Thursday, January 19, 2017

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January 21st-27th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: after several weeks of bitter cold it has turned nice this week and is supposed to stay nice for the immediate future. Hard winds plus cold temps made last week’s snow very hard and almost impossible to blow at first
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd, at noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th, about noon following services, both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
KMRS radio broadcast dates for 2017 are February 19, April 9, June 18, August 20, October 15, and December 31. The cost to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is $65.00. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office at 246-3211 and reserve your date
Good shepherd news:   There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc.) on January 29th after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, free will donation co-sponsored by Faith-Morris and Zion Hoffman
The Hanson family is now home (hopefully) for good 
Community events: Raising up Stevens County Kinship is sponsoring a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:00 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the RUSC office at 585-7872

Donnelly community club annual meeting February 13th

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris Legion at 7 p.m.
Events today (sat) are the Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the memorial service for former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis is at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wind Village (Villa)
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Judy (Sather) Suther of N.J. passed away May 18th 2016 her parents were the former Arne and Hannah Sather of Donnelly.
Sharon Carlson of Donnelly passed away on January 14th.
Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics vs. Benson/KMS Savannah Aanerud Tied for 2nd on Vault, Tied for 4th on Bars, 5th on Beam, 5th on Floor, 2nd in All-Around Moorhead invitational Tigers  2nd black division Savannah Aanerud 1st Place on Vault, 3rd Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor, 1st Place in All Around
Knight wrestling Barret triangular Keaton Long went 2-0
Tiger wrestling Minnewaska triangular Dalton Lupke went 2-0
Storm hockey: Kellen Erdahl scored his 1st goal and points as a varsity hockey player on January.14th
Tiger swimming vs. fusion Levin strand first place breaststroke, he was also part of the 200m medley that took third 200 free relay that took 4th  
Jacob Speer of Donnelly was named to the honor roll at Ridgewater College in Willmar, for fall semester 2016
Congratulations to Bertha Larson who celebrated her 95th birthday January 16th
Past wk. RUSC pool party at RFC, Jost memorial gathering at funeral home, youth fundraising breakfast at GSLC habitat for humanity pancake feed at Legion, MLK community meal at Faith, bbb at met lounge




Thursday, January 12, 2017

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January 14th-20th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well temps have moderated a little since last week but warmer temps brought several inches of snow and some blowing and drifting on Tuesday
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd, at noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th, about noon following services, both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
KMRS RADIO BROADCAST DATES FOR 2017 are February 19, April 9, June 18, August 20, October 15, and December 31. The cost to sponsor a broadcast in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is $65.00. If you would like to sponsor one of these broadcasts in 2017, please contact the Parish Office and reserve your date
Good shepherd news:  The Sunday school will have an egg bake fundraiser for the youth, after services, on January 15th. There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc.) on January 29th after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, both events are free will donation
Freddy’s force t-shirts are now available for sale contact Lisa at 589-2406

Community events: The bookmobile will be in town on January 16th on Main St. at 3:45 p.m., the firemen will meet a 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Habit for Humanity fundraising pancake breakfast January 15th at the Morris Legion from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free will offering
. Donnelly youth club will meet on January 18th from 4-6 pm at St John’s
There are two upcoming Rising up Stevens County events: the first is a free pool party at the Regional Fitness Center pool in Morris today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. co-sponsored by the Donnelly Rod and Gun club and the second is a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:30 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the Rusc office at 585-7872

Donnelly community club annual meeting February 13th

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris legion at 7 p.m.
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake on January 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. register by January 18th for early bird drawing, there is also a raffle associated with the contest, for more info or to buy a ticket talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu or any member of the Rod and Gun club.
The memorial service for former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis is January 21st at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wing Village (Villa)
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Robert (Bobby) Koepke on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Fort Christmas in Orlando, FL, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. his ashes will be scattered here in Minn. later this year
Death notices: Sherrie Frank of St. Cloud passed away on Jan 8th survivors include her husband former Donnelly resident Keith Frank

Celebrations: Tiger gymnastics vs. Melrose; Savannah Aanerud Tied for 4th on Vault, 3rd in All-Around
Tiger wrestling Sauk center triangular Brady Cardwell & Dalton Lupke both went 2-0
Rilynn Mackenzie Anderson was born on January 6, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Stacy and Jeremy Anderson of Donnelly.  Grandparents are Jerry and Tammy Thorstad of Morris, Rick Ehrp and Lois Tatge of Chokio, and Kevin and Sue Anderson of Nisswa
Past week visit to aunt Pearl A. Anderson at her apt at the sunrise Apartments. Bbb at the met lounge


