.

August 6th rendsville 4-h meets at ST. John’s Lutheran Church
Firefighters meet on Aug. 13th and 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on August 13 from 3:45-4 p.m.
Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.
Jaden Joshua Searle was born July 14, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Marilyn and Josh Searle of Morris, MN. Jaden weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ace and Lois Sperr or Morris, MN and Jan and Lowell Searle of Donnelly, MN. Great-grandparents are Bertie Sperr of Morris, MN and Agnes Searle of Morris, MN.
An open house baby shower for Mitch and Bree (Kruize) Daly of Donnelly will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, Morris. They request that you, please bring and sign a book instead of a card.
"Options for Women's" adorable baby contest will be held during the Morris fair Aug 7th-12th.
On July 22nd the threshing bee royalty was in waterma parade in Glenwood, the queen’s brunch at Glenwood Lutheran and the watterma coronation after the parade.     
Past week: visits to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage, the hort night at wcroc, activities at the rose city threshing show and Glenwood watterma, bible study & Wed eve services at Gs (w/Eystads)block party st j Donnelly, WWV community picnic
   





Friday, July 27, 2018

donnelly news

July 28th-August 3rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: Well we got about 4 inches of rain on Thursday, setting a new record for that day.  The crops produce I saw at the Glenwood and Herman fairs sure looked outstanding
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
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Other church news: community choir concert on August 27th at 7 p.m. at Assumption Catholic church, rehearsals August, 12,19,26th at 7 p.m. at Assumption more info Linda Hodgson 320-287-1027 or Hodgson@stmarysmorris.com.
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at Faith Morris.


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Death notice: Larry Wilke of Donnelly passed away on July 21st, survivors include his wife Peggy of Donnelly and their family and mother Pearl Anderson of Morris
Former Donnelly area resident Duane Beers of Hancock passed away on July 23rd. survivors include his brothers John (bud) (Lois) Anderson and their family and Art Anderson of Donnelly
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. The posters are here; hope to have some by the time you read this. I also plan to leave some at McCollar jewelry.  A reminder that Donnelly will host the semiannual MAPS Meeting in October

There will be no community club meeting in July the next mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7 p.m.
City council meets on August 5th at 4 p.m.

On July 30th the bookmobile is in town from 3:45-4 p.m.
August 6th rendsville 4-h meets at ST. John’s Lutheran Church
Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

On July 22nd the threshing bee royalty was in Benson kid’s parade and the grant co fair parade in Herman
Past week: visits to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Glenwood and Herman fairs, and bible study and wed eve services at Gs. Crazy day activities in Morris
Mark Koepke and I visited Lou Eystad in the hospital on July 22nd she is now home.
   




Thursday, July 19, 2018

donnelly news

July 21st-27th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: Well after enduring some sweltering temperatures for a while, we got some rain on Sunday, and things have cooled off some. Crops continue to look very good; some of the garden produce I saw on display at the Clinton fair looked nice too
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint worship services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
 Elroy James Larson (David and Hannah) is the newest member of Kongsvinger. His baptism was on July 15th.



Other church news:
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at faith Morris


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Death notice former Donnelly area resident Dorothy (Smith) Buss of Irene S.D.  passed away on July 9th. Survivors include her sister in law, former Donnelly area resident Jan (Smith) Bumgardner of Morris and some cousins in the area. her parents were the late Harry & Rachel Smith of Donnelly
Threshing bee news: The Donnelly threshing bee is August 25-26th tri-feature is Oliver, Moline, and Cockshutt. Next year’s feature will be gas engines. I saw a poster into Detoy’s but have not seen any anyplace else.

There will be no community club meeting in July the next mtg is August 6th at city hall, after the “meet the threshing bee queen candidate’s” forum which starts at 7 p.m.


Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

On July 15th the threshing bee royalty was in the Prairie Pioneer Days parade in Morris
Past week: big stone co fair Clinton, a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room in the courage Cottage, Duke Eystad visitation at the funeral home, and memorial service at ST. John’s. Ppd activities in Morris, Bible study at Gs (w/ Eystad’s) RTA mtg at wca Barrett (w/ the Kopacek family)
   




Thursday, July 12, 2018

donnelly news


July 14th-20th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: temperatures have been sweltering for the past week, that plus some timely rains means that everything is looking green and luscious
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the July newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- August 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on August 2nd at Faith.
The annual block party will be held on July 31st starting at 5 p.m. on the west side of ST. John’s church everyone welcome
From July 16th-22nd, The Parish 0ffice will be closed 


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: Mallory hope in concert today (Saturday.) at Eastside Park from 8-10 p.m. sponsored by first Lutheran and assumption and Morris tourism
There will be Lawn chair worship on July 29th (vbs Kick off) and August 19th (Hancock bluegrass group) at 9 a.m. at faith Morris


The Donnelly fire department meets on July 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat and will also meet August. 6th at 9 a.m. at aj‘s Herman

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
RUSC kinship will again have a meal option at the superior rib fest at Eastside park today (Saturday.) starting at 3 p.m.


There will be no community club mtg in July the next mtg is August.6th at 7 p.m. at city hall.


Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.
Lee (Duke) Eystad of Donnelly passed away on July 9th his funeral is today (Saturday) at ST. John’s –Donnelly.
Emmet Harstad of Barret formerly of the Donnelly/Herman area passed away on July 7th survivors include his brother George (Eliane) Harstad of Herman/Donnelly and their family and brother in law Clearance Geise of Morris formerly of Donnelly and his family
Rudy Raths of Alex formerly of the Donnelly area passed away on July 2nd survivors include his niece Mary (Jerry) Werk of Herman/ Donnelly area
Former Donnelly area resident Art Reynolds passed away on July 8th he was preceded in death by his brother Harvey of the Donnelly area.
John (Chuck) Whittemore, of Glenwood, passed away on July 10th; survivors include his daughter in law Julie of Donnelly and her family
Islande Speer is a candidate for Miss Morris

On July 7th the threshing bee royalty was in the Heritage Days parade, the queen’s tea and the Miss Minnewaska pageant in Starbuck
Past week A visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Heritage Days activities Starbuck, the Clinton 135th anniversary celebration. LL games at Wells Park, dinner with Mark Koepke at old #1 followed by a visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage Cottage, Emmet Harstad funeral –Kongsvinger, customer appreciation supper -Morris dental clinic, bible study, and services at GS (w/Eystad’s) 
   




Thursday, July 5, 2018

donnelly news

July 7th-13th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: They say a sign of a good crop is knee-high corn by the 4th of July most of the corn around here is that and some   thanks to frequent rain showers and mild temperatures

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.

Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information. There will be a VBS kickoff dinner at Faith on July 29th at 11 A.M. The kids will have a program on Aug. 2nd at Faith.


GSLC NEWS There will be no worship services on July 18th.

New website https://www.gslmorris.com

Other church news: none

The city council meets at 4 P.M. today (Saturday) at city hall.

The Donnelly fire department meets on July 9th and 16th at 7 P.M. at the fire hall.

Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat

Threshing bee news: The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337

Nominations are now open for threshing bee royalty and run through July 7th   boxes are at the Donnelly po, HD and Co and Donnelly co-op. Ages for Little Miss is 8-10, and for Jr., Queen/Princess is 12-14. You must be within the age group by Saturday, Aug 25. More info call 246-3292 or you can e-mail, text, or private message Sandy Dunn


The date, time, and place of the next community club meeting is TBA, posters, and buttons should be here soon.



Starting in August the city of Donnelly will be using mail-in ballots for elections.

Randy and Sashya Larson happily announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter CaliJo Larson to Brody Bahr, son of Scott and Kathy Bahr of Donnelly.

Hallie Marie Erickson was born on June 27th to Alex, and Nicole Erickson grandparents are Dean and Jerri Erickson of Chokio, Curt and Judy Gillespie of Johnson, great-grandparents are Audrey and Jim Erickson of Chokio and Vivian Bjorlin of Chokio Jerri, Judy and Vivian are all former Donnelly area residents

Former Donnelly area resident Russell Sather of Houston MN passed away on June 29th.He is survived by cousins and other family members in the area.

