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Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news.

We had a couple of good soaking rains during the past week thankfully we escaped some of the storm damage some areas had.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St. John’s on Aug. 31 at 9 a.m. Rally Sunday will be on Sept. 7 with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. at St. John’s.

St. Charles of Herman will hold their fall festival on Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Herman American Legion.

The Donnelly City Council, Rendsville 4-H and Community Club will meet on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at various locations in Donnelly.

Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Sept. 4 at  1:30 pm at the West Wind Village room 108.

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.

Kathleen Henrichs, of Huntley, Mont. passed away on Aug. 20. Survivors include her brother former Donnelly area resident Delbert (Bev) Henrichs of New Richmond, Wis.

Duane Cardwell of Graceville passed away on Aug. 24.  Survivors include his son Doug (Muriel) Cardwell and family of Donnelly.

9-F Sportsman Club trapshooting results: first place Alberta Wild, Jim Neal was a member of that team; second place Moose Island Raiders; 25 and 50 straight shooters included Ryan Smith.

New Threshing Bee royalty are Queen Sam Greiner, Princess Makayla Mau, Little Miss Donnelly Hailey Lesmeister; Little Miss Princess is Kylie Mau.  The 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 Saturday evening.  

It was good to see a lot of familiar faces around the grounds, especially some of the former Donnelly area residents who were home for it.

Next year we will be celebrating our 50th Threshing Bee on Aug. 29-30 and featuring everything made in 1965.

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 this country 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 Texas left for home Monday after spending time visiting John’s sister Lou Eystad and other family and friends  in the area.

Some others who spent some time visiting family and friends and attending the Bee over the weekend include 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 Soils Lab field day, the Morris Co-op plot day that got moved indoors due to the rain and visitation and funeral for Joyce Steuck.

Please note that I will be doing my Sept. 13 column early so if you have any news for me I will need it by Sept. 9.