Thursday, August 27, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition: Aug 29th-Sept 5th.

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news well this week has been cool and windy, crops continue to look good and some of the produce at the Appleton fair looked fantastic.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the parish will be leading the services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug.30th. There will be joint services at 9 a.m. on Sept 7th at St John’s. The August 23rd service will be broadcast on Aug. 30th on KMRS 1230 AM at 11 a.m. or on the web
Kongsvinger will once again be serving meals in the steel building, St. John’s will have their sweet shop and the parish youth will again have the “pop shack” at the bee
Good shepherd Lutheran church news: there will be a welcome potluck dinner for intern Angel Scott and her family on Aug. 30th at the church. She will be serving part time at St John’s- Starbuck and Good shepherd-Morris.  Gladys Mungo, director of Haiti's Children Inc.; which is recipient of Sept. tithe; will also be present to talk about the org.
Other church news: St Charles (St. Theresia) –Herman will once again be manning the hamburger stand at the threshing bee this weekend
Feed my starving children packing event is returning to the MAES on Sept 1st and 2nd more info call the Morris E Free Church at 589-2808
Community news: some none- bee events this weekend including open house at rocking c ranch of Donnelly (59312 150th st) today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tickets available at the gate, $1 discount with a bee button and events at the place to be today (Saturday) include a bike ride leaving at 11:30 a.m. and returning about 4 p.m. for some fun and games with dj Durke playing and some rummage sales
 Pedersen and Starbuck funeral homes, warmly invites you and your family to a picnic of hope and healing on August 31st @ 5 30 p.m. at Pomme de terre park Main Shelter .Food and refreshments, will be provided please contact Pedersen funeral home at 589--3220, to reserve your place
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Deloris Philip of Morris passed away on Aug. 20th
Merle Mathieson of Pequot lakes passed away on Aug 19th survivors include his niece Deb (Mark) Erickson and family of Donnelly.
The 50th annual Donnelly threshing bee or as we refer to it our family reunion is this weekend. Events start at 7 a.m. today (Sat.) with a pancake breakfast continues with events though out the day and concludes with a dance at the hall with pure country. Sun starts with an open air church service and concludes with cash drawing in the aft. Lots of activities both days horseshoe tournament, sawing, threshing etc. and many display and demonstrations on the grounds and in the school house and depot. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do a demonstration, play, sing, etc.
There will be a work night on the threshing bee grounds on Sept 1st to take things down at 6:30 p.m. A reminder that any help during, or after the Bee is welcome
Our features this year are IH/Farmall and anything made in 1965, next year it will be John Deere.
The parade committee is looking for people who were born, married, graduated etc. in ’65 as well as any tractors, machinery, cars etc. made during that year to be in the parade on August 30th all you need do is show up Sun. aft and they will find a spot for you
Tractor pullers ,classic car show entries, demonstrators, exhibitors etc. are asked to use the south gate; no bikes or dogs (except service dogs) allowed on grounds; golf carts, atv’s etc. must be registered at the depot prior to use on the grounds, I do have my cart up there for use by handicapped individuals.
The HQ is the depot so if you need any help, info etc. just stop in and talk to whoever is behind the desk the ph. # for the depot is 247-3272
Just a reminder if that as happened last week my column does not get in the paper you can read it on-line at http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/ or the s-t website http://www.morrissuntribune.com/news/local/3823981-donnelly-news-8-22-15


Extra: Tyler Busse of Appleton was a double winner (small car and small car modified.) in the demo derby in Morris; his grandparents are Verle and Della Dunn of Donnelly
Tate Brian Harstad and Alexis Hubbard were married on July 31st in Alexandria VA.   Tate is the son of Wendy Harstad and Steve Hanson of Rockford MN.  and Brian and Kelly Harstad of Delano MN, grandparents are Norma DeLong of Herman and George and Elaine harstad of Herman
I will have some results from the Morris fair in a later column a list of 4-h winners will be included in today’s issue of the m s-t too many to include here.
Past week swift county fair-Appleton, nhas services picnic, work night on the bee grounds, bbb, class of ’55 60th reunion




