Thursday, May 21, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 23rd-29th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news:  It rained off and on most of last week we got about 3-4”of rain over the weekend and it has turned cold this week, we actually had some snow Mon a.m.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  There will be joint services at St. John’s on May 24th and at Kong May 31st both at 9 a.m.
On May 17th Taya Jane Lehman was baptized at Kongsvinger.
Our graduates this year are Hannah Jo Larson and Amanda Casselton
Good shepherd news: youth (7th-12th) are invited to a high ropes course, a rocking climbing wall, and zip line at Luther crest –Alex on June 3rd, please register by May 27th
Mitchell Aschman and Lacce Jo Mananum were recognized as our graduates this yr. on May 17th.
Other church news:  New Wine performances begin this month. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on May 27th, and June 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m. homecoming concert is July 1st at first-Morris at 7 pm
There will be a farewell coffee hour for interim pastor Don Berheim on May 31st at 10 am at first Lutheran. Graduating seniors will also be recognized
Vbs at bethel Lutheran Herman May 26-29th more info 284-2490 or 677-2409
Burgers, beverages and blessing is suspended until a new location can be found for it. (New business moving into old location)
Community news A supper and silent auction benefit for Randy Fults of Donnelly will be held today (Saturday) from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at-Faith-Morris. Thrivent Financial will provide supplemental funding. Donations may be made at Dacotah Bank. Randy is home recovering from major heart surgery in Rochester last week. If you would like to volunteer to help or provide food or silent auction items, please contact Karen Uphoff at 246-3533. His parents are Virgil and Theresa Fults
Stevens’ county geological society will meet on June 4th at 1:30 pm at the Morris library
City council and rendsville 4-h will meet on June 1st at 7 pm at city hall and St. John’s.
Death notices none
Celebrations: Tiger track: the girls placed 4th in the state true team meet, Savannah Aanerud finished first in the 800 m run, the girls finished first at the wcc meet at Benson on May 15th the boy s 2nd. Savannah Aanerud and Islande Sperr finished in the top 12 either individually or a member of a relay team, on the boys side john huebner finished in the top 10 in his events.
The tiger sb team won the west central conference north title recently going undefeated in the conference; team members include Sam Henrichs, Becca Holland, and Brooke Gillespie. Brooke threw a new hitter in the opening game of the section playoffs in Morris on May 19th
Jill Loge has been named personal banker at the bremer bank in Morris
Nancy Erdahl received an outstanding factuality award from UMM recently
I had a note form Corrine Larson in my box about the threshing bee parade: the parade committee is looking for “things” that are 50 yrs. old for the parade; trucks, tractors cars etc. as well as those 50 years old, or who been married 50 yrs. or anything else you can think of. Call Lori Sperr 246-3496 or Kaylene Mecklenburg 795-2711 for more info or to register a unit in the parade. “Thank you in advance for helping us have a grand parade” reminder the threshing bee dates are Aug. 29th and 30th and IH is the feature this year as well as anything made in ’65. The next community club mtg is June 8th.
I will be doing my annual grad recognition in a few weeks if you have any esp. higher Ed let me know or of any open houses
Lois Johnson called me to say something had been stolen from her husband (Ken’s) grave recently and she asked that it be returned ASAP no questions asked

































































Friday, May 15, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition Feb 7th-13th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: weather has been a bit of a potpourri this last week some nice days followed some colder ones Tue was had freezing rain in the a.m. which made for slippery driving
St John’s/Kongsvinger news: Lenten services will again alternate between
St John’s and Kongsvinger at 7pm with a soup supper at 6 pm preceding services starting with Ash Wed services at Kong on Feb 18th (no supper) continuing at St john’s on Feb 25th.
  An inter-generational Sunday School Event “A Mountain Top Experience” will be held on Sunday, February 15th from 9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at the Kongsvinger Parish Hall. All people of all ages are most welcome to join us for this event

Good shepherd news Lenten services will be held on Wed eves at 7 pm starting with Ash Wed services on Feb 18th 
There will be a breakfast on Mar 8th following services to raise money for improvements to the parking lot.
Other church news: St. Mary’s School annual dinner and auction will be held today (Sat) beginning with social hour at 5 p.m. at the Old No. 1 Southside in Morris.

