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Donnelly News 6-8-13

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

It continues to be cool around here with plenty of rain to keep things green. I think most farmers in the area have their crops in and what is up continues to look good.

In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on June 9 at 10:15 a.m.

The June parish newsletter is now out,  Extra copies are available in the narthex of each church

There will be a bridal shower for Dani Kloos, bride to be of Jesse Streed, on June 22 at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:  June 14 is Good Shepherd day at Valley Fair. For more information, call the church at 320-585-6868

The summer newsletter is out.  Copies are available in the back of the church.

The next performance of the New Wine Show “The Rock Slinger and his Greatest Hit” will be at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus on June 9 at 3 p.m.

Upcoming sports events in Donnelly this summer include:

•Little League games Monday and Tuesday during June at Aanerud field.  The Rendsville 4-H will be selling lunch.

•Tri County Horseshoe League games Tuesday at the courts by the Post Office.  

•Women’s softball games are scheduled also at Aanerud Field.

There will be a Fun Run to benefit for Tatum Libbesmeier and Jace Jo Pederson today (Saturday) with registration starting at 10 a.m. at the Herman Bar and Grill  and ending at the Place to be in Donnelly.   For details, call 320-287-0983 or 701 306-7183.

The annual ice cream social sponsored by the Donnelly Community Club will be held at the Donnelly Hall beginning at 7 p.m. on June 10.  The Rendsville 4-H will be selling pie to go with the ice cream. The club will have a meeting after the social.

Cooper John Fehr was born on May 14, to Mitch and Abby Fehr of Morris.  Grandparents are Gary and Sandy Fehr, Mark and Mick Ekren, and Vance and Kim Gullickson all of Morris. Great-grandmother is Ardis Gullickson.

Caden Lee Grossman was born April 3, to Trent and Robyn Grossman of North Branch.  Grandparents are Tim and Tammie Grossman and Dennis and Gail Andrewski.  Great grandparents are Bob and Myrna Tomalla.

Zachary Cassel Huebner was born on May 5, to Brent and Jackie Huebner of Morris.  Grandparents are Gary and Karen Huebner.

Ethan Werk was born to Craig and Laura Werk on Feb. 8.  Grandparents are Ken and Dianne Werk.

Bonnie Eisel and Ricky Melchert were united in marriage on Feb. 23 in Milbank, S.D.  Bonnie is the daughter of Robert and Dorothy Eisel of Donnelly and Ricky is the son of Lloyd and Arlene Melchert of Morris.

The families of Anita Monroe Rundquist and James Robert Stoker are pleased to announce their engagement. A former resident of Morris and Donnelly, Anita is the daughter of Irene and the late Walt Monroe.

Nicole Daly of Donnelly received high honors from Southwest State University in Marshall for the spring 2013 semester.

Cammi Aanerud, a nursing major and a resident of Donnelly, was among over 150 undergraduate students from Crown College who made the Spring dean's list.

Jean Smith, of Elbow Lake, died Sunday, June 2.  Survivors include an aunt, Arlene Gulbrandson and her family and several cousins and other family members in the Donnelly area.

As a member of the Hancock Owls’ track team, Gabi Nienhaus finished sixth in the shot put and was a member of the 4 x 200 relay team that placed fourth in the conference meet.

Chandler Erickson has been named a nominee for the 53rd Annual West Central Tribune Hengstler-Ranweiler Award.

Jim and Lou Eystad attended the graduation reception for Cody Beyer on June 1, the Good Shepherd Sunday school picnic on June 2nd and the open house for Lacey Eystad on June 2.  That afternoon, they visited her aunt Marlys Alm and others at the West Wind Village.

Linda (Koepke) O’ Kane of Fennimore, Wis., surprised her brother Mark, by coming to visit him here in Morris on June 1.  She and her sister-in-law Sue Steiner, from Rockford, Ill. were attending their Herman High School 50th class reunion. Esther (Byron) Gilbertson was also a member of that class. Mark and I had dinner with them in Morris.  On June 2, we attended services at Good Shepherd and Kongsvinger, where Linda got to see some old friends.  After services at Kongsvinger, I attended the Good Shepherd Sunday school picnic and the open house for Tyler Henrichs.