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Donnelly News 6-22-13

Welcome to the  Donnelly news.   

We’ve had warm, sunny, weather the past week or so. As someone on the SWCD bus tour remarked, “You can almost hear the corn grow.”  All crops continue to look good, but I did hear that some crops were destroyed by hail and had to be replanted.

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

A Fourth of July celebration will be held at Kongsvinger, with a flag raising ceremony at 11:15 a.m., followed by a pot luck dinner.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  There will be adult forums after coffee hour, on the first and third Sunday during the summer months.

The Morris High School class of 1973 will have a 40 year reunion today, (Saturday), at the Crystal Lanes bowling center, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner.

There will be a Harstad/Gulbrandson reunion on July 28 at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members invited.

The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club will have their 20th annual walleye tournament at the Pomme de Terre Lake public access on June 23, beginning with registration at 9 a.m.   For more details, call 589-4421 or 246-3307

There will be a Stevens County disaster drill on June 29, in the Donnelly area.

Maryann Given Stout of Wheaton passed away on June 9. Survivors include her step-daughter, former Donnelly area resident, Bernadine (Reuben) Kruize, of Cheyenne, Wyo, and their family.

Rob and Kathy Kopel are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Kopel, to Sean Lockrem, son of Steve and Tracey Lockrem. They will be wed on July 20, in Morris. Her grandmother is Evelyn Kopel There will be an open house bridal shower for them, on June 29 at the Old No. 1 Southside from 9 to 11 a.m. Please use the back door.

Dani Kloos and Jesse Streed are pleased to announce their engagement. Dani is the daughter of Phil and Kris Kloos of Donnelly. Jesse is the son of Darrell and Naomi Streed of Milan. The wedding date is set for August 31 in Alexandria. Dani’s grandparents are Herb and Carol Kloos. There will be a bridal shower for them today (Saturday), at Kongsvinger, at 10 a.m.

Royce Kaylon Erdahl was born on June to Aaron and Kayla Erdahl of Donnelly. Grandparents are Kevin and Sherry Wohlers of Morris, and Steve and Sue Erdahl-Nelson of Donnelly, and the late Bruce Erdahl. Great grandparents are Connie Wohlers, Dennis and Linda Dahl, and Bernice Erdahl all of Morris.

Gabi Nienhaus was named to the B honor roll at Hancock High School. Her parents are Barry and Patty and her grandmother is Geesien Kill

Sydney Beyer of Morris and Shadow Olson of Donnelly have been named to the Minnesota State University-Moorhead dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester.

Joan and Jerry Kopacek were delegates to the VFW State convention in St. Cloud, June 14 -16.

A good crowd was on hand on June 13 for the 40th anniversary celebration at Superior Industries in Morris.  Later Irene Stand and I attended the Federated Telephone annual meeting.  Arden Frank and I also attended the Kiwanis talent contest, at East Side Park that evening.

Several members of the Good Shepherd family attended the visitation for Dwaine Benson on June 14.  Afterwards I traveled to Benson for the Pioneerland Band Festival.

Mark Koepke and I attended the memorial service for Bill Underwood on June 15.  Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the funeral for Dwaine Benson.

Our Threshing Bee royalty and Dale Graff were among the participants in Runestone Days parade in Kensington on June 16.  Later Mark Koepke and I attended the open house birthday party for Jeanne Ennen in Donnelly.

Mark and I attended a little league game in Donnelly, on June 17, and in Morris on June 18.

Several people took part in the conservation bus tour throughout parts of Stevens County on June 20.  This tour included a stop at the Mark Erickson farm near Donnelly.

Mark and I attended the 25th anniversary celebration for Rev Dell Sanderson at Faith Lutheran in Morris on June 19.