Donnelly News 6-29-13
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
The big news this week was the storm which hit the area early Friday morning, June 21, bringing with it heavy rains and hurricane force winds, along with lots of thunder and lightning. Most people in the area lost power for a while and lots of branches and trees came down. Many residents are still busy cleaning up. I was fortunate and only had a few branches come down and power was restored by mid-morning on Friday. Needless to say there is a lot of standing water in area fields from that and subsequent rains. Thankfully the weather has calmed down, bringing with it lots of sunshine to dry things out.
From St. John’s/ Kongsvinger parish: A Fourth of July celebration will be held at Kongsvinger, with a flag raising ceremony at 11:15 a.m., followed by a pot luck dinner.
There will be joint services on July 7 at Kongsvinger at 10:15 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship for Jerry and Erica Loher and family as he is being deployed to Afghanistan later this summer. Please note that this is change of time from what was announced earlier.
Services times will switch on July 1, with services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. and at St. John ’s at 10:15.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: services are at 9 a.m. followed by coffee hour and adult forums on the first and third Sunday during the summer months.
The New Wine group will have a homecoming concert at First Lutheran Church of Morris on July 2 at 7 p.m.
There will be a Harstad/Gulbrandson reunion at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church on July 28, beginning with a potluck dinner at noon. All family members invited.
Nominations for the 2013 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty are being accepted July 1 - 15. There are drop boxes at the Donnelly Coop, Donnelly Post Office, and HD & Co. The eligible ages for Little Miss Donnelly/Princess are 8 - 10 year old. Threshing Bee Queen/Princess ages are 14 - 18 years old.
There will be a Stevens County disaster drill today (Saturday) in the Donnelly area.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Tracy Kopel, bride to be of Sean Lockrem, today (Saturday) at the Old No. 1 Southside from 9 to 11 a.m. Please use back door.
Marlys Hagen of Sylmar, Calif., passed away recently. Survivors include her husband, former Donnelly area resident Marlyn Hagen, and brother-in-law Verle (Della) Dunn and family.
I’d like to congratulation a couple more graduates: Jenna Moser, North Dakota State University. Her parents are Jon and Lori.
Hannah McNally, University of Minnesota, Morris. Her parents are Audrey McNally, and Steve Larson.
West Central conference All Conference awards were given to Beth Holland and MaKenzie Smith in track; Honorable mention was given to Becca Holland in softball and Chandler Erickson and Tyler Henrichs in baseball.
Miranda Papesh was named to the fifth grade honor band at the Morris Area Elementary School.
Among those receiving a presidential award for academics at Morris Area Elementary School were Brady Cardwell and Kellen Erdahl.
Mark and I attended the tailgate party at Heartland Motors on June 20, as well as the Chamber open house and picnic in the plaza at Skyview Plaza. Afterwards we visited Veronica Smith. I then managed to get in on the tail end of the Talent Show at East Side Park. The dancing duet of Calista Kill and LaRae Kram placed third.
The Morris High School class of ‘73 reunion events were held over the weekend, with informal get togethers at the Jerry Jost farm on June 21, at the Common Cup Coffee House and the Crystal Lane Bowling Center June 22.
I attended the visitation for Vince Dalager on June 21.
The Threshing Bee royalty participated in the Old Settlers’ Reunion parade in Barrett on June 22. Before the parade, I stopped to visit with Elroy and Loiann Frank.
On June 23, Mark and I attended services at St. John’s in Starbuck, followed by a BBQ, pie and ice cream social.
On June 24, Steve Fults and I attended the Stevens County Republican steering committee meeting in Morris. Afterwards Jack Fuchs and I watched some Little League games at Wells Park.
On June 26, I stopped in to visit Bill Telkamp in Morris.
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