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Donnelly News 071914

Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news.

The weather has been very pleasant, if a bit cool, for the past week. Crops continue to look good and farmers are busy spraying and haying.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at St. John’s on July 20 with Bishop Jon Anderson as the guest preacher.

The Viking Library bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Monday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m.

The Donnelly fireman will meet at fire hall at 7 p.m. on July 21.  

The annual block party coordinated by the St. John’s/Kongsvinger parish will be held at the Threshing Bee grounds in Donnelly on July 26. The day starts with a softball game between the fireman and the Rod and Gun club at 2 p.m., followed by a bean bag tournament. A meal will be served starting at about 4 p.m. and continue until about 7 p.m. with the Ophoven family of Grand Rapids, Minn., playing and singing during the meal. There will be a free will offering collected for the Stevens County Food Shelf with  matching funds by Donnelly Cenex.

The David F. Day Memorial fishing tournament will be held today (Saturday) on Lake Minnewaska and the LTD motorcycle run is today. The group is scheduled to stop at the Morris Armory about 3:30 p.m. before ending in Appleton about 4:45 p.m.

Nick Bolluyt of Morris passed away on July 12.  Survivors include his daughter, Shirley (Darrell) Uhden of Kensington. Darrell is a former Donnelly area resident.

Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly passed away Saturday, July 12.  Her funeral is July 26 in Chokio.  

Jen Kopel and Scott Rudnicki, of La Crosse, Wis., announce their engagement.  Parents are Rob and Kathy Kopel of Donnelly, Patty Rudnicki of Fargo, N.D., and Ernest Rudnicki of Avon.

Amber Recker of Morris was recently named to the Honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tyler Henrichs of Morris has been awarded a scholarship from the Fergus Area College Foundation to attend the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College in fall 2014.

Ava Lynn Evink was born on June 30 to Brent and Angela Evink of Hancock. Grandparents are Rodney and Linda Giese of Donnelly and David and Melinda Evink of Hancock. Great grandparents are Clarence Giese of Morris and Audrey Evink of Hancock.

Henry James Volker was born on April 12th to Aaron and Molly Volker of St. Cloud. Grandparents are Kevin and Nancy Volker of the Herman/Donnelly area.

Winners in the Marv Meyer Fun Run held July 12 in Morris:    5000 meter run; MaKenzie Smith, and Savannah Aanerud, both of Donnelly placed first and second in the women’s division,  In the men’s division, Vaughn Dieter of Morris and Bennett Smith, of Donnelly, were first and second.   

The Donnelly Fire Department had a bike rodeo during the ice cream social.  Bike winners were Joe Lonergan and Abbigail Athey.

The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Prairie Pioneer Days parade in Morris.

The Donnelly Community Club had a lengthy meeting on July 14 as we continue to finalize plans for the Bee. The buttons are here and will be for sale in area business soon or can be purchased from a community club officer.  The posters should be ready soon. We are looking for somebody to be in charge of the bingo stand.   The dates are Aug. 23  and 24.  

The candidates for Threshing Bee queen and Little Miss Donnelly will be introduced on Aug. 11 prior to the community club meeting.