Thursday, April 17, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition: Apr. 19th- Apr. 25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: after some spring like weather last week it has turned cold again this week and we have some more snow.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger new: no Sunday school on Apr 20th. On April 27th Sunday school will be held at St. J at 9:45 am (adopted grandparents event) and Services will be broadcast on KMRS @ 11 AM in memory of Ervin and Leana Smith
Good Shepherd news. We had 4 young people confirmed on April 13th, Jake Anderson, Jacob Grunklle, Jasmine Luthi, and Briar Peterson
Other church news: Spring rummage sale at faith –Morris on April 23rd starting at 4 pm; “blessing and a burger” sponsored by Faith will be held at the diamond supper club starting on April 23rd at 7 pm
On April 24th there will be an ABC sale at Zion-Morris from 3-7 pm
First Lutheran Church will be hosting the missionary family, the Rev. Tessa Moon and Jon Leiseth, of South Africa ,next weekend, On April 26th for a supper, and a program and on April 27th at both services and during fellowship time between services contact the church for more info.
Advance tickets are now on sale for the new wine performances at first Lutheran in May
The Great Plains H.S. choir from Watertown SD will be in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran church-Morris on April 20th at 4 pm
Community news: Jeanne Ennen announces that the next community mentoring meeting is scheduled for Donnelly on April 22nd  at the community hall, with additional meetings in Chokio (24th) and Alberta (29th) all at 7 pm.  Contact her for more info.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, today (Saturday) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris. Please bring a favorite recipe to share with the couple.
  There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Nicole Daly, bride to be of Anthony Homan on April 26th, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Hall in Chokio.  Her parents are Paul and Pam Daly of Donnelly; grandparents Nick and Karen Daly of Chokio 
There will be an open house bridal shower for Fallon Meixel, bride to be of Wade Backman, on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club. This event is being hosted by Fallon and Wade’s aunts. Registry is at Macy’s and Target. His parents are Steve and Kathy, grandmother is Liz Aschman.

Douglas and Leah Nelson of Hancock are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Colter Combellick, son of Bill Combellick and Elizabeth Athey of Chokio; her grandparents are former Donnelly residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck of Mapleton MN the wedding is set for June 21st
An Open House Bridal Shower in honor of Jessica Nohl, bride to be of Taylor Witt will be held on May 3rd at the Morris Evangelical Free Church from 9-11 am. The couple will be wed August 16, in Morris. Her parents are Ray and Tracy (Loge) nohl

Gloria kill of Morris passed away on Apr. 9th survivors include her nephews Ray (Betty) kill and Joe (Julie) Kill and their families of Donnelly
James Squirer of Donnelly passed away on Apr. 11th.
Vern Erickson of Starbuck passed away on April 13th survivors include his sister former Donnelly area resident Marge Kleinhans and her family.

Other celebrations: tiger track (Meyer invitational-Morris) Rebekah Aanerud (2nd) 100 meters hurdles; Sprints 100 meters: (6th) Beth Holland 800: (7th) Rebekah Aanerud, Runs 3200 (3rd) Savannah Aanerud
The tiger 4x200 and 4x400 relays finished second, Beth Holland is a member of those teams.
Lqpv track meet   results 100 meter sprints Beth Holland (3rd) 800 meter run: (4th) Savannah Aanerud; 100 meter hurdles (4th) Rebekah Aanerud. All four of the relay teams finished 2nd Beth Holland, Rebekah & Savannah Aanerud and Kourtney Giese were members of those teams


In Tiger basketball awards Bryce Jergenson was named most improved, and to the all-west central conference team
The Donnelly community club had our first meeting of the year on the 14th as we begin making plans for this year’s bee on Aug. 23rd and 24th featuring Ford.  We are looking for ideas about how to celebrate our 50th, anybody has any ideas for it or any other suggestions or ideas for the bee or any other club sponsored activity let us know

                                 
Past week Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended confirmation services at Gs, Mark and I attended the St. J spring fling and vendor /craft show at the community hall.  I attended the community mentoring meeting in Hancock, the dfd fish fry in Donnelly, the cattleman’s steak fry, the community hymn sing at federated, visitation for Gloria kill at Gs, the visitation for ted dosdall and his funeral at the funeral home and at first Lutheran.
































