Thursday, January 18, 2018

donnelly news

Jan 20th-26th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well temperatures have moderated some after another bitter cold snap over the wkend and the early part of the wkend. Also have gotten several inches of snow
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news:  Annual meetings are on January 21st (St John’s) and January 28th (Kongsvinger) both meetings will be held after services, followed by a potluck dinner. Note that services times will switch on January 28th   with services at St. John’s at 8:30 a.m. and Kongsvinger at 11 p.m.
Gslc news: there will be a program about Mt Carmel during Adult Ed on January 21st.


January 21 there will be a special mtg at 1st-Morris following the 9:30 a.m. service for purpose on voting to call a new pastor followed by their annual meeting
February 4 - Super Bowl Sunday at Hosanna worship center. Pre-game activities at the church will start at 9:30 a.m.  At 10 a.m. we will hear from a professional athlete about finding Christ.  Wear your favorite jersey and bring a friend.
Pedersen Funeral Home has begun a new ministry,  that started on Sunday, January 14th, at 12:00 noon, (and monthly, thereafter) If you are experiencing life as a widow/widower, you are invited to join us for lunch to visit with old friends, and meet some new who are also going through what you are.  Lunch is on your own, ordering off the menu in the basement of the Old Number One (elevator available in front). 

Warm hearts and hot dishes sponsored by RUSC Kinship mentoring will be held on January 23rd at 5 p.m. at faith Morris, tickets available at the door. Former Donnelly resident Erin Koehntop of Morris is the new director of the Org.
Open house baby shower for Andrea Koehntop on January 27th from 2-4 p.m. at faith-Morris
Jim & Lou Eystad celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on January 17th

Death notices: Bill Dripps of Morris passed away on January 14th local survivors include his son Dan (Jackie) Dripps of Morris. He was preceded in death by this wife Mary Olsen of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Gordy Bredy of Hoffman passed away on January 15th
Past week, adult Ed at Gs (w/Eystad’s) BBB at met lounge, Bill Dripps visitation, and funeral at first Lutheran-Morris, a visit to Harold Rippe and Pr Norm and Ramona Olsen at their homes in Glenwood and Starbuck




Thursday, January 11, 2018

donnelly news

Jan 13th-19th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.


Weather news: well after several weeks of bitter cold, temps have moderated enough to melt some of the snow and ice around the area, however as I am writing this a winter storm is predicted for the next several days
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Annual meetings are on January 21st (St John’s) and January 28th (Kongsvinger) both meetings will be held after services, followed by a potluck dinner. Note that services times will switch on January 28th
Gslc news: no Bible study January 16th
Donnelly youth club meets on January 17th at 4 p.m.
On January 15th the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at fire hall
Donnelly rod & gun club annual's ice fishing tournament is Jan 20th starting at 9 am on Pomme De Terre Lake (public access)
DFD bar bingo on Jan 20th at 7 pm at place to be -Donnelly
Habitat for Humanity pancake breakfast fundraiser January 14th 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the legion-Morris
Warm hearts and hot dishes sponsored by RUSC Kinship mentoring on January 23rd at 5 p.m. at faith Morris, Former Donnelly resident Erin Koehntop of Morris is the new director of the Org.
Open house baby shower for Andrea Koehntop on January 27th from 2-4 p.m. at faith-Morris


Death notices: Richard (Dick) Goldenstein of Bloomington passed away on January 8th. Local survivors include his cousins Wally McCollar of Morris and Della Dunn of Donnelly. My Dad purchased our farm from his grandfather


James Floyd Crummie of Donnelly passed away on January 8th local survivors include his wife Anna, daughter Margret (Clay) Rundquist and their family all of Donnelly
Former Donnelly area resident Oliver Alexander Hansen of Elbow Lake passed away on January 8th local survivors include his cousin Gary (Karen) Uphoff of Donnelly and their family
Celebrations: Brendan Steve Woodke was born to Derek and Elysia Woodke of Kensington, on December 28th, grandparents are Steve and Molly Woodke of Alex, great-grandparents are the late Donald and Beverly (Anderson) Woodke, Bev was from Donnelly
Past week, a visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, adult Ed and bible study at Gs (w/Eystad’s) BBB at met lounge







