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Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

As I am writing this there is a frost advisory out reminding us that the nice weather we have been having will not last much longer. Beans are rapidly turning and the corn ismaturing. However, it is dry and some good rains would be welcome.

In St. John's/Kongsvinger parish news: The fall schedule begins on Sept. 18 with services at 8:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger and 11 a.m. at St. John's. Parish Sunday school will be at Kongsvinger at 9:45 a.m. There will be a coffee hour following services at Kongsvinger in the church basement and before services at St. John's. Congratulations to Courtney Lehman, and Tristan Raths who received their Bibles during services at Kongsvinger. Destiny Pollard also received a Bible but she was unable to attend.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: New member Sunday is Sept. 18. There will be bluegrass music before and after services. The play, Godly Women Out of History will be presented at the church on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

Septemberfest will be held Sept. 18 at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris beginning with indoor mass at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day with dinner, classic vehicle show, raffle and other fun.

The fall grief share recovery seminar/support group will start on Sept. 26 and continue for the next 13 weeks at the Morris Evangelical Free Church in Morris. For more information, call 589-2614.

There will be a sing-a-long at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. There will also be a pioneer sing-a-long on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Lutheran Church of rural Barrett.

There will be card shower for Sylvia Schmidt in honor of her 80th birthday, which is Sept. 16. Her address is 210 W 6th Street in Morris.

Niemackl Lake Park Day will be held on Sept. 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a dinner (free will offering), music by Sonny Bartell and a corn maze. The park is about halfway between Donnelly and Herman.

Anna Jo Rohloff and Jacob Craig Rohloff were born on July 21 to Craig and Kathy Rohloff. Grandparents are Lanny and Linda Rohloff of Morris, and great grandmother is Ardelle Rohloff of Morris.

Alex Backman was born on Aug. 24 to Josh Backman and Candice Nelson of Alberta. Grandparents are Al and Karen Backman of Alberta and great grandmother is Liz Ascheman of Morris

Congratulations to the following 4-Hers who earned awards at the Minnesota State Fair:

Cammi Aanerud -purple; Rebekah Aanerud - blue; Savannah Aanerud - participation; Brittany Cardwell - blue; Sami Searle - participation; Jacob Sperr -- blue; the Stampede club won a blue ribbon on their club banner and a blue ribbon for their community pride project.

Congratulations to Joha and Andrea (Bergstrom) who were married at Kongsvinger on Sept. 10.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the Welcome picnic at East Side Park in Morris on Sept. 8. Later I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson in her apartment.

I also attended the Word Alone Ministries meeting in Starbuck. It was decided that West Central Word Alone chapter declare its original mission accomplished and move on by establishing a new Learning Center in Morris, with Good Shepherd Lutheran, offering the "Word at Work" on-line study courses. Watch for further information and more details later.

On Sept. 9 I watched the funeral procession for Donald Heikkinen come into town, then visited my cousin Bev Hurlbult at Legacy Living, and attended the Good Shepherd rummage sale in Morris. In the evening, I traveled to Dalton to attend the Lake Region Threshing Association show. Our Threshing Bee royalty were part of the parade in Dalton that day.

On Saturday, I visited Bill and Leona Telkamp in their camper at Hobo Park. In the evening Sid and Carol Wilcox and I attended the Courage Cottage's 10th anniversary supper.

On Sept. 11, a good crowd was on hand for Rally Sunday services at Kongsvinger and the dinner afterwards. After dinner, cake and ice cream was served in honor of the church's 135th anniversary. After services I had a chance to visit with my former neighbor Sally Voss who was home for her 50th class reunion. Lou Eystad tells me her cousin John Alm was also home for the reunion. In the afternoon, Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the 90th birthday for Lillian Heinrich at the Morris Senior Center. Enroute home I stopped at Harstad Slough to watch some of the Rod and Gun Club's annual trap shoot.

The Donnelly Community Club had their monthly meeting on Sept. 10. We had another very successful Bee this year, selling about 1600 buttons. It was a lengthy meeting as we discussed various aspects of the past Bee, ideas for future Bees and other events. The next meeting will be held Oct. 10. Next year's Threshing Bee will be held Aug. 25 and 26, with Oliver as the feature.

A house key was found on the grounds. If you are missing one, call 246-3475,

I have posted some of the video I shot at the Threshing Bee on You Tube -- look for Donnelly surfer.

I am told that it was Fred Huebner and Fred Gerber who had the separators at the first Bee and the one sitting out on the highway belonged to Fred.

Glen and Gertie Werk and I attended the visitation for Frank Lembke on Sept. 13. His son Gary is a classmate.

Mark Koepke asked me to share his contact info as he would like to hear from people in the Donnelly area: 6033 Statler Ave Orlando FL 32809, 407-859-9429, e-mail: