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Donnelly 5-18-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This edition is dedicated to Mark’s foster mom, Elsie Koepke, who passed away, May 16, 2005.

In the past few weeks we have gone from winter to spring to summer as temperatures have been in the 80s and 90s. Farmers are busy making up for lost time to get their fields worked up and the crops in.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on May 19 at 11 a.m.  This will be Baccalaureate Sunday, with a brunch at 10 a.m., to honor the graduates.

There will be a special congregational information meeting following services on May 19 for Kongsvinger members to share details regarding the parish hall remolding project.

There will be joint services at St. John’s on May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Theresa Fisher of the Morris Life Pregnancy Center in Morris will give a presentation on May 19.

There will a memorial services for victims of abortion, on May 22, at 7 p.m.

The next performances of the New Wine production, “The Rock Slinger and his Greatest Hits,” will be on May 19 and 22, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m., at First Lutheran Church of Morris.  Tickets are on sale at the church.  There will also be a show at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, on June 9 at 3 p.m.

Vi Wulf of Morris passed away on May 13.  Survivors include her daughter Cathy Backman and her husband Steve and their family.  Her son Jerry was a classmate of mine.

There will be a memorial service in honor of Bert Willie, on June 1, at 1 p.m. at the Willie farm, 46683 150th Street, followed by refreshments served at West Pomme Lodge.

There will be a rummage sale at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris on May 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Salvation Army.

Kayla Bork and Zachary Arnold will be married on May 18.  The couple resides in Donnelly. There will be an open house wedding dance on Saturday, May 18 at West Pomme Lodge from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Morris FFA recently came home with a “boatload of awards" from the statewide convention with some teams and individuals advancing to national competition.  Among them are Melanie Van Horn, Rebekah Aanerud, Jonna Maser, Sara Stallman, Tom Holland, Bryce Jergenson, Brady Jergenson, Amy Disselkamp, Melanie Van Horn, Tyler Henrichs, Becca Holland and Savannah Aanerud.  The chapter itself also received several awards at the state convention.

Envirothon team results:  the BLIMP team advances to state. Beth Holland and Bryce Jergenson are members of that team.  The Wormwood Pack placed fifth, with Riley Biesterfeld on that team.

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger girls’ track: true team results:  MaKenzie Smith took second in the 1600, second in the 3200 and second in discus. Savannah Aanerud placed eighth in the 1600, the 3200 and 100 intermediate.

Kayla Tinker of Pierre, S.D., was recently presented with the final DOH 2012 secretary award.  Her parents are George and Shirley Libbon.

On May 14, Gary and Karen Uphoff and I were among those who attended the Mother’s Day program at the West Wind Village.  Virene Olson and I attended the ice cream social there on May 14.  Later Mark Koeoke and I visited with Geesien Kill in Morris.

The Donnelly Community Club had a meeting on May 13, as we continue the process of making plans for the Threshing Bee.  This year’s show is August 24 and 25 and the feature will be gas engines. The next meeting will be June 10.

On May 13, I attended the final “Word at Work” course at Good Shepherd. Another course is planned for this fall.

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