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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

I have not been home enough in the last week to know much about what the weather has been like. I do know that I came home Saturday and we had had about an inch of rain. Beans are turning fast and some will be ready to be harvested in the near future. On my way to Fargo I saw that sugar beet harvest was in full swing.

In news from the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: The regular worship schedule resumes Sept. 20 with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. followed by coffee fellowship in the church basement. Sunday School will be held at Kongsvinger at 9:45 a.m. St. John's will have services at 11 a.m. with coffee fellowship beforehand.

Each year, third graders in the parish receive a Bible at the beginning of the Sunday School year. This year Brady Cardwell and Logan Mau received Bibles.

The parish women's book club will be held Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Jeanne Ennen's home.

The service project for the confirmands this month is collecting items for "Churches United for the Homeless" in Moorhead. A list of items needed is included in the parish news letter and posted in the narthex of each church.

The Dakota Boys Ranch truck will stop at St. John's on Sept. 29.

LWR/Marie Sandvick items will be shipped on Oct. 2.

The September Meyer Mission News is now out. Copies are available in the narthex of each church.

The area youth organization kick off event will be held on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

An open regional Word Alone meeting will be held at Mt. Carmel Bible Camp near Alexandria on Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

There will be a Faith Search Discovery Event at MAHS on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Stevens County Ministerial Association. Dr. Don Bierle, Phd., will be the speaker. He will also speak at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio at 9:15 a.m., followed by a forum afterwards.

There will a pro-life event sponsored by MCCL at the Newman Center, 306 East 4th Street in Morris, on Sept. 30 from 7-9 p.m.

Septemberfest will be held on Sept. 20 at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris.

A picnic of "Hope and Healing" will be held Sept. 21 at the main shelter of the Pomme de Terre park in Morris. This is sponsored by the Pedersen Funeral Home of Morris and the Starbuck Funeral Home. Reservations are requested.

There will be a meeting for local non-profit organizations on Sept. 30 at the Old #1 in Morris.

The Morris Area school board will meet at the Donnelly town hall on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Landon Strand (Jason and Jodi) on completing his Eagle Scout service project. He and fellow scouts and some parents built 50 wood duck houses. The Donnelly Rod & Gun Club has several of these for sale. For more information, contact Bruce Beyer or any member of the club.

Congratulations to the United Farmers and Merchants State Bank, which recently celebrated its 65th anniversary as a member of ICBA.

Don Woodke of Morris passed away on Sept. 14. His funeral was held at Faith Lutheran in Morris on Thursday. Among his survivors is his daughter, Nancy, who the head of our Threshing Bee queen committee.

Wally McCollar and I spent some time in Dalton over the weekend attending their Threshing Bee. It looked like they too had a very good turnout.

On Sept. 13, Jim and Lou Eystad took in Rally Sunday activities at Kongsvinger in the morning and wereat Neimackl Lake Park day in the afternoon.

After leaving the park, I traveled to Herman for a visit with Selma Bruse at the Pullman House. Many of you will remember that she and her late husband, Hubert, exhibited at the Threshing Bee for many years with everything from tractors to the "spreadermobile."

Later, several of us attended some of the trapshooting in Donnelly.

Steve Fults and I were among those who attended the Amundson-Peterson field day demonstration on Sept. 14 near Morris.

The Donnelly Community Club had its monthly meeting on Sept. 14. It was decided to feature Allis Chalmers at next year's Bee. The next meeting will be Oct. 12. As always, any one with any ideas or suggestions for future bees and/ or any other events is encouraged to attend.

Bob Burner and I took in some of the Big Iron activities in West Fargo this week. For me the highlight was the tour of the Case-New Holland factory in Fargo to see how tractors are made from start to finish.

The Kopaceks sent notice for those who are outdoors that a deer tick was found in Donnelly Township. Deer ticks have been known to spread several kinds of disease including Lyme disease. Remember to check out my blog: (Donnelly for updated news.