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Donnelly News 6-1-13

Welcome to the graduation edition of the Donnelly news.   

We had rain on and off much of last week which was just what the doctor ordered to get crops off to a good start. Most farmers have their crops in except for some of the really wet fields. A lot of the grain and corn is up and looking good. I have not seen any beans up yet.

In St. John’s/Kongsvinger news: The summer worship schedule starts June 2 with services at St John’s at 8:30 a.m. and Kongsvinger at 10:15 a.m.

There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on June 9 at 10:15 a.m.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: There will be an end of the year Sunday school picnic potluck at Green River Park in Morris at 11 a.m. on June 2.

Sunday school age kids will have an Explorer Vacation Bible School at Lutheran Island Bible Camp and Retreat Center near Henning on June 12.

June 14 is Good Shepherd day at Valley Fair. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the church. For more details, contact the church at 585-6868.

The next performance of the New Wine Show “The Rock Slinger and his Greatest Hit” will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus on June 9 at 3 p.m.

There will be an open house bridal shower for Jenna Moser, bride-to-be of Reed Kampmeier, today (Saturday) from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Chokio.

There will be open house graduation parties for the following Morris Area High School graduates:

• MaKenzie Smith from 1 to 4 p.m. today at her home, 53522 160th Street, Donnelly;

• Tyler Heinrichs from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 2 at the Old No. 1 Southside Morris;

• Lacy Eystad on June 2 from 11 am- -2 pm at the hall in Donnelly.

Leland James Burrow was born on April 18. to James and Jenna Burrow of Owatonna. Grandparents are Scott and Beth Heinrich of Morris.   Great grandmother is Lillian Heinrich of Donnelly. There will be an open house baby shower for him on June 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Morris Senior Center.

There will be nine Little League games in Donnelly this year.  The Rendsville 4-H will be selling lunch.

There will be a Fun Run to benefit Tatum Libbesmeier and Jace Jo Pederson on June 8.  Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Herman Bar and Grill and the ride ends at the Place to be in Donnelly. For details, call  320-287-0983 or 701 306-7183.

On June 3, the Red Hatters will meet at 9 a.m. at the Herman Bar and Grill. The Donnelly city council and Rendsville 4-H will meet at the city hall and fire hall in Donnelly at 7 p.m. The Donnelly Community Club will meet on June 10 at the Hall.

Joan Kopacek was one of the speakers at the Memorial Day program at the Morris Armory on May 27.  Jeanne Ennen and MaKenzie Smith were in the line of flag and banner bearers marching from the Armory to the cemetery.

That afternoon, I attended the graduation open house for Tom Holland.

A good crowd was on hand for the Little League game in Donnelly on May 28.

Tiger girls’ track results from sub-section:  Savannah Aanerud placed fourth in the 800; MaKenzie Smith took first in the 1600, 3200 and discus; Rebekah Aanerud was fifth in 100 intermediates and 300 low hurdles and a member of the 4x100  relay that placed second.  Beth Holland is also on the 4x100 relay team as well as the 4x400 team that placed third.  Beth and MaKenzie and Savannah Aanerud are members of the 4x800 team that placed second.

New members of the Rendsville 4-H club are Cassandra Fults (Joe and Jen), Charity Johnson, Connor Johnson, (Karla and Joel) Justin Miller (Jason and Julie) and Mason Perkins (Lisa and Toby).

Below are some of the graduates from the Donnelly area along with their parents.  Most are graduates of the Morris Area High School, unless otherwise noted.

James Burke, son of Pat and Carol;

Lacey Eystad, daughter of Robert and Bernie;

Zach Giese, son of Brad and Kristi;  

Mike Michaelson, son of Tim and Jeanne;

Brandon Pry, son of David and Cora;

Amber Recker, daughter of Roger, Deann Recker;

MaKenzie Smith, daughter of Mark and Pat;

Sara Stallman, daughter of Jeff and Marilyn;

Paige Strand, daughter of Kelly;

Tom Holland, son of Joe and Linda;

Tyler Heinrichs, son of Scott and Dawn;

Jesse Vavra, son of Vilem and Laurie;

Jana Loher (Dickenson, N.D. High School), daughter of Jerry, Jr., Jody Loher;

Samantha Larson (Herman-Norcross High School), daughter of Jon and Bev;

Landon Strand (Herman-Norcross High School), son of Jason and Jodi;

Chandler Erickson, (Chokio Alberta High School), son of Dean and Jeri;

Ethan Nelson (Hancock High School), son of Chuck and Lisa;

Alisha Melberg, University of Minnesota, Morris, daughter of Jay, Penny.