The glacial ridge assembly of the ELCA that was ppd on Feb 8th has been rescheduled for Feb 22 at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran –Alberta
Habitat for humanity pancake breakfast: Saturday February 21st 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. @ Hancock community center. Free will donation

Community news: The Donnelly Fire Department meets on Feb. 16th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall and bookmobile will be in town at 3:30 pm
The Stevens County Republican Party’s annual convention will be held on Feb 20th at 7 p.m. at the Morris American Legion. Rep Backer and Sen. Westrom will also be holding a town hall meeting at the library from 3:45-4:30 pm earlier that day
There will be an open house 100th birthday celebration for Marlys Alm on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Wind Village. Everyone is welcome. No gifts, please.   

Death notice: former Donnelly area resident Della Cin passed away on
Feb 9th
Celebrations: tiger Sports: Wrestling at the Dr. Busian wrestling tournament mahaca 3rd place ,Jacob Sperr 3rd at 220 lbs., Brady Cardwell 4th place 132# Keaton Long from West Central area was the champ at 132#
Gymnastics west central conference meet tigers 3rd  Tiger gymnastics wcc meet tigers 3rd (also third in conference standings) Savannah Aanerud Tied for 10th Place on Vault, Tied for 8th Place on Bars, 5th Place on Beam, 9th on Floor, 5th in All-Around
Katie Giese and Savannah Aanerud performed stuck Beam routines; Savannah also made all conference
Amanda Luthi of Donnelly graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica on Dec. 13 in a commencement ceremony at the Reif Gymnasium on campus. Luthi graduated with a bachelor of science in Nursing.
Huxton Evan Brustuen was born on February 4, 2015 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Abigail Kontz and Josh Bogenreif of Donnelly.  Grandparents are Tom and Elise Kontz of Clara City, Brian Daly and Kris Kontz of Alberta, and Brenda Brustuen of Morris.
On Jan. 27, the Morris Area High School knowledge bowl teams attended a meet in Fergus Falls. Morris Mahoney took first place in the written round and third place overall, Adam Uphoff is a member of that team. Morris Misty Blue took eighth place. Amber and Dalton Uphoff are members of that team
Hancock Jr. high girl’s bb team won a tournament in Sisseton bennet Nienhaus was a member of that team
Keaton Long is a member of the west central area knights wrestling team that won the prairie lakes conference tournament
Past week attended the memorial service for Don Uphoff at faith, Mark Koepke and I attended the gymnastic fundraiser at the Pizza ranch, worship services at West Central homes with Deaconess Deb presiding afterwards we visited a few min with my aunt Pearl A. Anderson in the eve we attend the spaghetti fund raiser at the Morris evangelical free church, 
Burgers and blessing at the diamond supper club (this will be on hiatus until after Easter.)


As many of you know I spent last weekend in the hospital for some medical issues thanks to Wally McCollar and Mark for their help while I was in the hospital, and to Pr Mike Hanson and everyone else who visited me up there.
Class of’55 update: Wally is putting the finishing touches on the invitations for the class reunion and they should be in the mail shortly. He says he has already booked 7 rooms at the Prairie inn for his classmates .a reminder if you have any pictures of the class, or a ’55 Iwatka you can drop them off at Wally’s store ,send them to him, or e-mail them too me at aenders@fedtel.net His # at the store is 320-589-0127






























 


















Thursday, May 14, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 16th -22nd
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. This week’s edition is dedicated to Mark’s foster Mom Elsie Koepke who passed away 10 years ago today (Sat.)
Weather news:  everybody’s spirits were raised over the weekend as we had a “million$ rain we got about 2” here. Most farmers in the area have their crops in some are up more will be now
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  If anyone has a graduate in the family this year please let the parish office know ASAP. 
There will be joint services at St. John’s on May 24th and at Kong May 31st both at 9 a.m.
Good shepherd news: there will be a special congregational meeting on May 17th to discuss options for the parking lot.
Open house wedding dance for Kathy O’Keeffe and Dave Anderson today (Saturday) at west Pomme Lodge from 8p.m. to midnight
Other church news:  New Wine performances begin this month. The first church performance is on May 17th at Faith Lutheran at 9 a.m. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on May 27th, and June 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m.
Community news on May 18th the Donnelly firemen will meet at the fire hall at 7 p.m.
A supper and silent auction benefit for Randy Fults of Donnelly will be held on May 23rd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at-faith-Morris. Thrivent Financial will provide supplemental funding. Donations may be made at Dacotah Bank. Randy is home recovering from major heart surgery in Rochester last week. If you would like to volunteer to help or provide food or silent auction items, please contact Karen Uphoff at 246-3533. His parents are Virgil and Theresa Fults
There are two Open House Bridal Showers today (Sat.) from 10 a.m. –noon:  the first one is for Sydney Beyer, bride to be of Mac Kampmeier  at the Morris Sr. center the 2nd one is for Maria Cin and  Jeffrey McSorley, Jr. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Morris.  Recipe cards are requested for both couples.

