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Donnelly News 7-27-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news,

Correction: it was Brady Jergenson who was member of the black Babe Ruth team.

It has been hot and dry the past week. Corn and wheat continue to look very good so far, while the beans are looking better. A lot of ditch hay is being put up this year.

In news from St. John’s/Kongsvinger: There will be joint services at St. John’s on July 28 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a farewell pot luck dinner for Pastor Judy. She is retiring on Aug. 1 and moving to Fargo.

A block party coordinated by the parish is being held today (Saturday) at the Threshing Bee grounds.  The day starts with a softball game between the fireman and the Rod and Gun Club at 2 p.m., followed by food at 4 p.m. and a bean bag tournament. There will be a free will offering, to benefit playground equipment in Donnelly.

There will be a community Vacation Bible School on July 30-31.   Preschool through sixth grade are invited to attend. To register for it, or for more information, call Joan Fults at 589-4421, or the parish office at 246-3211.

There will be joint services at 10:15 a.m., on Aug. 4 and 18 at Kongsvinger and August 11 at St John’s.

There are upcoming bridal showers at Kongsvinger in August,  The first is for Audrey McNally, bride to be of Steve Larson, on Aug.10.  The other is for Amanda Werk, bride to be of Sean Sorteberg, on Aug. 17. More details later.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Vacation Bible School will held on Aug 7,14,21,28, from 6-8 p.m. For  details, call 589-4345.

Trinity Lutheran of Alberta will have their annual sweet corn feed on Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the church.  

Faith Lutheran Church of Morris will have a church picnic at Wells Park on July 28 at 4 p.m.

A Gulbrandson- Harstad reunion will be held on July 28 at Kongsvinger, beginning with a pot luck dinner at noon. All family members are welcome to come and enjoy the afternoon.

The Aanerud Family Reunion will be held Aug. 4th at Pomme de Terre Park’s main shelter starting with a noon pot-luck dinner.

There will be an open house celebrating Cliff Bjorlin’s 90th birthday today, (Saturday), from 1 to 4 p.m., at Hosanna Worship Center, Morris.

On Aug. 5, the Red Hatters will meet at the Herman Bar and Grill in Herman at 9 a.m.; the bookmobile will be in Donnelly at 3:30 p.m.; the Rendsville 4-H at 7 p.m. at the fire hall; and city council will meet at 7 p.m. at city hall in Donnelly.

There are Threshing Bee buttons now on sale at the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Morris and HD & Co.  There are some posters up around the area, and the website has been updated.

The Reflections elementary softball team were the runners up in the tournament. Team members included Kendra Wevley, Kamern Sperr and Miranda Papesh. Brandi Sperr was one of the coaches.

Open class winners at Grant County fair included: Barbara Simpson, Linda Volker, and Esther Gilbertson.  Bryce Lehman was a winner in his age division in the kiddie tractor pull.

Among those competing at the Marv Meyer, Prairie Pioneer Days, 5K  run were: McKenzie Smith, Rebekah and Savannah Aanerud who placed first, second, and third, and Becca Holland (13th).

Micah Aanerud was a member of the Royals Little League team that finished as runners up in the recent tournament.

Audrina Michelle Boe was born on July 7, to Brittney and Jesse Boe of Fargo, N.D.  Grandparents are Randy and Karla Schmiesing of Chokio and Randy and Cathy Boe of Morris. Great grandparents are Wally and Marlys Giese.

Mark Koepke and I attended part of the Little League championship games at Wells Park in Morris on July 19. Later I traveled to Herman for the fireworks show at the Grant County Fair. En-route home, I stopped at the Relay for Life event at Pomme de Terre Park.

Several current and former Donnelly area residents, were among those of us who attended the visitation for Lloyd Plocker, at the Pederson Funeral Home in Morris, on July 19.  He was my aunt Pearl’s (Albert), brother-in-law.

The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Grant County fair parade in Herman on July 20.  Later I took in some of the activities at the fairgrounds.

On July 21, Mark and I attended the 50th anniversary polka mass and dinner at the West Wing Village, then traveled to Herman for some the Grant County fair activities.

The Stevens County Republican Party steering committee had a meeting on July 22 at DeToy's.  We are looking for people to sit in the fair booth.  If you are interested call 795-2806.

For the person who put a note in my mailbox about dogs in Donnelly, I would suggest you talk to the city council about it.