Thursday, February 26, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 28th – Mar 6th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news with the exception of one mild day on Fri the rest of the week has been very cold we got several inches of snow on Wed.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger (March 4th) and St John’s (March11th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
On Mar 1st Services will be broadcast on the radio (1230 KMRS) at 11 a.m. 

Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the Mar 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 


Other church news:
ST. John’s Lutheran church of Starbuck will offer Sunday Lenten series, at 10:45 a.m. and broadcast over the Morris station (KMRS) 1230AM at 5:35 p.m., all Sundays during Lent beginning on Feb 22nd.-Mar 22nd
West central Christian homes, Inc. annual meeting will be held on March 15, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN
There will be a World day of prayer at assumption church on March 6th at 1:30 p.m. and at several other churches in the area
Community news:  there will be a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Loren and Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg on March 7, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church Morris 
Mar 2nd Bookmobile will be in town by HD and CO at 3:30 p.m., rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 p.m. at St John’s and community hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on March 5th at the West wind village ,room 108 at 1:30 p.m. (end of Atlantic Ave.)
Received this from former Donnelly resident David Flugel: Farmers Lead the Way, March 16 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the U of M SW Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, MN 56152 Event is free; advanced registration is requested at z.umn.edu/adpt or call David Fluegel, 320.349.0498

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Ed Kill of Monticello passed away on
Feb 18th he is survived by his brother Wally (Diane) Kill of the Donnelly area ,he was proceed in death by his parents Herb and Irene Kill
Former Donnelly area resident Evelyn Kopel passed away on Feb 23rd her funeral is today (Sat) at Assumption-Morris
Mille trost of Madison passed away on Feb 23rd survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Marjorie (Trost) Speer
Celebrations: Individual wrestling results sec 6A Keaton Long of the west central area knights was 2nd at #132 and will be going to the state and in Section 3AAA Tiger Jacob Sperr, 4th place at #220
Several area students were named to the Academic High Honor and Honor lists for the fall 2014 semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato including Junior Amber Recker of Donnelly who qualified for the high honor list.
Senior Natalie Johnston has been named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List at the     University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Isaac Nienhaus was a member of the Hancock 5th gr boys’ basketball team that won the championship in Wheaton recently


Chandler Erickson umm cougar baseball player of the week
Past week I attended the Backer/Westrom town hall meeting at the Morris library, the Stevens county republican county convention at the legion in Morris, the habit for humanity pancake fundraiser in Hancock, (visiting Wally McCollar and Helen Peterson in their home of rural Hancock afterwards), the 100th open house for Marlys Alm at the West Wind Village (afterwards Wally and I visited Mary Dripps and Marvel Wagner there), and the community meal at Faith Lutheran.
John Ruff and his daughter Deb Gocke from TX spent some time over the weekend attending Marlys birthday party, visiting his sister Lou Eystad, and other friends and family members in the area
 The plans for the 60 yr. reunion for the Morris High school Class of ’55 on Aug 26-28th   are progressing right along. Earlier this week I got a sneak peek at the invitation letter that will be going out in the mail in the near future. An option to stay and attend the Donnelly threshing bee that weekend is also available




In addition to Mecklenburg’s other Donnelly area couples that have or will celebrate significant anniversaries recently are Mark and Karen Janaowscky (35yr) 3/22 ,Steve and Jeanne Halbe (30yrs), 3/30 Robert and Dorothy Eissle (20yr,), 3/18 Vance and Kim Gullickson (20yr) 3/11 Ray and Laura Theilke (20 yrs.) 3/18























 


















Thursday, February 19, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 21st-27th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: -0 temps and strong winds meant for a cold week, some light snow too
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s (Feb 25th) and Kong (Mar 4th) with a soup supper starting at 6 p.m.
 
