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Weather news: the last weeks has seen mostly sunny and warm temps with some evening rain showers. About all I have seen out in the countryside are some farmers putting up some hay.

STJ/KONG news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on June 24 at 8:30 am.

GSLC news: June 17 is new member Sunday.

The first installment of the summer reading program will be held on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

The May mission of the month is Madagascar mission. The coffee money will go to Relay for Life.

The All-State Lutheran choir will be traveling throughout Minnesota beginning today (Saturday). The closest places this year are Breckenridge on the 17th and Spicer on the 26th. Visit their website "" for a complete itinerary.

Starting June 15 and concluding July 31, the Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty Committee will be taking nominations for girls to run for our 2012 Threshing Bee Royalty. The committee will have bins at the following businesses: Post Office, Donnelly Coop, and HD & Co, for the community to nominate royalty candidates. Little Miss candidates' age group is 8-10 years old. Queen candidates' age group is 15-19 years old. The committee will contact all those nominated to ask for their acceptance. You may also call in your nominations or for more information at 246-3292.

Also from Sandy. Attn. Donnelly past royalty. Do you still have your photo from the year you were crowned? We may need to make a copy for our display at the Depot. Call if we can get a copy of your royalty year.

The next time you are in the co-op in Donnelly take a minute to look at the formal portrait of our royalty hanging up there.

There will not be any more ball games in Donnelly this year, however many Donnelly area kids and some adults are involved as players or coaches on one of the many baseball and softball teams that play around Morris during the summer and there are women's softball games on Thursday evenings in Donnelly.

The Bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. on June 25.

Due to a conflict the Donnelly Community Club will meet on June 18 at the Donnelly Hall. The regular schedule will resume in July.

There will be a bike rodeo at the hall at 6 p.m.

There will be a supper at East Side Park in Morris on June 18 from 5:30-7:30 sponsored by the Dutcher for House and Westrom for Senate campaigns to raise funds for their campaigns. Free will offering will be accepted. RSVP to or 952-380-8702.

There will be a puppet show at the Morris Library on June 28 at 2 p.m.

Former Donnelly area resident Esther Pasche passed away on June 9. Visitation will be today (Sat.) from 1-3 p.m. with a committal service to follow at Summit Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on June 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris.

Congratulations to Robert (Dan) and Lavonne Kloos on the occasion of their Golden wedding anniversary.

Several members of the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls' track team competed in the State Track meet June 8 and 9. MaKenzie Smith finished in 11th place in the 1600 and 13th in the 3200. Beth Holland was a member of the 4x 100 meter relay team that finished in 8th place.

Briella Ranae Koehntop was baptized at Faith Lutheran on June 3. Her parents are Kyle and Mandi (Kloos) Koehntop.

Kellen Erdahl recently received the President's award for physical fitness for the 5th grade. All-star sportsmanship awards were presented to Kylie Mau and Jackson Loge in 2nd grade, Kellen Erdahl in 5th grade, and Auddy Speer in 6th grade.

Congratulations to Brady Jergenson who was named to the all-tournament team at the 3rd Annual Mitchell Kleindl Memorial baseball tournament.

Congratulations to Tara Flaten who made the honor role at HHS and to Brady and Brooke Gillespie who did the same at C-A H.S.

Carrie Wilts was recently recognized for being a member of the H-N 5th and 6th grade school patrols. She and her sister Kellie received purple and blue awards as science fair inventors at H-N.

Amanda Werk graduated from Concordia College recently. Her parents are Randy and Louisa Werk. Grandparents are Glen and Gertie.

In one of the past papers I read that a T. Speer from Donnelly had graduated from college but I do not know who that is.

The Stevens County Genealogical Society had a workday at the library on June 7. We decided that we would continue to do that during the months that we do not have a meeting.

In the evening a good crowd was on hand for the Kiwanis talent contest at East Side Park.

On June 8 Steve Fults and I attended the Agralite annual meeting in Benson. Jeff Hufford was elected to the board from District 2.

The start of another busy summer parade season began for our Threshing Bee royalty on June 9 with parades in Cyrus and Chokio.

Be sure to check out the community billboard in town when you drive through so you know what is going on in Donnelly.