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Donnelly News 5-24-14

Welcome to the Donnelly news.

For the first time this spring we have had multiple days of sunny, warm weather. I still have not seen much in the way of fieldwork yet or even a lot of evidence of it.  In fact, I saw a lot of untouched fields in my trip to and from Donnelly on Tuesday.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The summer worship schedule with weekly joint services at 9 a.m. alternating between the churches  starts on May 25 at St. John’s and continues at Kongsvinger on June 1, 8, 15 and 22.     

Bible study resumes after services on June 1.  

There will be a spring cleanup at Kongsvinger on May 28 at 9 a.m.

There will be a community vacation bible school June 23-26 co-sponsored by Good Shepherd and Zion Lutheran Churches. Everyone is welcome  

Fundraising is under way for the Feed My Starving Children packing event which will return to Morris again this year in August. Contact the Morris Evangelical Free Church for details.

There will be a 75th birthday party for Chuck Spohr  on May 25 from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Morris senior center. No gifts please.

The next community mentoring program is June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Morris Area Elementary cafeteria.

There will be a graduation open house in honor of Beth Holland on Monday, May 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Old No. 1 Southside. Everyone is welcome.  

There will be a graduation open house for Bryce Jergenson on June 1 at the Melberg residence 12457 457thAve., Morris.

Brittany Cardwell was one of two Tiger trap shooters on the top 25 female members list in the Class AAAA-Conference 3 at the end of week three with a 23.

The Tiger softball team won the west central north championship. Becca Holland is a member of that team.

Carter Fults is one of the beneficiaries of the Tuff Luck Fun Fun on June 7.  The Place to Be in Donnelly is one of the stops; the headquarters for the event is the Herman Bar and Grill. Call    287-0983 or 701-306-7183 for details.

Former Donnelly area resident, Alice (Devick) Hallman of Morris passed away on May 18. Several of us from the Donnelly area attended her funeral.

Rebekah Aanerud received an Ag Country scholarship.  Carly Gullickson was named a recipient of a 2014 Road to Success Scholarship from Bremer Insurance of Morris and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company of Grinnell, Iowa.

The Morris–Benson Area Storm squirts hockey team won first place at the Minnesota Hockey Showcase held recently. Brady Loge was a member of that team, his dad Ryan was a coach.

Business Professionals of America ambassador torch bearers were Dalton Luepke and Carly Gullickson.

Isabelle Eve Marlow was born on May 5 to Matt Marlow and Tracy Hagen of Chokio. Grandparents are Bud and Carol Marlow of Chokio, Janet Hagen and former Donnelly area resident Gary Ritzschke of Kensington.

The Tiger girls’ track placed second and the boys placed third at the west central conference meet.   Rebecca and Savanah Aanerud, Kortney Geise and Beth Holland finished in the top ten individually and/or as members of relay teams.  For the   boys Dalton Luepke was a member of 4x800 that finished ninth.

On May 22, I was one of the guests of Wally McCollar at Buddies Bar and Grill in Hancock for a surprise 87th birthday party for Helen Peterson of Hancock.

I plan to recognize Donnelly area graduates in a future column if you have one you please let me know especially if it a college graduate. Also let me know about any upcoming open houses.