Thursday, January 4, 2018

donnelly news

Jan 6th-12th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Happy New Year

Weather news: the New Year’s weekend was marked by bitter cold temperatures and wind chills
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: un-decorating of both churches will take place on January 7th, at St. John’s following a pot luck dinner, following the 11 a.m. services, and following coffee hour at Kongsvinger
 Annual meetings are January 21st (St John’s) January 28th (Kongsvinger) meetings will be held after services followed by a dinner. Note that services times will switch on January 28th. Reports for annual reports are due today (Saturday)
Gslc news: Bible study resumes on January 9th
Donnelly youth club meets on January 17th at 4 p.m.
 On January 8th The Bookmobile will be in town, in front of HD and co, from 3:45-4 p.m. and the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at fire hall
City council meets today (Saturday) at 4 p.m.at city hall
Rendsville 4-h meets on January 8th at 7 p.m. at St. John’s -Donnelly
Herman red hatters will meet on January 8th at AJ’s in Herman at 9 a.m.
Habit for humanity pancake breakfast fundraiser January 14th 8   a.m. -12:30 p.m. at legion-Morris
Warm hearts and hot dishes sponsored by RUSC on January 23rd at 5 p.m. at faith Morris
Celebrations: Tiger wrestling; Brave invitational, Tristian Raths, 6th at 182, Brady Cardwell, champ at 160
David and Juliette Jergenson recently celebrated their 100th & 94th birthdays

Death notices: Norene G. Kaehler of Morris passed away on December 20th survivors include her brother in law Milford Kaehler of Donnelly and his family. Her memorial service will be held on January 24th at Zion in Morris at 11 a.m.
  Lorraine Awsumb of Morris passed away on December 31st; local survivors include her nephew Craig, and her niece Pat (Mark) Smith of Donnelly and their family. Her funeral is January 12th at 2 p.m. at Kongsvinger

Former Donnelly area resident Jodie (Toots) (Goldenstein) Janke passed away on December 26th, local survivors include her brother, Charlie Goldenstein of Chokio
Past wk., visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, visitation for Erwin Anderson at funeral home, and his funeral at First Lutheran, NAPS w/Eystads, BBB at met lounge


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

donnelly news

Dec 30th-Jan 5th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Weather news: the Christmas weekend was marked by some light snow and very cold temps and wind chills
Most Donnelly business will be closed on January 1st
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: On December 31st there will be Joint services at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m., no S.S. and our services will be broadcast over the radio (KMRS) at 11 a.m., sponsored by Mark Koepke and me in memory of my parents and his foster parents and foster brother Bobby.
Gslc news: reminder our sermon is broadcast on KKOK 95.7 at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays
Other church news: On January 8th The Bookmobile will be in town, in front of HD and co, from 3:45-4 p.m. and the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at fire hall
City council meets on January 6th at 4 p.m.at city hall
Rendsville 4-h meets on January 2nd at 7 p.m. at St. John’s -Donnelly
Herman red hatters will meet on January 8th at AJ’s in Herman at 9 a.m.
Habit for humanity pancake breakfast fundraiser January 14th 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at legion-Morris
Celebrations: Madison Alatha Ennen was born December 18th to Brian and Laura Ennen of Morris, Grandparents are Dale and Jeanne Ennen of Donnelly and Dave and Jesse Wolff of Chokio, and great grandparents are Arnold and Janice Ennen of Herman and Russ and Joan Wolff of Morris.


Brittany Judith Olson was born to Ashley and David Olson of Alex on Dec. 26th grandparents are Loren & Kaylene (Kleinhans) Mecklenburg of Morris, Keith and Sheila Olson of Victoria great-grandmother is Marge Kleinhans of Morris
Chelsey Hurlbut and Cody Murray of Mesa AZ. were engaged on December 25th. Her parents are Fara Gibson and Craig Hurlbut of AZ.  Her grandparents are Mike Hurlbut of AZ. and the late Bev Hurlbut of Donnelly, great-grandparents were the late Albert and Pearl Anderson of Donnelly, and Milo and Betty Hurlbut of Herman
Thanks to Santa for the fruit basket I found in my door last week and to my neighbor for the goodies I found in my door when I got home Sunday evening.

