Thursday, September 11, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Sept. 13th-19th

Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: weather has been sunny and nice with some cool mornings, crops continue to look good, most grain fields have been harvested and some corn is being cut for silage.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: the regular schedule with services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. ss at 9:45 and services at 11 a.m. both at Kongsvinger resumes on Sept 14th
 The parish newsletter is now out extra copies are available in the narthex of both churches.
Good Shepherd news:  On Sept 14th the regular schedule resumes with services at 9 a.m. followed by coffee fellowship and ss at 10:30 a.m.   Adult Ed is on the first and third Sundays during Sunday school time.
Open house at the new apostolic church north in Morris by Jerry’s u-save Sept 14th starting with worship at 12:15 followed by tours of the new building and lunch
Greif share program at the Morris E Free Church every Mon. eve @ 7 pm contact the church for more info

St Mary’s school centennial celebration is Sept 19 and 20th, Assumption Church’s September fest is Sept 21st beginning with a mass at 10 a.m. continuing with a dinner and other activities though out the aft. Contact the church for more info about either event


The school board will be meeting in Donnelly in Oct instead of Sept as originally announced.
MN DNR will have a meeting in Donnelly Oct 2nd.
Niemackl Lake Park Day will be held September 14th out at the Park There will be a Free Will Offering Meal of BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips, Cookies and Beverage. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. In case of bad weather park day will be held at the 4-H building at the Grant County Fairground. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman
Donnelly rod and gun club turkey shoot 9/14 at 1P.M. at Harstad slough on the NW corner of Donnelly.
Theodore Scott Schmidt was born on Aug 5th to Scott and Mindy Schmidt grandparents are Mark and Karen Janachovsky great grandfather is Milford Kaehler
Ava Grace Strittmatter was born on Sept 3rd to Steve and Kristel (Engelby) Strittmatter of Hawley MN; grandparents are Steve and the late Cathy (Boener) Engelby
Tiger cc Holidford meet girls 5th Savanah Aanerud finished 9th Becca Holland finished 41st JV Auddy Speer 13th boys 7th Dalton Lupke 60th
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St. Fair 4-h results from Grant county Micah, Savanah and Rebeca Aanerud all received blue in their projects.

G. Irene Larson of Alexandria passed away on Sept 3rd her funeral is today (Saturday) at Trinity Lutheran church in Wendell. She was preceded in death by her son in law former Donnelly area resident David Heinrich
Our threshing bee royalty were part of two parades in Dalton on Sept 6th first was the regular parade though Dalton, then in the “parade of giants” on the grounds of the threshing show in the aft.  I spent most of the day at the show.

Don and Marsha Hendrickson from Sequim, Washington were Sunday guests at the Kopacek home. Don is Jerry’s 1st cousin, and this is the first time he has been here since 1977. They have not seen each other since 1979.
The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on Sept. 8th to discuss the past threshing bee and next years.  We sold about 1200 buttons this year had 71 hooks at the tr. pull. Overall we did ok. It was decided that we would feature IH tractors and machinery next year in addition to anything made in 1965   

During the past week I attended an informal meeting the Stevens County Genealogical Society at the West Wing Village, metal to money sale by Hoffman, a forum with Jeff Johnson for Gov. and Jeff Backer for representative at the city council chambers in Morris; Rally Sunday services at Good Shepherd, and at St. John’s followed by dinner there, the open house at the

Parsonage in the aft, open house at the library; and spent some time at Big Iron in Fargo, en route home from Fargo I stopped into visitation for Marvin Andersen at the United Methodist church in Herman and the forum with Bp. Anderson at St John’s.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Sept. 6th-13th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;

Weather news: since I was out of town most of the weekend I do not know what the weather was like here except that we had a light rain much of the day Thursday and we thankfully escaped the hailstorm they had in Alex Mon eve. Did have some rain on Wed afternoon here too

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Rally Sunday will be on Sept 7th at St John’s with ss at 9:00 a.m. with service projects until 10:45 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. (ss kids will be singing). At noon there will be an appetizer and salad potluck and a picnic lunch provided.  In the aft there will be an open house at the parsonage.