Thursday, August 20, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition: Aug 22nd-28th.
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news last week was very hot and humid it has cooled off this week, as I write this on Tue evening, it has rained most of the day crops continue to look really good, most of the garden produce on display at the Morris fair looked fantastic too.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) and Aug 26th (St John’s), the parish will be leading the services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug.29th. Kongsvinger will once again be serving meals in the steel building, St. John’s will have their sweet shop and the parish youth will again have the “pop shack”
Good shepherd Lutheran church news: there will be a welcome for intern Angel Scott and her family on Aug. 30th at the church. She will be serving part time at St John’s- Starbuck and Good shepherd-Morris

Other church news: St Charles (St. Theresia) –Herman will once again be manning the hamburger stand at the threshing bee this year
Feed my starving children packing event at the MAES on Sept 1st & 2nd
Community news: rocking c ranch of Donnelly (59312 150th st) will have events at the ranch (i.e. pony rides) on Aug. 29th from 10 am-4 pm tickets available at the gate, $1 discount with a bee button
West central Jr. Sportsmanship day today (Saturday) at the 9-f sportsman club Morris more info call Craig Awsumb 808-5853
Death notice: Joseph Fayette Jipson, of Breckenridge passed away on Aug12th, survivors include his sister former Donnelly area resident Linda (Cliff) Hatlestad of Morris
The 50th annual Donnelly threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; Posters are up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale at Donnelly business and at Dacotah bank in Chokio and Morris. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,and work lists have been mailed out, if you are not on a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337.
There will be two work nights on the threshing bee grounds first one on Aug.25th to set things up, and the 2nd one on Sept 1st to take things down both at 6:30 pm .A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome
Our features this year are ih/Farmall and anything made in 1965, next year it will be John Deere.
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 On Sun a.m. events begin an open air church service at 9 am continues with the classic car show, the parade, horse/pony pull, & concludes with a cash drawing.
Lots of activities both days including lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament, shingle making etc. and of course threshing .Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do a demonstration, play, sing, etc.
The parade committee is looking for people who were born, married, graduated etc. in’65 as well as any tractors machinery, cars etc. made during that year to be in the parade on August 30th
I assume there will be some rummage sales and other events around town during the weekend too
Tractor pullers ,classic car show entries, demonstrators, exhibitors etc. are asked to use the south gate; no bikes or dogs (except service dogs) allowed on grounds; golf carts, atv’s etc. must be registered at the depot prior to use on the grounds, I do plan to have my cart up there for use by handicapped individuals.
There is an addition to the schedule for the bee; there will be a community meal on Fri evening August 28th, beginning at 5 pm on the grounds under the big top tent. On the menu is a polled pork bbq sandwich, beans, salad, and bars. After supper there will be some tractor games on the grounds. You must have a button to get into the grounds; tickets for the meal will be available under the big top tent.
The final parade for the threshing bee royalty was in Hoffman on August 16th 
The Morris high school of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on August 26th-28th at Hotel 200 (prairie) inn in Morris; some of the Donnelly kids will be attending the threshing bee that weekend
   Extra:  Pedersen and Starbuck funeral homes, warmly invites you and your family to a picnic of hope and healing on August 31st @ 5 30 p.m. at Pomme de terre park Main Shelter .Food and refreshments, will be provided--- please contact Pedersen funeral home at 589--3220, to reserve your place
Celebrations: Congratulations to Rebekah Aanerud on being a National Finalist in her Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award (FFA)
On May 13th Zachary Giese of Donnelly received a diploma in marine and small engine mechanic from Alex tech
Morris eagles region 9 c amateur bb champs; Bryce Jergenson, Tyler Henrichs are members of that team
Tyler Busse of Appleton was a double winner (small car and small car modified.) in the demo derby in Morris
Jacob Wayne Summer was born on Aug. 13th to Ben & Brianna Summer of Garfield mn grandparents are Scott & Judy Neuman of Herman. Brianna is a former threshing bee queen
Bill and Mary (Olson) Dripps celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Aug 19th
Aug 15th Mark Koepke and I traveled to Gardner ND for the funeral of his uncle Willie Lindgren. It was as an opportunity for me to put faces to the names of many of his family members we have talked about since he moved here.
Past wk. bbb at old # 1 Southside, St. co fair in Morris, Hoffman harvest festival, Whittemore funeral in Donnelly, visited my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in her apt. Mary Dripps at the WWV, freedom rally in elbow Lake





