Thursday, December 13, 2018

donmnelly news

Dec 15th-21st

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: well the temps have moderated some this week, and we have seen some sunshine.

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Joint services on December 16th at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. with coffee fellowship and Sunday school afterward, on December 23rd, there will be joint services at St John’s at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hr.  No S.S. on December 23rd and 30th
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 “Give cancer the boot” donation containers for the Ryan Winter’s family are available in the back of both churches until late December.

There will be joint Services on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. at St John’s and Christmas Day at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m.

GSLC NEWS: On December 16th the Sunday school kids will present their program during the regularly scheduled service at 9:30 am; Christmas Eve services are at 5 pm Christmas day at 10 a.m.

Advent services conclude on December 18th at 7 p.m.

December 23rd John Swenson from paradise theater will give a presentation “Celebrate the Child” during regular services at 9 a.m.

  Other church news: upcoming activities at Faith Lutheran-Morris include: Sunday school program December 16th at 11 a.m.; the “living nativity” December 24th at 3 and 5 p.m.


The First Lutheran Sunday School program is on December 16th at 4:30 p.m.


On December 3rd I stopped into City center mall to wish Wally McCollar a Happy birthday.

Be sure to look at the new community Christmas tree in the park in Donnelly.

An open house Meet and Greet for: Greta Grace Bothun, daughter of Ryan and Rachel (Werk) Bothun, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today (Saturday), at the Jerry Werk home, 22662 120th St., Herman. Everyone is welcome. She will also be baptized on December 16th during the joint services at Kongsvinger.

An open house bridal shower for Max Feuchtenberger and Gabi Nienhaus will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall on Hwy 9.her grandmother is Geesien (Kruize) Kill a former Donnelly area resident.

Donnelly youth club at St. John's 19th [Wednesday] 4-6 P.M.

Former Donnelly area resident Marge Sherstad of Alexandria passed away on December 7th. Her sister told me there will be no funeral services for her.

Leo Riley of Morris passed away on December 9th he was proceeded in death by his mother Betty Kopel of Donnelly.

Past week visitations for Don Hacker and Audrey Erickson at Pedersen funeral home, Hacker funeral at gslc, a visit to my aunt Pearl at her room at the courage cottage, Morris community worship services at sr. center. SS programs at St John’s and Kongsvinger, bible study at Gs with Eystads, dinner with Pr Mike Hanson and Chuck Spohr at Detoys, lutefisk supper eagles, and advent services GS


Thursday, December 6, 2018

donnelly news

Dec.1st-7th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.

Weather news: the past week has been cloudy and cold with some light snow. Think most farmers in the area are done farming for the year

St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: Joint services on December 9th at ST. John’s. The Sunday school Christmas program practice is before services with the program during the worship services at 9:30 a.m. It will be repeated that evening at Kongsvinger at 5 p.m. with fellowship and refreshments afterward at both churches.

The parish again has hat and mitten and toys for tots’ trees this year in the back of both churches. “Give cancer the boot” donation containers for the Ryan Winter’s family are available in the back of both churches until late December

St. John’s is having a raffle again this year instead of a beef dinner. The drawing will be held at 10:30 am on Dec 9th

GSLC NEWS the Sunday school program will be held during church services on December 16th, services on Christmas Eve are at 5 p.m.; Christmas day at 10 a.m.

  Other church news: upcoming activities at Faith Lutheran-Morris include: the cookie factory December 8th, 9 a.m. – noon; Sunday school program December 16th at 11 a.m.; living nativity December 24th at 3 and 5 p.m.

Cross-eyed will present a Christmas program on December 9th at 3 p.m. at Our Saviors Chokio with refreshments afterward

The First Lutheran Sunday School program is on December 16th at 4:30 p.m.

Lu-Minn will have a Christmas sing-along on December 12th at 6 p.m. at the Christus house Morris
Morris community church will have a potluck supper w/communion today (Saturday) from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Morris Sr. center

Gathering for widows and widowers will be held on December 9 in the basement of Old # 1 at noon

Correction: Herb and Carol Kloos of Donnelly recently became great-grandparents just once in the last couple of weeks.

Jeff Brevig of St Paul passed away on November 28th; survivors include his father Andy Brevig of the Herman/Donnelly area

Don Hacker of Morris passed away on   December 3rd survivors include his son Eugene (Kay Anderson) of Hancock, she is a former Donnelly area resident. His funeral is today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran church-Morris
Gwendolyn Josephine Haack of Hoffman passed away on December 2nd survivors include her sister in law Arlene Gulbrandson of Morris, formerly of the Hoffman/Donnelly area

W. Berdell Skogstad of Hoffman, died on December 4th, survivors include his brother in law Bernard (Barbra Sather) of Fort Meyers Fl. She is a former Donnelly area resident

On December 3rd I stopped into City center mall to wish Wally McCollar a Happy birthday.

