Wednesday, July 1, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition July4th-10th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news Happy 4th of July everyone, most Donnelly business will be closed until July 6th
Weather news: in my travels the crops all look very good so far thanks to some timely rains and sunny mild weather
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall today, (Saturday) starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished).  Everyone is welcome
The Kongsvinger Krusaders will again be participating in the Stevens county relay for Life on July 17th from 6 pm to midnight at Pomme de Park; contact Algene Larson or Sandy Dunn for more info, to make a donation, or to participate as a walker
Other church news:  “Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th at old # 1 Southside at 7 pm
Community news on July 6th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm and the city council and Rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly, on July 13th the community club and firemen will meet all @ 7 pm
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Miranda Hauglund, bride to be of Josh Roaldson, on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the residence of Vicky Dosdall, 44725 175th St., Morris. Miranda is the daughter of Jim and JoAnn Hauglund. The couple is registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Fleet Farm gift cards.
From Sandy Dunn: Nominations for our 2015 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty candidates are now open July 1 - 15.  Look for drop boxes in Donnelly at these locations.  Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office and HD and Co. As of August 29, you must be between the following age groups. Little Miss 8-10yrs   and    Queen/Princess 14-18 years For those that are eligible to run for 2015 royalty, you will receive addition information by mid- July. Note change of date for "Meet the Candidates" is Monday July 27th,. Donnelly Threshing Bee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  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.
Death notices: Gary Grieger of Herman passed away on June 26th survivors include his sister in law Joan (Rick) Strand of Donnelly
Ed Carlin of Sandstone mn  passed away June 24th survivors include his sister Joann (Tom) Jacobson of Morton mn
Celebrations: I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
The following are some couples who have or will celebrate significant anniversaries this year-Gary and Julene (Gullickson) Brown (40) Doug and Peg (Kopel) Kill (40) Walt and Kathi (Backman) Biesterfeld (20) Todd and Jen (Pew) Uphoff (20)  7/26/75 Ed and Pat (Volker) Dummer (40)  Bob and Bernice Eystad (35)   Steve and Jeannie (Gulbrandson)Halbe (30)   Jon and Bev (Hanson)Larson   (25) Curt and Judy (Bjorlin)Gillespie (25 ) Duane and Lori Sperr (25)  Randy and Christine (Fults) Erickson-(20) Glen and Diane(Banister) Amundson (15) Gary and Pat (Anderson) Smith (50 )Wayne and Kathy (Graff)Werk (40) Tom and Pearl (Anderson) Horning (40) Jim and Pam Disselkamp (25) I will have more in a future column
We had a good turnout for our ice cream social/block party on June 27th  it afforded me with an opportunity to visit with my former farm neighbors Rueben and Bernadine Kruize from WY. They were in MN for a family reunion.
Extra news I did not have room for Past week open house at Riverview dairy, carol berg visitation, Kiwanis talent show some events at the old settlers reunion in Barrett along with a visit to Iver Aal in the home .block party at st John’s Donnelly ice cream social at St john’s starbuck ,Viking land band festival ,visiting Inga Mae urke at her home in Starbuck
I have another graduate Dylan Recker (UMM) (BA in social science: history with a minor in history) his parents are Roger, Deanna Recker, grandparents are Marcella Recker and Carol Hickman
Brady Cardwell was a member of the all-camp team at the Greg Swartz memorial wrestling camp
Sydney Beyer and Mac Kampmeier were married on June 27th
Good shepherd news:  summer book club One Way Love starts July 12th after services,



Friday, June 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition June 27th-July 3rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: crops are looking very good after some nice rain showers over the weekend when not raining it has been sunny and mild
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  There will be a supper on the 24th before services. 
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.  Come, reflect on the day, and enjoy a potluck dinner together (ice cream, bread, and beverages furnished).  Everyone is welcome

Good shepherd news:  none
Other church news:  New Wine homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris at about 6:30 pm depending on when they get home
St John’s –Starbuck anniversary celebration and annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th starting with worship at 9 am followed by the ice cream social stating at 11 am and ending with a hymn sing at 1:30 pm to celebrate their 140th anniversary
“Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” will resume on July 8th.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party today (Saturday) on the west side of St John’s church. Supper (free will offering) will start about 4 p.m. menu includes hamburgers, beans, chips, and of course ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h will be selling their famous pies. Other activities include the firemen water fights, beanbag tournament etc.   For more info call 246-3211. I will have more info about other com club events in the future
There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121.
The city council and rendsville 4-h will be meeting in Donnelly on July 6th @ 7 pm
The Stevens county genealogical society will have a meeting on July 2nd at 1:30 pm @ the library
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.
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Death notices: none