Good shepherd news: there will be breakfast following the Mar 8th services to raise funds for parking lot improvements. 
Rev. Burton Hushagen of Fergus Falls passed away on Feb. 16th He was one of several guest pastors at Gslc during our start -up year. Funeral arrangements for him are pending

Other church news:
ST. John’s Lutheran church of Starbuck will offer Sunday Lenten series, at 10:45 a.m. and broadcast over the Morris station(KMRS) 1230AM at 5:35 p.m., all Sundays during Lent beginning on Feb 22nd.-Mar 22nd


The glacial ridge conference assembly of the ELCA that was ppd on Feb 8th has been rescheduled for Feb 22 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
Habitat for humanity pancake breakfast:  today (Sat) 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. @ Hancock community center. Free will donation

Community news: There will be an open house 100th birthday celebration for Marlys Alm today (Sat) from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Wind Village. Everyone is welcome. No gifts, please.   
Mar 2nd Bookmobile will be in town by HD& CO at 3:30 pm, rendsville 4-h and city council will meet at 7 pm at St John’s and community hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on 5th at the West wing village room 108 at 1:30 pm

Death notice: Loretta Asmus of Morris passed away on Feb 14th survivors include her granddaughter in law Nicole (Dohlen) Asmus and her family. Nicole’s grandfather is former Donnelly area resident Clarence Giese. I was among those who attended her visitation at the funeral home on Feb 16th
Celebrations: Keaton Long is a member of the West Central Area Knights wrestling team which won the section 6A wrestling tournament


MACA Tigers Gymnastics Team is the Section 6A Academic Champion and the Class A State Academic Champion GPA of 3.963 using sixteen gymnasts savannah Aanerud was named west central conference player of the week 2/2-2/7 in gymnastics.

Morris FFA: 1st Place Extemp Speaking Savannah Aanerud at the region competition she was also elected a regional officer.
Brook Gillespie is going the state as a member of the Chokio-Alberta business professional of
America chapter, taking 4th in basic office and 2nd in fundamental spreadsheet application
Gabi Nienhaus B honor roll 10-12 gr Hancock H.S.

Past week I attended visitation and funeral for Della Cin and the movie wwjd at Zion Lutheran in Morris
Class of ’55 update Wally is busy putting the finishing touches on the invitation letter hopefully be going in the mail the near future. He is still looking for an Iwatka and some pictures for it.  So far about a dozen classmates have indicated they plan to attend. More info call him at 320-589-0127




























 


















Monday, February 9, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: cold weather has returned along with several inches of snow. The groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Ash wed services at Kong on Feb 18th At 7 pm.
Good shepherd news: we want to welcome our newest member of the church Rylin Jo Evink daughter of Jason and Julie Evink who was baptized on Feb 1st
Other church news: the glacial ridge elca conference assembly will be held on Feb. 8th at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
St Mary school annual dinner and auction will be held on Feb 14th beginning with social hr. at 5 pm at the old# 1 Southside in Morris
Community news: the Donnelly fire dept. meets on Feb 9th at 7 pm at the fire hall
There is a benefit for former Donnelly area resident Terry (Boerner) Krenz today (Sat) from 4 p.m. –midnight at the Mandan eagle club in Mandan ND. You can donate via this site http://www.gofundme.com/kkxb3w
The Threshing Bee Royalty Committee is asking all former TB Royalty to "Save the Date" for Saturday August 29th for our "Intros" during the coronation; Then on Sunday August 30th...Reunion Royalty Brunch & Parade.  Contact sandy Dunn for more info on this event 246-3292
Please email or personal message Sandra Johnson Dunn with your contact info: address, phone number. Once we get all contact info, you will be updated on schedule of events/dates/times. We look forward to meeting all of you again. If you know some of our past royalty...please pass the info on. Thank you.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st on Feb 16th at 3:30 p.m.
The family of Marlys Alm will be serving coffee and cake on the occasion of her 100 birthday on Feb 19th at 2:15 at the West wing villiage.
The Stevens county Republican Party’s annual convention will be held on Feb 17th at 7 pm at legion in Morris
Death notice former Donnelly area resident Don Uphoff passed away on Feb 2nd local survivors include his wife Donna, brother; Gary (Karen) uphoff and their family
Celebrations: Donnelly area students making the  Dean’s List for the  fall 2014 semester included : Haley Henrichs, of Morris; Melanie Van Horn of Donnelly; (Ridgewater College): Amanda Luthi of Donnelly (College of St. Scholastica in Duluth): Sydney Beyer, Maria Cin, of Morris; McKenzie smith Donnelly (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 
MAHS AAA award winner (Male) John Huebner; excel winner (female) was Becca Holland
Sons of Norway officers include Jim & Vicky jasper of Donnelly
- The Morris Area High School one act play, The Cove, took first place at the subsection one act competition on  Jan. 31 john huebner is a member of that cast
past week I attended services at the Wwv with deaconess Deb preaching (Thur.) and pr Mike Hanson (sun) afterwards I had a nice visits with Mary Dripps, the boys/ girls double header bb game at MAHS (both teams won) the presentation by Kristian Hawkins of students for life at umm, the Ron Carlson visitation at the funeral home “burgers and a blessing” at the diamond supper club .next week will be the final one until after Easter


