Be sure to see the new community Christmas tree in the park in Donnelly

An open house Meet and Greet for Greta Grace Bothun, daughter of Ryan and Rachel (Werk) Bothun, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Jerry Werk home, 22662 120th St., Herman. Everyone is welcome.

Alyssa Marie Wittnebel, daughter of Bart and Kelly Wittnebel of Nassau, and Thomas William Holland, son of Joe and Linda Holland of Donnelly, are happy to announce their engagement.

Past week visitations for Deb Henrichs, John Delong, Arven Graff at the funeral home, their funerals at St Paul’s Lutheran, Morris; Morris E Free church and Kongsvinger, Briggs library 50th anniversary, Parade of Lights Glenwood; SCHS open house, museum; bazaar, Sr. center, KLCW Advent Brunch Kong. Santa day at the community hall, umm rep tip night at Pizza Ranch, bible study and advent services at Gs w/Eystad’s, helped with Naps at sr. center


Friday, November 30, 2018

donnnelly news

Dec.1st-7th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news: well a somewhat lovely day on Fri. meant that a lot of snow melted but most other days have been cold. See there are still a few cornfields to be harvested yet in the area
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services on December 2nd at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour and Sunday school Christmas program practice. Joint services on December 9th at St. John’s with Sunday school Christmas program practice before services and the program will be presented during the worship services. It will be repeated that evening at Kongsvinger at 5 p.m. with fellowship and refreshments afterward at both churches.
November is food shelf month; donation carts are available in the narthex of both churches for nonperishable food items, the parish again has a hat and mitten tree and toys for tots this year. “Give cancer the boot” donation containers for the Ryan Winter’s family are available in the back of both churches until late December
There will be a poinsettia garden at both churches again this year contact the Parish office for more info

Sunday school Christmas program practice will be on December 2nd after church at Kongsvinger December 5th from 4-5:30 p.m. and December 9th from 8:45 a.m. -9:20 p.m. at ST. John’s. The program will be presented on December 9th during services at 9:30 at ST. John’s and at 5 p.m. at Kongsvinger with fellowship and refreshments to follow both programs.
St. John’s is having a raffle again this year instead of a beef dinner. For more info or to purchase a ticket contact the parish office
GSLC NEWS advent services start on December 5th at 7 p.m.

  Other church news: faith Lutheran Sunday school program December 16th 11 a.m., cookie factory December 8th 9 a.m. noon living nativity December 24th 3 and 5 p.m.
Cross-eyed will present a Christmas program on December 9th at 3 p.m. at Our Saviors Chokio with refreshments afterward
The First Lutheran S.S. program is on December 16th at 4:30 p.m.
Santa will be in town on December 2nd at the hall at 2 p.m. come early and help welcome him to town, there will be treats Christmas cookies, cider coffee and apple juice for everybody
Pedersen funeral home’s “A Time to Remember” service will be held on December 2nd at 2 p.m. at the funeral home
Gathering for widows and widowers will be held on December 9 in the basement of Old # 1 at noon
Herman red hatters meet on December 3rd at 9 a.m. at AJ’s Herman; bring a Christmas gift bought at AJ’s $2 limit
On December 1st Stevens county historical society open house is from 9 a.m. –noon at the museum and open house at Morris senior center 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
I have three death notices this week Deb Heinrichs of Morris passed away on  November 22nd survivors include her husband, former Donnelly area resident, Rollie Henrichs of Morris, John Delong of Morris formerly of Donnelly passed away on November 25th, Arven Graff of Morris, formerly of the Donnelly area passed on November 24th.


Past week thanksgiving services at GSLC w/Eystads miss Morris/Miss Midwest black Friday craft vendor show at grand hotel earl & grace stueck 70th wedding aniv. Celebration WWv deb Heinrich visitation Pedersen funeral home and her funeral at St. Paul Lutheran church, holocaust presentation schs, helped with advent decorating at Kongsvinger

