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Donnelly News 08-31-2013

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

It has been very hot and dry over the past week with temperatures into the 90s.

From St. John’s/Kongsvinger: There will be joint services on Sept. 1 at 10:15 a.m. at St. John’s and at 11 a.m. ON Sept. 8 at Kongsvinger.

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news:  the September newsletter is now out.  Extra copies are available in the back hallway of the church.  

Former Donnelly area resident Rosella “Trudy” M. (Ernst) Bean, 80, of Cheyenne, Wy., passed away Aug. 26.

Niemackl Lake Park day will be held on Sept. 8 at the park, which is about half way between Herman and Donnelly.  The day begins with a dinner at 11 a.m. with other activities going on throughout the afternoon.

There will be an open house 50th anniversary celebration for Gene and Sharon Miller on Saturday, Sept.. 7, at West Pomme Lodge from 4 to 7 p.m.

There will be no Stevens County Genealogical Society meeting in September. The next meeting is Thursday Oct. 3rd at the Morris Public Library.

The new Threshing Bee royalty is:  queen Brittany Cardwell; princess Lindsay Flogstad; Little Miss Donnelly Chalee Eystad; Little Miss Princess  Jessalyn Marshall.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I braved the heat to attend some of the events of the Bee over the weekend. Attendance and participation in many events was down this year, I assume due, in part, to the heat. Kongsvinger was a co-winner of the traveling trophy for parade float.  St. John’s and the Threshing Bee royalty float were among those who won merit ribbons for being among the best entries.   From the tractor pull, Deb Smith outpulled her husband Kyle twice and former Donnelly Threshing Bee princess Brianna (Neuman) Summers out pulled her dad in her class.

NAPA is the Morris men’s softball league runner ups. Team members include Scott Henrichs, Tom Holland and Bryce Jergenson  

The Tri-County horseshoe playoff results showed Wally Giese taking first  in class B; in class C, Nick Daly took first.  Wally also won the sandbagger award (highest over average) and Glen Werk received honorable mention for pitching almost double his average.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Bible study at Good Shepherd on Aug. 21 and Vacation Bible School there in the evening.

A good group of workers gathered at the Bee grounds on Aug. 26 to take things down and put them away.

Mark Koepke and I helped out with the Feed My Starving Children packing event in Morris on Aug. 28.  Our shift packed over 100 boxes, enough to feed about 65 children for a year.  We also sang happy birthday to Tammy Sperr -- she and her family have been the head of this event since its inception in Morris.