St Charles –Herman fall festival is on Sept 7th    at the legion in Herman beginning at 11 a.m.

Open house at the new apostolic church north in Morris by Jerry’s u-save Sept 14th starting with worship at 12:15 followed by tours of the new building and lunch

Sept 8th the city council, Rendsville 4-h, fire dept. and Community club will meet at 7 p.m. at various locations in Donnelly.


The school board will be meeting in Donnelly in Oct instead of Sept as originally announced.

Niemackl Lake Park Day will be held September 14th out at the Park There will be a Free Will Offering Meal of BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips, Cookies and Beverage. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m.. In case of bad weather park day will be held at the 4-H building at the Grant County Fairground. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman

Donnelly rod and gun club turkey shoot 9/14 at 11 a.m. at Harstad slough on the NW corner of Donnelly.


New school year means fall sports. Morris invite cc meet; girls finished 4th Savanah Aanerud finished 13th, Becca Holland 28th; Auddy Sperr (Don and Tammy) finished 16th in the JV 2k run. The Boys finished 9th, Dalton Lupke finished 60th. Lac qui Parle Valley / Dawson-Boyd meet girls 3rd, Savanah 6th, Becca 20th, JV 4 k Auddy 9th; boys 5th, Dalton 34th

Riley Biesterfeld is one of the tiger fb co-captains; Gabi Nienhaus is one of the Hancock owl vb co-Captains.

St. Fair 4-h results Jacob Speer -blue, Kallen Erdahl -red, Kamren Speer- blue, Jonna Moser -purple, Maradia Papesh -red, Sydney Speer- red

I was alerted to the fact that Brittany Cardwell was one of those featured in a New York Times article about the MN state fair.  Here is the link http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/garden/your-grandmas-maker-faire.html?smid=fb-share

Gordon Hill of Sioux Falls SD passed away on Aug 26th survivors include his sister Joanne (Arven) Graff and their family. 

Frieda Bachman of Northfield passed away on Aug 30th she was preceded in death by her son-in-law former Donnelly resident Leon Waller

Past week I attended the community picnic/expo that was moved the Morris area h.s gym due to rain and spent most of the weekend at the threshing show in Rollag. It was a great show but a lot of walking up and down hills. Mark and I helped out with the NAPS distribution.

Note for personal reasons I plan on doing my 9/13 column early so if you have any news for me I will need it by the 9th.





Thursday, August 28, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 30th –Sept. 5th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: we had a couple of good soaking rains during the past week thankfully we escaped some of the storm damage some areas i.e. Nelson had
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug 31st at 9 a.m. Rally Sunday will be on Sept 7th with ss at 9:45 and services at 11 a.m. at St John’s.
St Charles –Herman fall festival is on Sept 7th
Sept 8th city council, Rendsville 4-h and Community club will meet at 7 p.m. at various locations in Donnelly.
Stevens County Genealogical society will be meeting on Sept 4th @ 1:30 pm at the west wing village room 108
Celebrations: There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Ashli Kramer, bride to be of Robert Johnson, today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center, her parents are Ray and Roni Kramer, grandmother is Joyce Kramer
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Kathleen Henrichs, of Huntley, Montana passed away on Aug 20th survivors include her brother former Donnelly area resident Delbert (Alice) Henrichs of New Richmond, Wiis.
Duane Cardwell of Graceville passed away on Aug 24th survivors include his son Doug (Muriel) Cardwell and family of Donnelly.
9-f sportsman club results 1st place Alberta wild (Jim Neal was a member of that team) 2nd place Moose Island raiders; 25 & 50 (2x) straight shooters included Ryan Smith
New threshing bee royalty are Queen Sam Greiner; Princess Makayla Mau, little Miss Donnelly Hailey Lesimeister; princess is Kayla Mau.  Traveling parade trophy went to Fults repair (Joey Fults) of Alberta. Grand marshal of the parade was Bernice Erdahl
Other than moving the church services indoor all other threshing bee activities went on as scheduled despite some off and on  rain showers during the day on Saturday ,thankfully the heavy rains held off until we were done on Sat eve.  Good to see a lot of familiar faces around the grounds again especially some of the former Donnelly area residents that were home for it. My cart developed problems so I did not get around the grounds as much as I would like to have to see people. Reminder next year we will be celebrating our 50th on Aug. 29th and 30th and featuring everything made in 1965. I was among those who helped with taking down fences and putting things away on Aug 26th.
Again this year I helped out   at the feed my starving children packing event at the Morris area Elementary school cafeteria. It was again a reminder of how blessed we are in the USA compared to other countries and how a few hours of time can make a huge difference in the lives of children overseas.
John Ruff and his daughters Shawna Ruff and   Deb Goeke all of TX left for home Monday after spending some time visiting John’s sister Lou Eystad and other family and friends  in the area and attending the bee
Some others that I saw that spent some time visiting family and friends and attending the bee over the weekend were Odell and Joann (Frank) Christianson, Gayle Gibson and family, Mark and Dan Frank ;Laurie Hofer Dennis and Glen Kruize, Arlene Fults and some members of their family.
In past several weeks I have attended the North Central Lab field day, the Morris co-op plot day that got moved indoors due to the rain and visitation and funeral for Joyce Steuck.
Note for personal reasons I will be doing my 9/13 column early so if you have any news for me I will need it by the 9th.



















