Thursday, March 21, 2019

donnelly news

Mar 23rd-30th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This week’s column is in memory of my mom who passed away March 14th, 1994
Weather news: well it appears the weather is starting to take a turn for the better, after an all-day rain last Wed temps have moderated some with some sunny weather and melting snow thankfully the storm predicted for last week did not materialize.
ST. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Joint services at 9:30 a.m. at ST. John’s March 24th and at Kongsvinger March 31st followed by coffee hour and Sunday school
Lenten services will be at 7 P.M. on March 27th at ST. John’s and April 3rd at Kongsvinger followed by lunch. The March newsletter has a copy of the complete schedule in it copies are available in the narthex of both churches.
Birthday brunch bash celebrating your birthday on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Kongsvinger parish hall - potluck brunch following worship services
GSLC church: Lenten services continue every week at 7 P.M. until Holy Week.
March 31st Seth Kincade speaks on Inspiration Point Bible Camp
Bible study will meet on March 25th at 10 a.m.
Bold women’s day at 1st Morris has been re-scheduled to April 14th same time/ place.
IF: Gathering 2019 at the Morris E Free Church has been rescheduled for a later date
West central homes annual meeting has been rescheduled for March 24th at 1 p.m. at first Morris
BBB will be on hiatus until after Easter
On March 25th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street.
Donnelly community club annual meeting has been rescheduled for April 8th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
Herman Red Hats meeting April 1st at 11 a.m. at Hunan Spring Restaurant at Fergus falls
The Stevens county genealogical society will meet on April 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the Morris library
8th annual Kurt Kruize memorial supper April 8th, 5-7 p.m. at the Hancock community center
Rendsville 4-h meets on Apr. 1st at 7 pm in the FACS room and Kristi Lindquist classroom at MAHS
Donnelly rod and gun club annual meeting, April 2nd, at 5 pm at West Pomme De Terre lodge, Donnelly

Two Donnelly area residents passed away on March 15th; the first is Erwin (Sonny) Henrichs Jr.   Survivors include his wife Loraine, son Brian and three grandchildren all of the Donnelly area.
   The second is Floyd Miller; local survivors include his wife Joan, his brother Gene (Sharon) Miller, both of Donnelly and their families
Beatrice Fermoyle of Morris passed away on March 10th; survivors include her daughter former Donnelly area resident Kris (Phil) Kloos of Hoffman and their family
Grace Steuck of Chokio passed away on March 12th; survivors include her niece Diane (Glen) Amundson of Donnelly

Past week: titan machinery and Larson farm supply open houses in Herman; kmrs spring expo and pancake breakfast at the lee center, Beatrice Fermoyle funeral assumption-Morris, winter fun party at Gs, Bible study and Lenten services at gs, Donnelly coop annual mtg Donnelly community hall,


Thursday, March 14, 2019

donnelly news

Mar 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: if you do not like the weather in mn, wait, and it will change, Sat aft/eve brought about 10” of snow to Morris forcing most churches services and other events in the area to be canceled/ ppd on Sunday, by Tuesday temperatures got up to about 40 doing a lot of melting, it has been raining most of Wed. which is forecast to turn to snow as I am writing this wed eve.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger March 17th and St John’s March 24th followed by coffee hour and Sunday school
Lenten services will be at 7 P.M. on March 20th at Kongsvinger and Mar 27th at ST.  John’s followed by lunch. The March newsletter has a copy of the complete schedule in it copies are available in the narthex of both churches.
Birthday brunch bash celebrating your birthday on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Kongsvinger parish hall - potluck brunch following worship services
GSLC church Lenten services continue every week at 7 P.M. until Holy Week.
March 17th Steven and Jen Freund (missionaries from Peru) will be speaking at the church
March 31st Seth Kincade speaks on Inspiration Point Bible Camp
Bold women’s day at 1st Morris has been re-scheduled to April 14th same time/ place.
IF: Gathering 2019 at the Morris E Free Church has been rescheduled for a later date
March 17th    there will be a ST. PATRICK'S BRUNCH, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Edward's Council #1527, will be held from 10:30 to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Free-will offering will benefit the Helping Hands Ministry.
West central homes annual meeting has been rescheduled for March 24th at 1 p.m. at first Morris
BBB will be on hiatus until after Easter
On March 25th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street.
March 18th at 7 p.m. the firemen will meet at the fire hall.
Rendsville 4-h ski trip/meeting has been rescheduled to March 17th 1 P.M. note change of time
Donnelly co-op annual meeting March 19th starting with a noon meal
Donnelly community club annual meeting has been rescheduled for April 8th at 7 p.m. at the community hall
Donnelly youth club will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Beatrice Fermoyle of Morris passed away on March 10th survivors include her daughter former Donnelly area resident Kris (Phil) Kloos of Hoffman and their family
Grace Steuck of Chokio passed away on March 12th; survivors include her niece Diane (Glen) Amundson of Donnelly
Past week: Aggie Kruize funeral at Kong; Sean Cady visitation at Assumption, bible study and Lenten services at Gs and birthday party for Yvonne Krupke at the common cup (w/ Eystads)