Death notices Sylvia L. Krei age 93 of Maple Grove, MN (formerly of Alberta, MN) passed away on May 8, survivors include her sister former Donnelly area resident Bertie (Ralph) Sperr of Morris and their family

Tiger track: The girls tiger track team will be competing the state true team track meet in Stillwater today (Sat.) at the Ortonville meet Islande Sperr placed in the top 6 either individually or as a member of a relay team, for the boys John huebner placed in the top 10 in events he competed in. (some track members did not compete here due to the national Bpa convention)
The owl JV team recently won a bb tournament in Wheaton; Brent Nienhaus was a member of that team
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The Donnelly community club had a lengthy meeting on May 11th as we discussed suggestions and ideas for the bee.  It was decided to raise admission prices by a dollar; I had to leave early before discussion was finished on several other ideas. I had a note form Corrine Larson in my box about the parade: the parade committee for the bee is looking for “things” that are 50 yrs. old for the parade trucks, tractors cars etc. as well as those 50 yrs. Old, or who been married 50 yrs. or anything else you can think of .call Lori Sperr 246-3496 or Kaylene Mecklenburg 795-2711 for more info or to register a unit in the parade. “Thank you in advance for helping us have a grand parade” reminder the threshing bee dates are Aug. 29th and 30th & IH is the feature this year as well as anything made in ’55.
Class of ’55 update: all classmates should have received their invitations by now and reservations are trickling in. hope many of you saw the ad in the May 09 the edition of the sun Tribune look for more updates in the upcoming weeks.
I will be doing my annual grad recognition in a few weeks if you have any esp. higher Ed let me know.
Past week burgers beverages and blessings at diamond club, Stevens county genealogical society meeting at library national day of prayer service at Morris e free church, all town rummage sales in Hancock funeral service for Marilyn Kaehler at the funeral home. Spring fling at H-N school, concert at Messiah Lutheran-Hoffman, visitation for Sylvia Schmidt at funeral home, presentation by Doug Ohman on historical houses at Elbow Lake library













Thursday, May 7, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 2nd-8th

Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers esp. to those like me who have our mothers in heaven now

Weather news:  sunny warm mild weather during the last week means that most farmers were able to get in the fields and get their crops in. I suspect by the time most of you read this most farmers will be just about done planting for the year. However it is still very dry we have not had a good rain yet this spring

St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  Beginning in June there will be joint worship services at Kong on Sun a.m. and St. John’s Wed. eve. until further notice, the schedule is in the May newsletter available in the back of both churches

If anyone has a graduate in the family this year please let the parish office know ASAP. 
Other church news:  New Wine performances begin this month. The first church performance is on May 17th at Faith Lutheran at 9 a.m. Dessert Theatre Performances will be at First Lutheran on May 27th, and June 3rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran. The last two church performances before the tour will be on, June 14th, at First Lutheran and June 21st at Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus both at 9 a.m.
Community news: May 11th the bookmobile will be in town on main st at 3:30 p.m., the Donnelly community club will meet at the community hall, and the firemen will meet at the fire hall both at 7 p.m.