Thursday, January 5, 2017

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January 7th-13th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Well in contrast to the Christmas weekend, the New Year’s one was fairly mild and storm free.  However the start of the New Year has brought very cold temps and wind chills , several inches of snow, and some blowing and drifting
St. John’s Kongsvinger news:The annual meetings are as follows: St. John’s on January 22nd  ,at  noon following worship services; note change of service times for that day only; Kongsvinger at 8:30 a. m. and St. John’s at 11 a.m.. The Kongsvinger meeting is on January 29th ,about noon following services ,both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner
Good shepherd news : the ski trip has been rescheduled for January 8th ,meet at Andes at 1 p.m. for a group rate ,to register or for more info contact  Elysia  Woodke at 320-815-5485.  The Sunday school  will have an egg bake fundraiser for the youth , after services, on January 15th. There will be a fundraising breakfast (French toast, sausages etc. ) on January 29th  after services (about 10:30 a.m.) for the Ronald McDonald house proceeds will provide food supplies for the people staying there. Matching funds provided by Thrivent, both events are free will donation
Community events: The bookmobile will be in town on January 16th on Main St. at 3:45 p.m.
Habit for humanity fundraising pancake breakfast January 15th at the Morris Legion from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free will offering
There are two upcoming Rising up Stevens County events: the first is a free pool party at the Regional Fitness Center pool in Morris on January 14th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. co-sponsored by the Donnelly Rod and Gun club and the second is a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris starting with entries at 4:30 p.m. meal at 5:30 p.m. tickets available at the door more info about either event call the Rusc office at 585-7872

The Stevens County Republican Party convention will be on February 10th    at the Morris legion at 7 p.m.
Donnelly Rod and Gun club annual ice fishing tournament will be held on Pomme De Terre (Perkins) Lake on January 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. register by January 18th for early bird drawing, there is also a raffle associated with the contest ,for more info or to buy a ticket talk to Craig Awsumb at Super Valu or any member of the Rod and Gun club.
Death notices: former Donnelly area resident Robert (Bobby) Koepke of Orlando FL. passed away Dec 12th; survivors include his foster brother Mark Koepke of Morris. His parents were the former Stan and Elsie Koepke of the Herman/Donnelly area
Former Donnelly resident Deloris Weinreis of Morris passed away on December 30th survivors include her husband Jim of Morris. They used to own and operate the corner café in Donnelly; her memorial service is January 21st at 1:30 p.m. at the West Wing Village (Villa)
Former Donnelly area resident Marlene (Frank) Bruland of Starbuck passed away on January 3rd. Her parents were the late John and Ellen Frank of the Donnelly area. Survivors include her cousin Dorothy (Sam) Johrdhiem of Donnelly and their family. Her funeral is today (Sat.) at 10:30 a.m.at Trinity Lutheran -Cyrus
Celebrations: Tiger wrestling: Benson invite team (4th) 160 lbs. Brady Cardwell (3rd)
Nevaeh Rayn Jensen was born on December 23, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Christeena Jensen and John Higgins of Morris.  Grandparents are Scott Jensen of Detroit Lakes, Theresa Pagel of Morris, and Micheal and Cheryl Higgins of Donnelly.
Past week Opal harstad visitation and funeral, at the funeral home and Faith-Morris, helped with Naps at the sr. center, BBB at the met lounge



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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December 31st-Jan 6th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news, I want say Mange Takk to all my loyal readers of this column over the past year. As I am out and about a lot of people tell me how much they enjoy it              
Weather news: well after surviving the deep freeze, we enjoyed fairly mild temps last week. Sunday brought some freezing rain forcing some churches in the area to cancel services
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at St. John’s on January 1st at 10 a.m., no Sunday school
Other church news: burgers, beverages and blessings resumes January 4th at 7 p.m. at the met lounge in Morris
Rev Eugene Anderson is the new interim pastor at First Lutheran Morris. Rev Dave Christenson has accepted a call to Nebraska 
Community events: Many Donnelly businesses will close early today (Saturday) some may be closed on Monday too.
The rendsville 4-h club and city council will meet on Jan 2nd at 7pm at St. John’s church and city hall
The bookmobile will not be in town on January 2nd next scheduled stop in January 16th
The Herman red hats’ meeting is January 2nd at 9 A.M. at AJ’s. (Gas station) in Herman
Habit for humanity fundraising pancake breakfast January 15th at the Morris legion from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free will offering
There are two upcoming Rising up Stevens County events: the first is a free pool party at the Regional Fitness Center pool in Morris ;January 14th 10 a.m.-1 p.m. co-sponsored by the Donnelly rod and gun club and the second is a Hot dish cook-off on January 24th at Faith Lutheran Morris
Death notice Judy Nelson of Morris passed away on December 21st survivors include her son Herb (Marlene) Nelson and nephew Steve (Sue Erdahl) Nelson both of Donnelly and their families

