Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Mother Nature has reminded us quite vividly that fall is here with some cool days and nights. Last week's rains stopped bean harvest over the weekend but dry sunny weather early this week allowed most area farmers to start in again. I talked to my neighbor when they were combining beans he said they had not a chance to figure out the yields but the moisture level was about 14 per cent.
In St. John's/ Kongsvinger parish news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. with the Sunday School kids singing.
The play "Godly Women Out of History" will be presented at Kongsvinger during KCLW family guest night on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone, including men, is invited.
Landon Michael Cihak, son of Mike and Jen, was baptized at Kongsvinger on Sept. 19.
The confirmation service project for this fall is collecting items for Churches United for the Homeless in Moorhead. A list of items needed was included in the church bulletin and it is also posted in narthex of both churches.
WordAlone Ministry will not meet in October. The next meeting will be on Nov. 6 at the Minnewaska Home in Starbuck.
LCMC annual national convention will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley Oct. 3--6. For more information or to register call 762-2684.
The following events will be held today (Saturday):
Lutheran Campus Ministries will have a root beer kegger at the Christus House, located at 110 Columbia Avenue in Morris from 1:30-3:30 p.m. as part of the Founders Weekend at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
An open house bridal shower for Beth VanHorn, bride to be of Josh Kieffer, will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the Assumption Catholic Church basement.
There will be a benefit for Miranda Hauglund from 4-7 p.m. at the Alberta city hall. There will also be a dance at the Alberta Bar and Grill starting at 9 p.m. Miranda has a rare autoimmune disease. Her parents are Jim and JoAnne Hauglund of Donnelly.
The Red Hatters will meet at Sax's Café in Donnelly on Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. Please wear your favorite Halloween mask and bring your favorite candy bar to exchange.
Bev Henrichs of St Louis Park passed away on Sept. 15. Among the family members who survive her are a sister-in-law, Jullete Banister of Donnelly and her family. Bev was preceded in death by her husband Melvin.
Lucille Scribner of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on Sept. 18. Her funeral was held on Sept. 23.
Congratulations to Levin Strand who recently earned a Boy Scout merit badge in coin collecting.
Congratulations to Alex Erickson, son of Dean and Jeri, on being crowned homecoming king at Chokio-Alberta High School.
Agnes Kruize and I spent some time in Albany over the weekend attending their Pioneer Days threshing show. Her son, Dennis, is a member of the Stearns County Pioneer Club and I had an opportunity to visit with him on Saturday. I also had the opportunity to enjoy a performance by Vern "the one man band," who was unable to attend the Donnelly Threshing Bee this year. He reported that he had an accident this summer and burned his fingers so was unable to play for a while. He hopes to return to Donnelly next year.
En route to Albany I stopped at the Good Samaritan Home in Hoffman to visit with Thelma Leegard.
The Threshing Bee royalty participated in the Applefest parade in Appleton on Sept. 19. After the parade it was off to the Swift County fairgrounds for a meal put on by the Ridge Riders Trail Club. On my way home I stopped at the Busse farm to visit with Jim and Julie. Later I stopped by the Good Shepard Lutheran Church to see the progress being made in preparation for its move to Morris. I have learned that as of this writing it is in Morris. If all goes as planned the congregation hopes to be worshiping in the building by Thanksgiving.
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