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

donnelly news

Nov 24th-30th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Mana Takk to my loyal readers out there
Weather news: several inches of snow and some cold temps the past week have made it feel very winter like around here. I think most farmers in the area have got their crops harvested and fall fieldwork done.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: there will be joint services at ST.  John’s on November 25th at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour, no Sunday School; at on December 2nd at Kongsvinger at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour and Sunday school
Services will be broadcast on the radio (KMRS) at 11 a.m. on November 25th
November is food shelf month; donation carts are available in the narthex of both churches for nonperishable food items, the parish again has a hat and mitten tree and toys for tots this year. “Give cancer the boot” donation containers for the Ryan Winter’s family are available in the back of both churches until late December
There will be a poinsettia garden at both churches again this year contact the Parish office for more info
Advent decorating will take place on November 28th starting with a pizza supper at 6 p.m.
Sunday school practice will be on December 2nd after church at Kongsvinger December 5th from 4-5:30 p.m. and December 9th from 8:45 a.m. -9:20 p.m. at ST. John’s. The program will be presented on December 9th during services at 9:30 at ST. John’s and at 5 p.m. at Kongsvinger with fellowship and refreshments to follow both programs.
GSLC NEWS advent services start on December 5th at 7 p.m.

  Other church news:
Pedersen funeral home’s “A Time to Remember” service will be held on December 2nd at 2 p.m. at the funeral home
Gathering for widows and widowers will be held on December 9 in the basement of Old # 1 at noon
Herman red hatters meet on December 3rd at 9 a.m. at AJ’s Herman; bring a Christmas gift bought at AJ’s $2 limit
Kalevi Kai Torma was born November 12, 2018, at Stevens Community Medical Center to Andrea and Joha Torma of Morris, MN. Kalevi weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Becky Bergstrom of Donnelly, MN and Sharon Torma of Hancock, MN. Great-grandmother is Irene Strand of Morris, MN.
Walter “Sonny” Schwendemann, of Starbuck, passed away on November 19th survivors include his brother in law Andy Brevig of the Herman, Donnelly area
The Threshing bee royalty was part of the parade of lights in Morris on November 15th
It has been some time since I have shared my contact info 11 e 9th Morris aeandersatfedtel.net Ph. 585-6435 h 288-8693 c
Past wk. Parade of lights Morris, visit my aunt Pearl at her room in the courage cottage, turkey bingo –Donnelly, movie “I can only imagine Starbuck,” Freaky Friday the musical at the MAES concert hall, annual mtg GS, fall festival at Kong.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

donnelly news

Nov 17th-23rd
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
Weather news well the past week has been winter-like with several inches of snow, cold temps and brisk winds. There are still a few corn fields out there,  needing harvesting yet, and some fields requiring some fall tillage to be finished too. Talked to my former renter he said they had good yields this year as I am writing this (Wednesday evening) we had a beautiful day and is supposed to be nice again tomorrow Thursday
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: On November 18th at 9:30 a.m. there will be joint services at Kongsvinger followed by S.S. which will meet in the church basement (no coffee hour due to the fall festival) there will be joint services at St. John’s November 25th at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour NO s.s.
Kongsvinger fall festival is on November 18th at the parish hall from 11a.m.-1 p.m. on the menu is grilled pork chops, baked potatoes, candied carrots rolls, etc.  With lots of Scandinavian goodies for sale too; tickets are available at the door.  In preparation for the festival, there will be a lefse making day today (Saturday) at 9 a.m.
Thanksgiving eve services November 21st at 7 p.m. at St John’s
There will be a poinsettia garden at both churches again this year, contact the Parish office for more info
GSLC NEWS:  annual meeting on November 18th following services followed by a potluck dinner
Thanksgiving services November 21st at 7 p.m.
No S.S. on November 25th

  Other church news: most churches in the area will have Thanksgiving eve services on Nov.21 (federated Nov.20th)
Donnelly fire department meets on November 19th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
No more community club meetings until next year will have details about Santa day in future columns
Former Donnelly resident Howard Larson and his wife Theresa of Idaho recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary
An open house baby shower for the upcoming addition to the Alissa (Melberg) and Kirby Sayles family will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today (Saturday), at the Morris Senior Center. All are welcome. Her parents are Jay Melberg, Penny Melberg; grandparents Audrey and Nancy Henrichs
Margret Kramer of Herman passed away on November 9th survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Joyce Kramer of Morris
Brian Moser of Morris passed away on October 31st; survivors include his brother Tim (Kim) Moser of Donnelly and their family

Past wk. Eliane Puhl funeral at the Pedersen funeral home –Morris Milt Anderson funeral, St Cloud, mission fest, Adult Ed, and bible study at GS (w Eystad’s) meatball supper at Faith