Celebrations: Memorial scholarships winners from people with Donnelly connections include Curtis Van Horn (Austin White) Kurt Asmus-(Haley Hennen) Thora (Larson) and William Colley (Kourtney Geise, Jon Jereke, Lauren Reimers, and Madison Van Batavia)
 Audrey and Nancy Heinrichs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently, former Donnelly area resident Lowell Thompson and his wife Clare celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on June 16th

The following students were among those who were named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2015: Sydney Beyer, Shaylynn Johnson, Morris; Kristi Kopel and MaKenzie Smith of Donnelly ,Samantha Larson Herman) (Minn. state u-Moorhead); Rebekah Aanerud and Elizabeth Holland of Donnelly( North Dakota state) and Nacole Hilbrand of Donnelly (North Dakota State College of Science)
Shaylynn Johnson of Morris has received a $1,000 Upper Class Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead
Jackson Loge was a member of the 5th grade math masters team that finished 12th at a meet in Alex recently
Travis Fults was among the band students who received an award for participating in the mbda honors band
Brandon Jergenson received a perfect attendance award this yr.at MAES
Drew huebner placed 2nd in the 8yr old division of the kiidie tr. pull held in Chokio a couple wks. ago
Bernadine Kruize informs me that her grandson Mathew Homeier who recently graduated from the USMMA did so magna cum laude and is ranked 23rd in his class
Catlin Krenz of Bismarck ND and Craig Nelson of Grand forks N.D., were married on June 13th
The threshing bee royalty were among the units in the Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 21st
Brady Jergenson threw a no hitter in Legion bb against Osakis on June 22nd
June 20th I attended the 85 birthday party for Ardis Gullickson at the sunrise apartments and the 90th for Marvel Wagner at the West wing village



adl news I did not have room for in my regular column
There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Kruize, bride to be of Mitch Daly, on Saturday, July 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Parents are Peg and Brian Kruize and Pam and Paul Daly. Bring your favorite recipe
Other events I attended this week include the Kiwanis talent contest at East Side Park, the closing ceremony for VBS at GSLC and at St john’s Donnelly the all-state Lutheran choir concert in Alex (visiting a couple of former Donnelly area residents beforehand), the trinity Lutheran centennial celebration in Alberta, the baptism for Martian Olaf Hanson at Gslc, some of the events of Runestone days in Ktown
 There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info Lois Leavitt 763-221-6121. We have held a family auction for close to 20 years.  Myra (Billie) Sperr came up with the idea, of a way for the family to raise money to keep the reunion going year to year.  The auction has been fun and very successful over the years.  Myra passed away, but the tradition is carried on.  Over the years donations have been made to cemetery upkeep, hospice etc.  by the Sperr Family with extra funds from the auction.  Typically 100-200 relatives gather each year. 

Lois Leavitt

Thursday, June 18, 2015

donnnelly news

Next edition June 20th-26th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: it has continued to be fairly sunny and warm Tuesday brought some much needed rain.  Crops are looking good so far
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 a.m. at Kongsvinger every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice.  There will be a supper on the 24th before services. 
The annual Fourth of July fellowship gathering will be held at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall starting with a flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Good shepherd news:  There is a baby shower for Martin Olaf Hanson on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd; he will be baptized on June 21st during regular worship services
Other church news:  New Wine Performances:  at Trinity -Cyrus (June 21st) at 9 a.m. and homecoming concert July 1st at First Lutheran-Morris
SW MN 28th annual synodical convention of the women of the ELCA concludes today (Sat.) at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus-science auditorium
Service of ordination for Bryan Taffe today (Sat) at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Trinity-Alberta centennial celebration is this weekend events include a meal and program today (sat), worship services plus dinner on Sun starting at 10:30 a.m.
St John’s –Starbuck annual ice cream social will be held on June 28th @ 11 a.m.
The Mn All-State Lutheran choir will be on tour thought out Mn starting today (Sat) in Alex with stops in Elbow Lake, Ortonville among other towns.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party on June 27th on the west side of St John’s church. Supper (free will offering) will start about 4 p.m. menu includes hamburgers, beans, chips, and of course ice cream and the Rendsville 4-h will be selling their famous pies. Other activities include the firemen water fights, beanbag tournament etc.   For more info call 246-3211. I will have more info about other com club events in the future
There is an open house 85th birthday for Ardis Gullickson today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 p.m. at the sunrise apartments (west central homes) 6 Thomas st Morris no gifts please
 The Donnelly rod and gun club is having a walleye fishing Tournament at Pomme De Terre (Perkins) lake today (Saturday) registration starts at 9 a.m. 
There will be a Sperr Family Reunion on June 28th at West Pomme Lodge, Donnelly, please bring a dish to share. It starts with coffee and donuts at 10:00 A.M. more info 763-221-6121.