Thursday, August 13, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Aug15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: a very timely rain shower over the weekend was very welcome; otherwise it has continued to be sunny & mild
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part joint parish bible study on Acts continues on Aug. 17th at Kongsvinger and August 24th at St. John’s  at 7 pm Bring your own Bible.
Summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) and Aug 26th (St John’s)
At the recent relay for life the Kongsvinger Krusaders earned the silver team award for their fund raising efforts
Other church news Grief share a weekly program for those dealing with the loss of someone close to them will be held on Monday evenings at 7 Pm starting on Aug. 17th and continuing for the next 13 weeks at the Morris Evangelical Free Church; ph. 589-2808 for more info
Feed my starving children fundraiser at the pizza ranch on Aug.  17th from 5-8 pm
Community news: On August 17th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm on main St. and the firemen will have a meeting at 7 pm at fire hall 
An open house bridal shower for Becca Ellsworth, bride to be of Dexter Hormann, is planned for today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center.
Death notices: Willis Lindgren of Gardner ND passed away Aug. 10th; survivors include his nephew, former Donnelly resident Mark Koepke of Morris
Dave Whittemore of Donnelly passed away on Aug 9th; he was a long time Donnelly co-op employee
David Kroc of Barrett passed away on Aug 6th survivors include his step daughter Angie (Merlyn) Schwartz of Donnelly
Celebrations: The 50th annual Donnelly threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale now from the officers, and will be for sale at Donnelly business soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists have been mailed out, if you are not on a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337.
Our features this year are ih/Farmall and anything made in 1965, next year it will be John Deere.
There will be two work nights on Aug.25th to set things up and on Sept 1st to take things down both at 6:30 pm .A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.  
Activities begin on Sat a.m. with a pancake breakfast starting at 7 am continuing with a kiddie parade & tractor pull, big tractor pull, sb tournament, and ending with the queen coronation and a dance by pure country at the hall
Lots of activities both days including lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament shingle making etc. and of course threshing anyone is welcome to bring a display do a demonstration, play sing etc.
The parade committee is looking for people who were born, married, graduated etc. in’65 as well as any tractors machinery, cars etc. made during that year to be in the parade on August 30th
Another lengthy community club meeting was held on August 10th as we put the finishing touches on the plans for the bee. We made an addition to the schedule; there will be a community meal on Fri evening beginning at 5 pm on the grounds under the big top tent. On the menu is a polled pork sandwich, beans, salad, and bars. After supper there will be some tractor games on the grounds. You must have a button to get into the grounds; tickets for the supper will be available at the supper. I drove by the grounds Mon. eve. I see some people have put a lot of time & work into painting and sprucing up the pop shack, the shirt shack and St. John’s sweet shop.
The Morris high school of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on August 26th-28th at Hotel 200 (prairie) inn in Morris; some of the Donnelly kids will be attending the threshing bee that weekend      
On Aug. 17th the bloodmobile will be at Faith Lutheran Morris from 1-7 pm

Extra  The parish will again be leading the community worship service under the big top tent at the threshing bee on Aug 30th at 9 am St John’s will again have their “sweet shop” and Kongsvinger ladies will again be serving noon dinners in the steel building and the parish youth will have the “pop shack” again.
 fund raising is under way for the feed my starving children packing event returning to Morris in Sept. contact Robin Smith at the Rentz agency in Morris for more info or to make a donation
St Charles –Herman will once again be main the hamburger stand at the threshing bee again this year
Dexter is the son of Leila and Dean Hormann.
Congratulations to Rebekah Aanerud on being a National Finalist in her Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award (FFA)
Past week VFW auxiliary luncheon at old # 1 Southside, Willie’s sv party in the park, Pedersen auction, rose city threshing show, Glenwood fair, haining family concert in Dalton, bbb at old # 1 Southside