The threshing bee royalty was part of the 4th of July parade in Hancock

Past week: backer fundraiser Johnson, a visit to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage ,Haining family concert in Elbow Lake ,Dave Holm concert Gs, Tyran Paul memorial playground dedication at Gs, NAPS at sr. center with Eystads,  4th of July celebration at Kongsvinger ,independence day activities in Hancock


Thursday, June 21, 2018

donnelly news

 June 23rd-29th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well we have had some beautiful weather in between all the rain we have had, crops look nice so far
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer which will take place at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families
ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY Fellowship Gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall, with flag-raising at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a POTLUCK dinner together (ice cream, bread, beverages furnished). Everyone is Welcome!
GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will take place on June 25-28th, 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details
Pastor Dave and Sara Horn will be playing, singing and preaching at the church on July 1st at 9 a.m. everyone welcome
Other church news: There will be an Ice cream social at ST. John’s Starbuck June 24th starting at 11 a.m. free will offering
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years in the ‘70’s.
Knights of Columbus pig roast today (Saturday) 4-8 p.m. in the Assumption church parking lot
 Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Death notices:  former Donnelly area resident Virginia Dornquast Strand of Welch MN passed away on June 14th
Carol Boetcher of Morris passed away on June 13th survivors include her son Ed (Lori) and family of Donnelly
An 80th Birthday Party for Monroe Estenson will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Morris American Legion. No gifts, please.
An open house bridal shower for Keli Pry, bride-to-be of Corey Lembcke, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club clubhouse in Morris. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon. Everyone is welcome. Come and go as you please.
 Geo and Aryls Pederson are having a household sale on Saturday, June 23rd 8 A.M.-8 P.M.
Closed Sunday
Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th 4 P.M.-8 P.M. at their home in Donnelly
The threshing bee royalty was part of the Runestone days parade in Kensington on June 17th and also helped out with RUSC kinship garden gala on June 14th
Past wk. RUSC kinship garden gala Pomme De Park, Joan McCollar memorial service WWV followed by a visit to some friends there, a visit to my aunt Pearl in the courage cottage, Runestone Days festivities in Kensington, LL games at Wells Park, bible study and wed eve services (w/Eystad’s)at GS

Thursday, June 14, 2018

donnelly news

June 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Happy father’s day to my dad up in Heaven
Weather news: temperatures continue to be nice we had several inches of rain on Saturday and Monday
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be part of the Stevens county Relay for life on June 22nd at the Lee community center in Morris starting with a meal at 5p.m.
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will be held on June 25-28th, 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details

Other church news: At Faith -Morris: a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser on June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
There will be an Ice cream social at ST John’s Starbuck June 24th starting at 11 a.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church .Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years in the ‘70’s.
Knights of Columbus pig roast June 23rd 4-8 p.m. in the Assumption church parking lot
Donnelly youth club will meet on June 20th 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s
On June 18th the bookmobile will be in town on main st from 3:45-4:00 p.m. and Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pomme De Terre Lake public access ,more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070
Herman Red Hats will meet at the Grant County Fair for Lunch on Friday July 20 at 11 a.m. Dutch treat
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of and/or be a helper for the white elephant sale, the car show, and the kiddie parade at the threshing bee. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Death notices: Joseph M Helsper, 92, of Tempe, AZ passed away June 1st.  He is survived by his wife, former Donnelly area resident Shirley Ann Larson Helsper, and her family and sister in law former Donnelly area resident Gloria Larson and her family


Nancy Lyman passed away on June 7th; survivors include her daughter former Donnelly resident Amie Uphoff of Morris
Geo and Aryls Pederson are having a household sale on Saturday June 23rd 8 A.M.-8 P.M.
Closed Sunday
Monday June 25th - Friday June 29th 4 P.M.-8 P.M. at their home in Donnelly
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Chokio community picnic parade on June 9th and helped serve ice cream at the annual ice cream social in Donnelly on June 11th

