Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Indian summer has arrived with a lot of sunny warm weather during the past week. Bean harvest is in full swing in the area and some farmers have also been chopping corn for silage.
In parish news from St. John's/Kongsvinger: There will be a work day in the Kongsvinger basement today (Saturday) at 9 a.m. to finish cleaning the walls and paint them.
The confirmation servix event, Churches United for the Homeless in Moorhead, has begun. You can bring items to the church from now until the event in October. For details on acceptable items, contact the parish office.
If you have a CD of the Kongsvinger Quartet concert that does not work anymore, you can return it to parish office or to Jeanne Ennen, with your name on it, and it will be redone for you at no charge.
St. John's will have their annual fall festival on Oct. 8. They are looking for craft and white elephant items. You can bring them to the church until Oct. 7.
There will be a special meeting for St. John's members on Oct. 9 following the 11 a.m. service.
The following events are taking place today (Saturday):
The Salvation Army is sponsoring a theme table brunch and silent auction/ quirky boutique beginning with table viewing at 9:30 a.m. and brunch at 10:30 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Carol Wilcox at 589-3945.
The annual meeting of Luther Crest Bible camp will be held beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m,. meeting at 10 a.m. with their fall harvest to follow at 1 p.m. Contact the camp at 320-846-2431 for more information.
Lutheran Campus Ministry will have an open house at the Christus house in Morris as part of homecoming from 2-5 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. there will a presentation by the student leaders on their mission trip to California last spring.
There will be no more Saturday Word Alone. Look for details about the new learning center programs coming to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in the future.
'Tis the season for church meals and other events. Some of the churches in the area having events are: Zion (Appleton) Oct. 5; Zion (Morris) Oct. 8; Our Savior's (Chokio) Oct. 8; Nora (Farwell) Oct. 16; Glenwood Lutheran (Glenwood) Oct. 12.
The Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet on Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library.
On Oct. 10, the Donnelly fireman will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m. and the Donnelly Community Club will meet at the town hall.
Jazzney Star Frank was baptized at Kongsvinger on Sept. 24. Her parents are Randy and Kelly Frank and sponsors were Kristi Frank and Shelly Lowe.
The Tri-County horseshoe league tournament was held on Aug. 16. Some of the winners include Class B: Wally Giese first, Nick Daly second, Glen Werk fourth; Class C: Herb Kloos second, Arven Graff third; Class D: Andy Brevig third.
Congratulations to Bryce Jergenson who was chosen as a sophomore attendant for the Morris Area High School homecoming court and Kourtney Giese who was chosen as freshman attendant. Makenna Loge (Kevin and Shannon) was crown bearer, Sydney Beyer and Kristi Kopel were queen candidates, and Jacob Moser was a king candidate.
Brady Gillespie was a king candidate for the Chokio-Alberta homecoming.
Congratulations to Landon and Levin Strand that recently earned their Boy Scout rifle and shotgun shooting badges.
The Threshing Bee royalty were among the participants in the Morris homecoming parade Sept. 23. After the parade I visited my aunt Pearl Anderson in her apartment.
Bennett Smith, representing Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office, was one of the speakers at the dedication of second wind tribune on Sept. 24 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Katie Geise (Brian and Holly) was one of the winners in the poster contest held in conjunction with the event. There were about 200 posters submitted.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the play "Godly Women Out of History" on Sept. 25 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the community dinner at the Morris Senior Center on Sept. 26.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the fall sale and supper at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris on Sept. 28.
After several years of discussion with my financial advisor, friends, family and others and a lot of thought and prayer I have made the very difficult decision to sell my farm and buy a house in Morris. Saying goodbye to the community that has been my home for over 56 years is very difficult but sometimes life forces you to do things you do not really want to. I will still be around attending various events in the Donnelly area and writing the Donnelly news. At least I will still have a part of Donnelly in Morris as my next door neighbors are George and Joyce Kramer. Please check out the ad in this paper about my moving sale next Saturday, Oct. 8. I should be living in my new house by mid-October.