A supper and silent auction benefit for Randy Fults - will be held on May 23rd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at-faith-Morris. Thrivent Financial will provide supplemental funding. Donations may be made at Dacotah Bank. (Randy is having major heart surgery.) If you would like to volunteer to help or provide food or silent auction items, please contact Karen Uphoff at 320-246-3533. His parents are Virgil and Theresa Fults

Open House Bridal Shower for Sydney Beyer, bride to be of Mac Kampmeier May 16th 10 a.m. –noon at Morris Sr. center

Death notices Marilyn J Kaehler, of Morris passed away on April 30th survivors include her sister Joann (Arven) Graff and brother in law Milfred Kaehler both of the Donnelly area and their families. Her funeral is today (Saturday) at the funeral home in Morris

Sylvia Schmidt of Morris passed away on May 7th survivors include her daughter Gail (Paul) Kloos and family of the Donnelly area. As of this writing funeral arrangements are pending.

Tiger track: Benson girls 1st, boys 3rd; Islande Sperr, Becca Holland and Savannah Aanerud finished in the top 4 in the events they competed in either individually or as a member of a relay team at Benson, Sisseton and Hawley, and true team section, on the boys side Dalton Lupke and Levin Strand finished in the top 10 in the events they competed in either individually or as members or a relay team at all 4 meets. The tiger girls also won the section 5 true team championship on May 5th at UMM, the boys finished 5th.

Maria Cin and Jeffrey McSorley Jr. are engaged to married, her parents are Jerry and Wanda Cin of Morris a bridal shower for them will be held May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Morris. 
Kashton Lee Hormann was born on April 28 to Devin and Chelsea Hormann of Starbuck.  Grandparents include Dean and Leila Hormann of Starbuck.  Great grandparents include John DeLong of Morris.

At the West central area h.s. wrestling banquet Keaton Long was recognized for having the most escapes during the year

MAES math masters placed 12th at the woodland elem. school in Alex, Jackson Loge a member of that team

The following were members of groups that received superior and/or excellent awards at the solo and ensemble concert held at MAHS recently  Becca Holland, Lindsay Flogstad, John Huebner, Mason Dunn, Adam Uphoff ,Brittany Cardwell ,Lee Eystad, Amber Uphoff, Shannon Kill

The 2015 RTA directory is now out extra copies available at HD & co in Donnelly.

Andrea Bobrick has been hired as the new director of the rusk kinship in Morris













Thursday, April 30, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition May 2nd-8th

Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news. I want everyone to know that I did write a column last week but “for various reasons” it did not get in the paper.   It is however on –line at the papers website, and my blog ,and I have printed a copy and posted it in the po in Donnelly for you to read  & I will also leave one at McCollar Jewelry for anyone that wants to read it

Weather news: well hopefully the cold weather has left us for good and we can continue to enjoy the warm sunny weather we have enjoyed this week. I personally have not seen a lot of field work going on however it is my understanding there is a lot of it going on.

St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  there will be joint communion services on May 3rd at 11 am at Kongsvinger


If anyone has a graduate in the family this year please let the parish office know ASAP.

Other church news:  National day of prayer at 7 pm at the Morris evangelical free church on May 7th
The dates for the desert theater performances of new wine have been changed to May 27th and June 3rd @ 6pm @1st-Morris
Community news: on May 3rd the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet in a 7 p.m. at city hall and St John's in Donnelly

May 11th the bookmobile will be in town on main st at 3:30 pm the Donnelly community club will meet at the community hall and the firemen will meet at the fire hall both at 7 pm

May 6th the Stevens county genealogical society will meet at 1:30 pm at the Morris library
Open House Bridal Shower for Sydney Beyer, bride to be of Mac Kampmeier May 16th 10 am –noon at Morris Sr. center

“Wags, whiskers, and wine” sponsored by Stevens community humane society today (Sat.) at old # 1 Southside beginning with social hr. at 6 pm tickets available at the door

Death notices Elizabeth "Betty" Pollard of Cyrus passed away on Apr. 25 survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly area resident Geesien (Kruize) Kill

Tiger track: at the Hawley meet girls took first and boys 8th 

The tiger bb team won their own tournament on April 25th; team members included Riley Biesterfeld, and Brady Jergenson

The tiger sb team won their tournament last weekend Becca Holland, Sam Heinrichs, and Brooke Gielispe are members of that team

Bowling league hi-lo champs willies sv team members penny Melberg Nancy Heinrichs, city league champs Morris seal coat, Ray Kill a member

Morris area community Ed competitive vb champion team included Jackie Dripps and Mandi Koehentop 