The Donnelly Community club had their monthly meeting after the ice cream social on June 11th as we continue to make plans for the bee. As of now most events should be the same as they were last year, posters and buttons should be here in about a month. Time and date and place of next mtg TBA
Past wk. fedtel annual meeting at the Morris area h.s.; Fabian celebration of life Herman; work day at Neimackl Lake Park Herman, Chokio parade ,Luthi benefit at Gs, ice cream socials at Inhered Lutheran -Starbuck and at the Donnelly community hall, bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s),services at Gs.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

donnelly news

my latest column June 9th-15th
Welcome to part 2 of my annual graduation edition of the Donnelly news. This week I have the graduates from other high schools and Higher Ed
Weather news: temperatures continue to be very warm; some rain showers have been very welcome. Crops continue to look very good.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice. You can find the schedule in the June newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be part of the Stevens County Relay for life on June 22nd at the Lee community center in Morris starting with a meal at 5p.m.
Sunday school meeting June 24th at 6:30 p.m. at ST. John’s for all Sunday school kids and families
GSLC NEWS There will be worship services every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until August 29th
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June today (Saturday) 4-7p.m. at GSLC. He needs another kidney transplant, and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers. There will be a meal and silent auction free will donation
Splash canyon VBS in conjunction with Zion-Morris will be held on June 25-28th 1-4 p.m. at Zion contact either church office for more details
Other church news: At faith -Morris: a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
There will be an Ice cream social at Indherred rural Starbuck June 10 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for in the '70's
Knights of Columbus pig roast June 23rd, 4-8 p.m. in the church parking lot
Gathering for widows and widowers June 10th at noon at old # 1 –basement, there is an elevator in front of the building.
On June 11th the community club meets at the town hall at about 8:30 p.m. and the Donnelly Fire and Rescue will host its Bike Rodeo June 11th at 6p.m. All ages welcome! Don't forget your helmets! Their monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Open house bridal shower for Cali Jo Larson bride to be Brody Bahr today (Saturday) at Faith- Morris 10-noon he is from the Donnelly area
RUSC Kinship Garden Gala June 14th 5-7:30 p.m. at Pomme de park –Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pome De Lake public access, more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070
The Donnelly community club is looking for volunteers to be in charge of the white elephant sale, the car show & the kiddie parade. If interested contact Corrine Kruize at 246-3337
Theo Jerome Honzay was born May 30, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to LeAnn and Benjamin Honzay of Donnelly, MN. Theo weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz.; and was 20 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Sharon VanHorn of Morris, MN, Clay and Marlene VanHorn of Donnelly, MN, Ron and Joan Honzay of Olivia, MN. Great-grandparents are Myron and Elain Frank of Willmar, MN.
Kaitlyn Asmus and Tucker Picht of Morris are happy to announce the birth of their son Easton Michael Asmus. He was born May 12, 2018, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is welcomed by grandparents Nichole Dohlen Asmus and the late Kurt Asmus, both from Morris, and Wayne and Terri Picht of Chokio, and his aunt Lea Asmus, and his uncle Justin Asmus of Morris. Great-grandparents are Gerald and Sharon (Giese) Dohlen of Cyrus, great-great-grandfather is Clearance Giese of Morris, formerly of Donnelly
Jim and Bonnie Fabian of Herman passed away on May 31st, and June 1st survivors include her mother Pearl A. Anderson of Morris formerly of Donnelly
Other graduates
Skylar Hurlbut, Champo Verde H.S AZ Craig Hurlbut; Fara Gibson (Mike Hurlbut)
Baily Armstrong WCA Jason, Nicki Armstrong (Mike Hurlbut)
Bryce Jergenson UMM Rob and Peggy (Bob and Barb) (Audrey and Nancy Henrichs)
Melisa Whittemore (wife of Eric) Concordia –St. Paul
Becca Ayala Rev. Mike and Sue Nelson St. Thomas
Sam Larson Jon and Bev (Bertha) Minnesota State Moorhead
Lee Eystad H-N Jacob and Mindy (Bonnie Moses) Duke and Donna, great-grandmother Irene Strand
Sam Hilbrand, H_N Shannon Lien, David Hillbrand (Lola Smith)
Mitchell Heinrich, Alexandria Technical College Scott and Beth Heinrich (Lillian Heinrich)
The threshing bee royalty was part of the little Miss Cyrus pageant and in the Cyrus Days parade
Past week: gen soc. mtg at library, visit to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage open house grad reception for Julian backer in Graceville, Cyrus day activities in Cyrus, a visit to David Jergenson in his home in Cyrus, LL games, bible study and wed eve services at Gs and naps at sr. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

donnelly news

June 2nd-8th
Welcome to part 1 of my annual graduation edition of the Donnelly news. This week I have MAHS graduates, next week I will have graduates from other high schools and higher Ed
Weather news: temperatures have been sunny and hot the past week with a few rain showers mixed in, I think most farmers are either done or just about done with planting, the crops that are up look good
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: the summer schedule with joint services at 9:30 a.m., at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays of each month is now in effect until further notice.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office.
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at GSLC he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers

Other church news: At faith Morris: outdoor worship on June 3rd at 9 a.m. and a Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser June 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24th in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church .Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years.
There will be a Potluck dinner at the Morris community church on June 2nd at 5 p.m.
Gathering for widows and widowers June 10th at noon at old # 1 –basement, there is an elevator in front of the building.
The city council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
On June 4th the bookmobile will be in town on main St. at 3:45 p.m. and the Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at ST. John’s
On June 11th the community club meets at the town hall at about 8:30 p.m. and the Donnelly Fire and Rescue will host its Bike Rodeo June 11th at 6p.m. All ages welcome! Don't forget your helmets! Their monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
RUSC Kinship garden gala June 14th 5-7:30 p.m. at Pomme de park –Morris
Donnelly Rod and Gun club fishing derby June 17th starting with registration at 9 a.m. on Pome De Lake public access ,more info 320-808-3490 or 320 -287-2070

Congratulations to former Donnelly area resident Virginia Long who celebrated her 95th birthday on May 23rd.
MAHS grads:
Sam Greiner, Greg and Dona, (Rollie and Jan)
Sydney Sperr, Rollie and Tami (Paul and Betty)
Islande and Auddy Sperr, Don and Tamela (Paul and Betty)
Carrie Wilts, Doug and Ellen
Cheyenne Baumgart; Scott and Jodi Ahrndt
Amber Uphoff Alan and Mary (Gary and Karen)
Kali Berlinger, Steve and Angie (Kevin and Rhonda Asmus) great grandparents Don and Barb Riley, Kermit and Karen Stahn
Kate Geise, Brian and Holly (Howard and Ditto)
Shannon Kill; Joe and Julie (Dick Cady)
Damon Disselkamp, James and Pam


Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Mahs graduation adult Ed and bible study at Gs, Memorial Day services at armory, graveside services, breakfast at legion, DeGier visitation at funeral home visit to Cal and Jan Bumgardner at their home, ll baseball game at Wells Park, BBB at met lounge

Thursday, May 24, 2018

donnelly news

May 26th-June 1
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This edition is dedicated to the memory of my aunt (and “mom”) Pearl who passed away on May 27th, 2010
Weather news: temps have been sunny and mild a lot of field work going on, see some crops are up already, and some farmers are winding up field work.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news the summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at Gs he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers.

Other church news: Father’s Day Picnic and Fundraiser Sunday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. faith Morris
Father Stan Wieser will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his ordination on June 24, 2018, in Wheaton; at the Ava Maria Catholic Church . Mass will be at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. No invitations will be sent all are welcome. Fr. Stan was a priest in Donnelly for a number of years.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library note change of date
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
Congratulations to former Donnelly area resident Virginia Long who celebrated her 95th birthday on May 23rd.
Tiger track true team state meet boys 3rd: discus Brady Cardwell 15th, 100 m dash 23rd

Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Ellard Larson memorial service Peace –Barrett, visit to Iver Aal in the Barret care center, Baccalaureate Sunday at ST. John’s Donnelly Dick Goldenstein committal service at Vinger, visit to Sam Johrdhiem in his home, play legally blond at Morris high school, funeral service for Vivian Johnson in Wendell, Agralite annual mtg in Benson, bible study at Gs with Eystad’s F.I.R.I.ST. Supper at the legion, bbb at the met lounge
I am planning on having my annual graduation issue next week please let me know if you have an h.s. and/or higher Ed grad


Thursday, May 17, 2018

donnelly news

May 19th-25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past week. Although I have not personally seen much field activity I have been told that most farmers are very busy in the fields
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, at St John’s starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. We have two H.S. graduates this year one from each church, plus several higher Ed grads. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates in the family or know of any, please let me know ASAP
The summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith-Morris July 30th- Aug 2nd together with Faith, First and Trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more information 

GSLC NEWS There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 p.m.
Dan and Wendy Luthi benefit June 9th 4-7p.m. at Gs he needs another kidney transplant and his daughter in law (Wendy) is donating hers

Other church news The Federated Women’s Fellowship will meet on May 25th, at noon at the Brick house. Please bring a dollar for the health kits. After lunch we will go to the church and put the health kits together. On May 20th at 11 am Federated church will be cleaning up their portion of the highway meet at the county garage.