Thursday, August 6, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Aug 8th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after a very hot weekend it has moderated some this week, in my travels over the weekend I did see some grain being harvested, we could use some rain, lot of irrigation going on. I see the grain for the threshing bee has been shocked and loaded onto racks
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part JOINT PARISH BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS continues on August 10th at St. John’s and Aug. 17th at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. Bring your own Bible.
Summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) Aug 25th (St John’s)
The parish will again be leading the community worship service under the big top tent at the threshing bee on Aug 30th
Good shepherd news
Other church news: fund raising is under way for the feed my starving children packing event retuning to Morris in Sept. contact Robin Smith at the Rentz agency in Morris for more info or to make a donation
Grief share a weekly program for those dealing with the loss of someone close to them will be held on Mon evenings at 7 P.m. starting on Aug. 17th and continuing for the next 13 weeks at the Morris Evangelical Free Church; ph. 589-2808 for more info
Community news: the firemen and the Donnelly community club will have meetings on Aug 10th at 7p.m. at fire hall and community club
An open house bridal shower for Becca Ellsworth, bride to be of Dexter Hormann, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Dexter is the son of Leila and Dean Hormann.
Death notice: none
Celebrations: More grant county fair results: 5 k run Rebekah Aanerud took first place in the women’s division: in the creative arts building Fred Speer, Barb Simpson and Janet Olson all won grand and reserve champion in canning; Janet also won reserve champion for a repurposed item   Yvonne Kloos won reserve champion for landscaping painting and in canning; she also won a mixer for her “baking with yeast” entry, Denise Derby won reserve champion in Christmas misc.  Bryce Lehman won the 7 yr. old division in the kiddie tr. Pull
Riley biesterfeld was named to the legion district 7 all –district bb team
The threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale now from the officers, and will be for sale at Donnelly business soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not on a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.  
Activities begin on Sat a.m. with a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. in the steel building continues throughout the day and concludes with the queen coronation and a dance at the hall featuring Pure Country. Sun starts with an open air church service, and concludes with a cash drawing.
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug 1st
The candidates for threshing bee Royalty were announced on July 27th. Little Miss Donnelly candidates are Amya Raths her parents are Scott and Jaclyn Raths, grandparents are Deb and Howard Kill, great grandparents are Geshien Kill and Rose Uhden, Tabitha Van Horn parents Josh and Beth Keifer and the late Curtis Van horn, grandparents are Cole and Marlene  Van Horn, Sharon Van Horn; Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson, great grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson, queen candidates are Savannah Aanerud her parents are Andy and Heather ,grandparents are Jim and Loraine;   Cheyenne Baumgart her parents are Scott and Jodi Arndt.
The Morris high school of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on August 26th-28th at Hotel 200 (prairie) inn in Morris
I did not get out to the rockin C ranch for their open house so I stopped out there Sun. aft. En-route home from Herman to take a look around, he is open every day but please call ahead if you plan on coming out. He talked about having something going on out there during the threshing bee and some kind of pumpkin event in Oct.
Extra: past week hort. night at WCROC, flekkefest activities in Elbow Lake, Herman all school reunion activities and Inglof urke memorial service in Benson his sister is a good friend of mine.







Thursday, July 30, 2015

Donnelly news

Next edition Aug 1st-7th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has been hot and humid most of the last week a few rain showers have brought some relief from the heat.  All the crops I have seen look very green and luscious and the grain looks great too.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: 4 part JOINT PARISH BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS begins on Monday, August 3, from 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Kongsvinger. [August 10th at St. John’s] Bring your own Bible. Please read the first two chapters of Acts prior to coming to the Bible Study.
Wednesday August 5th, Supper will be served at 6 P.M. prior to the 7 P.M. worship service at St. John’s.
Good shepherd news No bible study on August. 4th, Pr mike on vacation
Other church news: Trinity Lutheran –Alberta annual sweet corn feed on August. 2nd 5-7 p.m., behind the church, tickets available at the door
Green lake ministries in association with Faith ,First Morris and Trinity-Cyrus Lutheran churches present  “God does Marvelous things” (VBS)August 3rd- 6th at Faith -Morris from 9 am-12 p.m. preschool and K; 9a.m.-2p.m. other grades contact Faith-Morris to register or for more info
Grief support group starts on August. 17th at 7 p.m. at Morris E Free Church and continues for 6 weeks
Community news    Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening today (Sat.) from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities (western pottery, pony rides, tours of grandpa’s Toyland etc.) Tickets available at the gate
On August 3rd.the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main st the City council and rendsville 4-h will meet at the fire and community hall at 7 p.m.
No Stevens County genealogical society meeting this month, next one is Sept 3rd
The VFW ladies Auxiliary annual salad luncheon is on August 6th at the old # 1 Southside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Legion baseball sweet corn fund raiser tonight (Sat.) starting at 5 p.m. at the Legion, free will offering
Death notice: none
Celebrations: Ms. Dawn Nellie 2015: Jungle Jane tarzane and cheetah (aka Jim Jasper)
The threshing bee is August. 29 and 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons are for sale now from the officers and will be for sale at Donnelly business soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.   I see that preparations for the grain shocking are underway on the grounds
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the watterma parade in Glenwood on July 26th
The candidates for threshing bee Royalty were announced at a “meet the candidate’s” forum on July 27th. Little Miss Donnelly candidates are Amya Raths her parents are Scott and Jaclyn Raths, grandparents are Deb and Howard Kill, great grandparents are Geshien Kill and Rose Uhden, Tabitha Van Horn parents Josh and Beth Keifer and the late Curtis Van horn, grandparents are Cole and Marlene van Horn and Sharon Van Horn; Jeff and Cindy Gulbrandson, great grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson, Savannah Aanerud her parents are Andy and Heather ,grandparents are Jim and Loraine;   Cheyenne Baumgart her parents are Scott and Jodi Arndt.
Linda O ‘Kane of Fennimore Wis. and her sister in law Sue Steiner, from Rockford, Illinois spent some time last week in ND and Minn. visiting family and friends including her brother Mark Koepke and me.
Marge Trost Speer recently celebrated her 90th birthday