4-h knowledge bowl state Jr. White (6th) team members Kamren Sperr, Justus Moser coach Jon Moser Sr. white (10th) Jonna Moser team member Lee Johnston coach

The Morris FFA ‘15-‘16 officers are Savannah Aanerud ,reporter, Becca Holland treasure, Jonna Moser,  president; awards: outstanding sophomore and Jr. were Savannah Aanerud and  Jonna Moser. Jonna was a member of the Ag issues cde team that placed third in the state.  
Austin Robert Johnson was born on April 23 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris to Robert and Ashli Johnson of Morris Grandparents include, Ray Kramer of Morris,  Great-grandparents are Joyce Kramer from Morris and Maynard Koehntop  of Morris

Thank you to the Wayne Grunklee family for furnishing and serving cake for coffee hr. after services at Good shepherd on April 26th in honor of my birthday and to Wally McCollar and Mark Koepke for the birthday supper on April 27th at Detoy’s. It was most memorable birthday I have ever had.

April 25th I traveled to Glenwood where I met Rev A.J. Kluver from Alex from there we traveled to the LCMC Augustana district convention at Christ the king church in Hutchinson. Other events during the past week included the Ruth Benston funeral at 1st-Morris, the Don Poppe & Annete Veum visitation at the Pederson funeral home, the pioneer tractor show at the Viking plaza in Alex a visit with Rose Hanson at the Bethany manor in Alex, the Mitch Kendall archery shoot at Niemackl Lake Park –Herman, burgers, beverages, and blessing at the diamond supper club-Morris








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Friday, April 24, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April 25th-may 1st
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well the past week has been another reminder of Minnesota’s Ever changing weather going from summer like weather with temps in the ‘70’s, back to more winter like winter with temps in the 30’s cold NW winds and some light snow. Have seen very little evidence of fieldwork in the area have heard too cold and too wet yet to do much. Did talk to one farmer who had planted some corn and was now 2nd guessing that decision.
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  services will be broadcast on KMRS (1230 AM) April 26th at 11 a.m. sponsored by Gary and Pat smith and family in memory of Ervin and Leana smith
The woman’s book club has been rescheduled for May 4th a 9 a.m. at the Bertha Larson home in Donnelly
Good shepherd news: Delores Hauggorde memorial service will be held today at 11 A.M. at the church
 Adult education “William Tyndale—bible translator and martyr” will be held April 26th after coffee fellowship at about 10:45 a.m.
Other church news:  the Augustana district convention of the LCMC will be held today (Sat) at Christ the King Lutheran church Hutchinson beginning at 9 a.m.
Burgers and Blessings, is held every Wed eve, in the back room of the met lounge at 7 p.m.
St John’s starbuck service (sermon) is broadcast on kmrs every Sunday afternoon at 5:40 p.m.
New wine desert performances will be on May10 and 16th at first-Morris at 7 p.m., tickets are available at either faith or first Lutheran
Community news: On April 27th the bookmobile will be on main st at 3:30 p.m., on May 3rd the city council and rendsville 4-h will meet in a 7 p.m. at city hall and st John's in Donnelly
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29th at 5:00 p.m. at Old No.1 Southside-Morris, contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
There will be a presentation on the Boener family cemetery by Rebecca Dean from UMM and former Donnelly area resident Scott boener at 4 p.m. today (sat) at the odd fellows’ hall in Herman

Death notices: three former Donnelly area residents passed away recently Lawrence Kloos passed away on Apr. 16th, Grace (Gulbrandson) Derby passed away on Apr 18th, and Ruth Benston passed away on April 19th. I was among those who attended Lawrence’s funeral at Peace –Barrett and Grace’s visitation at the um church -Herman on April 20th.
Amanda Dohlen of Cyrus passed away on Apr. 17th survivors include her daughter in law Sharon Geise (Gerald) Dohlen of Cyrus and their family. I was among those who attended her visitation at the funeral home on Apr. 20th
Annette Veum of Morris passed away on Apr. 21st survivors include her brother Tom (Roxanne Stevenson) Lesmeister of Morris and Tony Lesmeister of Donnelly