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On May 21st The Bookmobile will be in town on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the firemen meet at the fire hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris public library note change of date
Herman red hats meet on June 4th at 9 a.m. at A J’ S in Herman. Bring favorite dairy recipe.
Donnelly collected$100 and 216.5 lbs. of food in the recent “stamp out hunger” campaign
Death notice Vivian Johnson of Wendell passed away on May 14th survivors include her daughter Sandy (Lowell) Dunn and family of the Donnelly/Herman area.
Committal service for former Donnelly resident Dick Goldenstein will be held on May 20th at 2 p.m. at Vinger cemetery by Donnelly
Track and field Ortonville invite: boys 1st girls 2nd, 100 m dash Lydia Fynboh first, 3200 m run Cheyenne Baumgart 4th, shot put Islande Sperr 7th, 110 hurdles Micah Aanerud 5th, West Central conference boys & girls 2nd; Brady Cardwell discus 8th, 100 m dash 16th, 100 m Lydia Fynboh 8th 3200 Cheyenne Baumgart 12th, Islande speer 17th, Lydia was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed 5th
The Donnelly community club held another lengthy meeting Monday evening as we continue to make plans for the bee and other events. As of now we are not planning any major changes to the schedule that we have had for a number of years. The 2019 feature will be gas engines, the next meeting on June 11 about 8:30 p.m.
Congrats to Monroe and Cheryl (Armstrong) Estenson who recently received the St co pay it forward award Cheryl is a former Donnelly area resident

Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her room at the courage cottage, Hancock all town rummage sales, Muffins for Mom and bible study at Gs with Eystad’s ,pancake breakfast at first-Morris, community club mtg in Donnelly, LL games at wells park ,bbb at met lounge
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

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May 12th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. I want to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day up in Heaven.
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past week. Farmers are busy in the field, although as I am writing this Wednesday evening, we got about 2 “of rain on Tuesday
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
The summer schedule starts on May 27th with joint services at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. In June, July, and August there will be joint services at a 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday’s St. John’s on the 2 and 4th Sundays.  You can find the schedule in the May newsletter; copies are available in the narthex of both churches or from the parish office
Registration is now open for VBS this summer to be held at Faith July 30th Aug 2nd together with Faith, first and trinity Cyrus, contact the church office for more info

GSLC NEWS Muffins for Moms on May 13th during coffee fellowship a free will offering to raise money for new playground equipment
There will be worship services on Wednesday evenings starting in June at 7 pm
Other church news: Today (Saturday) from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. there will be a Ladies Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day in the dining hall at Faith Lutheran.
Pancake breakfast at 1st-Morris May 13th 10:40 a.m.
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On May 14th at 7 p.m. the Donnelly community club and the firemen meet at city hall and fire hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 21st on Main St from 3:45-4 p.m.
Death notice Edna Knopp of Starbuck passed away on May 3rd survivors include her daughter in law Nancy (Stoneberg) (Glen) of Morris and their families Nancy is a former Donnelly resident.
Evelyn Bolluyt of Hancock passed away on May 6th survivors include her daughter Shirley (Darrell) Uhden of Kensington, Darrel is a former Donnelly area resident
Committal service for former Donnelly resident Dick Goldenstein will be held on May 20th at 2 p.m. at Vinger cemetery by Donnelly
Tiger track true team Brady Cardwell 12th 400-meter dash discus throw 10th, girls shot Islande Speer 15th
Past week:  Augustana dist. Convention –Faith Hutchinson. Schief benefit –Hancock h.s, Barry & Donna Gades’s golden wedding Celebration-hotel 200, steeple dedication and bible study at Gs-Morris (w/Eystad’s) ice cream social scmc, BBB met lounge