Thursday, March 7, 2019

donnelly news

Mar 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: The weekend featured cold wind chills and blowing and drifting snow, supposed to warm up by the time you read this but also more snow and storms in the forecast for the weekend.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Joint services at 9:30 a.m. at ST. John’s March 10th and Kongsvinger March 17th followed by coffee hour and Sunday school
Lenten services will be at 7 P.M. on March 13th at ST. John’s and March 20th at Kongsvinger followed by lunch. The March newsletter has a copy of the complete schedule in it copies are available in the narthex of both churches.
Noah Jay Sayles son of Kirby and Alissa (Melberg) is the newest member of Kongsvinger; his baptism was on Feb. 23rd
ST. John’s WELCA meets on March 12th at 1:30 p.m. note change of date
GSLC church Lenten services continue every week at 7 P.M. until Holy Week.
Bold women’s day at 1st Morris has been re-scheduled to April 14th same time/ place.
St Mary’s school annual dinner auction today (Saturday) at the National Guard Amory starting with social hour at 4 P.M. contact the school for tickets
IF: Gathering 2019 today (Saturday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Morris e Free Church
West central homes annual meeting March 10th at 1 p.m. at first Morris
BBB will be on hiatus until after Easter
On March 11th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street and at 7 p.m. the firemen will meet at the fire hall. The community club annual meeting has been ppd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Rendsville 4-h ski trip/meeting has been rescheduled to March 17th 1 P.M. note change of time
Donnelly co-op annual meeting March 19th starting with a noon meal
The annual meeting of New Horizons Ag services (elevator) will be held on March 14th at 9 A.M. at Wahpeton school of science Wahpeton ND
The annual meetings of Townships are in March 12th check with your town clerk or county auditor for time and place of the meeting.
Lucille Bruns of Wheaton passed away on February 28th survivors include her niece Lisa (Mike) Melchert of Herman. Mike is a former Donnelly area resident
Former Donnelly area resident Agnes Kruize of Morris passed away on March 4th.
Hallie Louise Grout was born February 11, 2019, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND to Courtney and Danny and big brother Finn Grout. Hallie weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Chris and Becky Vogel of Morris, Tom and Diane Grout of Elbow Lake. Great Grandparents are Shirley O'Keefe, Morris; Marlene Vogel, Morris; Carroll and Katie Mau, Elbow Lake. Carroll is a former Donnelly area resident

Past wk. legion riders brats and burgers Supper at Morris legion, Stan Mumm birthday party at sr. center, meatball supper at 1st ktown glacial ridge assembly st Paul-Lowry, bible study at Gs w/Eystads

Thursday, February 28, 2019

donnelly news

Mar 2nd-8th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: we barely got dug out from a snowstorm last week when we had a blizzard on Sun that forced many churches in the area to cancel services on sun a.m.; it has been cold since then

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be Joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger March 3rd and ST. John’s March 10th followed by coffee hour and Sunday school

Ash Wednesday services will be held on March 6th at 7 p.m. and will again alternate between churches every Wed until Holy Week.



