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Donnelly News

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

It rained off and on most of the weekend so fields are wet and muddy again. Although the sun came out this week it has been cool and not real conducive for drying.

News from the St. John's/Kongsvinger parish: There will be joint services at St. John's at 8:30 a.m. on May 29.

The summer schedule starts on June 5 with services at St. John's at 8:30 a.m., and Kongsvinger at 10:15 a.m. Copies of the summer schedule are posted at both churches or are available at the parish office.

Vacation Bible School day camp will be held on June 12-14 from 6-8 p.m. at Kongsvinger. Contact the parish office for more information.

WordAlone Ministries will meet on June 4 at Kongsvinger. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the program is at 10 a.m. The program is "Mission among the Muslims." 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Rev. Michael Hanson of Glenwood was installed on May 22 and will have his first service on May 29 at 9 a.m.

Most Donnelly area businesses will be closed on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no mail delivery.

On June 6, the Red Hatters will meet at Place to Be at 1 p.m. The bookmobile will be at 3:30 p.m. The city council will meet at the council chambers and the Rendsville 4-H will meet at the fire hall both at 7 p.m.

The Stevens County Republicans will meet on June 6 at 6:30 p.m at DeToy's in Morris.

Summertime means some sports activities in town. There will be Little League games at Aanerud field on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. through June 21. There is no game on May 30. The Rendsville 4-H will serve lunch. Women's softball games on June 9, 16, 22, 23 29 and July 6. The Tri-County horseshoe league also has games at the court in Donnelly by the Post Office on Tuesday evenings.

Alyssa Pederson was born on March 31 to Mike and Stacy Pederson. Grandparents are Jeff and Brenda Volker of Morris. Great grandmother is Virene Olson of Morris

Randy Kill of Isanti passed away May 21. Among the family members who survive him are his parents Butch and Shirley Kill of Donnelly.

Congratulations to Cindy (Jeff) Gulbrandson on winning the people's choice award for the best quilt at the Hoffman quilt show.

Congratulations to Dee Ann Vagge who was named one of the greatest 100 nurses in Iowa. Her parents are Lowell and Barb Simpson.

The Morris FFA recently returned home from the state convention with a "boatload" of medals , including some Donnelly area kids. The following won medals either individually or as part of a group: Tom Holland, Sami Searle, Kaitlin Van Horn, MaKenzie Smith, Melanie Van Horn, Jake Moser, Natalie Johnston, Beth Holland, Kendra Sperr, Cody Eystad, Tyler Henrichs and Bryce Jergenson.

Congratulations to the Morris Area track team that recently placed second in the conference and the state true team meets. Tyler Roske is a member of that team.

Congratulations to the euphonium quartet of MAHS Band, for receiving a superior rating at the Solo/Ensemble contest. Mark Dunn is a member of that quartet.

Elroy Frank asked me to announce that his wife Loiann Frank is celebrating her 60th birthday on June 4.

Jim and Lou Eystad traveled to Springfield recently to visit Rev. Luther and Sarah Johnson and help Karenna celebrate her birthday.

Jim and Lorraine Aanerud and I were among those who attended the benefit for Clay and Melanie Van Horn in Alberta on May 21.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the installation service and welcoming dinner for Rev. Mike Hansen at Good Shepherd on May 22. Later I visited Bev Hurlbut at Legacy Living, then traveled to Alberta for the golden wedding celebration for Ron and Sandy Lemmerman. She and her daughter Terri were Dad's home care aides for many years. En route home I stopped to visit Denny Anderson at his home in Donnelly.

Pearl A. Anderson and I attended the open house at the ambulance garage on May 23.

Alan Uhpoff and I were among those who attended the Little League game at Aanerud field in Donnelly on May 24.

Next week will be my annual graduation issue. If you have a graduate you want me to recognize or if you prefer I do not please let me know.