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Donnelly News: August 22, 2015

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Last week was very hot and humid, but it has cooled off this week.  Most of the crops continue to look really good. Also, the garden produce on display at the Stevens County fair looked fantastic.

In  St. John’s/Kongsvinger news: The summer worship schedule ends on Aug. 23 at  Kongsvinger and Aug. 26 at St. John’s. The parish will be leading the services under the big top tent on the Threshing Bee grounds on Aug. 29. Kongsvinger will once again be serving meals in the steel building, St. John’s will have their sweet shop and the parish youth will again have the pop shack.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: There will be a welcome for intern Angel Scott and her family on Aug. 30 at the church. She will be serving part time at St. John’s of Starbuck and Good Shepherd.

A Feed My Starving Children packing event will be held at the Morris Area Elementary School on Sept. 1 and 2.

Rocking C Ranch of Donnelly will have events at the ranch  on Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The West Central Junior Sportsman event will be held today (Saturday) at the 9-F Sportsmen’s Club on Highway 59 in Morris.

Joseph  Jipson, of Breckenridge, passed away on Aug. 12. Survivors include his sister, former Donnelly area resident Linda (Cliff) Hatlestad of Morris.

The 50th annual Donnelly Threshing Bee is Aug. 29 and 30. There will be two work nights on the Threshing Bee grounds: Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, both at 6:30 p.m.

Features this year are IH/Farmall and anything made in 1965.

Events on Sunday begin with an open air church service at 9 a.m. followed by the classic car show, the parade, horse/pony pull, and the weekend ends with a cash drawing.

Activities throughout the weekend include lumber sawing, horseshoe tournament, shingle making and of course threshing.

There is an addition to the schedule for the Bee:  a community meal will be served on Friday, Aug. 28, beginning at 5 p.m. on the grounds under the big top tent. On the menu is a polled pork barbecue sandwich, beans, salad, and bars. After supper there will be some tractor games on the grounds. You must have a button to get into the grounds. Tickets for the meal will be available under the big top tent.

The final parade for the current Threshing Bee royalty was in Hoffman on Aug. 16.

The Morris High School class of 1955 will have their 60th class reunion on Aug. 26 to 28 at Hotel 200 (the former Prairie Inn) in Morris.

Congratulations to Rebekah Aanerud on being a National Finalist in her FFA Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award.

On May 13 Zachary Giese of Donnelly received a diploma in marine and small engine repair from Alexandria Technical College.  

The Morris Eagles are the Region 9 C amateur baseball champions.  Bryce Jergenson and Tyler Henrichs are members of that team.

Jacob Wayne Summer was born on Aug. 13 to Ben and Brianna Summer of Garfield, Minnesota.   Grandparents are Scott and  Judy Neuman of Herman.

Bill and Mary (Olson) Dripps celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Aug. 19.

On Aug. 15, Mark Koepke and I traveled to Gardner, N.D. for the funeral of his uncle, Willie Lindgren.