Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly News

Joint services at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 at Kongsvinger. There will be services under the big top on Aug. 25 lled by the parish. No services at either church

The 54th annual threshing bee is Aug. 24 and 25 in Donnelly. The Saturday events start with a pancake breakfast and conclude with a dance on the grounds, Sunday starts with an open-air church service and ends with the cash drawings after the horse/pony pull. For more info, visit the website at donnnellythreshingbee.com or call 320-795-2437 or 320-236-3337. The fire department water fights at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 are not on the poster. The water fights will be on main street in front of the fire hall.

Advance sale buttons will be on sale through Aug. 23 at various businesses in the Donnelly area.

Work nights on the bee grounds are Aug. 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Kathy Eystad is looking for pictures of farmsteads for display in the schoolhouse this year. If you have one, contact her at 246-3262.

Lilly Prop of Wheaton passed away in Aug. 3. Local survivors include her daughter DeVonne (Ronald) Kloos of Jackson and their family. Ron is a former Donnelly area resident.

Ruth Harstad of Red Wing passed away on Aug. 2. Local survivors include her brother-in-;aw George (Eliane) Harstad and their family of the Herman/Donnelly area.

Earl Steuck of Chokio passed away on Aug. 5. Local survivors include his niece Diane (Glen) Amundson of Donnelly and their family.

The candidates for threshing bee royalty are set. Queen candidates: Callista Kill – (Joe and Julie), Kylie Mau – (Maynard and Lori) Destiny Pollard (Christy Haynes-Pollard, Brent Pollard) Little Miss Candidates Ellery Spohr – (Crystal Searle, Matt Spohr) Chloe Winther – (Rachel Volker, Joshua Winther).