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Donnelly News 6-15-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Mark and I want to wish our fathers a happy Father’s Day up in heaven.

The crop growing season has gotten off to a good start with plentiful rain showers that have replenished the soil moisture and enough sunny, warm days to make up for the cloudy, cool days. The crops that are up are looking very good, especially the “Threshing Bee” wheat field.

St. John’s/Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St. John’s on June 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Bridal shower for Dani Kloos, bride to be of Jesse Streed, will be held on June 22 at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m.

Good Shepherd news: There will be adult forums after coffee hour on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month during the summer months.

The Morris Life Care Center baby bottle fundraiser will end on June 23. Bring the bottle back to the church and put them in a box in the pastor’s office.

Sports events in Donnelly this summer include: Little League games on Monday and Tuesday evenings during June at Aanerud Field (the Rendsville 4-H will be selling lunch); Tri-County Horseshoe League games Tuesday evenings at the courts by the post office; and women’s softball games also at Aanerud Field.

There will be an open house wedding dance celebrating the marriage of Cody and Christa (Bahr) Greeley today (Saturday) from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Prairie Inn in Morris.

An open house 50th birthday party for Jeanne Ennen will he held at the Donnelly Hall on June 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Morris Area High School class of 1973 will have a 40 year reunion June 22 at Crystal Lanes with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner.

Celebrations: Keith and Sheila Kaehler, Kelly Braun and Deb and Todd Lohse are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Joanna Braun and Christopher Lohse. Grandparents of the bride are Paul Bruns of Morris and the late Joan Bruns and Milfred and Janice Kaehler of Morris.

MaKenzie Smith has been named a nominee for the 53rd Annual West Central Tribune Hengstler-Ranweiler Award. Smith finished her Tiger athletic career by competing in the state track meet. She finished 8th in the 3200 and 12th in the 1600.

Chandler Erickson won seven scholarships from the Chokio–Alberta School District.

Tim Smith was the winner of the Curtis Van Horn Memorial Scholarship at Morris Area High School.

The following were among those awarded a scholarship from Morris Area High School: Tom Holland (5), Jim Burke (3), Mac Beyer (3), Mike Michaelson (1), Amber Recker (2), MaKenzie Smith (3), Tyler Henrichs (8), Dylan Henrichs (1), and Sara Stallman (1).

Former Donnelly resident Bill Underwood passed away on June 10. His memorial service is today (Saturday), at 11 a.m. at Kongsvinger. Survivors include his wife Evelyn, daughter Karen (Gary) Uphoff and their family.

Lois Johnson, Barb Riley, Helen Kill, Janet Malo, Joan and Jerry Kopacek were at the Fergus Falls Veteran’s Home June 6 to assist with the bingo party sponsored by the Morris VFW Auxiliary. Afterwards Ken Cline showed the ladies his tomato plant and joined them in a tour of the “Veteran’s Village.” Both Ken Cline and Ken Johnson were in good spirits that day.

The Kopacek family were guests at Carol Day’s home Sunday afternoon June 9 along with Ben and Jerry Whitfield from Texas, and Don and Donna Catron from California. Jerry and Donna are daughters of the late Donald Aanerud of Morris

Glen and Gertie Werk and I attended the visitation for Jean Smith, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake on June 7.

The Threshing Bee Royalty started their summer parade season by partaking in parades in Cyrus and Chokio on June 8. After the parade in Cyrus, I took in some of the activities of the all school reunion.

Bernice Erdahl and I were among those who attended the New Wine show at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus on June 9.

Mark Koepke and I attended the little league game in Donnelly on June 10 and the ice cream social at the Donnelly Hall afterwards. After the social, the community club had a meeting, as we continue making plans for the Threshing Bee. While I was at the meeting, Mark visited with Sam and Dorothy Jordheim and Lee and Donna Eystad.

When I was visiting Mark at his apartment on June 6, Jean Trost from Duvall, Wash. stopped by. She was in town visiting her mother Marge and sister Becky.