Death notices: Former Donnelly area resident Darlene (Lange) Drewes of Morris passed away on June 9th I was among those who attended her funeral on June 11th at Faith

Celebrations: Scholarship winners at MAHS include John Huebner, and Kourtney Geise (3 ea.) Haley Hennen, Amy Disselkamp, Riley Biesterfeld
Memorial scholarships winners from people with Donnelly connections include Curtis Van Horn (Austin White) Kurt Asmus-(Haley Hennen) Thora (Larson) and William Colley (Kourtney Geise, Jon Jereke, Lauren Reimers, and Madison Van Batavia)
VFW auxiliary elections: Joan Kopacek (pres.); Jerry Kopacek (chaplain), Liz Aschman, (trustee and patriotic instructor)
Mathew Homeier recently graduated from the U.S. merchant marine academy in NY his parents are Ray and Adora (Kruize) Homeier. His grandparents are former Donnelly area residents Reuben and Bernadine Kruize.
Lacey Eystad recently made the presidential academic honors list at SDSU
The Safety Captain of the MAHS Plaid Pillagers, Dalton Luepke, received the Safety Star of the Day award for his efforts at the Minneapolis Regional.
Trapshooting results in Alex: Brittany Cardwell tied for 16th (high gun female)novice division  Makayla Mau tied for  56th Novice, Sam Henrichs tied for 14th place, (high gun female jv)
David and Sheryl Strachan of Northfield, along with Phil and Kris Kloos of Donnelly, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Emma Strachan and Tom Kloos. His grandparents are Herb and Carol Kloos of Donnelly and B Fermoyle of Morris.
The Donnelly fire dept. and threshing bee royalty were part of the Chokio community picnic parade on June 13th


Thursday, June 11, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition June 13th-19th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at 9 am on June 14th at Kongsvinger (note change of location) and every Sun. thereafter and at 7 pm every Wed. eve at St John’s; until further notice. The vbs kids will be singing on the 17th and there will be supper on the 24th before services.

Vacation bible school will be held on June 15th- 17th from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. each day. Open to four year olds through completing fourth grade. For more info or to pre-register call the Parish office at 246-3211. 
Good shepherd news:  Vbs will be held on June 15-18th, from 1-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd, Held in cooperation with Zion –Morris and led by staff from Lutheran Island Bible camp. To register or for more info call Zion Lutheran 589-2744
Open house bridal shower in honor of Melissa Ascheman, bride to be of Brent Koehl, will be held today (Saturday) from 10 a. m.-12 p.m. at Good shepherd
There is a baby shower for Martin Olaf Hanson on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd.
Other church news:  New Wine Performances: at First-Morris (June 14th) and at Trinity -Cyrus (June 21st) both at 9 a.m.
“Burgers, Beverages and Blessings” is held on Wed. evenings at 7 p.m. at the Old # 1 Southside, note new location.
SW MN 28th annual synodical convention of the women of the ELCA is June 19 and 20 at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus
SW MN ELCA synod convention is this weekend at St. Peter MN
Service of ordination for Bryan Taffe June 20th at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Celebration brunch at Faith-Morris June 14th after services in honor of the completion of the parking lot project
Thrivent financial summer picnic will be held on June 17th at 7 p.m. at Pomme de Terre City Park.
Trinity-Alberta centennial celebration June 20-21st
St John’s –Starbuck annual ice cream social June 28th 11-1:30 pm
The Mn All-State Lutheran choir will be on tour thought out Mn starting on June 20th in Alex with stops in elbow Lake Ortonville among other towns.
Community news The St. John’s /Kongsvinger parish and Donnelly community club have decided to combine two events into one. Our annual ice cream social will be held as part of the block party on June 27th

Death notices: Bob Uhden of Donnelly passed away on June 3rd, local survivors include his wife Rose, daughter Deb (Howard) Kill & their family of Donnelly.  I was among those who attended his memorial service on June 8th.  Our prayers go out to his son Dale who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near Kensington on June 4th; thankfully he was able to attend his dad’s funeral on Mon.
Former Donnelly area resident Rollie Mau of Bakus passed away on June 7th his funeral is today (Saturday) in Fergus Falls
Former Donnelly area resident Darlene (Lange) Drewes of Morris passed away on June 9th.