EXTRA:  Past week: field day at North Central soils lab, Johnson auction in Donnelly, dawn Nellie contest, watterma activities in Glenwood, meet the threshing bee candidate’s forum in Donnelly
Be sure to like the Donnelly News Facebook page and/or visit my webpage http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/
The class of ‘55 will have their 60th class reunion in late August. most of the classmates should be receiving am updated reunion letter this week.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434
St j/Kong summer services end on Aug 23rd k and Aug. 26th st j




Friday, July 24, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 25th-July 31st
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: : I was in Herman last Fri eve but understand there were some strong winds to hit Morris ,no major damage afterwards that I saw just a few small branches down. It was hot and humid over the weekend; most of this week has been sunny and mild.  The corn continues to look fantastic; the garden produce on display at the Herman fair looked good too
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule continues until Aug. 23rd (Kongsvinger) & 25th (st John’s)
The original 1980 Kong Kookbook has been reprinted, to purchase one contact the parish office at 246-3211

Good shepherd news none
Other church news: VBS- at the First Baptist church -Morris on July 27-30th from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Green lake ministries in association with Faith ,First Morris and Trinity-Cyrus Lutheran churches present  “God does Marvelous things Aug 3rd- 6th at Faith -Morris from 9-12 preschool & Kinddergarten; 9-2 other grades contact Faith-Morris to register or for more info
Community news "Meet the Candidates" (threshing Bee royalty) is Monday July 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by a special community club meeting .Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year so the Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy “Bee" weekend. For a list of past royalty see the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page
   Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening on Aug 1st from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities (western pottery, pony rides, tours of grandpa’s Toyland etc. Tickets available at the gate
Death notice: none
Celebrations: Philip Kloos won the Morris fire department’s 125th anniversary raffle bike.
Some Grant co fair grand champions were Rebekah Aanerud and Daniel Baily-Kloos

West wind village royalty: King: John Delong and Queen: Lillian Heinrich
Jackson Loge was a member of the Yankee LL team that took 2nd place in the Morris Little league playoffs
Leif Arelon Weeding was born on July 13at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Casie and John Weeding of Morris.  . Grandparents are Arnie and Lori Orsland and David and Shirley Weeding from Halstad, Minn. Great grandparents are Darlene Hauge from Halstad, Minn. and Sharon Henrichs from Chokio, Minn.

The Morris Men’s fishing league results: swamp busters 2nd place, team members included Gary Gulbrandson; 3rd place sharp filets; members included Ryan Smith and Nancy Kisgen
The threshing bee is Aug. 29 & 30th; for more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ and/or visit the Donnelly threshing bee Facebook page. Posters are going up in the area, and advance sale buttons will be for sale soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance. The schoolhouse this year will feature Donnelly memorabilia ,work lists will be mailed out soon, if you are not a committee and would like to be call 246- 3337. A reminder that any help before, during, or after the Bee is welcome.  
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, especially anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434
I also understand that some past royalty pictures are missing as well as some past secretary records if you have any info about this let me or one of the officers know
The threshing bee Royalty were part of the Grant Co fair parade in Herman on July 18th