Thursday, April 10, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition: Apr. 12th-18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news; as I start my 7th year of doing this column. I want to say mange takk to all my loyal readers who have made this column such a success. 
Weather news: we have finally gotten some sunny, mild, weather in the past week, but still some snow around, lots of frost in the ground yet, and the wind still has a bite to it.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger new: there will be joint services on April 13th at 11 a.m. at St John’s; no Sunday school on Apr 20th. See newsletter for details about other Holly week events

The St John’s spring fling is today (Saturday) from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the church
Good Shepherd news. Confirmation services will be on April 13th (Palm Sunday) @ 9 am, there will be services on April 17 and 18th at 7 p.m., and Easter Sunday at 9 am.
Other church news: “This and that” sale at the Federated church in Morris today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Community hymn sing on April 13th at 2 p.m. at the federated church in Morris everyone welcome
There will be an Easter egg hunt at hosanna worship center on April 13th at 10 am.
Spring rummage sale at faith –Morris April 23rd starting at 4 pm; “blessing and a burger” sponsored by faith will be held at the diamond supper club starting on April 23rd at 7 pm
The Great Plains H.S. choir from Watertown SD will be in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran church-Morris on April 20th at 4 pm
Community news: Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be several meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County in the weeks ahead contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Mentoring/664169436974376
Spring fling vendor and craft show, Donnelly Hall, today (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Silent auction with proceeds going to Hall Renovation Fund
Donnelly community club will meet on Apr 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall as we start making plans for the bee and other events.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, April 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris. Please bring a favorite recipe to share with the couple.
  There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Nicole Daly, bride to be of Anthony Homan on April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Hall in Chokio.  Her parents are Paul & Pam Daly of Donnelly; grandparents Nick and Karen Daly of Chokio 
 Card shower for Joyce (Jacobson) Olson in honor of her 70th birthday (PO Box 95 Donnelly MN 56235)
 Ruth Hoernemann of Ortonville passed away April 1st survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Pat Hoernemann and her family
Douglas and Leah Nelson of Hancock are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Colter Combellick, son of Bill Combellick and Elizabeth Athey of Chokio. Grandparents are former Donnelly residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck of Mapleton MN the wedding is set for June 21st There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of them today (Saturday), from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center in Morris
Levi Curtis Honzay was born on March 24, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to LeAnn and Benjamin Honzay of Donnelly. Grandparents are Clay, Sharon Van Horn of Donnelly and Ron and Joan Honzay of Olivia

4-h project bowl winner sr. 1 (1st )Jonna Moser was a member of that team sr. 2 (5th) place; Jon Moser was the coach; Jr. 2 (2nd) Justus Moser a team member; buskin bukero’s Jr. Horse team; (7th place )coached by Julie kill; red duns sr. horse team (2nd )Rebekah and Savanah Aanerud were members of that team
Other celebrations: Bryce Jergenson was named the tiger baseball co- Capt.; Chandler Erickson a catcher for the UMM cougar’s baseball team was named umac player of the week: Jackson Loge and Hope Sperr were among the 4th grade winners at the recent Science –math challenge at Morris area elementary school: Levin Strand recently obtained the rank of Eagle Scout
Mark Koepke reports that his checkup at the eye doctor this week was good they told him to keep doing what he has been doing and come back in 6 months. In the past week he and Ellen Wilts attended the open house at Grant county choppers in Herman, was a guest of Peggy Wishnack at faith- Morris for their congregational life program and attended the April birthday program at the WWV featuring Kaylene Mecklenburg.