St john’s WELCA meets on March 12th at 1:30 p.m. note change of date

GSLC church Lenten services start on March 6th at 7 p.m. and continue every week until Holy Week.

The ELCA Glacial ridge conference annual assembly will be held on March 3rd at 2 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran church Lowry

Bold women’s day at 1st Morris has been re-scheduled to Apr 4th same time/ place.

St Mary’s school annual dinner auction March 9th at the National Guard Amory starting with social hour at 4 P.M. contact the school for tickets

There will be a Kingdom ball at the Morris Evangelical Free church March 2nd at 6 P.M.

IF: Gathering 2019 March 9th starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Morris e Free church

West central homes annual meeting March 10th at 1 p.m. at Faith Morris

BBB will be on hiatus until after Easter

On March 10th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street and at 7 p.m. community club will have their annual meeting at the hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Rendsville 4-h will meet on March 3rd at 4 p.m. at Andes tower hill to go skiing  ppd to Mar 17th at 1 pm

Donnelly city council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall

The Stevens county genealogical society will not have a meeting in March

New Horizons Ag services (elevator) annual meeting March 14th at 9 A.M. at Wahpeton school of science Wahpeton ND

Herman red Hatters will meet on March 4th in AJ'S. At 9 a.m. Bring a childhood toy for activity.

Township annual meetings are March 12th check with your town clerk or county auditor for time and place

Jurn “Jerry” Lindahl of Morris passed away on February 20th survivors include his daughter Joan (Randy) Fults of Donnelly and their family

Merle Thorstad of Morris passed away on February 22nd. He was a long time member of our threshing Bee family bringing some of his Cockshutt tractors to display at the bee every year

Sean Cady of Donnelly passed away on February 24th local survivors include his dad Dick and his sister Julie (Joe) Kill and their family of both of Donnelly

  Lowell Juane Erickson of Park Rapids passed away on Feb 26th survivors include his sister former Donnelly area resident Margret (Peggy) Wishnack of Morris

Former Donnelly area resident Mary Johnsen Meyers of Park Rapids passed away on Feb 27th; her parents were Lynn and Helen he was the elevator manager in Donnelly for many years.

Papa’s angel recently received an award from the western mn sudden cardiac assoc. for their work in purchasing and distributing deliberators in the area

B inspired 3rd aniv celebration concludes today (Saturday) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Past wk.:  Schs mtg at the museum, bible study at Gs, BBB at the met lounge too cold and stormy to go anyplace else

Thursday, February 14, 2019

donnelly news

Feb 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: cold and stormy has been the weather pattern most of the past week, due to weather and other factors (i.e., boiler problems) many students in the Morris school district have been out of class more than they have been in lately
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: at 9:30 a.m. on February 17th at Kongsvinger there will be joint services followed by the Kongsvinger Cemetery association’s annual meeting and coffee hour, no Sunday school
There will be Joint services at 9:30 a.m. at ST. John’s on February 24th followed by coffee hour and Sunday school
ELCA Glacial ridge conference annual assembly will be held on March 3rd at 2 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran church Lowry
Gslc news: An open house baby shower for Maizee Sue, daughter of Brent and Missy Koehl, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, today (Saturday) at the church, her baptism is on February 17th at the church
Bold women’s day at 1st Morris February 24th from noon to 4 p.m. Contact the church for more info
The Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. on February 18th at the fire hall
 On February 25th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street
Donnelly youth club meets on February 20th at 4 p.m. at ST. John’s all the community kids are invited to attend
The 2019 RTA directories are now out if you wish to have one you can get one at HD and CO in Donnelly
Rendsville 4-h will meet on March 4th at 4 p.m. at Andes tower hill to go skiing
Donnelly city council meets on March 2nd at 4 p.m. at city hall
The Stevens county genealogical society will not have a meeting in March
Stevens county historical society will have their annual meeting on February 23rd at Faith-Morris starting with a noon meal, the program featuring Doug Ohman will begin about 1 p.m.
Janice (Kruize) Reed of Cambridge formerly of Donnelly passed away on February 4th survivors include her father Vern Kruize of Donnelly and his family
The latest receipt of a deliberator donated by Papa’s Angles is the Mondovi (Wis.) police department
Past wk. Bill Rickmeyer visitation at the funeral home, funeral at Zion Cherrywood quilt presentation at Schs, st co Republican Party convention old # 1, adult Ed at Gs (w Eystad’s), Herman booster club pancake breakfast Herman community center, bible study at Gs, BBB at met lounge