Celebrations: tiger track :girls ;st meet: Savannah Aanerud was a member of the 4 x 800 relay team that finished 9th  ;Islande Sperr was a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished 14th
Here is a list of higher Ed grads; along with parents and grandparents
Hannah Larson (NDSS-Wahpeton) (Jon & Bev Larson) (Bertha Larson)
Amanda Casselton (Carlson School of business at the U of MN.)(Cindy (Larson) Casselton) (Chester and Gloria Larson)
Sydney Beyer Minn. St. Moorhead (Joel and Jamie) (Sid and Carol Wilcox,)
Andrea Sperr MN state Detroit Lakes (Claude and Sally) Doris
Nicole Gillespie MN State-Mankato Curt and Judy Vivian bjorlin,
Alex Erickson MN State Mankato (Dean & Jeri) (Jim &Audrey,)
Maren Matthias Columbia College-Chicago (Mark and Pam (Harstad) Matthias) (George & Elaine Harstad)
Breden Long Mn. State Wadena (Clyde and Brenda) (Virginia)
Tim Uphoff Ridgewater –Willmar (Sue) (Gary & Karen)
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Cyrus day’s parade on June 6th
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on June 9th as we continue our plans for the threshing bee and other events a reminder the bee is Aug. 29 & 30th the feature is everything made in ’65 and IH.


































































































































































































































































Thursday, June 4, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition June 6th-12th

Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This issue is dedicated to the memory of my aunt Pearl I. Anderson who passed away on May 27 2010

Weather news:  most of the last week has been sunny and mild; with a few cool days sprinkled in

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Every Sun. through the month of June (except for the 14th at St John’s) there will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 9 a.m. and on Wed. eve at 7 p.m. at St John’s .there will be supper served prior to the services on the 10th and 24th the schedule for the rest of the yr. has not been established yet

Vacation bible school will be held on June 15th- 17th from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. each day. Open to four year olds through completing fourth grade. For more info or to pre-register call the Parish office at 246-3211. 

There will be an open house bridal shower for Emma Strachan, bride-to-be of Tom Kloos today (Saturday),  starting at 10:30 a.m. at  Kongsvinger .

Good shepherd news:  Vbs will be held on June 15-18th, from 1-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd, Held in cooperation with Zion –Morris and led by staff from Lutheran Island Bible camp. To register or for more info call Zion Lutheran 589-2744

Open house bridal shower in honor of Melissa Ascheman, bride to be of Brent Koehl, will be held June 13 from 10 a. m.-12 p.m.

There is a baby shower for Martin Olaf Hanson on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd.

Other church news:  New Wine Performances: at First Lutheran (June 14th) and at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus (June 21st) both at 9 a.m.

Burgers, beverages and blessings will resume on June 10th at 7 p.m.in the basement of the Old # 1.

SW MN 28th annual synodical convention of the women of the elca is June 19 and 20 at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus

Service of ordination for Bryan Taffe June 20th at 11 a.m. at faith Lutheran Morris

Open house graduation reception for Chris Richards (Luther seminary) June 6th 1-3 p.m. at first Lutheran Morris

Celebration brunch at faith-Morris June 14th after services in honor of the completion of the parking lot project

Thrivent financial summer picnic will be held on June 17th at 7 p.m. at Pomme de Terre City Park.

Trinity-Alberta centennial celebration June 20-21st

Community news On June 8th the bookmobile will be on Main Street at 3:30 p.m.., the community club and the fireman will meet at the community and fire hall at 7 p.m.

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Millie Wendt of Glenwood passed away on May 30th.preced in death by her husband Dale Sr.

Celebrations: Tiger track: the girls finished runner-up at the section meet Savannah Aanerud and Islande Sperr are members of relay teams that are going to the state, Savannah finished 7th in the 800 m and 5th as part of the 4x400 relay team, the boys finished in a tie for 13th Levin Strand was part of a relay team that finished 5th

Kody and Carrie (Roske) Kramer were married on May 30th at West Pomme lodge.

Brian and Peg Kruize of Morris, along with Paul and Pam Daly of Donnelly, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Breanna Kruize and Mitchell Daly. Grandparents are Harry and Corrine Kruize, Nancy and Glen Knopp, Nick and Karen Daly

There will not be any LL games in Donnelly this yr. but there will be ladies sb games on Thur. eve and horseshoe games Tue. Eve.

Here is a list of h.s grads; along with parents and grandparents all grads are from Morris unless otherwise indicated * honor **high honor, I will list higher Ed grads next week

Kourtney Giese** (Sr. class president), (Brad and Kristi), (Wally),

Jacob Sperr (Rollie and Tami), (Paul and Betty)

Riley Biesterfeld*, (Walt and Kathi), (Al and Karen Backman), (Liz Aschman) great-grandmother

Dalton Uphoff, (Al and Mary), (Gary and Karen)

Bo Gullickson, (Vance and Kim), (Ardis)

Amy Disselkamp, (James and Pam)

Haley Hennen, (Mike and Jill Loge), (Steve Loge), (Howard and Ditto Hennen)

Samantha Henrichs, (Scott and Dawn), (Audrey and Nancy)

John Huebner*    , (Mark and Mary)

Gabriel Nienhaus HHS, (Barry and Patty), (Geshien Kill)

Amber Sperr* H-N h.s., (Claude and Sally), (Doris)



past wk. trip to boerner cemetery near Herman to see the work of the UMM students out there, MAHS graduation, Brittany Backer reception in Graceville, farewell coffee for Rev. Don  Berheim at first Lutheran , agralite annual mtg in Benson

Thursday, May 28, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 30th _June 5th

Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news:  most of last week was sunny and mild, however it turned cool and rainy on Sun and Mon, some sunny warm weather this week should help dry things out. Most of the crops are up and looking good so far

St John’s/Kongsvinger news: starting on May 31st and continuing every Sun. through the month of June (except for the 14th) there will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 9 a.m. and starting on June 3rd there will be joint services at 7 p.m. at St John’s

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held on June 15, 16, 17th from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. each day. Open to four year olds through completing fourth grade. Grandchildren are welcome! Be watching for more information in the June Newsletter. You may pre-register by calling the Parish office at 246-3211.

Copies of the summer worship schedule are posted on the doors of both churches

Good shepherd news: Martin Olaf Hanson  was born on May 27th at SCMC to Pr Mike and Pr Martha Hanson; grandparents are Chuck and Liz Spohr of Morris; Tyrone and Shirley Hanson of Hoffman

Vbs will be held on June 15-18th, from 1-4 p.m. at good shepherd, Held in cooperation with Zion –Morris and led by staff from Lutheran Island Bible camp. To register or for more info call Zion Lutheran 589-2744

Other church news:  New Wine performances begin this month. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on June 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m. homecoming concert is July 1st at first-Morris at 7 p.m.

There will be a farewell coffee hour for interim pastor Don Berheim on May 31st following services at about 10 a.m. at first Lutheran-Morris. Graduating seniors will also be recognized

There will be no Burgers, beverages and blessings on June 3rd it will resume June 10th at 7 p.m.in the basement of the Old # 1.

Community news Stevens’ county genealogical society will meet on June 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris library

City council and rendsville 4-h will meet on June 1st at 7 p.m. at city hall and St. John’s.

Death notice: former Donnelly resident Ken Cline of Fergus Falls passed away on May 23rd, services are private (no visitation) with burial at Frog Lake cemetery near Alberta

On June 8th the bookmobile will be on Main Street at 3:30 p.m.., at 7 p.m. the community club and the fireman will meet at the community and fire hall.

There will be an open house bridal shower for Emma Strachan, bride-to-be of Tom Kloos (son of Phil and Kris Kloos)  on  June 6th, , starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome!

Agralite electric annual meeting June 1st at 7 p.m. at the Benson sr. high school, Benson

Celebrations: Tiger track: the girls won the sub section meet at Benson with Islande Sperr and Savannah Aanerud finishing in the top 3 in the events they were part of and are moving on to the section tournament in several of those events., The boys finished 2nd, Levin Strand, John Huebner, Bo Gullickson and Dalton Lupke finished in the top 15 of the events they participated in.