Death notices: Ellard Larson of Evansville passed away on December 19th he was my mom’s cousin
December 23rd I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to wish Wally a Merry Christmas
I want to say Mange Taak to all my loyal readers for their loyal support during the past yr. A lot of people tell me how much they read and enjoy my column
Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page
Past wk., visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, open house at Dakotah Bank, Richard Watson visitation at Pedersen funeral home, regular, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at Gslc (w Eystad’s) living nativity services at faith-Morris, candlelight service at St J-Donnelly, Christmas dinner at first( w/Eystad’s)


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

                                                                    Morris Mn Christmas 2017
I decided not to do a full Christmas letter again this yr. but just basically write about myself and my family.  Pr Buttons & I are still living in our home here in Morris  and plan to do so as long my health and other factors permit. I guess the best way to describe my health is “fair” as I tell people I am just plugging along one day at a time, as long as I can get up in the morning and put two feet in front of ea. other I am good for another day.  My blood sugars are still a concern take a lot of medicine every day for them. I have a sore on my hind end that does not completely heal up because of that.  The neck I hurt last year is better after a year of chiropractic treatment. I am still writing my column Donnelly news for the Morris paper. I keep busy on fb, attending events at my & other churches in the area; I spent most of the summer on the road again attending various parades, fairs, threshing shows, community celebrations & other events in the area again. I took a mini-vacation this year and made a return   trip to DeSmet S.D. to attend the Wilder pageant & do some sightseeing. I spend a lot of time running around town in my golf cart during non-winter months. My aunt Pearl Anderson moved from the west central homes to Skyview this year, as she needed more help with her daily activities, I try & visit her about once a week.  My cousin’s grandson 24 yr. old Steve Gibbs died this yr. due to some heart problems. I recently learned my cousin Elnora Ekholm in S.C. fell and broke her neck and as of this writing she is still in the hospital well waiting to find a nursing home or someplace she can move to. The Rest of my family is status quo, my cousin Carl (Billy), his wife Pat are still in S.C., my cousin Janice her husband Dennis continue to live & work in Alex, my friend Mark Koepke still lives in the Natures edge (Key row )apts a mutual friend & I helped him celebrate his 50th on Dec. 15th. I still belong to a few local org, the st co gen soc., st co rep party   & Donnelly community club
My contact info is ph. 320-585-6435 (H) 320-288-8692(c) e-mail aeanders@fedtel.net; on the web at donnellyminn.blogspot.com I am also on Facebook physical address 11 e 9th st Morris mn 56267
Yours truly
Allen Anderson and “pr Buttons”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

donnelly news

Dec 16th-22nd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: although temps have not been too bad the past week, some strong winds have made it feel very cold, no major snow fall yet
Most Donnelly business will be closed on Dec.25th & Jan 1st
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 17th, and 24th. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out at 320-246-3211
No S.S. on December 24th or 31st
There will be Joint services on Christmas Eve at St. John’s at 10 a.m. and at 8 P.m. and at Kongsvinger Christmas day at 10 a.m. and on December 31st at Kongsvinger at 10 a.m. Also on the 31st our services will be broadcast over the radio (KMRS) at 11 a.m., sponsored by Mark Koepke and me in memory of our parents and his foster brother Bobby
Gslc news: Advent services conclude on December 20th at 7 p.m.
SS program on December 17th during 9 a.m. services
There will be Services on Christmas Eve at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Christmas day at 10 a.m.
Other church news: Living nativity at faith Morris December 24th at 2:30 and 4 p.m.
Community Christmas dinner on December 25th at noon at First Lutheran Morris
On December 17th there will be a S.S. program at 1st –Morris at 9:30 a.m. and at Faith-Morris at 11 a.m.
Check out my blog for list of some of the Christmas services at some churches in the area
On December 18th The Bookmobile will be in town on main St. on from 3:45-4 p.m. and the Donnelly fire department meets at 7 p.m. at fire hall
Herman red hatters will meet on Jan 8th at AJ’s in Herman at 9 a.m.
Celebrations: tiger wrestling: Grant County invitational Tigers (2nd) BBE invitational (5th) 160lbs Brady Cardwell (GC) 4th, BBE (5th)
Levin Strand graduated from air force basic training in TX recently
Tiger gymnastics vs. Otters Katie Giese vault 5th Shannon Kill tie for 8th Katie, beam 4th, floor 7th
Death notice: none
Reminder for the latest news, visit my Donnelly news fb page
Past wk., visit to my aunt pearl in her apt in Skyview, st co gen soc. Mtg at library Lauren Sansness  visitation starbuck funeral home his funeral at St John’s starbuck, visited Darlene Christofferson in her home in starbuck, visitation for Lila Watson at Pedersen funeral home, meet and greet for Tim miller at superior industries cookie factory at faith Morris .community dinner and Santa visit in Donnelly, ss program at Kongsvinger. Bible study and advent services AT Gs (w /Eystad’s) holiday train Elbow Lake