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Past week I attended the st. co gen soc. mtg. at the WWV, visitation for my former neighbor Claudia Whilite at the e-s funeral home in Hoffman. The pope county expo at MAHS, the birthday party for Gary weers at GS services at the WWV with pr. Mike Hanson, afterwards I visited with Mary Dripps, visitation for Rubye Alfson at the Pederson funeral home and bible study and Lenten services at Gs
































Thursday, April 3, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition: Apr. 5-11th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well in the past week it has been Minnesota land of 10,000 different weather patterns as we have had sunny mild weather, rain, sleet, hail, snow, stormy weather even reports of tornadoes. 
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will conclude on April 9th at Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. There will be joint services on Apr13th at 11 a.m. at St John’s ; Apr 17th at  St John’s ,Apr 18th at Kongsvinger both at 7 p.m. (supper preceding both services), no Sunday school on Apr 20th. See newsletter for details.

The St John’s spring fling is April 12th items are wanted for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381 for a list of items you can bring them to the church by April 10th.
Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will conclude on Apr 9th at 7 p.m. Confirmation services will be on April 13th (Palm Sunday) and there will be services at 7p.m. on April 17 and 18th.
It’s a celebration of Gary Weers 75th birthday. Join us for coffee and refreshments after services Sunday, April 6th provided by his daughter Irene Maloney.
There are signup sheets at all three churches for flowers for Easter
The April newsletters for the parish and good shepherd are now out; extra copies are available in the back of all three churches
Community hymn sing on April 13th at 2 p.m. at the federated church everyone welcome
This that that sale at Federated in Morris April 12th 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Community news: The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner (free will donation) will be held today (Saturday) from 3 – 7 P.M. at the Hancock Community Center. 
Someplace safe –Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6th at Old # 1 Southside Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be several meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County in the weeks ahead contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Mentoring/664169436974376
Red hatters meet April 7th at 9 a.m. at the Herman bar and grill, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. at HD & co, the rendsville 4-h, and the Donnelly city council will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire and community hall
Donnelly community club will meet on Apr 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall as we start making plans for the bee and other events.
There will be an open house bridal shower honoring Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, today (Saturday) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris.
Muriel Cardwell announces that after 25 years her business MC Cutters will be closing on April 17th due to issues with carpal tunnel syndrome
the Donnelly fire department annual fish fry at the Donnelly hall will be held on April 11th serving starts at 4:30 p.m.

Douglas and Leah Nelson of Hancock are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Colter Combellick, son of Bill Combellick and Elizabeth Athey of Chokio. Grandparents are former Donnelly residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck of Mapleton MN the wedding is set for June 21st There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of them Saturday April 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center in Morris
Kinsley Jo Whittemore was born on March 13, at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls to Erik and Melissa Whittemore of Donnelly. Grandparents are Dave and Julie Whittemore of Donnelly, and Kelly and Paula Zimmerman of Chokio
Vernon Jesse Griffith of Fiesta Village, Mission, Texas and Morris, Minnesota, died March 9th survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Elaine (Hatlestad) Loher
Former Donnelly area resident Claudia Whilite passed away on April 1st her funeral is today (Saturday) at Zion Lutheran in Hoffman at10 a.m. survivors include her niece Joyce (Alan) Olson of Donnelly 