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

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May 5th-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well temps have been relatively mild for most of the past wk. Some strong winds have made it feel cold. Saw a few farmers had been out in the field, I am unsure if there have been any crops planted yet.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be an open house bridal shower for Katie Skadeland bride to be of Danny Ennen today (Saturday) at Kongsvinger 9:30-11:30 a.m.
On May 6th at during services at Kongsvinger, there will be a dedication of the barbed wire cross given in memory of David Haynes and the defibrillator provided in memory of Steve Larson. It is also cradle roll Sunday and adopted grandparents day at Sunday school
There will be a special congregational meeting at St. John’s following services on May 6th, to vote on a change in the constitution to reduce the number needed for a quorum for a meeting; however, 20 members still need to be present for this meeting
Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
I will have info about the summer service schedule in future columns, or you can contact the church office for more info.
 GSLC NEWS There will be a steeple dedication during the May 6th service
Muffins for moms on May 13th during coffee fellowship a free will offering to raise money for new playground equipment
Other church news: On Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 until 11:30 there will be a Ladies Brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day in the dining hall at Faith Lutheran.
Pancake breakfast at 1st-Morris May 12th 10:40 a.m.
The Federated women’s fellowship supper will be held on May 8th at 6 pm speakers will be Penny & Paul Rhoda “trip to the holy land.”

 The City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 7th on Main St. at 3:45-4 p.m. The Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
Herman Red Hats will meet May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Hunan Spring Restaurant in Fergus Falls
An open house 50th wedding anniversary for Barry and Donna Gades will be held today (Saturday) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel 200 Pool Area. No gifts, please.
Widows and widowers will meet on May 6th for noon lunch in the basement of the old# one there is an elevator in front of the building
On May 14th at 7 p.m. the Donnelly community club and the firemen meet at city hall and fire hall
Death notice none
Thank you to everyone who took the time to send/give me a card and/or wish me a happy birthday last week
Past week:  services at Lwlc –Alex, a visit to pr norm and Ramona Olsen in their home, funeral pre-planning seminar at old # 1 Southside, bible study at Gs w/Eystad’s, Martha Williams memorial service at first-Morris, BBB at the met lounge

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Apr. 28th –May 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well it appears that old man winter has finally gone in hibernation and allowed spring to come forth with some sunny, warm weather especially on Monday, most of the snow has melted, and temperatures have warmed up enough to start drying things out.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be an open house bridal shower for Katie Skadeland bride to be of Danny Ennen on May 5th at Kongsvinger 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Madison Alatha Ennen is the newest member of God's family at Kongsvinger. Madison is the daughter of Brian and Laura Ennen; grandparents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen
There will be a special congregational meeting at St. John’s following services on May 6th, to vote on a change in the constitution to reduce the number needed for a quorum for a meeting; however, 20 members still need to be present for this meeting
Baccalaureate Sunday will be held on May 20th, starting with Brunch at 10 A.M. followed by joint services at 11 A.M. at St John’s, we have one H.S. graduate from each Church this year. If you have an H.S. or a Higher Ed grad this year, please let the parish office know ASAP. Also, I tentatively plan to have my annual graduation recognition column on June 2nd, so if you do have any graduates, please let me know too
 GSLC NEWS after Sunday services, on April 29, there will be an open forum to continue our discussion about finances and mission support. 
There will be a steeple dedication during the May 6th service
There will be a National day of prayer celebration at Morris Evangelical Free church on May 3rd at 7 P.M.
The Stevens county genealogical society meets on May 3rd 1:30 p.m. at the Morris library
Marian Grossman will be in concert, at Bethlehem Lutheran Herman on April 29th, starting with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
 The City council meets on May 5th at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Bookmobile will be in town on May 7th on Main St. at 3:45-4 p.m. The Rendsville 4-h meets at 7 p.m. at St. John’s
There will be an Open house bridal shower for Mariah Eystad and Connor Hanson today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-noon at the Morris Eagle’s back room. Her parents are Dale and Connie (Henrichs) Eystad
Herman Red Hats will meet May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Hunan Spring Restaurant in Fergus Falls
Rummage sale to benefit Max and Megan Koehntop’s adoption fund continues today (Saturday) at 7 South Oregon, Morris from 8 a.m.-1 P.M. his parents are Roger and Bonnie
New addresses Pearl A. Anderson 409 East First Street Morris mn 56267 (courage cottage)
The Kids in Christ preschool's ABC sale will be held on May 3rd, (3-6 p.m.), and the 4th (2-4 p.m.), at Zion Lutheran Church, in Morris.
An open house 50th wedding anniversary for Barry and Donna Gades will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel 200 Pool Area. No gifts, please.
Congratulations to Burdell Strand who recently celebrated 40 years with New Horizons Ag Services.
Beth Holland and Chandler Erickson were married on April 21st at St. Mary’s church in Chokio. Parents are Dean and Jerri Erickson of Chokio and Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly
Death notice Gordon Thompson of Cyrus passed away on April 24th survivors include his daughter Mona (John) Dickey of Donnelly; and their family
Past week:  pioneer power club tr. show at Viking plaza Alex, visit to Ruth strand in her apt in Alex, a visit to my aunt pearl at the courage cottage, 12A republican endorsing convention at old # 1, adult ed with Randy Freud at Gs (w/Eystads), Mitch kendiel memorial shoot at Neimackl park, visit to Eystad’s in their home, Doug Ohman presentation at the Morris library, (W/ Jack Kopacek), Dinesh Joseph D’Souza talk at UMM , rummage sale at Faith, bbb at met lounge
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