 










































Thursday, January 29, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 31st –Feb 6th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: some mild temps during the week has meant that most of the snow we got has melted
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: ST John’s WELCA Feb 3rd at 1:30 p.m. KCLW Feb 5th at 11: 00 a.m. adopted grandparent event on Feb 8th at 9:45 a.m. at Kong.

Good shepherd news: No bible study on Feb 3rd
Other church news: the glacial ridge elca conference assembly will be held on Feb. 8th at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
Community news: Kristan Hawkins will give a lecture on February 3 at 7 p.m. in SCI 2950 on the UMM campus. (Between the east and west wings of the science building) The topic will be "The Ugly Truth about Abortion: How it does more than just kill babies." Information on her and the organization can be found at http://www.yaf.org/Kristan-Hawkins.aspx.  Sponsored by the college republicans
Benefit for former Donnelly area resident Terry (Boerner) Krenz Feb 7th from 4 p.m. –midnight at the Mandan eagle club in Mandan ND. You can donate via this site http://www.gofundme.com/kkxb3w
The Threshing Bee Royalty Committee is asking all former TB Royalty to "Save the Date" for Saturday August 29th for our "Intros" during the coronation; Then on Sunday August 30th...Reunion Royalty Brunch & Parade.  Contact sandy Dunn for more info on this event 246-3292
Please email or personal message Sandra Johnson Dunn with your contact info: address, phone number. Once we get all contact info, you will be updated on schedule of events/dates/times. We look forward to meeting all of you again. If you know some of our past royalty...please pass the info on. Thank you.
The Bookmobile will be in town on main st Feb 2nd at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics :  Big Stone Lake  meet Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; Katie Giese tied for fourth on the vault and took third place with her stuck beam routine. In JV action Katie took fourth on the bars and third on the floor Shannon Kill Tied for 1st Place on Vault. Benson/KMS meet: Savannah Aanerud 5th Place on Vault, 2nd Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, Tied for 1st Place on Floor, Took 2nd Place in All-Around, JV meet Shannon Kill Tied for 5th Place on Vault regular duo meet season is now done for them
New members of the National Honor society include: Riley Biesterfeld, Brady Jergenson, Becca Holland, and Britany cardwell,
 Gage Backman of Donnelly earned high honors (4.0 gr avg.) at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall
Tiger wrestling: West Central conference meet (4th place); Jacob Speer (3rd place) 220 lbs.
Death notice Ron Carlson of Donnelly passed away on January 26th in Tx.as of this writing arrangements are pending with the Pedersen funeral home in Morris
Past week I attended the indoor car sale at heartland motors, annual meeting and dinner at Kongsvinger and “burgers and blessings” at the Met Lounge
It seems like every few days I wind up at McCollar Jewelry where we usually wind up talking about plans for the MHS class of ’55 60th class reunion (my mom taught some of the classmates in Donnelly) so I have learned a lot of class history such as the fact he was on the first Tiger basketball team that went to the state tournament. He says he has tentative confirmation from about a dozen of them that are planning on coming. We are looking for pictures for the reunion if you have some or know of somebody that does, send them to McCollar Jewelry 618 Atlantic Ave. Morris MN 56267 or e-mail them to me at aeanders@fedtel.net. 
Shannon Smith of St Petersburg FL spent some during the Christmas holiday season visiting her parents Gary and Pat Smith and other friends and family members in the area. Janice Halverson spent some time over the past weekend visiting her mother Bertha Larson and other family members in the area.

