Catlin Krenz of Bismarck ND and Craig Nelson of grand forks N.D., announce their engagement. Her parents are Mark and Terry (Boener) Krenz; grandparents are the late Bob and Bernice Boerner of the Herman/Donnelly area

Gabi Nienhaus received the feed the children award from the Hancock H.S., she also received 3 scholarships. The Sgt. Kurt Kruize scholarship was awarded to Leah Street

Brooke Gillespie recently received a music, speech, and service award at C-A h.s. 

 I will be doing my annual grad recognition hopefully next week if you have any esp.in higher Ed let me know or of any open houses.

Lois Johnson called me to say something had been stolen from her husband (Ken’s) grave recently and she asked that it be returned ASAP no questions asked

Past wk. block party planning meeting at St John’s birthday party for Helen Peterson at buddies’ Hancock, Herman –Norcross h.s graduation, and reception for Brad Dahlen at Legion, memorial services at the armory and memorial dedication and burgers, beverages and blessing at old #1

After spending some time putting decoration on graves of family and friends on May 23rd I stopped at the Barrett Care center to visit Iver Aal.





































































































































Thursday, May 21, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 23rd-29th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  It rained off and on most of last week we got about 3-4”of rain over the weekend and it has turned cold this week, we actually had some snow Mon a.m.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  There will be joint services at St. John’s on May 24th and at Kong May 31st both at 9 a.m.
On May 17th Taya Jane Lehman was baptized at Kongsvinger.
Our graduates this year are Hannah Jo Larson and Amanda Casselton
Good shepherd news: youth (7th-12th) are invited to a high ropes course, a rocking climbing wall, and zip line at Luther crest –Alex on June 3rd, please register by May 27th
Mitchell Aschman and Lacce Jo Mananum were recognized as our graduates this yr. on May 17th.
Other church news:  New Wine performances begin this month. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on May 27th, and June 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m. homecoming concert is July 1st at first-Morris at 7 pm
There will be a farewell coffee hour for interim pastor Don Berheim on May 31st at 10 am at first Lutheran. Graduating seniors will also be recognized
Vbs at bethel Lutheran Herman May 26-29th more info 284-2490 or 677-2409
Burgers, beverages and blessing is suspended until a new location can be found for it. (New business moving into old location)
Community news A supper and silent auction benefit for Randy Fults of Donnelly will be held today (Saturday) from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at-Faith-Morris. Thrivent Financial will provide supplemental funding. Donations may be made at Dacotah Bank. Randy is home recovering from major heart surgery in Rochester last week. If you would like to volunteer to help or provide food or silent auction items, please contact Karen Uphoff at 246-3533. His parents are Virgil and Theresa Fults
Stevens’ county geological society will meet on June 4th at 1:30 pm at the Morris library
City council and rendsville 4-h will meet on June 1st at 7 pm at city hall and St. John’s.
Death notices none
Celebrations: Tiger track: the girls placed 4th in the state true team meet, Savannah Aanerud finished first in the 800 m run, the girls finished first at the wcc meet at Benson on May 15th the boy s 2nd. Savannah Aanerud and Islande Sperr finished in the top 12 either individually or a member of a relay team, on the boys side john huebner finished in the top 10 in his events.
The tiger sb team won the west central conference north title recently going undefeated in the conference; team members include Sam Henrichs, Becca Holland, and Brooke Gillespie. Brooke threw a new hitter in the opening game of the section playoffs in Morris on May 19th
Jill Loge has been named personal banker at the bremer bank in Morris
Nancy Erdahl received an outstanding factuality award from UMM recently
I had a note form Corrine Larson in my box about the threshing bee parade: the parade committee is looking for “things” that are 50 yrs. old for the parade; trucks, tractors cars etc. as well as those 50 years old, or who been married 50 yrs. or anything else you can think of. Call Lori Sperr 246-3496 or Kaylene Mecklenburg 795-2711 for more info or to register a unit in the parade. “Thank you in advance for helping us have a grand parade” reminder the threshing bee dates are Aug. 29th and 30th and IH is the feature this year as well as anything made in ’65. The next community club mtg is June 8th.
I will be doing my annual grad recognition in a few weeks if you have any esp. higher Ed let me know or of any open houses
Lois Johnson called me to say something had been stolen from her husband (Ken’s) grave recently and she asked that it be returned ASAP no questions asked