Savannah Aanerud was named Most Valuable Gymnast at the tiger sports banquet held recently she and Kourtney Geise were named to all west central conference team.
Beth Holland was named all area team -honorable mention from the west central tribune
Former Donnelly resident Karenna Johnson won an award for her science fair project “in other words- does learning a second language increase your mental flexibility?” ; at the Springfield MN elementary school and she will be going  to the regional competition next month.
Past week I attended the seminar at wulf farms and their cattle sale, traveled to Willmar for 7th district republican convention, afterwards I visited with some relatives in the area , went to see the Christy play in Glenwood., and helped Jim and Lou Eystad with NAPS distribution
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition:  March 29nd-apr 4th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: although temperatures have not been too bad in the past week there has been a very strong  wind almost every day making it feel very cold out there, however much of the snow is gone.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s and Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. The complete schedule which also includes Holy week schedule is included in the March newsletter and is also posted on the doors of the churches.
The St John’s spring fling is April 12th items are wanted for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381 for a list of items you can bring them to the church starting on April 3rd.
Joint services at 11 a.m. at St John’s on March 30th note the change from what was announced earlier
Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will be held every Wed @ 7 p.m. until Holy week. Confirmation services will be on April 13th
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Community news: Lighthouse productions presents “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood tonight (Saturday) at 7 p.m. and March 30th at 2 p.m. several members of the Andy Aanerud family are members of the cast
The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner (free will donation) will be held on April 5th from 3 – 7 P.M. at the Hancock Community Center. 
Someplace safe –Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6th at Old # 1 Southside Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting April 1st at west Pomme lodge registration begins at 5 p.m.
Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be upcoming meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County starting next month contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Mentoring/664169436974376
Red hatters meet April 7th @ 9 a.m. at the Herman bar and grill, the bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 p.m. @ HD & co, the rendsville 4-h, and the Donnelly city council will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire and community hall
There will be an open house bridal shower honoring Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, Saturday, April 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Federated Church in Morris.
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 3rd at 1:30 p.m.   at the west wind Village (room 108)
The 7th district republican endorsing convention will be held today (Saturday) at the holiday inn in Willmar
Muriel cardwell announces that after 25 years her business mc cutters will be closing on April 17th due to issues with carpal tunnel syndrome
Former Donnelly resident Karenna Johnson won an award for her science fair project “in other words- does learning a second language increase your mental flexibility?” ; at the Springfield MN elementary school and she will be going  to the regional competition next month.

Among the Winter Athletes of the Week recognized at the Tiger sports banquet were gymnasts Kourtney Giese, Savannah Aanerud, girls' basketball players Beth and Becca Holland, Rebekah Aanerud, boys’ basketball player Bryce Jergenson, and wrestling Jacob Speer
Beth Holland and Bryce Jergenson were selected to play in tomf “jam the gym” event today (Saturday) in Bird Island, doors open at 4 p.m.
Little Miss Donnelly Princess Jessalyn Marshall received 3rd place in her 5th grade class, at the Herman School Science Fair, for her exhibit on how the use of pulleys in Threshing  machines made threshing faster and easier than the use of Hand Flails
Thanks to Bob Burner the co-op manager for this: The Donnelly co-op held their annual meeting at the community center on March 20th starting with a noon meal served by the st John’s ladies. Pres. Mark Lampert called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. Carol Boehland of Hennen & Associates presented the audit report Highlights were an increase of sales of $650,000 to 9.2 million and earnings of 7.777% which resulted in net savings of $717,270, a 35% cash distribution of $235,000 paid out with a $65,000 equity revolvement paid in Dec. 13 for a total of $300,000 to patrons, total sale increases over the past 3 yrs. have been over $3, 0000,000.  Other highlights include a presentation by Dave Whitmore agronomy manager about the purchase of a new 2014 rogator, a new bobcat, and a new 65 ft. anhydrous applicator, Mitch Daly was introduced as the new agronomist, his dad Paul Daly was thanked for his 12 years of service to the board. Chris Smith was reelected to the board and David Larson was elected to replace Paul Daly. At the board reorganization meeting Kirby Hufford was elected as Chairman, Chris as a vice chair, and Jerry Werk as Secretary. A good crowd was on hand for the event, thank you to the co-op for the nice cooler on wheels I won from them
in the past week Andy Brevig and I attended the district 12 republican endorsing convention in elbow lake (Jeff Backer won on the first ballot) Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Lenten services and Bible study at good shepherd ,I spent some time at the KMRS/KKOK    spring expo, (thanks to the Stevens  county  pheasants forever chapter for the nice thermos I won from them out there) ,attended the lions pancake breakfast at the Lee Center, the visitation for Sam Logan at St Mary’s church in Chokio, the visitation for Charlie Berg  at the funeral home, and his memorial service at our Saviors Lutheran church in Chokio , played several games of bunko at good shepherd ,attended the white bear lake insurance company annual meeting at the Minnewaska house by starbuck (thanks to them for the nice little cooler I won) enroute to it I stopped to visit Rev and Mrs. Norm Olsen of rural Starbuck, enroute home I stopped to visit Darlene Christoferson at her home in Starbuck.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition:  March 22nd-28th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well I guess we knew that the nice weather of the past few weeks was too good to be true we had several inches of snow Tue a.m. creating very slippery condition forcing many events to be canceled and/or ppd.  Oh well it is tournament time so we have to have a storm.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s and Kongsvinger with coffee fellowship to follow. The complete schedule is printed in the March newsletter and is also posted on the doors of the churches
The St John’s spring fling is Apr 12th items are wanted for the raffle and white elephant sale.  Contact Joan Kopacek at 246-3381 for a list of items you can bring them to the church starting on April 3rd.
Joint services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 a.m. March 23rd and 11 a.m. at St John’s on March 30th note the change from what was announced earlier
Good Shepherd news:  Lenten services will be held every Wed @ 7 p.m. until holy week.
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 There will be another game of bunko at the church on March 23rd starting with a bbq dinner following adult bible study about 11:30 a.m. then we will play for a while. Everyone is welcome.
Other church news: Assumption Catholic Church will have guest speakers during lent and the St Mary’s school fish fry is March 21st, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the American legion-Morris.  Contact the church office for details on any of these events.
Community news: Lighthouse productions presents “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood March 27-29th at 7 p.m. and March 30th at 2 p.m. several members of the Andy Aanerud family are members of the cast
Farm Bureau Estate & Business Succession Seminar will be held at West Pomme Lodge, 45572 140th Street, Donnelly on March 26 from Noon – 2 p.m. Rsvp by March 19! Call 320-589-3553.
The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner (free will donation) will be held on April 5th from 3 – 7 P.M. at the Hancock Community Center. 
Someplace safe –Stevens County is having all you can eat Belgian waffle brunch on April 6th at Old # 1 Southside Morris from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting April 1st at west Pomme lodge registration begins at 5 p.m.
Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be upcoming meetings on the community mentoring program though out Stevens County starting next month contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Mentoring/664169436974376

