The parish will be leading the services under the big top tent at 9 a.m. Aug. 25. There will be no services at either church that day; the regular schedule resumes on Sept. 1.

The 54th annual Donnelly Threshing Bee starts today (Saturday) and concludes tomorrow (Sunday) lots of activities both days. The fireman's water fights that are being held today (Saturday) at 1 p.m., in front of the fire hall on Main St. are, not on the poster. If you need info during the show stop into the depot and talk whoever is behind the desk, the phone # is 320-246-3272. I do plan to have my cart on the grounds for anybody that needs a ride. Also, RTA is providing free Wi-Fi service on the grounds again this year. The Rendsville 4-h Club will be the grand marshal this year.

There will also be non-bee events during the weekend at the Place to Be in Donnelly. I know of at least one rummage sale in town too.

Work night on the bee grounds Aug. 27 (takedown, put away, etc.) at 6:30 p.m. any help during or after the bee is much appreciated.

Kathy Eystad informs me she is looking for pictures of farmsteads' for display in the schoolhouse this year. If you have one, bring it to the schoolhouse during the weekend.

On Aug. 26, the bookmobile is in town from 3:45-- 4 p.m. on Main St.

Former Donnelly area resident Capt. Gerald Loher lll has returned home from overseas duty.

Herman Red Hats Meet Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Broken Paddle in Herman