Celebrations: Bennet and Gabi Nienhaus made the honor roll at Hancock H.S.
Tiger track: Marv Meyer invite in Morris ;The boys and girls both finished first girls: Savanah Aanerud was 2nd in the 800 m dash, a member of the 4x400 m relay team that finished first, and the 4 x 800 m that finished third, the 4x100 m relay team that placed second, Islande Speer was a member of that team; boys: 3200 m ,Dalton Lupke (6th );110 m hurdles ,Bo Gullickson (6th );discus: John Huebner( 8th  )   );Levin Strand was a member of the 4x 100 m relay team that finished second  and  the 4 x200 m relay that finished first
Past week I attended the St. John’s spring fling, and the Wayne Lemmerman benefit and, the spring rummage and bake-sale both at Faith-Morris and burgers and a blessing at the diamond supper club
Gail and Owen Gibson of Avon and Laurie Hofer of St Cloud spent some time this weekend visiting family and friends in the area and attending the St John’s spring fling.





Friday, April 17, 2015

donnelly news

Next edition April 18th-24th
Welcome to another addition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: after months of snow, rain and cold temps it has finally warmed up although we could use some rain, have seen a few farmers out in the field
St John’s/Kongsvinger news:  Spring fling at St John’s today (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 pm
The woman’s book club has been rescheduled for May 4th a 9 am at the Bertha Larson home in Donnelly
Good shepherd news: Delores Hauggorde memorial service will be held on April 25th at 11 AM at the church
 Adult education “William Tyndale—bible translator and martyr will be held April 26th after coffee fellowship at about 10:45 a.m.
The April newsletters are now out for all three churches extra copies are available in the back of the churches.
Other church news:  Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Glacial Ridge Conference Spring Gathering Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson, on April 20th, Registration at 4:30 p.m. Light Meal at 5:00 p.m.
Rummage Sale and Supper on April 22nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Morris
Bake and rummage sale at the Legion in Morris today (Saturday) 9 a.m.-noon sponsored by Trinity Lutheran WELCA-Alberta
Community news: On April 20th the fireman will meet at 7 pm at the fire hall, on April 27th the bookmobile will be on main st at 3:30 pm
The West Central Lady Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on April 29th at 5:00 p.m. at Old No.1 Southside-Morris, contact Muriel Cardwell or Judy Johnston for tickets. Please note the time; some posters in the area do not have the time on them.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Carrie Roske, bride to be of Kody Kramer, today (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Morris Senior Center.
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Rita Shultz passed away on April 12th, survivors include her brother Ed (Lou) Kopel of Donnelly and their family.
Habit for Humanity groundbreaking ceremony will be held on April 22nd at 6 pm 864 6th st in Hancock

Celebrations: Justin Stallman is the new member of Donnelly city council, replacing Zach Eystad who has moved away
Lucky strike bowling league champs were the eagles, members included Carol Kummrow rose Athey and Mellissa Whitmore
Morris area H. S. Knowledge bowl team placed 12th in the state Adam uphoff was a member of that team
Hancock H.S. honor roll Bennet and Gabi Nienhaus
Tiger track, Morris invite: girls (1st )4 x 100 – (1) Morris/C-A ;Islande Speer was a member of that team ,Savanah Aanerud  was a member of the 4x400 relay team that finished first and the 4x 800 team that finished 4th ; boys: 3200 Meter ,Dalton Lupke (6th)  ;4x 200 meter relay (2nd) Levin strand was a team member LPQV meet :girls  (first) ;savannah was a member of the 4x800 and 4x400 relay that both finished first;4x100 relays (first) Islande a member ,800 meters savannah (2nd  )boys :triple jump; john huebner (8th )
The Donnelly community club had their first meeting of the year on April 13th as we begin to make plans for our annual threshing bee on Aug.29th & 30th remember this will be our 50th anniversary so we are looking for anything made in 1965 and for pictures of past bees. We are also looking for past minutes from community club meetings apparently somewhere along the line some have disappeared and most of those who were involved in getting the bee off the ground are no longer around. Anyone who has any ideas and/or suggestions for it and/or other events let me or one of the officers know about it.
Past week I attended, the smelt fry in Herman, the Morris co-op supper and the cattleman’s steak fry at the prairie inn, the Belgian waffle fundraiser for someplace safe at old #1 Southside, burger and a blessing at the met lounge in Morris