Former Donnelly area resident Eugene “Sam” Logan passed away on March 8th. Survivors include his daughter Jerri (Dean) Erickson. His funeral is today (Saturday) at St Mary’s catholic church in Chokio at 10:30 a.m.
Gerald (Gene) Kellen of TX passed away on March 10th; survivors include his daughter Jean (Bob) Ritzschke
Raymond Runyon of Gillette Wyoming passed away on March 15th; survivors include his wife former Donnelly area resident Rebeca (Sperr) and her parents Paul and Betty Sperr of Donnelly.
Among the Winter Athletes of the Week recognized at the Tiger sports banquet were gymnasts Kourtney Giese, Savannah Aanerud, girls' basketball players Beth and Becca Holland, Rebekah Aanerud, and boys' basketball player Bryce Jergenson
Joan Kopacek was amongst the group that traveled to the State Capital Monday March 17th for “Veterans on the Hill Day”. They listened to speeches in the Rotunda and later talked to Senator Tory and Rep. Jay
         
The Donnelly community club had it annual meeting on March 17th at the hall. Kermit Lange was reelected to the board, and Ron Bouressa was elected to it. We had a fair year last year, our button sales at the gate this year were down considerably due in part to the excessive heat during the bee weekend ,which meant less income to pay the bills with. That is why we have reserves and hope for better things this year.  Mark your calendars for this year’s bee on August 23rd-24th. This year’s feature is Ford ,next year (2015) we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary so we are looking for ideas on how to celebrate, and would also appreciate any pictures or memorabilia from past shows that you might have, contact Harry Kruize at 246-3337 or e-mail donnellythreshingbee@runestone.net  for more info. Thank you to the community club for the Donnelly bucks I won at the meeting and a huge thank you to Corrine Larson for making a new robe for threshing bee queen. The next meeting is April 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall.
In the past week several of us from the Donnelly area attended the noon lunch at Pederson’s Agri serv, open house at Larson’s farm supply, and the New Horizons Ag services annual meeting, I also visited Sam and Dorothy Johrdheim at their home in Donnelly. She was among the St John’s WELCA ladies who hosted their annual ST. Pats day party at the WWV and afterwards stopped to visit some of the residents there.




