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Donnelly News 080914

Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news. The weather for the past week has been hot and dry, meaning we would use a little rain. Irrigation and sprinkler systems are in full use around here.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Aug. 10  a.m. and at St. John’s on Aug.17 and 31 at 9 a.m.  The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the Threshing Bee grounds on Aug. 24. Story time will be held at St. John’s on Aug. 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a joint council meeting on Aug. 17 at St. John’s at 10 a.m. Please note the change of date.

There are two upcoming events at the main shelter at Pomme de Terre park.  The Thrivent picnic is on Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. The Hope and Healing picnic sponsored by Pedersen Funeral Home is on Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The Feed My Starving Children packing event is Aug. 26-27 at the Morris Area Elementary School cafeteria.

A baby shower for Erin Ersted and her baby boy to be born in October will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the home of Paul and Renee Ersted, 10301 Pocket Lake Road SW, Lowry, MN  56349.    

Primary elections will be held on Aug. 12. Most voters in the Donnelly area will vote at the Donnelly hall.

The 10U baseball team took second at the state tournament in Rosemont recently. Jackson Loge and Brandon Jergenson were members of that team and Rob Jergenson was one of the coaches.  They also took second in a tournament in Raymond and won their home tournament in late June.

Yvonne Evenson was part of the PDT lady’s scramble team that finished second. Penny Melberg was part of a team that finished third.   

The Threshing Bee royalty candidates will be introduced on Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. prior to the community club meeting at 8:30 p.m.

The Donnelly fire department “old guys” took second at the Crazy Days water fights in Morris.

The Threshing Bee is Aug. 23 and 24.  The feature this year is Ford.  Advance sale buttons are now on sale at various businesses in Donnelly.  The web page is http://www. There is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals.

Sunday activities start off with an open air church services under the big top tent and continue with the classic car show, a parade through downtown, the pony and horse pull and ends with a drawing for various prizes. There will be food stands on the grounds as well as displays in the depot and school house and the grounds. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating, provide music, etc.  Call  795-2437 or e-mail for more information.  

There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug. 19 and 26 at 6:30 p.m.  Any help before, during and after the bee is greatly appreciated.

The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 2. I also spent some time taking in other Flekkefest activities over the weekend as well attending some events at the Pope County fair in Glenwood. I stopped at Samuelson’s Drug in Starbuck to visit with our former postmistress Mary Shultz for a few minutes. She says “hi” to everyone in Donnelly.