 

















Friday, January 23, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 24th—30th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: the weather has been fairly mild during the past week some snow this week meant that snow removal equipment got a good work out again. Some freezing rain made for some very icy roadways on Sat. Highway 9 between Donnelly and Herman was closed for a while on Sat. due to an overturned cattle truck.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Kongsvinger’s annual meeting will be on Jan 25th at noon followed by a potluck dinner
Good shepherd news: none
Community news: The UMM College Republicans have scheduled Kristan Hawkins to give a lecture on February 3 at 7 pm in SCI 2950.(between the east and west wings of the science building) The topic will be "The Ugly Truth about Abortion: How it does more than just kill babies." Information on her and the organization can be found at http://www.yaf.org/Kristan-Hawkins.aspx.

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics Three Rivers Gymnastics meet (Wahpeton / Breckenridge) Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Bars, 2nd Place on Beam, 3rd Place on Floor, 2nd Place in All-Around; Long Prairie /Grey Eagle/ Browerville meet Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, Tied for 2nd Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; jv Katie Giese Tied for 2nd Place on Floor; Shannon Kill Tied for 1st Place on Vault
Science fair: blue Ribbons: Kamren Sperr (7th gr.)Sydney Sperr and Kendra Wevely (9th)
Spelling bee top 20 participants included Kellen Erdahl 7th grade; Jackson Loge 5th grade
Jackson Loge was named to the math masters’ 5th grade team
Death notices: LouAnn Moen, Glenwood, passed away on Jan 14th survivors include her sister Judy (Glen) Heinrichs and their family of the Morris/ Donnelly area
Jim and Lou Eystad attended Ruby Olson's funeral at the Pedersen funeral home on Jan. 12th
Past week I attended visitation for Rita Mulcahy, at the Pedersen funeral home; memorial service for Evelyn Underwood at Kongsvinger, the f.i.r.s.t. robotics fundraiser at Morris area elementary school, the Good Shepherd annual meeting, the habit for humanity fundraiser at the Legion, the twins winter caravan at Morris area elementary school music auditorium, the community meal at Faith Lutheran and the Stevens county republican party executive council meeting. It was announced that the county convention will be held on Feb 20th at the legion.  Several members of the college republicans from umm were on hand and announced plans for some upcoming events next month. I also visited Cal and Jan Bumgardner at their home, and my aunt Pearl A. Anderson at the west central homes
Jan 21st I attended “burgers and a blessing” at the diamond supper club where I had an opportunity to visit a little with the new interim pastor at First Lutheran-Morris Pr. Don Berheim. He lives on a farm between Benson and Starbuck.



