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Thursday, March 13, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition:  Mar 15th-21st
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news for the first time in a very long time (somebody said since Oct) we have enjoyed some sunshine and temps in the upper 40’s a lot of the snow is actually melting fast. I read that we had about 50 days of -0 temps.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between St John’s Mar 19th Apr 2nd and 18th (Good Fri)  and Kongsvinger Mar, 26th, Apr 9th and 17th (Maundy Thurs.) with coffee fellowship to follow. More details in upcoming columns
The Kongsvinger parish hall is now open for use again after the plumbing problem has been fixed
The St John’s women of the evangelical Lutheran church in America will be serving lunch at the west wing village in Morris at 2 pm on 3/17
Joint services at Kongsvinger at 8:30 am Mar 23rd and 11 am at St John’s on Mar 30th
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news:  Lenten services will be held every Wed @ 7 pm until holy week. No suppers this year
Weekly bible studies on the Augsburg confession will be held on Tuesdays @ 10 a.m., until after Easter. Everyone welcome
On Mar 16th the senior high youth will be having a basket auction & pancake breakfast to raise funds for a trip to Flathead Lutheran bible camp in Montana  after services about 10:30 am free will donation.
 We will have another game of bunko at the church on Mar 23rd more details next week
Other church news: Assumption Catholic Church will have a St. Pats day dinner on Mar 16 at the church from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ;they will also have guest speakers during lent and St Mary’s school fish fry 3/21, beginning at 4:30 pm at American legion-Morris.  Contact the church office for details on any of these events.
Community news: The Donnelly Community Club will have their annual meeting on March 17th (ppd from Mar 10th) beginning at 6:30 p.m. with meal to follow. Everyone is welcome. If you are unable to attend you may send you dues to Mary Werk at 22662 120th St. Herman, Minn. 56246. For more information call 320-795-2437320-795-2437 or 320-246-3337320-246-3337
New horizons Ag services annual meeting legion-Herman 3/17 beginning with a noon meal
Donnelly co-op annual meeting 3/20 at the community hall beginning with a noon meal
The district 12A Republican Party endorsing convention will be held on Mar 22nd at the west central north elementary school in Elbow Lake beginning with registration at 9:30 am convention starts at 10 am
Lighthouse productions presents “Christy” at Central Square in Glenwood Mar 27-29th @ 7 pm and Mar 30th at 2 pm. several members of the Andy Aanerud family are members of the cast
Irish meal at Morris senior center 5/18 @5:30 pm, tickets available at the door
Farm Bureau Estate & Business Succession Seminar will be held at West Pomme Lodge, 45572 140th Street, Donnelly (Luther crest west) on Wednesday, March 26 from Noon – 2 pm. Reserve your spot by March 19! Call 320-589-3553320-589-3553.
The 2nd Annual Sgt. Kurt Kruize Foundation Dinner will be held on April 5 from 3 – 7 PM at the Hancock Community Center.  There will be a Pulled pork sandwich dinner, and silent auction, with a free will donation.
Jaina Beth Felton was born on February 28, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Jarrod and Kari Felton of Morris. Grandparents are David and Beth Felton of Brookings, S.D. and Robert and Debrah Danelz of Donnelly.
Gloria Heuer of Morris passed away on Mar 7th survivors include her daughter Deanna of Donnelley. Her brother in law Barry Gades and sister in law Jane Harstad are the president and secretary of the Donnelley community club
Former Donnelly area resident Eugene “Sam” Logan passed away on Mar 8th. Survivors include his daughter Jerri (dean) Erickson. As of this writing funeral arrangements are pending .
Students of the quarter include Logan Mau most improved (7th) and Brady Jergenson extra mile (10th).Beth Holland was an AAA winner.
In the past week the Kopacek family, Marvel Wagner and I attended the Stevens county genealogical society meeting at the West Wing Village this was the first meeting Marvel has been able to attend since she became ill. Andy Brevig and I attended an informal get together with Jeff Becker a candidate for house dist. 12a and the Stevens county republican convention, both at the legion in Morris. Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the hymn sing, bible study and Lenten services at good shepherd, the habit for humanity pork chop fund raiser at the Legion and the visitation for Gloria Heuer at Pedersen funeral home. She is a distant relative of mine. Mark and I visited Verle and Della Dunn in their home in Donnelly. I also attended the history of Ag in Stevens County by Ward Voorhees at the soil lab in Morris