Thursday, February 7, 2019

donnelly news

Feb 9th-15th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: Well after a reasonably decent weekend temperature wise it has turned cold again this week although not as severe as last week.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: at 9:30 a.m. on February 10th at ST. John’s and on February 17th at Kongsvinger and there will be joint services followed by coffee hour and Sunday school.
Installation of church council members for both churches will be held on February 10th during joint services at ST.  John’s
 The Kongsvinger Cemetery association’s annual meeting is going to take place following services on February 17th
 On February 11th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street and The Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
Donnelly youth club meets on February 20th at 4 p.m. at ST. John’s all area kids are invited to attend
An open house bridal shower for Kaitlin Van Horn, bride to be of Dustin Klever will be held today  (Saturday), from 9 to 11 a.m. at the home of Kathy Eystad, 301 Pacific Ave., in Donnelly. Her parents are Mark and Karen of Donnelly, her grandparents are Marge Kleinhans of Morris, and Ken and Irene Van Horn of Morris, both sets of grandparents are former Donnelly area residents
The 2019 RTA directories are now out if you wish to have one you can get one at HD and CO in Donnelly
William “Bill” Rickmeyer of Morris passed away on February 3rd; survivors include his daughter Deb (Joe) Peterson of Donnelly

Past week visit to Iver Aal at the Barrett care center, Mitch Gordon concert- met lounge, adult Ed at Gs, Naps at Sr. center (w/Eystads) BBB at the Met Lounge.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

donnelly news

Feb 2nd 8th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well the predicated blizzards for last week and this week did not materialize, although I understand conditions were worse in the country than they were here in town, however this week we have had some of the coldest temps in many years, causing schools and other places to close for several days.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: at 9:30 a.m. on February 3rd at Kongsvinger and on February 10th at ST. John’s there will be joint services followed by coffee hour and Sunday school.
Installation of church council members for both churches will be held on February 10th during joint services at ST.  John’s
 On February 11th The Bookmobile will be in town from 3:45- 4 p.m. on Main Street and The Donnelly fire department will meet at 7 p.m. at the fire hall.

The Donnelly city council will meet today (Saturday) at 4 p.m. at city hall
Rendsville 4-h will meet on February 4th at 7 p.m. at ST. John’s
The Herman Red Hats will meet on February 4 at 9:00 a.m. at AJ's-Herman. Bring Valentine candy to put in a heart craft box we will make.
On February 8th at 7 p.m. there will be Bar bingo sponsored by the Donnelly fire department at the Place to be-Donnelly and will continue monthly until further notice. Contact the bar or a fire department member for more info
The Stevens County Republican convention is February 8th in the basement of the old# 1 in Morris at 7 p.m.
Donnelly youth club meets on February 20th at 4 p.m. at ST. John’s all kids are invited to attend
Cal Bertram of Wheaton passed away on January 26th survivors include his daughter Linda (Bruce) Flaten of Wheaton and their family, Bruce is a former Donnelly area resident
Ron Anderson of Alexandria passed away on January 27th; survivors include his sister Linda (Rod) Giese of the Morris/Donnelly area and their family
Samantha Searle, the daughter of Amy Searle, Iowa and Brad Searle, Donnelly, MN and Josh Bruns, the son of Richard and Joely Bruns of Fertile, IA, are happy to announce their engagement.
Remember for the latest news about births, engagements, deaths, community activities, etc.; be sure to like the Donnelly news Facebook page

Past week: funeral for my aunt Pearl at the funeral home. Thanks to everyone who attended it if you missed the funeral you can watch it online at the funeral home website. It was too cold to go anyplace else.