Thursday, November 8, 2018

donnelly news

Nov 10th-16th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This issue is in loving memory of my aunt Mable van Olst who passed away on November 10th, 2002
Weather news as I am writing this we have had several days of cold, rain, snow a reminder winter is not far away.  Most of the corn in the area has been harvested lot of fall tillage work has been done too
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at St John's on November 11th with a coffee hour and Sunday school to follow services. There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on November 18th at 9:30 a.m. followed by S.S. which will meet in the church basement (no coffee hr. due to fall festival)
Kongsvinger fall festival on November 18th at the parish hall from 11a.m.-1 p.m. on the menu is grilled pork chops baked potatoes candied carrots rolls etc.  With lots of Scandinavian goodies for sale tickets available at the door.  In preparation for the festival, there will be a lefse making day today (Saturday) at 9 a.m. and on the 14th at 4 p.m. (not 4 a.m. as the newsletter calendar says)
0n 11/11 at 11 a.m. the church bells will ring at both churches in observance of the 100th aniv of the end of WW1
Thanksgiving eve services November 21st at 7 p.m. at St John’s
GSLC NEWS: Pr Erick Sorenson and Dan Price will be at Gs to share about the ministry of Epiphany Lutheran Church in New York today (Saturday) at 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving services November 21st at 7 p.m.

  Other church news:
There will be a meatball supper at Faith-Morris November 14th starting at 4:30 p.m.

Burgers, Blessing, and Beverages will not meet again until next year.
Donnelly fire department will have their annual turkey bingo on November 16th at 7 p.m. at the Donnelly Hall.
Dfd meets on November 12 and 18th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
No more community club meetings until next yr. will have details about Santa day in future columns
Eliane (Kling) Puhl of Donnelly passed away on November 5th
Former Donnelly area resident Milt Anderson of St. Cloud passed away on October 29th. He was a distant relative of mine
Former Donnelly resident Howard Larson and his wife Theresa of Idaho recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary
Donnelly election results: mayor; Dale Ennen; city council; Lana Arnold and Leann Honzay
Jeanne Ennen also won re-election to the county board

Past wk. St, co-gen soc. Mtg. at the library (no more meeting until Mar) a visit to my aunt pearl in her room at the courage cottage. The 4-h soup supper at faith, rep bus tour Douglas county victory office Alex, visiting Harold Rippe at his home in Glenwood made n press open house Morris adult ed at Gs visitation and funeral for Rosie Hanson at messiah Hoffman community meal faith -Morris, bible study at Gs, helped with naps at sr. center, lutefisk dinner 1st Lutheran Morris

Thursday, November 1, 2018

donnelly news

Nov 3rd -9th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This issue is in loving memory of my dad who passed away on October 31st, 2005.
Weather news: Several nice sunny days this week followed a cold, wet weekend. Farmers are making good progress getting the corn picked and fall tillage done.
St. John's/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at 9:30 a.m. at Kongsvinger November 4th; with a coffee hour and Sunday school to follow services
 On October 28th Aria Peyton Oelke was baptized at Kongsvinger. Parents Jessica (Bergstrom) and Joe Okle, Becky Bergstrom grandmother, Irene strand great-grandmother
0n 11/11 at 11 a.m. bells will be rung at both churches in observance of the 100th aniv of the end of WW1
GSLC NEWS: PR. Horacio Castillo Echeverria will be at Gs to preach and lead adult Ed on Nov 4th. He is working to rise up pastors, in Mexico and Nicaragua
Pr Erick Sorenson and Dan Price will be at Gs to share about the ministry of Epiphany Lutheran Church in New York on November 10th at 4 p.m.
Rosie Hanson grandmother of Pr Mike Hanson passed away on October 31st

  Other church news: Scandinavian heritage festival (lutefisk supper) at First Lutheran-Morris on November 7th at the church starting at 3:30 p.m.
There will be a meatball supper at Faith-Morris November 14th starting at 4:30 p.m.

Burgers, Blessing, and Beverages will not meet again until next year.
Donnelly City council meets today at 4 p.m. at city hall
On the ballot in Donnelly are two council seats and the mayor’s office up for election in Donnelly on November 6th. Mail-in ballots only this year for Donnelly and surrounding area
Former Donnelly area resident Gary Windom of Newburg Oregon, Passed away on October 21st. Local survivors include his uncle and Aunt Les Cin of Glenwood and Irene Strand of Morris

Past wk.: the family fun night at Niemackl Lake Park, wmstr annual meeting Hawley Lutheran, lrta annual meeting-Dalton, Stearns county pioneer show –Albany, adult ed at Gs, Dave Hughes meet and greet at Morris library, bible study at GS, community Halloween party in Donnelly