Opal Harstad of Morris passed away on December 25th survivors include her daughter Karen (Charles) Long of the Herman/Donnelly area and their family and her son Vedar of Morris. Her funeral is today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Faith-Morris
Celebrations :Tiger Gymnastics: triangular meet;  Savanah Aanerud took 1st in all around, the bars, and on the floor ,2nd on vault, tied for  third on the beam ;Katie Geise took 2nd on floor, 5th in beam  JV Shannon Kill 2nd in vault
Tiger swimming and diving vs. Melrose/Sauck Center: Landon Strand 2nd in the 100 breast and was part of the 200 medley team which finished 4th; Lee Eystad   100 free (6th)
Past week ss programs at faith and Gs, Lee Pedersen funeral-Herman, living nativity at faith Christmas Eve services at Gs and st j, Christmas day services and dinner at 1st Morris, Judy Nelson visitation at funeral home


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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December 24th-December 30th



Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Please note that my deadline the next week is Tuesday at noon due to the New Year’s holidays

Weather news: some of coldest weather in many years descended on us over the weekend with -24 the low on Sun plus wind chills of -30-40 causing many churches to cancel/PPD services and/or ss programs

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at St. John’s on January 1 st at 10 a.m. no Sunday school

Christmas Eve services tonight (Saturday.) at St. John’s at 9 p.m., joint services on December 25th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger, no Sunday school

The woman’s’ book club will meet on December 27th at Karen Uphoff’s home at 1:30 p.m. note change of day

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. today (Saturday.); Christmas day at 10 a.m. at the church note the change of time from what is listed in the December newsletter

Other church news: Faith Lutheran Morris news Living nativity will be held at 3 and 5:30 p.m. today (Saturday) at the church

Trinity –Alberta has purchased the former Nazarene church in Alberta and will hold their first service there today (Saturday.) at 5 P.M.

Community events: Many Donnelly businesses will close early on New Year’s Eve

There will be a Christmas dinner at First Lutheran Morris on December 25th, starting at noon

The Herman red hats’ meeting is January 2nd at 9 A.M. at AJ’s. (Gas station) in Herman

The VFW/Legion cookie packing event has been rescheduled for December 27th at 10m am at the legion contact Joan Kopacek for more info at 246-3381

Death notice former Donnelly resident Dorothy 'Dot' (Holdgrafer) Buchal of St Paul passed away on December. 13th she was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Mable Holdgrafer I have posted her obit on the Donnelly news fb page

Celebrations: wrestling big bear Tournament: Keaton Long of West Central Area finished 5th at 152 lbs. Tiger Brady Cardwell finished 2-2

December 15th I stopped into the key row apartments to wish my friend Mark Koepke Happy Birthday

Reminder if you are going to be gone over the holidays or heading south for the winter you can read my news on-line at DonnellyMinn.blogspot.com

Past wk. visit to my aunt Pearl and her son Jody Wilke at her apt, open houses at Bremer, Riverwood and Dacotah banks and Fedtel in Morris at west central homes, ss program at Kongsvinger