Thursday, August 21, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 23rd-29th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: the last week has been hot and muggy; we did not get the rain some other areas did i.e. Graceville
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St John’s on Aug 31st at 9 am. The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s on Aug 27th at 6:30 pm for kids of all ages
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.  Contact the Morris Evangelical Free Church at 589-2808 for more info.
Celebrations: There will be an open house baby shower for Bentley Brunelle, son of McKayla Smith and Terry Brunelle, today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of his grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Smith, 13680 St. Hwy. 9, Donnelly.   
There will be an open house wedding dance in honor of Brian Ennen and Laura Wolff today (Saturday) from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Old No. 1 Southside in Morris.   Brain’s parents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen
Jacob Moser of Morris graduated from South Dakota State University in spring 2014 Parents are Jon and Lori Moser.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Ashli Kramer, bride to be of Robert Johnson, on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center her parents are Ray and Roni Kramer, grandmother is Joyce Kramer
 Chrissy (DeLong) Oaches of Herman has been hired as a teacher at Morris Area Elementary School.
Rita Lehman of Tintah passed away on Aug 8th survivors include her grandson Nick (Laura) Lehman and their family.
Former Donnelly area resident LaVerne Barrie Westerlund passed away on Aug. 17th
Joyce Steuck of Donnelly passed away on Aug 18th her funeral is Aug 26th at first-Morris. She was a very good friend of my Dad.
Well this is the weekend for the threshing bee or as we call it our annual family reunion hope to see many of you there this year. Admission is by a button available at the gate. The web page is http://www.donnellythreshingbee.com there is also a Facebook page
The feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965. I will have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals anyone may drive a vehicle i.e. a golf cart on the grounds provided you register it at the depot and provide proof of liability insurance.  The headquarters is the depot so if you need some info or have questions stop and talk to whoever is at the desk the phone # for there is 320-246-3272. Officers will be wearing special shirts and caps if you need to talk to one of them.   There will also be some events at “the place to be” this weekend i.e. a DJ and bike ride, contact them for more info. Check sales of the week in the paper for rummage sales around town this weekend.
There will be lots of activities going on both days; church food stands on the grounds, displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating, provide music etc.
There will be workday on the grounds on Aug. 26th at 6:30 pm.  Work schedules for the bee were mailed out on Aug 11th however any help during and after the bee is greatly appreciated. Lori Mau is looking for adults to help with the pop shack during the bee. Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the setup on Aug. 19th.
The last parade of the year for our threshing bee royalty was at the Ortonville cornfest on Aug 17th. Thanks girls for being our ambassadors during the past year.
Former Donnelly resident John Ruff of Dennison, TX and his daughter Shawna Ruff spent some time this week visiting his sister Lou Eystad and other family and friends in the area
Joan and Jerry Kopacek along with Helen Kill were in Osakis Saturday Aug. 16th working the 5th District VFW Auxiliary Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. A good time was had by all and the food was good too.