donnelly news

Apr 7th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, this column marks the start of my 11th year doing this Manga Takk to all my loyal readers out there for supporting my work
Weather news: “If you do not like the weather in Mn. just wait, and it will change.” We woke up to several inches snow on Saturday morning, by late aft /early eve much of it had melted. Sunday was kind of cool, but not too bad. Monday brought us more snow, and we had a storm on Tuesday. Some of the snow melted on Wednesday
 St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On April 8th there will be the installation of council members at both churches during services
St John's spring fling ppd to April 21st at the church from 10:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. bake/white elephant/card sale and lunch served
GSLC NEWS: there will be a family fun day at Gs on April 8th starting at 3 pm with board games and a potluck dinner at 5 pm
There will be an open forum after Sunday service's on April 22 and 29 to begin our discussion.  Pastor Randy Freund of the Augustana District will join us on that day to give us an overview of mission needs in our area as well as abroad
Bridges of Hope, a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one is being held Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays at 10: 00 a.m., call the funeral home for information  
Widows and widowers meet on April 8th for lunch in the basement of the old #1 there is an elevator in the front of the building
CROP walk on April 8th starting with registration at about 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Church
Glacial ridge women of the elca will meet on April 23rd at Trinity –Benson, with registration starting at 4 p.m., at 6:15 p.m. there will be a concert by the Benson 9th grade girls’ choir and a presentation about 25 years at the Heartland Ranch of Benson
Marian Grossman will be performing at Zion Lutheran-Morris on April 8th potluck lunch at 11:30 am the recital at 1 pm
The following events are being held today (Saturday) Kurt Kruize memorial scholarship dinner starting at 3 p.m. at the Hancock community center. ( His grandfather is from Donnelly ); the Donnelly city council at city hall at 4 p.m., RUSC Kinship 3rd annual Quarter Kraze at 3 p.m. at the legion Morris, An open house bridal shower honoring Laura Johnson, bride-to-be of Tyler Roske, will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris. The couple is registered at Target. Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be, Easter egg hunt at Hosanna worship center at 11 a.m. (ppd from last week) Morris community church fellowship 4-8 p.m. at the church
We are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Laura Johnson and Tyler Roske. Parents of the bride are Amanda and Chris Graham, Ellabell, GA and Paul Johnson, Morris. Parents of the groom are Holly and John Riley, Morris and Russell Roske, Donnelly. A June 2, 2018 wedding is being planned.
Donnelly community club meeting scheduled for April 9th has been postponed to April 16th 7 p.m. at the community hall. The firemen will also meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall that night. Stacy (Volker) Peterson was the winner of the hoodie for those that joined the community club.

A belated 102nd birthday wish goes out to former Donnelly area resident Ruth (Jergenson) Strand
Death notice David Pederson of Woodbury passed away on March 31st Local survivors include his sister in law Lorraine (Jim) Aanerud of Donnelly
Past week:  visits to my aunt Pearl in her apt ; Maundy Thursday , Good Friday services and Easter services at Gs w/Eystad’s; Jerry Anderson visitation at funeral home, and  memorial service at first; fish fry at Eagles, Jerry Lesmeister visitation at funeral home and service at assumption, NAPS with Eystad’s  at senior center, BBB at met lounge