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Donnelly News 9-7-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

The stretch of hot weather we had over the past few weeks finally came to an end over the weekend as cooler temperatures finally arrived.  Our area got some rain on Saturday as well.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:   Sept. 8 is rally Sunday. Sunday school resumes at 9:45 a.m. at Kongsvinger followed by joint services with dinner to follow.  A potluck salad/dessert dinner and carnival will follow the services.

St. John’s Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church guest night is Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. with Allan Saugstad sharing slides about his Habit for Humanity trip to El Salvador.

Coffee hour at St John’s resumes on Sept. 15.  Their fall fest will be on Oct. 6, so if you have any extra items lying around, save it for them.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  an evening Bible study on Revelation will start on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the church.

Rally Sunday will be held on Sept 15th with a brunch following services that Sunday.

Chord Ayres will be in concert at Good Shepherd on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Morris will have its annual Septemberfest celebration on Sept. 15, beginning with a mass at 10 a.m. and continuing with a dinner and other activities throughout the afternoon.

A fall Grief Share support group will start on Sept. 16 and run through Dec. 9 at the Morris Evangelical Free Church.

Niemackl Lake Park day will be held on Sept. 8 at the park, which is halfway between Herman and Donnelly beginning at 11 a.m.

An open house baby shower for August Johnson, infant son of Jeremiah and Erica Johnson will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1-3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of rural Morris.

An open house wedding dance in honor of Steve Larson and Audrey McNally will be held on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at A Place To Be in Donnelly.

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

The Donnelly Community Club, Rendsville 4-H and fire department have meetings on Sept. 9.

The Donnelly Rod and Gun Club annual trap shoot will be held on Sept. 8 at Harstad slough beginning at 1 p.m.


Congratulations to Bob Uhden, who was the grand marshal of the Donnelly Threshing Bee parade this year.

Dale and Jeanne Ennen celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3.

Sadie Jayne Bailey was born June 6, 2013  to Lacey Rinkenberger and Joshua Bailey of Willmar.  Grandparents are David and Vicki Rinkenberger of Morris and John Pearson and Renee Bailey of Paynesville. Great-grandparents are John and Bonnie Rinkenberger of Chokio

Avan Hugh Reimers was born on July 19, 2013 to Christina and Patrick Reimers of Morris. Grandparents are Hugh and Barbara Reimers of Chokio and Tammara Heins of Donnelly.

Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Vacation Bible School at Good Shepherd Lutheran church on Aug. 28.  Earlier in the day, I attended the Bible study at the church.

On Aug. 29, I helped pack food for the Feed My Starving Children organization and in the evening, I attended the community picnic at East Side Park in Morris.

Les Cin and I were among those who spent some time in Rollag over the weekend at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshermen's reunion.  On the way to Rollag on Aug. 30, I stopped at Minnesota State Horseshoe tournament in Alexandria.  On Sept. 2, I stopped in Barrett to say hi to Loiann Frank and Flossie Mathison.

Stuart and Lois (Kruger) Smith of Kalispell, Mont. recently visited Charles and Karmen Long and Opal and Vedar Harstad. Lois’ parents were the late Donald and Alice Kruger.  They lived on the farm where Mark and Karen Janachovsky now live.  Lois and Karen were good friends and classmates. She enjoyed visiting her former farm, sights around Donnelly and Morris, the state fair and Minnesota parks.  Lois reports that Idaho is on fire and Montana has lots of smoke.   Karen, Vedar, and Opal last traveled to Idaho in 2007.

On Sept. 4 I attended Bible study at Good Shepherd and later, Pastor Mike and I had lunch together.

As many of you know Mark Koepke was supposed to have surgery on his eyes on Sept. 4. Unfortunately his driver got sick at the last minute, so it has been postponed.