Past week: RTA meeting Barrett, Leroy Diers visitation at the Pederson  funeral home (past chairman of the Stevens county Republican Party) watched the LTD MOTORCYLE ride come into town ,attended events at the grant co fair in Herman, and the Morris dental clinic customer appreciation picnic
Be sure to like the Donnelly News Facebook page and/or visit my webpage http://donnellyminn.blogspot.com/;

Thursday, July 16, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July 18th-24th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: most of the last week has been sunny and humid; air conditions and fans have had a good work out esp. over the weekend. Thankfully we escaped the severe weather that hit other parts of the state i.e. Brainerd. Crops esp. the corn continues to look fantastic although we can use more rain. As I drove to Barrett Wed. evening I saw several irrigation systems going when I got to the Hy. 27/59 intersection I hit a major down pour when I got home I saw we had had some rain here.

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule continues until further notice
The original 1980 Kong Kookbook has been reprinted, to purchase one contact the parish office at 246-3211
Good shepherd news: there will be no bible study on July 21st as Pr Mike will be gone on continuing education
Other church news: VBS-Bethel Lutheran Morris July 20-24th 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. more info 392-5524 and at the First Baptist church -Morris on July 27-30th from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Community news: On July 20th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on main st and the firemen will meet all at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Donnelly
"Meet the Candidates" (threshing Bee royalty) is Monday July 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by a special community club mtg .Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year so the Royalty Committee will be hosting a Past Royalty Reunion to be held on that Saturday (29th) of the Bee. It is going to be a fun, busy “Bee" weekend.
There will be an open house baby shower for Brianna Neuman-Summer today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center. Everyone is welcome
The LTD annual motor cycle run will be held today (Saturday) starting in Appleton at 10 a.m. traveling through the area with a stop in Morris about 12:45 p.m., I understand this will their last ride.
Rocking c horse ranch (Van Horn’s) will have its grand opening on Aug 1st from 1-7 p.m. at the farm (59312 150th St Donnelly) with a variety of activities. Tickets available at the gate
“Ms. Dawn Nellie” Pageant will be held on Friday evening, July 24, at the Donnelly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Come and watch local talent vie for the coveted title of “Ms. Dawn Nellie!”  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome Tickets will be available at the door this is a fundraiser for the 50th aniv celebration of the bee

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Keith Sorensen passed away on July 10th a celebration of life will be held on July 19th in Rochester.
Celebrations: Travis Fults won the prize for finding the medallion during Ppd
Amber Recker was recently named to Msu-Mankato deans list
Former Donnelly area resident Lillian Heinrich was recently named Queen of the WWV
Marv Meyer Run on July 11th:10,000 meters run 3rd Savannah Aanerud, 5,000 m; Rebekah Aanerud 4th
The Men’s fishing league results: swamp busters 2nd place, team members included Gary Gulbrandson, 3rd place sharp filets; members included Ryan Smith and Nancy Kisgen
Chad Swanson and Peggy Jergenson were the final button winners during Ppd in Morris
Sheila Hemming and Michael and Shelly Storck of Morris along with Michael and Cheryl Hahn of Grand Forks, N.D., are excited to announce the engagement of their children Amber Storck and Jared Hahn. Amber’s great grandmother was Olga Sax from the Donnelly area
The threshing bee royalty were part of the prairie pioneer days parade in Morris on Aug 13th 
Becca Holland won the 1-on-1 award at the recent girls’ bb camp at MAHS
The community club held another lengthy meeting on July 13th as we continue to finalize plans for the bee and other events. For more info and an up to date schedule visit the website http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com/ or visit the threshing bee fb page. Posters will be going up soon and advance sale buttons will be for sale soon. Save yourself a dollar by buying in advance.
Extra I did not have room for in my column

Past week :Kiwanis talent show finals at Eastside Park, some of the ppd activities at the park, mfd 125 aniv activities; Prairie wetlands extravaganza, RTA mtg Barrett, visiting my aunt Pearl and Irene Strand in their apts.
Also a reminder that Corrine Larson is looking for units for the parade on the 30th, esp. anyone or anything associated with 1965. If you were born, married, graduated etc. or have a car, truck, tractor, piece of machinery etc. made in ’65 please contact her at 246-3434