Saturday, January 17, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 17th-23rd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it has been a very cold week with -0 temps and strong winds making for some dangerous wind chills but temps are forecast to moderate later this week.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: St. John’s annual meeting will be Jan 18th at noon followed by a potluck dinner. Service times will switch on that day with Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. and St J at 11 a.m. Kongsvinger’s annual meeting will be on Jan 25th at noon followed by a potluck dinner
Plans are underway to once again utilize the shuffle board courts at St John’s by playing Sunday mornings about 9:45 A.M.
There are 3 radio broadcast scheduled for this year that need sponsorship contact the parish office for more details
Good shepherd news: the annual meeting will be on Jan 18th following worship services followed by a potluck dinner
The Jan newsletter for all 3 churches is now out extra copies are available in the back of all of them.
Stevens county Habit for humanity will have their annual pancake breakfast at the legion in Morris on Jan 18th from 8 am-12:30 pm free will offering
Community news: on Jan. 19th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm on main st at HD & co and the fireman will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Bar bingo starts on Jan. 16th at 7p.m. at “The Place to Be” in Donnelly to benefit the fire department
Donnelly rod & gun club is having their annual ice fishing contest today (Sat.) on Pome De Terre (Perkins) lake (public access) starting at 9 am
There will be an open house baby shower for Addison Lockrem (Tracey Kopel) at the Hedi Asmus home 8 riverside rd. in Morris from 3-5 pm on Jan 18th
Celebrations: MAHACA wrestling: Paynesville invite Jacob Speer 4th at 220#
Tiger gymnastics vs. big stones lake area meet Savannah Aanerud 3rd Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 1st Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; Jv action Katie Giese 1st Place on Beam, 3rd Place on Floor also 4th on the vault in varsity action; Moorhead meet: tigers took first in their division Savannah Aanerud took third overall. She took fourth on the vault, second on the bars, and tied for second with her floor routine.  Kourtney Geise is out for the season with an injury
Death notices: former Donnelly resident Evelyn Underwood passed away on Jan 9th her memorial services is at 10:30 am today (Sat.) at Kongsvinger Lutheran church rural Donnelly. As many of you know, she and her husband Bill worked in the Donnelly bank for many years.
Marion Sax of Hancock, passed away Jan 9th survivors include her stepsons’ former Donnelly area residents Wally, Curtis, Bob Jr. and the family of the late Donald (Tubby) Sax
Update on the community mentoring program that Jeanne Ennen started last spring. They now have a name RUSC Kinship (Raising Up Stevens County through mentoring) and board members including Matt Flogstad and Algene Larson from the Donnelly area
During coffee hour at Good Shepherd on Jan 11th we congratulated Jim and Lou Eystad on the occasion of their 61st wedding anniversary. 
Congratulations also go out to former Donnelly area residents Ken and Irene Van Horn who recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
On Jan 7th I helped out with NAPS at the sr. center in Morris and on the 14th attended “burgers and a blessing” at the met lounge, due to the cold weather and car trouble have not been out and about too much in the past few weeks except to stop in to see Wally McCollar and talk about his 60th class reunion this summer.









Thursday, January 8, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Jan 10th-16th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: it has been a very cold week with -0 temps and strong winds making for some dangerous wind chills
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: St. John’s annual meeting will be Jan 18th at noon followed by a potluck dinner. Service times will switch on that day with Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. and St J at 11 a.m. Kongsvinger’s annual meeting will be on Jan 25th at noon followed by a potluck dinner
Plans are underway to once again utilize the shuffle board courts at St John’s by playing Sunday mornings about 9:45 A.M.
There are 4 radio broadcast scheduled for this year that need sponsorship contact the parish office for more details



Good shepherd news: the annual meeting will be on Jan 18th following worship services followed by a potluck dinner
The Jan newsletter for all 3 churches is now out extra copies are available in the back of all of them.

Community news: on Jan. 12th the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. at HD & co, the fireman will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
Bar bingo starts on Jan. 16th at 7p.m. at “The Place To Be” in Donnelly to benefit the fire department
Celebrations: tiger gymnastics: Paynesville meet: Savannah Aanerud Tied for 3rd Place on Vault, 1st Place on Bars, 2nd Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 2nd Place in All-Around; junior varsity: Katie Giese 1st Place on Vault, Tied for 2nd Place on Bars, 2nd Place on Beam, 4th Place on Floor, 1st Place in All-Around; Shannon Kill Tied for 5th Place on Vault
Death notice Florence Larson of Willmar passed away on Jan 2nd survivors include her sister, former Donnelly resident Evelyn Underwood and her family
If you are going to put news for me in one of my Donnelly “mailboxes” please do so by noon Mon, although I usually check them late Tue a.m. ;on occasion I do check them Mon aft or evening if I am in Donnelly for a meeting or something else. If you are going to send it via other means (e-mail, phone calls, Facebook private message etc.), or put it in the McCollar jewelry “mailbox”, please do so by Tue evening, as that is when I usually do the most work on my column, however I can accept news until my deadline to submit the column which is 3 p.m. Thursday. I try my best to keep up with things like births ,deaths, weddings, other celebrations etc. ,but I do miss some on occasion so fell free to fill me in I miss something, while I have lived  here all my life I do not know everybody ,esp. some of the younger kids.