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Friday, March 7, 2014

donnelly news



Next edition:  mar 8th-14th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news; this issue is dedicated to the memory of my mom who passed away Mar 14 1994
Weather news well after umpteen weeks of bitterly cold weather temps have finally moderated and are forecasted to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Even we hardy Minnesotans have gotten tired of the cold.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between Kongsvinger Mar 12th, 26th, Apr 9th and 17th (Maundy Thurs.) and St John’s Mar 19th Apr 2nd and 18th (Good Fri) with coffee fellowship to follow. More details in upcoming columns
The March newsletter is now out; extra copies are available in the back of both churches
Due to Frozen water pipes the Kong parish hall is closed until further notice
KCLW will meet on Mar 13th at 11 am reminder meetings are now on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news:  Lenten services will be held every Wed @ 7 pm until holy week. No suppers this year
Weekly bible studies on the Augsburg confession will be held on Tuesdays @ 10 a.m., until after Easter. Everyone welcome
There will a community hymn sing at Good Shepherd at 2 p.m. on Mar 9th. This is the last one that has been scheduled, but if your church would like to participate in one, contact Ken or Linda Hodgson.
On Mar 16th the senior high youth will be having a basket auction & pancake breakfast to raise funds for a trip to Flathead Lutheran bible camp in Montana
Other church news West Central homes will have their annual meeting on Mar 9th at Faith –Morris at 1:30 p.m.
Evangelical Lutheran church in America’s Glacial Ridge conference assembly will be held on Mar 9th at 1:30 p.m. at Glenwood Lutheran in Glenwood
Assumption Catholic Church will have a St. Pats day dinner on Mar 16 at the church from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. they will also have guest speakers during lent contact the church office for details
Habitat for humanity will have a pork chop supper fundraiser on Mar 10th at the Legion in Morris beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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The Donnelly community club will have their annual meeting on Mar 10th beginning at 6:30 pm with meal to follow. Everyone welcome if unable to attend you may send you dues to Mary Werk 22662 120th st Herman MN 56246 more info call 795-2437 or 246-3337
township meetings and elections will be held on Mar 11th most meetings will be at 4:30 pm with elections to follow ,check with your town clerk or county auditor for times and places for your local township
The Stevens county historical society will have their annual meeting on Mar 9th at the museum starting with a social hour at noon. Tickets and more info are available at the museum.
The followings couples have or are celebrating significant wedding anniversaries Arven and Joan Graff, Chester and Gloria Larson both 60 years ;Kevin and Rhoda Asmus 40 years
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Curt and Brooke Gillespie recently graduated from auctioneering school.

State torch award winners at the recent regional business professionals of America meeting were Carly Gullickson, Beth Holland, John and Justine Hubener, and Brady Jergenson. You can read about other awards they and other Donnelly area kids won on my blog. Donnellyminn.blogspot.com
Beth Holland was a state FFA degree region 3 star in Agri business. You can read a list of other awards she and other Donnelly area kids won on my blog

In the past week Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended Bible study and ash Wed services at Good shepherd, Mark and I helped with NAPS distribution, afterwards we took a box up to the sunrise apts and stayed to visit with my aunt Pearl for a while.