Thursday, December 15, 2016

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December 17-23rd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Please note that my deadline the next two weeks is Tuesday at noon due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: Sunday school program will be held at Kongsvinger on December 18th at 5:30 p.m. with light lunch to follow
Donnelly youth club at St. John’s on December 21st 4-6 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: donations to the Freddie Hanson fund can be left at or mailed to the Dacotah bank in Morris
His addresses is Ronald McDonald House Freddy Hanson--Room 221 850 2nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902,
Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m.; Christmas day at 10 a.m. at the church note the change of time from what is listed in the December newsletter
Ss program during church on December 18th, due to the cold weather the ski trip planned for that afternoon has been postponed new time and date to be announced
Other church news: Faith Lutheran Morris news Sunday school program December 18th during 11 a.m. worship service; Living nativity will be held at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Trinity –Alberta has purchased the former Nazarene church in Alberta and will hold their first service there on December 24th at 5 P.M. The final service at the old church will be held on December 18th at 10:30 A.M. with Christmas program at 3 P.M.
Community events: most Donnelly business will close early on Christmas Eve and many will do so on New Year’s Eve too
There will be a Christmas dinner at First Lutheran Morris on December 25th, starting at noon
The Herman red hats’ meeting is January 2nd at 9 A.M. at AJ’s. (Gas station) in Herman
Former Donnelly area resident Shannon Smith, and her family, will be celebrating her 20th anniversary on the Home Shopping Network with a special program airing today (Saturday) at 6 P.M. on the network check local listing for time and channel in your area.
Death notice Jeffrey Charles Ellison of Elk River passed away on December 7th local survivors include his aunt Deb (Mark) Erickson of Donnelly and their family
Celebrations: Morris bantams won the Dakota Premier Classic Tournament championship in Brookings; SD. Team members include Brady Loge, his dad Ryan is an assistant coach.
Tiger wrestling Grant County invitational (6th) Brady Cardwell placed third, the West central area knights were the champions; Keaton Long of the Knights was champion at 160 lbs.
Tiger gymnastics vs. Fergus falls; Savannah Aanerud 5th on Bars
Tiger swimming and diving: home triangular; Levin Strand first in the 100 breaststroke
Reminder if you are going to be gone over the holidays or heading south for the winter you can read my news on-line at DonnellyMinn.blogspot.com





Thursday, December 8, 2016

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December 10-16th

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news

Weather news: well after a fairly nice weekend it has turned cold and I write this it is snowing and blowing and drifting.

Correction: advent services are at Good Shepherd Lutheran church-Morris not St. John’s –Kongsvinger-Donnelly

St. John’s Kongsvinger news: **Hat and Mitten Trees – St. John’s and Kongsvinger will once again be providing Hat and Mitten trees – during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.

Christmas card club runs through December 18th donations for Lutheran Campus Ministry can be given to either Gertie Werk or Bertha Larson

Sunday school programs will be held at St. John’s on December 11th at 9:45 a.m. and at Kongsvinger on December 18th at 5:30 p.m. with light lunch to follow

Parish office will be closed thru December 12

Christmas Eve services at St. John’s at 9 p.m., joint services on December. 25th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger

The newest member of Kongsvinger is Thorstien Larson (David and Hannah) who was baptized on December. 3rd at Kongsvinger.

Donnelly youth club at St. John’s on December 21st 4-6 p.m.



Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: please be in prayer for Freddy Hanson; Pr Mike and Pr Martha’s 3 year old son who has been diagnosed with cancer his caring bridge website is: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/freddyhanson

His addresses is Ronald McDonald House Freddy Hanson--Room 221

850 2nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902



Regular church actives i.e. adult Ed, Tuesday a.m. bible study etc. will resume when Freddie gets better

Reminder the services are broadcast every Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM

Advent services continue through December 21st at 7 p.m. at the church

Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m.; Christmas day at 10 a.m. at the church note the change of time from what is listed in the December newsletter

Other church news: cookie factory at Faith-Morris today (Sat) starting at 9 a.m.

Faith Lutheran Morris Sunday school program December 18th during 11 a.m. worship service First Lutheran Morris Sunday school program on December 11th at 10:30 a.m.

Living nativity will be held at Faith Lutheran-Morris at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve



Community events: Christmas dinner at First Lutheran Morris on December. 25th starting at noon

Habitat for humanity Stevens County will be having a community impact fundraiser at the pizza ranch Morris on December 12th from 5-8 p.m.

Edward Backman of Kensington passed away on November 27th survivors include his son -in -law Jeff Harstad of Donnelly granddaughter former Donnelly area resident Kayla (Josh) Erdahl of Alexandria

Celebration Morris Area High School students of the quarter Austin Raths citizenship award

Tiger gymnastics: Tiger invitational (4th) Savannah Aanerud placed 4th in all around ,tied for 5th in vault, tied for 3rd in vault, Katie Geise (vault and beam) and Shannon Kill (beam )also placed in the meet

December 3rd I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to wish Wally McCollar a Happy birthday


Past wk. visitation and funeral for Marvel Wagner at the funeral home, visit to my aunt Pearl, supper with Santa at eagles, open house at museum, sr. citizen’s bazar at sr. center; some of the Santa stroll activities in Morris ;baptism for Thorstien Larson at Kongsvinger Christmas party at Minnewaska Lutheran home, dinner with Mark Koepke, Pearl Diers and Peggy Wishnack at Detoy’s