Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
There have been a few days with some rain showers during the past week but for the most part it has been sunny and warm. Farmers are busy picking corn. Given the forecast I suspect most will be done in about a week or so. I understand that the corn is very dry. My neighbor said they were hauling corn to town at 14 percent. I do understand that the bean harvest was only fair.
Correction: Mary Schultz has been hired to replace Peggy Wilke as postmaster replacement not as postmaster.
In St. John's/ Kongsvinger parish news: the confirmation servant event of collecting clothes for Churches United in Moorhead will continue until Oct. 29. They are accepting clothing, towels sheets and blankets (do not need to be new) as well as new personal care items. They are also collecting non-perishable food items and financial donations for the Salvation Army. You may drop your items off at the parish office labeled for them.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church -- Oct. 16 is new member Sunday.
The Good Samaritan Home auxiliary in Hoffman will have a bake and craft sale on Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. At 4 pm The Amazing Mark will present a vaudeville and magic show.
The Red Hatters will have a pie day at Denny's in Herman on Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m.
The Morris Area school board will meet at the Donnelly Hall on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
I have five death notices for former Donnelly area residents: Milo Prindle of Herman passed away on Sept. 29, his funeral was held on Oct. 8; Don Huebner of Morris passed away on Oct. 7, his funeral was on Oct. 11; William Braun of Morris passed away on Oct. 8, his funeral was on Oct. 12; John (Jack) Kleinhans of Donnelly passed away on Oct. 10, his funeral was on Oct. 14; and Irene Kill of Morris passed away on Oct. 11, her funeral is today (Saturday).
Les Cin and I attended Don Huebner's funeral in Morris on Oct. 11. That evening, Howard Hennen and I attended the visitation for Bill Braun.
Hudson Allen Lupkes was born on Aug. 16 in Princeton to Dr. Jason and Jessie Lupkes. Grandparents are Ralph and Diane Lupkes of Wheaton and Nick and Sandy Kill of Morris. Great-grandparents are Barb and Don Rilley of Chokio and Kermit and Karen Stahn of Morris. Great-great-grandmother is Marlys Alm of Morris.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the baptismal service for James Dean Koehl at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Oct. 8. His grandmother, Janet Hacker, was one of my Dad's home heath aides for several years. In the evening, I attended the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans event in Morris.
The Donnelly Community Club held their last meeting of the year on Oct. 10. The next meeting will be the annual one usually held in mid-February. It was another successful year for the club and the Threshing Bee. The pictures of the past queens that were posted in the depot last year are missing. If anybody has them or knows what happened to them please let us know.
Lou Kopel informs me that some members of the late Fred Smith family were in the area last week visiting friends and family members and spent some time at the Eddie Kopel farm on Sunday.
I am still busy moving and getting things set up in my new place, so the news is again a little light. Since I still have stuff to get rid of I am continuing my moving sale today (Saturday). See the ad in today's paper for details. I also plan to be at the farm on Monday and Tuesday afternoon to sell stuff. New items have been added.
In case you missed my new contact information last week or forgot to write it down it is: Allen Anderson, 11 E 9th St., Morris MN 56267; phone 585-6435 and e-mail address aeanders @fedtel.net. I am still dividing my time between the farm and my house in Morris so call my cell at 288-8692 if you need to reach me.