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Donnelly News 092813

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

It has been mostly sunny and mild during the past week.  I see some beans are beginning to be harvested and some corn cut for silage.

From St. John’s/ Kongsvinger: There will be joint services on Sept. 29 at St John’s at 11 a.m. with the Sunday school kids singing

Royce Kaylon Erdahl, son of Aaron and Kayla,  was baptized at Kongsvinger on Sept. 15.

The St. John’s fall fest will be on Saturday, Oct. 5.  For more information contact the church office at 246-3211.

In news from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  an evening Bible study will be held on Wednesday evenings for the next five weeks at 7 p.m. at the church. The Chord Ayres, a men’s chorus from the Milan area, will be in concert at Good Shepherd today (Saturday), at 7 p.m.  There will be a free will offering and refreshments to follow the concert.

Rev. Wayne and Donna Jo Kopitzke will present their program “Angels Among Us” at Trinity Lutheran church in Cyrus on Sept. 29 beginning with a meal at 5:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m.

The Glacial Ridge Conference women's fall gathering will be held on Oct. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cyrus beginning with preregistration at 4:30 p.m.

The Red Hatters will travel to Graceville on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. for lunch. Let Janet Hornemen   know if you are attending or need a ride.

There will be a baby shower for Kelly Frank at Place to Be in Donnelly on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2-5 p.m. She and Randy are expecting twins.

 The Donnelly City Council and Rendsville 4-H have meetings on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Oct. 3 at the Morris Public Library.

Katie Lesmeister passed away on Sept. 12. Survivors include her sons, Tom (Roxanne) from Morris and their family, and Tony from Donnelly.

Former Donnelly area resident Gladys (Willie) Ruehle of Vadnais Heights, Minn. passed away on Sept. 10.

Congratulations to the following couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries: Richard and Kay (Van Zomeren) Brazeal, 40 years; Richard and Karen Johnson, 20 years; and  Lowell and Sandy Dunn, 30 years.

Sean and Amanda (Werk) Sorterberg were married on Sept. 14.

Brady Cardwell received an award from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for his 4-H project at the Minnesota State Fair.

Carly Gullickson, Bryce Jergenson and Gage Backman were homecoming royalty candidates at Morris Area High School, Brady Jergenson was sophomore representative.

Savannah Aanerud finished twelfth in the girls’ cross country race at Long Prairie, tenth at Holdingford, tenth at the Little Crow in Spicer, and sixth at the Tigers' home meet.

There will be an open-house bridal shower honoring Danielle Graff, bride to be of Jesse Biddle, today (Saturday) from 2-4 p.m., in the Governor's Room at Nelson Gables in Alexandria. Her parents are Keith and Brenda, grandparents are Arven and Joanne Graff.  

Jim and Lou Eystad attended their 60th class reunion on Sept. 21.

On Sept. 18, Rosie Sax and I attended the concert by the Haining family in Elbow Lake.

The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Morris Area High School homecoming parade on Sept. 20.   That evening, Mark Koepke and I attended the homecoming game, which the Tigers won.

Verle and Della Dunn and I attended some of the Applefest activities in Appleton on Sept. 22. Tyler Busse and the Threshing Bee royalty were part of the parade.

If you have news to share, please contact me at 320-585-6435; 320-288-8692; e-mail: (please put Donnelly news in the subject line) or at 11 East 9th St., Morris, MN 56267. There are also boxes at the Post Office and at HD & Co. in Donnelly and McCollar Jewelry in Morris.